Third Grade News

Issue 4 September 16th, 2016

Parent Information Night

Thank you to all who attended Parent Information Night on Tuesday. We are looking forward to such a wonderful year with your third graders. In case you were not able make it Tuesday, below is a link to our Third Grade Information Packet.

Third Grade Information Packet

BES Community Open House

What a special night Thursday! Our third grade singers were the highlight of the evening. Thank you for helping us "officially" open the new BES. If you have a video of the 3rd graders singing, could you please send it to the third grade teachers?

You can check out more photos of the Community Open House on our school Twitter page: @bes_elementary.

Big image

Literacy News from Mrs. Langston

This week we began to study The Case of the Gasping Garbage. Our focus has been determining the motivations of the characters. Students are enjoying getting to know Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey: Science Detectives. In addition to focusing on character's motivations, students compared the character, setting, and events of two chapters. Students are also being introduced on how to write a multi-paragraph response to our reading.

The 40 Book Challenge officially began Friday! We went over how to complete our personal chart in Google Drive. We are very excited to track our progress, talk about books, and share the books we love. Parents will receive a separate letter giving more detailed information about this homework project for the year.

Student Login in to Google Drive

We will be using Google Drive often this year for writing, presentations, and other special projects. Many students were introduced to Google Drawings this week and are eager to try it out at home. Here is how students can login at home:


Password: Uppercase first initial Uppercase last initial plus lunch number.

Example: Shannon Langston


The Math Scoop with Mrs. Oppenheim

This week we continued to work on multiplication. I love to see how a lot of our students are starting to memorize some of the basic multiplication facts. We have also been working a lot on skip counting. These skip counting skills are helping us solve our multiplication facts.

Things to do at home: Practice multiplication, telling time and counting money.

FYI: Your child will only have math homework on Tuesday of this week because of the inservice day scheduled on Friday.

Mrs. Holt-Taylor's Explorers

This week, the students created a model of layered sedimentary rock using plaster of Paris, rock, sand, soil, and water. Students compared their sedimentary rock layer model with others. Finally, students sorted a collection of rocks by different rock properties. We will continue with rock properties next week.

With Saturday being Constitution Day, we switched to social studies and the Constitution. Students completed a reading activity on the Amendments and enjoyed listening to the Preamble song below.

School House Rock -The Preamble

Scholastic Reading Clubs

Thank you to everyone who has placed an order this week. We are on our way collecting many extra bonus points this month!

Just a reminder...this month there is a special deal for students. If a $10+ order is placed, you will receive a coupon for a free $5 book pick to be used next month. In addition students will receive a emoji stickers and a bookmark.

Here's how it works:

SIGN UP at On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link, then register for your own username and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code GXBWX. This code ensures that your order is sent to Mrs. Langston.

SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles

available online...and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts. You can search for titles.

SEND your order to Mrs. Langston or order online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom.

Below are some additional flyers to browse.

Please remind your 3rd Grader to show you his/her planner each night. Please initial on "Parent Comment."

Save the Date

Sept. 27th PTO Meeting (7:00)--CHANGE

Sept. 23rd Teacher Inservice/No School for Students

Sept. 24th Color Jam (5:00)

Sept. 30th Picture Day