Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,


I wanted to share some exciting news with you all! My husband Mike and I are expecting a baby in March! I am sharing this with your children today and wanted to let you know as well.


No School Friday: There will be no school on Friday due to an Archdiocesan Teacher In-service day.


Reading logs: The September reading log is due on Wednesday. A new reading log for October will be coming home on Thursday. Thanks for working with your child on reading!


Book Orders: Scholastic book orders are due by tomorrow. I sent home form last week Remember you can also order online. Here are the steps:

  1. VISIT
  2. ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (NKP72)
  3. SHOP and find the books you want
  4. SUBMIT your order


Lunches of Love: 3rd grade will be donating Lunches of Love in the month of October. We will have two turn in days, Friday, October 9th and Friday, October 23rd. Your donation is very appreciated.


Here is some more information about Lunches of Love:


Thank you for making and providing a lunch for someone in need.

The items in the bag must be all NON-PERISHABLE.  (No fresh fruit or sandwiches)

Can of tuna/chicken/salmon (pull-top only!)   or Vienna sausages (pull-top only!) Snack packs work great!

NO soups.


Ideas for lunches:

protein bar

fruit cup

juice box

chips – prepackaged

cookies – prepackaged


spoon (if not included with the non-perishable item)


Uganda Money: It is that time again for each student to bring in their monthly $1.00 to support our Ugandan students in their schooling. Only one dollar a month does so much!  Thank you for your generosity.


Math Game: There will be no math homework on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night this week. Instead a math game is coming home to practice multiplication. Students should play it twice and turn in the work that accompanies it by next Monday.


Art Room Update!

Third graders have been studying the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), along with the secondary colors (orange, green, and purple) and tertiary colors that they combine to make. Using just red, yellow, and blue, students have been practicing creating their own secondary and tertiary colors, in the form of a color wheel. We are now putting these new-found color-mixing skills to use in form of a Color Wheel Cake painting. They are looking absolutely delicious!


Art Workshop Opportunity:

A new 6-week after school Art Workshop session will begin on Oct. 20th! Projects will include: Giant cookie frosting paintings, Sculpey figurines,  the Upcycled materials inventors’ challenge, ceramic sculpture, and more! This class is held on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm. All 1st-5th grade students are welcome to join. The cost is $160 and includes all materials, snacks, and fun prizes. Scholarships are available based on need – please inquire at time of registration. This is an invaluable opportunity for kids to gain additional arts exposure, explore their creative side, and create lasting memories! For more information, or to register, contact Lacey Reuter:


Math: We continue to work on chapter 4-understanding multiplication. Students are learning that multiplication is repeated addition. They will have a quiz on Thursday.


The math assessment from chapter 1 is coming home with your child tonight. Please review this with your child. Thank you!


Reading: We continue reading The Boxcar Children.  This week we will be reading chapter 3. Our target skill is sequencing. We also will work on answering comprehension questions in complete sentences.


Social Studies: Students work on their Google Earth projects representing their place in their neighborhood, city, state, country and continent.


Science: Students conduct an experiment to determine how lengthening a slope effects the speed of an object.


Religion: We learn about the Church Leaders.


Language Arts: We work on three parts of speech-nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Students will be asked to identify these parts of speech in a variety of sentences. Students also create colorful adjectives.


Spelling: The spelling homework is due on Thursday and the test will also be on Thursday. Our pattern this week is long O.


Spelling words:


load                opening         told                 yellow                       soak                shadow   foam                    follow             glow               sold                 window         coach

almost                       throat


Challenge word: tomorrow

This week’s star: Will

Next week’s star: Addison


Have a great week!

Erin Meland

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