Learning Goals for Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Reading: This week we are learning about fables. A fable teaches a lesson or a moral and usually animals are the main characters. A well known example is the Ant and the Grasshopper.

Reading homework: A Dangerous Dust Storm, due Friday. New vocabulary came home today as well.

Writing: Students are continuing the writing process on their own fairy tale.

Spelling Test this week!


Learning Goals for Jan. 23-27

This week we are jumping into Fairy Tales! I LOVE teaching fairy tales! Your students will:

Reading: Students will identify characteristics of fairy tales, paraphrase themes and compare/ contrast fairy tales.

Reading Homework: Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening (questions 1-10)

Writing: Students will write their own Fairy Tale, concentrating on fairy tale characteristics.

Spelling Homework: new words come home today. Students can practice on www.spellingcity.com/williamskwoisd. 

The following video reviews the characteristics of a fairy tale! ENJOY!

Learning Goals for Jan. 9-13

Hello again! We have finished our first benchmarks for 3rd grade and we are ready to work hard! We will begin working on the following skills:


Students will understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from texts to support their understanding. They will describe the characteristics of the various forms of poetry and how they create imagery. (3.6; including review of figurative language)

Reading HW this week: READWORKS passage with questions, due Friday 1/13/17


Students will identify language that creates a graphic visual experience that appeals to the senses. (3.10)

Writing HW this week: New spelling words- test is 1/20/17



This week events!

Happy New Year everyone! Tomorrow starts another wonderful year and a new grading period! We have a many things to do this week! 

Our learning goals for this week are: 

Reading: Students are expected to sequence and summarize the plot’s main events and explain their influence on future events. 

Writing: 3.10 write poetry that uses conventions of poetry and sensory images

THIS WEEK: We have Math and Reading Benchmarks on Tuesday and Thursday.  These tests will give instructional data and planning ideas. These are also wonderful practice for STAAR. Students have 4 hours to complete the test and bubble in the bubble sheet. There will be more information in your child’s planner tomorrow. Thank you for encouraging your child to do their best!

Here is my email and classroom phone number, in case you need to contact me! 

email: [email protected]

classroom phone: 903-291-2137 (phone will not rind during classroom hours 7:45-3:15. It will go straight to voicemail and I will return your call later)


We will be celebrating the holly, jolly holidays this week! Here is what you need to be in the know!

Monday: Wear a Christmas Hat

Tuesday: Wear pajamas! (dress code appropriate)

Wednesday: Grinch Day- dress like your favorite Whoville character

Thursday: Be Tacky! wear your tacky Christmas sweater or shirt

Friday: Wear your Christmas best! Look festive in red and green for party day!

Early Release Days

Hello all! I wanted to share two early release days in December!

Thursday, December 15- Early Release at 12:00!

Friday, December 16- Early Release at 12:00! This will also be Christmas party day as well. You are welcome to sign your child out after our party! Times will be sent home later!

We will send home more information as it becomes available!

Learning Goals for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2

Reading: This week we begin Poetry! I LOVE teaching poetry, everything from the types of poetry, to characteristics of poems to figurative language used in poetry! I will be posting videos on my blog to help review these new concepts!

Writing: Students will write their own poem, using “Dirt on My Shirt” by Jeff Foxworthy as a guide. Students will also conclude their juice box presentations.