3rd Grade Newsletter

April 2nd, 2018

What are we learning about this week?

Social Studies:

Social Studies

People Worth Celebrating

Students will identify figures who exemplify good citizenship and have helped to change our community throughout history.

We will be starting on Monday:

Integrated Writers and Poets in History

This unit is intended to be integrated with Language Arts and other areas throughout the year. The students will understand the importance of writers and artists to the cultural heritage of communities.

Language Arts


Poetry is a powerful, literary method to convey truth, use imagination, and share experiences to evoke an emotional response from the reader. Poetry is all around us in songs, greeting cards, jingles, and woven into texts of books. We will immerse students in all different types of poetry for the next few weeks.

Poems by Fern

Theme Poetry

Math: Unit 6


Family Newsletter

In this unit your child will:

❚ Describe and classify two-dimensional shapes, especially quadrilaterals

❚ Calculate area and perimeter

❚ Represent fractions as parts of a whole shape Your child will learn and practice these skills by solving problems like those shown below. Keep this sheet for reference when you’re helping with homework.

Concentration Game

Tangram Puzzels

Airlines Builder

Quadrilateral Song

Quadrilateral Quest

Habit 6 - Synergize - Together is Better!

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

This month your child is learning how to use Habit 6: Synergize – Together is better

Today more than ever children interact with people of differing ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Their circle of friends, their schoolmates, and their athletic teams are much more diverse than those of even a generation ago. The person who learns to be open to differences will have more opportunities in education, business, and many other aspects of life. Your child's success depends on being able to understand, appreciate, and includes others.

This month the students will learn what it means to value other people’s strengths and learn from them, get along well with others, even people who are different, and work well in groups. They will learn how to seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because by teaming with others they can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone.

I encourage you to partner with us in teaching your student to practice The Seven Habits at home. To learn more about The Seven Habits and how they can be used at home, visit "Parent's Place" at http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/​


Read 80 minutes and record in your planner.

Spelling: Unit 22 Core Words- five, himself, usually, money, seen

Unit 23 Words: their, said, other, people, made, right, because, something, thought, soon, best, try, several, himself, usually, didn't, car, morning, I'm, body

Unit 23 Spelling City


Sorting Quadrilaterals

Pace Math

Sorting Quadrilaterals

More with Quadrilaterals

3rd Grade Field Trip- April 10th at the Austin Science Nature Center

Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if would like to volunteer for the field trip. Help is much appreciated and needed for this fun adventure.

Important Dates

Fri Apr 6 End of 3rd 9 Weeks

8:00am PTA Board Meeting (Science Lab)

Tues Apr 10 STAAR Administration – PLEASE NO VISITORS

4th Grade Writing STAAR

5th Grade Math STAAR

3rd Grade Field Trip

Wed Apr 11 STAAR Administration – PLEASE NO VISITORS

5th Grade Reading STAAR

Thu Apr 12 STAAR Administration – PLEASE NO VISITORS

STAAR 4th and 5th Make-ups

Fri Apr 20 Ballet Austin comes to SRE

** Remember that third grade STAAR isn't until May, however our campus will be closed for STAAR test administration for 4th and 5th grade.