3rd Grade Newsletter

November 16th - 20th


1. This week, 3rd graders will be attending a field trip on Wednesday, Nov. 18th to NISD's Agriculture Science Barn at Northwest High School. Permission forms to attend this field trip were due Friday, so if you have not submitted their form yet please do so as soon as possible!

2. This week is NISD's Generation TX week. One of the main goals of this week is to promote higher education awareness! Please see below for more information on the themes for each day.

3. The 3rd grade 2nd Six Weeks Awards Assembly will take place this Friday, November 20th at 9:30. You will be notified if you child is receiving an award!

4. As you probably know, Thanksgiving break is scheduled for Nov. 23rd - 27th. We hope you all have a safe and fun break, and we are so THANKFUL to have such amazing parents and students!!!

We are looking forward to another great week at Beck! As always, please contact us any time with questions.

The Third Grade Team

Learning Targets

A Learning Target is the desired goal of each task in which your child will actively be involved. In addition, it engages your child in reflective evaluation of their own performance.

Writers Workshop:

We will explore the parts of a letter so that we can understand the purpose for letter writing. I'll know I have it when I can develop a professional letter to Allen Say.

Readers Workshop:

We will explore more of Allen Say's texts so that we can learn more about his style as an author and practice using deep thinking strategies. I'll know I have it when I can discuss and write my opinions about the plot elements of Allen Say's texts.

Social Studies:

We will learn the purpose of timelines so that we can understand how to use timelines to gather information. I'll know I have it when I can put the copyright dates of Allen Say's books in chronological order.

Math Workshop:

We will take the module 4 checkup so that we can demonstrate our knowledge of place value and fractions.


We will review force, motion, and energy so that we are prepared for our assessment. I'll know I have it when I can successfully demonstrate my knowledge of force, motion, and energy.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 17th- Book Fair ends
Nov. 18th- 3rd grade field trip to NISD's Agriculture Science Center
Nov. 20th- 3rd Grade Awards Assembly for the 2nd six weeks, 9:30- 10:15
Dec. 1st- Yearbook Cover Art Contest due date, Chick Fil A Night 5-8pm
Dec. 3rd- Lifetouch Picture Retakes
Dec. 5th- Reindeer Romp 8:30am, benefits NISD Elementary PE Departments
Dec. 8th- Art Night!
Dec. 11th- PTA Mother/Son Night!
Dec. 15th- 3rd Grade's Annual Nutcracker performance at 6pm in the cafeteria

Generation TX Week, Nov. 16th - 20th!

Monday, Nov. 16th- Don't Sweat It- College is Possible for Everyone!
(Wear college/university sweatshirt)

Tuesday, Nov. 17th - Your Future is Bright!
(Wear neon/ bright colored clothing)

Wednesday, Nov. 18th- Hats Off to College!
(Wear college/university hat)

Thursday, Nov. 19th- College Suits Me to a "T"!
(Wear college/university T-shirt or colors)

Friday, Nov. 20th- TRUE BLUE Spirit Helps Prepare You for College!
(wear Beck spirit shirts or colors or Byron Nelson High school T-shirts to support their 1st 6A football playoff appearance)
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Does your child want to design the cover for our YEARBOOK?

Yearbook Cover Art Contest, Entry Deadline December 1st

Students grades 3 -5 have the opportunity to enter their own, original design in our yearbook cover art contest. The artwork must be 8.5 x 11 (on the solid white paper in the attachment provided in the headline), portrait layout only. Please color in all art work nearly and completely. NO TEXT OR WORDS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ART WORK (we will put the school name and year on the cover). Art work must represent our school theme, "TRUE BLUE". Entries must have printed name, teacher, grade level and child's phone number or email address on back in pencil. All entries must be turned in to teachers by December 1st. For more information please call the yearbook adviser, Nicole Arata at 817-888-5949.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested at volunteering at Beck? Please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Background Check found HERE.

*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.

Teacher Contact Information

Brytnei Rocha: brocha@nisdtx.org
Kelley Schemmel: kschemmel@nisdtx.org
Emily Stovall: estovall@nisdtx.org
Tracey Kiplinger: tkiplinger@nisdtx.org
Becca Hubbs: rhubbs@nisdtx.org
Maggie Bell: mwalsh@nisdtx.org

Transportation Changes

To ensure your child's transportation changes are met each day, please contact the front office or email Beckelem@nisdtx.org and CC your child's teacher with the changes. It would be best to notify us as early in the day as possible.


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