Eclipse Monday!

From Mrs. Odom: We are all super excited about witnessing the solar eclipse.  The intermediate grades will be watching this rare occurrence on the television in the cafeteria during lunch.  We will not be having recess at our regularly scheduled time in order to protect our students from harm.  We will meet in the cafeteria again at the peak time of the eclipse while Mr. McBride talks to all the intermediate classes about the eclipse. This will prove to be an exciting learning opportunity for all.

Learning Goals for August 21-25

Hello again! Here are our learning goals for the upcoming week!

Reading: 3.4E-alphabetize to the third letter; dictionary and glossary to look up unknown words (syllables, pronunciations, etc.)

Homework: Read every night for 15-20 minutes

Writing and Grammar:  3.22A i,ii,iii (nouns, verbs, adjectives).

Social Studies: Where in the world are you? working with maps (3.1C, 3.3.A, 3.3C, 3.5ABC, 17F)


Welcome to Our Class Blog!

Hello all! We had a FANTASTIC first two days! I wanted to show you how our blog works! Each week, I will be adding our learning goals for the following week. I will also add any spelling or vocabulary words that are coming home for the following two weeks. All the posts on this page will show you the amazing things we are doing in Reading, Writing, Phonics and Social Studies! 

Our spelling words will begin on August 28th, so your child will write those words in his or her planner on that morning. They will have two weeks before that test. We do lots of practice of these words in class, such as games, center work and on We will use Spelling City to take our tests. Your child is welcome to take the test at home, to practice getting ready take the test. 

I’ll be sending Remind texts as well, just to help everyone get used to the things we do! Please let me know if you have any questions! Be sure to visit Mrs. Odom’s blog to find out about Math and Science!

Meet The Teacher

Hello all! Welcome to another awesome year at White Oak! I am so excited to meet my new Roughnecks! Meet the Teacher will be on August 15 from 4:30-5:30! Please bring any supplies, labeled with your child’s name, that you have! If you don’t have everything, that’s ok! Just bring what you can and I’ll see you there!

Upcoming Dates! LONG post but it’s worth it!


Thursday students will take a multiplication test. This is the exact same test they’ve been taking. It’s 100 questions with times facts 0-10. Each one left blank or incorrect is worth one point. Students scoring a 90 or higher will remain or be added to the “No Homework Club” and will not have MATH homework for the FOLLOWING TWO WEEKS.

Math and reading homework are due Friday.

School House Rock Program will be Friday at 9:00 parents and family are invited to attend. Students are to dress in 70’s attire. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Richey.

April and May “Coming Soon”

Math and Reading Common Assessments will be next week on Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th).  These will be a grade in the grade book. Students may bring a room temperature water and healthy snack both of these days.

Easter Party for third-grade is 4/13 from 9:30-10:30. You may check your child out afterward. A large plastic egg was sent home for you to decorate and fill for our Egg Exchange”. We are also asking that you send $2 for us to purchase the donuts, milk/orange juice, and fruit.

NO SCHOOL! April 14th and 17th are school holidays.

Last day to turn in Box Tops is April 28th. We were in second place last time lets see if we can win it this round. =)

STAAR tests are May 8th and 9th. Please get a good night sleep the nights before and eat a healthy breakfast full of protein, not sugar.

Field Day is 5/16. More information to follow.

The third-grade awards ceremony is 5/25 at 8:15. There is an early release that day and 5/26.

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UNWRAP this reading strategy

We are following in the wonderful footsteps of 4th and 5th grade and “UNWRAP”ping a new strategy for reading passages! I am very excited about teaching the third graders how to unwrap the gift of a story! Here is the chart we made today. Each student will be bringing home a copy of this chart to help unwrap any new passage, including homework!