Cursive Writing is here!

Hello everyone! I can’t believe this year is winding down! It has gone so fast and just keeps going faster! I know we talked about this at the beginning of third grade and it’s finally time! 

We are going to start learning some basic cursive writing! We will start doing the letters a, c, d and g. These will help form other letters! I am so excited to get to show you all how to use cursive! 

Here is a quick video to get you started! Be looking for examples of these cursive letters all around you!

Learning Goals for April 2-6

Happy Spring…aka…Pollen Time! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break! This week, we are continuing to review the skills we have learned throughout the year.

READING: This week, we are focusing on Inferencing information (3.12), context clue (3.4) and main idea (3.13A). These are on-going skills for our school year and we revisit practicing them as much as we can. 

Homework: nonfiction passage “Mrs. Baird’s Bread”. New vocabulary comes home. TEST is 4-13-18. 

Writing: Springtime Writing (using senses)

SPELLING TEST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY! Words came home last week. Use  to study. 

Social Studies: Project Based Learning on Tiny Houses. 

REMEMBER: ZOO trip is Tuesday, April 10. There will be another note going home with more specific information this week. 

Learning Goals for March 26-30

This is the week before Easter! This year is going too fast! Here are the TEKS we are reviewing this week, based on the data from our last benchmarks.

Reading: 3.8A (summary/sequence) and 3.8B (characterization). We will address these needs by reviewing the benchmarks and starting OUR BOOK STUDY! We are going to read “The Chalkbox Kid” as a class. I am so excited to share this with the students!

HOMEWORK: study for vocabulary quiz on Wednesday

Writing: We will begin our writing this week by going outside to observe changes brought on by Spring!

HOMEWORK: New spelling words. 

Social Studies: We will continue work on our PBL. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: REPORT cards due Monday. Zoo permission notes due Monday. EASTER PARTY GOODIES can be brought as soon as you have them. Vocabulary test on Wednesday. WEATHER DRILL on Wednesday. Easter parties on Thursday at 8:30. 

Learning Goals March 5-9

Reading: We will learn about Media Literacy, types of media, author’s purpose of media and advertisements. 

Reading homework: continue to read 20 minutes each day. 

Writing: Using the writing process, students will brainstorm, draft, revise, edit and publish a narrative story about “My Adventure to…”.

Social Studies: Students will review President’s Day, as well as influential Americans.


March 9: End of 3rd nine weeks

Spring Break- March 12-16

Student Holiday: March 19 (teacher workday)



Learning Goals for Feb. 12-16

Happy Monday! This week we are learning the following:

Reading: Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends and Porquoi tales (3.5); Common Assessment, goes on report card (Monday)

Reading Homework: The Variety of Maps (due Friday); REMEMBER TO READ each night! New vocabulary comes home today. Use this link to practice on Quizlet. The test will be on paper next Thursday.

Language Arts (Writing): Writing text to a specific audience for a specific purpose (letters, persuasive, etc, 3.20) 3.17  Writing Process

Social Studies: Community (holiday celebration) Famous Americans   

IMPORTANT INFO: Valentine’s boxes and class Valentines are due tomorrow. 

Text Structures

We are working hard on learning how authors organize their texts! These organizational structures are: description, sequence, problem/solution, cause and effect and compare and contrast.

This is a new skill for third graders and this can be incredibly difficult to grasp! We are working for two whole weeks on this skill! I am instructing students, using whole group, small group, guided practice and independent practice to reinforce these skills. Please let me know if you have any questions! Please watch this video for a brief introduction to these skills!