Tales of Everything Third Grade

Hello Everyone!!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!!

I’d like to thank all parents who have volunteered to help with our Halloween party on Tuesday.  We will begin our party right after lunch on Tuesday and go until it is our turn to take a walk through the TRUNK or TREAT parade.  Please read the guidelines about Halloween costumes to help as you plan your child’s outfit for the school day.  Also keep in mind that Tuesday is also a GYM day for us.

Halloween Celebration – This year, we will celebrate Halloween at school on Tuesday, October 31.  Pre-K through grade 8 students should come dressed for the entire day in your costumes, adhering to the guidelines listed below.

    • Costumes must be comfortable.
    • Leave all props at home: wands, gloves, brooms, whistles, plastic swords, light sabers, etc.
    • Masks and facial make-up are NOT allowed.
    • Wear comfortable shoes–gym shoes are preferred. We will still have gym class and recess.
    • Costumes must be school appropriate–NO violent or gory costumes; however, skeletons, witches, dracula, etc., are fine.
    • NO clown costumes are allowed.

Religion:  The class will continue talking about the fact that Jesus has power over life and death.  We will also be learning about the LAST JUDGEMENT at the end of the world.  The school will celebrate both All Souls and Saints Days this week as we attend 8:00 am Masses on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please note that we will NOT be going to Mass on Tuesday.  

Reading:  The students will continue learning how to use WHO,  WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN and HOW to enhance their comprehension of stories and passages they are reading.  Two stories that the students have been reading and using these words with are “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and “Zel the Gentle Donkey”.

Spelling:  Our words this week will have the LONG E sound spelled ee or ea.  

Math: During the week the students will be solving simple multiplication problems to uncover scary Halloween pictures.  They will also be working through three digit addition and subtraction problems to review carrying and borrowing strategies.  Next week we will begin another chapter on Multiplication.  Please continue using the flashcards at home.  Students will be responsible for completing Simple Solution Lessons 37 – 40 and will take a quiz on Friday.

Social Studies:  The class will complete their unit on Communities this week.  The students have been learning about these terms: natural resources, cultures, diversity, location and others.   They have also created posters about the five different places they live: town, state, country, continent, and planet to enhance their knowledge about the world around them.




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.