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Week of Feb 10-14

Hi parents,

I hope you had a relaxing weekend full of fun!

Here is what we are up to this week:

Math: We are learning about fractions-more specially identifying fractions, equivalent fractions, and comparing fractions using our fraction tiles and circles. We will be learning how to compare and id fractions on a number line! This week’s fact check is on our 8’s fact family. We will be taking a major grade on Thursday!

Science: We are learning our new unit-the Solar System and Planets! We will be investigating the Sun and planets of our solar system, finding out cool facts about each one.

Reminders: There is no school on Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th!

Valentines Party info: Students will be able to share Valentines on the 13th of this week! Students may create Valentine’s boxes and bring them in (along with their Valentines to pass out) on February 13. We will have our party on this day! We currently have 21 students in our classroom. I will upload a roster if you are wanting to label with names.

Here’s to a great week!
Melissa Reid

Week Of Jan 13-17

Howdy Creekview,
 
I hope you all stayed dry and safe this weekend!
 
Here is what we are working on this week:

Math: We are working on multiplication and division using strip diagram (also known as bar models or unit bars), equal groups, arrays, and fact families, number lines, area models. We will be taking our major grade on Friday that covers these concepts, plus reviews previous concepts taught (place value, addition/subtraction word problems, etc). A review will be posted in the google classroom students can refer to, as well as reviewing in class the day before. After wrapping up our unit, we will be investigating fractions (up to 8ths)!
 
Science: We are working on soil, understanding what makes soil, and it's different layers (humus, topsoil, subsoil, and bedrock). We will be looking into natural resources afterwards. Pages on soil will be sent home as something to read at home to help reinforce our concepts (this is completely optional!).
 
Here's to a great week!
 
Melissa Reid
 
 
 
 

Toy Drive Reminders!

Toy Drive: December 9th-13th

Creekview Cares will be collecting toys to donate to Interfaith of The Woodlands.

If you wish to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child of the same age and gender as your student.

The collection location will be in the main hallway the duration of the week.

Have your student drop their donation off before Rise and Shine at the designated tables.

Reminder: Field Trip Forms!

Good morning!
 
Just wanted to send a reminder that Friday, December 6th, is our 3rd grade field trip to see “The Nutcracker” ballet at Tomball High School. This is a special treat as the only guests invited to attend this special performance are the 3rd grade students from all the elementary schools in Tomball ISD!  No special sack lunches are needed as we will be eating in the cafeteria before we leave, and we will not be needing any adult chaperones.
 
 A permission slip was sent home in this weeks Wednesday Folder! If you could return them (if you still have it) by Monday Dec 2, it would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thank you so much!  Have a great weekend!

Field Trip

Good morning!
Just wanted to send a reminder that Friday, December 6th, is our 3rd grade field trip to see “The Nutcracker” ballet at Tomball High School. This is a special treat as the only guests invited to attend this special performance are the 3rd grade students from all the elementary schools in Tomball ISD!  No special sack lunches are needed as we will be eating in the cafeteria before we leave, and we will not be needing any adult chaperones. A permission slip for the upcoming field trip will be going home in TODAY'S Wednesday Folder!  Please return the permission slip tomorrow if possible!
Thank you so much!  Have a great Wednesday!

Week of Nov 11-15

Hi parents,

I hope you are all staying warm on this chilly day! Just a heads up that Wednesday Folders will come home tomorrow!

Here’s what’s happening in our week:

Math: This week our focus is on introducing multiplication! Now would be a great time to start working on those multiplication facts at home!  We will focus on how multiplication expressions can be represented using equal groups, arrays, strip diagrams, or repeated addition. Our fact check on Friday will be over our 10’s fact family! Math Vocabulary: multiply, product, array, factors,  skip counting, area model, strip diagrams, equal groups, related facts, repeated addition, multiplication, multiples, partial products, standard algorithm, input, output, equal, equation, fact family, multiplication, whole number, missing factor


Science: We have been working our unit with force (pull, push, magnetism, friction, and gravity) and how these forces affect objects. We will wrap up this unit on Monday with our unit assessment. Science Vocabulary: Mechanical energy, Push, Energy, Work, Force, Motion, Friction, Magnetism, Gravity

Have a great rest of your week!

