3rd Grade News

September 22, 2016

Wow – the first few weeks of school have flown by! Yesterday the third grade enjoyed a visit to Forest Trail to hear Aaron Becker, the author of the books Journey, Quest and Return. It was a great experience for students to hear from an author about character development and plot. We have been studying these concepts for the last two weeks in Language Arts. The students are putting their personal experiences into writing during writing workshop. They are drafting their first major writing project, the personal narrative. In Science, we have been busy studying matter and energy for the last few weeks. We are learning about measuring matter which includes calculating length, distance, and volume. We are approximately half way through our second Math unit which focuses on estimation and problem solving skills. Please note that our very first Pops on the Playground for this year will be Friday, September 30th. All parents (and grandparents!) are invited to share in the fun of recess that day. Our recess time is 11:00 to 11:30. The Valley View Carnival is this Sunday, September 25th. It is an afternoon of fun that you do not want to miss! Please check the Cardinal Weekly for more details. Thank you again for all of the teacher apple donations that still keep coming in - we appreciate your support!

Reminders:

Sunday, September 25 - Valley View Carnival

Friday, September 30 - Pops on the Playground (11:00-11:30)

Monday, October 3rd - Gifted and Talented Informational meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 6th - Gifted and Talented Informational meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Friday, October 7th - Early Release Day

Monday, October 10th - EISD School Holiday

Tuesday, October 11th - EISD No Homework Night

Wednesday, October 12th - Fall Picture Day (grades 3-5)

Thursday, October 13th - School Store open for 3rd grade