3rd Grade Weekly Wave

RELIGION  We will be working on the Unit Review this week as well as starting Chapter 5.  In Chapter 5 we will be talking about how Jesus teaches us to heal and forgive.  We will talk about Original Sin and how Jesus Heals a sick man.  We will read about St. Francis of Assisi and what it means to show compassion and Mercy. 

We will just have our Regular Mass this week on Thursday!  Be sure your child is in their MASS UNIFORM!

**Don’t forget that all students should be in Mass uniform.
Girls – plaid jumper/skirt or blue pants with a white shirt/blouse
Boys – blue pants and white shirt

 SPELLING – Our words this week have /ar/ and /or/ sounds (bark, shorts).  Our tests will be on Wednesday and Friday as usual!  Please see the list below for the words for this week.

Week 10-12

READINGThis week, we will read “Stone Soup.”  We will talk about making inferences and vocabulary that goes with this story.  We will also look at reading and using a chart to help understand information.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB. – We will be working on action verbs and commas in our sentences this week.  I am also hoping to start Lesson 5 in our Vocabulary notebooks..

MATH –  We will continue with Chapter 3 this week.  We will look at relating addition and multiplication and skip counting on a number line.  We will also be talking about modeling multiplication, modeling multiplication with arrays and the commutative property of multiplication.

SCIENCE –  I am hoping to finish up chapter 2 test this week.  We will most likely have our test on Thursday or Friday.  Please see the link below for the TEST HINTS.  

Science Study Guide 2

SOCIAL STUDIES –In our next chapter we will be talking about communities and where we are on Earth.  We will talk about how communities are different sizes and that each one has a story.   We will also look at reading maps and timelines.  

**NEW HOMEWORK POLICY-
Since we have made it through our first 9-weeks, we need to make sure we are all clear on the homework policy for the classroom.  During the first 9 weeks, I try to make new copies of missing work and I ask several times if they have their missing work.  (The work can be work taken home to complete or assignments worked on in class.)
Student work is to be turned in when it is due.  Here is what it looks like if that doesn’t happen…any work not completed or turned in will result in a 0 in the grade book.  Your student will have until the following week to turn in the missing or incomplete work.  If it is not turned in or completed by this point, your student will choose to turn the temporary zero to into a permanent zero.  I also do not do extra credit.  I expect the work to be completed on time.  As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email me and let me know.  

A LOOK AHEAD –
Nov. 7  – 4-H will visit with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
Nov. 8 – SPIRIT DAY
Nov. 13 – Field Trip to Roncalli – Grades 2-8 and Donuts with Grown-Ups 7-7:50am in the PLC.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 1 – First Sunday of Advent
Dec. 2 – School Resumes

THANKSGIVING BLESSING BASKETS
Please click the link below to see the information about the St. Rose Blessing Baskets! This is something we do every year, along with the Religious Education classes.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FABA82BA2F58-thanksgiving2

JUPITER ALERTS
If you do not have your Jupiter account set up for alerts through email or text messages, please consider doing so in the near future.  I have been using the Jupiter system to log in behaviors (good and not-so-good).  If set up correctly, you can receive these alerts when I send them.  This will also be a convenient and quick way for you to receive alerts in case of snow delays or closings. **On a side note, I am not completely sure how to do this as a parent, but from my end as a teacher, I have to go under “set-up” and click the notifications on that I want to have for alerts.  If you have questions, please let me know or feel free to call the office.  We will figure it out together!  🙂 

School Sweatshirts –
 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.

**NEW INFO-
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 –
It is very important for the students to be at school every day and on time and ready to go each day!  An important part of the day is the first 10-15 minutes when the kids come in the room.  They need time to talk, turn in work, use the restroom, etc. before we get our day started!  When the kids come in late, they are missing the time to settle in and get prepared for the day.  Please try to have your child/ren to school before the tardy bell rings at 8 am!
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. 

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  – ART
Tuesday  –  LIBRARY (I will be out of the classroom for professional development)
Wednesday  –  PE and EARLY DISMISSAL 
Thursday  – MASS and  PE (students need PE Uniforms) 
Friday – MUSIC and SPIRIT DAY