3rd Grade Weekly Wave
RELIGION – We started on Chapter 10 last week. We will talk about Gathering for Mass. We will look at the celebration of Liturgy and Eucharist. We will talk about how we serve each other and the order of the Mass as well in Chapter 10. I am planning on a test on Thursday, but we will have to see how the week goes.
**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 -This week our words are compound words (airplane, birthday) Our tests will be Wednesday and Friday. Please see the link below for the list!
READING – Our story this week is called “Boom Town.” We will work on vocabulary, sequencing, and the text feature of using a calendar.
GRAMMAR /VOCAB. – We will have a Vocab quiz over Lessons 5 & 6 on Tuesday. In Grammar, we will be working on singular and plural pronouns.
From Mrs. Tieken for Writing – In writing we will begin the study of RACE. The RACE strategy is an Acronym for RESTATE the question,ANSWER the question, cite the evidence, explain the evidence, that helps students structure their response to a question in an organized way.
MATH – We will finish up Chapter 8 this week with fractions on a number line, relating fractions and whole numbers, fractions of a group, and finding parts of a group using unit fractions. There will be a test next Tuesday over Chapter 8.
SCIENCE – In our next chapter we will be learning about the Earth’s Resources. We will look at minerals and rocks, kinds of soil, fossils and fuel, and the water in our sea, land, and air. We will start this chapter next week.
SOCIAL STUDIES – We will finish chapter 10 this week. We have been discussing Our Nation’s Government. We talked about our National Government, the Rights & Responsibilities of the Citizens, Models of American Citizenship, and Symbols of our Nation. Please see the link below for the Test Hints. I am planning on a test on Friday.
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. 24 – Math-A-Thon Permission Slips due
Feb. 25 – Fat Tuesday Packets will be handed out to those who purchase (details to come)
Feb. 26 – All School Mass – Ash Wednesday
Feb. 28 – Chicago Pizza Fundraiser Due
March 6 – Spirit Day
March 8 – Daylight Savings Time Starts
March 10 – PRIDE Meeting – 6:30pm
March 13 – Smokebusters will visit 3rd Grade (info to come later)
March 18 – Spring Picture Day
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!!!
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.
Monday – ART
Tuesday – LIBRARY
Wednesday – ASH WEDNESDAY MASS (Mass Uniforms!!) and PE and EARLY DISMISSAL
Thursday – MASS and PE (appropriate uniforms for both)
Friday – MUSIC