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Email- kimberlylambright@tomballisd.net
 
Phone: 281-357-3134 x 3064
 
 

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May 14-18

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 18, Rodeo Day
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
  
Our class T-Shirts are in and the children have received them! We will be wearing them on Friday's until school ends.
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
SPELLING..we have finished all lessons/ lists!
 
WRITING:
The student(s) will begin writing opinion based papers.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • Students will be learning about money, economics and financial
    responsibility.  Don’t be surprised if your child starts discussing
    allowance and savings with you!

Moms and Muffins - May 11th

Mothers and mother-figures are invited to enjoy juice and muffins with their student on May 11th. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Want to spend less time in line?  RSVP with the pink form that went home last week, and your badge will be waiting.  (If you have not had your driver's license swiped prior to this Thursday (May 10), we cannot make your badge ahead of time.)

*All visitors must have their driver's license the morning of the event to pick up their badge.

May 7-11

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Champ Camp ALL week see the schedule for dress!
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins (RSVP please)
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
  
Our class T-Shirts are in and the children have received them! We will be wearing them on Friday's until school ends.
 
With STAAR testing occurring on May 14th and 15th, we have planned some really fun activities. Please look for the lime green flyer in their backpack which lays out next weeks fun dress to match the exciting review games we will play to really make sure we are ready for testing!
 

 

DPES 3rd and 4th Grade  CHAMP Camp 
May 7-11, 2018

DPES 3rd and 4th grade students are all CHAMPIONS!  In order to review for the upcoming STAAR Math and STAAR Reading tests on May 14th and 15th, students will be taking part in engaging review games.

To make this more fun or our students, students are also invited to dress up each day based on the sport of the day!

  • Monday, May 7th – Charge the STAAR: wear basketball attire or a jersey
  • Tuesday, May 8th – Tackle the STAAR: wear football jersey or T-shirt
  • Wednesday, May 9th- Diving Toward STAAR Success: wear swim caps and googles, bring a towel to sit on (no bathing suits, please)
  • Thursday, May 10th- Knock STAAR Out of the Park: wear baseball attire or a jersey
  • Friday, May 11th-Our Team is Going to SOCK the STAAR: wear your class shirt and crazy socks

*Please remember all outfits for the week mustfollow school dress code*

 
 
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • We will not be doing any more STAAR Reading Homework even though there is one scheduled.
 
SPELLING..we have finished all lessons/ lists!
 
 
WRITING:
The student(s) will begin writing opinion based papers.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • Students will be learning about money, economics and financial
    responsibility.  Don’t be surprised if your child starts discussing
    allowance and savings with you!

April 30 - May 4

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
  
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • Reading STAAR Homework Friday. 
  • Each student has a copy of the strategies.
  • I hope that this opportunity is a golden chance to practice critical thinking and hone their test taking skills. We are continuing, in class, to work on weak areas. 

Reading Homework Schedule

Week

Due Date

Pages

Title

7

May 4- Friday

46-50

Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

8

May 10- Thursday

66-69

One Night

 
 
SPELLING:
Lesson 30:  (Spelling Test FRIDAY)
LAST SPELLING TEST OF THE YEAR!
  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
WRITING:
The student(s) will begin writing opinion based papers.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • Students will be learning about money, economics and financial
    responsibility.  Don’t be surprised if your child starts discussing
    allowance and savings with you!

April 23-27

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50

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. 
  • Reading STAAR Homework is due this Friday!
    Please remind your child to show all their thinking and proofs.
  • Reading Homework Schedule

    Week

    Due Date

    Pages

    Title

    6

    April 27- Friday

    40-45

    Say Cheese!

    7

    May 4- Friday

    46-50

    Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

    8

    May 10- Thursday

    66-69

    One Night

     

Writing

  • We will be focusing on opinion writing for the next several weeks. We will investigate word choice and crafting our writing to share our opinions with others. Will continue focusing on sentence structure ensuring our sentence contain a subject and predicate.

Lesson 29 - 
Spelling Test will be (Friday)

Watch the capital letters!

  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

Social Studies:

Students will be learning about money, economics and financial
responsibility.  Don’t be surprised if your child starts discussing
allowance and savings with you!

