Third Grade


Target classes begin next week!

Our Target Open House is Monday, August 20 @7:30 beginning in the media center.

As in year’s past, we ask that you send in $15 for Target supplies. This does go into a community storage but each student has their own Target pouch that has their supplies inside that they use each Target day. Just send in the $15 in an envelope (white ones can be found near the safe) marked Target funds.

Additional funds may be required for field trips, books, etc. as determined by the unit we are studying.

We will be studying the River Unit this first semester and will be going on field trips once a month to monitor Rube’s Creek near McCleskey Middle School. We will need drivers and special permission for students to ride in private vehicles. A schedule and more information will come out soon.

Our Target day is Tuesday this week and I’m looking forward to a great year!






Great production day this past week. No one was fined for a mess, although it was a little close! Next week should be a full day.

Special thanks to Mr. Winn from Bank of America for coming in to talk to us about how the economy works! He’ll be back to make sure we are on target to make a good profit before our Market Day (date TBD)


Half day this week due to Milestone testing! We will still have a production day to get as many products made as we can! Bring materials if you need anything else.



Don’t forget to bring your materials for production!


Loving all the enthusiasm with our new Economics Unit! Loved hearing their product ideas this week! We are reading the book “Lemonade Wars” aloud while studying about entrepreneurship using Bizkids and other resources.

HW for this week is to bring in a prototype with a list of materials used and a timeframe of how long each one took to make. Students can purchase outside items but we are encouraging them to find and repurpose as much as possible. I have beads I’m bringing in to be repurposed. Please do not spend more than $10 on items for them to use. All materials will come to school so that they can assemble their products at school.

The unit provides activities for them to have to create a budget, make a business plan, buy a business license, rent vendor space, set their pricing, and calculate their profit. And yes, you will be invited in on our Economic Day so you can see them in action! More info on that at a later date!

Thank you for supporting us!


HW: Use your vocabulary to complete the 2 situations and start making a list of 3-5 things you could make to sell at a school market for 2nd grade. It must be handmade and constructed in class for the market.

We had some fun today working with the Ozobots and learning to code on the iPads with them. Our goal is to set up a game for younger grade levels to use the Ozobots with in the future.

In HOE we were introduced to a challenging HOE puzzle that had their brain burning!



Week of 1/22/2018

Can’t wait to see my third graders this week! Isn’t 2018 off to a crazy start?

We will be starting our Economy Unit this week. Students will start having a little bit of homework in regards to designing a product to sell. We will be going through the process of our economy works, how businesses get a business license, paying taxes, cost of goods, profits, and much more! We will become junior entrepreneurs! Students will design and build a product to be sold to a grade level at school with “Cougar cash”. They will design a business model for their product, build it, advertise it, sell it, and then analyze their success/failure.

We will be placing a $$ limit on what can be purchased in the way of materials from home. Look for more information in the next two weeks!

If you have any questions, please contact me @ [email protected]


Happy New Year!

Can’t wait to see my students! We will start back on Thursday, January 11th. Don’t forget your binder. We will welcome a few new students to Target and jump right back into water pollution – with a focus on research, water conservation, and types of pollution. Pre-Algebra will continue as we really dive into verbal problems with HOE.

Progress Reports come home on January 11th.

Links to use in class



Our last Rube’s Creek visit for 2017 is tomorrow. Bring a pair of clean socks just in case! 😉




I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October already! This year is flying by in Third Grade! We have our Noonday Water Treatment Field Trip on Thursday. We could use one more driver – it’s a fun (yet smelly) experience that you will never forget!

We’ve enjoyed two visits to Rube’s Creek this fall with some wonderful parent volunteers.



First I wanted to give a big Thank You for my birthday card and Target Gift Card! Very sweet – I believe Mrs. Perdue might’ve been behind that! Very thoughtful!

Second – we had a great first outing to Rube’s Creek. Thank you to our parents that were brave enough to come along on our firsts visit! Mrs. Mathur, Mrs. Perdue, Mrs. Freeman, and Mrs. Singh did an awesome job! We collected our data and no one fell in!

Third – Today we only had a 1/2 day but I had borrowed the Enviroscape from Cobb County Water and we learned about water sheds and Point Source Pollution and Non Point Source Pollution. They may be grilling you about what pollutants might be getting into our creeks and streams – sorry about that! Always good to get educated about the chemicals and pollutants we take for granted around the house and their affect on our ecosystem. I know I’ve learned a lot and have had to make a few changes!

Thanks for all you do! I’ll be in touch with our next group of volunteers to Rube’s Creek next week.



We had a fun filled day this week! We began by re-introducing Hands on Equations (HOE) for pre-algebra. The students will be self-paced with mini lessons from me and the ability to access videos. I will be there to facilitate and then test them when they are ready to move on. I love this model! We talked about Teamwork this week and read the book “Coasting Casey” which went along with our first Affective Lesson from Covey’s “Seven Habits …”. We jumped into learning about the experiments we will conduct at the creek this year by learning about pH and actually testing some different solutions.

Field Trips to the creek. We have had an unexpected change to the school schedule this year and it looks like we will be going to the creek in the afternoons versus the mornings which I know may impact some who wanted to assist. I have tentative dates planned but we may need to adjust. I’m still waiting to hear back from the water treatment plant to confirm that date.

Look for an email regarding more detailed information on our creek visits and what they entail.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me!

Hope you all will have the opportunity to see the eclipse! Be safe! Can’t wait to hear about their experiences whether they are at school with us or viewing somewhere special with family!


Hello Third Grade Parents:
Here are some dates that we hope to go to the creek. We are still working out specifics with McCleskey. I am hoping that we could leave at 8:05 and be at McCleskey at 8:15, conduct our creek experiments and be on our way back by 9:45. I think this will help us avoid the buses as McCleskey and get us back in time for lunch at 10:30. Here are the proposed dates:
8/31; 10/5; 11/2; and 12/7; I have contacted the water treatment plant coordinator and am hoping to hear back. I asked for 9/21 or 10/26.

Students had a homework assignment to design their piece of property any way they liked. There were to draw it from the perspective of being in an airplane. They should have a detailed paragraph written about their property.

Any questions? Please feel free to email me! [email protected]

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to welcome back my second graders as THIRD GRADERS! We have an exciting unit planned for this year! We will be studying the River Unit. This means we will need parent volunteers who have a love for science to come along and help us conduct science experiments on Rube’s Creek by McCleskey and turn that data into the county and the state to help monitor our water in Georgia. More information to come very soon with dates, etc.

We welcomed a new staff member and new teacher to Target this year. Jenni Eitenmiller has joined us to teach first, second, fourth, and fifth grade Target classes this year. Can’t wait to see everyone!. Be sure to join us for the Open House on Friday, August 11th at 7:30am in room #113.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!