Third Grade Thoughts
Weekly News from Glenhope 3rd Grade! (Volume 15-16, Issue 3)
Then, I came to GCISD and moved on up to 2nd grade for 8 years. For the past few years I have looped from 2nd to 3rd (two times), and this year I stayed in 3rd grade. All of that will equal 29 years after this year! WHEW! It just doesn't seem to be that long ago that I was meeting my first class of kindergartners! During all of this I married my college sweetheart, raised two sons that I am so very blessed to call my own, cared for 3 dogs who were and are family to me, and cared for my ailing parents. My mom has Alzheimer's and lives in a Memory Care facility near me.
I have a Gatorville class called Friends of All Ages, where I try to merge the young with the old and create an understanding of how much it means to care for our aging Seniors with memory problems. The kids love it, and the elderly may not remember the actual things they did, but they sure do remember how the kids made them feel. I love my job, my life, my journey, my family, and my faith. It makes me who I am, and that is one blessed 3rd grade teacher, who is so excited to share all that I am with each of your children. We are fostering a growth mind set in 3rd grade and will be using a lot of GRIT, as we try new things, work together, and become a Lee Leaper Family.
Have any old chapter books? We are trying to grow our classroom libraries. If you have any old books you would like to donate, we would happily accept them!
Also, just a reminder that we are continuing our annual Greenback Fundraiser. Dr. Griffin has already purchased movement stools for each classroom and also plans to give each grade level a $500 stipend for materials.
Save the Date
-Beginning of Year Writing Assessments
-Beginning of Year iStation Reading Assessments
-Beginning of Year iStation Math Assessments
**Please try not to schedule appointments on these days during math time (7:45-9:00), writing time (9:00-9:45), and reading time (1:00-2:00). **
You Say It's Your Birthday...
Reagan B. - September 15th
London S. - September 17th
How are we growing our brains next week?
-fun facts (practicing)
-iStation Math assessment
**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts
**weekly Math HW begins (given out Monday, due on Friday)
-My Reading Life - sharing why we read and giving book recommendations
-building our independent reading stamina
-iStation Reading assessment
**nightly Reading HW - read for at least 20 min.
-beginning of year writing assessment (expository essay)
-spelling: double e diagraph
-classifying matter (solids, liquids, and gases)
-predicting and observing changes in matter
-communities (reasons why communities are formed)
3rd Grade "In a Snap" Words
We assessed students on their knowledge of the K-2 "In a Snap" words last week and are also working hard to help them practice the words they still don't have.
Growth Mindset & Grit...For the Win!
Oh, the Places We'll Go as a 1:1 Campus!
-students are responsible for charging their own iPad every night
-students must bring the iPad and charger back to school every day
-students are not allowed to download any apps at home unless given permission by us
We are excited to begin allowing our students to utilize this amazing learning tool at home!
**Please note, if you have not yet filled out the iPad Technology Agreement and paid the $35 yearly fee, your child will not be able to take their iPad home.**
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