The 3rd Grade Buzz

August 28 - September 1

3rd Grade General News!

  • Don`t forget to follow us on Twitter to see the action taking place in our classrooms! @GESCDavis, @GESCScott, @GESChoppy, @GESHickerson
  • Make sure students bring a snack everyday.
  • Ipads that are taken home must be fully charged when returning to school. Ipads are going to be sent home with kiddos unless you have let your homeroom teacher know you prefer them to stay at school.
  • Please make sure your child has brought a pair of headphones (preferably not earbuds) to use in class.
  • Volunteers - If you are wanting to volunteer please make sure you have completed the background check as well as the GES volunteer video. Please use the link to find the background check and volunteer video.

    As parents of a GES student, you will receive a letter inviting you to join ClassDojo. This is a digital tool used by PE, music, and art to communicate with our students and parents. Each child receives a unique code created for them. This code is private and viewed only by you, your child, and their specials teachers. We strongly encourage you to join, so that you can receive immediate feedback on your child's behaviors while attending our classes. While we do occasionally note positive behaviors we see during our classes, it is used mostly to communicate areas of concern. Our hopes are that you might check ClassDojo daily with your child to offer compliments on a job well done, or visit with them about noted behaviors, and provide counsel to them should this situation arise again in the future. This is by far the best tool we have found to use as a team to help redirect unproductive behaviors prior to them escalating. Thank you for your support in working with us to help your child succeed in this new year. If you have any questions, please contact our Learning Leader, Michelle Basil, for more information.

Humanities News!

Unit: Communities


  • Beginning of Year Writing Sample collection


  • Choosing just-right books and thinking about our reading

Social Studies:

  • Why We Form Communities

Math News!

Unit: Place Value

  • Place value through the 100`s and 1,000`s
  • Homework will begin coming home next week; please only do the day delegated each night as a quick spiral review. We will cover/review homework in class daily.

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!

Thursday, August 31th - Curriculum Night

Monday, September 4th - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 12th - Vision & Hearing screenings begin

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