3rd Grade News

December 7-11

Announcements & Other Exciting Things

  • December book orders are due on December 9th, in time to get the books delivered before winter break. There are lots of great rewards this month and books make great gifts!
  • So many students reached their reading goal in November and I am so proud! December reading logs are in take home folders. They will not be due until after Christmas break :)
  • Please consider donating to our class' angel from the angel tree! Items are due on December 10th.
  • We are in desperate need of glue sticks for the classroom. Almost everyone has used up 2 or 3 and we are all out! If you have any extras at home that you want to send, we would really appreciate it! :)

Specials Rotations

Monday- Art
Tuesday- PE
Wednesday- Music
Thursday- Library
Friday- PE

Reading/ Language Arts

This week, our story is "A Pen Pal for Max".

Some of the skills we will be working on this week are:
  • Plot
  • Pronouns
  • Consonant digraphs
  • Using Story Structure
  • Using Context Clues
  • Synonyms and Antonyms

Our vocabulary words for the week are:
  • deciphered
  • mistaken
  • translate
  • repairs
  • heaving
  • bothersome
  • din
  • dodging
  • catastrophe
  • fortunate

December Book It minutes will be due on January 4th, when we get back from winter break. As a class, we read 3,826 minutes last month. Let's try and beat that!


We will be continuing to work on our multiplication facts and the relationship between multiplication and division this week. We will also begin introducing the meaning of division and strategies for solving division problems.

Every week, we will be working on our math facts using Math-A-Minute. Math-A-Minute is a program used to help students master their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Once a student masters a level, they move on to the next level. It is vital that students have a full mastery of their basic facts so we will be practicing a lot! You should be seeing little slips of paper with math facts on them coming home in take home folders. If your student didn't finish, or missed a problem, help them practice and they will try again the next time we do Math-A-Minute!

Science/ Social Studies

This year, our third grade science skill is "forces" and our third grade social studies skill is Oklahoma History. We will be working on these topics throughout the school year.


Here are a few things we could use for the classroom if you are interested in donating!

  • Expo markers
  • Sandwich size Ziplock bags
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Packing tape
  • Glue Sticks
  • Cap erasers

Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2:45pm

7200 East Quincy Place

Broken Arrow, OK

Stocking Stuffing

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9am

7200 East Quincy Place

Broken Arrow, OK

Polar Express Day

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9am

7200 East Quincy Place

Broken Arrow, OK

Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 21st, 9am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 4pm

7200 East Quincy Place

Broken Arrow, OK