Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly news from Glenhope 3rd grade! (Volume 15-16, Issue 8)

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Fall Festival...COMING SOON!

The annual PTA Fall Festival is almost here...Saturday, October 24th from 2:00-6:00! (Even if the weather doesn't feel so "fall!") If you are new to Glenhope, the Fall Festival is an exciting event for our Glenhope families with games, food, and auctions! All money raised is for our wonderful Glenhope PTA.

Each classroom at Glenhope is in charge of creating a basket (with its own theme) that will be up for auction at the festival. Each of our room parents have been working hard to collect items/money for the basket as well as sign up volunteers to help run the event. Please look for letters and emails asking for items and volunteers. We appreciate all of you who help with the event!

We also hope that you consider coming to the festival on the 24th to support our wonderful PTA. Your children will even have the option to enter the auction for a special outing with the 3rd grade teachers!

Report Cards...We are all Growing!

The end of the first 9 weeks is today, which means that report cards will be ready to view next Wednesday, October 21st.

This year, the progress report and report card are the same document. You will notice some items on your child's report have stayed the same from 6 weeks to 9 weeks, while others have changed.

As we stated on curriculum night, some skills take longer for students to develop. They are expected to meet these skills by the end of the year, so they may not completely have the skill just yet. If your child isn't making adequate progress, you will be hearing from us.

We are excited about how much growth we've already had!

Save the Date

Friday, October 16th

-end of the 1st nine weeks

Tuesday, October 20th

-Dad's Club fundraiser @ Chop House Burger (PM)

Wednesday, October 21st

-1st nine weeks report cards available on Google Drive

-Wear ORANGE to school (National Unity Day)

Saturday, October 24th

-PTA Fall Festival (2:00-6:00)

Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th


*Monday - "Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying" (wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt)

*Tuesday - "Sock it to Drugs" (wear crazy socks)

*Wednesday - "Mix it Up Day" (wear mix-matched clothes)

*Thursday - "Lights Out on Drugs and Bullying" (wear PJ pants and sunglasses)

*Friday - "Be a HERO and Stand Up to Bullying" (wear a super hero or community hero shirt)

You Say It's Your Birthday...

William P. - 19th
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How are we growing our brains next week?



-fun facts (practicing)

**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

**weekly Math HW Lonestar Math (given out Monday, due on Friday)


-checking for comprehension as we read


-main idea

**nightly Reading HW - read for at least 20 min.


-expository writing

-parts of speech: nouns

-spelling: vowel digraph oo; 3rd In a Snap words



-Science TEKS Check (10 question assessment)

Social Studies:

-map skills

3rd Grade "In a Snap" Words

This week's 3rd grade "In a Snap" words we are focusing on are:





Try practicing them at home with your child!

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Grit: overcoming failure

This week, we showed students the video below to have them feel the importance of grit, or "stick-with-it-ness." The video highlights famous people throughout history that met intense struggle. Instead of letting this struggle defeat them, they used it to propel them into achieving something greater.

We hope you enjoy the video as well!

Famous Failures

Oh, the places we'll go as a 1:1 campus

Students charging their iPads has improved this week! Please remember to continue encouraging your child to remember this important step every night.

We also want to make sure you are monitoring what your child is doing on their iPad. For example, they have the BrainPOP app on their iPad. BrainPOP has many educational videos that make concepts easy to understand. However, BrainPOP does carry videos that are for older children, such as videos about reproduction, AIDS, etc. We would suggest that you tell your child they must check with you before searching and watching a video on BrainPOP.

We thank you for your continued support on this 1:1 journey!

Stay in the Loop!

Make sure you connect to the 3rd grade Facebook, Twitter, and Remind accounts to received the most up-to-date news!

For Remind:

text @glenhope3 to 81010

For Facebook and Twitter:

click the gray buttons above!