Christine Millhausen

first week news

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Last Note for the Year:  As we head into the last week of school obviously there will be no homework.  I do strongly encourage that the children find time to read and continue to practice their Math Facts over the summer.

As stated previously, I will be sending home many of the workbooks we have used this year.  Please don’t feel it’s imperative to complete or do them but it wouldn’t hurt. (A few of the children requested to bring them home, and it made me so proud!:)

Please continue to check your child’s planner nightly and the school’s website for any changes in this week’s exciting activities !  Looking forward to a great last week of school.  I have really enjoyed teaching all of your children this year.  Their energy and competitive spirits kept me on my toes, and I really did look forward to seeing all of them each and every day!

May 29th:  Please if you have not done set yet send in the permission slips for the Bike Rally/ Activity Day on June 4th ASAP.  Second notices will be sent home tomorrow in case anyone needs another copy! 🙂

Last Few Weeks… week of May 28th: It’s scary to think the school year is almost over!  From now on there will be no formal nightly homework.  Please have the students continue to practice their multiplication facts and read.  ( I told them they can practice their facts in their heads while riding their bikes, brushing their teeth. It doesn’t have to be written)

-Please check their planners and school website for any changes in schedules or special events.

  • May 29th and June 5th- will be Jean Days. Please bring in a $ those days to wear jeans and help a family in need.
  • I will also be sending home the students workbooks over the next few weeks.  There will be no formal assignments, but I didn’t want to just throw them away and waste them.  They would be great practice and reinforcement for the children to use if you choose to do so.


Quick Note: The children may wear red, white and blue tomorrow, May 23rd, in honor of our Memorial Day activities.  Please no jeans!  Thank you and enjoy the long weekend. 🙂

Homework Week of May 20th:

Monday: Read chapter 13 of Charlotte’s Web then please complete the questions in the packet.

Tuesday: Multiplication and Division Worksheet

  • Please continue to find time to briefly practice Multiplication/ Division facts and read independently.  These are both very important skills that the children will need as they move into the upper elementary grades.(It’s slowly sneaking up on us and happening sooner than we think)  🙂


Quick Notes Week of May 13th:  This week the children will need to complete a reading log.  The reading log is due Monday, May 20th and they will need to read and complete the log 4 times.  Please note the use of full sentences, punctuation and capitalization will affect the students’ grades.  Also please be aware the internet is and has been down in my classroom.  I’ll try to respond to any emails as quickly as possible, but if you need to get in touch with me ASAP please feel free to send in a note or call the school.  I apologize for any inconvenience!!!

In preparation for the Arts Festival on Thursday, 5/9 please make sure that your child/children wear sneakers to school daily.  They will also need to bring their recorders everyday as well.

Instead of our usual homework I just gave the students some basic tasks to complete this week.  I know that the end of the school year is very busy and don’t want to burden any one, but I do feel it’s very important for the children to have some responsibility in completing tasks on a nightly basis. (Please note I will be handing this worksheet out to the students on Monday.  If they would like to get a head start on any of these assignments they’re more than welcome to.  I won’t accept any work until the due date.  They may keep early completed assignments in their class work folder if they choose.)

Thank you for your understanding and support on helping our children succeed to their greatest ability! 🙂


Homework Week of May 6th Please complete one task each night.  Please hand in this paper and any written assignments on the day that it is due!  Thank you 🙂


Monday: Practice your multiplication tables for 5 minutes.  Parents please sign here _______________

Tuesday: Please write the official heading in cursive 2x.  You may write it once on the front of the paper and once on the back of the paper. You make up a title

First and last name                                  date


Wednesday: Please read a book of your choice for 20 minutes.  Write the names of 2 characters and 2 traits for each character.

Thursday:  Smile and do your best at the Arts Festival.  Wahoo Team Millhausen!!!

Friday: Practice your multiplication tables for 5 minutes. Parents please sign here_____________

Saturday:  Have fun!

Sunday:  Make sure to give your mom, aunt, sister, cousin her gift. J

The children will have music on Friday, May 3rd in order to practice for the upcoming Arts Festival.  Please make sure that they students bring in their recorder and music folder for tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd.

