Due to missing school, the spelling test on unit 20 will be February 1 not January 25.
Wednesday, January 23: Mass 8:15 a.m.
January 28-February 1 Catholic Schools' Week
January 29: Nursing Home Service Project 10:00
Welcome to Third Grade! I’m looking forward to working with you and your child. The following information will help to make a great year.
Lesson Guide – Each week you will receive a sheet listing the concepts to be taught. It will include test dates and reminders of up coming events. THIS IS NOT HOMEWORK. It is only to keep you informed about what we are doing in class. Please use it to help your child review.
Homework Guide – The homework guide is located on the back of the lesson guide and will be posted on the website each week. The guide will list the assignments, spelling words, reading vocabulary, states to know and reminders of special events.
Homework – The students will have homework. It is usually a short assignment that should not take your child more than fifteen minutes to do. The students will have a blue homework folder to bring their assignment home. When they finish their assignment, please have them put it back in the folder and return it to school the next day. If the child forgets his/her folder, they may bring it back the following day. After two days the student will need to do the work at recess. The assignment will be marked as late work.
Spelling – Please check the homework guide for spelling words, Bible verse, and test dates. Spelling test is usually on Friday. The Bible verse and bonus words will be used as extra credit. If your child misses the Bible verse and/or the bonus words, they will not count against their grade.
Vocabulary – The students will have a vocabulary book. Please review the vocabulary words and their meanings. After two weeks on the unit the students will have a quiz on the words.
States to Know – The students will need to know the location of the states listed on the homework sheet.
Current Events – About once a nine weeks your child will be responsible for a current event. The article may be from a newspaper, magazine, weekly reader, or Internet source. Your child will need to decide if the article is local/state, national, or world news and write a summary of the article. If possible please attach a copy of the article. The article will be shared and placed on the bulletin board. A form will be provided. The due date is listed on the homework sheet.
PE – Gym class will be on Friday at 1:05-1:45 p.m. Please be sure to have tennis shoes.
Accelerated Reading (AR)– This year your child will participate in the Accelerated Reading program. Your child will be given time at school to read. Your child may use this book for the book report.
Book Reports – Your child will be responsible for a book report due the last week of each month (except for August, December, and May). The book needs to be on your child’s reading level and may come from home, school, or the library. A list will be provided with the different types of reports. Some of the types include making a poster, dressing up as a character, written report, creating a scene from the story, making a book jacket, puppet play, etc…
Graded Work – Communication between home and school is vital to your child’s success in the classroom. Each week I will send home a folder with graded papers. Only the papers in the folder will be recorded in the grade book. Please take time to review and discuss the papers with your child. Then sign the form on your child’s folder, keep the papers (unless otherwise noted) and have your child return the empty folder the next school day.
Grades – Your child’s grades will be available for viewing on the Option C website.
Book Club Orders – Your child will be given book club order forms. If your child would like to order books please make the check out to St. Patrick School. You may also order online.
Service Project – We will do three service projects this year.
Nursing Home – The last Tuesday of each month (except August and December) from 10:00-10:40 we visit Genesis Nursing Home in Bryan. The students help the residents play Bingo.
Homeless Shelter – Throughout the year we collect money to purchase pillows for the Sanctuary Homeless Shelter in Bryan. The students are asked to do extra chores to earn money for this project.
Operation Christmas Child – We will collect some small items (crayons, scissors, toys, etc…) to be placed in a shoebox. The box will be sent to a needy child.
Water Bottles – The students may have water bottles in the classroom. Please no bottles with just a twist off cap.
Travelmates Project – The class will be participating in the TRAVELMATES PROJECT. An article about the program will be sent home. Your child will need to bring in a clean stuffed animal by Friday, August 24th. The animal should be over nine inches tall in order for the backpack to fit. Please select an animal that is NOT special to your child. Some animals may not return. If your child does not have an animal, please let me know and one will be provided. Thank you for your cooperation in this project.
Parties – We have three parties this year. A sign up sheet is available in the room and on the website.
Birthdays – You may send in a snack for your child’s birthday. If your child’s birthday is in the summer please let me know when you would like to celebrate it.
Volunteers – A sign up sheet is available in the room and on the website.
If you have questions concerning this information please contact me at email@example.com or call 419-636-3592.
CLASS PARTY FORM
Our class will be having three parties this year. If you would like to donate an item for one of our parties, please indicate your choice below. Return the form to school as soon as possible. Your form will be placed on file, and you will be contacted before your donation is needed. Thank you for your help.
____FALL ____ CHRISTMAS ____ VALENTINE’S DAY
____ fruit or treat
____ punch - drink boxes
____ will help with the party
____ will provide games for the party
If you would like to help out, please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible.
