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News From Room 111

News From Room 111

Dates to Remember

Monday:  Spanish and Gym  Vision and Screening today

Tuesday:  Art  D4D at Culvers in Lyons

Wednesday:  Gym  Pick up the auction items that you purchased

Thursday:  TLC

Friday:  Spanish.  Miss Delgado’s last day is today.

We’ll be working on these skills this week

Religion:  This week we will take a closer look at the “Our Father” and the meaning behind the words.  The students will also look at prayers that fit into the five different types of prayers that we use in our faith: Thanksgivng, petition, intercession, praise and blessing.

Reading:  Our reading series has us reading an Indian legend called “Knots on a Counting Rope.”  The story is about a small boy and his grandfather and how the boy got his name.  This Monday the students will be asked to find out how they got their name.  Please sit with your child and share the way that their names were chosen for them and help them write down the information on the sheet that a will be provided.  This sheet will be due back at school on Thursday April 29th.

Grammar:  The students will be reviewing the strategies for putting words in ABC order as they learn how to use guide words in a dictionary.  We will also review synonyms, homonyms, antonyms and homographs.  The students will review more grammar skills this week as they complete Grammar Simple Solution Lessons 125 to 128 and take a quiz on Friday, April 30th.

Spelling:  Our spelling words for the week will have us reviewing the rules for adding -ing and -ed to words that end with a consonant.  The students will take both the list and standardized test on Friday, April 30th.

Math:  The students will take the Chapter 8 test on Fractions Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Our next chapter will have the students learning to tell time using both an analog (face) and digital clock as well as other concepts.  The students will take their weekly Math SS Quiz on Friday using the SS website.

Science:  It has been a long standing tradition in third grade to hatch baby chicks in person.  However, due to COVID we have been unable to do this experience in the classroom.  Last year the third graders did all the activities that were part of the hatching experience.  These experiences were a big hit with the students so I have started them this year.  Last week, the students watched a video explaining how to set up the incubator.  As a class we talked about the different parts of an egg and then located these parts on an actual egg.  This week the class will learning about the stages of development an egg goes through in the incubator.

 

About the author

My name is Lisa Gearen. I started teaching at St. Cletus in 2003. I taught first grade for 14 years and now teach 3rd. I have a bachelors degree in Communication and a Masters in Elementary Education. I received both degrees from Concordia University. I also have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education as well as being a Certified Catechist.