Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly News from Glenhope 3rd Grade! (Volume 16-17,Issue 21)

Student Council - Valentine's Grams

Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams for 50 cents each before school from February 6th - 13th. Valentine Grams will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day.

GT Testing

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is now accepting referrals for current students in grades 1-4 who may be eligible for Gifted and Talented Services. This program is designed for students who exhibit intellectual giftedness at an extraordinary level. Services are provided only upon identification of educational needs of the student. Anyone wishing to refer a student attending Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in grades 1-4 may secure a referral form from the Glenhope office or the GCISD Advanced Academics webpage. This form must be returned to the campus by February 24.

Six Flags - Read to Succeed

Just a reminder that if your child is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program, the forms need to be returned by February 15 in order to receive a free Six Flags ticket. If you have misplaced your form, you can download a new one at

Save the Date

Friday, February 3rd

-Talent Show @6:00

Thursday, February 9th

-early release @11:45

-student-led conferences (afternoon)

Tuesday, February 14th

-3rd Grade Valentine's Party @2:00

Wednesday, February 15th

-field trip money and forms DUE

-Six Flags Read to Succeed logs due

You Say It's Your Birthday...

Alex G. - 6th

Bree K. - 6th

Jade S. - 6th

Charlotte Q. - 7th

How are we growing our brains next week?


-equivalent fractions

-representing fractions: number lines and strip diagrams

-fraction word problems

**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

**weekly Math HW - Lonestar (given Monday, due Friday)


-summary & main idea

-cause & effect

-comparing & contrasting setting and events

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



-developing our narrative writing

-organizing writing into paragraphs


-how forces affect position & motion

Social Studies:

-local & state government

STAAR Practice Scores

We are working on scoring the practice math and reading STAAR tests we took this week. Scores will be available for you to view on Thursday next week during student-led conferences.

These scores will give us a good indication on what we need to work on with your child over the next few months to prepare them for STAAR testing in early May.

iPad Help

Over the weekend, please have your child update the operating system on their iPad and update the iStation app. We will need this done in order to do iStation assessments at the beginning of next week.

Thank you! :-)

Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences are on Thursday next week in the afternoon. Students have an early dismissal day at 11:45. This is a day meant for you to have meaningful conversation with your child about what they are learning, their goals, and how you can help them achieve their goals. This conference is meant to be led by your child, but we will be in the room to guide them as they meet with you. :)

Please view the sign up and choose a 30 minute time slot where you will come to school and your child will conference with you. If for some reason you cannot make it next Thursday, we can always prep your child to have the conference with you at home if need be :)

Miss Hayes' Sign Up

Mrs. J.Lee's Sign Up

Mrs. C.Lee's Sign Up

Field Trip - Dallas World Aquarium

We are going to the Dallas World Aquarium for a field trip on Wednesday, March 1st. Paperwork and forms regarding the trip was sent home early this week. Forms and money for students are due back by Wednesday, February 15th.

The deadline for chaperones has already passed. If you still would like to go, you will have to buy your ticket at the aquarium ($23) and you will only be assigned your child to supervise.

We can't wait to go to the aquarium!

Passing Along Our Fixed-Minded Views

We found this article (published this week) to send a great message about how adults can influence a child's mindset. We found this quote especially powerful:

"What predicts children's fixed and growth intelligence mind-sets? Not their parent's views of intelligence but their parent's views of failure."

We found it a great reminder in how to model the acceptance of failure with students as an opportunity to learn and grow.

To view the article, click below:


Did you know that Thursdays in the district are known as "Superfoodie Thursdays?" This is where we introduce students to new foods in our cafeteria. January's food? The carrot! Take a look here to learn more:

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

Miss Hayes' Classroom Facebook, Twitter, & Email


Mrs. J. Lee's Classroom Facebook & Email