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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 (2/19 - 2/23)

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

Please look at the Student Planner on Tuesday 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.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 18  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.

Last week the students learned to write an acrostic poem, this week we will be writing a Couplet (A two line poem with rhyming words at the end of the lines).  

In Reading we will be concluding main idea and details this week and moving onto cause/effect next week.

In Social Studies we will be choosing a significant person to research their childhood, education and significance.

Important Please Read

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 (2/12 - 2/16)

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.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 17  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.

Last week the students learned to write an acrostic poem, this week we will be writing a Couplet (A two line poem with rhyming words at the end of the lines).  

In Social Studies students will identify and compare the heroic deeds of Hector P. Garcia, James A. Lovell, Todd Beamer, Ellen Ochoa, and John “Danny’ Olivas.

 

Important Please Read                                                               

Wednesday 2/14 is our Class Valentine Party from 2:45 - 3:30.  This party is restricted to the students, the teacher, and the room mother as determined by school administration. The students will be preparing a Valentine Bag in class this week, so they do not need to bring a decorated box from home. Thank you to those of you who sent in your $5 to the room parent in charge of the party. We will continue to collect money until Wednesday, if you would like to contribute.

Thursday, 2/15 is Individual Spring and Class Picture Day  - If you wish to purchase the group class picture, payment MUST be received by Picture Day.  Order forms were sent home in the Wednesday Folder last Thursday. You may pay with cash or check or you may pay online at mylifetouch.com.  If you pay online, please include your online payment code on the order form envelope.  The spring individual portraits do NOT need to be purchased ahead of time.

Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19 are Student Holiday! Enjoy the long weekend!

From Mrs. Sims, GT Specialist

The Gifted & Talented parent recommendation window for spring testing is now open for students in grades 1 - 5. If interested in testing, please pick up a permission form & parent survey from the front office or send your request to sherisims@tomballisd.net. Deadline for receiving recommendations is March 9th. Please contact Ms. Sims with questions. Test results will be available in late May.

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 (2/5 - 2/9)

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.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 16  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.

We will be discovering  different types of poems and write an example. (Acrostic, Cinquain, Couplet, Haiku)

In Social Studies this week students will discover the word significant.  Why is it important to learn about significant people who shape communities?

Important Please Read                                                                                * The students will participate in Career Day on Friday (2/9) - Students will be attending 4 presentations to learn about careers that interest them.

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!





January 22, 2018

Dear Creekview Parents of 3rd Graders,
     We are excited to inform you that Creekview Elementary School is offering an exciting opportunity for 3rd graders to participate in a Beginner Level Robotics Club. TISD is implementing this extra-curricular activity district wide to all 3rd Graders with the intent to expand next school year, to 4th Grade and so on, in order to build a bridge to our competitive secondary robotics teams. The Creekview Robotics Club will meet on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays (students must choose one day to attend each week), after school , the weeks of January 29 through March 30 with a culminating TISD Showcase on April 26th.
 
     If you would like to sign your child up for the Creekview Robotics Club, please  follow this link to complete the Robotics Sign Up Form online.
 
See details below:
Monday, January 22 Sign Up Available
Wednesday, January 24 Sign Up Forms Due
Friday, January 26th Confirmation by email or phone for all Robotics Club Members
Week of January 29th 1st Club Meeting (Tuesday PM OR Wednesday PM) 3:50-5:00

This Week in 3rd Grade (1/22– 1/26)

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.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 14  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.

Due to our shortened week last week, we will continue to learn the following: In Reading students will use text features to locate information and summarize the text.

In Social Studies this week students will compare themselves with students who live in other cultures around the world.

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 (1/15 – 1/19)

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

Please look at the Student Planner on Tuesday 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.

Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 14  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 Reading students will use text features to locate information and summarize the text.

In Social Studies this week students will compare themselves with students who live in other cultures around the world.

