3rd Grade Newsletter

December 7th - 11th


1. If you would like to attend your child's holiday party, 3rd grade's will take place on Friday, December 18th from 11:45 - 12:45.

2. ART NIGHT is this Tuesday, December 8th from 5 -8 pm. Buy your tile online at www.beckpta.com! Free crafts will also be sponsored by PTA and Home Depot!

3. Speeding to Read Turn 2 ends December 15th. This means that we will tally your child's stickers that they have earned for completing books at home and in class and recording them on their log. In order to meet their goal for turn 2, students will need at least 12 stickers. Please encourage your child to read each night and record finished books on their log!

4. Don't forget to order tickets by Dec. 7th for the PTA's Mom and Son Date Night! There will be a food truck, games, Nerf Wars, and prizes! The event will take place on Dec. 11th from 6-8pm in the Beck Gym. Please see below for more information about how to order tickets.

5. 3rd graders have been practicing music from the Nutcracker in preparation for their performance on Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm in the cafeteria! Please see below for more information.

We are looking forward to another great week at Beck! As always, please contact us any time with questions.

The Third Grade Team

Learning Targets

A Learning Target is the desired goal of each task in which your child will actively be involved. In addition, it engages your child in reflective evaluation of their own performance.

Readers Workshop:

We will explore various types of poetry and poetic elements so that we can determine the style and purpose of poems we are reading. I'll know I have it when I can determine the structure, type, and characteristics of the poems we read in class.

Writers Workshop:

We will use our knowledge of poetry to create our own poems so that we can demonstrate our understand of poetry and its elements. I'll know I have it when I can create various types of poems using proper structure and experiment with figurative language.

Social Studies:

We will explore various landforms so that we can see how they impact communities and geography. I'll know I have it when I can use the textbook to learn information about landforms and answer comprehension questions to show my understanding.

Math Workshop:

We will use what we know about twos and fours multiplication facts so that we can figure out the twos and fours division facts. I will know I have it when I know my twos and fours division facts.


We will analyze rapid changes so that we can identify their constructive and destructive effects on the areas around them. I'll know I have it when I can explain how different rapid changes cause our Earth's surface to change.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 4th- The Bel Canto Chorus performs at the "Community Christmas Celebration" at 2509 Trophy Club Dr. 6:30- 11:00pm
Dec. 5th- Reindeer Romp 8:30am, benefits NISD Elementary PE Departments, both Beck choirs perform at the town of Trophy Club Christmas celebration at the clock tower @6:30pm
Dec. 7th- Last day to order tickets for PTA's Mom/Son Night! Please see below for more information
Dec. 8th- Art Night!
Dec. 11th- PTA Mother/Son Night! 6-8 pm in the Beck Gym
Dec. 15th- 3rd Grade's Annual Nutcracker performance at 6pm in the cafeteria
Dec. 18th- Holiday Parties, 3rd grade 11:45 - 12:45
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PTA Mother/Son Nerf Wars Night!

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at BeckPTA.com. The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, December 7th. Come dressed to win and our PTA will provide the rest!

www.beckpta.com OR https://squareup.com/market/beckspiritwearboutique

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3rd Grade Presents... The Nutcracker!

Come and celebrate the holidays and join us for this special musical event! The Bel Canto Chorus and 3rd Grade students will perform on Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm in the cafeteria. Please look for additional information coming home from Mr. Garza soon!

In addition, 3rd grade students will be performing for the students at Beck Elementary during the school day on Wendesday, December 16th at 8am and 9am.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested at volunteering at Beck? Please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Background Check found HERE.

*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.

Teacher Contact Information

Brytnei Rocha: brocha@nisdtx.org
Kelley Schemmel: kschemmel@nisdtx.org
Emily Stovall: estovall@nisdtx.org
Tracey Kiplinger: tkiplinger@nisdtx.org
Becca Hubbs: rhubbs@nisdtx.org
Maggie Bell: mwalsh@nisdtx.org

Transportation Changes

To ensure your child's transportation changes are met each day, please contact the front office or email Beckelem@nisdtx.org and CC your child's teacher with the changes. It would be best to notify us as early in the day as possible.


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