April Newsletter

April 13-17

Hello 3rd Grade!

We hope you had an amazing four-day weekend! We are all looking forward to another exciting week of e-learning! Below you will see our link for this weeks lessons!


This week we will be starting a new unit in language arts about argumentative texts. We will be learning about how to determine an authors point of view, fact vs, opinion and if an authors claim is supported with evidence.


We are very proud of out 3rd graders as they have already jumped into Pathblazer lessons and are working hard to complete their lessons.


Continue to encourage your child to keep up their reading habits. Some places to read are Epic, Tumblebooks, and Libby (An app from Plano Library)


We hope you continue to stay safe, and know we all miss you guys!


Love,

3rd grade Teachers

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DreamBox

Students can access DreamBox, our math software at school, through the PISD webdesk. Students login with their username and password just like they do at school. DreamBox replaces TTM at school. We encourage students to work on this at home, too!

FRECKLE

Students can access Freckle, our ELA (English/Language Arts) software at school, through the PISD webdesk. Students login with their username and password just like they do at school. Students can do Freckle at home if they wish!



Technology Tips:


The following are some tips on accessing technology from home:


  1. Students can log into Google using their PISD account. This is separate from just accessing the PISD webdesk.

    a. To log in to Google, click on the sign in icon located in the top right corner.

    b. Username is the student’s standard PISD username with @mypisd.net added. For example, Jane Doe’s standard username is jane.doe.1, so her Google login would be jane.doe.1@mypisd.net

    c. Password is the student’s standard password from school (Jdxxxxx)

  2. Students can log into PISD Webdesk at http://webdesk.pisd.edu/

    a. Choose the PISD Network Login option

    b. Username is the student’s standard PISD username. For example, Jane Doe’s standard username is jane.doe.1

    c. Password is the student’s standard password from school (4Mav#xxxxxx) The xxxxxx stands for their Student ID number.

  3. If you use an iPad or other Apple product, you will need to download the Google App to access the PISD sites.