• May Newsletter

    Posted by Jolyne O'Brien on 4/28/2023 7:00:00 AM
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  • November Newsletter

    Posted by Jolyne O'Brien on 11/7/2022


    Upcoming Events:

    *PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES THIS WEEK: Please find the reminder for your scheduled conference this week. 

    *Annual Giving Tree forms are due Nov. 10 to the office or your classroom teacher. 

    *Thank you to everyone who came for the Lunch and Learn. 

    *We are needing kleenex in the classroom. Please send 1 box in with your child. 

    *Please continue to read for 30 minutes each night. 


    This month we are reading nonfiction articles focusing on main idea and identifying supporting details. In addition, we are completing a writing project by creating a magazine article while including text features to aid in comprehension. The PTA purchased nonfiction Time for Kids articles for our class this year to use as mentor texts and learn about our global world.


    Retakes Thurs. Nov. 10

    Early Dismissal Thurs. Nov. 10 @ 11:00

    No School Fri. Nov. 11

    *LADY GRIZ GAME: Nov. 15. Please ask  your child if they signed up for a lunch from home.

    Please do not hesistate to contact me for any questions or concerns. jaobrien@mcpsmt.org 

    Math students are working on becoming fluent in multiplication strategies such as creating equal groups, skip counting, and fact families with the commutative property for 6,7,8,9. Please continue practicing addition, subtraction,  and multiplication facts/games at home.

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  • September Newsletter

    Posted by Jolyne O'Brien on 9/30/2022

    O’Brien’s Classroom Newsletter

    Month: September

    Lowell Mission: Empowering Lowell Leaders to Achieve Everywhere

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    Upcoming Events


    3rd grade is off to a beautiful start to the year. I have truly enjoyed seeing old friends and new faces and getting to know each one this week. 


    If you have a water bottle, please send one in for your child.  Staying hydrated is vital to brain power. Also, we have snack every afternoon provided by MCPS. It’s usually a fruit or vegetable. If you want to send in a separate one, please make sure it’s a healthy choice. 


    ***If you are not receiving messages VIA blackboard, please email me asap!

    **Please do not hesitate to call or email any questions or concerns.


    Our Learning Focus

    English Language Arts

    This month we are focusing on asking and answering questions in our stories. We are also focusing on character’s actions and motivation and how they contribute to the sequence of the story. In writing, we will begin writing personal and imaginative  narratives focusing on organization,  strong openings and conventions. 



    I can add and subtract within 1000 to solve one and two-step word problems. 


    Specials Schedule

    A Weeks: Art

    B Weeks: PE and Library

    C Weeks: Music


    Contact Information

    Email Address:jaobrien@mcpsmt.org

    Phone Number: 728-2400 ext. 4416

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