Tales of the Third Grade Everything

Hello Third Grade Families,

The theme for our THIRD GRADE FAMILY picture wall in May will be Mother’s Day.  Pictures should include your child and their mom.   Please send in pictures starting Monday May 1st.

Our PBIS winner this past Friday was Michael Delsino!  Congratulations Michael!

The class voted to do poems this month rather than doing a bookreport.   One of the requirements for the poems this month will be that EVERYONE have props and if possible a simple costume for their presentations.  The props can be as simple as a picture about the chosen poem.  Poems presentations will be on Thursday April 27th.  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Important Events this Week~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

Tuesday, April 25th:   Children should bring their recorders and music to school today and EVERY Tuesday.  Prayers will be recited today.  We will attend 8:00 am Mass.

Wednesday April 26th:  St. Cletus Feast Day.  Our Field trip to FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN is today.  Do NOT order HOT LUNCH for today.  Children should wear their Gym Uniforms today.  Please be sure to back a snack for your child to enjoy when we return to school after our Field trip.     PBIS assembly at 2:30 in the PC.    

Thursday, April 27th:  Poems will be presented today ~ be sure to include props, a simple costume and gestures.  Spelling test and all quizzes will be taken today.

Friday, April 28th:  Teacher Inservice ~ NO SCHOOL 

Saturday, April 29th:  St. Cletus Annual Auction 


Religion:  This week the class will finish reading about other countries and their beliefs in God.   

Math:  This week the class will learn to how to draw Quadrilateral shapes: Triangle, Rectangle, and Square as we count the numbers of sides and angles each shape has.  

Social Studies:  We will also will read about Natural resources and learn the meanings of these vocabulary words: Natural Resources, minerals, and fuel.

Reading:  Our Story this week is “Knots on a Counting Rope” a story of a young Native American boy learning about his tribe’s traditions from his Grandfather.  During the week the students will answer questions about each chapter using complete sentences directly from the reading.     

Phonics:  The students will review the sounds that these vowel digraphs aw, au, ea, ei, or oa make in words.  The students will see that dipthongs are two vowels blended together to make one sound in words.     

Spelling:  The spelling words this week are ones that need to have the final consonant doubled before adding -ed or -ing.  Words went home on Friday so that the students have enough time to study for the test that will be on Thursday this week instead of Friday due to the Teacher Inservice.   


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.