3rd Grade Newsletter
September & October
Mark Your Calendar
- Topic 2 Math Test: September 26th
- COGAT Testing: October 4th-6th
- National Walk to School Day: October 5th
- PTA Picnic: October 6th from 5:00-7:00 PM
- Parent Conferences: October 10th (this is a holiday for students)
- Topic 3 Math Test: October 11th
Fire Prevention Posters: Due Wednesday October 12th
Barksdale PTA Color Run: October 25th
Field Trip to Perot Museum: October 31st (more information to come)
Think Through Math
What is TTM?
Think Through Math personalizes student learning with unprecedented levels of differentiation, explicit instruction, meaningful practice, unparalleled motivational tools, and unlimited access to LIVE, state-credentialed teachers.
Because Think Through Math is web-based, your child can access the program from any computer that is connected to the Internet, whether at school, home, or the library. The program is proven to increase math proficiency when implemented 2 to 3 times each week or about 90 minutes each week.
A few recommendations: (you must follow these steps exactly in order to access TTM from home!)
Logging in At Home:
- From your browser, go to https://clever.com/in/pisd
- Think Through Math works best in Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
- Click Log In With Active Directory.
- Login to the program using your student's network username and password.
- Click the TTM Button to start the program.
- The Think Through Math program opens to the student dashboard.
- EXPLORE and LEARN!
Optional TTM Rewards:
Think 30 Club:
Students who complete 30 lessons on TTM and turn in their certificate to their teacher will get their name on a star that is located in their math teachers room.
Think 60 Club:
Students who complete 60 Lessons on TTM and turn in their certificate to their teacher will get a free "eat with your math teacher" lunch pass and 100 tickets.
Think 90 Club:
Students who complete 90 lessons on TTM and and turn in their certificate to their teacher will get to use art materials at school to decorate a ceiling tile in their teacher's math classroom. (see pictures below)
Think 120 Club:
Students who complete 120 lessons on TTM and turn in their certificate to their teacher will get their name announced at the end of year assembly and an additional 100 tickets!
Barksdale Color Run
Fun Run Incentives!
· Top Class for donations – Free Dillas catering for their class
· Top Grade for participation – Extra Recess
· Top Grade for donations – Extra Recess
Fall Family Picnic
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
Your child brought home a Barksdale Elementary BYOD Agreement. Please review the document and decide whether or not you want your child to participate. Please check yes or no, sign it, and return the form ASAP. Participating is completely optional. We will let you know when we officially begin and students may begin bringing their devices.
-Please send labeled headphones with your child.
**Here are some APPS we would like you to download on your child's devices before they begin to bring them in:
APPS to Download:
- QR Code Scanners (there are some free ones out there that work really well)
- Google Classroom
- Google Form
- Google Doc
- Google Sheets
- APPS to help your child study math facts.
- Some examples of APPS we have used in the past to practice math fact fluency:
- Quick Math
- Sushi Monster
- Math Flash Cards
- Math Monsters-Bingo
Is your child interested in participating in the Barksdale Triathlon?
Each year the students at Barksdale are given the opportunity to participate in three optional projects sponsored by the PTA. Any student that participates in all three projects will earn a triathlon trophy. Please look for more information from PTA regarding the three projects. Here are the dates so you can be on the look out.
- PTA Reflections due October 27th
- Science Fair Projects due Jan 11th
- Bronco Press Books due April 26th
Please remember that students may only ride home on the bus they are assigned to ride by the school district. Students may not go home with a friend or another student on another bus. Thank you for helping us make sure students arrive home safely each day.
Thanks so much!
Field Trip to the Dallas Perot Museum:
We have scheduled our field trip to the Dallas Perot Museum! It will be Tuesday, October 31st. More information about parent chaperoning is to come! Stay tuned! :)
Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
Due to our large enrollment and crowded cafeteria, the school will be able to accommodate one adult per family once a semester for lunch. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation. Our lunchtime is from 11:45-12:15.
This testing will take place in class on October 4th-6th in your child's homeroom class.
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