Mrs. Gale's Happy Campers

Gulf Elementary

3rd Grade 2017-2018

Welcome to our classroom. Here you will find all of the happenings that are going on at Gulf Elementary and in our classroom.

What is happening this month?

May 17- Awards 9:15

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Language Arts

This year your child will be taking weekly reading assessments to show understanding of standards being taught in the classroom. These tests have a high level of rigor so it is important for students to be taking their time and reading carefully. Along with Reading Street, we will also be using readworks, novel studies, and other literature to teach the standards necessary to be successful in 3rd grade.

Every Wednesday a weekly study guide will go home for students to study. This will ensure comprehension of the weekly skills.

This week's skills:


Students will be using Go Math along with other resources in 3rd grade. Please be sure to check planner daily for math homework. **Math homework may not always be assigned. If you need any help with the math homework, please use the Go Math link for informational videos.

This week's skills:

Step up lessons for 4th grade


Accelerated Reader is important in building and increasing student independent reading and comprehension skills. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes each night. It is helpful to ask your child questions regarding the text they are reading to practice comprehension skills.

Students should be at 100% of their quarterly goal by Friday with 80% accuracy


Spelling homework is assigned Monday-Thursday. Students will receive their spelling sheet every Monday and are required to submit it on Friday for credit.

If a student passes their spelling test the week before, they will not have to do the spelling homework for the week. They will still need to study the words and do well on their next test.

Monday- Students will write the word

Tuesday- Students will put words in ABC order

Wednesday- Students will organize the words

Thursday- Please give your child a pre-test for spelling test

Weekly newsletter will be given to students to put in their binder each week. Spelling words will be located on the newsletter.

Spelling Words:


We will be using National Geographic to teach science in 3rd grade.



Social Studies

This year, students will be using Social Studies Weekly.




9:05- Language Arts Block

11:13- Recess

11:33- Lunch

12:00- Math (On Wednesday, students have SEL; on Friday, students have Art)

1:00- Specials

Day 1- PE

Day 2- A: Stem

B: Music

Day 3, 4, 5- PE

1:45- Intervention/SS/Science

2:30- AR

3:10- Dismissal

Thursday is our new** library day. Students will be able to return books and check out new AR books on this day.

Launch Pad

This will allow access to all programs used by Lee County Schools

Contact Mrs. Gale

Feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have. If you call during instructional time, I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.