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All about Mrs. Hanna:
 
Hi there! My name is Brenda Hanna. My husband, Bailey Hanna and I have been married for six years now and have the sweetest and most adorable four and a half year old son, Case Hanna. We also have a 15 year old boxer, Cope Hanna.
 
I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University. This is my eighth year teaching and my seventh year at Decker Prairie. I am very excited to be teaching your Third Grader this year. I am truly passionate about teaching and helping each of my students meet their fullest potential. We are going to have a lot of fun and learn more than imaginable this school year. It is going to be a great school year!! 
 
 
Conference Times
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:40-11:40
Phone: 281-357-3134 ext. 3067
brendahanna@tomballisd.net
 

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We have a lot of fun things happening this week!!

 

Book Fair This Week

March 3rd Family Education Night "Best in Show, Come See What We Know"

Week of Feb. 28th

Reading:
TEST ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
Readers can distinguish the difference between the topic and the central idea. 
Students will assess their knowledge of an informational text by taking the Unit 6 exam. 
Students will assess their knowledge on revising and editing by completing part 2 of the Unit 6 assessment. 
NEW UNIT:

Readers will explain the difference between persuasive and argumentative text. 

Writing:

Writers will write the third section of their expert informational book.

Writers will write topic sentences for each section in their expert informational book. 

Writers will revise their writing to include only important facts about their expert topic. 

Writers will write a table of contents for the expert informational book. 

Writers will add text features to their expert informational book. 

Social Studies:

Historians will be able to identify the different inventors that have changed the world.

Historians will be able to recognize the characteristics of different inventors.

 

Week of Feb. 21st

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FEB. 21st
Feb. 22nd is 2-22-22 :) FUN!! 
 
Reading:
Readers can explain how and why authors use organizational structures to help them understand what they are reading.
Readers can recognize the difference between the Author’s Purpose of Informing and Persuading. 
Readers can locate the supporting evidence for the central idea. 
 
Writing:
Writers will start writing their informational writing pieces. 
Writers will start by creating a list of things that are experts at/in. 
Writers will create writing topics based on what expertise they chose.
Writers will write details to support their chosen topics. 
 
Social Studies:
Historians can identify and recognize the roles of leaders in countries, states, and cities.
Historians can identify the characteristics of a hero.
Historians will write a quick write about a personal hero. 

Week of Feb 14th

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, Feb. 18th or MONDAY, Feb. 21st.
 
Reading:

Readers can identify problem and solution text structure. (in a nonfiction text)

Readers can explain how the text structure of the problem and solution contributes to the author's purpose in a nonfiction text.

Readers can explain how and why authors use organizational structures such as a description structure to help me understand what I’m reading.

Writing:

Writers will finish writing their final draft of their personal narrative. 

Social Studies:

Historians will identify the important roles of the President.

Historians are able to understand the responsibilities and rights of being a good citizen. 

Historians will identify and recognize the roles of leaders in the countries, states, and cities.

Important Information! Please Read!

2/14 Valentine Exchange - February 14th

2/17 Picture Day - Class and Individual Picture Day 

*www.strawbridge.net Click order pictures and enter the code: FM361913

2/18-Student Holiday NO SCHOOL / Staff Development Day

2/21 - Staff and Student Holiday- NO SCHOOL

2/28-3/4 Book Fair

3/11 by 3:00pm - Deadline for GT testing nominations

*If you would like to have your child tested for GT this spring, please, contact Tricia Gonzalez, GT Specialist at triciagonzalez@tomballisd.net

3/14-3/18 Spring Break

Week of Feb. 7th

Reading:
 
Readers will continue discussing the significance of each selection/heading and section/sub-heading and how as readers we can better navigate texts using these text features. 
 
Readers can use text features to guide their reading, thinking, and learning. (focusing on able, graphs, timeline and insets from photos, captions under graphs)
 
Readers can identify cause and effect text structure in nonfiction text. 
Readers can explain how cause and effect structure contributes to the author's purpose.
 
Readers can identify problem and solution text structure in nonfiction text. 
 
Writing:
Writers will add a powerful and purposeful ending to their personal narratives. 
Writers will revise their personal narratives by showing the setting and not just telling the setting.

Writers will revise their personal narratives by showing the character's feelings and not just telling. 

Writers will show rather than tell how their characters are feeling by including dialogue.  

Writers will add transition words when needed to help readers see a clear sequence.

Social Studies:

Historians identify the roles of Governors and Mayors. 

Historians understand the importance of the Electoral College.

Historians understand the responsibility of a citizen to vote. 

Historians identify the qualifications the President needs in order to be a presidential candidate.

Historians identify the important roles of the President. 

