- Homework: In an effort to save paper, we are asking that the kids just "pull up" the homework assignment on the home computer or laptop and complete the work in the homework spiral notebook. Students should label each problem and strategy. A reading log and math facts log needs to be recorded (Monday - Thursday). The link to the 3rd grade website is on the "Welcome" page. Students are expected to turn in their homework spiral notebook every Friday morning.
- Bluebonnet Book Program - Check out the list of Bluebonnet books HERE Our class also has a Bluebonnet Book Wish List - Click Here. The kids are loving this program!!!
- Home Access Center: Make sure to start checking Home Access every week! Link to Home Access Center.
- Optional - Headphones: Your child may still want headphones or earbuds for our classroom. A few of them have already broken. I would ask your child. These can be purchased at Target, Walmart, HEB, etc. The headphones/earbuds will be left here at school.
- October 20th - Picture Day! Come dressed in your best!
- October 20th - Student Council Meeting + T-shirt money and orders are due!
- October 26th - Early Release Day (sack lunch in the classroom) Dismissal is NOON.
- October 27th - Artist Day LIVE! Everything art in the morning.
- October 28th - Author Visit - Aaron Reynolds
Activities for the Week October 24th – 28th
We at England Elementary will show our support for a drug free and bully free America by participating in the following dress-up days.
- Monday will be Wear Crazy Socks Day. “Sock it to drugs and bullying.”
- Tuesday will be Wild Hair Day. “I’m wild about being drug free and bully free.”
- Wednesday will be Wear Mismatched Clothing Day. “I won’t let drugs or bullying mix me up.”
- Thursday will be Wear an England School Shirt Day. “Our school chooses a healthy environment.”
- Friday will be Dress Like a Superhero Day. “I have the power to be drug free.”
***Scholastic October book flyers went home yesterday. You can place an online book order at anytime! I'll will submit our class order at the end of each month. Don't forget to use your FREE book coupon that was sent home last week! Order HERE
In writing, we have started our poetry unit. We wrote a free verse poem about a "stapler". The goal was to try and use "describing words and phrases".
In reading, we began our poetry unit. We explored a variety of poetry books with our table groups. We watched and discussed a few poetry books on Tumble Books. We started to learn some important poetry vocabulary (stanza, line, line break, rhythm, rhyming pattern). Lastly, we go a chance to read a couple of free verse poems and do an "I notice...." and "I can infer..." about a poem called, The Seed.
In math, we are in deep into multiplication! The kids have learned to use number lines, arrays, charts/tables, and equal groups to represent a multiplication problem. Then, we use repeated addition and skip counting to find the answer (product). Feel free to practice multiplication facts by using ixl.com (skill area "Multiplication Skill Builder"). There are tons of multiplication games on this website under "Math links" for your child to practice!
In science, we took our unit test on Tuesday. We have just started our new unit on Forms of Energy. Please, check out the Science Supply List that was emailed if you are able to help. We will be using these items next week! Thanks!
In social studies, the kids learned about Christopher Columbus (celebrating Columbus Day) with a mini-book and reading comprehension activity.