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Hello!  My name is Matthew Klemme.  This 2019-2020 school year will be my 5th year teaching.  I grew up and went to college here in Minnesota.  I attended Crown College for my BA in elementary education and a middle school science emphasis.  I then worked in Arizona for two years.  After that, my wife and I decided to move back to where we call "home" which is here in the snowy Minnesota!  
 
In my free time I enjoy hiking and walking in nature, scuba diving in the summer, and playing guitar in my band.  I am excited to be here in the Athlos community, and excited for this school year in room 243!
 

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Athlos Fun Run

Athlos Fun Run Families,

Our class is having a BLAST preparing for the Athlos Fun Run coming up soon! We've also begun learning how to choose to live with character every day through Booster’s brand new character theme, MindSpark: Wild West. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to compete in character duels, your students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world. Make sure to ask your students what they've learned each day, and together you can watch the story unfold on funrun.com!

Remember, we need your help connecting to sponsors who can make a pledge to help our school! We are raising money to improve our playground, field, and outdoor physical space.  Please make sure all pledges for the Athlos Fun Run are entered on funrun.com. The more pledges we get, the more incentives our class earns on our Pledge-O-Meter.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our school. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great day!

P.S. Make sure to register your child on funrun.com. Search for your school or use our school registration code:
984296

Week of 11.11.19

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  
 
 
The Works Field Trip: 3rd graders are going to the Works Museum on Thursday, November 21st.  We will leave at 8:50am and get back around 1:00pm. The forms were due on Friday, November 8th.  The cost is $14.  You can send a check, cash, or pay online.  Your student may either bring a lunch, or buy a school lunch and it will be in a bag for them.  The form will ask you which one you want. 
 
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We finished our second unit of math.  There are some concepts we will review but we will be starting a new unit introducing fractions.  We will be looking at what a fraction of a whole is, as well as a fraction in groups.  
 
Language Arts:  We are working on our non fiction unit and using text features.  We will be working on how to read non-fiction text and discuss the different text features that help us learn. We will be working on main idea and details of a text.
 
Spelling:
We have finished all our spelling for the first trimester. We won't have words until December. 
 
Social Studies: We finished up our first unit of science and will now switch to social studies.  We will be looking at the first people of America and colonists.  
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 11.4.19

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  
 
 
The Works Field Trip: 3rd graders are going to the Works Museum on Thursday, November 21st.  We will leave at 8:50am and get back around 1:00pm. The forms are due by THIS Friday, November 8th.  The cost is $14.  You can send a check, cash, or pay online.  Your student may either bring a lunch, or buy a school lunch and it will be in a bag for them.  The form will ask you which one you want. 
 
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We are continuing our second unit of math.  We will be finishing up the lessons and reviewing for the test.  We plan to test this Friday if it seems we are ready for it.   We are looking at the order of operations and multiplying by 10s facts and we will continue to practice methods of math, working on word problems, and using multiplication and division with 0-10 facts.
 
Language Arts:  We are working on our non fiction unit and using text features.  We will be working on how to read non-fiction text and discuss the different text features that help us learn. We will also start an expository paragraph about a sea creature. 
 
Spelling:
We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.   Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here: 
  1. knee
  2. lemon
  3. lying
  4. lie
  5. nails
  6. needle
  7. nobody
  8. oar
  9. palace
  10. penny
  11. regular
  12. repeats
  13. sailor
  14. sentence
  15. shining
 
 
Science: We are still working on the science unit on Space, Moon and Sun.  This unit will consist of learning about space, directions, and learning how to take notes and use a textbook for tests. 
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 10.28.19

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  
 
No school for students on 10/28 due to parent/teacher conferences!
 
Parent Teacher Conferences 10/28/19:  We have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 28th.  You can pick a time if you follow this link: https://www.athlosbrooklynpark.org/apps/news/article/1101208
If you have any questions on how to sign up feel free to let me know! 
 
The Works Field Trip: 3rd graders are going to the Works Museum on Thursday, November 21st.  We will leave at 8:50am and get back around 1:00pm. The forms are due by Friday, November 8th.  The cost is $14.  You can send a check, cash, or pay online.  Your student may either bring a lunch, or buy a school lunch and it will be in a bag for them.  The form will ask you which one you want. 
 