Week of Jan. 31st

Reading:
*Readers notice that non-fiction also comes in several different types/forms.
*Readers read informational text with a different lens and purpose than they do with a fiction text.
*Readers use text features to guide my reading, thinking, and learning. sections, tables, graphs, timelines, bullets, numbers, bold, italicized fonts
*Readers understand that a subheading is the same thing as a section in a nonfiction text as well as a heading is the same as a selection.
 
Writing:
Writers will continue writing their personal narratives. 
 
Social Studies:
The students will be able to identify the different roles of leaders in our country, states, and cities. 
Students will be able to understand the roles of leaders in states and cities. 
Students will be able to identify the roles of Representatives. 
Students can identify the different roles of Governors and Mayors. 

Jan. 24th

Here is what we will be learning this week! 
 
Reading:
Readers can compare elements of different genres that we have studied this year. 
 
Writers:
Writers can revise and edit their personal narratives.
 
Social Studies:
Students will identify examples of difference and acceptance in their community.  

Week of Jan. 17th

Reminder: NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, Jan. 17th
 
Below you will find what we will be learning this week! 
 
Reading:
*Readers don’t just notice descriptive language, they ask, why would the writer want me to visualize that? They do this by stopping to think about how this adds to or changes the text.
*Readers can determine a character/speaker’s feelings by thinking deeply about descriptive language. They do this by stopping when an author uses figurative language to describe a character. They ask, why would the author describe them that way? What is that teaching me about the character?
*Readers can determine the main message of a text. They do this by asking why would the writer want to tell this story? What can I learn about my own life from it? 
 
Students will take an assessment over our learning on FRIDAY!
 
Writing:
*Writers will complete their personal narratives by making sure they have written their beginning, middle, and end. 
*Writers will add details to their writing to make it more interesting. 
*Writers will make sure they have complete sentences in their personal narrative. 
 
Social Studies:
*Historians can identify and recognize the different responsibilities each branch of government does and how they interact. 
*Historians can identify the importance of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. 

Week of Jan. 10th

Hi there! We are ready for an amazing 2nd half of 3rd grade!! :)
 
Here is what we will be learning:
 
Reading:
*Readers can identify the organization of text in poetry. They do this by stopping at the end of each stanza to think about how the lines work together.
*Readers can identify the organization of text in fiction stories. They do this by stopping at the end of each paragraph to think about how the sentences work together to collect thoughts. 
*Readers can create a picture in their minds as they read. They do this by stopping when the author/poet/playwright is describing a person, object, or location to build that picture in their mind. 
*Readers can fix it up when they’re not creating a picture in their mind. They do this by slooooowing down and rereading the section until they build the picture.
 
Writing:
*Writers can choose an idea to write about by telling a story across three fingers.
*Writers can plan by sketching my story.
*Writers can develop a variety of good ways to begin a small moment story.
*Writers can write the middle of my small moment story.
 
Social Studies:
*Historians will be able to understand the responsibilities of the three levels of government (national, state, and local). 
*Historians can recognize and know different types of government leaders. 
*Historians can identify the similarities and differences of roles and responsibilities of the government. 
*Historians can identify the different roles of people in our government. 
 

Week of Nov. 08

Important Dates/Information:
All Week: Book Fair (We will be making our wish list on Tuesday)
Monday: Chick Fil A Spirt Night 
Tuesday: Donuts with Grown Ups Last Name A-M 7:15
Wednesday: Lindo Acapulco Spirt Night 
Thursday: Donuts with Grown Ups Last Name N-Z 7:15
Thursday: Family Engagement Night 6:00-7:30
                 Pk-1st Grade 6:00-6:45 // 2nd-4th 6:45-7:30
 
Readers:
Readers understand that traditional literature is comprised of stories that were originally oral tales that were passed down through the years.  
 
Readers understand the differences between the characteristics of Fables and other forms of traditional literature. 
 
Readers understand the differences between the characteristics of Fairytales and other forms of traditional literature.
 
Writing:
Students will write a written response based on the traditional literature they read during independent reading.
 
Social Studies:

I can identify the different map elements. 

Food Drive

We will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to TEAM (Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministry.) We will start to collect donations on Monday, November 8th until Thursday, November 18th. Please help us help others this holiday season.

Week of 11-01

Reminders:
Monday: Folktale Fun Day
Tuesday: NO SCHOOL 
 
Here is what we will be learning this week:
 
Reading and Writing:

Readers of drama follow the plot of the story

Readers of drama identify the theme because it helps us to understand the lesson and apply it to our lives.

Social Studies:

Historians describe the effects of human processes such as buildings new homes, conservation, and pollution in shaping the landscape.