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Third grade is going to be EXTRAORDINARY!

Welcome to my page!  This is the place to find important information about 3rd grade language arts and social studies.  Use the page links to the right (under the box with my picture) to find the information you need.  Be sure to check out the webpage of my teaching partner, Mrs. Apfel.  There you will find important information about math and science.  

I am so excited for our third grade adventure to start!

SCHOOL:  Creekview Elementary School, Room # 407 

CLASS:  3rd Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

SCHOOL PHONE: 281-357-3070 EXT. 5261

SCHOOL EMAIL:  michellereams@tomballisd.net

 

Please feel free to contact me with any
questions or concerns you may have!  

 

Recent Posts

This Week in 3rd Grade (5/28 - 6/1)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this last week of school:

I will be sending home notebooks, folders, and other school supplies over the next couple of days as we clean out our desks and totes.  Please try to clean out backpacks, so that there is room for supplies.

Wednesday Folder will come home this week and  do NOT need to be returned on Thursday.

Students will not need to bring their backpacks to school on Thursday as the only thing that will be going home that day will be the final report card.

Important Please Read

Tuesday 5/29 - Third Grade Field Trip                                                           We are asking students to wear their Field Day t-shirts for our field trip.  Please send your child in his/her PINK Creekview Field Day t-shirt tomorrow, if possible.   We will be eating lunch away from campus tomorrow. Please send your child’s lunch it in a paper or plastic bag with his/her name on the bag. Please do not send lunch boxes as they will be hard to keep track of and could be lost.  The bus will be leaving at 9:00, so please be on time tomorrow. 

Thursday 5/31 - End of Year Party                                                                Our end-of-year classroom party will be held  from 11:45 – 12:30. I hope you there!

Thursday 5/31 - Early Dismissal                                                                  Students will be dismissed  at 12:50

 

If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                            3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!

This Week in 3rd Grade (5/21 - 5/25)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:

Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week.  Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.

The students will be working on a Book Review in class this week using Google Slides.  This assignment can be found in the Google classroom.

We will be completing Spelling Lesson 29 in class this week.  There are no Discovery Words due this week. The students will complete all activities in class.

In Social Studies students will finish producing their goods  to sell to the consumers in the switch class. Each factory has been hard at work and is hoping to make a profit on Wednesday.

 

Important Please Read

Thursday 5/24 at 7:00pm - 2nd Annual Creekview Talent Show                      Come and see our amazing  student acts as well as a teacher act or two - should be a very fun and entertaining time!  

Monday 5/28 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

Tuesday 5/29 - Third Grade Field Trip                                                     Please return the permission slip as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                            3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!



Thank you for the sweet cards, flowers, gift cards, and gifts given to me for Teacher Appreciation week!  I feel so lucky and very blessed that I get to do what I love everyday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Dear Parents,
 
Tomorrow the third grade team is going to celebrate our students with a stress free day of fun rotations throughout the pod.  I have decided to postpone our Lesson 28 Spelling test until Thursday, May 17th.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 
Thank You!
 

Important Please Read!!!

Dear Parents,

You have wholly supported us this year, and we are blessed by your active participation.  Please help us celebrate your children one more time before year's end. To help the children "de-stress," we want to have a fun day on Friday rather than cramming before the test.  Though it is VERY short notice, this coming Friday, May 11, we would love to have a STAAR candy buffet.  

This seems like a LOT of items, but remember that it is a grade-level experience, so we are preparing the event for all 5 teachers which is 125 students.

If you are able, please select an item to help our little family band have a fun day.  Please send with your sweet kiddo by Thursday morning, May 10.    

Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for us and your kids this year.  

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This Week in 3rd Grade (5/7 - 5/11)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:
 
Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week. Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.
 
This is our final push to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th
The students will have their final Reading Homework this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.
 
Our Reading focus this week will be a spiral review of reading including: main idea, character traits, theme, inferences, and summary on fiction and nonfiction text.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 28 will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.
 
In Social Studies students will continue to research what happens when our wants exceed resources available to satisfy those wants.
 
Important Please Read
  *Monday, May 14th - Math STAAR
  *Tuesday, May 15th - Reading STAAR
 
If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.
 
Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!
                     3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!

This Week in 3rd Grade (4/30 - 5/4)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:
 
Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week. Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.
 
The students will continue to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th - Reading Homework will continue this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.
 
Our Reading focus this week will be a spiral review of reading including: main idea, character traits, theme, inferences, and summary on fiction and nonfiction text.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 27 will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.
 
In Social Studies students will discover what happens when our wants exceed resources available to satisfy those wants.
 
Important Please Read
* Field Day T-shirt order from is due by Wednesday, May 2nd.
 
If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.
 
Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!
                           3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!

This Week in 3rd Grade (4/23 - 4/27)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:

Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week.  Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.

The students will continue to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th  - Reading Homework will continue this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage  will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.

