Third Grade

Week of August 14-18

We began our week reading the Gospel from Sunday's Mass, Matthew 14:22-33, in our Bibles.  We learned that we need to have "Faith" that God is always here for us.  We began to learn how to navigate through the Bible using the Old and New Testaments.  We also learned that the Disciples Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote the Gospels. We celebrated an all school Mass on Tuesday celebrating the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, Mary.  We began learning about how much God loves us.   We celebrated our first all school Mass on Friday.

Reading/Language Arts
The Third Graders were given Assessments this week.  On Monday, they took the STAR Reader test.  I will be sending home their results on Friday.  They also took some Assessments to measure their Vocabulary, Comprehension, Grammar, Spelling and Writing.
We finished reading our literature study book, Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume.  We began comprehension packets to assist the students with understanding of the story.

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

Our August Book Reports are due on Thursday, August 31.

Our first Spelling Test on "A Fine, Fine School" words will be on Monday (pretest) and our second test will be on Friday (post and challenge).  Please use to study. 

We also took some Assessments in Math this week.  We worked on Computation and Problem Solving.

We  continued learning about the Scientific Method, what an engineer does, and what technology means in preparation for our first STREAM Challenge that we will complete on Friday called "Walking on Air".  We learned Scientific Vocabulary and how to write a problem and materials as a scientific method in our Engineering Notebooks.

We are really working on learning the procedures, routines and expectations for Third Grade.  Please remember to send your wonderful children with a healthy snack and water each day.  Also, please remember to make sure that they have enough rest at night to be able to focus in class and learn.