April 16-20

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Fri., Apr. 20, Field Day Our class color is hot pink!
  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
  
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • Reading STAAR Homework is due on Thursday of this week due to Friday being a school holiday, Good Friday. 
  • Each student has a copy of the strategies inside their STAAR Homework folder, but you can find them on my website (posted the week of March 19th).
  • I hope that this opportunity is a golden chance to practice critical thinking and hone their test taking skills. We are continuing, in class, to work on weak areas. 

Reading Homework Schedule

Week

Due Date

Pages

Title

5

April 19- Thursday

25-30

Wooly Bear Forecaster

6

April 27- Friday

40-45

Say Cheese!

7

May 4- Friday

46-50

Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

8

May 10- Thursday

66-69

One Night

 
 
SPELLING:
Lesson 28:  (Spelling Test THURSDAY)
  1. taught
  2. thought
  3. rough
  4. laugh
  5. bought
  6. cough
  7. ought
  8. caught
  9. fought
  10. tough
  11. though
  12. enough
  13. brought
  14. was
  15. draw
  16. sought
  17. naughty
  18. daughter
  19. away
  20. those
WRITING:
The student(s) will begin writing opinion based papers.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • take a test over maps this week (FRIDAY)
  • begin learning about financial literacy

April 9-13

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Thur., Apr 12, 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Fri., Apr. 20, Field Day
  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
 
ITEMS DUE THIS WEEK
  • Field Trip Permission Slip (I sent home on Thursday, before Good Friday)
 
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • Reading STAAR Homework is due on Friday. 
  • Each student has a copy of the strategies inside their STAAR Homework folder, but you can find them on my website (posted the week of March 19th).
  • I hope that this opportunity is a golden chance to practice critical thinking and hone their test taking skills. We are continuing, in class, to work on weak areas. 

Reading Homework Schedule

Week

Due Date

Pages

Title

4

April 13- Friday

87-91

Tailspin

5

April 19- Thursday

25-30

Wooly Bear Forecaster

6

April 27- Friday

40-45

Say Cheese!

7

May 4- Friday

46-50

Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

8

May 10- Thursday

66-69

One Night

 
 
SPELLING:
Lesson 27 (Spelling Test FRIDAY
 
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
The student(s) will:
  • continue studying maps and using map skills. 

April 2-6

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Tues., Apr 3,Field Trip cafeteria lunch orders 
  • Wed., Apr. 4 Field Trip Permission slips due
  • Thur., Apr 12, 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Fri., Apr. 20, Field Day
  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
Remember, Cougar Tales in now online, so check out the DPES website.  (link above)
 
ITEMS DUE THIS WEEK
1. Class T-Shirt Money and Order form
2. Field Trip Permission Slip (I sent home on Thursday, before Good Friday)
 
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • Reading STAAR Homework is due on Thursday of this week due to Friday being a school holiday, Good Friday. 
  • Each student has a copy of the strategies inside their STAAR Homework folder, but you can find them on my website (posted the week of March 19th).
  • I hope that this opportunity is a golden chance to practice critical thinking and hone their test taking skills. We are continuing, in class, to work on weak areas. 

Reading Homework Schedule

Week

Due Date

Pages

Title

3

April 6- Friday

81-86

Babe, Big Time

4

April 13- Friday

87-91

Tailspin

5

April 19- Thursday

25-30

Wooly Bear Forecaster

6

April 27- Friday

40-45

Say Cheese!

7

May 4- Friday

46-50

Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

8

May 10- Thursday

66-69

One Night

 
 
SPELLING:
Lesson 26 (Spelling Test FRIDAY)
  1. person
  2. helmet
  3. until
  4. carpet
  5. Monday
  6. enjoy
  7. forget
  8. problem
  9. Sunday
  10. garden
  11. order
  12. mistake
  13. umpire
  14. herself
  15. after
  16. under
  17. expect
  18. wisdom
  19. very
  20. light
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • continue studying maps and using map skills. 

March 26-30

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Mar. 26, Math STAAR Simulation Test
  • Mar. 30, Good Friday,  Holiday/ No School
  • Fri., Apr. 20, Field Day
  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR (moved from May 7)
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR (moved from May 8)
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
Remember, Cougar Tales in now online, so check out the DPES website. 
 
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. interesting details within a text, especially nonfiction text
  • use text to support answer choices
  • work on using their reading strategies within text
  • draw conclusions (using only the text) & make inferences (using both the text and their own information, meaning their knowledge and experiences).
  • use text to support answers
READING STAAR HOMEWORK 
  • Reading STAAR Homework is due on Thursday of this week due to Friday being a school holiday, Good Friday. 
  • Each student has a copy of the strategies inside their STAAR Homework folder, but you can find them on my website (posted the week of March 19th).
I hope that this opportunity is a golden chance to practice critical thinking and hone their test taking skills. We are continuing, in class, to work on weak areas. 

