Third Grade News and Up Coming Events



Religion:  Monthly Prayer will be recited to me on Thursday September 23rd.  This week we will take the end of Chapter One test.  Look for a study guide to complete as homework on Monday Night.  Please be sure that your child completes all of the page with help from the Religion Book that will be sent home on Monday night as well.  Please also remember that Tuesday is our all school Mass at 8:00am.  The doors open at 7:45 to allow everyone time to get their backpacks to their desk and as a class head over to Church.  Please also remember to have your child go to the washroom before getting into the car to go to school.

Reading:  Last week we started a new book in our ReadyGen reading series called “The Case of the Gasping Garbage”.  The story is about two fifths grade detective scientist who help their classmates solve mysteries.  This week we will continue reading “The Case of the Gasping Garbage” (Chapters 3 & 4) as well as answering questions centered around our readings. The story is attached to our GOOGLE CLASSROOM ~ CLASSWORK page so that the students can reread the book on their own.

Spelling:  The words this week contain the vowel combinations /oi/ and /ou/.  As we go through the week the students will be working with the words to complete analogies, use context clues and find rhyming words to strengthen their knowledge of the sounds these vowel combinations make in words. Look for spelling book in your child’s backpack on Tuesday night.  The book is being sent home to help with the weekly Tuesday night homework assignment.  PLEASE be sure to send the book back to school Wednesday.   Our spelling words this week went home on Friday to give the students time enough to study them for a test on Thursday the 23rd because of the Teacher Inservice on Friday the 24th.

Grammar:  The students will review vowel consonant patterns, identifying where capital letters should be in sentences, making compound words and several other skills as they complete Simple Solution Lessons 9 – 12.  There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Phonics: Students will take the Unit 1 test to show their understanding of concepts covered.  They will then begin the second unit to review the sounds of long and short vowels and the concept that consonants and vowels can be blended together to form words.

Shurley English:  The class will continue to label parts of speech in sentences as they review each parts job.

Math: This week we will work on different stratigies to subtract and compare 3 digit numbers. We will also learn how to combine place values to subtract and find the difference between numbers.

Science:  This week we will review concepts talked about in Chapter One and complete a study guide to review for a quiz.



Monday, September 20th:  Dining for DOLLARS at Nonna’s Pizza.  Flyer went home on Friday with the OLDEST or ONLY.  I will be sending one ho

Tuesday, September 21st: Please remember that we will be going to 8:00am Mass today.  The school doors are opened at 7:45 to give the students time to get to their classrooms to put their belongings on their desks and then head to Church with the rest of their class.  Please please sure to bring your child to school by or before 7:45 so that we can be on time for Mass.  Please encourage your child to use the washroom before coming to school as well.

Thursday, September 23rd:  Monthly Prayer will be recited to Miss Gearen today.  Grand friends Day!!  Mass at 1:30.  PLEASE let me know if your child will be going home with their Grand Friend after Mass

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.