Third Grade Rocks

Folsom ES February 8th-12th


After the unit test on Tuesday, we will begin our Geometry unit. This week the students will spend time classifying and sorting two dimensional figures based on attributes using formal geometric language. We will focus on the attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

Please continue to practice your multiplication facts at home – there is a quiz on the 10s on Friday.



Students will be focusing on how the audience of commercials, persuasive articles and essays changes the types of persuasive techniques that might be used. For instance, how might McDonald's change their advertisement to target someone who has made a new year's resolution to lose weight. They will also focus on how commercials have a different structure compared to persuasive news articles and essays.


Students will be focusing on the structure of writing persuasive essay in the form of a business letter. We are using the model of introduction of opinion and an appeal to feelings, then 3 reasons with explanations or examples to form a mighty middle, and the a 123 closing.

1. restate your opinion

2. Ask your Audience to feel the same as you

3. Call to ACTION or make a plan

Phonics- Syllable Juncture continued

two syllable words with these patterns:

VCV~ with a long vowel sound in the first syllable: Silent

VCCV doublet~ the two consonants in the middle are the same letter with a short vowel sound in the first syllable: happen

VCCV different~ the two consonants in the middle are different letters with a short vowel sound in the first syllable: number


Students will be comparing Prosper, Tx. to another location around the world and observing the weather. They will be seeing how wind direction helps to change weather in other places. They will also be discussing how the weather impacts their day.

Social Studies

Eleanor Roosevelt~ "You must do the things you think you cannot do."

Students will continue their study of influentail people in our country and their character traits. Our focus will be Eleanor Roosevelt and her actions in social work and equality for all, and John F. Kennedy for his Patriotism.


Friday Valentine’s Day Exchange – updated Snack Safely list!!!

* Students may make a Valentine bag, box, etc. at home and bring to school on Friday.

* Fun stickers, pencils and candy (suckers, ring pops, fun-dip, etc.) items may be attached to Valentine cards to be distributed by students to other students. Please choose from this updated list

* Classroom exchanges will take place from 2:00-2:45 and you are invited.

February 9 – PTO Spirit Night JCs Burger House 5:00-8:00 pm

February 12 – Valentine’s Day Exchange in all classrooms 2:00 pm

February 15 – President’s Day – Student and staff holiday OR bad weather make-up day

February 17 – Dennis Lee and Nana Pudding – character building puppet show 8:00 am in the gym

February 24 – Power for Life and Folsom Friday Wednesday Live Assemblies 8:00 am in the gym


Have you heard? Prosper is in a competition with communities across the state to show who has the greatest commitment to a healthy lifestyle. We can win this thing!


Select Prosper and when you register, be sure to indicate that you were referred by Mayor Ray Smith. After registration, the easiest way to earn your first 1,000 points is to download the Teach Healthier app. Then, continue the fun and add points by uploading “Healthy Selfies.” The photo/activity must be different each time, but there is no limit to how many Healthy Selfies you can submit each day!

The community that wins the contest receives a $1,200 grant for healthy school initiatives and a banner and trophy for the town to display. Contest ends March 31. Show your dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Get started today!

Questions? Contact Julie at Thank you!

Please sign up today and take the pledge to show your commitment to a healthy community and make Prosper the model for others to follow.