Mrs. Houston's Third Grade News

November 19, 2015

Science Fair due NEXT WEEK!

Oh, no! What's in our hot cocoa???

Oh, no! What's in our hot cocoa??? Using what they learned in Science about animal classification, the students gave clues to which animal could be floating in their cocoa mug. A little bit strange, and a whole lotta funny, the class had a blast doing this activity!

P.S. No animals were harmed in the making of this craft.

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State Projects

I am so impressed by our Unfamiliar State Projects! We will continue presenting the projects through next week. Great job class!


For Winter Celebration we need 16.9 oz EMPTY water bottles! Please send in donations with your students. Thank you!!

Important Dates

Monday, December 7

  • Science Fair Oral presentation and Project report due

Tuesday, December 8

  • Science Fair Tri-fold project due for School-wide Science Fair

Wednesday, December 9

  • FROSTY Photos

Wednesday, December 16

  • Third Grade Holiday Gift Exchange - Details to come!!

Thursday, December 17

  • Winter Celebration

Friday, December 18

  • Awards Ceremony

Frosty Class Photos

Dear Elementary Parents,

Next week each elementary class will take a fun, wintery photo as a whole group by our blow-up snowman outside the cafeteria. This includes ALL elementary students Pre-K through 5th grade.

We will pose each class one at a time so we can develop the photos in time to put them in individual frames to be decorated during our Elementary Winter Celebration. We want to really convey that we’re having a frosty good time, so please send your child to school with a big winter coat, scarf, mittens, hat, etc. Thanks so much for your help and we promise the end result will be one VERY adorable photo!

Frosty Photo Date- Wednesday, December 9th- Students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Photos will be taken one class at a time beginning at 8:30 am.

December Charity Drive

Together we can help.

It is an awful truth that many people, even in our community, are victims of violence. Often times these people seek help from local organizations. Family Haven, an organization in Forsyth County, offers safe shelter and needed items, for free to those in need. We can help them help others, by donating. Cold winter weather is quickly approaching. Many people are in need of warm gloves and socks.

Make a difference in someone’s life. Be kind and generous and bring in one or more pair of gloves and/or socks.

Your donations can be dropped off at the front office or your child can give them to his/her homeroom teacher.

We will accept donations until December 16th.

Winter Celebration

Dear Elementary Parents,

The Elementary Teachers and FSAPS PVO Room Parents are pleased to announce the plans for the 4th Annual FSAPS Elementary Winter Celebration! All students in grades Pre-K through 5th grade can look forward to an action-packed day of winter crafts, games, activities, prizes, and treats on Thursday, December 14th. Read on to learn more…

How will this event be organized?

Pre-K through 3rd grade- As it has in the past, students will rotate as a class from room to room of fun activities for the ENTIRE school day! From Karaoke to Snowman Games, Snow Science and crafts galore- this event has something fun around every corner. Every 30 minutes the students will be led by their teacher to another classroom to participate in the thematic activities that room has to offer. With just a break for lunch, 30 minutes of a wintery movie and a candy cane- their day will be non-stop fun.

How can I help?

Many materials and items have already been ordered by the school, but we definitely need more donations from our families. Also, every elementary staff member will be on hand to circulate throughout the activities with their class and make sure this day is successful and fun for everyone. Parent volunteers though are welcome and encouraged! We need volunteers for everything from running activity rooms during the event, helping out during the lunch period, and cleaning up. I can only imagine the excitement this year’s celebration will bring… come be a part of the fun!!!

Please see the sign-up genius link below.

I want to donate materials or I can give a $10 monetary donation to help with items purchased by the school.

Winter Celebration Materials Sign-Up

I want to volunteer my time!

Get ready, Get set…

Friday, December 4th

Please sign-up to volunteer your time! - You should receive the link soon!

Wednesday, December 9th

Students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Frosty Photos will be taken one class at a time beginning at 8:30 am.

Noon on Tuesday, December 15th

Deadline to turn in materials for the party. This is so important! Many teachers will begin working on assembling activities and organizing materials during their planning periods. Any missing items can prevent set-up of an entire activity. Boxes by the front office labeled “Elementary Winter Celebration” will be in place by 7:00 am Monday, December 14th.

Wednesday, December 16th

·In class- Students will decorate colorful paper gift bags to use for prize/craft collection during the celebration!

Check us out during the day!

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