Third Grade #ReaganRays

October 23, 2017

Upcoming Dates

October 23-27- Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday- Wear Red "Proud to be drug free!"
  • Tuesday-Wear anything Emoji (also theme for Jog-A-Thon) "Emojin the possibilities when you're drug free!"
  • Wednesday-Sock Day "Sock it to drugs!"
  • Thursday- Camo Day "I can hide from drugs!" or "Drugs can't find me!"
  • Friday-Star Wars Day "Use the force to say NO to drugs!"

October 24th-25th Tuesday and Wednesday, Reagan PTA Jog-a-Thon

October 25th Wednesday, Reagan PTA Back to School Picnic *new day

October 27th Friday- Permission Forms for Field Trip are due.

November 14th Tuesday Field Trip ( Sivells, Olson)

November 15th Wednesday Field Trip (Huskerson, Wood, Venner, Serphillps)

Field Trip

Please fill out permission form for Ronald Reagan Elementary 3rd grade field trip to the Austin Thinkery on November 14th (Olson, Sivells) or 15th (Huskerson, Wood, Serphillips, Venner). Permission forms and payment are due by October 27th.

  • We will depart Reagan Elementary at 9:30am and return by 2:00pm.
  • Staff and students are required to ride the bus to the Austin Thinkery, but parents/chaperones are responsible for their own transportation.
  • We are asking $7.00 per student to cover the entry to the museum. Chaperones will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets at the door. Each class will need approximately 5 chaperones to attend and you MUST be an approved LISD volunteer (

Also, if you would like to contribute any extra money, we will put this toward sponsoring our third graders who may need some extra help paying the fee.

Students will have the choice of bringing a sack lunch from home or purchasing one from our school cafeteria for the regular lunch price. Don't forget to wear your 3rd grade t-shirt or color!

Please contact your child's teacher with any further questions!

Thank you,

3rd grade team


Dear Reagan Parents,

Our annual Jog-a-thon is quickly approaching and we REALLY need your help in making this a successful event!

The annual Jog-a-thon is a significant fundraiser for our school and would be not be successful without our participants and volunteers. Please volunteer if you can!

Thank you,

Your Jog-a-thon Committee



Bridges Practice: More Windows

P.A.C.E. 2 by 1 Multiplication (Due on Friday)

Reading: 60 minutes per week

Multiplication Facts

Spelling Core Words Unit 8 Once, animal, life, took, enough

Practice All Words- Spelling City ( Click on Unit 8, Test on Friday)


Login and Passwords for Ronald Reagan

Second Step - Family The Second Step program increases kids’ school success and decreases problem behaviors by teaching them skills for learning

Free Apps for the Classroom

Free Math Apps

These apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. All apps are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).

Language Arts

Year at a Glance

In this introductory unit on nonfiction, students are exposed to a variety of nonfiction genres. Students understand the distinguishing characteristics between fiction and nonfiction. Students read nonfiction to gain information about their personal interests, to answer questions, and to learn about their surrounding world. Students will have multiple opportunities to read and write procedural or work related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

Students learn:

  • How to read nonfiction text to gain information

  • How to read procedural texts to be instructed on how something is done through a series of sequenced steps

  • How text features help locate information

  • How to analyze and draw conclusions based on evidence in the text such as cause and effect relationships among ideas in texts

  • How to follow and explain a set of written multi-step directions

  • How to use metacognitive strategies to comprehend (questioning, inferring, summarizing)

  • That a summary maintains meaning and logical order of a text and helps understand the author’s message

  • How to write procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes

  • How to organize procedural texts with a topic sentence that establishes the central idea of the piece, supporting sentences with details, facts, and explanations, and a concluding statement

  • How to use time order transitions throughout a piece of writing and to signal the conclusion

  • The difference between the subject and complete predicate in a sentence


Year At a Glance for Parents

Parent Letter Unit 2

Unit Summary:

This unit introduces multiplication by immersing students in a wide variety of multiplicative situations. When solving problems that are embedded in different contexts and that invite them to think of the operation in different ways, students make use of a variety of models for multiplication, including equal groups, arrays, the number line, and ratio tables. They also apply the associative and distributive properties to develop efficient, reliable, and generalizable strategies for multiplying. They track these strategies on a multiplication table featuring products from 0 to 100 and apply what they have learned by solving problems that involve scaled graphs and story problems with multiple steps and operations.

September Number Corner Summary:

This month, students revisit concepts of multiplication in a new context during the Computational Fluency workouts, and they continue to review efficient strategies for adding and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers during the Number Line and Solving Problems workouts. The other two workouts introduce measurement of liquid volume in metric units, fractions, and a host of geometry terms and concepts.

Science/ Social Studies

  • Students will build on their knowledge of how people adapt, modify and use the physical environment in which they live and how that physical environment may change, including natural resources. They will investigate the impact of people, organisms and events on the physical environment.

  • Students will explore, investigate, and compare landforms found on Earth and the rapid changes landforms undergo. They will explore changes and interactions between humans and their environment including how people adapt, modify and use the physical environment. Students will explore and investigate natural resources and the impact of rapid changes to natural resources.

LISD Learning Sites

Our Awesome 3rd Grade Team