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A little about me...
My Name is Marie Velchoff. I have been teaching third grade for 6 years and I truly love it! I have also taught fifth, sixth, as well as first.
 
Some of my my favorites are: writing, reading, baking, wonderful trips to Starbucks for coffee :), and biking! I love all the colors, but I think purple is my favorite. I love LSU and anything related to the Tigers. I graduated from there with my bachelors degree and later finished my master's at the University of Phoenix.
 
I am super excited about the 2016-2017 school year at our newly renovated school! More than that, I am excited to work with amazing kids!
 
I hope this year is full of wonderful, successful moments.
 
THANK YOU for letting me be part of your child's life!!!
 
 
FAQs

Teacher Contact Information
  • email (preferred method): francesvelchoff@tomballisd.net
  • Classroom Phone Number: 281-357-3134, x-3066
  • School Number: 281-357-3134
(281) 357-3134
Conference Times
  • Wednesday-Friday: 1:50-2:40
 
*Parents, out of respect for your child, I will not discuss personal information regarding class performance, behavior or other matters of sensitivity while in the presence of others. I can always be reached via email, phone or in person.
 
Classroom Expectations:
  • Be Respectful
  • Make Safe Decisions
  • Do the Best You Can
  • Work hard
  • Be prepared
  • Take responsibility for their own actions and choices
 

Library Tuesday Times

 

  • Heniff HmRm-9:50-10:35
  • Velchoff HmRm-1:20-2:05

Specials

Mrs. Velchoff's Homeroom: PE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Mrs. Heniff's Homeroom: PE on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

*Please wear appropriate shoes on these day or bring them.

The switch teacher takes the class to specials, not the homeroom teacher.

 

Mrs. Velchoff's Schedule

8-40-8:50- GE Call to Excellence

8:50-9:20- RTI (Heniff HmRm)

9:20-10:05- RWS

10:05-10:50- WWS

*10:30- Snack while working 

10:50-11:00- SS

11:00-12:00- Specials

Blue: PE Days are- Tues./Thur.    

12:05-12:30- Lunch

12:30-12:50- Recess

12:50-1:10- SS

1:10-1:15- Transition

1:15-2:00- RWS

2:00-2:40- WWS

*2:30- Snack while working

2:40-3:10- RTI (Velchoff HmRm)

3:10-3:45- Social Studies

3:45-3:50- End of Day

3:50 Begin Dismissal


Grading
Grades Core Areas (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)
(Averages are expressed numerically with the letter grade correlation.)
A-90-100
B-80-89
C-75-79
D-70-74
F- 69 and below
 
Non- Core Area Classes (Other than Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)
Grades will be in the form of E, S, N, and U.

PARTICIPATION GRADES
  • E- Consistently attempts to improve skills, always brings required materials to class, contributes to class activities and/or discussions
  • S- Usually attempts to improve skills, usually brings required materials to class, usually contributes to class activities and/or discussions
  • N- Intermittently attempts to improve skills, seldom brings required materials to class, does not actively engage in class activities and/or discussions
  • U-Rarely attempts to improve skills, makes no attempt to bring required materials to class, does not engage in class activities and/or discussions

 
Conduct Grades Non-Core Areas (Other than Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)
Grades will be in the form of E, S, N, and U.
 
CONDUCT GRADES
  • E- Consistently demonstrates appropriate behavior
  • S- Usually demonstrates appropriate behavior
  • N- Intermittently demonstrates appropriate behavior
  • U- Seldom demonstrates appropriate behavior 
Parent Contact relates to email, phone calls, notes home, formal and informal conferences
 
 
 

Recent Posts

Sept 25-29

Parent Orientation for 3rd grade!

Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 - 7:30

Please come so we can share all the important information that help you best support your child this year.  

 

Homework:

  • Read nightly 15-20 minutes (reading logs will begin soon)
  • Study spelling words nightly for test on Friday

Spelling (test Friday):  List 5
Long i sound- -ight, /i/, -ie

-ight
1. sight
2. might
3. slight
4. midnight
5. fight
6. tight
7. night
8. frightening
 
Long i
9. mild
10. mind
11. blind
12. find
13. pilot
14. silent
 
-ie
15. pie
16. tie
17. lie
18. die
 
Sight Words
19. below
20. myself
 

What's going on in class?

Reading:
We will build reading stamina and begin writing about what we have read, then sharing.  As we work through the week, the lesson will focus on ways we can reflect and react to what we read.

Library Day is Tuesday!

Writing:
In our writers workshop, we are exploring how to identify a Small Moment, (which we call a seed) narrowing it down from a larger topic (which we call a watermelon). We will use this small moment as our topic for our personal narrative writing project.  We will be using a plot line to help us organize our writing.

