Third Grade in the News!

March 23rd - March 27th

What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts with Mrs. Trueblood: We will be summarizing and recognizing the best summary of a reading passage. We will be looking at the characteristics of a news article - and preparing to write our own. Please have your child read for at least 30 minutes per day.

Science with Mrs. Naragon: This week, we will investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady bugs.

Social Studies with Mrs. Naragon: We will continue working on our Regions of the United States brochures. Please visit my website for more information, the rubric and a copy of the notes page. Your child will have Monday and Tuesday in class to work on this project and the rest will be for homework. The brochure is due on Thursday, March 26th.

Math with Mrs. Moore: Next week we will continue working with fractions. First, we will take a closer look at denominators and how to compare fractions with the same denominator. Next, we will look at numerators and how to compare fractions with the same numerator but different denominators. To begin this week your student should have a comfortable grasp with the following concepts:

  • numerator- names the part
  • denominator - names the whole
  • equal parts- all parts are the same size
  • how to share equally (equal shares)
  • fractions on a number line

We need YOUR help in the Lunch Room!

We have a new lunch volunteer sign up for the semester! Our lunch is from 11:15-11:45 on Monday - Thursday and 11:20-11:50 on Fridays!! We are looking for volunteers for this coming week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday... to sign up, please visit the link below!

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Rescheduled for March 27th

Please help Mrs. Saxon and Mrs. Naragon spread the word that the Hollywood Movie Night Fundraiser has been moved to March 27th from 6:00-10:00. All of the details will remain the same. If your child can no longer attend, we are more than happy to give a full refund. Thank you so much for your flexibility, we are looking forward to a GREAT night! For more information, visit the website at
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Boosterthon Update

The Boosterthon program is off to a wonderful start! Students are learning about Fitness, Leadership, and Character through our Rock"N Town Live theme. So far students have gotten pledges from 24 states!!! You can keep track of your student’s progress on with your student’s access code!

This weekend, the students have a special challenge – the Weekend Challenge!

If a student gets $2 per lap or a $60 flat donation over the weekend, they will receive a bonus prize – the All Day Flex Frames – on Monday! The students are super excited to rise to the Challenge!

Don’t forget to log on to with your student to check out awesome music videos and to enter student’s pledges. Forgot your Student’s code? Here is a list of class codes below:

Moore 3rd 2933-1696

Naragon 3rd 7843-0793

Trueblood 3rd 2357-8533

Please remember the Fun Run is this coming Wednesday-

8:15 - Kindergarten and 1st grade

9:15 - 2nd and 3rd grade

10:15 - 4th and 5th grade

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Initiative

Quote: Quote - "If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday be the leader of the band." -Author Unknown

Healthy Tip: Playing sports like soccer, softball, and tennis are fun ways to exercise with friends!

Important Dates

*March 25th - Boosterthon Fun Run

*March 27th - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

*March 27th- Movie Night Rescheduled

*March 30th- Closed Campus for 4th & 5th STAAR

*March 31st- Closed Campus for 4th & 5th STAAR

*April 3rd- Report Cards Sent Home

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