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Ms. Underwood's Third Grade Class

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Field Day Schedule- 3rd Grade

8:00-11:00 Class

11:00-11:45 3rd Grade Field Day

11:45-11:55 3rd Grade Recess/12:00-12:30 3rd Grade Lunch (Thompson/Giesen)

11:45-12:00 3rd Grade Recess/12:05-12:35 3rd Grade Lunch (Pitts/Brunner)

11:50-12:05 3rd Grade Recess/12:10-12:45 3rd Grade Lunch (Underwood)

12:45-1:00 Class

Thank you so much for coming to share your careers with our class last week. We had a wonderful turn out . Your students loved having you in the classroom and hearing all about what your days look like! Be watching for pictures on our class website!

 

 

Can you believe this is the last week of third grade for your kiddos?  I have truly enjoyed watching your kids learn, grow, and mature into fourth graders.  Thank you for all of your time and support this year!

 

Field Day Schedule- 3rd Grade

8:00-11:00 Class

11:00-11:45 3rd Grade Field Day

11:45-11:55 3rd Grade Recess/12:00-12:30 3rd Grade Lunch (Thompson/Giesen)

11:45-12:00 3rd Grade Recess/12:05-12:35 3rd Grade Lunch (Pitts/Brunner)

11:50-12:05 3rd Grade Recess/12:10-12:45 3rd Grade Lunch (Underwood)

12:45-1:00 Class

 

 

Dates to make note of...

Wed, May 24th, 8:30am 4th Grade Recognition program (all students will be in hallway to clap 4th graders into auditorium)

Thurs. May 25th Class lunch outside J

Fri, May 26th:  Field Day and Early Release Day!

 

 

In the classroom:

 

Reading:  Fine tuning our reading skills and building stamina

Writing:  Publishing and Celebrating our classroom news article

Math:  Using arrays and multiplying 2 digit numbers by multiples of 10 and understanding remainders.

Science:  Science Extravaganza

Social Studies:  Current Events

 

 

This week we will not have out weekly homework page, please just make sure your child is reading and recording it on their reading log.

Happy Monday!

 

I hope all of you had a great Mother’s Day Weekend!

 

 

We still have some spots left for career week, we would love to hear from you! Sign up below:

 

http://www.armstrongpta.org/



Field Day Schedule- 3rd Grade

8:00-11:00 Class

11:00-11:45 3rd Grade Field Day

11:45-11:55 3rd Grade Recess/12:00-12:30 3rd Grade Lunch (Thompson/Giesen)

11:45-12:00 3rd Grade Recess/12:05-12:35 3rd Grade Lunch (Pitts/Brunner)

11:50-12:05 3rd Grade Recess/12:10-12:45 3rd Grade Lunch (Underwood)

12:45-1:00 Class

 

 

Dates to make note of...

Week of May 15th, Career Week

Mon, May 15th, 10:30am 2nd to 3rd Grade Transition meeting for parents

Tue, May 16th, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Tue, May 16th, 10:30am 3rd to 4th Grade Transition meeting for parents

Wed, May 24th, 8:30am 4th Grade Recognition program (all students will be in hallway to clap 4th graders into auditorium)

Thurs, May 26th:  Field Day and Early Release Day!



What is happening in the classroom...
Reading:  Continue digging deeper into our research.
Writing:  Revising our articles.
Math:  Place Value and decimals (fourth grade)
Science:  How position and motion can be changed by an incline plane.

The kiddos took home their empty cake boxes today.  Please help out by filling your box with a yummy cake and returning it this Friday.  See picture below for details.

 

This Week:

 

Tue, Apr 18th, Alice’s Garden Week A Schedule

Thu, Apr 20th, Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Friday, Apr 21st, Armstrong Carnival

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Strong readers ask questions about their research. Planning a second study while reading with volume and frequency.

 

Writing: Generate a variety of ideas to write an article.

 

Math: Understanding tables and graphs, interpreting them with information given and demonstrating wheat I know.

 

Science: Identify simple machines and their uses.

 

Happy Rainy Monday!

 

I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend!  Please take some time to make note of upcoming events and what is happening in our classroom.

 

As you know, our third grade students took a STAAR simulation assessment in both math and reading.  We have collected this data and are in the process of working with the students in the areas that are needed.  These assessments were sent home today with a letter explaining everything.  Attached you will find a copy of the letter that is stapled to the assessments.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

This Week:

 

*Armstrong Reads Fundraiser was due today.  If you have not turned this in, please do so by tomorrow.

