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Canyon Pointe Elementary - 3rd Grade Wildcats
I am very honored and excited to be a part of your child's Third Grade learning this year!
It is truly a joy to work with you and your child. 
Follow me on Twitter @CPEShollyrod
May 2017
Hello wonderful 3rd grade families!
With STAAR Tests behind us, we are now focusing on some new and exciting projects at school.  For Language Arts and Social Studies we will be researching important people such as inventors, scientists, teachers, explorers, political figures, and athletes.  The project will end with a Wax Museum presentation in the school cafeteria on May 23rd from 1:45-2:30.  We are so excited!
For Reading, we will be good hosts and hostesses at school and at home with visits from Flat Stanley. Students will enjoy writing about their adventures with Flat Stanley and we will present our adventures from our journals each day in class.  Please email me pictures if you would like and I will show them to the class. Also, check Twitter for other fun pics!
As a bonus, we have had some critters in the classroom.  After purchasing some milkweed from our CPES Girl Scout troops, we had a caterpillar hatch, form a chrysalis, and finally we got to release a BEAUTIFUL Monarch!   We have a couple more caterpillars and a few more eggs still on the leaves, so hopefully we will raise a few more Monarchs before summer! 
I have enjoyed your students so much this year and I am very thankful to have gotten to be their 3rd grade teacher!  THANKS for sharing your kids with me, and as always THANKS for your support from home!!!
Mrs. Rodriguez



Recent Posts

Your kids are so great!!!

I am so impressed with your kids!  They conducted quality research and presented the facts beautifully!!!  Thanks for helping with the Wax Museum!

Flat Stanley Adventures!

Keep those Flat Stanley pics coming!  I will share them with the class -- they love it! I will also post some on Twitter! Follow me on Twitter @CPEShollyrod

Last Spelling Test of 3rd grade!!!

The last spelling test of 3rd grade will be this THURSDAY instead of Friday due to Science Day activities!!! (below, about, belong, around, again, alone, because, above, between, alive, behind, begin, along, before, away, want, awhile, beyond, answer, study)

Flat Stanley Adventure Journal

Ask your student about Flat Stanley.  He will be a guest at school and your home for the next week.

GAME DAY tomorrow!!!

Students may bring a board game or card game to play at school tomorrow. Please do not sent expensive handheld video games such as DS, Ipad, or other tablets.  The students have worked hard and deserve some R&R time!!!

Spelling List 28

The spelling words this week are tricky!  Please have your students practice them a little extra this week.  Patterns are /ough/, /ought/, /aught/
Also, this is the last week for the reading passage homework!  Thanks so much for taking this on at home!  It is a huge help in getting them ready!

Field Day on Monday!!!

Field Day is on Monday!  Please be on a the lookout for a detailed email.  Wear comfortable clothes with TENNIS SHOES!  Put sunscreen on at home.  Hats and shades are OK!  

Reminders! :)

Reminder -- Reading passages are due back at school tomorrow.  Also, report cards went home today!  

Friendly Reminder! :)

Just a friendly reminder that the 2 reading passages given last Friday will be due this Thursday.  Also, we are on spelling list 24.  Thanks!!!

Field Trip TOMORROW!!!

Field Trip tomorrow, 3/22.  Wear tennis shoes and Canyon Pointe spirit shirt if you have one, and pack a lunch in a disposable container.  Be on time to school!  We can't wait!!!!

Field Trip Permission Slip Due Tomorrow!!!

Please remember 3rd Grade Field Trip form is due tomorrow, 3/10!!!

Food Drive ends tomorrow!!!

We need your food donations by tomorrow - Tuesday 3/7!!!  3rd grade would like to have the most donations as our grade will win a reward!!!  Please help us!!!  Kinder thinks they will win -- but 3rd graders can carry more - LOL!!!!  Ha!  Seriously -- please send what you can!!!  It's for a GREAT CAUSE!!!!!!!