Third Grade News and Up Coming Events


Religion:  As a class we will talk about the ways Jesus’ followers shared the good news of Jesus with others.  The students will work with a partner to create a chain to share the good work of Jesus.  These chains will be in the hallway to let the other members of our school know about Jesus’ good deeds.

Reading:  We will continue reading the short story “Athbascans” and answer questions centered around the story.

Spelling:  Our spelling words this week contain commonly misspelled words.  Our spelling test will be on Friday February 4th.  Spelling homework will be on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Phonics:  The students will practice making contractions out of two smaller words.  They will also review adding -s and -es to words to make them plural.

Math:  During Math class this week we will be working with: Algebra to find the unknown (Missing factor) numbers in multiplication problems, The Distributive Property of Multiplication to solve problems and finally the multiples of 10.

Science:  The students did and AMAZING job on their Technology projects and their presentations of them.  Thank you for helping your child complete these projects at home.  I hope you had the chance to look at them when you visited the school during open house.  Projects will be coming home this Friday.  Please send in a large garbage bag to that the posters can be easily carried by your child.   This week we will continue to learn more about the design process and improvements in technology.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UP COMING EVENTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday January 30th:  Attend the Opening of Catholic Schools Week Mass at 10:30 and then come to see our classroom.  Children are encouraged to wear their school uniforms to Mass as well.

Monday January 31st:  Today we will be making Valentine cards to send to veterans.

Tuesday February 1st:  Bring in a can (or more) of soup to donate to the food pantry.

Wednesday February 2nd: STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY!!  No HOMEWORK and DRESS DOWN DAY!!  Now if the Ground Hog DOES NOT  (Shorter winter predicted) see his shadow the day will be AMAZING!!!  We will be getting together with the 2nd Graders to play games in the morning.  If you have a simple and fun game either card or board please send it in by Wednesday (please remember to put your child’s name on the box).

Thursday February 3rd:  TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!!

Friday February 4th:  RED and WHITE volleyball game.  Third grade has been split into two teams to play our portion of the game.  Be sure to ask your child which team they are playing for (red or white).  The third grade plays at 9:40.  Red Team:  Paul, Joshua, Maeve, Izzie, Hannah, Bennett, Erin, Santiago, Nicholas Mc, Emory, Felix, Juliette.  White Team:  Steve, Liam, Michel, Gabbi, Adam, Francisco, Elizabeth, Natalia O, Ben, Maya, Abbie, Natalia T, Nicholas S.  Please be sure to have your child wear the color of their team to school.  Please remember that we are playing volleyball and students should wear clothes and shoes that allow them to move easily.

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.