3rd Grade Newsletter

Week of May 25th

Dear Parents,

Career Day was great! Thank you so much to those that were able to come and share their profession with our students!

I can't believe summer vacation is almost here. Down below, you will find some math, reading, and writing resources for the summer.


Math: math projects

Reading: book clubs and The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman

Writing: persuasive writing


Social Studies: entrepreneurs

Science: endangered animal projects

In the Know

Summer Math Opportunities

If you would like to reinforce and strengthen your child's math skills this summer, please follow this link to a free offer from Think Through Math.

Texas Summer THINK Parent Challenge


Research shows that most children lose 2-3 months of math learning over the summer. We're delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks, an Amazon Company that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss.

The program is called TenMarks Summer Math Program and here is how it works:

1. You can visit http://summer.tenmarks.com to pre-register for the program.

2. Before summer break, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to get
3. At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment
based on the grade s/he is completing.
4. The assessment will be automatically graded and TenMarks will create a
personalized program designed to prepare your child for the upcoming year.
5. You can create custom rewards to keep your child motivated - pizza, ice cream, or
a trip to the zoo! It's all up to you!
An hour a week is all it takes for your child to strengthen his/her math skills, and prepare for
the year ahead. The TenMarks Summer Math Program will guide your child through their
personalized program, one topic at a time, helping them refresh what they know, and learn
what they don't. Each assignment contains embedded instruction (hints, video lessons, and
interventions) to ensure success.

The 3-month program starts at the end of May. To get started, pre-register at

Ways to Keep Children Writing All Summer Long


Summer Reading


Southlake Summer Reading



Thank you to those that have sent in 3 stamps for the end of the year report card. We are still missing them from a few students.

2015 - 2016 School Year

Rockenbaugh is preparing for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Please fill out both sides of the emergency card that was sent home and return to your child's teacher by June 5, 2015.

High Touch High Tech

On June 2nd, High Touch High Tech will deliver an in-school "field trip" to transform our classroom into a Living Laboratory as we explore Finally Fun Machines. The in-school "field trip" will be funded by the 3rd grade home room budget (funds collected at the beginning of the year from parents).

Important Dates

May 25th - Memorial Day (school is out)

June 4th - last day of school (early dismissal)

June 5th - report cards posted

3rd Grade Team