Third Grade Thoughts

Weekly News from Glenhope 3rd grade! (Volume 15-16,Issue 14)

Pajama Day...earned!

As a campus, we collected more than 300 pairs of pajamas for children in need so we have earned a special pajama day on December 16th...yay!
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Giving Tree

Glenhope’s Giving Tree for GRACE is set up in the main hallway! If you would like to help a family in need, please choose an ornament from the tree, and return the unwrapped item by Wednesday, December 16th.

Spelling Bee Pre Test

The school-wide spelling bee will be in January. In order to determine who will be able to participate in the bee, we will be giving a pre test on Tuesday, December 15th.
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Save the Date!

Wednesday, December 9th

-6 Week Progress Reports (ready to view)

Saturday, December 12th

-PTA Holiday Breakfast 8:00-10:00

Tuesday, December 15th

-Spelling Bee Pre Test

-Lunch With the Principal

Wednesday, December 16th

-Pajama Day (yay!)

Thursday, December 17th

-3rd Grade Holiday Party 1:45-2:40

Friday, December 18th

-Early Dismissal 11:45

-End of the 9 Weeks

You Say It's Your Birthday...

Ian M. - 11

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How are we growing our brains next week?


-distributive property of multiplication

-fact families to connect multiplication & division

-introducing division

**nightly Math HW - practice fun facts

**weekly Math HW Lonestar Math (given out Monday, due on Friday)


-folktales (comprehending; cause/effect)

-inferring while we read

-author's purpose

**nightly Reading HW - read for at least 20 min.


-reviewing homonyms, antonyms, and synonyms

-reviewing punctuation

-reviewing paragraph organization


-force & motion

Social Studies

-heroic individuals who have helped protect our country's freedoms

-cultural celebrations

"In a Snap" Words

Next week, we will be re-assessing which K-2 "In a Snap" words our students know and which ones they are still struggling with.

Growth Mindset: How can you praise children in an effective way?

Take a look at this video that discusses two different ways children are praised. We hope you find it as helpful as we did. We have realized that sometimes we mistakingly praise students the wrong way. I'm sure you can relate on how you sometimes praise at home.
Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets

Oh, the places we'll go as a 1:1 campus!

As we continue on our digital 1:1 journey, please help remind your students to continually delete pictures they no longer need. We haven't run into storage issues...YET...but it will become a problem as they continue with their iPads through other grade levels. If they want to keep something, they can drop it into Google Drive and then delete it off their iPad! :)

Stay in the Loop!

Make sure you connect to the 3rd grade Facebook, Twitter, and Remind accounts to received the most up-to-date news!

For Remind:

text @glenhope3 to 81010

For Facebook and Twitter:

click the gray buttons above!