3rd Grade News

September 19th-23rd

Happy Monday!

Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are looking forward to another great week of learning with your child!

This week your child has the opportunity to run for Student Council Representative. If your child is interested, he/she must return the signed permission slip that went home on Friday and prepare a short speech (2-3 minutes) to give in class. PLease let your child's teacher know if you have any questions or concerns :)

Please see below for important dates, learning targets and spelling words.

Important Dates


Thursday, Sept. 22nd - Progress Reports go home in orange folder

Sept. 26th-28th - CoGAT testing


Monday, Oct. 10th - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conference Day

Friday. Oct. 14th - Wells Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 21st - Report Cards go home

Tuesday, Oct. 25th - School Picture Day

Think Through Math

We have begun using Think Through Math in the classroom. This is a great program that supports our math curriculum. If your child would like to being using this program at home, the information for home access is:

Home Access URL: https://clever.com/in/pisd

Login: Network User Name (how they log onto the computer at school)


Password: Network Password (their regular computer password)

3We.123456 (student id #)

Treasure Box

In third grade each teacher has a treasure box full of trinkets and small toys that kids can purchase with their tiger tickets. If you have recently cleaned out your child's room and have some things to donate, we would be happy to accept them.

From the Gym

We want to know what you did over the summer!!!

What did you do this summer to stay active?

The PE staff is asking for your help. We are putting together a bulletin board that focuses

on our great students here at Wells. We are showcasing our students and how they stayed active over the summer...or even now. If you have a picture (4”x 6”) of your child being active please print it out and send with your child so we can put it on our bulletin board.

Tigers On The Run Jog Club


We are pleased to announce our Tigers on the Run Jog Club for the 2016-2017 school year. Our jogging club is open to all students in grades 2nd –5th and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:15am beginning September 27th thru May 11th. The students will have until 7:30am to run/walk/jog as many laps as they can and we will record the mileage for that day. Students will meet in the gym and at 7:15am. We will go out to our “track” that starts at the basketball court just west of the school. Students who arrive late will also need to come through the gym, tell teachers on duty where they are going and then head to the track to start running. If students arrive later than 7:25 they will not be able to run that day. If weather is bad, jog club will be cancelled and students

will remain in the gym until it’s time to go to their classroom. This is a great way for students to begin their day. Studies show that healthy active children are better learners!

Students in grades 2nd-5th as well as parents are invited to participate. Please register to participate by filling out the form below and return to one of the PE coaches. Registration is ongoing so students can join anytime throughout the year. We hope your child will join us for this fun and energizing way to start the school day! We also need parent volunteers to help with tracking laps...please considering joining us!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.

Have a great day!

Coach Hill (Karen.Hill@pisd.edu)

Coach Redwine (Lagwenna.Redwine@pisd.edu)

Coach Hall (Jason.Hall@pisd.edu)

***This information went home in orange folders. Please let your child's teacher know if you need another copy of the permission slip.***

From the Library

Wells Library Makerspace

Hello everyone! It's time for another exciting year in the Wells Library! Our Makerspace was a big hit last year so we are going to continue to create, build and explore this year on alternating weeks in the library. While some of our activities can be used and reused, our arts and crafts area requires a lot of consumable items. Almost 600 kids use up a lot of craft materials! These consumable materials are not funded by the school district. Please consider contributing some of these items to keep our Makerspace fresh and fun! Thank you!

Sign Up

Learning Targets


I can develop vocabulary.

I can spell words with long o (o, oa, ow).

I can compare characters and their relationships to tell how they are alike and different.

I can use context clues to determine the meaning of multiple meaning words.

I can identify the subject and predicate of a sentence.

I can answer comprehension questions using text evidence.


I can solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction.

I can round to find the multiple of 10, 100, 1,000, or 10,000 closest to a given number.

I can round to the nearest 10 or 100 to estimate solutions to addition and subtraction problems.

I can round to the nearest 10 or 100 to estimate solutions to addition and subtraction problems.

I can solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction.


I can use the scientific processes, methods, and tools to answer scientific questions.


I can explain why the Constitution was written.

Spelling Words

Long O

1. gold

2. bowl

3. soak

4. sold

5. snow

6. loaf

7. roast

8. coast

9. scold

10. coal

11. slow

12. grows

13. show

14. float

15. blow

16. snail

17. gray

18. plain

19. window

20. program