Welcome Letter

Have a general question about Room 20? Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see some Frequently Asked Questions!


Here is a link to my blog's first post. It will let you know what you are able to find on my site and how to contact me.

Here's a link to our Google Classroom!
Use your Skyward username + @tricreek.k12.in.us and Skyward password to log in!
Our CLASS CODE is jqto2p

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Empty Bowls

 Empty Bowls is a hunger awareness dinner that will take place on Dec. 11 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. There will be 2 dinner seating times: 5:15or 6:00. Students in allgrades will be creatingsomething for the event, ranging from clay bowls to placemats, to table decorations.

The dinner will include a simple meal of chicken noodle/potato/vegetable soup and bread. Tickets must be purchased in advance beginning November 17 through December 8. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family of 5. All proceeds will be donated to a local food pantry.

Three Creeks students and their families are invited to come. Each family who attends will be able to take home one of the handmade bowls as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our world. There will be family art activities and music performances during the evening as well.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Here is a game to work on perimeter.

This is a tricky topic for our third graders!

Perimeter Games

Friday, November 21, 2014

Halloween Party Pictures

We were lucky enough to have Ms. Frampton come set up a photo booth at our Halloween Party this year!

See the pictures here!

Halloween Party Pictures

Thanks again Ms. Frampton! The kids LOVED it!

Animal Research Paper

Here are some sites that your child can use to research their animal for our upcoming research project:

Grolier Encyclopedia

National Geographic

A-Z Animals

Soft Schools

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Measurement Game

Here's a game to help with measuring to the nearest 1/2 and 1/4 inch.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taltree Arboretum

We had a GORGEOUS (but a little chilly!) day at Taltree today! The colors were beautiful. This was my third year going and I have to say, best yet. 
I really think the kids loved it too!!! We learned alot from our super wonderful tour guide, Bill.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

AWESOME Spelling Practice Site!

I just created a Quizlet page for the kids to practice spelling words on:


If they open this link, they will see a list of spelling lists by week.  The number week we are on is on the top right corner of the spelling list. For example, next week we will be on list 3.

They can click on that list and then click the "race" icon at the top of the page.  They will have to type the word on the screen as fast as they can without error.

We are going to try this next week! I think the kids are going to love it. So much more fun than writing words 3 times each, don't you think?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Math Worksheets

In your child's folder tonight you will find two math sheets stapled together.

I have to admit, I played a little trick on the kids today.

Both math sheets are over multi digit addition.
The top sheet has the problems already written out vertically, with nice big spaces and on graph paper.
The second sheet, the students needed to copy the problem down themselves and were responsible for copying correctly and lining up the digits correctly.

The problems on both sheets were exactly the same.

Almost every single student found that he or she did better on that top sheet because the numbers were already there and properly lined up.

 ISTEP and other state tests this year are all computerized.  Students will always have to copy from their screen to paper. It is so important that they really take their time with these problems! We found that their errors were not with the addition part....it was the organization part.

Just a little experiment this morning and hopefully a lesson learned!

Friday, September 19, 2014

In Your Child's Folder...

LOTS of important papers in your child's folder today!

Progress reports went home this afternoon. Since I have only known your child a few days, this quarter is very general. Please contact me with further questions.

Reading Log - A new reading log went home today. It will be due next Friday.

Spelling - Information about our spelling curriculum went home on a blue sheet. Attached is your child's pre-test and their word list for next week.

Have a super weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Day Back!

Whew! I did it!
It was so nice getting to meet all of my wonderful students today.

I think we had a good day. There will be alot of changing and adjusting going on....but I think after a few days we will have it all together.

Homework will ALWAYS be posted on the left column of this page. Please check it nightly.

This week, I think we will spend the time just getting used to each other and learning my rules and expectations. We are also going to get to know the MacBooks. We will be taking our STAR test on Thursday.

Somethings that I am trying to really reinforce are:
Behavior color. Your student absolutely WILL have their behavior color in their assignment book. I will also write down what color they ended their day on. So, if your student is forgetting, let me know ASAP and I can get them on track.
Bathroom Breaks/Nurse Passes - We talked today about taking advantage of these things today. Bathrooms are used during bathroom breaks and emergencies only. Nurse passes will only be used if a student is experiencing one of the 3 B's: Barfing, Bleeding or Broken.

Well, I am EXHAUSTED! Ready to do it all over again tomorrow!
Have a great night :-)
Email me with any questions.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Hello Students and Parents!

My name is Mrs. Luce. I have been teaching 3rd Grade at Three Creeks since 2012. I absolutely love my job!
I live with my husband, our daughter Eversyn (born June 2014) and our crazy chocolate lab, Lainey.

The purpose of this blog is for parents and students to keep up with all that is going on here at school.  I update it regularly and it is almost vital that you check it out at least on a weekly basis.

Some things this blog will always have:
Tonight's Homework updated on the left hand side of the page.
Upcoming events at Three Creeks.
Websites that we use in class that are great practice for home!
Updates about what's going on in class.
and more!

I am new to this blogging thing...so if you have suggestions for our site, please let me know!

I am always, always reachable by email...please use that as a means of contacting me.

Welcome to Room 20!

Mrs. Luce