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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. 
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May 2018
Hello wonderful 3rd grade families!
Happy last month of school! 
The students have been working extremely hard at school.  We have been spending much of our time reviewing all of the important skills we have learned this year, and preparing ourselves on how to use what we have learned on the STAAR Math and Reading tests.  One of our primary focuses has been test taking strategies.  
If you have not yet added the test dates to your calendar, they are:
May 14th - Math
May 15th - Reading
There was bright yellow letter that went home this week explaining a little fun celebration we will be doing with the kids.  We ask that you send in a new or old pillow case in which the students will sign encouraging and motivating words to one another.  If you do not have a pillow case, a T-shirt (even one from a donation bag you might have around the house) will do.  The idea is to have something they can sleep with.  The message is to "Sleep on It" the night before the test.  If you have any Sharpie markers to let your student bring in to use for this, it would be very helpful.
As always, we will continue to spend time discussing classroom and school expectations, and what it means to have GREAT EXPECTATIONS in our school. 
THANKS for sharing your kids with me, and as always THANKS for your support from home!!!
Mrs. Rodriguez

Hello Parents

Our 3rd and 4th grade students will take the STAAR Math test on Monday May 14th and the STAAR Reading test on Tuesday May 15th.  Our students have been working hard all year and we are confident they will do great!

A few reminders for testing days…

-No backpacks. Please leave backpacks at home.  Students will not need their backpack on test days.

-No cell phones or smart watches.  Please do not send cell phones or smart watches to school with your student on test day.  If your student needs to have a cell phone, it must be turned off and will be held, by the teacher, until the end of the day. 

-Please send a sack lunch with your student or they may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria on testing days.

-Please be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school ON TIME.  Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria on testing days.

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to 2 great days of testing where we expect that our 3rd and 4th grade students will shine and show what they know with great success!



Estimados Padres.

El lunes 14 de mayo  nuestros  estudiantes de 3er y 4to grado tomarán el examen de  STAAR matemáticas. El martes 15 de mayo tomarán el examen de lectura.  Nuestros estudiantes han estado preparándose todo el año y estamos confidentes de que les irá muy bien.

Algunos recordatorios para este día…

-Favor de no mandar las mochilas, déjenlas en casa.  Los estudiantes no necesitarán mochilas los días que toman exámenes.

-Los estudiantes no pueden traer sus celulares o relojes inteligentes.  Favor de no mandarlos con estos artículos los días que tienen exámenes.  Si los estudiantes traen alguno de estos artículos, se apagarán y la maestra lo guardará hasta el final del día. 

-Favor de mandar comida para su hijo/a.  Si no pueden mandar comida de casa, habrá en la cafetería una bolsa preparada para ellos que pueden comprar. 

-Asegúrense de que su hijo/a duerma muy bien la noche anterior, que coma un buen desayuno y que llegue a la escuela A TIEMPO

Gracias por todo su apoyo.  Sabemos que nuestros estudiantes brillarán y serán muy exitosos. 




Recent Posts

3rd Grade Updates!

Tomorrow is Gym Jam.  Wear tennis shoes.  Bring a lunch.  Reading Homework is due.  Spelling Test 23.

Valentine Box or Bag

Please bring an already decorated Valentine box or bag to school by Wednesday, 2/14!  We will use them to collect our Valentines at our party!

Class Reminders!

Class Christmas Party & Early Release on Friday 12/22!
Theme days:
Monday 12/18 - Grinch
Tuesday 12/19 - Elf 
Wednesday 12/20 - Polar Express and we can wear jammies!
Thursday 12/21 - Reindeer
Friday 12/22 - Candy Cane
No Spelling Test Friday.  

Penguin Patch is tomorrow!!!

Our class gets to shop at the Penguin Patch tomorrow.  If your child plans to buy something, please send money tomorrow.  Thanks!!!

Field Trip Permission Slip!

Please make sure to sign and send back to school the Field Trip permission slip that went home yesterday.  I received several back today!!! Thanks!!!

Spelling Bee Permission Slip!

If your child would like to participate in the school spelling bee, please have your student turn in the permission slip tomorrow 11/3.  Thanks!

Report Cards!

Report Cards went home today!  Please sign the white sheet stapled to it and return it tomorrow.  You may keep the copy of the report card -- all you need to sign is the white stapled sheet to the outside.  Thanks!

Book Fair!!!!!!!

Don't forget it is Book Fair this week!  We will not have a time to go shop as a whole class, but rather just sending students as they bring money.  The book Fair will be open late at Trunk or Treat on Thursday!  You may also come for lunch and shop with your student!  

Red Ribbon Week - next week!

RED RIBBON WEEK October 23-27

"Your future is key, stay drug free".

Monday 10/23 - RED - Wear Red with me and stay drug free

Tues 10/24 - YELLOW - There are a "Minion" reasons to stay drug free

Wed 10/25 - UNITY DAY - ORANGE - United against bullying

Thurs - 10/26 GREEN - I'm Toad-ily against drugs

Fri - 10/27 BLUE - Wildcats are Paws-itively Drug Free


Early Release tomorrow, 10/6! Spelling Test 5!

Just a reminder that it is early release tomorrow, 10/6!  Also, it is Spelling Test 5!


No Parent Orientation for Mrs. Rodriguez or Ms. Lawrence tonight -- ours was last week.  Spelling Test 4 tomorrow.  

Writer's Notebook

Please bring the decorated Writer's Notebook back to school by Monday, 9/11.  Thanks!!!

Brown-Bag it!

Reminder:  Please have your student bring their Brown-Bag filled with their 3 show & tell items by Thursday or Friday.  We will have fun sharing with one another and getting to know each other better!  Thanks!!!