Third Grade Newsletter

Our Cultural Celebration Event is Approaching!

As the holidays are quickly approaching, third grade would like to use this time as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate various cultures. We will transform each classroom into a cultural destination on December 14th &15th. The learners will be able to choose two different locations to visit and immerse themselves in that culture. The destinations will include:

3A- Phillippines

3B- South Korea

3C- India

3D- Brazil

3E- Finland

We are so excited!

Multiplication Apps for Fact Fluency

As we continue our multiplication unit, we have compiled a list of helpful apps to help learners practice their skills:

Sushi Monster

Math Cards Flash Flashcards

Thinking Blocks: Multiplication

Lumio Farm Factor

3rd grade Splash Math Kids

Multiplication for kids

Math Champions

Math Showdown: Multiplication

What are we learning this week?

Writing and Grammar

Poetry- The Best Part of Me


Main idea Review


Please note that due to our busy, festive week we will not be assigning spelling words.

Social Studies

Culture Rotations


Multiplication Review:

Word Problems

Multi-step Multiplication Word Problems

2-digit by 1-digit

December Birthdays




Diya - December 21st


Nayan - December 3rd

Aadarsh - December 25th

3D- None

Brooke - December 14th


Hugo - December 21st

Holiday Party & Movie

We are so excited to celebrate the holidays with your child at CCE! On Wednesday, December 16th, we have an exciting day planned for the whole school! Thanks to our amazing PTO, the learners and staff of Cottonwood will be treated to the Peanuts movie at Grapevine Mills Mall. We will ride the buses as a class, and return before our holiday party, which takes place shortly afterwards. Please feel free to join us for your child's party in their classroom. We look forward to celebrating! **Please have your child dress in their holiday best!

Early Release

Please take note that we have early release next Friday, December 18th. You will need to arrange transportation for your child to leave school at 12:50pm. Thank you in advance!

Holiday Break

We will not have school December 21st-January 4th. Please have a wonderful break with your family!

Grinch Day

We are going to have so much fun next week! Thursday will be "Grinch Day" and we will participate in many "Grinchy" activities. Please have your child wear green to help us celebrate!

Save the Date

December 16th: Holiday Parties/Movie

December 18th: Early Release

December 21st-January 4th: Holiday Break

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