Third Grade

Week of December 4-8

We began our week reading the Gospel from Sunday's Mass, Mark 13:33-37, in our Bibles.  We learned that Jesus is telling us to live the greatest commandment - to love God with your whole heart, mind and soul - and to love your neighbor.  We should show Him that we are ready for His return by how we live our lives, and how we treat others.  We prayed an all school Rosary on Monday focusing on the Glorious Mysteries. We spent the week learning about our Liturgical Year and Advent. We celebrated St. Nicholas' Day by reading a biography about him and watching an informative video.  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 celebrated an all school Mass on Friday. 

Reading/Language Arts
We focused on Lesson 13, "Yonder Mountain" by Robert H. Bushyhead , in Journeys this week.  On Monday, we learned our Vocabulary in Context, on Tuesday, we made Predictions using an Anticipation Guide and used a Graphic Organizer (Compare and Contrast) to assist us in Comprehension, on Wednesday, we evaluated and synthesized the story using a Trifold, on Thursday, we worked on Independent Writing to assist us in comprehension of our story, and on Friday, we focused on Phonics learning about Contractions.
In Grammar, we learned about Subject and Verb Agreement.
We practiced Cursive Letter "Ss".
In Writing, we wrote paragraphs about "What Makes a Good Leader" using the Writing Process.  
Please practice IXL Objective D.4-5.

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

Our next Spelling Pretest, on "Aero and Officer Mike", will be on Monday, December 11, and our Post/Challenge Test will be on Friday, December 15.

We completed Chapter 5 of GoMath by reviewing and taking our chapter test. 
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 the 2-9 times tables for next week.
Please practice IXL Objectives H.1,3,4 and 5.

We began presenting our Inventor and Invention Reports.