Religion: We use Second Step as part of our religion curriculum. In Second Step Unit 1 is about empathy; showing students how to identify feelings in themselves and others. This will help students understand other’s perspectives and to respond positively. We will review chapter one our religion book and then on Friday students will take the chapter 1 test. Important concepts that we covered included the Blessed Trinity, Incarnation, who Jesus is and what his name means, John the Baptist, what a prophet is, and what Jesus did in his public ministry. The monthly prayer will be tested orally at the end of every month. Third grade will attend the all school Mass on Wednesday,September 11th, and the 8 am Mass on Thursday.
Grammar: Students have been practicing forming plurals, contractions, and compound words. They have also been editing sentences and identifying vowel sounds. On Friday there will be the weekly grammar quiz.
Reading: The book report forms went home on Friday for the first book report which will be due on Thursday, September 19th. This past week students read and discussed the first mystery in The Gasping Garbage. Next week we will read and discuss the second mystery. We continue to work on reading stamina, characterization, motivation, sequence, and locating evidence.
Language: Students should continue to practice memorizing the September poem with expression. The poem will be recited on September 23rd.
Spelling: We will be focusing on the short u sound spelled u or o. Students will also be working with analogies, inferences, and proofreading.
Math: In Simple Solutions students will continue to add, subtract, estimate, read a clock, complete story problems, write base ten numbers, identify shapes, and fractions. On Friday students will take the weekly Simple Solutions math quiz. In the Go Math program students will use place value to add, take the mid chapter check point and then try the strategies they have been learning with subtraction.
Social Studies: Students will be learning about different communities in our country.
Field trip: Permission slips for our Isle a la Cache trip are due September 10th.
Fall Fest: Continue to enjoy the Fall Fest with family and friends: There are great rides, challenging games, delicious food, and friendly people at the fest.
Lunch Volunteers: Third graders still love to have their parents come to school for lunch and recess, and we do too! Please consider signing up for a day when you are available. Sign up on the parent page, you can use this QR code:
Monday, September 9th….No School. Enjoy your long weekend. Tuesday, September 10th….Field trip money and permission forms are due.
Thursday, September 12th…8 am Mass