Third Grade News and Up Coming Events


Religion:  This week we begin the season of LENT in preparation for Easter.  We will attend Maas on Wednesday to receive our Ashes.  Please join us on Wednesday at 9:30 if your schedule allows.  The students will take  a look at the meaning of the season and think of something they can do to show their beliefe.

Reading:  The students will be sharing their dioramas about the historic fiction novels they read with the class.  These dioramas will be in the room for Parent Teacher Conferences as well.  Thank you in advance for the help and support you gave your child as they created their favorite scene from their novels.  We will also continue reading “The Year of Miss Agnes” and her  adventures with her students in Alaska.

Phonics: The class will practice adding the suffixes – ful, -ly, -ness, -ion, -ment, -en, -able, -ible and -y to the end of words.  They will see how these endings change the meaning of the basewords.

Spelling:  The spelling words this week will have the R CONTROLLED vowel sound of /or/.

Math: During the week the students will look at dvision problems as grouping a larger number into smaller equal groups. They will use models and bar graphs to solve division problems too.  They will use algebra and repeated subtraction to relate subtraction and division.

Social Studies:  This week the students will read about ethnic groups, Jane Addams and her contributions to her community, and other ancestors who impacted our world.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Up Coming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday February 28th:  Historic Book Reports are due today.  Presentations will start today and continue on until Friday March 4th.  Library Books are due back March 4th.

Tuesday March 1st:  FAT TUESDAY!!!  8:00am Mass ~  PLEASE be on time to school so that we can get to our seats in Church on time. Library Books are due back March 4th.

Wednesday March 2nd:  Season of LENT begins.  We will be attending 9:30 Mass to receive our ashes. Library Books are due back March 4th.

Thursday March 3rd: Library Books are due back March 4th.

Friday March 4th: Library Books are due back today.  If your purchased this year’s AUCTION t-shirt your child has a dress down day every Friday beginning today!!  Please remember that this dress down day is ONLY for those students that have the t-shirt.  These shirts must be worn.  We will be attending “LIVING STATIONS” at 2:00 in the Church.  Please join us for this presentation if your schedule allows.  The 8th grade class does a beautiful job.

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.