Hello Third Graders!!

Check out our Class Clever Page for links to the things we do in class, and a few new treats! Use your computer log-in and add @pwcs-edu.org 

Below is a calendar of suggested activities for the week. A new calendar will be posted every Monday! 

Use the menu to find the standards we've taught so far this year. 

Hope you're well! 

~Mrs. Murphy~

Weekly Activities

Here's this week's activity calendar. You can also download it by clicking "files and documents" on the left. Check back on Monday for new activities! 

week 3.1


Hello to all families! While we are closed for the next few weeks Prince William County is providing free meals 17 locations including Stonewall Middle School, Mullen Elementary School, and Parkside Middle School. Other locations are listed on this website: https://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/prince-william-schools-to-offer-packaged-to-go-meals-at/article_b9ac9550-657b-11ea-acd9-c71646f3cbde.html?fbclid=IwAR1Ucx8VNWgBhwnNWuP_ir5cCrn8ji7di68-nas4Zl92LhuOhc9aKBYKofA

Welcome to third grade!  I am looking forward to another fun year!  

This will be my 7th year teaching, and my second year in 3rd grade.  I enjoy crafting, photography, and spending time with my friends and family. My husband and I travel whenever we can and have seen some amazing places, including most of the Caribbean, London, Paris, Switzerland, Venice, and Rome. We plan to visit Greece in 2021!

This year, our classroom will utilize flexible seating. Each morning, your child will choose which type of seat s/he would like to use for the day. We will have traditional chairs, standing desks, floor pillows, camping chairs, wobble stools, and traditional stools. We will review how to use them safely and appropriately before using them. I encourage students to try new options before repeating one to make sure they are making an informed decision. 

As we learn and grow here at school, I ask that you support your child by asking about his/her day and encouraging him/her to read at home. As important as that is, it's also important to be a child and have fun! Spending time doing things we love is important to maintaining a healthy balance. 

Please reach out to me any time with questions or concerns you may have. I would also love to hear about exciting things you do outside of school! Let's learn and grow together! 

~ Mrs. Murphy

Daily Schedule

8:20 8:30
8:30 8:50   Word Study
8:50 9:20   Language Arts
9:25 10:15   Specials
10:20 11:20   Guided Reading
11:20 11:50   Science/Social Studies
11:50 12:10   Writing
12:10 1:05   Recess/Lunch
1:10 2:20   Math
2:25 2:50   Core Extension
2:55     Dismissal

Specials Rotation

Day 1 Art
Day 2a Library
Day 2b Computer
Day 3 Music
Day 4 PE
Day 5 PE