Social Studies:
Social Studies experts will will take a walk as a citizen in a community and explore the different types of communities people and families choose to live in- urban, suburban and rural communities.  They will come to understand the dynamics of these differenct communties comparing them to identify triats.

Sept 18-22

Homework:

  • Read nightly 15-20 minutes (reading logs will begin soon)
  • Study spelling words nightly for test on Friday

Spelling (test Friday):  List 3
-Long o sound: -o, -oa, -ow

  1. load
  2. open
  3. told
  4. yellow
  5. soak
  6. shadow
  7. foam
  8. follow
  9. glow
  10. sold
  11. window
  12. coach
  13. almost
  14. throat
  15. cold
  16. most
  17. tomorrow
  18. sailboats
  19. *young
  20. *never
    *Sight Word

 

What's going on in class?

Reading:
We will build reading stamina and begin writing about what we have read, then sharing.  As we work through the week, the lesson will focus on ways we can reflect and react to what we read.

Library Day is Tuesday!

Poetry Quiz Friday

Writing:
In our writers workshop, we will select one topic, narrow it down and begin working on our first writing project.  We will be using a plot line to help us organize our writing. 

Social Studies:
We will wrap up our communities communities and citizenship this week with a test. In our next unit will we will take a walk as a citizen in a community in different communities and explore urban, rural and suburban communities.  

STEAM Dreams

STEAM Dreams is a half-day conference designed to expose ScienceTechnologyEngineeringArts and Mathematics to 3rd-12th grade girls through:  
 
  • Hands on activities
  • Education about majors, colleges, and careers
  • Mentoring opportunities with college students, professors, and professional women
  • Critical thinking and discussion exercises
  • Discussion on current STEAM issues
  • STEM professionals
  • Concurrent sessions that allow students to learn about all disciplines of STEAM
 
Date/Time: 9/30/2017 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Willow Wood Junior High
Registration: Go to DPES School Website and Look for STEAM Conference for Girls

Sept 11-15

Well, we had a wonderful restart to the 2017-2018 school year.  All my kiddos did wonderfully remembering what we talked about before the very slow and wet Hurricane Harvey dropped by.  I was really proud of them and their focus throughout the week.  This was not an easy way to start the week, but I think we all did marvelously!!!
 
We will begin going to library this week, so look for those library books!
 

Homework:

  • Read nightly 15-20 minutes (reading logs will begin soon)
  • Study spelling words nightly for test on Friday
 

Spelling (test Friday):  List 3

  1. lay
  2. real
  3. trail
  4. sweet
  5. today
  6. dream
  7. seem
  8. tea
  9. treat
  10. afraid
  11. leave
  12. bait
  13. screen
  14. speed
  15. paint
  16. please
  17. yesterday
  18. explain
  19. *often
  20. *chose
    *Sight Word

 

What's going on in class?

Reading:
We will build reading stamina and begin writing about what we have read, then sharing.  As we work through the week, the lesson will focus on ways we can reflect and react to what we read.

Students will be taking an online reading test on Wednesday, September 13th.  This will provide valuable data to teachers so that we may better assist them as readers.  Please make every effort to not schedule appointments on that day. The test is given in class and their is no studying or preparation that can be done to take the test.  It is not for a grade either.

*Library Day is Tuesday!

Writing:
In our writers workshop, we will select one topic, narrow it down and begin working on our first writing project.  We will be using a plot line to help us organize our writing. 

Social Studies:
We will continue to talk about communities and citizenship. Additionally, we will be reflecting on what a citizen in a community is.

Important Information from DPES

DPES is looking for volunteers for our Parents as Coaches program!  Parents as Coaches are weekly parent volunteers that work with small groups of students in a Kindergarten or First Grade classroom for thirty minute increments.  A language arts or math activity/game will be provided for the parent to play with the students.   We believe that our community and parents play a significant role in our students’ success.  All volunteers will need to submit and pass the district background check on the TISD webpage.  If you are interested in volunteering for the Parents as Coaches program, please contact Mrs. Hudson atalidahudson@tomballisd.net  or complete the application form at https://goo.gl/forms/YQqbK9HInZyQEo1i1.

