Mrs. Solis' 3rd Grade Class

January 5 - 8, 2016

What we are learning next week:

Math- We will be continuing our journey through geometry for the next two weeks! We’ll look at the attributes of 3D shapes and use them to compare differences and similarities. We’ll also study irregular shapes and figure out how to find the area using friendly shapes.

Reading- We will begin our unit on folktales, fables, legends and myths when we return from break. We will learn about the characteristics that make them different from realistic fiction. WE will also find out how the setting on one traditional tale is similar and different to the setting in other traditional tales. Finally, we will understand how to use the theme to support comprehension of tales.

Science- We will be introducing environments. Students will learn about animals different characteristics that help them to survive as well as environmental changes.

Writing- In writing, we will be focusing on imaginary stories. Our first step is to develop the main character. Lessons will focus on this. Ask your child what the main character is like in the imaginary story that is being written. What does he/she look like? How do other characters respond to this character? What are the thoughts and actions of this character?


We are in need of headphones for our classroom. Please send in a set of earbuds or headphones for your child. They will keep these in their desk and will not be sharing with classmates. You can find them for $1 at HEB and the Dollar Store.

Thank you!

Science Fair

The Science Fair is coming!

Please visit the Patsy Sommer Science Fair website for more information on the Science Fair coming in January.

Science Fair Night:

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website!

Wish List

If you would like to help our classroom with the gift of a donation, we could use these items:

GLUE STICKS! We are almost completely out!

Prizes for the treasure box

Books for classroom library (send in books your child has read & is finished with)


Library: Every Tuesday

We have P.E. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes.

Running Club every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15am.

Please initial your child’s planner every night.


Do not rely on an email or phone call to the classroom for transportation changes. Teachers are busy working with students during the day and often times don’t get an opportunity to check email until the end of the day. Please call the office during the school day so that they can get a message to the classroom.

Upcoming dates:

Jan. 5 - Student's first day back to school

Jan. 14 – Report Cards go home

Jan. 18 - MLK, Jr. Day, Student Holiday

Jan. 21- Awards assembly @ 9:15

Jan. 22- 3-5 Assembly

Feb. 3- Early Release