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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Welcome to Third Grade at FPE and
Mrs. Hubbard’s Headlines

You should have received your welcome letter and information from the office outlining the upcoming school year! Welcome to third grade and my classroom, soon to be OUR classroom. 

You may wish to mark August 22nd on your calendar. On this date, F.P.E. will have an open house from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Stop by during to ask any questions you have before the year begins and drop off any supplies you have purchased from the supply list. I look forward to seeing you! 
Contact: Phone  749-4611 or Email  hubbarb@olivetschools.org 

A Little Bit about Me
This will be my 17th year teaching and my third year as a third-grade teacher. I have previously taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
I have two children, Elliot and Janie. My family and I love camping and going on mini-adventures during the summer.
I participate in several conferences and blogs as well as network with other teachers on a global scale regularly. Because of this, I often share experiences, students’ work, photos and videos of my classroom. 
You should have received a student release form with your welcome letter information. You can fill out and bring this form to the open house or on the first day of school. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Please take a look at all the links and information provided on this website. Homework expectations, as well as snack information, and special dates have a tab of explanation. Click around and explore to get familiar. Information is updated as needed and newsletter style posts are typically bi-weekly with extra information and notes occasionally. 

Mrs. Hubbard’s Supply List
All children will benefit from the following items labeled with their name when the school year begins.
     1” Binder (Any Style, used for writing)
     1 Three Hole Punched Pencil Pouch (toolkit for the writing binder)
     2  Composition Notebooks (Writer’s Notebook and Reading Response Journal)
     1 Graph Ruled Composition Notebook (Math Notebook)
     1 Plastic or Metal Pencil Box—Regular Size (not a pouch)
(If you are unable to purchase the items above please call the office and we will assist you).
Items below are not required, but if you are able to supply the class with some of the following it is appreciated. Students may also wish to have some personal items to keep in their desk.
I have these options listed in blue. Thank you.
        White Printer Paper (Xerox Paper)
        1 Box of Kleenex
        Packs of Wide Ruled Paper
        Sticky Notes (any color)
        Dry Erase Markers
        Black or Color Pens
        Watercolor Paint Sets
        Box of Crayons (24 Count)
        Markers or Colored Pencils
        Glue Sticks
        1 Pair of school scissors
 (If purchasing personal writing/drawing supplies, label with child’s name.)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Experimenting with Volume!

I challenged students to experiment with measuring volume over the weekend. Here are the directions.

Find a container.
Measure its capacity using the following units: cups, quarts, pints or gallons
Depending on the size of the container, if a different unit of measurement is necessary, please try it out! This will create great conversation on Monday.

When the capacity is determined, the students are to draw/label, take a photo, create a video, or bring in (if small) the container to share their findings. If a student creates a video it can be shared with me using email or the child can bring in a device with the video.

Here is a visual to help your child as they choose a container and a unit of measurement for the experiment.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sheepshank Sam!

Thank you to all who chaperoned and enjoyed the beautiful day with us!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Home Stretch!

JUNE is Around the Corner!
We are in the final weeks of the school year! Hopefully, you noticed your child brought home their yearbook on Friday.

We are finished with NWEA and MStep testing for the year. The students did a nice job of showing respect to each other during our testing sessions and worked quietly.

We will be leaving shortly after the start of school on Wednesday to visit the Lansing Symphony. Please have your child to school on time every day, but especially Wednesday!

Sheepshank notes came home a little over a week ago. I received several back from parents interested in helping. I will send a confirmation note this week with instructions! Thanks to those who were able to volunteer or donate snacks!

One of the projects we completed at the end of our poetry unit and to add a little fun during the testing season was our If I Were...poems. Take a look and have a great week!

Class Collaborative Poem

A few featured poets!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Ending a Great Week!

Give your child a pat on the back. I saw a lot of mature and serious students this week who worked hard and were very respectful to their peers. Students were quiet and really seemed to do their best work. It's difficult to know how the students did but if I could give them a grade on behavior this week it would be A+++!

You will be receiving an email from the school on Monday to view your child's mid-trimester progress report. Keep an eye out for this information. Here is the link for Skyward access(click here) once Monday rolls around.

Kidblog Update:

I realized this week that I did not have "commenting" open to the public. I recently adjusted the settings. All comments still await my approval but if you would like to comment on your child's blog you are now able to do so. Please let me know if you have any questions.   hubbarb@olivetschools.org

Click below to visit your child's blog:


Pencil Sale

The third graders will be holding a small fundraiser the week of May 15th. I could use a parent helper on May 15th and May 19th from around 8:10-8:40 to help a small group of students sell pencils/erasers.