 

DPES está buscando voluntarios para nuestro programa “Padres como mentores”. Los padres como mentores son padres voluntarios que trabajan semanalmente por treinta minutos con grupos pequeños de estudiantes de una clase. Una actividad o juego de artes del lenguaje o matemáticas será proporcionado para que los padres trabajen con los estudiantes. Creemos que nuestra comunidad y los padres juegan un papel importante en el éxito de nuestros estudiantes. Todos los voluntarios tendrán que presentar y pasar la verificación de antecedentes penales del distrito en la página de internet de Tomball ISD. Si usted está interesado en ser voluntario para el programa “Padres como mentores”, por favor póngase en contacto con Mrs. Hudson en el correo electrónico alidahudson@tomballisd.net, llene la forma o el formulario de solicitud en https://goo.gl/forms/YQqbK9HInZyQEo1i1

Sept 5-8

Spelling (test Friday):

Lesson  2

  1. spoke
  2. mile
  3. save
  4. excuse
  5. cone
  6. invite
  7. cube
  8. price
  9. erase
  10. ripe
  11. broke
  12. flame
  13. life
  14. rule
  15. these
  16. those
  17. surprise
  18. decide
  19. talk
  20. almost

Library day for both my homeroom and Mrs. Heniff’s homeroom is Tuesday!

Reading:
We will build reading stamina and begin learning ways we can reflect and react to what we read.

Writing:
In our writers workshop, we will select one topic, narrow it down and begin working on our first writing project.  We will be using a plot line to help us organize our writing. 

Social Studies:
We will investigation of communities, including knowing our address and phone number.

Field Trip tomorrow- May 24th!

Please make sure your child:
1-Wears long pants, closed toe shoes, socks and DPES shirt (or red shirt).
2-Apply all sunscreen and bug spray at home
3-Pack lunches in a Ziplock bag with child's name
4-Extra items- your child need to keep up with these items and make su4re they have thier name on it (hats, sunglasses).

CONGRATULATIONS to all the DPE Students for ranking 1st in the state of Texas in First in Math!!!  I am so very, proud of thier hard work!!!
 
 
What’s happening at DPES?
  • May 22- Wonderful Author visit by Michael White
    http://michaelpwhite.com/index.html
  • May 24- 3rd Grade Field Trip to  W.G. Jones State Forest

    Our field trip is Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and we are going to visit the W.G. Jones State Forest Texas A&M Forest Service, Middle Lake Recreation Area.  Students will be participating in “Classroom Without Walls” with our Texas foresters to learn about wildlife, woods, water and wildfire.

    Clothing:  The field trip will take place outdoors, so please make sure your student is wearing their RED Decker Prairie Shirt or Field Day shirt (or other red shirt) and comfortable walking shoes.

    Sunscreen/Bug Spray: We will be taking a short hike during the day. Please apply sunscreen and insect repellant
    before arriving at school, as it cannot be applied once they are here.

    Lunch: Students will need a sack lunch in a gallon size resealable bag with their name clearly printed on the front.  Lunches that were ordered through the cafeteria will come packed that way.  Students may want to bring a water bottle in addition to their lunch drink.

    Departure/Arrival: We will leave the school at 9:00am and return at 1:45pm.

  • 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 revisting several genres we have read over the year and working on a variety of writing activities which will correlate with those genres. 
  • Our last Flashlight Friday will be May 26th.  Don't forget towels, flashlights and books for our Fun reading time!
 
 
 

5/ 15-19

What’s happening at DPES?
  • May 17- 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 revisting 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 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
 

May 8-12

May 1-5 

What’s happening at DPES?
  • May 8- STAAR Math Test
  • May 9- STAAR Reading Test
  • May 10- Field Trip Permission Slips will be sent home for Field Trip
  • 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
STAAR Testing this Week!
Math is Monday-5/8
Reading is Tuesday- 5/9
Make-up days will be Wednesday & Friday
 
Reading
STAAR test Monday, May 8.
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 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.

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.

Writing Camp Opportunity

Are you creative?
Do you think of stories, poems, and scripts when you experience life?
Would you just LOVE to publish?

If the answer is yes and you will have completed 3rd grade this year, please join us at Writing Camp!  Sixty seats are available for students who will be enrolled in grades 4-8 during the 2017-18 school year.  Writing books will be provided and students should bring snacks and bottled water to the camp for mid-morning.

Please complete the following form and return it with a check in the amount of $50.00 made out to Tomball ISD to my self or Mrs. Hudson, the Reading Specialist, no later than May 26th. 

4/24-28

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 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.

April 17-21

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.
  • 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 27- 4/17-21
Spelling Test will be THRUSDAY, 4/20

  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

 

Lesson 28 - 4/24-28
pelling Test will be THRUSDAY, 4/27

  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 THRUSDAY, 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 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 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 15 and 16. 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 MONDAY, 4/10. Vocabulary test will be Thursday.  Students should learn each word and its meaning. I would suggest studying and quizzing them. nightly.