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Conference/Planning Daily from 1:45-2:45
 
Email- kimberlylambright@tomballisd.net
 
Phone: 281-357-3134 x 3064
 
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Science Benchmark Tomorrow

Your student should have a review sheet for you to sign tonight!  Please help them look over the material for tomorrow's benchmark.

5/ 15-19

 

What’s happening at DPES?
  • May 19- All Library Books Due
  • May 24- 3rd Grade Field Trip to  W.G. Jones State Forest
    Chaperones Needed:
    We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!
  • May 26- Reading Rally
  • May 29- Memorial Day, No School
  • May 31- End of Year Parties
  • June 1- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Early Dismissal/Report Cards Sent Home
ELA
  • We have had such a great year and worked very hard! To wrap up this year, students will be revisiting several genres we have read over the year and working on a variety of writing activities which will correlate with those genres. 
  • Don't forget towels, flashlights and books for our Fun Flashlight Friday reading time!
 
Lesson 30- 5/15-18         
Last Spelling Test Friday, 5/19
  1. below
  2. about
  3. belong
  4. around
  5. again
  6. alone
  7. because
  8. above
  9. between
  10. alive
  11. behind
  12. begin
  13. along
  14. before
  15. away
  16. want
  17. awhile
  18. beyond
  19. answer
  20. study

May 1-5

What’s happening at DPES?

  • May 2- STAAR Tutoring, Field Trip Permission Slips sent home for Field Trip
  • May 4- STAAR Tutoring (last opportunity)
  • May 5- Fun Run!!! Go Velchoff Vipers!!!
  • May 8- STAAR Math Test
  • May 9- STAAR Reading Test
  • May 12- Moms and Muffins
  • May 14- Mother's Day
  • May 19- All Library Books Due
  • May 24- 3rd Grade Field Trip to  W.G. Jones State Forest
    Chaperones Needed:
    We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!
  • May 26- Reading Rally
  • May 29- Memorial Day, No School
  • May 31- End of Year Parties
  • June 1- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Early Dismissal/Report Cards Sent Home
 
Reading
STAAR is right around the corner, so we will be spending a great deal of our reading time digging deeper into questions, summary, vocabulary, context clues, author’s purpose and finding text evidence or supporting details. We will look at old tests and homework to look at the genre of testing.
 
Writing
We will wrapping up our persuasive writing unit.
Lesson 29 - 5/1-5
Spelling Test will be THURSDAY, 5/4
  1. apple
  2. river
  3. little
  4. October
  5. ladder
  6. summer
  7. purple
  8. later
  9. November
  10. giggle
  11. uncle
  12. winter
  13. center
  14. double
  15. flower
  16. people
  17. whistle
  18. character
  19. began
  20. country
NO Spelling words/test week of STAAR testing- 5/8-12
 
Lesson 30- 5/15-19         
Last Spelling Test Thursday, 5/18
  1. below
  2. about
  3. belong
  4. around
  5. again
  6. alone
  7. because
  8. above
  9. between
  10. alive
  11. behind
  12. begin
  13. along
  14. before
  15. away
  16. want
  17. awhile
  18. beyond
  19. answer
  20. study
 Social Studies:
  • We are wrapping up our unit of Financial Literacy.

April 24-28

What’s happening at DPES?

  • Our nightly Reading Assignment is The Lemonade War.
    On April 3rd, TISD and DPES Kicked off Texas Reads One Book with the book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Your child received their very own copy of this book and a calendar of reading assignments.  Below are two links where you can learn more and select for the stories to be read aloud and you and your child follow along.  I hope you and your child are enjoying reading this book!

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1RNrTx1giLeKPovRP6oWf2rHUheqCrGoQoORh9GN9Eko/preview

    https://www.smore.com/qnwtx-the-lemonade-war-by-j-davies

    Wear yellow or anything with a lemonade theme on Monday’s during the month of April in support of Texas Reads One Book initiative!


  • Field Trip May 24th - Chaperones Needed
    We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!

Reading

  • STAAR is right around the corner, so we will be spending a great deal of our reading time digging deeper into questions, summary, vocabulary, context clues, author’s purpose and finding text evidence or supporting details. We will look at old tests and homework to look at the genre of testing.
  • Reading STAAR Homework will be given Tuesday and is Due the following Tuesday.
    Please remind your child to show all their thinking and proofs.

Writing

  • We will be focusing on persuasive writing for the next several weeks.  We will investigate word choice and crafting our writing to persuade another. We will look at real world situations of persuasive writing to help us develop our skill.  Will continue focusing on sentence structure ensuring our sentence contain a subject and predicate.

