January 22, 2016

Save the Date

Feb. 10 - Field Trip to Old Red

Feb. 12- Valentine's Day Parties; 1:45-2:45 for Third Grade

Feb. 15- No School

Feb. 17-18- Dismiss at 11:45

Feb. 19 - Turn in Six Flags Read to Succeed logs; Progress Reports

Feb. 22 - Field Trip to the Bush Library

March 13-20- Spring Break

Class Objectives

Math - (3rd grade) - Fraction Garden Project; STAAR Benchmark

Writing- Editing and Revising the Imaginative Story

Reading -Creating a Video: A Day in the Life of a Third Grade ASPIRE Student

Science -Rube Goldberg project

Social Studies - Analyzing our GCISD Community

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Valentine's Day Party

Our classroom Valentine parties are next Friday (2/12) from 1:45-2:45. Our wonderful classroom parents have been busy working to make sure we have a wonderful time. Last week a class list was emailed so that your child could begin preparing the Valentines.

As a reminder, we are unable to have siblings at our holiday party. Also, if you have signed up to bring food, please make sure the label indicates no tree nuts or peanuts. Tree nuts also include coconut (as stated by the FDA in 2006). We also ask that you make sure to bring store bought food (nothing homemade). Thank you!

All food requested by our classroom parents has been signed up for, but it looks like we are still in need of volunteers to help set up the party and volunteers to help serve food. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are available to help. We appreciate you!

You do not have to worry about decorating a fancy mailbox as we will make bags in class, but each student should bring in a class set of Valentines.

Also, please remember that we are a nut-free classroom. If your child's valentines have treats attached to them, be sure they do not contain nuts.

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Visiting Old Red!

Our field trip to The Old Red Museum and Courthouse in Dallas is almost here! Here are some important details regarding our trip:

1. Trip date: Wednesday, February 10th

2. We will be departing school at 9:00am and returning approximately at 2:00pm

3. Students will need to bring a snack lunch to school that day

4. Students will need to wear comfortable shoes, a gator shirt OR green/blue, and at least a light jacket

5. 20 chaperones will be joining us on the trip, which makes 1 chaperone for about 4 students

We are so excited!

Growth Mindset: Class Dojo Episode 3!

Here is the 3rd episode of Class Dojo's growth mindset series. It discusses the power of "YET." We hope you enjoy!

Big Ideas for the classroom: Growth Mindset - Episode 3/5

25 Book Challenge

Our class is happily working on their book challenges! I love that students are so interested in exploring different genres.

Please be sure to keep the 25 Book Challenge log up to date. The log is on bright pink paper and stored in a sheet protector in the binder.

Also, remember that this book challenge is for the 15-16 school year. You can count any book (over 100 pages for the 25 Book Challenge) that students have read this school year. (Poetry books and Non-fiction books can be less than 100 pages as long as they are on the appropriate reading level.)

Thanks so much for your support!

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