March 9

March is Reading Month!

Hello 3rd grade families!

Mrs. Reynolds here to give you a quick update on our learning in Mrs. Houtstra’s room. This will be the third week I spend with your children and am thoroughly enjoying getting to know each of them. What a great group of kiddos!!

March is Reading Month:

As you may know, March is Reading Month, and here at Georgetown, we are pulling out the stops for a Wild West rodeo of reading. You may have noticed your children didn’t bring home their typical reading log this month; instead, they have a March is Reading Month calendar. Completing a weekly reading goal of 100 minutes per week will gain your student one entry to our book giveaway raffle.

Additionally, we have been challenged to decorate our door in keeping with GES’ Wild West theme. The students have put quite a bit of thought into our door design and have been working in teams to complete their vision prior to Friday’s panel of judges. 😉 We are still putting the finishing touches on the door, so stay tuned!

Finally, students are welcome to participate in our reading Spirit Days to the extent they desire.

  • Friday, March 12:  Dress like a cowboy/cowgirl; flannel/plaid
  • Wednesday, March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day – Wear green!
  • Friday, March 19:  Wild about Words – wear a shirt with words on it
  • Friday, March 26:  Hoedown – Wear jeans, belt, and boots!
  • Thursday, April 1:  Wear PJs for comfy reading!

Math Update:

We have wrapped up our unit on measurement, time, and graphing and will spend the remainder of this week reviewing prior to our end-of-unit assessment. We will complete a review packet that your child will bring home to use as preparation for the test. Reviewing time with your child and having them explain their work on the review material will be very helpful for them as working with time can be a tricky concept. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have regarding the unit test (of course, feel free to contact me at any time regarding your child).


A reminder that Mrs. Houtstra’s conferences will be next week Monday and Wednesday, 3/15 and 3/17.

I hope you all are able to get out and enjoy this fabulous weather – what a treat after winter in Michigan! (The students have been eagerly asking when they can shed their coats at recess – and celebrated that they could yesterday and today!)

Posted March 9, 2021 by Karman Houtstra in category Uncategorized

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