Spelling Lesson 28 - 4/24-28
Spelling Test will be THURSDAY, 4/27
Words -aught, -ought

  1. taught
  2. thought
  3. rought
  4. laugh
  5. bought
  6. cough
  7. ought
  8. caught
  9. fought
  10. daughter
  11. tough
  12. though
  13. enough
  14. brought
  15. was
  16. draw
  17. sought
  18. naughty
  19. away
  20. those

 

Lesson 29 - 5/1-5
Spelling Test will be THURSDAY, 5/4

  1. apple
  2. river
  3. little
  4. October
  5. ladder
  6. summer
  7. purple
  8. later
  9. November
  10. giggle
  11. uncle
  12. winter
  13. center
  14. double
  15. flower
  16. people
  17. whistle
  18. character
  19. began
  20. country

NO Spelling words/test week of STAAR testing- 5/8-12

Lesson 30- 5/15-19         
Last Spelling Test Thursday, 5/18

  1. below
  2. about
  3. belong
  4. around
  5. again
  6. alone
  7. because
  8. above
  9. between
  10. alive
  11. behind
  12. begin
  13. along
  14. before
  15. away
  16. want
  17. awhile
  18. beyond
  19. answer
  20. study

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing our unit of Financial Literacy. We will focus on spending and saving, planned and unplanned expenses.

Field Day is Friday, 4/21 @ 12:15!  Please bring clothes to change into and a towel.  It is likely to be muddy and wet outside with water games!  Don't forget a plastic bag to hold your wet clothes after you change. 

April 1- 21

What’s happening at DPES?

  • Our nightly Reading Assignment is The Lemonade War.
    April 3 TISD and DPES Kicked off Texas Reads One Book with the book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Your child received their very own copy of this book and a calendar of reading assignments.  Below are two links where you can learn more and select for the stories to be read aloud and you and your child follow along.  I hope you and your child are enjoying reading this book!

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1RNrTx1giLeKPovRP6oWf2rHUheqCrGoQoORh9GN9Eko/preview

    https://www.smore.com/qnwtx-the-lemonade-war-by-j-davies
  • Wear yellow or anything with a lemonade theme on Monday’s during the month of April in support of Texas Reads One Book initiative!
  • Field Day is on April 21st
         Lunch Time: 11:30-12:00
         Field Day Time: 12:15-1:45

Field Trip May 24th - Chaperones Needed

We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!

Reading

  • STAAR is right around the corner, so we will be spending a great deal of our reading time digging deeper into questions, summary, vocabulary, context clues, author’s purpose and finding text evidence or supporting details. We will look at old tests and homework to look at the genre of testing.

Writing

  • We will be focusing on persuasive writing for the next several weeks.  We will investigate word choice and crafting our writing to persuade another. We will look at real world situations of persuasive writing to help us develop our skill.  Will continue focusing on sentence structure ensuring our sentence contain a subject and predicate.

Spelling
Lesson 27- 4/17-21

  1. jelly
  2. bottom
  3. pillow
  4. happen
  5. butter
  6. lesson
  7. cherry
  8. sudden
  9. arrow
  10. dollar
  11. hello
  12. rabbit
  13. letter
  14. button
  15. funny
  16. better
  17. stubborn
  18. mirror
  19. picture
  20. change

Social Studies:

  • We have started our unit of Financial Literacy. We will focus on vocabulary related to money and finances, as well as investigating the history of money and reasons it was created, as well as explore a variety of different currencies and values of US currency.

April 10-14

What’s happening at DPES?

  • April 3 TISD and DPES Kicked off Texas Reads One Book with the book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Your child received their very own copy of this book and a calendar of reading assignments.  Below are two links where you can learn more and select for the stories to be read aloud and you and your child follow along.  I hope you and your child are enjoying reading this book!

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1RNrTx1giLeKPovRP6oWf2rHUheqCrGoQoORh9GN9Eko/preview

    https://www.smore.com/qnwtx-the-lemonade-war-by-j-davies
  • Wear yellow or anything with a lemonade theme on Monday’s during the month of April in support of Texas Reads One Book initiative!
  • No tutoring Thursday, 4/13
  • No School Friday, 4/14- Good Friday!  Happy Easter!
  • Field Day is on April 21st
         Lunch Time: 11:30-12:00
         Field Day Time: 12:15-1:45

     

Field Trip May 24th - Chaperones Needed

We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!

