- 3rd Grade Assembly: Wow! The kids did an amazing job today with the assembly. Another opportunity to see the assembly is coming up this Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00am. We will perform the entire assembly again so that it can be recorded by Mr. Weiler, our school's technical engineer, for our school's website. Plus, parents that were unable to make it today will get an opportunity to see it first hand!
- Class Supplies Needed: We are getting awfully low in our glue stick and pencil supply. If you are stopping at the store this weekend, please consider purchasing a pack a glue sticks or a box of pencils (preferably the Ticonderoga brand). Thank you!!!
- STAAR Assessments May 9th and May 10th: They are just around the corner. Want to help prepare your child at home? Suggestions for math: Xtramath, timed quizzes, ixl.com, think through math and khan academy are excellent online resources your child has access to. The links to these sites can be found under the "Math Links" tab. Suggestions for reading: reading comprehension passages with questions and other reading comprehension skills. Check out the "Reading Links" tab for tons of great online resources. Test questions from 2015, 2014 and 2013 STAAR Tests...click here STAAR Test Questions
- Class Dojo - The kids and I are loving Class Dojo. We hope you are enjoying the daily communication too! Download the FREE app for your phone for easy access. Check daily to see how your kiddo is doing in class! Stay connected!
- Spring Scholastic Book Orders - Order forms/new catalogs went home yesterday in Thursday folders. Over half of the new Bluebonnet Books are available on Scholastic! This is amazing! Therefore, the books that are in our Classroom Wish List on Scholastic are all Bluebonnet Books! If you are looking for ways to help contribute to our reading in class, please consider purchasing one of these books. The kids are super excited and we've already begun reading the book, Woof as our class read-aloud book. Help keep the momentum going and purchase a Bluebonnet book for our class today! Scholastic Link Here! Our class code is: NP79X
- 2016 - 2017 Bluebonnet Book List is now posted! Click here for the new list! Bluebonnet List. I have added these new books to my Amazon wish list too at Mrs. Lilleboe's Bluebonnet List. Kids can start reading them now and be ready for next year!
- Home Access Updated: We are into our last nine week grading period. Please, check this regularly to stay on top of your kiddos performance in class. I will forewarn you that second semester can be more challenging as we prepare these kiddos for 4th grade. Expectations on graded work will increase. Home Access Link
- Wish Lists: If you are able and wanting to contribute other resources to our learning, go to my other wish list on Amazon. "Mrs. Lilleboe's Wish List". Thank you for your continued support!
**Special Thank You - Ms. Debbie for helping us on our 3rd grade PBL bulletin boards in Commons area, Ms. Susan for taking pictures of our kiddos for a fun Earth Day activity, and all the parents for helping our kiddos with dressing up for the assembly!
- April 26th - 2nd opportunity to see the 3rd grade assembly @ 8:00am
- May 2nd - May 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 4th - Early Release @ 12:45pm
- May 5th - Spring Choir Concert @ 6:30pm
- May 9th and 10th - Closed campus for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade STAAR Tests
- May 11th - All library books are due back to the England library.
- May 20th - Field Day
- May 27th - Final School Assembly for the year!
- May 30th - No School - Memorial Day
- June 1st - 3rd grade End-of-the-Year Party
- June 2nd - Last Day of School
In Writing, we started our realistic fiction stories! So, far we've come up with the story idea (including the problem and solution), main character (drawing of the character), and developed the main character's traits (internal and external). Next, week we'll create the setting and develop the plot of the story.
In Reading, we reviewed "theme" or the lesson learned in a story, and types of poetry. The kids worked with a partner to complete a theme task card activity. Besides having a few whole 3rd grade assembly practices, we also practiced a STAAR poem reading passage and a Scholastic News article that focused on finding evidence and using context clues.
In Math, these last 2 weeks we've been developing our multiplication skills by learning a couple new strategies when faced with multiplying a 1 digit number by a 2-digit number. As we all know the algorithm method is the most efficient, but kids don't understand the "thinking" or how to apply it to a practical real world problem. We learned how to use the strategies called partial products, doubling and halving, and prism (essentially finding the volume using 3 factors for find the product). Kids can continue to practice their multiplication skills by using ixl.com. Our unit test was today!
In Science, we are deep into our next unit - Plant Adaptations, Traits and Life Cycles. We continue to make our lady bug and tadpole life cycle observations. We discussed plant adaptations, plant parts and plants life cycles. Next, week we'll review these areas and have our test on Friday.
Read Aloud Time, we are reading a new Bluebonnet Book called Woof.