The week ahead…

Book Fair

The Book Fair’s hours are posted below:

Monday- 7:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday- 7:30am – 2:30pm (Family Night from 6:00pm – 8:00pm)
Wednesday- 7:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday- 7:30am – 2:30pm

Tellus Museum Field Trip

Our field trip is Thursday!

Units of Study

Reading- Lifting the level of conversation in non-fiction text, using structure to hold onto meaning.
Writing- We are continuing to use our research on our expert animals topic. We are working on editing and revising to publish by Friday.
Social Studies- Explorers  (Christopher Columbus)
Math- Multiplication using multiples of 10 (test Friday)

Have a great week!

A busy week ahead…

Units of Study…

Reading– Identifying key details in a text, and concentrating on key details vs. unimportant details in a nonfiction text.

Writing– Writing chapters using different structures, and using our information and research to help guide our writing.   Please send in 1-3 pages of printed research on the animal your child decided to write about by this Wednesday.


Math– We will continue our work with one step multiplication word problems.

A few reminders for this week:

  • The homework this week will include at least 20 minutes of nightly reading and 10 minutes Math Fact (multiplication) practice.  The form to follow is in your child’s homework folder.
  • If you haven’t returned your Tellus Museum permission form, please do so by Friday.  This field trip is Thursday, November 16th.
  • No school on Tuesday
  • Science Fair Thursday
  • Veteran’s Day Parade and breakfast on Friday
  • Fossils Test Friday!  (open notebook)

Have a great week!


October 30-November 3

Happy Monday!

Units of Study….

Reading- Reading for Significance…we monitor our comprehension as we read. We will also be working on setting clear non-fiction reading goals.

Writing- Informational Writing Techniques and re-organizing our Table of Contents.  We will continue on our “expert topic” we researched in the media center.

Science- Fossils (see below for details)

Math- We be working on multiplication and division word problems.  The assessment will be Friday.

We have a FUN and busy week ahead….

  • This Tuesday, October 31st we will have our Halloween Centers in class! Our room mom’s have spent a lot of time planning our centers and organizing everything. Thank you to everyone signing up to bring in items for the centers!
  • A permission form and payment envelope went home for our field trip to Tellus Museum! This field trip is a third grade favorite, that supports our studies on rock and minerals and fossils! Please send form and payment in by Friday.  Thank you!
  • Our Foundation renewed our IXL!!  See the IXL login info below.  Please try to spend at least 30 min, 3 times a week on this site.

IXL Login:

East Side has its own IXL page, you can get to it using the IXL graphic in our quick links menu of our school webpage.  The username is the student number and the password is 3850 for all students.  (If you are using the app, you must use the student number followed by @eses, then the password.) You will need to click on “Third Grade Skills”. Please consider bookmarking this page on your computer!

  • Open Notebook Fossils assessment on Friday.  We will be doing some hands on fossil models in class using modeling clay and “dino bones.”  Can’t wait!!!


Clipboards needed

We do so much carpet and partner work in our classroom this year!   In order to help facilitate this we need  clipboards!  If anyone would like to go to Amazon and order a class set or donate Amazon gift cards to purchase these that would be amazing.  Please email “remind” me if interested in helping our class.  THANK YOU!

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day Breakfast & Program

We are very excited about our upcoming annual Veteran’s Day breakfast and celebration.  This year, Veteran’s Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th.   The breakfast and program will be from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast & Photos
7:50 – 8:00 Welcome by Ms. Mavity, Principal
8:00 – 8:03 Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
8:03 – 8:10 Video
8:10 – 8:25 March of Honor
8:25 – 8:30 Kindergarteners sing and closing by Ms. Mavity

This is one of our favorite events of the year.  If you have family members who have served in the military or you have served, please join us for this wonderful program so that we can celebrate you.

Please complete the RSVP form below and return back no later than Tuesday, October 31st.

Veteran’s Day RSVP Form

October 23-27

News for the week….

Calling all Future Scientists to East Side
Elementary’s Annual Science Fair!

All students are encouraged to participate in this fun event on Nov. 9, showcasing their love for all things science. Hundreds of East Side students have participated in this annual event in the past. Please visit to register for the Science Fair and to read the guidelines and other information. For questions, please contact Smitha Barki at [email protected].

