News & Notes


3rd Grade Cardinals


Curriculum at a Glance!


BIG Ideas

I Can…


  • Reader’s Workshop routines

  • Citing textual evidence

  • Character analysis

  • Main idea and supporting details

  • demonstrate effective independent reading behaviors

  • respond to questions in writing using evidence from a text

  • describe characters by their traits

  • identify main ideas and supporting details

  • correctly read and use vocabulary in a text

  • use illustrations to understand the text


  • Writer’s Workshop routines

  • personal narratives

  • writing for a purpose

       write a small moment/narrative   reflecting on a person     or place with elaboration

     use strategies previously learned and apply them to           new entries


  • subtraction strategies

  • telling time

  • area & perimeter

  • subtract within 1,000

  • find the difference between 2- & 3- digit numbers

  • solve story problems that involve removal and comparison

  • Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes

  • find the area & perimeter of a 2 dimensional figure

Science/ Social Studies

  • Landforms and water features

  • compare the structures of Earth’s saltwater, freshwater, and land features using models or three-dimensional diagrams



3rd Grade Cardinals


Updates & Reminders

Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival is on Friday, October 9th, from 4:00-7:00pm. This year we will have new inflatables, carnival games, mini golf, a dunk tank, fire truck, hayride, raffle baskets, used book sale, tasty food vendors, a separate play area just for the preschoolers, and more. Unlimited passes for kids are on sale for $10! We look forward to seeing you at the most important fundraiser of the year!

Urban Trail Field Trip

Please remember to return your child’s permission slip and $2 for our field trip--which is quickly approaching. We will meet downtown at Pack Square around 9:45am on Tuesday, October 13th, so feel free to meet us there with your walking shoes! We would love to have you come with us!

First Quarter Conferences

We are looking forward to meeting with families to discuss students’ progress in the first few weeks of third grade! Please watch for communication from your child’s teacher and schedule a time that is convenient for you. Thank you in advance for taking time out of busy schedules to participate in your student’s education!

Important Dates

Oct. 8th: Early Release @ 12:30

Oct. 9th: Fall Festival, 4-7pm--See you there!!

Oct. 13th: Urban Trail Field Trip

Oct. 15th: Reading Information Session, 8:15am & 5:30pm

Oct. 21st: End of first quarter

Oct. 22nd: Math Information Session,  8:15am & 5:30pm

Oct. 26th, 27th: Teacher Work Days-No School!

Nov. 5th: STEAM Night @ 5:30

Classroom Wish List

  • playdough

  • foam trays (rectangular meat trays)

  • color copy paper

  • whiteboard cleaner

  • Ticonderoga pencils

  • small prizes (no edibles) for prize box

  • gently used board games & puzzles

FES Contact Information:

Fairview Elementary School

1355 Charlotte Hwy

Fairview, NC 28730