Reading

  • STAAR is right around the corner, so we will be spending a great deal of our reading time digging deeper into questions, summary, vocabulary, context clues, author’s purpose and finding text evidence or supporting details. We will look at old tests and homework to look at the genre of testing.
  • No Reading STAAR Homework Due this Tuesday.  New assignment will be sent home Monday or MONDAY- Unit 17 and 18. It will be due on Tuesday, 4/18.
    Please remind your child to show all their thinking and proofs.

Writing

  • We will focus on prefixes, suffixes, and compound words.  Additionally, we will investigate sentence structure by analyzing what makes a sentence a sentence, the subject and predicate.
  • We will continue looking at persuasive writing and how it is used in the real world.

Spelling Lesson 26

 

  1. person
  2. order
  3. herself
  4. after
  5. under
  6. helmet
  7. carpet
  8. garden
  9. forget
  10. Monday
  11. Sunday
  12. until
  13. problem
  14. enjoy
  15. umpire
  16. mistake
  17. expect
  18. wisdom
  19. very
  20. light

 Social Studies:

  • We have started our unit of Financial Literacy. We will focus on vocabulary related to money and finances, as well as investigating the history of money and reasons it was created, as well as explore a variety of different currencies and values of US currency.
  • Vocabulary Study Guide will be coming home TUESDAY, 4/11. Vocabulary test will be Thursday.  Students should learn each word and its meaning. I would suggest studying and quizzing them nightly.

April 3-7

What’s happening at DPES?

  • April 3, TISD and DPES Kick off Texas Reads One Book with the book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Your child received their very own copy of this book and a calendar of reading assignments.  Below are two links where you can learn more and select for the stories to be read aloud and you and your child follow along.  I hope you enjoy reading this book with your child!

    Link that takes you to each chapter so you and your child can read along with a mystery reader!
    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1RNrTx1giLeKPovRP6oWf2rHUheqCrGoQoORh9GN9Eko/preview

    Reading Calendar, Activities, Trivia Questions, Informational Videos about the book and Alex's Lemonade Stand, etc.
    https://www.smore.com/qnwtx-the-lemonade-war-by-j-davies


    Wear yellow or anything with a lemonade theme on Monday’s during the month of April in support of Texas Reads One Book initiative!
  • Wednesday, April 5th and 6th, students will be taking a Reading and Math practice or simulation test.
  • Field Day Shirts ! WAHOO!  The fabulous field day shirts are ready to order!  The shirts can only be purchased on-line for $7.25 each.

    Click this link to order the 3rd grade Field Day Shirt.  Each grade level will have a different color this year. 3rd grade color is red.

http://bluewaveapparel.com/3rd-grade-field-day-shirts-gildan/

Field Trip May 24th - Chaperones Needed

We will be taking a 3rd Grade field trip on Wednesday, May 24th!   If you are considering chaperoning you must have a background check complete and on file with the district.  Please click the "volunteer application" on the right to fill out the district form. (Yes, it looks like you are filling out a job application for TISD.) Apply now so it is all back in time!


Spelling
Lesson 25- Suffixes -less 

  1. painless
  2. helpless
  3. thankless
  4. hopeless
  5. fearless
  6. careless
  7. spotless
  8. breathless
  9. softness
  10. goodness
  11. thickness
  12. darkness
  13. kindness
  14. sadness
  15. sickness
  16. useful
  17. weakly
  18. eagerness
  19. around
  20. sentence

Reading

  • STAAR is right around the corner, so we will be spending a great deal of our reading time digging deeper into questions, summary, vocabulary, context clues, author’s purpose and finding text evidence or supporting details. We will look at old tests and homework to look at the genre of testing.
  • Students will be taking a Reading STAAR practice or simulation test on WEDNESDAY, April 5th and  Math on April 6th. This will give students another opportunity to understand and use their best  strategies.  We will be using that data to help target weakness. 
  • Reading STAAR Homework Unit 15 and 16 is due on Tuesday
    Please remind your child to show all their thinking and proofs.
    There will be NO reading STAAR homework given out this week. Units 17 & 18 will be due Tuesday, April 18.

Writing

  • We will focus on prefixes, suffixes, and compound words.  Additionally, we will investigate sentence structure by analyzing what makes a sentence a sentence, the subject and predicate.
  • We will continue looking at persuasive writing and how it is used in the real world.

Social Studies:

  • We have started our unit of Financial Literacy. We will focus on vocabulary related to money and finances, as well as investigating the history of money and reasons it was created, as well as explore a variety of different currencies and values of US currency.