Quick Note 4/29:  In preparation for the NYS Math Test this week we’ll be having a jersey day tomorrow, Tuesday 4/30.  Just like with the ELA Test we’ll have a little pep rally in the classroom.  All students may wear a jersey of their choice tomorrow. 🙂 

-Permission slips for the Sugar Shack are due no later than Thursday, May 2nd, please!

Homework Week of April 29th:  There will be no formal written homework assignments this week since the students will be taking the NYS Math Assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make an effort to have the children eat a “good” breakfast before they come to school and have a restful night sleep.  Also if you could possibly make sure your child has two #2 pencils that would be greatly appreciated!  My classroom stash is running a little low these days. 🙂


Homework Week of April 22nd: Welcome Back!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter and break.  Please continue to practice Multiplication Facts with your children at home.

Instead of nightly assignments the children will have to complete a reading log this week that is due 4/29.  They should read for 30 minutes then complete the log.  Please make sure they use complete sentences and may use helpful words like first, then, next, last.

Please be advised we will be attending a play at Massena HS on Thursday 4/ 25 and Friday 4/26 will be early dismissal due to the gala on Saturday.


4/10: I’d like to thank you all for helping out the families in need by contributing to our Jean Days!  Please be advised the permission slip and money are due by Thursday, April 11th.  Thank you 🙂

Quick Note:  Tomorrow, April 10th will be a Jean Day to help out a family in our community in need.  Please bring in $1 to wear Jeans!

-Also Lacrosse Sticks ARE NOT allowed in school.  They may not use them at recess. Thank you 🙂

Homework Week of April 8th:

There will be no formal spelling test this week.  We will focus on our vocabulary words and overall reading strategies.  Please continue to have your children practice Multiplication and Division at home!  These skills are essential to learning Fractions and successfully progressing in the Math Curriculum.  I’d like to commend the many students who have been independently making and practicing their facts with flashcards! 🙂

Nightly Assignments:

Monday: Reading Street Workbook pg. 15

Tuesday: Write a sentence for each vocabulary word.     1. outrun  2. deserts  3.peak  4. depth  5. tides    6. waterfalls  7.average


Please Note:  Our team will be leading the prayer service on Monday, April 8th please join us at 8:45 in the Dining Hall if possible.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday 4/12

I’d like to thank everyone for the birthday treat and all of your help at putting together the basket for the gala.  Wishing everyone a joyous Spring Break and Easter!  Hopefully we will all finally be able to enjoy some spring like weather. 🙂  Safe travels to all leaving the North Country!

Mrs. Millhausen


Jean Day on Friday, April 5th:  As a school we will be having a jean day on Friday.  If you do wear jeans please bring in a $1, or more if you choose, to help out a family  within our community in a time of need. ( This is completely optional, but will be a great way to show how caring our Trinity Family is for those around us)


Just a few quick notes:

Reading Logs are due on April 2nd.  Please make sure that your children are properly completing the assignment.  They should be writing in full sentences and summarizing what they’ve read.  If they aren’t sure how to begin the sentences for their summary they should use words like first, then, next or last.

Please continue to have children practice their Multiplication facts at home.   I’m proud to say that many of them have independently decided to use their study hall time to create index cards and practice their Math Facts without being prompted to do so. 🙂

There will be no formal homework the week of April 1st since the students will be taking the NYS ELA Assessment.  Please try to make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and eats breakfast in the morning before arriving at school.  We will be taking the test first thing in the morning.

I’d like to thank you all for helping out with the basket for the gala.  I’m looking forward to seeing what we can create in the end for the auction.  I really appreciate the assistance!

We will also be having a jersey day on Monday, April 1st.  This will wrap up our March Madness and we want to make sure we have on “our game faces” so we can beat this test as a team next week!

April Birthdays:  Jordyn 4/5 🙂

April 12th– Give Back Day. No School(Please look at the calendar on the website because this is subject to change)

April 13th-April 22nd EASTER BREAK – Have a wonderful vacation!

There will be early dismissal on April 26th in preparation for the Gala on April 27th.

As always thank you for your support!

🙂 Mrs. M.

Homework Week of March 25th:

Like last week the children’s nightly assignment will be to complete the weekly reading log.  The children should write 3 sentences about what they read for each day they fill out the log.  I’m really trying to have them focus on taking their time when completing the task, because many of them are leaving out punctuation and capitalization.  These are 2 skills that I know the students are aware of.  Also please continue to have the students practice their overall Math Facts a few times throughout the week.