We also are looking for parent chaperones, if you are interested, please let me know right away and I will give you more details on it.  
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We are continuing our second unit of math.  This week we are looking at word problems and the vocabulary of different operations.  We are also looking at the order of operations and multiplying by 10s facts.  We will continue to practice methods of math, and working on word problems to know what the question is asking.  
 
Language Arts:  We are starting a new unit on non fiction and using text features.  We will look at non-fiction text, discuss the different text features that help us learn. 
 
Spelling:
We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.   Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here: 
  1.  cautious
  2. caution
  3. cellar
  4. covered
  5. creature
  6. curtain
  7. declared
  8. declare
  9. distance
  10. distant
  11. explain
  12. floated
  13. ghost
  14. holiday
  15. holy
 
 
Science: We are now starting our first unit of science on Space, Moon and Sun.  This unit will consist of learning about space, directions, and learning how to take notes and use a textbook for tests.
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 10.21.19

I hope you are enjoying your MEA weekend!  
 
 
 
Bingo For Books:  October 22nd 5:30-7:00pm:  We have our bingo for books day.  I will post a flyer with more information on our webpage. But it is a fun night to have cookies and play bingo.  if you win you pick a book!
 
Parent Teacher Conferences 10/28/19:  We have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 28th.  You can pick a time if you follow this link: https://www.athlosbrooklynpark.org/apps/news/article/1101208
If you have any questions on how to sign up feel free to let me know! 
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We are starting our second unit of math.  It is continuing math facts, and adding 6s, 7s, and 8s.  We will continue to practice methods of math, and working on word problems to know what the question is asking.  
 
Language Arts:  We are learning about poetry terms and writing narrative writing. Later on in the week we will start a new unit on non fiction and using text features.
 
Spelling:
We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.   Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here: 
  1.  whole
  2. hole
  3. address
  4. request
  5. raise
  6. August
  7. struck
  8. getting
  9. get
  10. don't
  11. Thursday
  12. Saturday
  13. admission
  14. canoe
  15. captain
Since we have MEA weekend this week we won't test these words until the following Friday (October 25th) 
 
 
Science: We are now starting our first unit of science on Space, Moon and Sun.  This unit will consist of learning about space, directions, and learning how to take notes and use a textbook for tests.
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your long weekend!
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 10.14.19

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  
 
MEA No School Thu-Fri October 17th and 18th: This week we only have 3 days of school (Monday-Wednesday).  Thursday and Friday there is no school for MEA weekend.
 
Parent Teacher Conferences 10/28/19:  We have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 28th.  You can pick a time if you follow this link: https://www.athlosbrooklynpark.org/apps/news/article/1101208
If you have any questions on how to sign up feel free to let me know! 
 
Bingo For Books:  October 22nd 5:30-7:00pm:  We have our bingo for books day.  I will post a flyer with more information on our webpage. But it is a fun night to have cookies and play bingo.  if you win you pick a book!
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We are starting our second unit of math.  It is continuing math facts, and adding 6s, 7s, and 8s.  We will continue to practice methods of math, and working on word problems to know what the question is asking.  
 
Language Arts: We will finish our lessons on comparing and contrasting stories.  We will then go into poetry terms and narrative writing.
 
Spelling:
We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.   Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here: 
  1.  whole
  2. hole
  3. address
  4. request
  5. raise
  6. August
  7. struck
  8. getting
  9. get
  10. don't
  11. Thursday
  12. Saturday
  13. admission
  14. canoe
  15. captain
Since we have MEA weekend this week we won't test these words until the following Friday (October 25th) 
 
 
Social Studies:  We are finishing up the unit of geography.  This will be about land, water, weather, climate, earth's resources, and human interaction.  We may start our next unit which will be space science.
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your weekend! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up!  They will be held on Monday, October 28th, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. 
 
The website to pick a time went up online this week. The link on this post will take you to where to sign up, and instructions on how to do that.  If it is not working for you, please let me know and we can find a time that is open.  
 
 
 
Thanks! 
 
-Mr. Klemme
 

Week of 10.7.19

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  
 
Colder Weather:  We have colder weather here, and we are asking to make sure to bring the correct attire.  Please make sure students have jackets or sweatshirts if it is below 50 degrees outside.  
 
