Third Grade News

 

 

Monday, October 8: No School - Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 10: Mass 8:15 a.m.

Friday, October 12: Holy Hour 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Parent Information

Dear Parents,

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 HomeThe 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 kteegarden@saintpatrickschoolbryan.org or call 419-636-3592.

Thank you,

Mrs. Teegarden

CLASS PARTY FORM

Dear Parents,

            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.

 

Mrs. Teegarden

 

NAME _____________________________________________________

____FALL         ____ CHRISTMAS           ____ VALENTINE’S DAY

____ napkins

____ cookies

____ fruit or treat

____ punch - drink boxes

____ will help with the party

____ will provide games for the party

 

VOLUNTEER FORM

If you would like to help out, please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mrs. Teegarden

 

NAME _____________________________________________________

____ 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


TOPIC: ______________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework the week of October 8-12

Spelling  TEST IS October 12

aid pay chain mail tray paint maybe plain lay main always pail laid away paid

BONUS WORDS: capture exclaim gloomy insist

BIBLE VERSE:  And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Ephesians 4:32

  EXTRA CREDIT: be able to find the verse in the Bible

(New American Bible)

 

RELIGION THEME: Prayer

 

STATES TO KNOW (location on a labeled map)

New York Pennsylvania  New Jersey

READING VOCABULARY WORDS (words that go with the reading story)

blade flutter fireflies patch dew budding notepad


VOCABULARY WORDS (from the vocabulary workbook)

Unit 4: capture coward exclaim gloomy insist passage restless shallow shatter talent

 

CURRENT EVENTS - Ela due Oct. 12, Trae due Oct. 19,

Abby due Oct. 26

EACH NIGHT: read for 10 minutes, review states

 MONDAY 8: No School

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TUESDAY 9: 12:20 Music

  • Math worksheet 3.1
  • Reading worksheet - cause & effect
  • Remember Mass is tomorrow.  Please no shorts.

WEDNESDAY 10: 8:15 Mass, 12:20 Music

  • Math worksheet 3.2
  • English worksheet - common and proper nouns                                                                                                    

THURSDAY 11: 1:45 Art

  • Reading worksheet - review of Night Letters
  • Write your spelling words in your planner.
  • Remember your shoes for P.E. tomorrow.

FRIDAY 12: 10:00 Holy Hour, 1:05 P.E. 1:45 Art

  • Read for your October book report.  Due October 31st
  • Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

This week we will be covering the following concepts:

DATE: October 8-12

MATH: introduce 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: review long vowels

SPELLING: see homework list

WRITING: review cursive letters, review writing a letter

ENGLISH: nouns - common and proper

SOCIAL STUDIES: hemispheres

SCIENCE: Animal Unit - experiments on camouflage and adaptations of animals

HEALTH: Nutrition Unit

RELIGION: Prayer

READING: Night Letters by Palmyra LoMonaco

SKILLS: author's propose, draw conclusion, review cause & effect,  comprehension check

NOTE:

Monday, October 8: No School - Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 10: Mass 8:15 a.m.

Friday, October 12: Holy Hour 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD GRADE SPELLING

Test October 12

Unit 8: aid pay chain mail tray paint maybe plain lay main always pail laid away paid

Bonus:  capture coward exclaim gloomy insist

Test October 19

Unit 9: sheep dream street east treat mean wheels peace real cheese leave stream sweet teacher heat

Bonus: passage restless shallow shatter talent

Test October 26

Unit 10: night bright find light wild high blind fight sight kind sign knight mild right sigh

Bonus: atmosphere brilliant convince endure glance

Test November 2

Unit 11: snow load almost row soak window foam most flow goat throw float blow below soap

Bonus: harsh plunge precious swift unite

Test November 9

Unit 12: Review unit NO BONUS

broke smile close state always chain laid maybe real teacher street wheels bright mild kind right almost snow float window

Test November 16

Unit 13: shape church watch father wrap check finish sharp mother write catch chase shall thick wrote

Bonus: accuse clever coast delicate explore

Test November 30

Unit 14: change fence space age center large since price page ice dance pencil slice place city

Bonus: imitate pierce rare symbol triumph

Test December 7

Unit 15: shook flash speech think strong cloth brook stitch string scratch fresh spring switch stretch splash

BONUS: ancient climate cling custom decay

Test December 14

Unit 16: afraid around upon never open animal ever about again another couple awake over asleep above
Bonus: disturb expose perform remote timid

Test December 21

Unit 17: friend very people your after busy other were should once would sure little every could

Bonus: ability avoid bashful brief compete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travelmates 

The Travelmates have started their travels.  Several have visited Michigan.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Club

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 kteegarden@saintpatrickschoolbryan.org or call me at 419-636-3592 with any concerns.

