Wow! The year has gone by! It’s just going to get faster… so hang tight.
Here’s what’s been going on in class:
- The Life Cycles play went very well. Thank you for your support and attendance during our performance. I think these kids did a wonderful job. They did so well, we are int he process of learning our new play: Vacation on Mars! We hope you can join us sometime in June!
- The Third Grade All School Mass is on Friday, May 3 at 8:30 am. Please join us! Students must be dressed in FULL UNIFORM.
- After the All-school Mass on May, 3rd, we are heading out to Shipley Nature Center. For this field trip, the students will change out of their mass clothes and change their jumpers, shorts, and slacks for blue jeans and tennis shoes/sneakers. I will send more info. and reminders regarding this.
- Monday, May 6 – All-school Mass with the Bishop! Students are to dress nicely for Church – haircuts, hair fixed, clean uniforms, etc.
- Friday, May 10 – Jog-a-Thon! We are the Third Grade Rescue Rangers. The PSP has asked all students to bring in $5 to pay for the shirt. If you have not done so, please do so immediately. In addition, I will also be collecting $5 from each student to pay for the supplies for the hats and supplies to design the banner and T-shirts. I love to go all out so I hope I’ve got your support! If you need service hours and would like to purchase the supplies for the shirts, please let me know so I will not collect money from all the students. I would need to know ASAP as the hats need to be ordered on Oriental Trading.
- Friday, May 17 is Marine Day
- Friday, May 24 is the famous Pirate Park Day – Oh so fun!
- Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day – No School
- Friday, June 7 – 10:00am dismissal and Last day of school
So as you can see, it’s going to be REALLY BUSY! If you want to plan an end of the year party, please let me know so we can squeeze it in somewhere on the calendar.
The Religion Test tomorrow is Chapter 24 – it will be OPEN BOOK since I did not prepare a study guide. I do hope your child took home their book as I reminded them today. They should still review the chapter even if it’s open book.
Have a good one!
You are invited to watch the Third Grade Class’ Performance titled: Life Cycles.
This play discuss the lifecycles of a butterfly, global warming, predators vs. preys, and much, much, more!
Join on this Wednesday, March 13 at 1:10pm!
Congratulations to the following Third Graders:
Angelica, Vincent, and Nicole
They made it into the Spelling Bee challenge against grades 4 and 5.
Way to go!
Tomorrow’s Religion test is tomorrow, but we will work on it together. No study guide will be needed for tomorrow.
Please study for the Spelling Bee words. I will test them on 35 words from the list of 250.
Questions? Email me
Parents, I recently discovered Classdojo.com, a website that allows positive reinforcement immediately in the classroom. Want to know the best part? You can track your kid’s behaviors online!
I sent home the login info! Check it out and let me know what you think. I think this is better than the behavior log as it is an extra step to track the kids’ behavior… I love how immediate it is!
The Religion Study Guide is online!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Tomorrow, we will be having our Pre-Lent celebrations of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. If you are interested, you are welcome to send in treats to share with the class.
- Wednesday, February 6 – Movie and PJ Day
This is the third grade 2nd wish. We will watch a G-Rated Movie (bring some to suggest!) Students may bring their PJs to school and change into them for the movie. Kids are welcome to bring stuffed animals, blankets, pillows.
- Thursday, February 7 – Poetry Contest
- Friday, February 8 – Game Day
Students will be allowed to bring in board games and electronic games. All students bringing in handheld electronic games (Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, etc.) will be responsible for it. Also, parents must make a list of games that the child will be allowed to play (must be appropriate for school and represent Christian values – non-violent games). Parents must sign the list. List may be emailed directly to me (signature not required) but must come from a parent’s email account.
For Friday’s Game Day, please bring treats/snacks to share – chips, crackers, fruit, juice, cookies, milk, etc.
Homework is uploaded this week. Sorry for the technical difficulties during the prior weeks… I hope it doesn’t give me anymore problems
I’m having difficulty uploading the study guide for some reason… So I’m just posting the study guide below.
Ch. 12 Religion Study Guide
1. Each baptized person is called to love and serve God.
2. God’s call to each of us to serve him in a certain way is called vocation.
3. Laypeople are baptized members of the Church who share in the mission to bring the good news of Christ to the world.
4. We live the vocations that God gives us as members of the Church.
5. In the sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is ordained to the priesthood by a bishop.
6. When people join a religious community, they take vows.
7. God calls everyone to be holy.
8. God calls some men to be priests.
9. Some ways laypeople are called by God to serve him:
- parish members come together to celebrate the mass and other sacraments
- Come together to pray, learn, and grow in faith
- Work together to meet the needs of their parish
- Welcome people who want to become members of the Church.
10. What things have God called you to do? Think of your current vocation.
(This answer is up to you)
I hope this helps
The Marie Woods Poetry Contest is on Thursday, February 7.
All students must participate in the in class competition on Friday, January 25.
Due dates for Poems:
All students must pick either A or B (pick one option):
A) Pick a poem written by an author (not the student). It must have 10 or more lines. This will be recited in the in-class competition. Poems for option A is due Wednesday, January 16.
B) Students may write their own poem. It must have 10 or more lines. This will be recited in the in-class competition. Poems for option B is due Friday, January 18.
Option B poems will be judged on its writing* but may or may not be recited in the school competition (held in the McLaughlin Hall) unless the student is one of the Top 3 candidates in the third grade class (based on the in-class competition).
(*Option B poems is automatically placed into the writing competition of the contest.)
Optional (not mandatory):
Students may write their own poems and must turn these poems in for original poem competition no later than Friday, January 25. These poems will not be judged on performance but by a writing criteria.