Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle

May 13, 2016

Mrs. Johnston's Class

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 17-26 Super Summer Book Exchange

May 20 - Field Day

May 21 - Geist 5K

May 26 - Last student day

Summer Book Exchange

If you have books that your child no longer reads or has already read, please consider exchanging them. Students can exchange up to 10 books at our TCE Summer Book Exchange. They can start bringing book right away and exchanging them. What a great way to get some books for summer reading!!

Jammin' June Jogs

What: A weekly 1 mile Family Fun Run

Where: At Thorpe Creek Elementary

When: Every Wednesday in June starting June 8th-7:00 pm start time

How Much: Free- donations gladly accepted for the TCE scholarship fund

Who: Anyone is welcome

Questions: Please contact Emma Gabbard at

Next Week's Special Area Classes

  • Monday- Day 6 Music
  • Tuesday- Day 1 Art
  • Wednesday- Day 2 PE
  • Thursday- Day 3 Music
  • Friday- Day 4 Art

School Wide Garden

The students have been busy working in our school garden. The garden beds line the sidewalk to the bus parking lot. We are having fun learning to have a green thumb!


  • We will also begin working with Reader's Theatre.
  • We have started partner book talks. The students have chosen a partner and a book and they are reading at their own pace and having conversations based on their book. I will be meeting with each of these partnerships as well as individuals.
  • We will continue to do Daily 5 activities where students have the opportunity to read and write independently.


  • Students will work on forming paragraphs when writing. We will look at mentor text for inspiration.
  • Students will continue to write about topics of their choice.
  • We will be writing on a website call and continuing our writing at They can write on either of these websites at home! :)

Genius Hour

The Genius Hour fun and excitement continues. The students LOVE this time of the week! If you can imagine it... you can explore it!! We continue to study topics of our choice during Genius Hour of best times of the week! We are learning and growing so much during this time. Ask your child what they are exploring right now for Genius Hour!

In the works during our genius hour time...making stress ball, bouncy balls, and cake balls...electronics investigations, animal investigations, how to make a robot...and so much more! We are growing chefs, engineers, biologists, veterinarians, and most of all...question askers and answer finders! :)

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