This week is Red Ribbon Week!  Please encourage your child to celebrate making good choices, anti-bullying, and being drug free by dressing up each day!

  • Monday- School Spirit (wear your favorite school shirt)
  • Tuesday- Peace Out to Bullies (wear peace signs or tye-dye clothes)
  • Wednesday- Team Up Against Bullying (wear your favorite team shirt)
  • Thursday- Use your head (crazy hair/crazy hat)
  • Friday- Promote good character (dress up as your favorite superhero)

Upcoming Units for the Week:

Reading- We will continue our non-fiction unit by working on “grasping the main idea in a non-fiction text” and teaching others about our nonfiction topics.

Writing-  We will continue our nonfiction “expert” topics, and will learn different writing strategies to use for nonfiction writing (pros and cons, comparing and contrasting, boxes and bullets, etc).  Our first draft is completed and we will begin publishing.  Last week we researched a new topic at the Media Center.  We will begin writing on that topic Thursday!

Science- We are continuing our unit on Erosion and Weathering.  A packet was sent home on Friday detailing a STEM experiment due on October 30.

Math- We are learning  the commutative property, associative property, and the distributive property of multiplication.




We are so fortunate here at East Side and have more than enough supplies for our STEM projects. We want the students at Brumby Elementary to experience STEM without limitations. This month each grade level team will be in charge of collecting specific items for Brumby’s STEM. Please send in the following items through October 31st! Thank you in advance for your support!!!

Items 3rd grade is collecting are: various sizes of metal washers, bobby pins, boxes (bar soap, toothpaste, baking soda), lifesavers candies. If you can donate any of these items, please bring them in between now and October 31st. We can’t wait to deliver these items to Brumby!

Thanks again for your support in this project!

It’s Conference Week!

I am so excited about meeting with each of you to discuss this first 9 weeks!  If you have a question about your time then please just email me.  Each conference is only 20 minutes and moves fast so please be on time.  Thank you!

This week in our classroom we will begin  NON-fiction text.  We will be revving up our minds and exploring the text features of non-fiction text by looking at the table of contents, index, glossary, title page, sub-topics, and headings. The students will visit the library to check out 2 non-fiction books. Please ensure that they are reading BOTH non-fiction and FICTION at home.  Our students still need  to practice their reading strategies while reading fiction chapter books.

We will also begin informational writing.  Our expert topics will be discovered!

In math we will review the division strategies and assess on Friday. We will review rivers and mountains and start EROSION this week!  Be on the look-out for a packet explaining an at home assignment coming soon.

See you soon!

October 9-13

We will complete our final narrative writing pieces this week!   In Math, we will continue to work on multiplication (check up on Tuesday) and begin division strategies. In  Social Studies, we will continue our Mountains and Rivers Unit and have an open notes check-up this week.

A few reminders:

Please check our Shutterfly site for new volunteer opportunities

Thank you all for signing up for Conference Week (Oct. 16th-20th)! I look forward to seeing you and talking with you at your conference time!

Wednesday (October 11) Walk to School Day

Thursday (October 12th) Early Release

Friday (October 13)  Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Have a great week!

Happy October!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Fall Break!

This week there will be multiplication homework for the first time!  It’s important when working with your children at home that they understand “groups of”. For example, 2 groups of 4= 8.  Two groups with 4 items in each gives us 8 items total.  We will also publish our writing pieces and continue working on our reading strategies! We will hopefully wrap up Stone Fox this week. 🙂

Here’s what’s going on at ESE this week:

Tickets Now On Sale for Fall Festival

Fall Festival wristbands and tickets are on sale on the PTA website. The annual PTA event features carnival rides, bounce houses, food and games in the bus lanes at East Side. Please visit the PTA’s Fall Festival page to place your order and for additional information.

East Side Elementary Foundation’s
Capital Campaign

The East Side Elementary Foundation’s Capital Campaign is in full swing. The Foundation funds so many great things at our school, like Science Lab, training for teachers, classroom materials and books and much more. The Foundation is requesting a minimum $75 tax-deductible donation per student, which directly funds these programs. All donations are online this year, so please visit the Foundation’s homepage at to donate today! If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Wilkinson at [email protected].

Sign-Up Genius for Conference Week (October 16-20)

On Monday I sent out a Remind message and an email with a link for sign-up.  Please do this ASAP as the sign-up send on October 6.  Thank you!