• Information for this week/coming up:   
     
    Third Grade PBL: It's finally time! Monday, March 2nd, 6 PM. Come join us as third grade showcases project based learning on how we are taking care of our earth by making Groves go green! This is a come and go event from 6 pm-7pm. 
     
    Pay to Play: Due to school being closed today, we are moving the “Pay-To-Play” day benefitting The Children’s Heart Foundation to this upcoming Monday 3/2! Students are encouraged to wear RED and bring a $1 donation on Monday only. PTO will be our front in the a.m. collecting all donations. Students will participate in the planned activities/games during their normally scheduled PE specials time throughout the week.
     
    Book Fair: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30-3:30. Thursday 7:30-6:00. Friday 7:30-12:00. Before school shopping is limited to students with parents. Students with money can shop during their specials time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Parents are welcome to shop with their students before school, during specials or any time on Thursday. PLEASE NOTE – ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT INCLUDE CASH, CREDIT CARD or EWallet.
     
    Read A Thon: In additon to celebrating this week being Read Across America, I'd like our class to have a Read A Thon on Thursday! We will have quality time reading, watching each other's book recommendations on Flipgrid, partnering reading to a Kinder class, learning about authors and illutstrators, various read alouds, etc.. The kids are welcome to bringing blankets and flashlights. 
     
    Go Texan Day: Groves is having Go Texan Day this Friday, 3/6! This is also our Groves Pep Rally day so wear your boots along with your Groves color! 
     
    Auction Basket: Our Grovel Spring Carnival is coming up in March. Our class basket is Texans theme. If you can, please donate anything Texans theme towards our basket. The basket will be auctioned off at the carnival to fundraise for our school. Thank you! Items are due by March 6th. 
     
    Carnival T-Shirts: This Friday is also the last day to purchase a carnival t-shirt. On March 27 during the day (Groves Spring Carnival evening), there will be a school wide “Wear your carnival shirt day.” The class with the most participation gets a popcorn party. Shirts, wristbands & raffle tickets can be purchased here. https://grovespto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/8237
     
    Math Homework: Please make sure your child is practicing their multiplication facts and figuring out the elapsed time between two events. This will help when we move into two digit-one digit mulitplication. There are fact cards at the Dollar Tree, and apps for quick facts. Math Reflex is available for students to log on to from home.  New homework will be due on Friday. Dojo points are given for completion. This week's homework: Measuring and Addition
     
    Reading Homework: No Reading Homework going home this weekStarting on Tuesday, students will have reading homework sent home every Tuesday and due back on the following Tuesday. This gives adequate time to complete it and one partipcation grade will be taken every 9 weeks meaning points are taken off from the one grade each week for it not being turned in. This will be a reading passage. For full credit, reading strategies must be shown such as going back into the passage and underlining/highlighting evidence, tracks of thinking for vocab/key words, etc.. A percentage grade is not taken on it, only if your child did it with showing reading strategies. You are encouraged to check over it with them. Homework will be checked every Tuesday, students can keep it in their blue folder or mailbox until it's time to turn it in. A hard copy will go home on Tuesday. 
     
    Scholastic Book Orders: Click here to shop online using our class code: MYFJT
    Click here to view my page for more information about Scholastics and how it helps our classroom library!

    February Lunch Menu

    Upcoming Dates:

    March 2nd- Third grade exhibition 6-7pm

    March 9th-13th- Spring Break

    March 16th- No School

    March 25th- Groves Got Talent (audition link coming out soon!)

    March 27th- Spring Groves Carnival 

      
    Specials this week: 
     
      Hernandez Specials 
     Monday PE3
    Tuesday Music
     Wednesday    PE1
    Thursday Art
    Friday Tech

    Objectives 

    PBL/Science: Students are working in their PBL committee daily. They are currently researching and gathering data for their committee topic and will then analayze the data to make an action plan. In class, we are investigating the metric system and customary system using a variety of measurement tools. 

    Social Studies: We are learning about important African Americans that have greatly impacted our history such as Ruby Bridges, MLK, Jackie Robinson, Bessie Coleman, Thurgood Marshall, etc.. 

    Math: Students will work on telling time, mostly story problems with figuring out how much time has passed between events.Students are investigating the metric system and customary system using a variety of measurement tools and should be able to decide on which tool to use. 

    Reading: Students will make inferences across genres using their background knowledge and text/visual clues/evidence. 

    Writing: We are moving into persuasive writing. 

    Word Study: Prefixes/Suffixes, Antonyms/Synoyms 

March