Mrs. Latta's News

3rd Grade

March 4th

A Peek at Our Upcoming Weeks

Reading: This week we are reading a story from the reading textbook "Papa's New Pants", we are focusing on comprehension. Our test will be Friday, March 7th and it will be an open book test. The students are more than welcome to bring their book home to reread the story with you.

We are working on Vocabulary Unit 7 and that test will be Friday March 7th. The students are ALLOWED TO USE A DICTIONARY TO HELP THEM ON THIS TEST. They cannot use the vocabulary book but they can use a dictionary. They have been allowed to use dictionaries on the last 2 tests and many choose not to use them. I recommend them using it.

We are also working on an article review about whether homework should be counted as a grade! Ask your child about their opinion on this topic and what supporting evidence they have :)

There is no test for this article it is done purely to increase vocabulary and expose them to authentic nonfiction text.


We finished our Topic on TIME! Whew! That was a tough test! We are now moving to Topic 4, representing and organizing data. We are working on all the different kinds of graphs: line graphs, line plots, bar graphs, and pictographs, We will most likely have a short quiz on Friday over what we have learned. Test over Topic 4 will be next week.

We have been learning how to properly conduct a survey and organize data gathered.

Today they learned how to create a survey using google docs! They created a google form with a 4 question survey. This was so much fun!! Please ask them to tell you about it and show you what they learned :)

Their task is to take all 18 surveys created by their classmates by this Friday!


We have moved into Chapter 7, States of Matter. We are taking notes in our Science Journals, including going over the vocabulary. We will begin creating a study guide to use while taking the test. Our test over Chapter 7 will be sometime next week.

Important Dates:

March 11th- PTO Movie Night- Frozen

March 13th- End of Qtr 3

March 14th- Teacher Planning Day- No school for students

March 17th- Spring Break

March 24th- School Resumes

March 27th- Report Cards Issued

April 3rd- 3rd Grade Field Day 12:30-2:00

Mrs. Latta's Class Needs...

  • Bacterial wipes
  • BABY WIPES-the kids may have told you that we started using our desks as paper, on some occasions. This means we need baby wipes to clean the desks.
  • Paper Towels

Things to Remember!

  • Field Day T-shirts are on SALE! Please see the flyer I attached in an email earlier today
  • The March Reading log is in the Red Homework folder. Make sure to fill it out so they can earn their spirit stick.
  • EVERY FRIDAY is Spirit Day! Please wear a Timberlin Creek shirt to show your school spirit :)