Mrs. Houston's 3rd Grade Class News

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Thank you to everyone for making my 30th birthday so special yesterday. The students and I had a great day celebrating! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful class (and awesome parents too)!

Important Dates

September 28 - Student Council speeches and Voting for Representatives

September 30 - Reading Logs due

October 2 - Simple Machines Take Home Project Due

Student Work Showcase

Coming Up...

Social Studies: We will begin to review for our chapter test on Tuesday, October 6.

Science: We will be working on an experiment this week and reviewing for our test on Monday, October 5. Simple Machine projects are due Friday, October 2.

Reading: Vowel dipthongs /ou/ spelled ou, ow; /oi/ spelled oi, oy; Author’s Purpose, Story Structure

Spelling Words: proud, shower, hour, amount, voyage, choice, avoid, thousand, prowl, employ, bounce, poison, annoy, appoint, broil
Challenge words: however, mountain, coward, turmoil, chowder

Vocab: arranged, errands, unwrapped, bundles, excitedly, wobbled, dangerously, steady

Book of the Week: My Rows and Piles of Coins

Language Arts: Compound Sentences; Realistic Fiction
Writing Prompt:
Think of something you would like to buy. Now write a realistic story about how you would save for it.

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Third Grade Symbaloo

Ms. Ramsey and I have created a personal Symbaloo page for the third grade! Students will find a variety of websites for all four core subjects, as well as extra websites that we believe to be very useful.

We have found a few other helpful Symbaloo pages that we will share in our newsletters over the next few weeks. Don't forget to bookmark these websites for your child!

Home Visits

I am eager to get to know everyone and their families, and I would love to schedule a home visit with you!

How can you schedule a home visit?

Very simple. Please send an e-mail to our home visit coordinator, Mrs. Unal at and give us three available dates for your child's home visit program. She will get back to you and confirm a date. (Depending on teacher’s availability, at least two of your child's teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes). The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends except Sunday mornings.

Mrs. Caitlin Houston

Third Grade Teacher

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta GA 30009