Tales of the Third Grade EVERYTHING

Hello Third Grade Families,

Our PBIS winner this week was Abigail MalhamBut remember that Students have MANY different opportunities in the classroom to earn PBIS tickets everyday.  Some of the ways are FULLY completing and turning in homework NEATLY and ON TIME.  Following ALL directions and NEATLY completing classwork assignments the same day.  Memorizing multiplication facts 0 to 12 (the students get 1 ticket for each set of facts memorized.)  There will be many more opportunities added through the year.

Next week the students will be emptying their desk on Wednesday the 21st so that our AMAZING maintenance crew can clean the classrooms.  This being said PLEASE send in an old backpack or reusable grocery bag that is big and strong enough to hold the weight of the things we keep in our desk.  If you are planning to leave before the 21st please be sure to send the backpack in earlier,  

As I mentioned in an email through DIRECTORY SPOT I opted to change my shoulder surgery date to the beginning of summer instead of doing it on December 19th.  There is so much excitement and fun on these days that I really did  not want to miss it all.  One tradition that I began in 3rd grade was to have a Christmas Movie and hot chocolate party on the Tuesday before break.  Look for more details this week.    

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fun things to remember for the coming week~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday December 12th:  Christmas Book Reports are Due and Presentations will begin today.  

Tuesday, December 13th:  Whole school will attend 9:30 Mass in observance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Book report presentations continue.

Wednesday, December 14thThird Grade will be in the Christmas Program at 7:00.  Please be sure to be in the Church by 6:45.  Please be sure that your child is dressed in their Christmas Best.  Mrs Prosen also asks that Christmas head gear be kept VERY simple (AKA… Nothing that sticks up and could possibly block the view of the child’s face behind them). Book report presentations continue.

Thursday, December 15th:  Book report presentations continue.

Friday, December 16th:  December Prayer recited and Book report presentations continue.  Library Books are due back today.  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here are some of the things we will be learning this week~~~~~~~~~~~~

Religion:  The school will attend 9:30 Mass instead of 8:00.  The class will learn about Our Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Reading:  Christmas Book Report Presentations.

Phonics:  We will be working with Christmas words that are either Nouns, Verbs or Adjectives to complete different phonics assignments.

SpellingOur Spelling words are also Christmas related.  The homework for the week will be sent home on Tuesday and Thursday please be sure that the assignments are returned the next day. 

Social Studies:  The students will be learning about Christmas’ around the world.  We will focus on Finland, Germany, Italy, Egypt, and Jamaica.  

Math: The class will continue to work on the concepts involved in Geometry as they strengthen their knowledge of finding the perimeter and area of shapes.  

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.