3rd Grade News

Mrs. Espitia's and Mrs. Bunck's Weekly update :)

Our Week in Review

What a FUN week we have had!!! It was so nice to see parents and relatives come up on Thursday and enjoy the Holiday Meal with the students. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough to say to our Veterans, and I hope they know just how appreciated they are!!! We ended today jump roping for Jump Rope for Heart and my heart melts for the support you guys gave to the American Heart Association. Thank you for everything you do parents!!! We all appreciate YOU!!!


Here are a few things that we did this week:


In Reading we reviewed again Author’s Purpose. This week we concentrated on the E in PIE. Ask your child to give you an example of an Entertaining book. We also reviewed the I = Inform. This week’s story was Author: A True Story and it focused on an Autobiography about an Author’s life, Mrs. Helen Lester. We finished up our Past Narrative Paragraph too. This is the beginning of our writing. Some of us did a really good job and some of us are still trying to find our love of writing. Writing is always hard for some because they can’t quite get their thoughts down on paper and some do not like putting forth the effort at all. My goal is to teach them the mechanics and to try to instill a small piece of love somewhere inside of them. They learned this week that being an author is not an easy job and it takes time and hardwork. I LOVE reading their stories at this age and I hope that I am able to do a good job and prepare them for 4th grade.


We also began “The Candy Corn Contest” !!! I hope they are having fun with it. Our jar is growing with books read by them!!!!


In Math, we have gone back to reviewing subtraction with regrouping. Please try and practice those subtraction facts and if you want to add a subtraction with regrouping problem to nightly homework practice that would be AWESOME!!!!

Next week we will be going back to multiplication and will start our Gumball machines. It is very important that they know their facts for they will be quizzed on them. Please, please, please continue to practice facts daily. All the students need to know all of their multiplication facts. If you are driving in the car, ask them randomly what is 3 x 2, or 4 x 2, etc. The more they practice, the easier it will be for them. They can create their own flash cards or you can purchase some at the dollar store. There are also many websites available for extra practice.


In Science and Social Studies we got to read about Veterans, and we have learned about forces of motion. See if they can sing you the “Forms of Energy” song J

Also we are having to review subtraction again. Please try and practice those subtraction facts and if you want to add a subtraction with regrouping problem to nightly homework practice that would be AWESOME!!!!

What's happening in November:

17th: NCISD Board Meeting

18th: Picture Re-takes

20th: 5th Grade manners banquet / Turkey Trot @ 6

21st: Kinder Thanksgiving Snack


24th-28th - Thanksgiving Holiday Break NO SCHOOL

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Mrs. Espitia's and Mrs. Bunck's Contact Information

Mrs. Espitia's Email: bespitia@newcaneyisd.org

Mrs. Bunck's Email: dbunck@newcaneyisd.org


Conference Time: 12:40-1:30