Thinking in 3rd

Hastings & Simmons Newsletter- Volume 22

A peak at the week...

Reading- Nonfiction: TEST Friday

-Main Idea/ Important Details


Writing- Writing Process: Expository

-working on 2nd expository piece

- creating magazine

Grammar- Prepositional Phrases


  • Bundle 8 Test (Wednesday)

Social Studies- Local, State, and Federal Government

Science- Natural Disasters

Homework- Due Thursday, February 18th!

Reading Theory- Read and Answer Questions for 2 stories (never fear they are very short)

Biography Project: Finish reading your biography. In your notebook, collect your ideas about your person (important dates, interesting facts, connections, questions) Due Tuesday 2/16

Envision how you want to share the information that you learned. The possibilities are endless. (poem, reader’s theater, report, poster, iMovie, Chatterpix, Comic LIfe, newspaper article, speech) If you are struggling to find an idea, please let me know.

Your idea must be submitted by Thursday, February 18th

(link to packet can be found below)

Your finished project is not due until February 29th.

Handwriting- HWT pp. 64-67 /m/ and /n/

Read Theory Homework

How does my child access it?

Your student can sign in to Read Theory on any device that has internet service. I have given each student a card with his/her username and password on it. This card is affixed to his/ her planner. The following link will take you straight to the login screen:

What is the expectation?

This week your child will read and answer questions for 2 stories. The stories are not long, but the questions will help me determine strengths and weaknesses in your child's reading skills. I encourage your child to continue reading for 20 minutes each night, but your child will no longer be expected to complete a reading log.

Homework Club

Homework Club will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:20- 7:45 in 3rd grade pod. Students that do not have internet access or are having trouble completing Read Theory assignments at home may attend to complete their work at this time.

Upcoming Events:

February 15- 19

Monday: Student Holiday

Thursday: Class Picture Day

February 22-26

Thursday: Mighty Mustangs Award Ceremony @ 2:00 in cafeteria

Scholastic Book Orders Due February 26th!

Shop Online:
One-Time Class Activation Code: K3R9W

Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by February 26th!

You can shop and submit your order online or send the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading!

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!