Thank you,

Mrs. Teegarden

SPELLING

The spelling test is usually on Friday.  There are twenty words and four bonus words.  The bonus words are for extra credit. They bonus words are from the vocabulary book.  The students are given a list at school and the words will be posted on the web page.

Test October 12

Unit 8: flute view student whose clue human juice few true tube truth glue dew lose tulip used due fruit music rule

Bonus: previous qualify urgent vanity

Test October 19

Unit 9: flour however coil enjoy amount powder moist vowel spoil flower joint joy power royal foil plow choice mouth crowd mount

Bonus: ambush calculate contribute dread

Test October 26

Unit 10: forget bought nor haul ought forest sport thought daughter port sort record taught brought forth because fought report forty caught

Bonus: employ extend frantic initial

Test November 2

Unit 11: near steer certain return tear thirst perfect fear term cheer turkey firm ear burst rear serve year person clear herd

Bonus: routine stun sturdy yield

Test November 9

Unit 12: clothes hello moment pillow few lose used whose amount choice flower moist because brought caught thought certain return tear year

Bonus: antique baggage digest establish

 Test November 16

Unit 13: share cart beware march rare army charge stare market compare mark alarm parent chart spare smart charm scare apart spark

Bonus: eternal haste humid lash 

Test November 30

Unit 14: meant build flood laugh breakfast enough sweater rough bread touch spread tough already built ready death young instead heavy ahead

Bonus: oppose pioneer sensible worthy

Test December 7

Unit 15: often knot wring island lamb answer knee written though knock echo known comb wrong limb knife listen honest doubt calm

Bonus: blossom collide constant content 

Test December 14

Unit 16: quick quarter squint quiz squeeze quote quit squash queen squirm quilt quart squeal quake quill quarrel square quite question quiet

Bonus: distract drought foul noble

Test December 20

Unit 17: badge gym rigid gem baggage range dodge package engine cottage gigantic edge gentle strange ridge cabbage bridge hedge village judge

Bonus: policy quiver slight tidy

 

 

VOCABULARY

 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.

VOCABULARY WORDS

Unit 4: ambush calculate contribute dread employ frantic initial routine stun sturdy yield

ENGLISH 

Skill: nouns - common and proper 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

DAY 1

MATH:

  • Practice your multiplication facts with flash cards or with multiplication.com games on Mrs. Teegarden's website Tizmo page.
  • Do review worksheet.

READING:

  • Read the story The Mystery of the Missing Blue Shoe  and complete the worksheets.
  • Read a book of your choice for 15 minutes.  Write the title and author.  Then write a summary of what you read.

ENGLISH:

  • Write about a time when you lost something.  What did you lose? Where were you? Did you find it at last?  Remember to indent, use capitals, and end marks.

SPELLING:

  • Write your words in cursive.  Please check your homework sheet or Mrs. Teegarden's website for the spelling list.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Review the location of the states.  You may use your planner or play the matching states game on Ben's Guide on                  Mrs. Teegarden's website Tizmo page.
  • Color the worksheet on the states.

RELIGION:

  • Read your Bible verse for the week.  It is found on the website homework sheet.  Write what the verse means to you.

DAY 2

MATH:

  • Practice your multiplication flash cards or review with multiplication.com games on Mrs. Teegarden's website Tizmo page.
  • Do the multiplication worksheet and the math subtraction with regrouping review worksheet.

READING:

  • Read the story The Closet Creature  and complete the worksheets.
  • Read a book of your choice for 15 minutes.  Write a summary of what you read.  Please be sure to include the title and author.

WRITING:

  • Draw a picture of a closet creature.  Write a story about the creature. Tell what it looks like and what it does.

ENGLISH:

  • Write five sentences.  Underline the noun in each sentence.  Circle the verb in each sentence. Put a square around any adjectives.

SPELLING:

  • Write your words in alphabetical order.  Please check your homework sheet or Mrs. Teegarden's website for the spelling list.

SCIENCE:

  • Look around the house and list six types of energy.  Give an example.

        EXAMPLE: computer - electrical

DAY 3

MATH:

  • Practice your multiplication flash cards or review with games on multiplication.com on Mrs. Teegarden's website Tizmo page.
  • Do the multiplication worksheet and the graph worksheet.

READING:

  • Read the story Rescue  and complete the worksheets.
  • Read a book of your choice for 15 minutes.  Write a summary of what you read.  Please be sure to include the title and author.

ENGLISH/SPELLING:

  • Write a sentence for each of your words.  Be sure to use capitals and end marks.  Please check your homework sheet or the website for the spelling list.

RELIGION/WRITING:

  • Select your favorite Bible story.  Draw a picture of the story.  Then write the story.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Read the story on maps.  Do  the worksheets.

 

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