Weekly Classroom Update

Mrs. Harry's Third Grade Classroom May 11th - May 15th

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You

I just want to send out a huge thank you for all of the wonderful cards, emails, sweet phone calls and gifts that I received this past week. I was overwhelmed by everyone's kind notes and words. Our third grade friends totally spoiled me this week and made me feel so special! We have a fantastic class and I am so blessed to teach our students each day. Thank you so much for your wonderful support this year. It has been a privilege to be your child's teacher!

McKinney ISD Parent Survey

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Our Upcoming Week

We have a busy week ahead of us! Monday, is Field Day. Please send a disposable sack lunch and drink with your child. Do not forget to apply sun screen to your child before they come to school, and please send your child in tennis shoes and field day appropriate attire.

Friday, May 15th is our memorial celebration in honor of J.J. Bryant. Please do not forget to send in a permission slip for your child to be able to attend.

In math this week we will be revisiting multiplication and division. We will use the distributive property to multiply two digit by one digit numbers. We will learn how to multiply two digit numbers using the standard form, and we will check our work with the distributive property. We will explore solving multistep word problems using both division and multiplication through UPS check. In reading this week, we will begin a new whole-group book study over the wonderful novel: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Please do not forget to send your child's copy of the book with them on Monday so that they may follow along as we read. We will continue to work on our biography papers this week in writing. In science, we will move into the create/crit protocol of our plant ELM.

The students are so excited about the upcoming Literacy Fair. We have several groups of students that are working together to complete a project to enter in the fair. They have been very excited. They have been creating their projects in Google Docs, and then printing them out to place on their display boards. Several of the groups have chosen to even work on their projects during recess! I am so blown away by their enthusiasm, I can not wait to see their end projects! If your child would like to participate, it is not too late! All entries are due by 8:00a.m, Monday, May 18th. I have attached the literacy paperwork and links at the bottom of our newsletter for you to access. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 11th: Field Day 3rd Grade 12:30 - 2:30

May 12th - 13th: Closed Campus, STAAR Retake for 5th grade

May 15th: Memorial Celebration for JJ Bryant 9:00

May 18th: Literacy Fair Entries Due by 8:00am, College and Career Week begins

May 19th: Career Speakers 9:00 - 11:00, Literacy Fair 6:30, PTO Camp Bennett 7:00

May 20th: Math DA

May 21st: Careers on Wheels 8:15 - 11:00

May 22nd: 3rd Grade Annual Living History Museum (2nd Grade to tour at 8:30, Parents to tour at 9:00)

May 25th: No School

May 27th: ELAR DA

May 28th: 3rd Grade End of Year Celebration 8:30

May 29th: Science DA, Friday Live

June 1st: Creed Lunch 11:30

June 3rd: K-4th Class Parties 1:45 - 2:30

June 4th: 2:10 5th Grade Walk, 2:30 Flag Lowering Ceremony

Click on the links below to access the literacy fair information: