Tales of the Third Grade EVERYTHING

Hello Third Grade Families,

This week the students will be finish presenting their MYSTERY BOOK REPORTS.  Please be sure that child knows about the items that they have in their boxes and are able to explain them to the class.  A great way to help them with their presentations is to have the information written on index cards that they can read from.

CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s PBIS ticket winner Grace Mosqueda.  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

Monday October 31st:  Trunk or Treating starts at 1:45.  Our Class Party will start at 12:30 and go until 1:30.  Thank you to ALL parents for helping with the party and Trunk or Treating your support and participation is really appreciated by all of us..  Students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to school today.  Please be sure to follow these guidelines for Halloween costumes: 

  • Costumes must be comfortable.
  • Leave all props at home: wands, gloves, brooms, whistles, plastic swords, light sabers, etc.
  • Facial make-up is not allowed.
  • Wear comfortable shoes–gym shoes are preferred. We will still have gym class and recess.
  • Costumes must be school appropriate–NO violent or gory costumes; however, skeletons, witches, dracula, etc., are fine.
  • NO clown costumes are allowed.

Tuesday November 1st:  8:00 am Mass.  PLEASE be sure to be on time for our 7:45 arrival.  

Friday November 4th:  Come to the vendor fair tonight in the PC from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.  Stop by my booth and get a FREE treat for your child.  

This Week in Class

Math:  SW will learn how to Use the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties to multiply.  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.

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 I  The long I sound this week will be made using igh 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 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.