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Informational & Procedural Texts

In third grade over the past month, students have been writing and reading informational and procedural text. They learned that informational text tells factual details about a topic. Procedural text tells how to do something. The students learned that it’s important to put steps in the right order and adding diagrams to both kinds of […]

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Market Day Success!

This year’s Market Day Project-Based Learning Unit was more student-driven and collaborative than ever before!   All students worked with partners to formulate business plans and design and manufacture products to sell in our classroom marketplace.  They also created storefront posters and product advertisements that included pricing. Today marked the public exhibition of the unit – […]

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You’re Invited to the 3rd Grade Citizenship Wax Museum!

Join us on October 17, 2018 for the 3rd Grade Citizenship Wax Museum! The Citizenship Wax Museum is a combined celebration of good citizenship and Hispanic Heritage Month. To prepare for the museum, students have begun to research a contemporary or historical figure who has demonstrated the qualities of good citizenship. They will then write […]

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September News – 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Back-to-School Night on September 6th! If you missed meeting with the 3rd Grade Teachers, here are a few important highlights and reminders: Connect with your child’s class on ClassDojo as soon as possible. Send an individual, healthy snack with your child daily – crackers, fresh fruit or vegetables, […]

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August News / Las noticias de agosto – 2018

THANK YOU!   ¡GRACIAS! Thank you to everyone who attended the Ice Cream Social!  It was wonderful to meet you and it helped us have a smooth first day of school. ¡Gracias a todos que asistieron a la Reunión con Helado!  Fue un placer conocerlos y nos ayudó a tener un primer día de la escuela […]

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Mother’s Day Performance

Didn’t our 3rd graders do a great job? They totally nailed it!  Thank you to the parents who were able to be there.  It’s always special having an audience!  Thank you to Ms. Esquivel and Ms. Martinez for taking the time and effort to prep the kids, and to Mr. Hawes and the tech crew for […]

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3rd Grade Performance

Dear Parents, We are honoring our mothers, grandmothers, and fathers who fill the role as both mother and father.  We are honoring aunts and women who step up to do their parts as mothers and mentors.  Families are invited to come and enjoy a poem or play performed by our Travis Heights third grade scholars […]

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April News

Math—In Math, we reviewed how to find perimeter, and have been learning about finding the area of rectangles and intersecting rectangles.  We are also learning about 3D figures, like cones, prisms, pyramids, cubes, spheres, and cylinders.  The children will be expected to count vertices, faces, and edges on those 3D figures.  This video can help […]

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Math News

Third grade is learning a about 3-dimensional figures. You can help your child review these shapes.  Ask them to tell you how many faces, edges or vertices each has.   pyramid cone cylinder cube (all sides are squares) sphere rectangular prism (4 sides are rectangles, 2 sides are squares) triangular prism (4 sides are rectangles, […]

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Third Grade News for March

Language Arts- We have enjoyed building our vocabulary and polishing up our comprehension with our book study The City of Ember .  Congrats to all our young writers participating in TELPAS. We can truly see your growth.   Social Studies- We are taking a closer look at the dynamics of community.

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Field Trip–Inner Space Caverns

Third grade went on a field trip to Inner Space Caverns.  We had fun and learned a lot.  Share these pictures with your child and ask them to tell you what they learned.  Ask them to use these words as they are talking about caves: sinkhole limestone stalagmite stalactite You can also talk to them […]

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