Mrs. Reynolds 3rd Grade Newsletter
Week 17 and 18 January 11, 2016
Up Coming Events and Stories
January 13 - KC Club cancelledJanuary 14 - Thursday - Math and Science Night 5-7 pm
January 15 - Friday - End of nine weeks
January 18 - Monday - Martin Luther King holiday - no school
January 20 - Wednesday - Early release 12:30
Up Coming Reading Stories:
Week 18 - Out of This World - Texas Treasures
Week 19 - Poetry
Week 20 - What do Illustrators do? - Texas Treasures
Here are a few pictures from the holiday party. They kiddos had a blast!! Thanks so much for sending the goodies and gifts, and a HUGE thanks to Mrs. Celis and the moms who helped to make the party a great success.
I also wanted to send a quick thank you for all the wonderful Christmas gifts. I can't tell you how blessed I am to have such a great set of students and parents this year. You guys are AWESOME!!
Reading and Writing
Before the holiday, students read and wrote how to papers. One of the topics was how to decorate a Christmas Tree.
We have started unit 2 which focuses on biographies, autobiographies, poetry, idioms, and point of view.
This week we will read a biography story from our Texas Treasures book called Out of this World! It is about an astronaut named Ellen Ochoa. Students will work with the following words: communicate, responsible,specialist, research, essential, and decisions. Our focus this week will be summarize, sequencing, and synonyms.
In writing we will write an expository sample on how each student plans to have an awesome year. In social studies we will write about Helen Keller or another historical figure and how they have helped change the community.
They can login anytime at home on Pebble Go and learn about a lot about historical figures. The user name is wylieisd and password is school.
Spelling unit 17 and 18 & Grammar
Grammar - Our focus the past few weeks has been on commas, in a series, commas with dates and addresses, and this week we will are focusing on commas with coordinating conjunctions. Students will work with sentences using a commas before conjunctions. We call these FANBOYS - for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Below is a video that is catchy on conjunctions.