 

*Class Picture Day is this Wednesday.  If you have not turned in your order form for a group picture, please do by Wednesday morning.  If you would like to order them on line, please go to mylifetouch.com and put in the code… LD946349G0

 

*Early Release Day this Thursday….Children will be dismissed at 1:00

 

*No School this Friday

 

*Elka Carroll, Meredith Mabus, and Allison Sumner are co-chairing the Armstrong Carnival this year and are currently looking for corporate and family sponsorships.  Please contact them if you are interested.

 

Looking ahead:

 

Mon, Apr 17th, 6:00pm Principal’s Book Talk, Madeline Levine, Teach Your Children Well

Tue, Apr 18th, Alice’s Garden Week A Schedule

Thu, Apr 20th, Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Fri, Apr 21st, 3:00-7:00pm Armstrong Carnival

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Investigating information, growing ideas, and asking questions to collect information

 

Writing: Exploring and discussing the format of a newspaper.

 

Math: Collecting and organizing data into frequency charts, dot plots, and pictographs. 

 

Science: Discussing how two magnets attract and repel each other

Happy April,

 

Sounds like many of you played some funny April Fools jokes on your little ones! J I hope your month is off to a great start!

 

Elka Carroll, Meredith Mabus, and Allison Sumner are co-chairing the Armstrong Carnival this year and are currently looking for corporate and family sponsorships.  Please contact them if you are interested.

 

Please make note of the upcoming events!

 

Tue, Apr 4th, School Librarians Day

 Fri, Apr 7th, Walk to School Day

 Tue, Apr 11th, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Tue, Apr 11th, 5:30pm School Board Meeting

Wed, Apr 12th, Class Picture Day

Thu, Apr 13th, 1:00pm Early Release

Fri, Apr 14th, Student Holiday

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Orienting ourselves to a text set in research clubs. Supporting note-taking by using the lingo of experts.

 

Writing: Demonstrating our knowledge of narrative writing, using what we have learned.

 

Math: Solving problems using units of time. Reviewing and testing on capacity, weight, mass and time.  

 

Science: Compare light and sound energy using tools such as a Venn diagram.

Happy Monday!

 

Thank you for making Open House wonderful last week!   Your students are working hard and continue to amaze me with the efforts they put forward!

 

Grandfriends day was a huge success as well! I am always amazed by the level of support here. The kids were so excited to show their grandfriends all around their classroom!

 

We took a STAAR Simulation Math Test today.  We will be doing the same for Reading tomorrow.  This is to allow the kids to experience what the testing day is going to feel like and be able to ask questions.

 

Elka Carroll, Meredith Mabus, and Allison Sumner are co-chairing the Armstrong Carnival this year and are currently looking for corporate and family sponsorships.  Please contact them if you are interested.

 

Please make note of the upcoming events!

 

Mon, Mar 27th, Armstrong Reads readathon begins.  Brochures and information will be

                         distributed for students to take home.  More information coming.

Tue, Mar 28th, 4th Grade STAAR Writing- No visitors on campus please.

APRIL 7           WALK TO SCHOOL

APRIL 17         PRINCIPALS BOOK TALK 6:00 PM 

APRIL 21         ARMSTRONG CARNIVAL

 

 

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Applying reading comprehension strategies to different text to understand deeper meanings.

 

Writing: Publishing a written piece using mentor text and sharing with others.

 

Math: Solving problems using time and telling what hour/minute came/will come before or after.

 

Science: Measuring volume or mass of objects.

Happy Monday!

 

I hope all of you had a fun and restful spring break.  Please make note of the upcoming events!

 

Tue, Mar 21st, Crazy Sock Day

Tue, Mar 21st, Alice’s Garden Week B Schedule

Thu, Mar 23rd, 5:00-6:30pm Open House

Fri, Mar 24th, 9:00-10:30am Grandfriends Day

 

What is happening in the Classroom:

 

Reading: Identifying figurative language in poetry. Naming a poems mood, rhyme, rhythm, and find unfamiliar words.  

 

Writing: Using imagery, similes, and metaphors to write poetry.

 

Math: Understand and use customary units of capacity and units of weight and mass.

 

Science: Using thermometers and making a graph based on findings.