Mrs. Buck’s Book Tastin’ Cafe

Let’s start with important dates:

*We will have class pictures on Monday May 1st.

*STAAR test days May 8 & 9.

Now on to today….

We had fun with our Book Tasting.  Book Tastings are a wonderful way to get kids engaged in reading and familiarizing them with a wide variety of genres.  As an extra bonus, they get to practice Read to Self and find good fit books.  At the end of the tasting, they all end up with a list of books that they can’t wait to read.  My hope is that it will spill over to their summer reading as well.  A teacher can hope right;) Ask your student about their favorite part!

 

 

 

Book Tasting!

We are having a Book Tasting tomorrow in class!  I am excited to see the kiddos compare and rate the different genres that we will be “tasting”.  Ask your student to see their menu!

Be sure to see the previous post so you are aware of all the upcoming important dates.  These last few weeks will go fast!  

Important Dates!

It is hard to believe but this end is coming fast!!  Here is a heads up on the upcoming dates that you will want to remember!

 SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK will be this FRIDAY @ 9am.  Our kiddos have been working hard, you don’t want to miss it!!

Math and Reading Common Assessments will be next week on Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th).  These will be a grade in the grade book. Students may bring a room temperature water and healthy snack both of these days.

Easter Party for third-grade is 4/13 from 9:30-10:30. You may check your child out afterward. A large plastic egg was sent home for you to decorate and fill for our Egg Exchange”. We are also asking that you send $2 for us to purchase the donuts, milk/orange juice, and fruit.

NO SCHOOL! April 14th and 17th are school holidays.

Last day to turn in Box Tops is April 28th. We were in second place last time lets see if we can win it this round. =)

STAAR tests are May 8th and 9th. Please get a good night sleep the nights before and eat a healthy breakfast full of protein, not sugar.

Field Day is 5/16. More information to follow.

The third-grade awards ceremony is 5/25 at 8:15. There is an early release that day and 5/26.

Field Trip tomorrow!!

Whooo Hooo we are going to the zoo!

Here are a few things to remember about tomorrow:

  • Wear a WO shirt if you have one
  • Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget sunscreen!
  • Label your lunch in a disposable bag preferably a gallon ziploc with your name on the outside
  • We should be back at school at approximately 230

We are looking forward to a fun day with our kiddos! Email me with any questions!

 

Kindness and a little STEM fun!

We started the day watching this sweet story about kindness.  We discussed how Mr. Hatch changes through out the story and how an act of kindness can change anyone’s day. We finished our day with STEM Valentine stations.  I love seeing their creativity when given a task and materials then letting them run with it!

Thank you for all the sweet Valentines today.  My heart was as full as my desk of goodies!

Hope you have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Valentines Day!

Hello my friends!  Tomorrow is Valentines Day.  As our note said that we sent home last week, this is not one of our scheduled party days.  I do have some fun activities planned for tomorrow and we will spend our last part of the day passing out and going through the Valentines that our friends have brought.  I will have extra bags in the classroom, so if you haven’t sent a box no worries your student can use a bag:)

Reading Hwk went home today along with new vocab words!

Wed and Thurs this week we will be taking a Common Assessment in Math and Reading.

Mark your calender- NO SCHOOL Monday Feb 20 and EARLY RELEASE Wed Feb 22 at 12

Looking forward to a great week!!

Things to Remember

Just wanted to pop in with few reminders:

EARLY RELEASE is tomorrow Jan 25th at noon.

Reading hwk was sent home yesterday and is due Friday.

Vocab test on Friday!

Reading fair slips were sent home last Friday.  If your child is planning on participating then please get those signed and returned ASAP so we can get an information packet to your child.  Please email me if you have any questions!

Have a great week!!

Hit the Ground Running!

Wow our kiddos have literally hit the ground running!  Their first test is behind them and they were champs for it!  Our Reading Benchmark will be tomorrow.

Report cards will be coming home on Thursday and don’t forget homework is due on Friday!

This week we are reviewing how to make a good summary. This is the video that we watched today (sorry that it’s going to get stuck in your head!). This link will take you directly to the video on youtube.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  We are getting this new year started with a bang!  Here is a look at our week ahead:

  • Reading homework was sent home today.  It is due on Friday.  Students need to be sure to prove their answers.
  • Six Flags reading logs also went home today.  There  is a letter on the front explaining the program.  They are due back to me no later than FEB 27.
  • New Vocab words were sent home today as well.  The test will be on Friday 13th. 
  • Tues/Thurs this week our students will be taking Benchmarks for Math and Reading.  I told the students that they are like scrimmage games for the STAAR test:)  Our schedule will be different for these days so you are encouraged not to eat lunch with your kiddos on those days.

Looking forward to a great week and as always if you have any questions please feel free to email me [email protected] !