Third Grade Weekly Update

March 19-March 23, 2018

Important Dates

March 30- Staff and Student Holiday

April 10 and April 11- CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing (4th and 5th grade testing)

April 14 - WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be at JES

April 17- Family Learning Night for Math

April 20- Earth Day Assembly in the Garden – everyone invited!

April 27- Northwest READS – Friday at 9:00 am. We need ONE reader per classroom. Talk to our librarian if you can help!

April 30- Legacy Walk – Seniors from NISD high schools that attended JES will walk the halls in their caps/gowns on Monday at 8:30 am.

May 14 and May 15- CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing

May 14- 3rd Grade Math STAAR Testing

May 15- 3rd Grade Reading STAAR Testing



Math Sheet (Due Thursday)

Education Galaxy

Lexia (see the email about how to log-in) reading

Read 20 minutes

What We Are Learning This Week


  • How can I use the standard algorithm to subtract two and three digit numbers?

Below is the multiplication song for students to learn their skip counting! This is a great song to listen to at night or in the car. Open it and save it for easy access!


Articles for this week: "Lizards on the Loose" (Scholastic News), "Becoming Anything He Wants to Be" (Journeys Magazine) and "Stuck by Luck" (Highlights Magazine)

  • How do you draw conclusions when reading literary nonfiction text?
  • How do you draw conclusions when reading informational text?
  • How do you draw conclusions when reading realistic fiction text?
  • How does understanding the author's purpose help you when you are reading?
  • Why is the FIRE strategy important when taking a reading test?


  • How can you improve your narrative writing?
  • What is an elaborative detail and why is it important?
  • In a narrative, what is the critical character, setting, and object?


  • Review sheet sent home Monday
  • Vocabulary words are from the articles for the week
  • Grammar focus for this week is on determining irrelevant details
  • Reviewing prefixes and suffixes


  • What are ecosystems?
  • How can I explore ecosystems?

We are going to be researching and creating presentations on ecosystems. We will be presenting our projects later in the week.

Social Studies

  • Who is Erik Weihenmayer?
  • How did he make a difference in his community?
  • How does he inspire you in your life?

Office News

Have you Ordered a JES Yearbook?

If you forgot, search your emails for for a receipt of your online order. Yearbooks are over 72 pages of full color for only $17. Place orders at Code = 20190

Deadline is April 1st.

Parents as Teachers Friday, April 13

If you have a child birth to age 5 and want to meet new people with children of that age group, then join us at playgroup!

There are two options for playtimes at 9:30 am. or 1:00 pm. at the Special Programs Center, 1800 State Highway 114.

Want to know more? Go to

SAVE THE DATE – Family Math Night                                      April 17th, come and go from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

SAVE THE DATE – Family Math Night

April 17th, come and go from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.