Third Grade News and Up Coming Events

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  NEWS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Religion:  This week the school will attend a presentation of the Living Rosary on Monday by the 8th grade class.  The class will also be talking about the fact that Jesus died and rose to save us from our sins.  We will learn the meaning of these words: crucified, faith, Kingdom of God, and Bible.  The class will talk about the meaning behind stories like the “Mustard Seed and The Crucification of Jesus”, 

Reading:  The students have spent the month of October reading a mystery book to give a report about.  This week the students will give their presentations to the class on both Monday and Tuesday.  We have also finished reading the novel “The Case of the Gasping Garbage”. Students have been introduced to these vocabulary words as we have read the story: culprit, hypothesis, observation, affirmative, efficient, naturalist, habitat, desperate and analysis. The class will take a short quiz about the book on Wednesday.

Grammar:  We begin the third chapter in our Phonics curriculum.  This week the students will review these concepts:  compound words, the number of vowels in a word is the same as the number of syllables, and practice identifying initial consonant blends.

Spelling:  Our words this week contain the LONG E sound.  The students will work with two ways the LONG E sound can be made in words.  These two ways are “ee and ea.”  There will be spelling homework on Tuesday and Thursday nights with a spelling test on Friday.

Math:  This week the students will be completing chapter two in our series.  The students will review how to use and read data from various graphs.  They will be taking the end of the chapter test on Wednesday.  Lessons 37 to 41 should be completed by Friday October 29th.  

Science:  The class will work on a review about the tools used when conducting scientific experiments in preparation for chapter 1 quiz.  

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

This week the students will be participating in a RED RIBBON Be Drug Free awareness week.  Each day will have a different theme.  Please read your child’s assignment notebook for the next day’s theme.  HINT there are a couple of dress down days to look forward to. 

Look for the November prayer, poems and CHANGES in TECHNOLOGY project in your child’s homework folder on Friday October 29th.  

Monday October 25th:  Mystery book reports due today and will be presented to the class both today and on Tuesday.  Join us for the living Rosary in the Church at 2:00. D4D at Chipotle flyer will be needed.  

Tuesday October 26th:   THEME:  CRAZY socks with school uniforms.   8:00am Mass will be attended BE SURE TO GET TO SCHOOL ON TIME.  

Wednesday October 27th: Theme:  Pajama Day!!  Roll out of bed and come to school.  Be sure to wear the proper undergarments with you PJ’s.  

Thursday October 28th:  Poem presentations TODAY!!!  Send in easy to use and store props and costumes (poem costumes may NOT be worn all day) if desired.  Theme:  Jersey Day with SCHOOL UNIFORM bottoms.  

Friday October 29th:  Halloween Costumes can be worn BUT PLEASE keep accessories (Weapons, wands, masks, etc… at home).  Students may wear makeup, and wigs if part of their costume.  Costumes should be easy to get in and out of for washroom purposes.  We will have GYM today so please send gym shoes with your child if they are not part of the costume.  HALLOWEEN CAR YARD and PARADE starts at 2:00.  Thank you in advance for being part of this.  The students really enjoy seeing your creativity.   


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.