Thinking in 3rd

Hastings & Simmons Newsletter- Volume 18

A peak at the week...

Reading- Understanding nonfiction text structures (sequence, compare & contrast)


Writing- Writing Process: Expository (brainstorming, selecting a topic, organizing writing)


Grammar- Prepositions


Math- Algebraic Equations: solving for the unknown using related facts and numbered pair relationships

Fluency x 3


Social Studies- Structure of Government


Science- Weather

Homework- Due Thursday, January 14th!

Reading Log- Read 140 minutes

Handwriting- HWT pp. 42-45 /k/ & /r/

Upcoming Events:

January 11- 15

Monday: Report Cards sent home in Monday Folders

Thursday: District UIL Contest; BRAVE 3:15-4:15


January 18-22

Monday: Holiday

Thursday: REACH 3:15-4:15


January 25-29

Wednesday: Sing-a-long @ 8:30

Early Release @ 12:45

Thursday: Bush Library Story Event

BRAVE 3:15-4:15

Scholastic Book Orders Due January 29th!

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: K3R9W

Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by January 29th!

You can shop and submit your order online or send the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading!



Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We will be going outside for recess.

3rd Grade has a new team member...

We have hired a new teacher in 3rd grade to assist us with small group instruction. Ms. Elizabeth Thomas will be working with us through May. She is a recent graduate from Texas A& M Mays Business School and is working to complete her alternative teaching certification. She has only been with us a week, but is already a huge asset to our team.