Mrs. Houston's Third Grade News

December 11, 2015

Important Dates

Monday, January 11 - Study Island Homework due

Friday, January 15 - Science Test, Spelling Test, Reading Weekly Test

Monday, January 18 - NO SCHOOL

February 5- Re-enrollment forms due

February 15 - NO SCHOOL

February 25th - Field Trip to Alliance Theater (information to come)

Re-Enrollment Forms Sent Home TODAY!

Please look for a BLUE re-enrollment form in your child's take-home folder. If you would like to re-enroll your child at FSA for the 2015-2016 school year, fill out the form and send it in to me by Friday, February 5th.

January Reading Reflections

I am aware that many children read books over the winter break that they had hoped to use towards the THREE reading reflections they are required to complete each month. However, the books that they are to reflect upon should be read in school (for the most part) during the month of January. However, I will allow students to complete AR tests on the books that they already read to help their scores on Accelerated Reader.


We are experiencing some cold weather (finally!) and students NEED to bring an appropriate jacket to school for recess. They will not be allowed to play outside if they do not have a jacket. The jackets for recess do not have to have an FSA logo, but if your child wants to wear it during the school day, it must follow the school uniform code.

What's Coming Up...

Spelling Words:

beautiful, safely, kindness, finally, spotless, worthless, illness, helpful, daily, suddenly, wireless, quietly, fairness, cheerful, painful

Vocab: anxiously, bay, blizzards, channel, chipped, melody, supplies, surrounded, symphony

Book of the Week: A Symphony of Whales

Comprehension Strategy/Skill: Story Structure, Generalize

Social Studies:

U.S. Geography - Students will learn about major rivers and mountain ranges in the US. They will use maps to locate major physical features of US geography.

Chapter 3 Lessons 1 and 2 - America’s First People and Early Explorers

Science: Chapter 4

Test Review and Test Friday

Vocabulary: arthropod, inherit, instinct, invertebrate, larva, metamorphosis, pupa, trait, vertebrate