Door Decorating–Volunteers Needed!

It’s the 80’s Dance Door Decorating Contest!!!! We need a team of parent volunteers to design a door for the school dance. The theme is 80’s candy!! Please be creative and unique!! You can start decorating as soon as you would like!! Deadline- March 16th(80’s) March 1(March Madness)! Please coordinate with your team of helpers!  As you know, we are also participating in a March Madness Test Prep Course where we will each pick a team to represent! One side of the door will be our team, and the other our 80’s dance! Please consider volunteering!!


Week of February 12

I hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying the warmer temps.   Winter Break is just around the corner!

Remember…Valentine’s Day exchange is WEDNESDAY at 1:30.  The class list went home last week.


Upcoming Units of Study for the week ahead:

Reading Workshop: This week we will finish Because of Winn-Dixie and end our second bend.  BOWD quiz for comprehension on Thursday and CELEBRATION with movie and a snack Friday!  We are so EXCITED!

Writing Workshop: This week our focus will be on choosing words that sound right and evoke emotion with our persuasive writing.

Science:  We will begin our new unit on Pollution.

Math: We will continue with measuring with our rulers to the nearest 1/4, 1/2, and inch, then plotting the information on a line plot.  Test Friday.

February 5-9

This week we formed our book clubs in Reading!  The students are so excited!  The purpose of the club is to work with our peers on a book of interest to further our conversation about the characters in our book.  It is a very special time in our class.  Please ask your children about their clubs!


Reading Workshop: We will focus on secondary characters and the role they play in stories.

Writing Workshop: In writing we will be providing clear examples to support our opinion writing.

Social Studies:  Continue our study of the 13 Colonies.  Open notebook test on Thursday.

Math: We will begin our unit on measurement but first will look at data and how to plot it.


Students are encouraged to dress “fancy.” We want the author of the Fancy Nancy books to feel right at home here!  Have a great day!


We will be celebrating National School Counselor Week (February 12th – 16th), by having counselor-themed dress up days.  Our national theme for this year is “School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars.”  The days/themes are as follows:


Monday (12th) Dress like your favorite movie star

Tuesday (13th) Dress like your favorite super career attire

Wednesday (14th) Dress in your favorite super color

Thursday (15th) Dress in your favorite super sports attire

Friday (16th) Wear your favorite super star ES eagle t-shirt/class shirt


Thank you so much for all of your support!

The week ahead…

Upcoming Units of Study for the week ahead:

Reading Workshop:  We continue to use Because of Winn-Dixie as our anchor text. Students will learn about plotting a story.

Writing Workshop: This week we will continue working on our persuasive speeches about something we see wrong in the world. They will work to provide examples to support their reasons.

Social Studies:  We will begin our study of the factors that shaped British Colonial America.

Math: This week in Math we will be placing and recognizing fractions on a number line and comparing fractions using models and manipulatives. TEST FRIDAY!

Please remember your child’s Georgia Regions Diorama project is due THURSDAY!


Bestselling author, Jane O’Connor is coming to East Side Elementary! Jane will make a presentation to the third grade team on Thursday, February 8th! If you would like to purchase a book to be autographed to your child, please contact: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., #138, Woodstock, GA 30188; 770-516-9989, . Fox Tale Book Shoppe will be adding a link to their website this weekend for East Side students to purchase their books through their website!

At this time, East Side cannot accept cash sales for her books, and all books need to be purchased through FoxTale Book Shoppe, and the books will be brought to East Side on February 8th. If you purchase a book online, please let me know.





As a reminder, our Third Grade music performance is still on for Monday night at 6:00pm. Students should be in their classroom between 5:40-5:45pm. Students with speaking parts should bring their costumes to school Monday morning for our dress rehearsal. We will also perform Tuesday morning at 8:00am for the school, so please make sure students have their costumes then as well.  See you all soon!