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Parents, Welcome back from Spring Break! I think we all enjoyed our time off to "Sharpen the Saw" a little. We were trucking along before the break and feeling ready and prepared for the Milestones- now we need to get back to that place after the break! We have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We are one more day away rom a well deserve break! I am very impressed with how hard each student has been working. In math, we talked about quadrilaterals this week. Who knew that shapes were so interesting and complex! In reading we took another Milestones practice test. If... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We have made it to the end of the THIRD quarter! I still cannot believe how fast this year is flying by!! Your children have been working so hard preparing for the GA Milestones (15 school days away!!!!!) We are working to cover everything from fractions, to time, to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, I hope your child has told you about the exciting things we have been up to this week!!! We came back on Monday from our break and worked on getting back in the groove. On Tuesday, our mentors from Lassiter High School (my sister's students) came to help us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, It's time for a break! Your child have worked so hard and earned this much needed break! Remember to "Sharpen the Saw"- ask your child what that means. In math, we practicing solving for an unknown factor by using the inverse operation. In reading, we read to identify a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, 4 1/2 week progress reports will be coming home on the 14th. I can not believe we are already this far along in the THIRD quarter! As a reminder, we are having a Valentine's card exchange. However, we will not be having a "party" to go with it. Picture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We are continuing on our great path as students and leaders. Awards for the second quarter are finally being sent home (sorry for the delay!) Also, a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Haylee for being the third grade Science Fair winner! She is awesome- all of our participants did a fantastic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We have made it through more than half of the year and have been learning for more than 100 days now! I continue to be so proud and impressed with each student in my class. At this point, we should be working towards having all of our multiplication facts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, After a rocky (or should I say icy) start to our new semester, we have finally gotten back into the routine. The snow days have put us behind just a bit, but your children have been working hard to catch up. Math has been fractions, fractions, fractions! In reading,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and are off to a great start with the New Year. I am looking forward to implementing some resolutions of more effective technology, group work, and extending our knowledge! We will start the third quarter with fractions, compare/contrasting texts, and writing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We are almost to the end of the second quarter! I can't believe this great year is just flying by! You all should be very proud of the hard work your children continue to put into their learning. We are all growing as students and leaders. This past week,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We have done a lot of work since coming back from break, and will continue to work hard up until the Winter Break. In math, we worked on word problems. We discussed using "reasonableness" when answering word problems- pausing to ask ourselves, "Does my answer make sense with the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break! I know I enjoyed sleeping in a little later and spending time with family. Now that we are back, we went right back into our routines and procedures. We are focusing on becoming more fluent with our math facts. If we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, This past week in Mrs. Gaines' Galaxy has been busy, busy, busy! We have managed to have a lot of fun, however. Last week, we had a visit from Paul Revere. It was nice to gain some knowledge about him before we discuss him further next week. We also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, Your children have been working very hard in Mrs. Gaines' Galaxy! Now that conferences are over, we are all working towards new goals that will help us be successful. I can tell some students have been really beginning with the end in mind already! With Halloween coming up, we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, Thank you so much for attending your child's conference this week! I think your child enjoyed leading our discussion, celebrating their achievements, and thinking about goals to set for next quarter. It was great to see you all again as well. I hope that you feel comfortable in your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We are very excited to have our student-led parent-teacher conferences next week! A reminder of your time is being sent home with your child tomorrow. We look forward to discussing your child's learning, growth, and potential. I am also excited to announce a sign-up for copy volunteers! I would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We have made it to the end of the first quarter of third grade! It's hard to believe that we've already been in school for 9 weeks, and the rest of the year is sure to fly by just the same! As the quarter ends today, we have done... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, Your children worked so hard on the CogAT and IOWA test. They should be very proud of themselves for the hard work and focus that they put into each section for 7 school days! For the next two days before break, we will finish finding unknown factors in multiplication... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, First of all, thank you so much for all of the kind birthday wishes, treats, and gifts! I loved getting so many thoughtful things from you all! We are making our way through multiplication and division. We will be starting our multiplication fluency quizzes very soon! Progress reports went... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We are moving right along with third grade! We have been working very hard to become better students and leaders. This week, we focused on recounting stories, multiplication (yay!) and the Ancient Greek Olympics. Next week, we will look at character traits, more multiplication, and democracy. We will have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, It's hard to believe that we are half way through the first quarter! We have been working so hard! In reading, we were asking and answering questions about our independent reading books- making sure to ask "thick" questions before we read, while we read, and after we read. In... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Parents, We have a few changes to our daily routine! I have decided that since papers will go home every Thursday, that it would make sense to only send home "Daily Folders" on Thursday's. They can now be referred to as "Thursday Folders". Lately, your child has been bringing an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Hello again! It was so nice to see so many parents at Open House last night. However, I understand if you were not able to make it. I tried to send an email with the PowerPoint of information that I shared to those that were not able to attend. Please... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy
Hello Parents! We have made it to the end of our first week together in Third Grade! I am still waiting for it to be scientifically proven that the first (and last) week of school are actually two times longer than any other normal week. But that is okay though,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Mrs. Gaines's Galaxy