Third Grade News



Wednesday, March 13: Mass 8:15 a.m.

Friday, March 15: Shamrock Shake Up 1:15



March 26: Nursing Home Service Project 10:00



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 or call 419-636-3592.

Thank you,

Mrs. Teegarden


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



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 March 11-15

Spelling  TEST IS March 15

sorry carry bunny happy muddy berry furry puppy merry jelly hurry pretty cherry worry funny

BONUS WORDS: prompt revive tradition watchful wreckage

BIBLE VERSE:  ,,. " I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."  John 8:12

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

(New American Bible)




STATES TO KNOW (location on a labeled map)

North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas

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

drowned strokes stirred medals continued celebrate current

VOCABULARY WORDS (from the vocabulary workbook)

Unit 11: approach approve glory magnificent meek prompt revive tradition watchful wreckage


CURRENT EVENTS -   March 5 Ali, April 5 Ela & Trae



EACH NIGHT: read for 10 minutes, review states

 MONDAY 11: 8:40 JA, 10:00 Science Extravaganza, 12:00 Library

  • Math worksheet X 6

TUESDAY 12: 8:40 JA.   12:20 Music

  • Social Studies map worksheet, quiz tomorrow
  • Remember Mass is tomorrow.  

WEDNESDAY 13: 8:15 Mass, 10:00 Stations of the Cross, 12:20 Music

  • Write your spelling words in your planner.
  • Reading worksheet
  • PACK LUNCH TOMORROW!                                                                                          

THURSDAY 14: 8:40 JA, 1:45 Art

  •  Study vocabulary unit 11 worksheet, test tomorrow

FRIDAY 15: 8:40 JA, 1:15 Shamrock Shake Up

  • Review your multiplication facts
  • Read for March book report, due March 29th 



This week we will be covering the following concepts:

DATE: March 11-15

MATH: fractions, practice multiplication & division, review subtraction and addition with regrouping

DAILY REVIEW: number patterns, fractions, temperature, calendar, telling time, story problem, rounding to nearest ten and hundred

PHONICS:  plurals - suffixes

SPELLING: see homework list

WRITING: review cursive letters

ENGLISH: capitals and punctuation, common and proper nouns

SOCIAL STUDIES: JA, goods and services, law & order

SCIENCE: Destiny, Buoyancy, volume, finish experiments

HEALTH: finish drug unit, start dental unit


READING: Theme: Biographies America's Champion: Gertrude Ederle by 

David Alder

SKILLS: understanding biographies, fact and opinion, generalizations, comprehension check


JA 8:40-9:20 THANK YOU Mrs. Muehlfeld for doing this program!


Wednesday, March 13: Mass 8:15 a.m.

Friday, March 15: Shamrock Shake Up 1:15

Coming Events:

Tuesday, March 26: Nursing Home 10:00










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






















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.








I will be teaching Fourth Grade English, Vocabulary, and Spelling.  Please email me at or call me at 419-636-3592 with any concerns.

Thank you,

Mrs. Teegarden


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 





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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.



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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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



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


  • 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.


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


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


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


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

        EXAMPLE: computer - electrical



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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Read the story on maps.  Do  the worksheets.



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