____ Room mother or father
____ Drive for field trips
____ Work with students
Please check when you are available
____ Monday ____ Tuesday _____ Thursday
Time: ____ 8:30-9:20 _____ 1:15-1:45
______Math ____ Reading _____Science
____ Other: subject __________________ time_______________
_____ Available to work with individual students in the classroom (times to be arranged)
_____ Help with special projects (ex: sewing, cooking, painting,etc…)
_____ Willing to work on items at home (ex: cutting material, making games, etc…)
_____ Willing to share my career or talent with the class
Homework the week of January 21-25
Spelling TEST IS February 1
story wore north board form corner warm score morning forget before storm tore order war
BONUS WORDS: ability avoid bashful brief compete
BIBLE VERSE: ,," Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19
EXTRA CREDIT: be able to find the verse in the Bible
(New American Bible)
RELIGION THEME: Prayer & Holy Spirit
STATES TO KNOW (location on a labeled map)
Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama
READING VOCABULARY WORDS (words that go with the reading story)
algae conservation insulation pollution species streamlined waddle
VOCABULARY WORDS (from the vocabulary workbook)
Unit 9: ability avoid bashful brief compete consider delightful honor reflex remark
CURRENT EVENTS - Trae January 25, February 1 Abby,
February 8 Parker
EACH NIGHT: read for 10 minutes, review states
MONDAY 21: Dr. King Day
TUESDAY 22: 12:20 Music
WEDNESDAY 23: 8:15 Mass, 12:20 Music, 1:45 Butterfly Club
THURSDAY 24: 1:45 Art
FRIDAY 25: 1:05 P.E. 1:45 Art
This week we will be covering the following concepts:
DATE: January 21-25
MATH: division, practice multiplication, review subtraction and addition with regrouping
DAILY REVIEW: number patterns, fractions, temperature, calendar, telling time, story problem, rounding to nearest ten and hundred
PHONICS: r control vowels
SPELLING: see homework list
WRITING: review cursive letters
ENGLISH: introduce adjectives
SOCIAL STUDIES: Community and Cultures, start government unit
SCIENCE: Plant unit - review for test
HEALTH: Alcohol harms the body
RELIGION: Prayer & Holy Spirit
READING: finish Penguin Chick by Betty Tatham, start Penguins by Kira Freed
CHAPTER BOOK: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and RIchard Atwater
SKILLS: main idea, supporting details, comprehension check
Wednesday, January 23: Mass 8:15 a.m.
Catholic Schools' Week
Tuesday, January 29: Nursing Home 10:00
THIRD GRADE SPELLING WORDS
TEST February 1
Unit 20: story wore north board form corner warm score morning forget before storm tore order war
BONUS: ability avoid bashful brief compete
Test February 8
Unit 21: word fur early circus turn skirt earth work curl learn hurt dirt earn shirt heard
BONUS: consider delightful honor reflex remark
TEST February 14
Unit 22: hardware nowhere fare pear barefoot their hair bare fair there pair wear software where hare
BONUS: actual brink chill conquer fortunate
TEST February 22
Unit 23: way its owe sell great sail cell scent oh cent it's grate weigh sale sent
BONUS: fury intend pattern vibrant wit
TEST March 1
Unit 24: across draw belong straw before forget warm morning circus heard early work their wear there where great sent it's weigh
BONUS: REVIEW UNIT NO BONUS
The Travelmates have started their travels. Several have visited Michigan.
The Third and Second Grade classes meet twice a month for Butterfly Club. We have been watching the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. We have released fifty-six butterflies! We are also participating in Symbolic Monarch Migration project. We made paper butterflies to send to Mexico. They will winter there. In the spring some butterflies will return. Visit Journey North website for more information on this project.
FOURTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS
I will be teaching Fourth Grade English, Vocabulary, and Spelling. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 419-636-3592 with any concerns.
The spelling test is usually on Friday. The words are given to the students and are listed below.
TEST February 1
Unit 20: stumble trouble eagle harden brighten thicken wrinkle soften lighten table dampen moisten double weaken tighten example darken tremble fasten blacken
BONUS: smolder trudge volunteer weary
Test February 8
Unit 21: gather winter master tractor shower major danger enter whether water thunder eager bitter silver minor neither wonder either rather together
BONUS: convict discipline dungeon earnest
Test February 14
Unit 22: cuter nearer thinnest kinder easiest funnier nearest happier kindest thinner quietest funniest safer quieter safest quicker cutest easier quickest happiest
BONUS: enclose gradual grumble jagged
TEST February 22
Unit 23: lone break waist passed sore cellar roll died past steak role steel loan dyed seller brake soar steal stake waste
BONUS: nourish provision treaty uneasy
TEST March 1
Unit 24: middle sample simple single moisten example fasten trouble together tractor whether wonder cuter easier funniest quietest break past steel waste
BONUS: distress drench dwell juvenile
Test March 8
Unit 25: woman fish mouse children leaves self child women goose calf leaf geese calves mice selves ox popcorn elf oxen elves
Bonus: outstanding proceed register sift
The vocabulary words are a part of the spelling list. After two to three weeks there will be a quiz over the vocabulary words. The test is the same format as last year.
Unit 9: convict discipline dungeon earnest enclose gradual grumble jagged nourish provision treaty uneasy
Skill: adjectives - what kind, how many
articles a, an, the
NOTE: Blizzard Bags do not go into effect until it is announced. Please listen to the Honeywell Instant Alert message for information.
Each student received a packet with the directions and worksheets. If you need another copy of the worksheets, they are listed at the bottom of this page for downloading. The directions are listed below.
EXAMPLE: computer - electrical