February Newsletter Old Town Elementary - 3rd Grade

We LOVE our Third Grade Old Town Families!

Thank you for entrusting us with your sweet children. We cherish the time we get to spend with them!

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING

We will be Looking Through the Informational Lens at Non-Fiction in Writing and Language Arts; Finalizing Multiplication and Division Fact Strategies (Use a Rule, Build Down and Build Up, Last Facts) in Math; Weather, The Sun and Water Cycle in Science, and continuing the Free Enterprise System in Social Studies.

Please visit our 3rd Grade Team Website for more detailed information on the TEK's being covered on the current units.

Also please visit the Anchor Charts pages to view a variety of subject specific anchor charts created by our Fabulous Third Grade teachers!!

Homework

Weekly homework compares to the rigor students will expect to see on the to STAAR test that we will be taking in May. Students are required to complete this homework and a Reading Log showing at least 20 minutes of reading every week.

IMPORTANT DATES

Please mark your calendars for the following dates in February!

February 2 - Picture Day (Individual & Class)

February 3 - 3-5th Morning Assembly 7:35 am

February 6 - Dyslexia Parent Information Night 6:30 - 7:30 pm

February 6-10 - Counselor Recognition Week

February 7 - Progress Reports Go Home

February 8 - Popcorn Day

February 10 - National Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

February 14 - Valentine's Day Parties 1:45 - 2:30 pm

February 17 - 3-5th Morning Assembly 7:35 am

February 17 - ACChaos Hands on Science Activity

February 20 - Student Holiday

February 21 - Multicultural Night 6:15 - 7:30 pm. Are you interested in sharing your family’s unique culture? Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aafab2fa75-multicultural to reserve a table to feature cultural artifacts, information, and/or fun things for the “tourists” to do to learn about your heritage!

February 22 - Popcorn Day

February 23 - STAAR Ready Reading Practice Test

February 23 - Variety Show Rehearsal 3 - 5 pm

February 24 - Variety Show 6 - 8 pm

February 24 - STEM Fair Projects Due

February 25 - 2017 TAG Parent Conference & Summer Enrichment Fair at Deerpark Middle School 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

February 28 - Open House/STEM Display/STAAR Information Night 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Research Says / Nonfiction Reading Promotes Student Success

The average child in the United States spends roughly 4 hours and 29 minutes a day watching TV, 2 hours and 31 minutes listening to music, and 1 hour and 13 minutes playing video games. And how much of their leisure time to do they spend reading nonfiction?

Less than 4 minutes a day.

Here's a great article with information regarding Nonfiction reading.

Click here for some helpful tips for helping your child become a stronger reader at home.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher!

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