The Bast Weekly Blast

Week of November 16, 2015

3rd Grade Rocks!!

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a tremendous Thanksgiving Holiday and long weekend!

Our classroom sounds much healthier this morning. :) I am glad to see my friends feeling better! We will do what we can to keep everyone healthy here at school!

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and gifts. My birthday was spent with Jeff and the kids decorating our house for the holidays. Thank you to everyone who thought of me. It really means a lot to me and touched my heart that so many of my friends sent birthday wishes!!


Ms. Bast

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Exciting NEWS!!!!

Our class now has a Facebook page!! A flyer came home last week to let everyone know and give everyone the FB address, so you could all go out and like our page.

I will be posting upcoming events, photos from class activities and events, videos for homework help, reminders, and much more!!

Our FB address is:

Check it out!!

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15 Days of Christmas!

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Reading Counts DEADLINE!!!

The First semester deadline is quickly approaching. The last day to earn 50 points, to earn the school-wide reward, is Friday, December 18th!

Get reading and taking those quizzes!! I know you can do it!!

Scholastic Book Orders!!

Did you know?!

You can order Scholastic books online at! It is super easy to set up an account! Once you have set it up, you are ready to get ordering. Our class code is: HXT26.

I have requested some paper book club forms, but haven't received them yet! So, this is an easy way to buy books for your child. No checks to fear of the check getting losing the order forms. Just a few clicks and payment information and Viola! You are finished!!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Breakfast with Santa & Vendor Fair

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8am-12pm

800 Warrior Avenue

Warrenton, MO

Ms. Bast will be there from 8:00 - 10:00. Come by and see her!!
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Weekly Spelling Words

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Don't Forget!!

Our Second Quarter Book Reports are due THIS Friday, December 4th!!

A Sneak Peek at Our Week!

Monday 11-30:

  • Point of View
  • Topic Research
  • Multiplication & Division Facts (6)
  • Long /u/ Words (/oo/, /u/)
  • Community Sequencing

Tuesday 12-01:

  • Character Common Assessment
  • Topic Research & Note-Taking
  • Multiplying by 6 using 2 & 3 digits
  • Long /u/ Words (/oo/, /u/)
  • Timelines

Wednesday 12-02:

  • PBS Lesson: Personal Space
  • Country Pre-Assessment & Introduction
  • Topic Research & Note-Taking
  • Dividing by 6 using 2 & 3 digits
  • Early Release

Thursday 12-03:

  • Information on the Entire Topic
  • Topic Research & Note-Taking
  • Dividing by 6 using 2 & 3 digits
  • Long /u/ Words (/oo/, /u/)
  • Prey/Predation Lab

Friday 12-04:

  • Plagiarism vs. Paraphrasing
  • Topic Research & Note-Taking
  • Multiplication & Division (6 facts) Review
  • Long /u/ Words (/oo/, /u/)
  • Hemispheres

Santa Shop at School

Monday, Dec. 7th, 10am

800 Warrior Avenue

Warrenton, MO

Our class will get to shop during our Library time on Monday, December 7th!

Click below for Helpful Singapore Math Videos


Students will be bringing home a reading log with a response section at the bottom on one side and their assignment grid on the other.

Any additional homework assigned SHOULD be written on the log. The students are tasked with doing this each day.

We now have a homework binder and students are expected to write down missing assignments and their reason for not having it. Students will be expected to finish their assignments in Study Hall on the day due. Ms. Bast will initial the assignment when completed and turned in.


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Attitudes of the Month: Creativity

Creativity is to use imaginative thinking and approaches to solve problems and dilemmas.

Ms. Christy Bast

This is my fifth year teaching; my first year in Third Grade. I live in O'fallon, and I have a six-year old Boxer named Sophie. I love to read, write, and draw. I also like to go hiking, take Sophie to the dog park or on a walk, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Sophie and I are lucky to share our lives with Anabelle (8), William (6), and Charlotte (4) and their dad. We like to spend our family times exploring parks, swimming, watching movies, creating art projects, and attending lots of extracurricular events. Anabelle loves Cheer and is looking forward to joining the Sign Language club this year. William is a soccer star in the making. He is training to be a goalie!! Charlotte is our little dancer. She has some sassy little dance moves she loves to show off. All in all, we keep ourselves busy!!

I am pleased to be your child's teacher this year. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Follow Our Class on Twitter!!

I will be using Twitter to post class updates periodically! Stop by and check it out!

My twitter handle is: @teacherbast

So, you can search for me and begin following our updates!