3rd Grade Weekly Wave

RELIGION We will work on the Unit 2 Review this week and then start on Chapter 9.  We will talk about what the word Catholic means and read about the Samaritan Woman.  We will also learn about the mission that Jesus gave the Apostles.

**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 “soft c” and “soft g” sounds (cell, gems, age, place).  Our tests will be on Wednesday and Friday.  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 look at the vocabulary, comparing and contrasting and using a media center.  Our test will be on Friday.

GRAMMAR /VOCAB. We will be working on Lessons 3 and 4 in our Vocabulary notebooks this week. In Grammar, we will be working on helping verbs and using quotation marks.

From Mrs. Tieken for Writing –  The point of this week’s study in writing is to practice the format of paragraph writing, creating supporting details, and topic and closing sentences. The steps we will use are called scaffolding because we will start with brainstorming and add to the process daily until we are proficient at writing single paragraphs and then take those same skills and write a multi-paragraph essay.

MATHI would like to have a test over Chapter 6 on Thursday.  We have a few things to finish up and then we will spend some time reviewing.  It is SUPER important that the students continue to work on knowing their multiplication facts.  Knowing the multiplication facts will help them with learning division.

Math Study Guide 6

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

REGISTRATION FORMS – 
Please be sure to turn in your child’s registration forms for the 2020-2021 school year!
If you get them turned in BEFORE Spring Break, you will not have to pay the Registration Fee!
Be sure to get those in as soon as possible!

** 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 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 –
Feb. 7 – Year Book Orders Due
Feb. 11 – PRIDE Meeting – 6:30pm
Feb. 12 – PRESIDENT REPORTS DUE
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
March 6 – Spirit Day

VALENTINE PARTY – 
Our party will be on Friday, February 14.  We will start around 1:30.  Here are the people that signed up to help.  Please let me know if you would be able to help with something.
Snack –  Maggie Louden
Drink – Evey Petro
Craft – 
Game – Maggie Louden

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.

**WINTER WEATHER!!
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 STEEP and EARLY DISMISSAL 
Thursday  – MASS and PE (students need appropriate uniforms for both) 
FridayMUSIC  and ALL SCHOOl ASSEMBLY – 1:30