Third grade has been working on building a growth mindset. One of our awesome counselors, Ms. Edwards, worked with the students to model our brains with playdough. During the activity, students were thinking about a way they wanted to grow and shared out afterwards.
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The third grade team has been so excited to welcome your child into our classes. This year students move between two teachers each day. Routines, expectations, and social contracts have been made and our Thunderbirds are growing. Now that September is here we are starting our first PBL project. With September being Hispanic Heritage month […]
Third grade is reading Because of Winn Dixie. It is a wonderful Newberry Honor Book by Kate DiCamillo. Mr. Myers and Mrs. King have a new hallway word wall which includes ELA and Math vocabulary words.
Along with other activities, the students use chromebooks to work on iStation and Achieve 3000. They write every day, too.
The students completed the 2nd set of STAAR Benchmark tests last week. Overall, there has been significant improvement in both tests from the tests taken in January. We will continue to work hard these weeks leading up to the actual STAAR test that are scheduled in early May. The 3rd […]
The PBL: Space! The Final Frontier! is in full swing in 3rd grade! In ELA: We are now on Chapter 14 of The City of Ember. We are cruising along the story line, writing the main idea of each chapter we’ve read so far. We are learning fancy vocabulary words. For example, ask your child […]
Third grade is full-swing into our Project-Based Learning unit. We took a field trip to the Austin Nature and Science Center. While we were there we learned about the life of a star.
Sophia Snider and her father, David Snider, brought their rabbits to school today. It was a special show and tell. The kids really enjoyed meeting the rabbit!
3rd graders have kick-started their next PBL! The Final Frontier will challenge the students to answer the question of “How do we, as city planners, construct a model of a new space colony to serve the needs of its citizens?” Students will be required to think globally by expressing the needs of people in a society and how they live comfortably. They […]