Third Grade

Week of October 17-20

We began our week reading the Gospel from Sunday's Mass, Matthew 22:1-14, in our Bibles.  We learned that we are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, Who wants all of us to be with Him in heaven. We are continuing our prayer promise for our beloved Fr. Dennis and our Seminarian, Peter Lukaszewski by saying a special Our Father and Hail Mary for them every day. We continued to research and work on our Saint Posters in class.  We celebrated an all school Mass on Friday.

Reading/Language Arts
We focused on Lesson 7, "What Do Illustrators Do?" by Eileen Christlelow, in Journeys this week.  On Tuesday, we learned our Vocabulary in Context, on Wednesday, we made Predictions using an Anticipation Guide and used a Graphic Organizer (Text and Graphic Features) to assist us in Comprehension, on Thursday, we evaluated and synthesized the story using a Trifold, and on Friday, we focused on Phonics learning about 3 Letter Clusters.

In Grammar, we learned about Present, Past, and Future Tenses in Verbs.   

Please practice IXL Objectives D.9,19-20.

We continued reading and discussing  Charlotte's Web by E.B. White in class. 

Please remember to have your child read at least 20 minutes every day aloud to practice fluency.

Our next Spelling Pretest, on "Harvest Birds", will be on Monday, October 23, and our Post/Challenge Test will be on Thursday, October 26.

Our next book report is due on October 31.

We continued in Chapter 3 in GoMath by learning how to draw Multiplication Math Models, Model Arrays, and the Commutative Property of Multiplication.
We continued our timed tests this week. The boys and girls are so excited.  Thank you for reminding them to study every day for at least 10 minutes.  They can use flash cards, apps on an IPad, IXL, or any other method that helps them.  They have 3 minutes to complete 28 problems correctly.   
Please practice IXL Objectives E.5-7 and F.1-5.

Social Studies
We continued in our Ancient Explorers Unit learning about Ponce De Leon and Francisco Vasquez De Coronado this week.