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Mr. Eames - Grade 3

School Administrative Unit #7 Mission Statement

To prepare every SAU #7 student for success in whatever path they choose.

Week of February 18—22, 2019

I respectfully request that all third grade students plan to arrive in the classroom at 7:55 a.m. daily.  This will allow all students the opportunity to unpack their backpacks, read the daily morning message; and prepare/organize for the official start of their day at 8:10 a.m.  Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to remind all third grade parents that in order to be in compliance with the Colebrook Elementary School Handbook, written notes (explaining the absence) are required to be sent in with all students when they return from an absence from school.  Your diligent cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would also like to remind all third grade parents that I would greatly appreciate your child's assignment book being signed on a nightly basis.  Your diligent cooperation with this is also greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

I would like to encourage all third grade students to wear appropriate attire on a daily basis for outside recess (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.) as we endure the fluctuating weather.

The following topics are planned to be covered in third grade.  (Please note that plans are subject to change without notice based on student interest/need.)

SpellingNo spelling this week due to the President's Day holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019 and CES Winter Carnival activities all day on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Spelling will resume on Monday, March 4, 2019 with Unit 19 ["Suffixes -er, -or, -ess, ist].

Math – Equivalent Fractions [All third grade students need daily practice with all basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.  According to former CES math consultant, Professor Mahesh Sharma, a student knows the math fact if he or she is able to recall the math fact in three seconds or less.]

Reading/Language Arts  Third grade will be taking a break from the Reading Street series due to the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019 and the CES Winter Carnival activities all day on Friday, February 22, 2019.  During their reading time, students will be catching up the weekly Breakfast Serial story "Black Thunder" in the New Hampshire Union Leader as well as work on various convention skills to include irregular plural nouns and possessive pronouns.

All third grade students are encouraged to read twenty minutes each night (Monday—Thursday) and record their time on the "Third Grade Reading Log" calendar in the blue homework folder for the month of February.  All students who participate in this reading incentive will be awarded at the end of the month.  The reading goal for the month of February is to read (or read to someone) twelve times.  Good luck!   Please note that the February reading log is due on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Social Studies/Science – Science Spin (February 2019) "A World of Ice" (Theme ~ Earth Science – Earth Systems//Climate Change) and Scholastic News (February 11, 2019) "I Invented My New Arm" [Topics include . . . (a) "Washington's Secrets Revealed"; (b) "George's Favorite Spot"; (c) "If You Lived in Washington's Time"; (d) This Dog Could Save Your Life!"; (e) "Survival Science – Avalanches"; (f) Can Your Pup Save the Day?"; (g) "My Story: I Make Comic Books!"; (h) "Debate It: Is Playing Video Games a Sport?"; and (i) "Look What Landed on Mars"

Beginning with the 2016—2017 school year, Colebrook Elementary School is continuing the school-wide behavioral initiative known as Positive Interventions and Supports which is better known by the students as STARR (Safety; Tolerance/Acceptance; Responsibility; and Respect).  The behavior matrix for the Be a "STARR" in the Classroom is below.






Four on the floor

plus two.

Give and receive positive/

constructive feedback.

Be attentive and prepared.

Listen when others are speaking.

Use all materials/

equipment safely.

Be accepting of different learning styles.

Complete daily/

homework assignments.

Respect the differences and opinions of others.

Follow classroom rules.

Accept that we learn by mistakes.

Clean up after yourself.

Respect individuality.


In addition to the behavior matrix for the classroom, students are also reviewing behavior matrices for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, and bus.  These matrices will be reviewed periodically throughout the entire school year.  The behavior matrix for the Be a Colebrook Elementary School "STARR" is below.










Four on the floor plus two. 

Use all materials/equipment safely.

Follow classroom rules.

Walk slowly and to the right.

Do not open entry doors for anyone!

Use soap and water for hand washing.  

Keep water in the sink.


Receive permission before leaving the cafeteria.  

Use utensils appropriately.  

 Do not share food due to allergies.

Use equipment properly.

Up ladders, down slides!

Sticks stay on the ground (rocks, snow, mulch).

Sit and stay seated.  

Hands and feet to yourself.  

Keep aisle clear!




Give and receive positive/constructive feedback.

Be accepting of different learning styles. 

Accept that we learn by our mistakes.

Be aware of your surroundings.  

Accommodate the needs of others.


Be patient with others who may need to spend more time using the bathroom.

Respect other students’ privacy and space.

Be polite to those eating around you.

Allow anyone to sit next to you.

Try your food before you toss it!

Include everyone.  

Wait patiently for your turn.

Try new games and play with new friends.


Share your seat.  

Be tolerant of other passengers.

Be patient waiting for your stop.



Be attentive and prepared.

Complete daily/homework assignments.  

Clean up after yourself.

Keep hallway clean!  

Tell an adult of safety issues.


Flush the toilet!

If a toilet or sink is not working, tell an adult so that it can be fixed.

Clean up after yourself.  

Empty trays/utensils in proper locations.  

Use your time wisely.

Use appropriate language.

Take turns.

Respect others’ space (hands/feet to yourself).


Keep the bus clean.  

Be on time!

Board your own bus unless you have a note.



Listen when others are speaking.  

Respect the differences and opinions of others.  

Respect individuality.

Keep hands/feet off walls and students’ work.  

Inside voices.  

Be aware of classes in session.

Place used paper towel in the trash.  

Use only as much paper towel/toilet paper as you need.

