Third Grade Weekly Update

February 5-February 9

Important Dates

February 7 - PTA Meeting at 2:15 pm.

February 7 - Lonesome Spur Spirit Night

February 15 - Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

February 16- Early Release

February 16- Valentines Day Party (More information to come)

February 19- Student Holiday (if we don't have a bad weather day)

February 22 - Expo - NISD's Showcase - all families welcome!

March 6 - Open House and Fine Arts Night from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Week of March 12th- Spring Break

April 14 - WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be at JES



Math Sheet (Due Friday)

Education Galaxy

Lexia (see the email about how to log-in) reading

Read 20 minutes

What We Are Learning This Week


  • How can I use the standard algorithm to solve three digit addition and subtraction problems?

Below is the multiplication song for students to learn their skip counting! This is a great song to listen to at night or in the car. Open it and save it for easy access!


  • What are Costa's 3 Levels of Questions?
  • How do you create questions at each level?
  • How does knowing question types help you find answers?


  • How do you prepare to write an expository text?
  • What information do you need?
  • How do you analyze texts to find the information you need to write?


  • Review sheets went home on Monday.
  • Quiz on Friday.
  • What are synonyms and antonyms?
  • How do you know when to use you're and your?
  • When do you use commas?


  • What are objects in the solar system?
  • What are the order of the planets?

Social Studies

  • Harriet Tubman DBQ
  • Who is Harriet Tubman?
  • What are 4 of Harriet Tubman's greatest achievements?
  • What evidence do you need to think about when deciding which is her greatest achievement?

Office News

NISD Seeks Parent Input on 2018-19 Calendar - Voting ends February 5th

Read a thorough explanation of how calendars are created and WHY behind less days, longer hours, half days, etc.

Option 1

Same Dismissal Time – 3:00 pm.

Start School on Monday, August 27

No Day Off the Monday after Spring Break, March 19

Bad Weather Make Up Day Good Friday, April 19

Option 2

5 minute later dismissal – 3:05 pm.

Start School on Tuesday, August 28

Bad Weather Make Up Day After Spring Break, March 19

Guaranteed Day off Good Friday, April 19

Have you Ordered a JES Yearbook?

If you forgot, search your emails for for a receipt of your online order. Yearbooks are over 72 pages of full color for only $17. Place orders at Code = 20190

Deadline is April 1st.

Box Top Contest – JES earns 10 cents for each Box Top. Our last check was $813.60!! The next contest will be by CLASS. The CLASS that brings the highest percentage of Box Tops will get to play a basketball game called “Hot Shot” with collegiate athlete, our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Oakley. Start sending them to school ASAP to get the competition rolling AND because some of the box tops expire on March and PTA will send those in early. Final deadline for class basketball contest in Friday, March 2nd.

We Need Yearbook Pictures- Do you have fun pictures of JES students at SCHOOL events? (field trips, class parties, family learning nights?) The deadline for submitting photos to the yearbook committee is March 9th. Michelle Barthelemy works hard to equally represent every grade level and kids from every class. **Easy to find app to upload YOUR pictures for the yearbook. App Store = Herff Jones eShare and the school code is 20190

Upcoming PTA Meeting - “Many hands make light work!” PTA needs YOU to help collaborate and vote on decisions affecting JES students and staff for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. There is a full agenda so join us in the library on Wednesday, February 7th at 2:00 pm.

Parents as Teachers

Do you have a child birth to age 5 at home? NISD hosts monthly playtimes for parents and children from birth to 5 years old, before Kindergarten entry. The Parents as Teacher family involvement program will meet on Friday, February 9th at the Special Programs Center, 1800 State Highway 114. There are two options for playtimes at 9:30 am. or 1:00 pm. Want to know more? Go to