Important Please Read                                                                                Student Holiday - Monday 1/15/18

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 (1/8 – 1/12)

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

Please look at the Student Planner on Wednesday 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.

We will start Spelling lessons again next week.

In Reading we will use text features (e.g., bold print, captions, key words, italics) to locate information in nonfiction texts.

In Writing we will review writing complete sentences using the subject, which is the noun (person, place or thing) and the predicate, which is the verb (action word).

Important Please Read                                                                                   Students return on Wednesday 1/10/18.                                                             Student Holiday - Monday 1/15/18

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 (12/18 – 12/22)
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.
 
No Spelling Lesson this week!
 
In Social Studies this week students will have the opportunity to share their Culture   Slide Presentation with the class.
 
On Thursday students will rotate amongst the third grade teachers to reinforce important reading and math skills.
 
Important Please Read
Tuesday 12/19/17 - Polar Express Movie @ 1:30 in the Library (Wear your favorite PJ’s).
 
Friday 12/22/17 is a BUSY day!
8:50 - 9:15 Third Grade Sing-a-Long Program
9:30 - 10:15 Class Christmas Party
12:50 Early Dismissal
 
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 (12/11 – 12/15)

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.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 13  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 this week students will learn about celebrations around the world and will design a slide presentation.
 
Important Please Read
Creekview Cares Toy Drive - Monday 12/11/17 to Friday 12/15/17
 
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 (12/4 – 12/8)

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.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 12  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 Reading Groups the students will describe Character Traits . Traits are all the aspects of a person’s behavior and attitudes that make up that person’s personality.
 
In Social Studies this week student  will be given a "problem” that a community could face: government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation.  We will discuss the problems and propose solutions.Student will form proposed solutions to their problems.  Student will write a proposed amendment.
 
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 (11/27 – 12/1)
 
Here’s what’s happening in 3rd ELA/SS this week:
 
I hope that everyone had a blessed holiday! I truly enjoyed my time off with my family!
 
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.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 11 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 Reading Groups the students will describe Characters Feelings.  Feelings are a character’s emotional reactions to the events that occur throughout a book.  Feelings can also change very quickly and are determined by what has happened to the main character.
 
In Social Studies this week we will be discussing the Judicial Branch of government.
 
Important  Please Read
Fall Picture Retakes will be on Thursday 11/30/17.
 
Third grade will be going to see the Nutcracker ballet at Tomball High School this Friday, December 1st !   Please be sure that you have returned the permission form that went home before Thanksgiving Break.  We will be leaving at 9:00 and returning at approximately 11:45, so our lunch schedule will not change. This performance is for students only - no chaperons are needed.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
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 (11/13 - 11/17)

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.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 10 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.
 
Students will finish  publishing their Personal Narrative using a Chromebook this week and then begin writing an imaginative story.
 
In Social Studies this week we will discovering the Legislative Branch of government.
 
Important  Please Read
This week is GenTX (Generation Texas) Week, our designated district college week, where we will focus on different aspects of college life.  
Wednesday is college shirt day - wear a shirt from your favorite college.
 
Wednesday is our class Spelling Bee - continue to study the words that I sent home last week.  
 
On Friday, we will have our 2nd annual International Day!
 
There will be NO SCHOOL next week, Monday 11/20/17 - Friday 11/24/17, so that we can celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday!  School will resume on Monday 11/27/17.
 
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 (11/6 – 11/10)

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.
 
Spelling Discovery Words for Lesson 9 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.
 
We will be taking our first Reading District CBA (Curriculum Based Assessment) on Wednesday 11/8/17.  Please encourage your child to take their time and read carefully.  
 
Students will be publishing their Personal Narrative using a Chromebook this week.  
 
In Social Studies this week we will discovering the Executive Branch of government.
 
Important  Please Read
Book Fair is this week - please see my page for important information.
 
Our class is presenting Rise and Shine this week.  Come and see us if you can!
 
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!