The 3rd Grade Buzz

September 18 - September 22

3rd Grade General News!

  • CARNIVAL AUCTION BASKETS! - The countdown to the annual GES Carnival & Auction is on, and it is now time to think of our grade level auction baskets! This year auction baskets will be a collaborative grade level effort. Each grade has been assigned a number of basket themes and we are asking families to contribute to one or as many as you would like. For more information, click the link below. A letter will also be going home in each child's folder. We are so excited to see what each grade comes up with!

    3rd Grade Basket Assignments are: Family Game Night, Date Night, Ice Cream You Scream, Giddy Up, Green Thumb, and Tailgate Party!

    Sign Up for basket donations: 3rd Grade Auction Sign Up

    3rd Grade Auction Coordinator: Amanda Martinez

  • Headphones: Please make sure your child has brought a pair of headphones (preferably not earbuds since they hurt little ears) to use in class!

  • Field Trip Volunteers!: All classroom and field trip volunteers must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the online background check form: Volunteer Background Check. This must be completed annually. Please make sure you have completed both of these for the school year 2017-2018. If you are a Friday Reader and have not yet completed these, please do so and allow 7-10 days for the background check to process. Thank you!

Humanities News!

Unit: Communities


  • Continuing informational writing skills and strategies


  • Continuing Main Idea

Social Studies

  • Continuing Map Skills

Math News!

Unit: Data Analysis - Graphing

  • Beginning our Graphing unit covering Bar graphs, Pictographs, Dot Plots & Frequency Tables.
  • Unit Assessment will be taken late October covering graphing, and addition and subtraction.

Science News!

Unit: Classifying Matter
  • Beginning our Mixtures Unit
  • First TEKS check will be held on Monday October 2nd, covering the following units: Classifying Matter, Changes from Heat and Mixtures. Students will be prepared for this prior to October!

Don`t Forget to Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, 9/21 PTA meeting/ICE CREAM SOCIAL 6:30pm

Friday, 9/29 GES Bank