Friday, February 22, 2019

February 25th - March 1st

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates


February 11th - 25th - Metrocrest Canned Soup Drive
February 22nd - Parent Survey for Looping Feedback Due
March 1st - Kids Heart Challenge Jump Rope Day
March 4-8 - Book Fair (Volunteers needed see announcement below)
March 6th - Class Pictures
March 8th - Shamrock Shuffle during PE
March 28th - TCE Cultural Night
April 12th - TCE PTO Color Run!
April 29th - TCE Family STEM Night


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
February 22nd, 2019
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Jayashree Bhattarai, 3B: Samuel O'Donnell, 3C: Carolina Saenz, 3D: Liam Maehs, and 3E: Logan Sarkardehi

  Volunteers Needed For Book Fair!
The Spring Book Fair is coming soon! We need parent/community volunteers* to help with Book Fair Preview (Feb 28, March 1 & 4) and run cash registers, tidy/restock shelves, and help customers find things during Book Fair (March 4 - 8).  We also need a couple of volunteers to help with Book Fair Set-up and Tear Down (Feb 27 & March 8). We appreciate community support to continue this exciting tradition and consumer/financial literacy learning experience for our students! Please sign-up for an available time slot at this link: 

*Volunteers must have an approved Coppell ISD background check on file before you will be permitted to help with Book Fair.  A new background check is required each school year.  You should submit the form at least a week before volunteering. You can find the background check form at this link:  https://www.coppellisd.com/domain/17



TCE's 2nd Annual Cultural Night
We are excited to have our 2nd annual Culture Night at TCE.  Last year was such a great success with all the dishes you shared with our TCE community.  If you would like to share an appetizer, main dish or dessert on March 28th please sign up below. We will get back with you with more specific details as the event grows near. TCE will provide sample cups to share the dish you bring.  This event was successful because of all of our families' contributions. Thank you for making our school so great! 
Be on the lookout for more information about this event including performances and interactive stations!


Metrocrest Canned Soup Drive
Bring soup cans February 11-25 to the grade level donation boxes located at the end of each hallway. 


Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will spend the first few days reviewing 2D and 3D Shape Attributes. On Wednesday the 27th of March we will take our Geometry Post Test. On Thursday the 28th of March we will take the Math Practice STAAR. This is just so that the learners will get a feel of how to bubble, what the test looks like, and feels like. You do not need to do anything special for this practice, but we wanted to keep you updated. The real STAAR test dates are Monday, May 13th for Reading and Tuesday, May 14th for Math. 

Language Arts


This week in Language Arts, we will finish up our unit on Inferencing and begin talking about Theme, or the message of a story. We will have another OTW biography text, this time on Benjamin Franklin. 


Science

In Science, we will be diving into our new unit, Interactions and changes in the environment. We will start off by understanding habitats and the living and nonliving things that coexist in different ecosystems. 

Social Studies


In Social Studies, we will be finishing up our unit on Geography. The learners will be completing their commercials and presenting their state to the class.  Students will also explore the similarities and differences of states in the same region as theirs.  

Friday, February 15, 2019

February 19th - 22nd

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates


February 18th - No School
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline
February 11th - 25th - Metrocrest Canned Soup Drive
February 22nd - Parent Survey for Looping Feedback Due
March 28th - TCE Cultural Night
April 12th - TCE PTO Color Run!
April 29th - TCE Family STEM Night


Announcements

Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 

TCE's 2nd Annual Cultural Night
We are excited to have our 2nd annual Culture Night at TCE.  Last year was such a great success with all the dishes you shared with our TCE community.  If you would like to share an appetizer, main dish or dessert on March 28th please sign up below. We will get back with you with more specific details as the event grows near. TCE will provide sample cups to share the dish you bring.  This event was successful because of all of our families' contributions. Thank you for making our school so great! 
Be on the lookout for more information about this event including performances and interactive stations!


Metrocrest Canned Soup Drive
Bring soup cans February 11-25 to the grade level donation boxes located at the end of each hallway. 


Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will continue our Geometry unit! We will focus be working through our choice board to practice classifying quadrilaterals and sorting 2D/3D shapes. 

Language Arts

In Language Arts we will continue our unit on Inferencing. We will finish up our book club books learning about character traits. 


Science

In Science, we will be wrapping up our unit on Patterns in the Sky and taking our post test. We will then move on to our next unit, interactions and changes in the environment. We will learn about different habitats and the living and nonliving things in those habitats. 

Social Studies
In Social Studies, learners will be creating a commercial that showcases the geography and human adaptations of their state.  

Monday, February 11, 2019

February 11th - 14th

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates

February 14th - Class Valentine's Day Party @ 2pm
February 15th - No School
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline
February 22nd - Parent Survey for Looping Feedback Due
March 28th - TCE Cultural Night
April 12th - TCE PTO Color Run!
April 29th - TCE Family STEM Night


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
February 8th, 2019
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Dylan Charles, 3B: Haya Abid, 3C: Ethan Walther, 3D: Lilly Haworth , and 3E: Danielle Sim




Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 





Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will continue our Geometry unit! We will focus on learning 2D shape attributes and classifying these shapes as quadrilaterals. 

Language Arts

In Language Arts we will continue our unit on Inferencing. We will finish up our book club books learning about character traits. 


Science

In Science, we will be wrapping up our unit on Patterns in the Sky by researching career connections. We will have our unit post test on Wednesday, February 13th. 


Social Studies
In Social Studies, learners will be creating a commercial that showcases the geography and human adaptations of their state.  

Friday, February 1, 2019

February 4th - 8th

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates

February 5th - PTO meeting @ 6pm
February 6th - Field trip to FTW Museum of Science and History
February 14th - Class Valentine's Day Party @ 2pm
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline
April 12th - TCE PTO Color Run!
April 29th - TCE Family STEM Night


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
February 1, 2019
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Sindhu Vemula, 3B: Saanvi Guntupalli, 3C: Sydney Skillern, 3D: Summer Ea & Lianne Thomas, and 3E: Varshini Avula



Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 

February PTO Meeting
Don't forget! Join us at our February PTO meeting on Tuesday the 5th. 




Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will be starting our Geometry unit! We will take our post test on Monday and begin to introduce attributes of 2D and 3D shapes. This unit will be mostly memorization of the shape attributes, so we will be getting a lot of practice with that! 


Language Arts



In reading, we are continuing our unit on character traits. We are also continuing to exploring inferencing and finding evidence in our text to support our ideas about character traits. 


Science


In Science, learners will research various planets and their order from the sun. They will create a slide to showcase their research and understanding. We will have our unit post test on Wednesday, February 13th. 


Social Studies


In Social Studies, the learners will continue to research the geography for their assigned state. They will then look into how people adapt to their physical environment based on the geography of where they live.  

Friday, January 25, 2019

January 28th - February 1st

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates

January 28th - Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night!
February 5th - PTO meeting @ 6pm
February 6th - Field trip to FTW Museum of Science and History
February 14th - Class Valentine's Day Party @ 2pm
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
January 25th, 2019
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Megan Maurer, 3B: Sahana Sudhir, 3C: Chloe Chang, 3D: Rachel Bak, and 3E: Ethan Khera


Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night



Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will be concluding our Perimeter and Area unit. We will review finding the perimeter of polygons, finding the missing side of a polygon when given the perimeter, and finding the area of rectangles and composite figures. Our post test will be taken on Wednesday, the 30th of January. 


Language Arts



In Language Arts, learners will continue to study character traits. We will begin to learn about making inferences in our reading. Learners are making a character traits folder about the characters in their Book Club book. 


Science


In Science, learners will continue to explore our solar system and the position of the planet in relation to the sun.  Learners will create a model to represent the planets positions.


Social Studies


In Social Studies learners will begin their State Geography Project.  Each learner will be assigned a state.  As we explore different aspects of our physical environment they will then research those in their given state.  This will continue over a couple of weeks, as we will be breaking it down and not only looking at the physical environment but how it effects people in that area.

