The Bast Weekly Blast

Week of December 7, 2015

3rd Grade Rocks!!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!!

We have a jam-packed two weeks planned until Christmas break! I hope to see all my smiling faces every day!

Our class had the highest attendance percentage in 3rd grade! Congrats and keep it up!!

Don't forget our 15 Days of Christmas Themes for this week!

Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday - Mustache Day

Thursday - Drop Everything and Read Day

Friday - Stuffed Animal Day


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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15 Days of Christmas!

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Reading Counts DEADLINE!!!

The First semester deadline is quickly approaching. The last day to earn 50 points, to earn the school-wide reward, is Friday, December 18th!

I handed out two more awards on Friday, and I know some friends are sooooo close to the next level! Keep it up!!

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

Scholastic Book Orders!!

Did you know?!

You can order Scholastic books online at! It is super easy to set up an account! Once you have set it up, you are ready to get ordering. Our class code is: HXT26.

I have requested some paper book club forms, but haven't received them yet! So, this is an easy way to buy books for your child. No checks to fear of the check getting losing the order forms. Just a few clicks and payment information and Viola! You are finished!!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Weekly Spelling Words

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A Sneak Peek at Our Week!

Monday 12-07:

  • Vocabulary
  • Non-fiction Text Features, Editing & Publishing
  • Multiplication & Division Facts Review (6)
  • /oy/ and /oi/ Words
  • Book Report Presentations

Tuesday 12-08:

  • Researching for the Audience
  • Subject/Verb Agreement; Editing and Publishing
  • Multiplication & Division (7s)
  • /oy/ and /oi/ Words
  • Book Report Presentations

Wednesday 12-09:

  • PBS Lesson: Team Player
  • Using Quotes
  • Sequencing; Editing & Publishing
  • Multiply by 7
  • /oy/ and /oi/ Words
  • Book Report Presentations

Thursday 12-10:

  • Reading eValuate
  • Subgroup Organization
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Multiplying and Dividing by 7
  • /oy/ and /oi/ Words

Friday 12-11:

  • Math eValuate
  • Sequencing & Organization
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Multiplying and Dividing by 7
  • /oy/ and /oi/ Words

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.


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Attitudes of the Month: Creativity

Creativity is to use imaginative thinking and approaches to solve problems and dilemmas.

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!