 
Math: We will continue our multiplication unit.  This week we will have a test.  We will review on Monday and most likely test on Tuesday.  We may also use Wednesday for the test too depending on how the review goes.  One of the homework sheets will be a review packet for students to study and practice all the different methods, when we do our test we won't have homework, so there will be a day this week without math homework.
 
Language Arts: We will start our next reading skill of compare and contrasting stories.  We will use graphic organizers like Venn Diagrams to help us sort information. 
 
Spelling:  We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.  You should have received a spelling word sheet with 15 words.  We will spend a bit of time at school with the spelling words, but the majority of the studying will be at home.  Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here:
  1. fact
  2. board
  3. September
  4. station
  5. attend
  6. public
  7. music
  8. picnic
  9. friends
  10. friend
  11. during
  12. police
  13. until
  14. truly
  15. true 
 
Social Studies:  We are starting up the next unit of geography.  This will be about land, water, weather, climate, earth's resources, and human interaction.  This will be about two and a half weeks on this subject. 
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and I hope you've enjoyed your weekend! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 9.30

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  We have a few events coming up.
 
 
Walking Field Trip We moved our walking field trip due to MAP tests from last week and finding a nice weather day.  We will keep you updated when we find a date that works well.
 
 
Math: We will continue our multiplication unit.  This week will focus on multiplication methods (equal groups, skip counting, and repeated addition sentences).    We will be practicing with 5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, 3s, 4s, and will learn about 1s and 0s.   We are also dividing numbers and looking at multiple way to solve.  We will be wrapping up our unit and will most likely test early next week.  One of the homework sheets will be a review packet for students to study and practice all the different methods.  
 
Language Arts: We will start our next reading skill of central message and theme of a story.  We will be using graphic organizers to help take notes on what we read.  We will continue to have reading homework each day.
 
Spelling:  We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.  You should have received a spelling word sheet with 15 words.  We will spend a bit of time at school with the spelling words, but the majority of the studying will be at home.  Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here:
  1.  duty
  2. intend
  3. company
  4. quite
  5. quit
  6. quiet
  7. none
  8. knew
  9. know
  10. remain
  11. direction
  12. direct
  13. appear
  14. liberty
  15. enough
 
Social Studies:  We are starting up the next unit of geography.  This will be about land, water, weather, climate, earth's resources, and human interaction.  This will be about two and a half weeks on this subject. 
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and enjoy your weekend! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 9.23

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  We have a few events coming up.
 
 
 
Family Picnic  This is on Tuesday, September 24th.  If you did not sign up yet, you can still join, you just need to bring food for yourself.  
 
Walking Field Trip We have our walking field trip on Thursday, September 26th.  We will walk to Founder's Park and spend time cleaning up the park.  
 
 
Crazy Hair / Spirit Day On Friday, September 27th, we have our first Spartan Spirit day where students have a free dress day.  The theme is crazy hair.  
 
 
Math: We will continue our multiplication unit.  This week will focus on multiplication methods (equal groups, skip counting, and repeated addition sentences).    We will be practicing with 5s, 2s, 10s, and 9s and learning 3s, 4s, 1s, and 0s.   We are also dividing numbers and looking at multiple way to solve.  
 
Language ArtsWe will be looking at sequencing events and problems/solutions.  We will start our next reading skill of central message and theme of a story.  We will be using graphic organizers to help take notes on what we read.  
 
Spelling:  We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.  You should have received a spelling word sheet with 15 words.  We will spend a bit of time at school with the spelling words, but the majority of the studying will be at home.  Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here:
  1.  worth
  2. contain
  3. figure
  4. sudden
  5. instead
  6. throw
  7. threw
  8. personal
  9. everthing
  10. rate
  11. chief
  12. perfect
  13. second
  14. slide
  15. farther
 
Social Studies:  We will finish our first unit on communities.  We will have the test on Monday.  This will be an open book test and we will use our social study books to help with the questions.  We will be looking at the differences of urban, suburban, and rural communities, natural resources, and compare and contrast benefits of living in certain areas. 
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and enjoy your weekend! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  We have a few events coming up.
 