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 21st - 25th

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates

January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
January 28th - Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night!
February 6th - Field trip to FTW Museum of Science and History
February 14th - Class Valentine's Day Party @ 2pm
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
January 18th, 2019
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Jayashree Bhattarai, 3B: Eva Lin, 3C: Samyutha Ponangi, 3D: Simrah Shaik, and 3E: Mariano Ortiz



Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night



Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will be continuing our Perimeter and Area unit. The learners know that perimeter is the space around a shape, and area is the space inside of a shape. This week we will review finding the perimeter of a polygon with missing sides, and focus on finding the area of composite figures. Learners know that composite figures are figures made up of 2 or more shapes. We will practice partitioning (decomposing or taking apart) these shapes to find the area. We will continue working through our Middle of the Year benchmark assessments. 


Language Arts



In Language Arts this week we will continue our unit on Character analysis. We will also continue our Middle of Year assessments. We will be reviewing previous spelling patterns and new patterns will pick up once assessments are finished.  We will also be reviewing non fiction text features in book clubs. 


Science


In Science learners will be able to understand that a solar system is a system of objects, such as planets and moons, in orbit around a star, such as our Sun.  They will also be exploring the planets in our solar system and their position in relation to the sun.


Social Studies


In Social Studies learners will continue to explore Maps and globes and how they contain map elements that assist in interpreting and creating maps.  They will also begin to explore the 4 elements of the physical environment that humans must adapt to Climate, Landforms, Natural Hazards, and Natural Resources.  They will explore these while researching various states/regions.


Friday, January 11, 2019

January 14th-18th

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Thank you for taking the time to read our third grade blog. Make sure you are checking it weekly for calendar updates and what we are learning!

Important Dates

January 12th - TCE Robotics Competition
January 28th - Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night!
February 6th - Field trip to FTW Museum of Science and History
February 19th - Read To Succeed Deadline


Announcements

Third Grade Students of the Week
January 11th, 2018
We are SO proud of these learners for being model citizens every day this week. They are so respectful, kind, and follow directions the first time they are asked. We are so proud of you!
3A: Samuel Park, 3B: Yugo Kagao, 3C: Madison Makil, 3D: Amy Chi , and 3E: Shreya Shah


Six Flags Read To Succeed
Your learner should have come home with a letter and reading log for the Six Flags Read To Succeed program. If your child reads 6 hours (360 minutes) and logs their reading (with a parent signature), they will earn a free ticket to Six Flags. This reading log is due back by February 19th to earn the Six Flags ticket. 

Don't Miss The Yearbook Deadline!
 Only one week left! It's that time of year to purchase a yearbook for your child. Yearbook cost was NOT part of the Trailpass this year, so the only way to purchase is through  balfour.com  at a cost of $25. 
You can also purchase an ad to appear in the yearbook to make this year extra special. Optional ads come in multiple sizes ranging from $15-$120.
We sold out for the last couple of years, so don't miss out! Yearbook sales end January 18, 2019. 


Parent Newsletter

Ms. Martin sends out a parent newsletter each week with many important announcements about TCE. Click here to check out this weeks newsletter.

What are we learning?

Math


In math we will be digging into our Perimeter and Area unit. The learners should have an understanding that perimeter is the space around a shape, and area is the space inside of a shape. We have covered how to find the perimeter of a shape (add up all of the sides), and will learn the formula to find the area of a rectangle this week (Area=Length X Width). We will also introduce composite figures and how to decompose them to find the area. We will also be working through our Middle of the Year benchmark assessments. 


Language Arts



In Language Arts this week we will begin our unit on Character analysis. We are beginning  our Middle of Year assessments. We will be reviewing previous spelling patterns and new patterns will pick up once assessments are finished.  We will also be reviewing non fiction text features in book clubs. 


Science


In Science we will continue our unit on Patterns in the sky.  Learners will be exploring the relationship between the Earth, sun and moon.  They will understand that the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon revolves around the Earth.


Social Studies


In Social Studies we are beginning out unit on Geography.  Learners will begin with exploring maps and globes and how they contain elements that assist in interpreting and creating maps.