3rd Grade Weekly Wave                

RELIGION We will continue with our Circle of Grace Lessons this week, as we did not get past Lesson 1 last week.  After we finish these lessons, we will start on Chapter 10.  In this chapter, we will talk about how we gather for Mass and the different parts of the Liturgy and the Eucharistic Celebration.

Just as a reminder about the Circle of Grace — This is a program that is done in all the schools in the Archdiocese.  It will help to form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others. There will be in-class activities and “Dear Parents” letters that will come home so you can see what we have talked about and can carry on the conversations in your home as a family.  

**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 – Our words this week will have the “soft c” and “soft g” sounds (cell, place, gems, age).  Our tests will be on Wednesday and Friday this week.  Please see the link below for the list of words.

Seven Washington Dollar

READING Our story this week is called “Washington Weed Whackers.”  We will work on vocabulary, compare & contrast, and using a media center.  Our test will be on Friday.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB. We will be spending the week working on writing our pieces for the Daily Journal.  

MATH   We are continuing with Division this week.  We will work on equal groups, bar models, and relating subtraction and division.  

SCIENCE –  In our current chapter we are talking about Ecosystems in Balance.  We will discuss competition among living things, adaptations for survival, and changing ecosystems.  

SOCIAL STUDIES – We will focus on Science for the next few weeks!

A LOOK AHEAD
Feb. 6 – PRIDE Meeting at 6:30 pm
Feb. 8 – SPIRIT DAY (moved from last week)

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Party (See below for details)
Feb. 16 – Donkey Basketball
Feb. 18 – President’s Day – WE WILL BE IN SCHOOL!!!!  
Feb. 27 – Student Council NUT Day!
March 1 – SPIRIT DAY
March 6 – Ash Wednesday – All School Mass
March 7 – All School Mass – 3rd Grade Leading
 

Valentine’s Day Party 
Our party will be on Thursday, Feb. 14.  We will start around 1:30 in the classroom.  Students may bring Valentines/goodies in for their classmates.  Please be sure to have something for all the students.  We have 16 3rd graders in our class.  Do not worry about putting names on them, just mark who they are from!  The kids will just drop the valentines into the bags.  I have the following people signed up for helping with the party.  Please let me know if you would like to help with the Game or Craft!!

Snack – Logan and Akeira
Drink – Vaylen
Game – ???
Craft – ???

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.

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 –
ALL STUDENTS should be bringing their school PE UNIFORM each Thursday and Friday!  I understand that every once in a while, they may forget, but too many times of forgetting will lead to lowered scores in PE, along with the student clipping down in class for not having their 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.  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.

Golden-Ticket-Reward-System (3)

Monday  – PE

Tuesday  –  MUSIC 

Wednesday  –  LIBRARY  and  EARLY DISMISSAL

Thursday  – MASS and  PE

Friday –  ART and ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL CHAIRS @ 1:30