On June 1st the class will be heading out to Old Indian Creek Farm for a demonstration and activity day with Sheepshank Sam! This has been a ten year tradition in third grade and students always look forward to lumberjack day! If you would like to volunteer as a chaperone please let me know. More information, including departure/return times, will be coming soon.

On May 24th the class is going to the symphony in Lansing to listen and participate with the musicians. This will only be a half day trip. Students will return in time for lunch back at FPE. We do not need chaperones for this trip.

Other News...

The students worked on a small poetry project this week when we had some downtime between testing sessions. They did a great job! Come check out our display near our classroom.

Last week we talked about setting up and designing a special writing spot for the summer. I encouraged students to try and create a special space. If your child does this over the weekend, take his/her picture in the spot and send it to me!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chalkabration: April 2017

It was windy but we didn't let that get us down! The kids wrote some amazing poems. 

Check out the kids, the chalk, and the words! There are all different forms, styles, topics, and original ideas within each poem. Enjoy!


is fun
all the time
wait until you're done
it all will be so fun

Chalk is Wonderful

Chalk is wonderful
the way it is.
Chalk is made with so many colors.
Red, yellow green, cerulean, scarlet, indigo,
green, white, red orange,
violet red, orange, dandelion,
blue green, yellow orange.
Chalk is wonderful. 

Rippling through the water
fish jump
up and down
frog saying ribbit, ribbit,
bubbles, pop!


The sun is setting
really pretty
pink, orange, and yellow
in the sky.
I love to see all the color in the sky.
When I see all the color I feel bright inside. 

                 careful for people
           hard as a rock
                        Anthony is my friend

When I look in you,
I see Happiness
I see Joy
I see Smartness
I see Bravery.

When I look in you,
I see Speed
I see Wildness
 I see a Story
I see Love

I see Poetry!

The sky is
blue and so
are you.


One icecream cone
an hour later
2 cupcakes
2 hours later
candy and when it is dinner time
I'm all sugared up!!

Woo Hoo!!!! 

           Rum a rum yum
     Apple flavor


When I
was walking
some stairs I
saw a 
staring at me
her finger nails
were long
she was tall
and had 
some curly hair.

What Do You See?

What do you see?
Please tell me
Could you see:

A person
with a
halo above,
A nerd,
A verb,

Please tell me
What do you see?

"I see

Tell Me

Tell me I'm funny.
Tell me I'm cute.
Tell me I'm awesome.
Tell me I'm sweet.
Tell me I'm strong.
Tell me I'm talented.
Tell me I'm beautiful.
Tell me I'm perfect
but tell me I'm the best. 


are camouflage
they can change 
into any color. 

Clearwater, shining sun
waterfall, cool, cold water
chill, bubble, pop, splashing

Hot as a fireball
on a summer day.
Cool as an ice breaker
on a winter morning.
Happy as laffy taffy
on a spring morning. 

               having a fun time
         life drawn out
                        kids drawing a new life

Tell Me

Tell me I'm strong.
Tell me I'm brave.
Tell me I'm smart.
Tell me I'm cute.
Tell me I'm talented, 
helpful and beautiful.
Tell me I'm loveable
but tell me the truth. 


A ford
is very
nice it has 
sweet wheels
driving nice 
down the road
seeing cars 
flying by
it has a 
V8 motor.

Tell Me

Tell me I'm kind.
Tell me I'm grand.
Tell me I'm fun
but tell me what you think of me. 


Gold, glitter,
Treasure hunt, rich
Jackpot and money!

                       Having fun drawing
                    Looking beautiful
            Kids drawing

            Over the top

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MSTEP Schedule

Image result for child taking a test clipart

Hi Families,

Next week we will begin the MStep, our state standardized test. Our main testing days are Tuesday-Thursday. The make-up days will fall within the following dates: May 5-May 12.

The test, though time-consuming, will be broken up into parts and we will give breaks when needed. This should not be a stressful situation for your child but it can be upsetting to children when they feel a lot of pressure. I will not be putting a lot of pressure on the students. I will encourage them to do their best, take their time, and answer questions with as much accuracy as they are able.
I would appreciate you doing the same. Give them a good breakfast and an extra hug next week. I will try giving them some extra recess and free time as needed to give their brains and eyes a break.

Please let me know if you have questions.
If your child is going to be absent, knowing in advance will help in the planning process. Please let me know as soon as you can. Also, keep in mind, if your child is ill, as much as I want them here for the main testing days, we have make-up days for this reason.

Thank you!