Mrs. Combe's Third Grade Blog

Valley Elementary School

Third Grade Pie Day

Nov-16-2016 By Rhonda Combe

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, November 22 our third grade will be having “Pie Day” in the afternoon to celebrate Thanksgiving. The kids voted on their favorite pies. If you would be willing to donate an item, please let me know. I appreciate your support.
• Pumpkin Pie
• Apple Pie
• Chocolate Pie
• Key Lime Pie
• Whipped Cream
• Apple Cider
• 30 Napkins
• 30 Forks
• 30 Small Plates
• 30 Paper Cups
Mrs. Combe

Great Behavior Party

Oct-18-2016 By Rhonda Combe

Dear Parent,
We have earned a read-a-thon for our amazing behavior. On Wednesday, October 19th students may bring a pillow, blanket, and books. They may also bring a clear drink, healthy snack, and a treat. All their items should be able to fit into their backpack or a bag.

We are so proud of their outstanding behavior so far this year.

Third Grade Team

Calendar Items for September 12-16

Sep-9-2016 By Rhonda Combe

We have completed another week and are getting into the swing of things. Here are a couple of reminders for next week:

• Monday is library and PE.
• Tuesday is the last night for Fun Run pledges.
• Wednesday is the Boosterthon Fun Run. Please make sure that your child wears appropriate shoes and sunscreen.
• Friday is early-out schedule.

Please have your child continue with their reading at home and XtraMath practice. (Participation will go on their homework grade.) There are still quite a few students who are struggling with the basic addition and subtraction facts. Fact fluency is helpful when we start multiplication. If you do not have internet access at home, please let me know. I have some math practice that I can send home on Monday for those who cannot participate in online homework.

Grandparent Letters

Sep-6-2016 By Rhonda Combe

In school this week we will be learning about writing letters. We will be writing a letter to a grandparent in your family. Would you please send a stamped envelope addressed to a grandparent to school by Monday, September 12th.

Third Grade Teachers


Aug-29-2016 By Rhonda Combe

Dear Parent,
We are using a program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. Each student is invited to complete at least one session a day. Each student already has an account set up for them. Follow the instructions listed below:
• Go to
• Click on Sign In
• Click on Green Student Button
• Type in Teacher Email Address –
• Type in First Name
• Type in 4 digit pin that is attached to your letter

This is HOMEWORK and students will be given a grade on completing it. It is required five times a week. It only takes a few minutes so make it a part of your daily routine. Math facts are the building blocks of your child’s math education and your child will be well rewarded for the time they spend practicing on XtraMath.

If you have any questions, please contact me.
Mrs. Combe

Welcome Back!

Aug-26-2016 By Rhonda Combe

Welcome back to another fabulous school year! I am confident that we are going to have a marvelous time in third grade.

I have updated the spelling lists along with the dates of the spelling tests.

I have also attached a September Reading Chart, so let’s get reading!

Third Grade Supply List

Jul-23-2016 By Rhonda Combe

Third Grade Supply List

1 – 1” white binder with pockets and plastic sleeve on front
2 – large packages of #2 pencils
1 – 3-hole plastic zipper pouch to put in binder
2 – large pink erasers
3 – 3-hole 2-pocket plastic folders
1 – yellow highlighter
1 – 3 prong 2-pocket plastic folder
4 – fine point black dry erase markers
2 – 2-pocket folders
12 – glue sticks
1 – small pencil box
1 – sharpener with case for shavings
1 – box of crayons
1 – pair of child scissors
1 – large box of Kleenex
2 – Clorox wipes
1 – roll of paper towels