Supply List

Hello! Ready for a Learning Adventure in third grade 2017-2018? Here is the supply list for my class:

These items labeled with your name:

  • Large pencil pouch
  • Colored Pencils (10-12 ct)
  • Crayola Thin Tip Markers (10-12 ct)
  • 1 Spiral Notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Folder with pockets
  • 1″ 3-Ring Binder for your portfolio with 20 sheet protectors
  • 2 Thin Dry Erase Markers (Black works best and erases easiest)
  • Scissors (optional)

These items to be stored in a central location:

  • Container of Clorox wipes
  • 6 Glue Sticks
  • A box of tissues and a roll of paper towels

Donate these if you can:

  • Extra Sheet Protectors, Band-Aids, Eraser Caps, Elmer’s Glue, Sandwich sized Zip-Lock Baggies
  • Mr. G has requested 2 reams of white copy paper per student if you can
  • No. 2 Pencils and extra black thin tip dry erase markers

Thank you so much for your support in supplying these items.  It truly is so helpful.

Please look for the superintendent reading paper and bring that the first week of school. If you lost it write down 10 books you read over the summer on any paper and have your parents sign it.

Do a quick review of count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s and have a parent quiz you on the basic multiplication facts of 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.

See you all in school soon!

Summer Reading

How’s your summer reading going? I found this website called Summer Reads that has 7 nonfiction booklets perfect for kids going into 3rd grade that you can print out for free. They even have a page of questions to discuss/fill out at the end. The one on Moths looks really interesting. Go to Click here to go right there: Summer Reads.

You can include them on your list of books for the Superintendent Reading Award. I’ve been to the library several times this summer, too. I hope you keep reading!

Solar System Scope

Check out this cool interactive site that shows how the Solar System works.


You need a deck of cards (numbers 1-9) and 3 players. One person is the captain. He passes each of the other two soldiers a care and says, “Salute!” The players don’t look at their own card, but place it on their frehead so the other player can see it. Then the captain mentally calculates the sum of the numbers and says it out loud. The winner of the round is the one who can correctly guess the number they have on their forehead. The winner gets to keep the 2 cards. After winning 3 rounds, that soldier then becomes the captain.

Spelling City

Our attempt to play at in the computer lab was a success!  Search for my name, Melody Hardy, and select the week’s list and play!  Email me if you have questions.  :)

Monarch Caterpillar

I have met my new class and we made it through the first real week!  Hooray!  My class is full of personality and I totally love my class already!

We’ve been watching a monarch caterpillar and he seems to have doubled in size since Thursday!  I brought him home over the long weekend and suspect he will go into his chrysalis soon.  I am so excited over this little guy and hope he makes it (lamenting the two that died!).

Our First Friday Activity!

Today’s Friday Activity was so fun! I love playing Gaga Ball.  I am red in the face and even had to go back in the school for my inhaler!  All you need is a ball and an enclosed area. (We used the basketball court lines).  Roll the ball with your hands to touch other people’s feet and get them out.  But don’t roll the ball out of bounds or step over the line yourself! The kids also learned how to jump into a moving jump rope.  Hopefully these fun games will come to your mind when you feel bored at recess!

Supply List

Here are things you will need in my class this year, just in case you lost your list:

  • 1-inch 3-ring binder (for a portfolio)
  • Pencil pouch (zippered kind)
  • 10-12 ct. colored pencils
  • 4 glue sticks
  • Highlighter (any color)
  • 2 small dry erase markers
  • Large pink eraser
  • Extra pencils
  • Box of Kleenex
  • Roll of paper towels

Look for them now–there are some great sales!

New Pencil Sharpener

One thing that bugs me at school is when students can’t find a sharp pencil.

Toward the end of the year it seems my sharpeners always break and we are left with an infinite number of distractions trying to sharpen pencils.  So I just bought a new electric pencil sharpener for $62 and it has an 8-year warranty on it!  Wow!  My kids and I have been sharpening every pencil we can find in the house.  I just spotted a bag of colored pencils, but everyone is asleep and probably wouldn’t want to be disturbed by me playing with my new toy.  It really is awesome!

Harry Potter!

I’m rereading the last book of Harry Potter to get ready for the last and final movie and eating peas from my garden!  I hope you have found something good to read.