Third Grade Thoughts

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

Bluebonnet Voting

The Gator's Learning Commons is in the home stretch for The Bluebonnet Reading Program for 3rd - 5th Graders. Any 3rd - 5th Grade student who reads 5 or more of the new books will be invited to the Bluebonnet Voting later in January. If your child misplaced their form, you can visit www.gatorzread.weebly.com / "Student" tab for more info about Bluebonnet Program and to print a new form. FORMS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13.

GT Identification

1st -4th Grade Gifted & Talented Identification Parent Informational Meeting will be held on Feb.2 from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the PDEC, 5800 Colleyville Blvd in the Panther Den. Join us to learn more about the referral, testing & program services for first - fourth grade students. The referral window will be from Feb. 13 - 24, 2017. Testing will take place between Feb. 27 - March 10, 2017. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Advanced Academics website for those unable to attend.

Yearbook Orders

Get your Glenhope yearbook TODAY! Yearbooks are on sale for $25 until January 31st. If you are interested in buying a yearbook, please view your options below:



  1. Go to: bit.do/GlenhopeYearbook


  1. Place your order and pay online


  1. Pay an extra $5 to have your child’s name embossed on their book


OR



  1. Send in $25 via cash or check (made payable to Glenhope Elementary). Be sure to add your child's name, teacher's name, and grade level!

Save the Date

Friday, January 13th

Bluebonnet forms due to Mrs. Freyou


Monday, January 16th

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL!

You Say It's Your Birthday...

-no upcoming birthdays!

How are we growing our brains next week?

Math:

-introducing fractions

-reviewing multiplication concepts


**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

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


Reading:

-reviewing cause/effect

-story elements (character, setting, problem/solution)


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


Writing:

-handwriting

-narrative essays: paragraph organization & developing ideas

-prefixes & suffixes

-Middle of Year Narrative Writing Assessment


Science:

-soil formation


Social Studies:

-impact of geography

STAAR Benchmarks

This year is the first year for our students to take the state test (STAAR test). Although we won't be taking the test until early May, we need to start preparing students for the format and rigor of the test now.


On Wednesday, February 1st and Thursday, February 2nd we will be taking practice STAAR Math & Reading tests. These practice tests will be given in the same way as actual testing day and in the same format. This will help us to give students exposure to the actual experience of taking the test as well as letting us know what their strengths are and where we need to focus our efforts over the next following months.


We ask that you please do not schedule any appointments during the morning of Feb 1st and 2nd.


After the tests, we will communicate with you how your child did and what we will be focusing on.

Growth Mindset - Not Just for Kids

This article discusses how we shouldn't just be teaching our students growth mindset, but also working on our own growth mindset as teachers. It is such a good reminder!


http://www.educationdive.com/news/a-growth-mindset-isnt-just-for-students-teachers-should-have-one-too/433044/

LEAD WITH GCISD

Six GCISD campuses have been recognized with the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award. Glenhope was one of the schools to receive this award! The award is given to schools who work hard to improve their counseling program.


To learn more about the CREST award, click here:

http://www.txca.org/tca/Crest2.asp

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

http://facebook.com/clee3rdgrade

carrie.lee@gcisd.net


Miss Hayes' Classroom Facebook, Twitter, & Email

http://facebook.com/misshayes3rd

@HayesClass111

christina.hayes@gcisd.net


Mrs. J. Lee's Classroom Facebook & Email

http://facebook.com/leeleapers

julie.lee@gcisd.net