Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly News from Glenhope 3rd Grade! (Volume 16-17, Issue 2)

About Us

We had 3rd graders create a collage using the Pic Collage app last week to tell us about themselves. We also created one with them. Feel free to check out our teacher collages above to learn a little more about us!

Friday Folders

Friday Folders went home for the first time last week. We ask that you review these with your child and send them back signed on Monday. Just a reminder to help your child bring it back early in the week! :)


We have had several students either forget to bring their iPads to school or forget to charge their iPad each night. We use the iPads ALL DAY as an important learning tool so when your child doesn't have it or it dies, they are missing work.

Unfortunately for students who continue to forget to bring their iPad or charge it, they will be missing some recess time to make up the work they missed.

Yearbook App

We need your help! Making sure we have enough pictures for the yearbook is always a big work load for Glenhope each year. Luckily, there is a new app where you can help! The app is called Balfour Image Share. If you are at any Glenhope events this year and happen to snap a picture, please use the app to upload it! We are hoping this will give us a wide variety of photos to choose from and ensure we have the best photographs possible in our yearbook! For more information about the app, please see below:

**You will need our school project code to create your account in the app: 726070

To download the app for android:

To download the app for iPhone:

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Last week, PTA membership forms were sent home. We hope that you each consider becoming a member. Our Glenhope PTA is amazing and does so much each year!

Glenhope is also doing its annual Greenback fundraiser. Instead of doing a "catalog" type fundraiser where your child has to ask neighbors, friends, and relatives to order products, we hold a Greenback fundraiser instead. If you would like to donate check or cash, you can send it in to school. All Greenback money goes directly to support our needs. For example, a portion of this year's Greenback money will be used to purchase movement stools for every classroom. Each grade level also will receive a $500 stipend from Greenback funds to purchase much needed items. Thank you for your support!

Finally, technology acknowledgements were sent home this week with your child. Please make sure you sign this and return it to school. You will also need to make sure you have paid the mandatory $50 iPad fee. This fee is a one time fee and will last until your child is out of elementary school. Most of you paid $35 last year, so you only owe $15.

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Save the Date

Monday, September 5th

Labor Day (no school!)

You Say It's Your Birthday...

-Eva H. - 4th
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How are we growing our brains next week?


-place value (composing/decomposing #'s; comparing & ordering #'s)


-pick out "good fit" books

-building our independent reading stamina

-Reading Workshop routines


-beginning of year writing assessments (narrative)

-interrogative sentences




-weather changes

Social Studies:

-communities (reasons why communities are formed)

Growth Mindset: A Life Skill

In addition to the concept of grit, we began talking with students this week about a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. We will be encouraging students to become more growth minded throughout the year. To understand more about a growth mindset and fixed mindset, please watch the video below.

We also recommend a wonderful book by Carol Dweck called Mindset. It is an easy read and describes growth mindset vs. fixed mindset in an understandable way.

Growth Mindset Animation


One major aspect of our district's 10-year strategic plan is the heavy implementation and use of technology.

As we continue our digital journey, we are trying to instill important lessons regarding technology with our 3rd graders. One important element we have discussed with students is the development of their Digital Footprint. Throughout the year, we will work to help them understand the importance of being safe online as well as leaving a digital footprint to be proud of, instead of ashamed of. To view the presentation and videos we showed students, please click here:
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Enjoy Your Holiday!

We have so enjoyed the last two weeks with your children. We look forward to growing more and more as the year progresses. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Stay in the Loop!

Make sure you connect to the 3rd grade Remind account to receive the most up-to-date news!

For Remind:

text @glenhope3 to 81010

Each teacher has their own classroom Facebook. Make sure you check there for notifications as well as pictures and videos!

Mrs. C. Lee's Classroom Facebook & Email

Miss Hayes' Classroom Facebook, Twitter, & Email


Mrs. J. Lee's Classroom Facebook & Email