Newsletter for the week of Jan. 12-16

January 12, 2015

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 16th at 8:30 am in the school hall. Please join us if you can!


New Website: Our classroom websites have changed. Here is the link to access the new 3B website:


Book Report: I’m really excited to see the finished story wheels next week! The book reports are due next Friday, the 23rd.   We continue to discuss how important it is to do a little bit every night, and not save it all until the last minute. We discussed that it would be best if they can finish the reading portion of this report by Thursday or Friday so they have enough time to do a great job on the written report.


Native American Project: Today, a packet explaining the Native American Project will be sent home with your child.  Please go over this packet with him or her. In it you will find an explanation of the written, visual and oral aspects of the project, a timeline, rubric and guidelines for how to support your child with this project.

The first deadline is: January 27th – Students need to choose a tribe to study and bring 2 age appropriate books on the tribe to school. (See the packet for information on appropriate research materials. These books will remain at school until all research is completed).


Friday is Seahawk free dress day.  Wear your Seahawk gear or blue in support of the Seahawks. Go Hawks!!


CSW Mass help: Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching and we are in need of some students help during the Sunday Masses on 1/24 and 1/25.  A sign-up genius link will be on the HRS website later this week. Thanks for your help!



This Week:


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 20th.


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


Religion: We prepare for our prayer service that is on Friday.


Language Arts: Students research and read about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using their iPads as well as books in class. They create a Keynote to inform others of his life and accomplishments. Students are also working on writing an informative paragraph on why Martin Luther King Jr. is an important leader in our history.


Science: We begin a new unit on weather.


Social Studies: Students research a country and create a project on the iPad to demonstrate their knowledge.


Reading: We read Aero and Officer Mike. This is an informational text about a police dog named Aero. We focus on main idea and details. Students will write about another animal that helps others.


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: Dane


Have a fantastic week!




Erin Meland




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