Mrs. Houston's Third Grade News

December 11, 2015

Important Dates

Monday, January 18 - NO SCHOOL


January 21 - FSA Video Editing Competition Award Ceremony 2 pm, families welcome

January 25 - School-wide Soccer Tournament Begins

January 27 - 100th Day of School Celebration

January 30 - Deadline for Year Book Cover Design Entries

February 3 - Invent an Animal Project Due

February 5- Re-enrollment forms due

February 12 - Valentine's Day Celebration (in class)

February 15 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

February 25 - Alliance Theater Trip The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Pre-K-5 Grade

IMPORTANT!!!! Your Child's NEWS ARTICLE

Students were sent home with a hand written "news article' that they wrote in class this week. They know that they are supposed to type it word for word. I have also included a 'key features' worksheet everyone must fill out.


Students MUST type up their article this weekend. Please either print it out, or email it to me, by Monday night. It is due on Tuesday. Please do not send it in on a flash drive.

Study Island

I have assigned homework on Study Island due Monday night for Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science. Please let me know by email if you have any issues. I do not check the messages app on Study Island.


Thank you.

Re-Enrollment Forms!

Please look for a BLUE re-enrollment form in your child's take-home folder. If you would like to re-enroll your child at FSA for the 2015-2016 school year, fill out the form and send it in to me by Friday, February 5th.

What's Coming Up...

Conventions Skill: Irregular Verbs


Spelling Words: consonant patters - wr, kn, gn, st, mb

thumb, gnaw, written, know, climb, design, wrist, crumb, assign, wrench, knot, wrinkle, lamb, knob, knit


Writing: Compare and Contrast

Prompt: Write expository compositions that compare and contrast two things.


Vocab: incredible, lofty, noble, search, stinging, survivors, topic, unseen, waterless


Book of the Week: Around One Cactus


Science: Chapter 5 Objectives: What is an ecosystem? How do living things get energy?

Vocabulary: adaptation, community, consumer, decomposer, ecosystem, food chain, habitat, population, producer


Social Studies: Chapter 3

Lesson 3: Early Spanish Communities

Lesson 4: Early French Communities