3rd Grade Weekly Wave

RELIGION We will be working on the Advent Chapter this week.  There will not be a test over this chapter. In our next chapter, we will talk about celebrating Reconciliation and Healing.  We will talk about the sacrament of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick.  

**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

 SPELLINGWe will be starting our chapter book “Little House in the Big Woods.”  Our words are tough and students will need to study, study, study!  Please don’t wait until the night before to look the words over!  Our tests this week will be on Wednesday and Friday!  Please see the link below for the list of words for the three weeks we will be reading this book!
Little House Spelling Words

READING – We will be reading “Little House in the Big Woods” over the next three weeks!  We will be doing most of the reading in class, but there may be some nights that students will need to finish up the reading assignment.  We will also do our best to complete all work in class, but again, some may need to finish at home.  Please encourage your child to use their time wisely in class over the next few weeks!
This week, we will read chapters 1-4 with a test over these chapters on Friday.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB. – Our Grammar lessons will come from the Little House activities that we will be doing over the next few weeks!  We will, however, keep working on our Vocabulary journals at least for the next week!  

MATHThis week we will work on the Distributive Property of Multiplication, the Associative Property of Multiplication, multiplying by 7 and 8, as well as how to use a Multiplication Table to help us with our facts. We still have LOTS to go with this chapter, but I am looking way ahead at a test next Thursday or Friday (Dec. 12 or 13). We will have to see how things go as we get closer to next week!
**Please be sure to keep working on the Multiplication Sundae facts with your child!  We are off to a great start!
Math Study Guide 4

SCIENCE – We will start a new chapter this week.  We will look at the Relationships Among Living Things.  We will talk about plants and animals in different ecosystems, food chains and food webs, and the roles of plants and animals.  I am looking at a test early next week, but not sure of a date yet.  Probably Tuesday or Wednesday.  Here is the link to the TEST HINTS.
Science Study Guide 3

SOCIAL STUDIES – We will focus on Science for a week or two.

NEWS FROM JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Please see the link below for information about “Storytime with Mrs. Claus”
Mrs. Claus Storytime 2019

**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 –
Dec. 2 – School Resumes
Dec. 3 – Cookies and Canvas for KB-4th grade 3pm-5pm
Dec. 4 – I will be out this day
Dec. 6 – Spirit Day
Dec. 10 – PRIDE Meeting
Dec. 12 – Christmas Program 6:30pm (Students will arrive at 6:15)
Dec. 17-18 – PRIDE Secret Santa Shop (details to come)
Dec. 18 – Student Council NUT Day
Dec. 19 – 3rd grade leads All School Mass
Dec. 20 – Last Day of School – Classroom Parties (time to be announced) and DISMISSAL at 1pm
Jan. 6 – School Resumes
Jan. 8 – Report Cards go Home
Jan. 10 – Honor’s Day

MULTIPLICATION SUNDAES-  **NEW INFO!!**
Please make sure you are encouraging your child to practice their multiplication facts and keep turning in those blue math slips!  All slips will need to be turned in by December 12.  By next week I will have a SIGN UP GENIUS out for the Sundae party!  I hope to need lots of goodies!  Keep practicing those facts!  (If you lost the blue slips, just write it on a piece of paper and sign it!  Remember, your child can only turn in the slips for two sets at a time and they must go in order!)
Multiplication Sundae Letter

CHRISTMAS PARTY –
Our Class Christmas party will be on Friday, Dec. 20.  Since we will dismiss at 1pm, I have the following signed up to help.  If you would like to help with an empty spot, please let me know as soon as possible.
Snack – Isabell
Drink – Evey
Craft – ????
Game – ????

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-
Now that we are experiencing 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.

Golden-Ticket-Reward-System-3 (1)

Monday  – ART
Tuesday  –  LIBRARY 
Wednesday  -PE and  EARLY DISMISSAL 
Thursday  – MASS and  PE (students need PE Uniforms) 
FridayMUSIC and SPIRIT DAY