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New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Weekly Updates


Please take a peek at this page often because I update it weekly. On this page you will find a snapshot of our academics for the week and any special announcements or events. 

Updates for the Week of:

April 23rd, 2018



Mill City Museum Field Trip

The green sheet below came home with important information about our field trip. 




Students will have reading next week which means a spelling list and a blue grammar packet will be passed out on Friday. 






Volunteer Appreciation Week

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Don't forget that Grand Person's Night  is on Thursday, April 26th.

  • Open House 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.  

  • Buy One, Get one Free Scholastic Book Fair 3:45 to 5:30 p.m.



No reading next week due to MCA testing. That means no blue packet or spelling list. :) 




The weather in MN can drastically change within a few hours. Students need to bring a jacket to wear out to recess daily. 



MCA CHAMPION! Our class has been listening to Carrie Underwood's song called "The Champion" to help motivate us for the MCA testing. Please help your child get a good night rest next week and have a healthy breakfast. We test for reading Monday through Friday from 10:30-11:30 am. Then we have math starting on the 23rd. 

Please read the letter below with your child before they take the MCA test next week. :) 











4-16-18    Reading MCA Testing -Monday to Thursday 10:30-11:30 am each day 

4-20-18   Mrs. Belanger Sub All Day

4-23-18   Math MCA Testing -Monday to Thursday 10:30-11:30 am each day

4-26-18  Grand Person's Evening 4:15-5:30

5-8-18   3rd Grade Mill City Field Trip 


Reading :

Week 27 (4-23-18)


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Helping Verbs Song 



Friday: Post-test

Students will have a 10 word spelling list.  Visit our Spelling page to find our words and other important information. 

Visit our classroom Spelling City website to play spelling games. 


 Multiplication Strategies


**Remember to practice your addition and subtraction facts at home. As well as telling time! Please remember that your child is NOT graded on their time tests but it is still very important. This is used to measure the progress of their fact fluency.


Check out our math page for helpful videos on math strategies learned in class! It also has a link to websites that we use in class to reinforce concepts.  


At Home Practice: 

Below are resources for additional math practice at home to reinforce concepts learned in class. 

**Keep practicing math addition, subtraction, and MULTIPLICATION facts each week at home. As well as telling time. 


Front Row Math 

Mrs. Belanger's MATH Symbaloo Page 


Social Studies:





We have started a quick review packet of printing and that will last another week or two. Students get a handwriting grade in third grade. Please encourage your child to take their time. There will be times that I will ask students to try it again if I can not read it. I remind them if I have to squint to read it then I will get "Granny wrinkles" so please don't make me squint. :)  After that we will begin with cursive handwriting! I know many students are excited to learn cursive!   

Character Counts Word of the Month:




 Kindness Boomerang Video


Each day we watch a 1 minute Rusty video. Rusty talks about different things to help create a learning community based on healthy relationships, mutal respect, and high achievement. Take a peek at the website if you want to learn more about Rusty.


Hello Families,

I wanted to inform you about Character Education that we will be starting this year.  Every month, as a class, we will discuss and learn about a new, positive character trait.  Students will be encouraged to demonstrate these character traits throughout the time we are learning about each one.  At the end of each month, students who have regularly demonstrated or shown growth in the current character trait will be recognized in front of the class, and hopefully Mr. Pribyl, and presented with a certificate.  The character traits we will be focusing on are:

  1. Respect (September)
  2. Empathy (October)
  3. Kindness (November)
  4. Responsibility (December)
  5. Self-Control (January)
  6. Perseverance (February)
  7. Honesty (March)
  8. Courage (April)
  9. Forgiveness (May)

My goal is to encourage students to positively engage with and treat other students and adults in our school.  These character traits will help students become better problem-solvers and build strong relationships with the people in their lives.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you,

Third Grade Team