Picture Retakes Tuesday!

Hi Parents,
 
Just  a reminder that Tuesday is picture retake day!!! 
 
Have a great day,
Melissa Reid

Happy Weekend!

Hi parents,
Here's what our next week looks like!
 
Science: Heads up for our next week! We will be testing on Monday in science over mixtures and sink/float. A study guide has been posted in students google classroom, along with a few videos on mixtures. Students will be investigating sound energy the rest of the week!
 
Math: We will be working on addition using the decompose strategy, estimation, and will start to work on subtraction using the place value blocks, base ten subtraction strategy. 
 
Don't forget Friday is early release day! 
 
Have a great weekend!
Melissa Reid
 
 

Science Lesson

Hi parents!
 
3rd grade science teachers will be doing  a super fun activity with students about mixtures! We need your help! Below you will find a link with a list of items we need. If you are able to help donate to our lesson, we would greatly appreciate it!
 
 
Please let us know if your child is unable to eat any of the items and we can have an alternative option for them!
 
Thank you sooo much!
Melissa Reid

Week of September 23-27

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend with family and friends. This week has a lot going on! Here's a peek:
 
Science: We are wrapping up our unit 2 (properties and states of matter) on Tuesday with a major grade. A study guide has been uploaded into student's google classroom for review. We will be investigating float and sink, and mixtures later this week.
 
Math: We are starting our adding whole numbers this week! Students will learn different strategies to help with their addition. We will be taking the unit 2 district math test that cover place value, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding, etc on Friday. 
 
The book fair is here! We are super excited about the book fair!!!! It will run from Sept 23 to Friday Sept 27.
 
More to come later this week!

Have a great evening!
Melissa Reid
 
 

Upcoming Test

Hi parents,
 
Just a heads up that we will be taking our first test in math on place value forms (standard, word, expanded form, and expanded notation), as well as the place value vs. value of a digit, representing numbers using the base ten model, making the smallest number and largest number with 4 digits etc. We will be reviewing in class to help prep for Friday! Students can go onto their google classroom and practice any uploaded games or assignments to help prepare!
 
Have a great evening,
Melissa Reid

Happy Monday!

Hi parents!
 
Here is our peek of the week:

Math: We are talking about place value currently. Our focus for this week is representing numbers in different ways, rounding, and comparing numbers. 

Essential Questions:

  • How can using a number line show base ten relationships?
  • How can numbers be expressed? 
  • How does the position of a digit in a number affect its value?
  • Why is knowing how to count a collection of coins and bills beneficial to you? 
  • What types of situations would you need to be able to round a number?

Vocabulary: 

Whole numbers, number lines, multiples, number bonds, compare, equal to (=), less than (<), greater than (>), order, digit, compose, decompose, standard form, word form, expanded notation, expanded form, unit, periods, place value, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, base 10 relationships, value, represent, round, estimate, approximate, midpoint, halfway, boundary numbers, consecutive, dollar sign, decimal point, penny, dime, nickel, quarter

 
Science:
We are investigating properties of matter, such as size, color, texture, flexibility, state of matter, etc. Students will also have opportunities to practice using our science tools in a hands on lab.
 

Essential Questions:

  • How do the physical properties of matter affect its uses?
  • Why is it important to understand physical properties of objects?
  • What do I notice about objects in my environment?

Academic Vocabulary:

Mass, describe, classify, demonstrate, magnetism, matter, physical properties, states of matter, temperature,  ℃, grams, double pan balance, length, centimeters, ruler, meter stick, volume, milliliters, beaker, graduated cylinder, solid, liquid, gas, attract, repel

 
Don't forget, we will be having picture day on Thursday! 
 
Have a great week!