3rd Grade Newsletter

January 5th - 8th


1. Winter break is from December 21st to January 4th. Students return to school from the winter break on TUESDAY, January 5th!

2. January 5th is also Chick Fil A Spirit Night!

3. Beckopoly forms came home with your student this week. Beckopoly will take place Tuesday, January 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. If your child would like to submit a business proposal, these are due Friday, January 8th (the business proposal form can be found on the bottom of the note sent home about Beckopoly).

We hope you all have a safe, fun-filled break! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!

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 review the power of text evidence and background knowledge when reading so that we can use these tools to draw conclusions. I'll know I have it when I can combine text clues with my schema to make inferences.

Writers Workshop:

We will explore the features of non-fiction text so that we can gather information to help us review our book. I'll know I have it when I can begin to develop ideas to plan a book review over a non-fiction text.

Social Studies:

We will discuss Earth's resources so that we can understand how people use resources to meet their needs. I'll know I have it when I can read and answer questions about the different types of resources in my community and in our country, and how these resources affect agriculture and industry.

Math Workshop:

We will analyze word problems so that we can determine what multiplication equation should be used to solve them. I will know I have it when I can correctly solve multiplication story problems.


We will observe our weather so that I can recognize patterns and compare changes in our weather. I'll know I have it when I can explain different measures for weather and I can gather information about weather.

Upcoming Events

December 21st - January 4th- Winter Break, No School
Tuesday, January 5th- Students return to school from winter break, Chick Fil A Night
January 8th- School-Wide Spelling Bee, 8:30am (students who will compete in this spelling bee were chosen as a class spelling champion via classroom spelling bees)
January 13th- Battle of the Books competition, 10am
January 14th- Early Dismissal at 12:15
January 15th- Early Dismissal at 12:15, Donuts With Dad: 7AM!!
January 18th- Student Holiday, no school
January 19th- BECKOPOLY! 6:00 - 7:30pm
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Congratulations to Our Class Spelling Bee Champions!!

The following 3rd grade students won their class spelling bees and will go on to compete in the school-wide spelling bee on Friday, January 8th!

Rohan Soni (Bell)
Cameron Bryson (Schemmel)
Rohan Verma (Hubbs)
Will Koch (Rocha)
Ryleigh Salle (Kiplinger)
Zoey Bozarth (Stovall)
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Come to the WINTER WONDERLAND event at Byron Nelson High School on December 19th, from 12pm to 7pm!

There will be fun games and activities for the whole family including pictures with Santa Claus, a silent auction, snowball fights, fun games and more! Admission is $5 for students, $7 for adults, $6 dollars for seniors, and all kids under 3 get in for free!

Byron Nelson Winter Wonderland
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Winter Weather Information

As we move into January, we'll probably be experiencing some chilly weather! Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat, gloves, and scarf when necessary for outdoor recess.

Also, please see the following attachment that helps to answer some FAQ's about "Staying in The Know When it Snows"!

Winter Weather School Information

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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