Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Reading!

YOU MADE IT THROUGH 3RD GRADE!  YES!  I hope everyone had a great school year and I hope you all enjoy your summer. 

Your end of the year gift from me is the awesome book: The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo.  I hope you will take some time this summer to read it.  It's a great book by a great author!  I would love to hear what you think about the book and if you read any other great books this summer.  Please email me and let me know!  I plan to read A LOT of books this summer too! I'll let you know what I read that is awesome too!

Here's a quick book trailer that gives you an idea of what The Tiger Rising is about:

Click below for some more information about the book and some questions to use while reading. (Talk about the book with your family!!)
If you like this book, you might like some of Kate DiCamillo's other books too! Look at the list below that shows a few of her books!

Want to know even MORE about this author?  Click below to see her website!
Enjoy your summer!!!

Field Day!

We had lots of fun at field day this year!  Here are a few pictures from the day!

Water relay!

Sack Races!

Pizza Box Relay

Balloon Pop!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wildcat Run

We had a great time at the Wildcat Run yesterday! Everyone did a great job!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Have a Great Summer!

I have really enjoyed this school year getting know everyone.  What a great group of kids!  I hope everyone has a super fun summer!

View the video below to see some pictures from our year!


Friday, April 29, 2016

STAAR Ready Week

Next week is our last week to review and prepare for the STAAR test!  STAAR testing days are May 9th (math test) and May 10th (reading test).

To get ready, we are having a STAAR ready week to review. Every day next week we will dress up for a little motivation as we practice every day. The students will have opportunities to earn prizes for their hard work.  Look at the list below to see what to wear each day!

Monday 5/2
Sports Theme/Warm Ups
Working Out The STAAR
Tuesday 5/3
Nerd Day
It is Cool to be a Nerd Make Sure to Read Every Word.
Wednesday 5/4
Camo Day
Hunting for Great Strategies
Thursday 5/5
Pajama Days
Put the STAAR To Bed
Friday 5/6
Black Out Day
Black Out the STAAR

The kids have been working so hard and I know everyone will do great!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Context Clues

Next week we will be reviewing context clues in reading class. Check out this short video about context clues below!

 Review this page about the different types of context clues we have been learning about. Click the title to download and print at home.

Then, review these guidelines that go over strategies to help you find the meaning of unknown words. Click the title to download and print at home.

We have been working hard on synonyms, antonyms, and homophones too. This will help you with the context clues questions.  Here is our homophones list for you to review.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo Field Trip!

We had a GREAT day at the Bayou Wildlife Zoo!  We saw so many different  animals. We were able to feed most of the animals too! A big thanks to Mrs. Garcia for organizing this trip and writing the LEAF grant that funded this trip for us!
Petting Zoo!


On the safari ride!



It was a great day!!