The 3rd Grade Buzz

September 4 - September 8

3rd Grade General News!

  • Parent Information Night Presentation can be found here -

  • Tardy Information: The first bell rings at 7:35 and the second bell (the tardy bell) rings at 7:40. If your child is not in the classroom at 7:40, he/she is counted tardy. Please allow a few extra minutes in your morning schedule to allow for walking down the hall after drop-off.

  • Take-Home Folders/Binders: Please check your child's take-home folder each day. This is where you will find homework, any notes that need to go home, and graded papers.

  • P.E.: Students are asked to wear or bring tennis shoes each day for their P.E. rotation.

  • Field Trip Volunteers!: All classroom and field trip volunteers must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the online background check form: Volunteer Background Check. This must be completed annually. Please make sure you have completed both of these for the school year 2017-2018. If you are a Friday Reader and have not yet completed these, please do so and allow 7-10 days for the background check to process. Thank you!

  • Twitter: Don`t forget to follow us on Twitter to see the action taking place in our classrooms: @GESCDavis, @GESCScott, @GESChoppy, @GESHickerson
  • Snacks: Make sure students bring a snack everyday.
  • Ipads: Ipads that are taken home must be fully charged when returning to school each day. Ipads are going to be sent home with kiddos unless you have let your homeroom teacher know you prefer them to stay at school.
  • Headphones: Please make sure your child has brought a pair of headphones (preferably not earbuds) to use in class.

Humanities News!

Unit: Communities


  • In a Snap Words for Spelling/Begin Informational Writing


  • Writing about our Reading/Read Aloud: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Social Studies

  • Being a Part of a Community/Exploring Communities

Math News!

Unit: Place Value

  • Continuing Place value through the 100s and 100,000s
  • Unit Assessment will be taken on September 15th covering place value to the 100,000s, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding and estimating sums.

Science News!

Unit: Classifying Matter
  • Continuing our Classifying Matter unit
  • First TEKS check will be held on Monday October 2nd, covering the following units; Classifying Matter, Changes from Heat and Mixtures. Students will be prepared for this prior to October!

Don`t Forget to Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, September 4th - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 21st - PTA Meeting at 6:30pm