Thank you for your support in helping our children succeed! 🙂

A Few Notes:  I’m looking forward to what we can create as a class for the Gala.  Any ideas or contributions are more than welcome.  Let’s show everyone how great our 3rd grade team can be!

The week of April 1st will be the New York State ELA Assessment.  Please make sure the children get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast before arriving at school.  More information will be sent home as the date comes closer.


Homework Week of March 18th: 

Please continue to practice Multiplication facts and general Math facts with your children at home.  These skills are imperative to continue to successfully progress in the curriculum.  🙂


1)Reading Log is due on Tuesday 3/19.  2)Like last week this week’s homework will be a reading log.  The reading log should be kept in the return to school side your child’s take home folder, and should be handed in on March 26th.

Monday, 3/18- No School for students (Teacher Workday in Watertown)

Tuesday, 3/19- St. Joseph’s Day Mass

Thursday, 3/21- Early Dismissal

Friday, 3/22- I do believe there will be no busing this day, but please check the school website for exact specifications


Homework Week of March 11th

** There will be a brief addition, subtraction and multiplication quiz tomorrow, Friday, March 15th.  This quiz will just have the children add and subtract.  This skill is a review from last year and we have been reviewing all week.  The worksheet sent home today would also be excellent practice.**

Please be advised Monday the children have Music.  Please make sure that they bring their recorder and folder to school! 🙂 Thank you

The homework for the remainder of March will be the completion of a weekly reading log.  Due to  the busy schedule of March we will be taking a brief break on doing weekly Spelling units and focusing more on the overall review and use of ELA/Reading skills throughout the curriculum.   I do ask that you please make sure your child is reading and filling out the reading log to his or her best ability.  The logs will be send home weekly and the children will have to read 4 out of the 7 nights within one week.  The logs will be in their take home folders and to be kept on the “return to school side.”  Also please check your child’s take home folder for information about this year’s basket for the gala.

As always thank you for your continued assistance and support!

🙂  Mrs. M


Homework Week of March 4th:  Please continue to practice Multiplication Tables with your children at home.  We are continuing on to Division and Fractions and it’s imperative they know their Multiplication Tables for them to continue to progress as well as they have been.  Thank you 🙂  Also please be advised this week’s Spelling words are the same from last week.  They should be written in your child’s planner on February 25th.

Nightly Assignments:  Please be aware homework is subject to change.

Monday:  Spelling Test Friday

Practice Multiplication Facts for 15 minutes

Tuesday:  Write each spelling word and then write the meaning of the word

Wednesday: Spelling ABC order

Thursday: Spelling Test tomorrow

Please check your child’s take home folder nightly for the schedule of all the Lent Activities.  This will be a busy month!  

Homework Week of February 25:

I hope everyone had a fun and restful break.  This week’s spelling words will be a few new and a few review words.  This will be a 2 week unit and there will not be a formal Spelling test this Friday.  We’ll be focusing on the meaning of prefixes and suffixes and how they change the meaning of the base word.   Also instead of the usual homework this week I will be assigning nightly reading and brief comprehension activities.  The children may choose a book that interests them.  On Monday we will review ways to find a “just right book.”  In Math we will be continuing Multiplication and beginning to see how it correlates with Division.  Please continue to practice Multiplication Facts at home because it will make Division and Fractions much easier for the children to understand in the future.

~ Also please be aware the children now have an assignment to practice their recorders nightly.  Please make sure that they bring their recorders and practice journal for every Day 5 on a weekly basis.~

Thank you for all of your help, as always!

Nightly Assignments:

Monday:  Read for 20 minutes then write the names of 2 characters and write 2 traits for each character.

Tuesday: Read for 20 minutes then tell the plot.  Use the words first, next, then and last.

Wednesday: Read for 20 minutes then sketch what you’ve read about.  Make sure to include the characters, setting and what the characters are doing(plot).


Spelling words: 1. beautiful  2. cheerful  3.spotless  4. illness  5.safely  6. daily  7.unknown  8.unload  9.rewrite  10.recall  11.mistake  12. misspell