Picture Day Picture day is Friday, September 20th.  It is a free dress day so students don't need to be in uniform.  Just make sure they have clothes and shoes that are ok for fitness. 
 
 
Family Picnic  This is on Tuesday, September 24th.  The forms are due on Monday, the 16th.  They were sent on Wednesday, if you can't find it, I will post a PDF on this webpage.  
 
Walking Field Trip We have our walking field trip on Thursday, September 26th.  We will walk to Founder's Park and spend time cleaning up the park.  
 
Crazy Hair / Spirit Day On Friday, September 27th, we have our first Spartan Spirit day where students have a free dress day.  The theme is crazy hair.  
 
 
Math: We will continue our multiplication unit.  This week will focus on multiplication methods (equal groups, skip counting, and repeated addition sentences).  We will also introduce arrays.  We will be practicing with 5s, 2s, 10s, and 9s this week.   We are also dividing numbers too and looking at multiple way to solve.  
 
Language ArtsWe will be working on characters traits in stories.  We will be using graphic organizers to help take notes on what we read. We will also discuss themes and messages of stories as well.
 
Spelling:  We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.  You should have received a spelling word sheet with 15 words.  We will spend a bit of time at school with the spelling words, but the majority of the studying will be at home.  Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here:
  1.  objection
  2. object
  3. pleasure
  4. measure
  5. treasure
  6. navy
  7. forty
  8. fourteen
  9. fourth
  10. four
  11. population
  12. proper
  13. judge
  14. weather
  15. whether
 
Social Studies:  We will continue our first unit on communities.  We will be looking at the differences of urban, suburban, and rural communities, natural resources, and compare and contrast benefits of living in certain areas.  We will be finishing the chapter, reviewing, and discussion the test this week.  It will be taken the following week.
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and enjoy your Weekend! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

Week of 9.9.19

This will be our first full week of school!  This week will be more content in each day than last week.  
 
Math: We will continue our multiplication unit.  This week will focus on multiplication methods (equal groups, skip counting, and repeated addition sentences).  We will also introduce arrays.  We will be practicing with 5s, 2s, and 10s this week.
 
Language ArtsWe will be working on setting and characters in stories.  We will be using graphic organizers to help take notes on what we read. 
 
Spelling:  We will send out our word list every Friday.  We will then test the following Friday at school.  You should have received a spelling word sheet with 15 words.  We will spend a bit of time at school with the spelling words, but the majority of the studying will be at home.  Please make sure to have students practice writing them at home.  They could write them in sentences, write them multiple times, use colors, anything that gets them practicing the words.  In case you did not see the words list, they are here:
  1. eight
  2. ate
  3. afraid
  4. uncle
  5. rather
  6. comfort
  7. election
  8. elect
  9. aboard
  10. jail
  11. shed
  12. refuse
  13. district
  14. restrain
  15. royal
 
Social Studies:  We will have our first unit on communities.  We will be looking at the differences of urban, suburban, and rural communities, natural resources, and compare and contrast benefits of living in certain areas.  
 
Homework:  We will have homework this week in math and reading.  There will be reading passage with a graphic organizer on the back.  Students should take notes on the back, and answer the questions on the front.  Math worksheets will be sent home connected to what we are learning in class. 
 
 
Thanks, and enjoy your Sunday! 
 
-Mr. Klemme

Klemme 3rd grade schedule

Good afternoon!  I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend!  I am posting our daily schedule here.  I will talk with students and remind them at school, feel free to take a look and you can always email me with any questions! 
 
 

Mr. Klemme 3rd grade Schedule 

7:25-7:45am 

Student Arrival/Breakfast 

7:45-8:10am 

 

Morning Meeting 

8:10-9:10am 

Math Block 

9:10-9:40am 

Language Arts I 

 

9:45-10:10am 

Recess 

10:15-10:45am 

M-Technology 

T-Health 

W-Intervention 

Tr- Art 

F- Music 

10:50-11:15am 

Language Arts II 

 

11:20am-11:45pm 

Lunch 

11:55-1:15pm 

Math & Reading 

Interventions / 

Small Groups 

1:20-1:50pm 

Fitness 

1:55-2:50pm 

Social Studies 

& Science 

2:55pm 

Student Dismissal