 

Reading Homework Schedule

 

Week

Due Date

Pages

Title

2

March 29- Thursday

70-74

Topper’s First Day of School

3

April 6- Friday

81-86

Babe, Big Time

4

April 13- Friday

87-91

Tailspin

5

April 19- Thursday

25-30

Wooly Bear Forecaster

6

April 27- Friday

40-45

Say Cheese!

7

May 4- Friday

46-50

Weird, Wiggly, and Wonderful

8

May 10- Thursday

66-69

One Night

 
 
WRITERS WORKSHOP
Writers will :
  • finish writing personal narrative

SPELLING:
Lesson 22 (Spelling Test THURSDAY)
(change the "y" in the root/base word to an "i" and add the new ending)
  1. cities
  2. cried
  3. puppies
  4. hurried
  5. stories
  6. flies
  7. parties
  8. tried
  9. pennies
  10. fried
  11. carried
  12. babies
  13. spied
  14. pretty
  15. very
  16. countries
  17. libraries
  18. move
  19. enough
  20. follow
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • continue studying maps and using map skills. 

March 19-23

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Mar. 20, Reading STAAR homework begins
  • Mar. 23, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Mar. 24, Party on the Prairie
  • Mar. 26, Math STAAR Simulation Test
  • Mar. 30, Good Friday,  Holiday/ No School
  • Fri., Apr. 20, Field Day
  • Fri., Apr. 27, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Fri., May 11, Moms and Muffins
  • Mon., May 14, 3rd Grade Math STAAR (moved from May 7)
  • Tues., May 15, 3rd Grade Reading STAAR (moved from May 8)
  • Fri., May 24, Reading Rally
  • Wed., May 30, End of Year Class Parties, 2:30-3:30
  • Th., May 31, Last Day of School-- Early Release @ 12:50
Remember, Cougar Tales in now online, so check out the DPES website. 
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • identify important details vs. intresting details
  • work on using their reading strategies within text

  • asking relevant questions

  • use text to support answers
 
WRITERS WORKSHOP
Writers will :
  • Finish writing personal narrative

SPELLING:
Lesson 21 (Spelling Test Friday)
  1. coming
  2. swimming
  3. dropping
  4. tapping
  5. taping
  6. invited
  7. saving
  8. stared
  9. planned
  10. changing
  11. joking
  12. loved
  13. gripped
  14. tasted
  15. making
  16. stopped
  17. freezing
  18. scared
  19. soon
  20. really
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • Identify how humans affect the geographical features of the earth.

March 5-9

What's Happening at DPES?

https://dpes.tomballisd.net/

  • Mar. 7, Jax Spirit Night
  • Th., Mar. 8, 3rd Grade Program- 6:30-7:00 PM
  • Mar. 12-16, SPRING BREAK
  • Mar. 19, Staff Development/ Student Holiday
  • Mar. 23, Birthday Book Club in Library during students lunch period
  • Mar. 24, Party on the Prairie
  • Mar. 30, Good Friday,  Holiday/ No School
READERS WORKSHOP
Students will: 
  • tell and write a summaries, practice writing and answering summary questions for a of a story.

Wednesday, March 7 - Reading STAAR Simulation Test

Students will take a STAAR practice test which will give them the opportunity to see what it is like to test over a 4 hour period, as well as over numerous passages with many questions.

Please help to ensure your student is here to experience this. It helps them to really get a feeling of what it will be like on the testing day.
 
WRITERS WORKSHOP
Writers will :
  • Finish writing personal narrative

SPELLING:
Lesson 20 (Spelling Test Friday)
Compound words
  1. birthday
  2. anyone
  3. sometimes
  4. everything
  5. homework
  6. afternoon
  7. airplane
  8. grandmother
  9. something
  10. without
  11. himself
  12. faraway
  13. sunburned
  14. daylight
  15. someone
  16. cannot
  17. scorekeeper
  18. everybody
  19. sister
  20. present
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
The student(s) will:
  • investigate maps and globes
Vocabulary: 

location, distance, direction, maps, globes, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, scale, compass rose, grid system, symbols, legend