Newsletter for the week of Jan. 11-15



January 11, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,



There will be no school next Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

3B is leading the Prayer Service this Friday, January 22nd at 8:30 am in the school hall. Please join us if you can!

 Native American Project: Students must have their tribe picked by this Wednesday, January 13th. Please let me know if you have any questions about this. Students need to have all their research material at school by Wednesday. This will stay at school for the remainder of the project (if a book needs to be renewed students can bring the book home).


Classroom Help: I am looking for some help in the classroom with the Native American project.  It is nice to have another adult(s) in the room to help with researching and editing with the kids.  Here are some dates and times that we will be working on the project:


            Tuesday, January 19th from 9:30-10:10

            Wednesday, January 20th from 1:30-2:05

            Tuesday, January 26th from 9:30-10:10

            Wednesday, January 27th from 1:30-2:05

            Thursday, January 28th from 1:20-2:00

            Tuesday, February 2nd from 9:30-10:10

            Thursday, February 4th from 1:20-2:05

             Tuesday, February 9th from 9:30-10:10

            Wednesday, February 10th from 1:30-2:05

            Thursday, February 18th from 1:20-2:05


If you are able to help with one of these times or multiple times, let me know. I will post more times in future newsletters if I need help. Thank you for all you do! 

Mass: We have Mass at 2pm this Thursday. Students need to be in perfect uniform. Thanks!

Blue and Green Day: Students can support the Hawks by wearing blue and green on Friday,



Math: Students take the 2s facts tests today. They also will be introduced to the 5s facts today. The 5s tests will be next Tuesday, January 19th.

We also continue in chapter 10 on fractions. This week we focus on parts of sets and fractions on a number line.

Religion: We continue to learn about parables. We read the Parable of the Prodigal Son and summarize it, talk about the symbols in it and the lesson it teaches us.

Language Arts: Students learn how to take notes from resource materials. Students will begin researching their tribes shelter and talk about how to write interesting topic sentences.

Science: In small groups, students imagine and plan how they will design and build their Maglev Transportation System (vehicle that travels using magnets)

Social Studies: Students learn about the Southwest and Southeast region tribes. We talk about similarities and differences between these regions.

Reading: We read the story Pop’s Bridge and focus on the skill of comparing on contrasting. We look at how the characters are similar and different. Students also learn about the different types of bridges. Students create their own bridges and see how much weight they can hold.

Spelling: Homework is due Thursday, test is on Friday. The pattern this week is vowel + /r/ sounds.


horse              mark             storm             market                      acorn             artist     March     north             barking         stork              thorn             forest

chore             restore


challenge word: fortune


Star of the week this week: Liz

Next Week: Oscar


Have a fantastic week!




Erin Meland


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