Manners matter, in and out of the kitchen.  

Use indoor voices.  

Raise hand for help.

Dress for the weather.  Return equipment.  

Listen and follow adult directions.


Quiet voices.  

Thank your driver.

Be mindful/helpful to younger riders.


Other school-wide initiatives for the 2018—2019 school year continue to include Responsive Classroom, Playworks, and Study Island.  The following links have been provided for your information regarding these additional school-wide initiatives.

Responsive Classroom ~ https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/

Playworks ~ http://www.playworks.org/about

Study Island ~ https://www.studyisland.com/about

The daily specials schedule is below.







12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


8:10—8:55 a.m.

(with Ms. Pearson)



1:15—2:00 p.m.

(with Mrs. Daley)

Remember library books!


10:30—11:15 a.m.

(with Mrs. Parker)

Wear sneakers!


and Coding

12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Ms. Hall)



12:30—1:15 p.m.

(with Mrs. Johnsen)



Monday, February 18, 2019

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Presidents' Day Holiday

Thursday, February 21, 2019 –

¨  The Learn to Swim and Learn to Skate programs are scheduled to conclude for participating students in Grades 2—5 at the North Country Community Recreation Center.  Participating students will be released from classes at approximately 12:30 p.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. in order to meet the regular bus, car rider, and walker dismissals.  Please note that money is not refunded due to disciplinary actions assigned by the school  (of which advanced parent notification will be given) or if a child is sick.  Non-participating students will participate in activities at the school. [This date is a rescheduled date from Thursday, January 24, 2019 due to rain.]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

¨  National School Breakfast Week sheets are due to the CES cafeteria today.  If you need an additional sheet, please contact me at reames@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 204 or Debbie Boivin (Food Service Director) at dboivin@abbygroup.net or at (603) 237- 4801, ext. 217 or by cell at (603) 686-2795.

Friday, February 22, 2019

¨  Colebrook Elementary School Winter Carnival  ~ The carnival schedule for students in grades 3—5  is as follows . . . gym activities [8:30—10:00 a.m.]; classroom activities [10:00—10:45 a.m. and 10:45—11:30 a.m.]; and Colebrook Faculty Talent Show at the Tillotson Center [1:00—2:30 p.m.]

¨  Third quarter progress reports will be sent home with only the students who are failing (below 70) or in danger of failing (below 75) in language arts, math, science or social studies.

Monday, February 25, 2019—Friday, March 1, 2019 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Winter Recess

Monday, March 4, 2019 –

¨  CES Staff and students return to school today.

¨  Annual Read Across America Week begins to celebrate the life and contributions of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss).  [Activities throughout the week include green eggs and ham for breakfast on Monday, March 4, 2019; Foxy Sox Day (wearing wild and crazy socks) on Thursday, March 7, 2019; guest readers throughout the week (If you would like to visit CES during this week and be a guest reader, please contact me at reames@csd.sau7.org or at 603) 237-4801, ext. 204.), and random reading buddies during the monthly advisory time on Friday, March 8, 2019 (10:00—10:30 a.m.).

Monday, March 4, 2019—Friday, March 8, 2019 –

¨  National School Breakfast Week Monday, March 4, 2019—Friday, March 8, 2019.  CES parents are invited to join their child(ren) for breakfast (7:30—7:55 a.m.) providing that a "RSVP" sheet was returned by Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  All inquiries regarding National School Breakfast Week may be forwarded to Debbie Boivin (Food Service Director) at dboivin@abbygroup.net or at (603) 237- 4801, ext. 217 or by cell at (603) 686-2795.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 –

¨  The Colebrook School District will be holding its annual meeting regarding the 2019—2020 budget beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the CES Cafeteria.  All inquiries regarding this meeting can be forwarded to Mr. Bruce Beasley (SAU #7 Superintendent of Schools) at bbeasley@sau7.org or at (603) 237-5571, ext. 15.

Friday, March 8, 2019 –

¨  CES School-Wide Advisory Day (10:00—10:30 a.m.)  The theme for March's school-wide advisory is collaboration which will involve random reading buddies in celebration of the annual Read Across America Week.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

¨ Daylight Saving Time Begins — Turns clocks ahead one hour.

Monday, March 11, 2019—Friday, March 15, 2019 –

¨  Traveling Art Exhibit featuring Famous Masters will be on display at Colebrook Elementary School [Cafeteria Foyer].  All inquiries regarding this traveling art exhibit may be forwarded to Mrs. Johnsen [CES/CA Art Educator] at mjohnsen@csd.sau7.org or at (603) 237-4801, ext. 301.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

¨  CES Curriculum Fair — 6:00—7:00 p.m. [CES Cafeteria/Cafeteria Foyer/Library]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

¨ First Day of Spring (Spring offficially arrives at 5:58p.m. in the Northern Hemisphere.)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 –

¨ Final Early Release Day for the 2018—2019 School Year ~ 12:00 p.m. Student Dismissal

Friday, March 22, 2019 –

¨  NO SCHOOL ~ Administrative Day for SAU #7 professional/paraprofessional staff

Friday, April 5, 2019 –

¨  CES School-Wide Advisory Day (10:00—10:30 a.m.)  The theme for April's school-wide advisory is Card Games.

¨  Third quarter grades close today.  [Third quarter report cards are scheduled to be sent home with students on Friday, April 12, 2019.)

Monday, April 8, 2019 –

¨  Fourth (and final) quarter of the 2018—2019 school year begins today.