The Bast Weekly Blast

Week of January 18, 2016

3rd Grade Rocks!!

I hope everyone had a fantastic 4-day weekend!


I had this handout on the table at conferences, but I cannot express how important I think it is to your child's learning success. Daily reading is a building block and truly the foundation to your child's education. Exposure to different texts and types of texts is essential to the learning process. The more exposure a child has, the more words they learn and know. Which leads to greater success in the classroom! Please take a minute to look at the differences and help me instill a love of reading within all our third graders!


Have a phenomenal week!


Sincerely,


Ms. Bast

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Exciting NEWS!!!!

Our class now has a Facebook page!! A flyer came home last week to let everyone know and give everyone the FB address, so you could all go out and like our page.


I will be posting upcoming events, photos from class activities and events, videos for homework help, reminders, and much more!!

Our FB address is: www.facebook.com/msbastwarriors3

Check it out!!

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Reading Counts

Several students in our class met the 50 point goal for First Semester. They will be celebrating on January 22nd.


If your child did not meet the first semester goal, don't fret! Get started Second Semester today!


Get reading and taking those quizzes!! I know you can do it!!

Scholastic Book Orders!!

Did you know?!


You can order Scholastic books online at www.scholastic.com! It is super easy to set up an account! Once you have set it up, you are ready to get ordering. Our class code is: HXT26.


I have requested some paper book club forms, but haven't received them yet! So, this is an easy way to buy books for your child. No checks to write...no fear of the check getting lost...no losing the order forms. Just a few clicks and payment information and Viola! You are finished!!


Please let me know if you have any questions!

This Week's Spelling Words

Spelling Pattern(s):


Short /u/ (schwa) & Long Vowel Words

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A Sneak Peek at Our Week!

Monday 01-18:


  • NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day


Tuesday 01-19:


  • Poetry
  • Persuasive Writing-Focus on Audience
  • Money
  • /u/ Schwa & Long Vowel Words
  • Force & Motion


Wednesday 01-20:


  • Poetry
  • Persuasive Writing-Revise as You Go
  • Money
  • /u/ Schwa & Long Vowel Words
  • Force & Motion



Thursday 01-21:



  • Poetry
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Money
  • /u/ Schwa & Long Vowel Words
  • Force & Motion



Friday 01-22:


  • Poetry
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Money
  • /u/ Schwa & Long Vowel Words
  • Force & Motion

Homework

Students will be bringing home a reading log with a response section at the bottom on one side and their assignment grid on the other.


Any additional homework assigned SHOULD be written on the log. The students are tasked with doing this each day. It is their responsibility to make sure the assignment log is filled out before they leave each day.


Homework Passes: Students must receive permission in advance for using a Homework Pass on individual assignments. Students can use a Homework Pass on the reading response section on the assignment sheet, but not on the reading log.


We have a homework binder and students are expected to write down missing assignments and their reason for not having it. Students will be expected to finish their assignments in Study Hall on the day due. Ms. Bast will initial the assignment when completed and turned in.


Thanks!

Weather!!

Be sure to dress for the weather and cold temperatures.


Please make sure students are bringing coats, gloves, hats, etc to school each day. We will go outside for recess, weather permitting.


Students will not be permitted to "borrow" a coat from Lost & Found to use. Too often those "borrowed" items don't get returned and are sometimes damaged. Also, as you all know, before Christmas Break, we had a pretty bad "bug" epidemic in the school, and I would love to keep our room "Bug Free"!!


Thanks!

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Attitudes of the Month: Confidence

Confidence is having self-assurance or belief in one's ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what has been learned, and making appropriate decisions.

Ms. Christy Bast

This is my fifth year teaching; my first year in Third Grade. I live in O'fallon, and I have a six-year old Boxer named Sophie. I love to read, write, and draw. I also like to go hiking, take Sophie to the dog park or on a walk, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.


Sophie and I are lucky to share our lives with Anabelle (8), William (6), and Charlotte (4) and their dad. We like to spend our family times exploring parks, swimming, watching movies, creating art projects, and attending lots of extracurricular events. Anabelle loves Cheer and is looking forward to joining the Sign Language club this year. William is a soccer star in the making. He is training to be a goalie!! Charlotte is our little dancer. She has some sassy little dance moves she loves to show off. All in all, we keep ourselves busy!!


I am pleased to be your child's teacher this year. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Follow Our Class on Twitter!!

I will be using Twitter to post class updates periodically! Stop by and check it out!


My twitter handle is: @teacherbast


So, you can search for me and begin following our updates!