Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly News from Glenhope 3rd Grade! (Volume 16-17, Issue 8)

Pink OUT Day & National Bully-Free Month

October is National Bully-Free Month and the district will be recognizing certain dates in the next few weeks.


Wednesday, October 19th - National Unity Day (wear orange and jeans)


Tuesday, November 1st - High School College Night (wear college shirt and jeans).


Additionally, because October is breast cancer awareness month, the district is asking everyone to pink OUT (wear pink) on Tuesday, October 18th.

PTA Fall Festival

Our wonderful PTA is hard at work preparing for our annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd. We hope that you can make arrangements to attend. The events and auction raise money that is used directly to help our students at Glenhope. We hope to see you there!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a week where GCISD takes a stand against drugs. This year, Red Ribbon Week falls Oct 24th-28th. Each day, students are encouraged to dress according to the theme:


Monday, October 24th

Our Future is Bright (without drugs): wear neon and sunglasses


Tuesday, October 25th

Sock it to Drugs (wear crazy socks)


Wednesday, October 26th

Don't Get Mixed Up With Drugs (wear mis-matched clothes)


Thursday, October 27th

Lights Out On Drugs (wear PJ's)


Friday, October 28th

Team Up Against Drugs (wear favorite team jersey or shirt)

Save the Date

Tuesday, October 18th

-GCISD pink OUT day (wear pink!)


Wednesday, October 19th

-National Unity Day (wear orange)

-1st 9 Weeks Report Cards


Saturday, October 22nd

-Fall Festival

You Say It's Your Birthday...

Heaven C. - 16th

How are we growing our brains next week?

Math:

-addition/subtraction

-data analysis (graphing: bar graphs, dot plots, and pictographs)

-money


**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

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


Reading:

-main idea of fiction

-point of view


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


Writing:

-handwriting

-ow/ou digraphs

-synonyms & antonyms

-expository writing


Science:

-sun & the water cycle


Social Studies:

-impact of geography

Author Visit

We have several visiting authors coming to GHE in November! Polly Holyoke will be presenting to our 3rd - 5th graders. Pre-order forms for their books came home this week and will be due back mid-October. Books that were pre-ordered will be autographed by our visiting authors.

1st 9 Weeks Report Cards

The first nine weeks is actually only eight weeks (wow!) in order to have the second nine weeks end before Winter Break. This means the end of the 9 weeks is TODAY (Friday, October 14th) and that report cards will be ready for you to view next week on Wednesday. We know the progress reports just went out for the 6 weeks!


Please keep in mind that this is the first nine weeks, which means that there aren't typically a ton of standards covered. We spend the first 1-2 weeks of school really building routines, procedures, and relationships in our classrooms. As the year progresses, you will see more standards assessed. Also keep in mind that in some areas, such as math, reading, and writing...these are skill-based areas and need constant practice and repetition for mastery. They are not expected to be mastered until the end of 3rd grade.


Please let us know if you have any question regarding the report card!

Class Dojo: Growth Mindset Episode 5

This episode discusses how your brain is a muscle!

LEAD WITH GCISD

Take a look at the article below. It highlights how GCISD hired an energy consulting firm to help us with our energy savings and in 18 months we saved $618,000!


http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/courier-journal/article104689751.html

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