Keep practicing your math facts!       
Keep practicing your math facts!
Mrs. Prebish's class page
3rd grade Math and Science
Office: 936-709-1600
Fax: 936-709-1699

Welcome to Third Grade!

I am enjoying getting to know your child this year!

I teach Math and Science and switch with Mrs. Sunseri, who teaches Language Arts and Social Studies. Your student will spend about equal amounts of time with both teachers.

This week we will be continuing to work on Area and Perimeter, as well as taking a Math Benchmark. The purpose of the benchmark is to evaluate current progress and to determine any areas that are weak so that we are able to address the weaknesses before the end of the year. The more we can make sure that all concepts are solid, the better start the children will have in fourth grade.

In addition to the math, we are finishing up our current unit in science. Your child should have a page of notes taken from their science book, as well as their science book. These two items will serve as the study guide for the test. If your child's notes are difficult to understand, I will also be sending home a copy of my notes with your child tomorrow. Please make sure that your child brings their science book back to school every day.

This week:
Monday: Countdown to STAAR 4-4 due
Tuesday: Countdown to STAAR 4-5 and facts due; Library
        - Progress Reports go home
Wednesday: Countdown to STAAR 4-6 and facts due
Thursday: Countdown to STAAR 4-7 and facts due; choir concert
Friday: facts due and Facts test; wear orange

Monday, May 5: Math STAAR
Tuesday, May 6: Reading STAAR

Coming up week of May 15: paperback book exchange

P.S. Due to spring allergies, Mrs. Sunseri's class has run out of tissues. We could really use some donations of boxes of tissue!
As always, we can always use more treasure box items. Thank you so much!

We have a new online math program for your child called Think Through Math. This program takes your child through the entire third grade curriculum at their own pace. It adjusts instruction by accelerating or remediating based on your child's performance on tasks. It has a feature that allows the questions to be read aloud and/or explained out loud. This means that we need headphones! I will probably buy some headphones with my fund raiser money, but for now, I have very few headphones to go around. If you have any earbuds lying around the house that you can send to school with your child, it would give your child a headphone to use now. If you would like to login to this program, almost all your children have the login taped into their binder.   (If the login is not there, google "Think through math" and their login and password is the same as their chromebooks, with the addition of "con" at the beginning of their login -- i.e. conprebinor)

After-School Playground Reminders:
  • Students MUST have a parent or guardian with them on the playground after school hours at all times.
  • Parents cannot pick up students from the playground.
  • No reentry into the building, from the playground, after dismissal.
  • All playground rules apply after school; i.e. no climbing on soccer goals and nets, no climbing or hanging from basketball goals, no sitting on tether ball. No climbing fences.
Please help keep our students safe, and extend the life of our playground equipment.

Daily Schedule

Third Grade schedule.pdf

Third grade math: This year the big focus will be on developing a depth of understanding in using all four operations. We will be extending our skills in addition and subtraction problem solving, learning to solve multiplication and division problems, deepening our understanding of geometry concepts and data. We will be working on memorizing all facts as a tool to help us with problem solving. Third grade math may seem a little different if you have had a third grader before. The emphasis will be a lot more on developing a depth of understanding (why?, how?) and less on just getting the correct answer with rote procedure.

Please check the links at the bottom left to learn more about Math, Science

        contains videos, games and other ways to reinforce the content we are learning.

Wish List: We go through pencils very quickly and I will need more pencils as the year goes on. Since we have recess directly after lunch, we will need wet wipes for hands, not cleaning (i.e. baby wipes or hand sanitizing wipes). We also will need cheap rolls of scotch tape and extra tissues. If you see a good sale on copy paper, we could always use some more. We also appreciate any Treasure Chest items that you would be willing to donate. Any small toys, gadgets, jewelry, etc. are great for this. If you have playground type balls that you would like to donate to the grade level, the kids would be thrilled!! Watch this space for science needs! Thank you so much to all of you who have already sent some of these items!

Library Day is Tuesdays!
P.E. is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wear athletic shoes.

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