Tales of the Third Grade Everything

Hello Third Grade Families,

This week the students will be presenting their poems.  They are welcome and encouraged to add movement, props and SIMPLE (easily put on and taken off) costumes for their presentations.  Mystery book report projects for October are due October 24th.  Please let me know if you need supplies.  The students are welcome to bring home their art bags so that they have their crayons, markers, colored pencils and other supplies at home.  Please remember to send the art bags back the next day.

Our Student council is hosting a SOCK-TOBER event: From October 17th – 28th.   The school is collecting BRAND NEW SOCKS to donate to a local charitable organization. Collection boxes will be in the Morrissey Hall lobby, the junior high wing (near door #12), and in the Parish Center.  Sock sizes can be for adults or children.

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s PBIS ticket winner Nico Distasio.  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.

Exciting Events to Remember for this week


Tuesday October 18th:  8:00 am Mass.  PLEASE be sure to be on time for our 7:45 arrival.       

Friday October 21st:  Hot Lunch.  Students will recite their October poems today.    

Monday October 24th:  October Mystery Book Reports DUE.

This Week in Class

Math:  SW will learn how to use doubles to find a product.  SW will learn SW will learn how to use distributive property of Multiplication to find the product in a multiplication problem.  Keep practicing the multiplication facts with your child at home.  The students should continue with the next 4 lessons in their Simple Solutions Books.  We will check them on Friday Morning.  PLEASE check with your child to be sure they are completing these assignments.  Four completed lessons gets a student a PBIS ticket. 

Social Studies:  This week the students will learn about these vocabulary words (geography, community and culture) and how they relate to the world we live in.  Each student will create a poster that talks about the city, state, country, continent and planet where they live.

Science:  The students will be learning about the different tools used to measure various objects.

Religion:  During the week the class will learn the meaning of FAITH, RESURRECTION and CRUCIFIED as it pertains to the Catholic Faith.  We have come to the end of Chapter 2 and will be working on completing a vocabulary and short answer review to prepare for a quiz.  The students will work on this review both in school and at home if necessary.

Spelling:  The spelling words this week have us working with the sounds of long A.  The long A sound this week will be made using y and i in the spell of the words.  Homework during the week will still be on Tuesday and Thursday night

Phonics:  The class will review the long and short vowel sounds.

Shurley English:  This week the students will be review the five items EVERY sentence MUST have to be complete.  These five things are Start with a capital letter, have one of three ending marks, have at least one noun and one verb and finally the sentence MUST make sense.  We will also will be working on identifying nouns, verbs and adverbs in sentences.




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.