3rd Grade Weekly Wave                

RELIGIONWe will complete Unit 2 Review this week! Next up for Chapter 9, we will read about how being Catholic means being open to everyone.  We will talk about Jesus and His giving us Life-giving water and we will read about the Samaritan Woman. 

MASS THIS WEEK WILL BE ON FRIDAY!! FOLLOWED BY HONOR’S DAY IN THE CHURCH!!

**Don’t forget that all students should be in Mass uniform.
Girls – plaid jumper or skirt with white shirt/blouse –
GIRLS MAY NOW WEAR BLUE PANTS AS PART OF THE MASS UNIFORM!!  THIS WILL BE UNTIL AFTER SPRING BREAK!!
Boys – blue pants and white shirt

 SPELLING – We will be back to reading stories from our regular reading book.  So, we are back to “regular” words for spelling.  This week our words are words with the /u/ sound (loop, look, rude, clue).  We will have a test on Thursday and Friday this week due to our short week.  See the link below for the list of words for the next few weeks.

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READING Our story this week is called “The Jones Family Express.”  We will discuss vocabulary, making inferences, and reading / following directions.  Our test will be on Friday.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB.In Grammar, we will work on Future-Tense words and writing with quotation marks.  In our Vocabulary book, we will look at Adverbs that tell how.

MATH We will finish up the last of our multiplication unit over the next few weeks.  We will look at patterns in multiplication, finding an unknown number, using the Distributive Property, multiples of 10, and multiplying 1 digit by multiples of 10 (ex. 4 x 30 =?).  I don’t have a test planned until last next week, so I will send the test hints home later this week.  

SCIENCE –  We will focus on Social Studies for now.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We did not finish our chapter in Social Studies before the break, so we will review a little of what we have already talked about and finish up the chapter. No test, we will do an activity in class.  

A LOOK AHEAD 
Jan. 10 – Report Cards go home
Jan. 11 – Honor’s Day after Mass and Spirit Day around 2 pm
Jan. 16 – PRIDE Meeting – 6:30 pm
Jan. 16 – STEEP Testing
Jan. 18 – PRIDE’S “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” at the Artcraft 7 pm
Jan. 19 – PRIDE’S “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” at the Artcraft
Jan. 25 – SmokeBuster’s Presentation for 3rd grade (See Below for more details)
Jan. 27 – Catholic Schools Week – Watch for details to come home in a week or two
Feb. 1 –  Punk-N-Rock/Talent Show/Chili Supper

REPORT CARDS 
Report cards will come home on Thursday (This is a day different than what was on the original school schedule.)  Please be sure to have all bills paid up in the office so your child will be able to receive their report card.  If not, you will have to pick it up in the office after making arrangements with Mrs. Floyd or Mrs. Carnes.

SMOKEBUSTERS PROGRAM
The Smokebusters Program is a wonderful program that teaches the children about the effects of tobacco use.  This is geared towards 3rd-grade students and is a fun and interactive way for the children to learn about tobacco usage.  All parents are welcome to attend the hour-long presentation. The program is set to start around 9:45 am on Friday, Jan. 25th  in our classroom.  Please let me know if you plan on attending the program.  

School Sweatshirts / Winter Coats
As we are now in the Winter season, please be aware that the uniform policy says “School sweatshirts are the only ones allowed and must be worn with a collared uniform shirt underneath.”  
I usually have my window opened at least a little all year long, so if your child is one to get cold easily, you may want to make sure they have and bring, a school uniform sweatshirt to wear in class.

Also, as we get closer to winter weather, please be sure your child comes to school each day with a coat or heavy jacket.  Hats and gloves are also good to have tucked into the pockets!  We will go outside unless it is 25 degrees or below!  ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR OUTDOOR RECESS!!!

TARDIES/SPIRIT DAYS –
  AS STATED IN THE HANDBOOK – If your child is tardy 3 times during the month, they will not be allowed to dress out of uniform for Spirit Day.  If they have 6 or more tardies in the same month, they will not be allowed to dress out of uniform nor will they be allowed to participate in Spirit Day.
The timing on this goes from SPIRIT DAY of one month to the day before the SPIRIT DAY of the next month.   

PE CLOTHES –  Students will need to make sure to have sweatpants or leggings to put on after PE class before we go out for dismissal.  As we get into colder, snowy weather, I do not want the kids out walking through the parking lot in their PE shorts!  Again, please make sure they have their PE Uniform for THURSDAYS and most FRIDAYS!  

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.

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Monday  – NO SCHOOL!! 🙂 

Tuesday  –  MUSIC 

Wednesday  – LIBRARY  and  EARLY DISMISSAL

Thursday  – STEEP and PE

Friday – MASS, HONOR’s DAY (9:15ish in Chuch) and SPIRIT DAY 2pm in PLC