Tales of the Third Grade EVERYTHING

Hello Third Grade Families,

Conference time is approaching quickly!!  Please let me know if you are interested in an earlier conference.  I am usually at school until 5:30 – 6:00 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The Student Council is hosting a Personal Care Item Drive for our St. Cletus Food Pantry starting November 7th. Please consider supporting this drive to help those in need. We will be collecting Personal Care Items such as soap, shampoos, conditioners, deodorant, products, toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper and the like. Look for bins in Morrissey Hall and at the hallway leading to Jr. High.


CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s PBIS ticket winner: GRACE KEELEY   .  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 November 8th:  8:00 am Mass.  PLEASE be sure to be on time for our 7:45 arrival. 

Wednesday November 9th:   Picture RETAKES:  Please let the office and me know if your child will be getting their picture retaken. 

Friday November 11th:  In honor of Veterans Days the students are encouraged to wear:  RED ~ WHITE and BLUE for a dress down day.

This Week in Class

Math:  SW will learn how to use a chart to multistep story problems.  We will also begin a review of the concepts talked about in Chapter 4.  Please be sure to go through the Chapter 4 GO MATH book with your child to be sure that they have completed ALL homework  pages.  Continue to practice 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:  Location, responsibility, fairness, honesty,  courage.  The class will talk about the characteristics that a person has and demonstrates to show good citizenship.

Religion: This week we will talk about how Jesus has the power over life and death.  The students will learn about the Second Coming and how it effects us as Catholics.  As we continue on in our 2nd Step program the class will talk about accepting and learning about the differences between people.

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

Phonics:  The class will review the different ways to make the long vowel sounds in words .

Shurley English:  This week the class will review Adjectives, Adverbs and Article Adjectives as we learn jingles, and classify sentences together and independently.


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.