The Bast Weekly Blast

Week of November 16, 2015

3rd Grade Rocks!!

We are zipping right through second quarter. Progress report grades were due on Monday and will be sent home on Wednesday, November 18th.


Wednesday, November 18th is Wacky Hair Day and an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:41 pm.

Thanksgiving Break is NEXT week! No school on Wednesday (25th), Thursday (26th) or Friday (27th).

PTO Meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 6:00 pm.


Ms. Bast

Exciting NEWS!!!!

Our class now has a Facebook page!! A flyer came home last week to let everyone know and give everyone the FB address, so you could all go out and like our page.

I will be posting upcoming events, photos from class activities and events, videos for homework help, reminders, and much more!!

Our FB address is:

Check it out!!

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Reading Counts CHALLENGE!!


One-third of our class has met the first Reading Counts Goal of 25 points. We have several friends who are working on higher goals as well!!

Keep up the FANTASTIC work! I LOVE seeing those yellow dots on the wall with OUR names on them!!

Get reading and taking those quizzes!! I know you can do it!!

Weekly Spelling Words

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A Sneak Peek at Our Week!

Monday 11-16:

  • Asking "why" Questions about Characters
  • Mentor Text Strategies
  • Dividing with 100s, 10s, 1s
  • "y" to "i" Words
  • First Communities

Tuesday 11-17:

  • Complex Characters
  • Mentor Text Strategies
  • Dividing with 100s, 10s, 1s
  • "y" to "i" Words
  • A New Country

Wednesday 11-18:

  • PBS Lesson: Personal Space
  • Predictions
  • Transitional Strategies for Paragraphs
  • Multiplication & Division Review
  • Early Release

Thursday 11-19:

  • Central Theme in Book Series
  • Transitional Strategies for Paragraphs
  • Multiplication & Division Review
  • "y" to "i" Words
  • Moving West

Friday 11-20:

  • Text to Text Connections
  • Word Choice Balance
  • Multiplication & Division Facts 0-5 Assessment
  • "y" to "i" Words Assessment
  • Communities Become Cities

Click below for Helpful Singapore Math Videos


Students will be bringing home a reading log with a response section at the bottom on one side and their assignment grid on the other.

Any additional homework assigned SHOULD be written on the log. The students are tasked with doing this each day.

We now have a homework binder and students are expected to write down missing assignments and their reason for not having it. Students will be expected to finish their assignments in Study Hall on the day due. Ms. Bast will initial the assignment when completed and turned in.


WOW Warrior of the Week:


Great job showing the BIG 3 all week long!! Keep up the FANTASTIC work!

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Attitudes of the Month: COOPERATION & EMPATHY

Cooperation is working with others and being willig to lead or follow, as necessary.

Empathy is imagining themselves in another's situation.

Ms. Christy Bast

This is my fifth year teaching; my first year in Third Grade. I live in O'fallon, and I have a six-year old Boxer named Sophie. I love to read, write, and draw. I also like to go hiking, take Sophie to the dog park or on a walk, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Sophie and I are lucky to share our lives with Anabelle (8), William (6), and Charlotte (4) and their dad. We like to spend our family times exploring parks, swimming, watching movies, creating art projects, and attending lots of extracurricular events. Anabelle loves Cheer and is looking forward to joining the Sign Language club this year. William is a soccer star in the making. He is training to be a goalie!! Charlotte is our little dancer. She has some sassy little dance moves she loves to show off. All in all, we keep ourselves busy!!

I am pleased to be your child's teacher this year. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Follow Our Class on Twitter!!

I will be using Twitter to post class updates periodically! Stop by and check it out!

My twitter handle is: @teacherbast

So, you can search for me and begin following our updates!