• Welcome to Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Learning for the Future:  Every One, Every Way, Every Day
  • Proud member of the Georgia/Alabama School District

Mailing Address

  • Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Bldg 21037, Red Cloud Road
  • P.O. Box 620279
  • Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Principal: Dr. Vicki Gilmer

Phone: (334) 255-1607

Fax: (770) 268-7482

What's Happening in Room 321 Mrs. L.H.'s Class

Visit our Third Grade Page to see information common to all 3rd grade classes at FRES.

November 18-22, 2013


Our story this week is William's House byGinger Howard.

The story is historical fiction about a man and his family building a new life for themselves in the new world.

Genre: historical fiction- a story that takes place in the past

Vocabulary Strategy: context clues

Comprehension Skill: Ask questions

(ELA standards: Accuracy and Fluency 3E1a.4: Read aloud independently from guided reading level P books that they have
previewed silently on their own, using intonation, pauses and emphasis that
signal the meaning of the text.)

Reading Groups:Students will read the leveled readers associated with our weekly story.

In reading groups, we are using graphic organizers to aid our reading comprehension as we focus on fluency, summarizing, predicting and inferring.

(3E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of
children’s literature. At Grade 3, students read a wide variety of fiction,
such as classic and contemporary literature, historical2013 fiction, fantasy,
science fiction, folklore, mythology, poetry, songs, plays, and other


Our weekly grammar practice consists of learning and identifying parts of speech in a sentence. We also practice capitalization, punctuation, and subject/predicate identification.

(3E2c: English Language Conventions
Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to the 3rd grade level.)


Main Idea and details: We are focusing on writing paragraphs with topic sentences that express the main idea, and three to five sentences of supporting details.

This week's topic: Why I am Proud to be a Military Child.


Our words this week are words with consonant digraphs. ---------------->

(3E2c.8: Spell correctly one-syllable words that have blends (such as walk, play, blend), contractions (such as isn’t, can’t), compounds, common spelling patterns (such as qu-; changing win to winning; changing the ending of the word from –y to –ies to make a plural, such as cherry/cherries), and common
homophones (words that sound the same but have different spelling, such
as hair/hare).


We have Morning Math Warm-Up and an analogy activity each morning. In the afternoons, we use the Pearson curriculum.

Lessons and remedial help are available on-line at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Monday: Topic 4 Assessment

Tuesday: Topic 5-1 Multiplication as repeated addition  HW-5-1 Practice Sheet

Wednesday: Topic 5-2 Arrays and Multiplication

Thursday: Topic 5-3 Using Multiplication to Compare

Friday: Topic 5-4 Writing Multiplication Stories

(3.M.1g: Explain and solve problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers up to 10,000)


Social Studies

 We are learning about the first Thanksgiving.

3SS1.f: Explain the histories of important local and national landmarks, symbols, and essential documents that create a sense of community among citizens.

Home/School Connection:

Please listen to your child read the Home/School Connection one night each week. It goes home on Tuesday, but is not due until Friday.

This weeks Home/School Connection: John Silver the Pigeon.

Focus: suffixes


  • Read for twenty minutes each night.
  • Read and complete the Home/School Connection one night (due Friday)
  • Spelling City assignments for at least one hour per week.
  • IXL.com for math practice for at least one hour per week.
  • Math as assigned in planner. (Once or twice weekly)


Teacher Contact

  • Phone:  (334) 255-1607

Quote for the Week

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.



Class Rules

  1. Respect yourself and others.
  2. Follow directions and procedures.
  3. Turn in neat work on time.
  4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Speak kindly.

All class and school rules can be summed up by: "Do the right thing."


Our Continuous School Improvement Goals:

All students will improve reading comprehension across the curriculum.

All students will improve problem-solving skills across the curriculum.

  • Spelling Words:
  • William's House





















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