Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly news from Glenhope 3rd grade! (Volume 15-16,Issue 12)

Heritage Day

Glenhope's annual Heritage Day is next Friday, November 20th. We have many activities planned this day to help students explore different cultures/heritages.

Classroom visitors are invited between 9:00-9:40 to share their heritage/origins or memories from childhood. We would love to see you there!

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Lunch With the Principal

Every month, students have the ability to earn lunch with our principal, Dr. Griffin based on their behavior and work ethic for that month.

This program is to reward students who consistently to do the right thing and model themselves as responsible, hard workers.

In order to be consistent across grade levels, one infraction would remove a student's ability to attend Lunch With the Principal. We want to reward those students who have gone above and beyond for the month!

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Glenhope Thanksgiving Food & Pajama Drive

We are sponsoring a food drive for GRACE to help families in our community as well as a pajama drive for a local homeless shelter through the Pajama Project and Scholastic. The drive will run November 9-18.

Our grade has been asked to bring instant potatoes, flour, and new pajamas size Youth Large - Youth XL. Please consider bringing one or more of these items. Donations may be dropped off in the designated boxes in the front hallway.

If we meet our school-wide goal of collecting 300 pairs of new pajamas, students will get to have another pajama day at school! Thank you for helping us make a difference for families in need!

Giving Tree

Glenhope’s Giving Tree for GRACE will be set up in the main hallway beginning Friday, November 20th! If you would like to help a family in need, please choose an ornament from the tree, and return the unwrapped item by Wednesday, December 16th.

Drinks in Class

We are okay if students would like to bring a water bottle to class, but we cannot allow any other type of drink other than simple water (ex: no flavored water or fruit juice). We appreciate your help with this!

Save the Date

Friday, November 20th

-Heritage Day (Classroom Speakers 9:00-9:40)

November 23rd-November 27th

-Thanksgiving Break (no school!)

You Say It's Your Birthday...

Dillion L. - 14

Mrs. J. Lee - 16

Arya O. - 17

Dalton W. - 17

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How are we growing our brains next week?


-ways to represent multiplication

(arrays, number strings, equal-sized groups, skip counting on number lines, strip diagrams)

-commutative property (multiplication)


-fun facts (practicing)

**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

**weekly Math HW Lonestar Math (given out Monday, due on Friday)


-using inference skills when reading

-using context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words

**nightly Reading HW - read for at least 20 min.


-antonyms & synonyms


-combining VCCV syllable division words with common vowel digraph

-organizing our writing into paragraphs (indentions)

-strong introductions that will "hook" our readers


-force & motion

Social Studies:

-heroic individuals who have helped protect our country's freedoms

3rd Grade "In a Snap" Words

This week's 3rd grade "In a Snap" words we are focusing on are:





Try practicing them at home with your child!

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Growth Mindset: Food for Thought

Take a look at the quote below. We hope it makes you think as much as it made us stop and think. The question...WHAT IF?

We continue to work extremely hard to challenge each student and push them to show their full potential.

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Oh, the places we'll go as a 1:1 campus

We understand that it can be difficult when your elementary-aged child has siblings in middle or high school who do not get to bring technology home. Unfortunately, we cannot allow siblings to use the iPads. Each iPad belongs to that individual student and they are responsible for it. We have also run into some trouble when siblings are logged into accounts on one of our students' iPads and we have to take time to figure out the problem. Imagine how time consuming this can be if you have multiple children in your class with the same issue!

Stay in the Loop!

Make sure you connect to the 3rd grade Facebook, Twitter, and Remind accounts to received the most up-to-date news!

For Remind:

text @glenhope3 to 81010

For Facebook and Twitter:

click the gray buttons above!