3rd Grade  Weekly Wave

RELIGION     We will work on our Holy Week Chapter this week.  We may also start Chapter 13 as well.  In Chapter 13 we will talk about how the Church continues the mission of the Apostles, Peter the Rock, and the Marks of the Church.
**We will have the Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday at 8:30am in the Church.  There is No Mass, but we will have this prayer service.
**On Good Friday, we will finish the day with “Mary’s Way of the Cross” which is the live version of the Stations of the Cross put on by the 8th graders.  Please join us at 12:15 in the Church.

**Early Dismissal will immediately follow the Stations.

**The girls are now allowed to wear pants as part of their Mass Uniform! We will carry this through the winter months until Spring Break!  

 SPELLING –  We will be reading “Charlotte’s Web” for the next three weeks.  The words for these weeks are pretty tough, so please be sure to help your child study!  This week our tests will be Wednesday and Friday. Please see the link below for the list of words.

Charlotte’s Web Spelling Words

READING For the next three weeks, we will be reading “Charlotte’s Web” for reading.  We will do a chapter or two a day.  Just like when we read the “Little House” book, most of it will be read in class, but there may be some work that needs to be completed at home.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB.Our Grammar and Vocabulary will be from “Charlotte’s Web”.  Some of it gets a little tough, so please make sure your child is staying on top of their assignments and getting things turned in each day! 

MATH   We finished up our Fractions unit, we will now talk about measurement – telling time, length, volume, and mass.  

SCIENCE –  We will finish up our chapter on Water this week.  I am hoping for a test on Wednesday or Thursday.  Keep watching the homework journals and daily emails for up to date information

SOCIAL STUDIES –  I am hoping to get to our next chapter in Social Studies, A Communities Geography.  We will look at how we can describe a place, what people add to places, people and their environment, and reading map directions.  Not sure about a test…we will have to wait and see!

A LOOK AHEAD –
March 30 – Mary’s Way of the Cross – Good Friday – Early Dismissal
April 3 – Balloon Release – 2:30pm (See below)
April 6 – April 13 – SPRING BREAK!!
April 16 – School Starts!
April 17 – Second part of ISTEP
April 25 – Benjamin Harrison Home Field Trip (See below)
May 4 – VIP DAY and May Crowning
May 24 – 8th Grade Graduation
May 25 – Field Day
May 28 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
May 30 – Dinkel’s Pond Field Trip (Info to come later)
May 31 – Last Day

PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON HOME FIELD TRIP –
We will be going to the President Benjamin Harrison Home on Wednesday, April 25.  I can take 5 adults along with the students.  The cost for each student is $6. There is no charge for the adults. 
Please make sure that you can drive a group of students and have completed the Safe and Sacred Program.
Permission slips are coming home today and I would like those returned by this Friday.  You can also send in the money this week as well.  I will send more details about times and who is driving when we return from Spring Break.

BALLOON RELEASE –
To help us celebrate the end of our “Charlotte’s Web” unit, we will be releasing balloons in hopes of finding “friends” from far away.  In the past, we have had our balloons found in New Jersey, W. Virginia, and New York!  Please join us at the flagpole around 2:30 on Tuesday, April 3!  Please pray for decent weather!  🙂 


SNOW DAYS/DELAYS AND DRESS CODE (from Mrs. Floyd)
As stated at Back to School Nights, we will follow Franklin Community School closings and delays. We will make sure to send an email, text (if you have it set up in Jupiter) and our phone message will relay the news. Franklin Schools will post on regular TV stations (ABC, NBC, CBS).

Also, this is a reminder to please check the Handbook for clarification on dress code. Please make sure your child/ren are wearing a belt for grades 4 -8, girls are wearing the correct plaid (solid color skirts, skorts, and jumpers are not allowed), Mass uniforms must be worn on Thursdays (see handbook for exact specifications), socks should be visible and the correct color (blue, khaki, white or black). All regulations are listed in the handbook which can be found on our website. If you have any questions, let us know.

GOLDEN TICKETS REWARD SYSTEM – Please click on the link below to read my letter that explains our Golden Ticket Reward System.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Golden Ticket Reward System

Monday  –   PE

Tuesday  –     MUSIC

Wednesday  –   LIBRARY 

Thursday  – Washing of the Feet & PE

Friday ART & Mary’s Way of the Cross 12:15
Early Dismissal – 1pm