Our Reading focus this week will be sequence and summary.  The students are improving on discriminating what makes a good summary statement.  

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 26  will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.

In Social Studies students will balance our simple budget and review economic terms learned so far (economics, earn, spend, save, donate, goods, services, occupation, budget)

Important Please Read

* 4/27/18 - Rodeo Run during Specials (10:40am - 11:35am)

* 4/28/18 - Country Fair (5:30pm - 10:00pm)

* 4/29/18 - Tomball Fine Arts Festival (10:30am - 2:30pm)


If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                            3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!





This Week in 3rd Grade (4/16 - 4/20)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:

Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week.  Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.

The students will continue to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th  - Reading Homework will continue this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage  will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.

 

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 25  will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.

In Social Studies students will begin to learn economics (the study of money) by identifying ways to earn, spend, save, and donate as well as creating a simple budget.

Important Please Read                                                                                      * Monday (4/16/18) is Librarian Appreciation Day 

If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                            3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!

 

This Week in 3rd Grade (4/9 - 4/13)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:

Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week.  Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.

The students will continue to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th  - Reading Homework will continue this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage  will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 24 ( Review of Lessons 19-23)  will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.

In Social Studies students will learn about a map grid and how they are used.  They will also become cartographers and design their own map.

Important Please Read                                                                                        April 10th and 11th, Creekview will be closed to visitors due to testing. Thanks for your support!

If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                            3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!

 

This Week in 3rd Grade (4/2 - 4/6)
 
Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:
 
Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week. Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.
 
The students will continue to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th - Reading Homework will continue this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday.
The following strategies CAN be used to help your child comprehend any text:
READ - READ - READ
TAKE YOUR TIME
ASK YOURSELF WHAT THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE WAS FOR WRITING
READ EACH QUESTION CAREFULLY
ANALYZE THE ANSWER CHOICES - ELIMINATE BAD CHOICES
JUSTIFY ALL ANSWERS - USE TEXT EVIDENCE
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 23 will be due on Thursday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Thursday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Friday.
 
In Social Studies students will learn about cardinal and intermediate directions. They will also be using a map scale to determine the distance between two places on a map.
 

Important Please Read
* Tomorrow is the last day to collect money for 2nd Annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you to those of you who have donated already!
OUR CLASSROOM LINK IS: http://events.lls.org/pages/txg/Creekview-Elementary-School-2018/MichelleReamsClassroom
Please consider donating to this important cause by either clicking on the link above or sending in a donation. The class with the highest donation will have a catered lunch provided by the Olive Garden, and the class with the second highest donation will receive a Domino’s Pizza party!

*The Scholastic Spring Book Fair, “Paws for Books”, starts tomorrow and will be held all this week from 8:10 - 4:00!

On Wednesday, April 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 you are invited to attend the “Paws and Ma!” Book Fair family event which will include snacks and crafts. 

 
If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.
 
Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!
                        3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!
 

This Week in 3rd Grade (3/26 - 3/30)

Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:

Please look at the Student Planner on Monday and initial so that you will know what is coming up for the week.  Assignments, homework, assessments and important dates are included on the Planner.

As the students  begin to learn test taking strategies to prepare for the READING STAAR on May 15th  - Reading Homework will begin this week. On Monday students will bring home a YELLOW READING FOLDER which will contain a reading passage with multiple choice questions. This passage  will be due on Thursday. It is important that they complete this reading passage at home and return it by Thursday as we will be discussing it together in class on Friday. The students have begun practicing STAAR reading passages in class as well as learning some important strategies that will help them think critically.

The following strategies CAN be used to help your child comprehend any text:
READ - READ - READ
TAKE YOUR TIME
ASK YOURSELF WHAT THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE WAS FOR WRITING
READ EACH QUESTION CAREFULLY
ANALYZE THE ANSWER CHOICES - ELIMINATE BAD CHOICES
JUSTIFY ALL ANSWERS - USE TEXT EVIDENCE

 

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 22  will be due on Wednesday. The Discovery Words are words that the student discovers throughout the week and add to their Spelling list. They need to have at least 10 words by Wednesday. The words must fit our spelling pattern for the week. Our Spelling Test will be on Thursday.

In Social Studies students will create a map vocabulary flip book.

Important Please Read
  • No School on Friday 3/30/18
  • On Friday students were given a flyer and money collection box for our 2nd Annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
    OUR CLASSROOM LINK IS: http://events.lls.org/pages/txg/Creekview-Elementary-School-2018/MichelleReamsClassroom
    Please consider donating to this important cause by either clicking on the link above or sending in a donation. The class with the highest donation will have a catered lunch provided by the Olive Garden, and the class with the second highest donation will receive a Domino’s Pizza party!

If you have a questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you so much for your help at home! Hope everyone has a great week!

                        3rd grade is gonna be... EXTRAORDINARY!