3rd Grade Weekly Wave

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

RELIGION We will read through our Christmas chapter this week and start on Chapter 7.  In this chapter, we will focus on how Jesus taught us to love.  We will talk about the commandments and how Jesus fulfills God’s word. We will talk about St. Louise de Marillac and the Greatest Commandment.

**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 – We are back to our regular book and regular (easy) spelling words!  Our words this week have the /u/ sound as in loop, rude, and book.  Please see the link below for the new list of words.  Our tests this week will be Wednesday and Friday!

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READING This week we will go back to our regular reading books!  Our first story will be “Jones Family Express.”  We will be working on making inferences, reading and following directions, and new vocabulary. Our test will be on Friday!

GRAMMAR /VOCAB. – In Grammar we will be working on future-tense verbs and using quotation marks. We will also be reviewing past and present-tense verbs!  In our vocabulary notebooks, we will be working on Lesson 9.  

MATHWe will start on division this week, so students will need to keep working on and reviewing their multiplication facts!  We will work on modeling division, equal groups, bar models, relating subtraction and division, using arrays, relating multiplication and division, and writing related facts (fact families). This is another big step, so please keep working on those multiplication facts.

SCIENCE – We will focus on Social Studies for a week or two!

SOCIAL STUDIES – We will be talking about Leaders in the Community, Communities have Governments, Services Provided by Communities, and Branches and Levels of Government.  We will also work on State Capitals and Borders and how to resolve conflict. 

REPORT CARDS –
Report cards will come home this Wednesday!  Please be sure to look over your child’s report card, sign it, and have them return it to me as soon as possible!  If you have any questions, please let me know as soon as possible!  We can set up a time to meet and make a plan for the 3rd quarter! Please have the report cards back to me by Friday, if possible! Don’t forget that we will celebrate Honor’s Day after mass on Thursday in the Church!

**NEW HOMEWORK POLICY-
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 –
Jan. 6 – School Resumes
Jan. 8 – Report Cards go Home
Jan. 9 – Honor’s Day after 8:30 Mass
Jan. 14 – PRIDE Meeting 6:30pm
Jan. 15 – STEEP test
Jan. 17-18 – The Great Muppet Caper @ The Artcraft
Jan. 20 – MLK Day – NO SCHOOL
Jan. 26 – Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:00 am
Jan. 26 – St. Rose School Open House – 12-2 pm
Jan. 27 – 31 – Catholic Schools Week!  Watch for CSW events info to come home soon!
Jan. 31 – Punk-n-Rock and Chili Supper

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 in the middle of the 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 
Wednesday  -PE and  EARLY DISMISSAL 
Thursday  – MASS and  HONORS DAY and PE (students need PE Uniforms) 
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