Tales of the Third Grade EVERYTHING

Hello Third Grade Families,

Thanks to everyone who sent in items for our classroom Valentine Party.  The students had a great time.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fun things to remember ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, February 20th:  No School in honor of President’s Day ~ Enjoy the long weekend!!   

Tuesday, February 21st  8:00 am Mass.  Enjoy the D4D – Aurelios in La Grange.  

Wednesday, February 22nd:   Ash Wednesday ~ join us for Mass   

Thursday, February 23rd:  2:30 Stations of the Cross ~ Please join us every Thursday Afternoon during Lent if your schedule allows.  

Friday, February 24th:  Please join us for the 8th Grade presentation of the “Living Stations”  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What we are doing in class this week ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Religion:   Wednesday February 22nd the students will attend Mass to begin the season of Lent.  We will attend Stations of the Cross each Thursday afternoon through the journey to Easter.  Our class will present the Stations on March 23rd.  Station assignments will be given out soon.  Stations DO NOT need to be memorized.

Science:  The students will be learning about the different jobs that involve science.

Math:  We will be reviewing the strategies and concepts learned in chapter 5 and take the test on Wednesday of this week.

 Spelling:   The students will work with the R – Controlled vowel sound of ur spelled ore, or, ar and oar.  Spelling test will be given on Thursday February 16th due to the shortened week.  Next week’s spelling words will be given to the students on Thursday as well.

Phonics:   This week the students will learn how to make singular words that end in s, es, f and fe plural by adding the suffixes -s and -es.

Reading:   The class will finish reading the story “Athabascans”.  As they read this story the students will hear about how people in this rural Alaska live.  This week students will work with a partner to reread sections of the “Athabascans” and answer specific questions with text from the story.

Social Studies:  Thank you for helping your child choose a President mobiles are due ON or BEFORE Tuesday February 28th.  Please let me know if you need any supplies for the project.  The students have been reading books about their President using the EPIC website.

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.