- Third Grade Winter Party: The party is scheduled for December 21 at 1:30pm. Our Classroom Mom, Mrs. Nair sent out an email this week about the party, the supplies and volunteers needed to make this party a success! The link to help out and sign up is HERE.
- December's Scholastic Book Orders: Get your child the gift of reading for the holidays. Place your orders online - Your Class Activation Code NP79X. The link to order is HERE. Order from any of the online flyers! Thank you for all your amazing support and online orders are due December 9th.
- Bluebonnet Book Program: Our class's goal for each student is to read 5 books! The Bluebonnet Program goes until mid-January so we have plenty of time to read, read, read. So let's get to it!
Bluebonnet Book List 2017 - 2018 http://www.txla.org/new-tba-list-released
Mrs. Lilleboe's Bluebonnet Book Wish List http://a.co/j39aDD1
- Home Access Center: Check weekly to stay up to date on your child's academic progress. Link to Home Access Center.
- December 8 - Spelling Test
- December 9 - Last call for December Scholastic Book Orders!
- December 13 - Last day to turn in Third Grade T-shirt order form and money!!!
- December 15 or 18 - Math Unit DCA Test (Fractions and Multiplication/Division)
- December 19 or 20 - Science DCA Test (Landforms and Earth's Forces)
- December 20 - Last day to turn in any assignment for 2nd nine week grading period
- December 21 - 3rd Grade Winter Party @ 1:30pm
- December 22 - No School Day for students (teacher work day)
- December 23 - January 8 Winter Break
What's Been Happening In Class?
- Writing: We are still in our Expository writing and informational research unit. This week our focus was on writing summaries using cause and effect information we gathered from the book A River Runs Wild. We also worked on some writing conventions: Verb Tenses (Past, Present, Future). We will begin to write our expository essays next week.
- Reading: Our current unit is Informational Text (nonfiction reading). We reviewed the Main Idea/Supporting Details reading strategy this week. We also discussed the Cause and Effect reading strategy as it applied to the book A River Ran Wild and the passage Benefits of Walking Around The Block. Next week, we will learn and practice the Compare and Contrast reading strategy.
- Math: We are deep into our Fraction unit. We reviewed how to represent fractions in a Fraction Area Model, Fraction Set Model, and Fraction Pie Model. This week our main focus was to read and understand fractions on a number line and how to solve fraction word problems. There is no unit test for Fractions, it will be combined into the next DCA with Multiplication/Division. We will start our next unit, Division next week. Our test for Fractions/Division/Multiplication will be December 15 or 18th.
- Science: We completed our Forces, Gravity, Magnetism and Motion unit with a test on Wednesday this week. The kids overall did well on it considering I thought the test was pretty difficult. We started our new unit Landforms and Earth's Forces (Volcanos/Earthquakes/Landslides). There are links for additional practice under the "Science Links" tab. My hope is to have the test on December 19 or 20th.
- Social Studies: We have started a Maps unit. We completed a small booklet on Maps & Globes this week. We will continue to practice reading maps and creating maps next week.
- Enrichment: We had eslot today!