- Thank You Parents! Tons of science supplies came in this week from many of our class parents. Thank you - Dia's parents, Aryan's parents, Abhiram's parents, Justin's parents and Benjamin's parents. Big thank you to Avery's mom for coming in and doing a ton of copying and laminating this week too!
- Fall Autumn Celebration: Mrs. Hamrick, our class's room mom, sent out an email earlier this week about a fun fall autumn party! This celebration will take place on next Friday, October 28th from 7:50am - 8:40am. Supplies and volunteers are needed to pull this off! Many spots still open! Please, check out this link to see where and how you may be able to help in this celebration. Sign Up Genius
- Coins for Coats: Student Council and England Library are co-sponsoring this year's Coins for Coats program, helping the Round Rock Area Serving Center buy new coats for children in need throughout RRISD. Please, check those change jars or buckets at home and consider bringing in your loose extra change (coins). Here's the schedule for NEXT Week October 24 - 28th:
- Monday - Bring pennies
- Tuesday - Bring nickels
- Wednesday - Bring dimes
- Thursday - Bring quarters
- Friday - Bring in dollar bills ($1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00)
- ***The TOP class wins a $40 gift card to spend at the Fall Book Fair plus a popcorn reading party in the library!!! Let's do this Mrs. Lilleboe's class!!!
- Spelling and 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.
- Spelling has been added to the homework. The kids have been placed into spelling groups based upon their performance on a grade level spelling pretest. Spelling words came home on Monday. They are given 1 set of spelling words per 2 weeks. Kids are to do 4 spelling activities from the Spelling Bingo sheet in their homework spiral over the course of the 2 weeks they have their word list. The spelling test for each group will be on a Friday every 2 weeks. Our first test is on Friday, Oct. 28.
- 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 21st (Today) - End of the first nine week grading period.
- October 26th - Early Release Day (sack lunch in the classroom) Dismissal is NOON.
- October 27th - Math unit test (multiplication - using strip diagrams, tables, equal groups, arrays, numberlines, repeated addition.)
- October 27th - Artist Day LIVE! Everything art in the morning.
- October 28th - Fall Autumn Celebration (7:50am - 8:40am) in Mrs. Lilleboe's room. Supplies and volunteers needed.
- October 28th - Author Visit - Aaron Reynolds
- October 28th - Science unit test (forms of energy - light, sound, mechanical, heat/thermal)
- October 28th - Spelling Test
- October 31st - New spelling word list - next spelling test on Friday, Nov. 11
- November 1st - Poetry reading unit test
- November 3rd - Last day to submit Yearbook Cover Art Contest entries
- November 5th - Last day to submit PTA Reflections Contest entries
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 (October 30th). Don't forget to use your FREE book coupon that was sent home 2 weeks ago! Order HERE
In writing, we are still in our poetry unit. The kids learned about narrative poetry (poems that tell a story with characters, setting and a plot). They got a chance to write their own narrative poem about getting ready for school. Then, we explored sensory poems (poems that describe using our 5 senses). They wrote their own senses poem about an object (food item, toy, etc).
In reading, we continued to read many types of poetry. The read two narrative poems, "The Great Frog Race" and "Emilio Emilio". As a class we discussed "The Great Frog Race" and identified the character, setting, plot, problem and solution. Then, they worked with their reading partner to do the same task with the poem, "Emilio Emilio". We also listened to a lyrical poem (song poem), Roar by Katy Perry. The kids found tons of figurative language in the poem (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, rhyme and repetition patterns).
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! Our test will be next week.
In science, we are in deep into our forms of energy unit. We've examined sound energy (water glasses), light energy (radiometers) and heat/thermal energy (creating a solar oven). We will finish up our solar oven experiment on Monday (hopefully, we need a bright and sunny day). The kids will make smores using their solar ovens.
Enrichment Time - We got the chance to build and create with the new Lego We Do kits! The kids sorted the new Lego kits. Then, built and programmed their Lego creation!