Third Grade Rocks

Dec. 14th- 18th Folsom ES

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We hope you have a great break making memories at home. Our little third graders have been learning so much about cultures and how it affect the arts and the world around them. Taking the time to let them know your culture would be a great conversation starter with your child over the holidays to reenforce reinforce what we learned at school. :)


Next week, the students will continue to develop all 4 operational (add,sub.,mult.,divide) skills. We will apply these skills all while having a little bit of holiday fun! The students will practice adding and/or multiplying dollar amounts, continue to practice their fact fluency and interpret some holiday multi-step word problems involving multiple operations.

We will continue our multiplication fact fluency with practice in class as well as 40 minutes per week at home. There will be a fact fluency quiz every Friday over the facts for the week. It is very important that your student is able to recall, with automaticity, all facts up through 10 x 10. Thank you for all your support at home to help your student reach this goal!


Reading will be working on Inferring with various types of text. We will continue to work on using text features to help us draw conclusions.

Our focus is: schema + text evidence (clues) = Inference

Prosper Sight Words for the 2nd 9 weeks will be test this week before break.

We will also test their application of spelling words with common long vowel teams ai, oa, ui, oo as practiced in their sound sorts. There isn't a list to study from but you can use their sorts to spell words or find them in their books they are reading.

In writing, we will continue learning how to put our thoughts into organized paragraphs, with a focus on using twin sentences to expand the information.


This week will end with an eruption of fun! Our kids will be discovering the importances of forces of nature such as volcanoes.

Social Studies

We will be ending our cultural unit by experiencing different games and celebrations that are celebrated this time around the world and at home.

Your Need to Know

  • Holiday Classroom Parties

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Mrs. Fields will be happy to help if you give her a call 469.219.2110. Party times are: Kinder and First 9:00-10:00 am and Second, Third, Fourth 10:30-11:30 am. Early Release Dismissal is 11:45 am!

  • Lunch on Party Day

We will be eating lunch in the classroom on the day of the party (12/18). If your child would like a sack lunch from the cafeteria, please let your child’s teacher know by Monday, December 14th. The sack lunch will include a turkey sub, apple, carrots and a cookie. We encourage students who are NOT eating lunch to bring a snack on this day.

  • Holiday Character Dress-Up Days for students and staff

This is a perfect time to get excited about our winter break! So why not have a few dress-up days!

Monday, 12.14 – Frosty

Tuesday, 12.15 – Rudolph

Wednesday, 12.16 – Elf

Thursday, 12-17 – Santa and his Hat

Friday, 12.18 – Polar Express Pajama Day

  • Giving Trees

There are three Giving Trees ready for donations. The front office is hosting a tree that will be filled with action figures and toy fashion dolls, the cafeteria tree will be filled with socks and underwear and the library is hosting an Angel Tree for specific family needs. Each of the Giving Trees are ready for donations. Our collections will go to Cornerstone Assistance Network who serve our neighbors in need. We would like to make the donations by Monday, December 14. Thank you from the start for your giving spirit and warm hearts!!!

  • Fall/Winter Attire

Please have your child wear appropriate coats, shoes, hats, etc. If the wind chill is above 32 degrees, we will have outside recess.