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             3rd Grade Weekly Wave

RELIGION We will start on chapter 8 this week. In this chapter, we will talk about how we pray to the Holy Spirit.  We will talk about not giving up and the story of St. Patrick and how he taught about the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Religion Study Guide 8

**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 the /o/ sound as in yawn, taught, salt).  Due to our short week, our tests will be Thursday and Friday.

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READING This week our story is “Cook-A-Doodle-Do!”  We will work on vocabulary, comparing and contrasting, using a diagram, and idioms.  Our test will be on Friday.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB.We didn’t get as far in Vocabulary last week as I had hoped, so we will have a quiz over Unit 2 – Lessons 1 & 2 on Wednesday this week.  We will also work on the Be, Do, and Have Verbs in Grammar.  

MATHWe will continue with our chapter on division this week.  We will be working on relating subtraction and division, using arrays, relating multiplication and division, and writing related facts (fact families).  Please keep working on those multiplication facts.

SCIENCE – In our next chapter we will be talking about how living things survive together.  We will look at competition among living things, adaptations for survival, and our changing ecosystems.  No test scheduled, but I have attached the test hints below.

Science Study Guide 4

SOCIAL STUDIES – I am planning a test over Chapter 3 on Thursday!  Please see the Study Guide in the link below.

Social Studies Study Guide 3 

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 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.  

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!
Jan. 31 – Spirit Day – CSW Style – All School Musical Chairs
Jan. 31 – Punk-n-Rock and Chili Supper
Feb. 7 – Year Book Orders Due
Feb. 11 – PRIDE Meeting – 6:30pm
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Party – We will start around 1:30pm
Feb. 17 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
Feb. 19 – Student Council NUT Day (Watch for details)
Feb. 25 – Fat Tuesday Packets will be handed out to those who purchase (details to come)
Feb. 26 – All School Mass – Ash Wednesday

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.

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!!!

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  – MLK DAY – NO SCHOOL!!
Tuesday  –  LIBRARY 
Wednesday  –  PE and  EARLY DISMISSAL 
Thursday  – MASS and PE (students need appropriate uniforms for both)