3rd Grade Newsletter
September 28th - October 2nd
2. Thank you for joining us at Curriculum Night! If you were unable to attend last Tuesday, you can access the information on your child's homeroom teacher's website.
3. Sign-Ups for Parent Teacher Conferences will be coming home soon! Parent teacher conferences will take place the week of October 5th.
4. For the past three weeks, reading teachers have administered the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) to each student to find their independent reading level. This information will be shared with you during upcoming parent teacher conferences.
We are looking forward to another great week at Beck! As always, please contact us any time with questions.
The Third Grade Team
We will review the writing process so that we can be prepared to take pieces of writing from ideas to publishing this year! I'll know I have it when I can generate ideas, complete a plan, draft, revise, edit and publish. *Students will take the beginning of year writing assessment this week. It is not graded and will be used to guide instruction and set goals.*
We will explore various reading skills including decoding unknown words, cause and effect, and story elements so that we can become better readers. I'll know I have it when I can use word parts to solve word problems when reading and journal about cause and effect relationships.
We will explore the various characteristics of maps and how they provide information so that we can understand that maps have various purposes. I will create my own grid map including a compass rose and legend and explain how to get from place to place!
We will round numbers to the nearest ten so that we can estimate the total of two or more two-digit numbers. I will know I have it when I can estimate numbers to find the sum. *Look for your student's Module 2 pre-test coming home sometime this week!*
We will explore properties of matter so that I can begin to understand the difference between them. I'll know I have it when I can identify properties specific to a phase of matter.
September 30th: Byron Nelson High School Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally 6:15- 11:00 pm
October 2nd: End of the 1st 6 weeks grading period
October 6th: Chick Fil A Family Fun Night, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
October 9th: Early dismissal @ 12:15, 3rd grade 1st six weeks award assembly (you will receive confirmation from your child's homeroom teacher if your child is receiving an award)
October 12th: Student Holiday
October 14th: Reflections Art Contest submission deadline
Let's Celebrate Homecoming Week at Beck!!!
We will have a daily theme each day this week to celebrate and encourage the Bobcats.
Monday, September 28th: Mozart Monday (Classy/Dress Attire)
Tuesday, September 29th: Country Tuesday (Western Attire)
Wednesday, September 30th: Woodstock Wednesday (60's Attire)
Thursday, October 1st: Tour T-Shirt Day (Band/Music Group shirt)
Friday, October 2nd: Rock the Raiders! (Rockstar Attire or Spirit Wear)
*Please see the Beck website for more detailed information about Byron Nelson's homecoming events.
September is ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH!
Speeding to Read
This year Beck has been invited to participate in Texas Motor Speedway's SPEEDING TO READ program. We will be competing against 7 other schools in the area to see who can read the most books!! There will be 4 "turns," around the racetrack, or checkpoints in which student totals will be calculated and prizes/medals will be distributed to students who are in the lead.
There will be a kick-off assembly at Texas Motor Speedway on September 29th (we will send more information home about this trip soon). For more information about the program, please visit the website at http://www.speedingtoread.com/
This week your child will receive their Speeding to Read log. Using this log, students can record the books they have finished reading. Any book read at home or in class counts towards meeting their goal! Please make sure that your child records the title of the book in the correct category (picture book, chapter book, graphic novel, or NASCAR book). Categorizing these books helps us to calculate how many "stickers" your child will earn for our tracking chart at school.
Please contact your child's language arts teacher if you have any questions about this program!
*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.