Newsletter for the week of June 1-5



June 1, 2015


Dear Third Grade Parents,





50 States Test: The final states test will be tomorrow, Tuesday the 2nd. This covers both the states AND the Postal abbreviations.


Field Trip: Our field trip is this Thursday! We are excited to go and explore Constellation Park and the Space Needle. Students must wear their uniforms (no free dress) and bring a paper bag sack lunch (a disposable lunch and bag). Also, we ask that students NOT bring money to spend. Thanks to all of the chaperones for volunteering to come with us, you will be receiving an email later in the week with detailed information. We will be leaving at 10:00 and coming back around 2:00.
Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be passed out on Thursday.


Library books: Please make sure your child returns all books to the Holy Rosary Library this week. Report cards cannot be released until these are returned or replaced.


Vocabulary for Ramona Quimby: A study guide will be coming home for students to study vocab for the Ramona Quimby test. Please review this with your child throughout the week. The vocab part of the test will be on Friday.


Special Summer Writing Fun: I would like to invite all third graders to participate in our Summer Fun Pen-Pal Program. It is a great way to keep in touch with friends from 3rd grade and practice writing skills. It’s always a big hit! If your child wants to participate the orange form needs to be turned in by Wednesday, June 3rd.


A Message from Ms. Corrigan on Summer Reading Practice: Once again, Mrs. Harris will be sending out a calendar for students to track their summer reading and strive to meet the All-School Reading Challenge. I highly encourage ALL students to do this!! The librarian from the Seattle Public Library will be here this week to explain their Summer Reading Program, as well.


In the past, I’ve prepared for students simple reading practice packets that contained a selection of short reading passages followed by comprehension questions. I have had a few requests to send these again. I will open it up to everyone that I teach in grades 2, 3, and 4. I just ask that you email me at and let me know that you’d like one for your child.. I’ll include directions. I’ll be preparing these this week and sending them home with your child on Monday, June 8th.


Let’s take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to keep all the great reading progress going! Thank you–Ms. Corrigan.


iMovie Book Reports: We are having a very special “movie screening” as a class to watch all of our book report iTrailers this week. This was a motivating, rich learning activity that the kids loved. You can watch all of the book trailers on my youtube webpage later this week. I will send out an email letting you know when they are available to see. The following will be the link when it is available:


This week we will be learning:

Reading: We finish reading chapter 9 this week. We will have the Ramona Quimby test on Wednesday and Friday. The test will include vocabulary from the book, comprehension questions, and students will be asked to create character webs. Students have a vocabulary review in their filer; they should be studying this at home. We will also review for the test in class.


Language Arts: We write letters to next year’s 4th grade teacher.


Math: Students learn more about geometry this week including polygons and angles. Students will be bringing home their area/perimeter assessment tomorrow. Please review this with your child.
Religion: Students continue to learn about the book of Acts.


Science: We finish our Ecosystem unit by learning about how humans affect various ecosystems and by brainstorming tangible ways we can help. Students also complete a science journal check.


Social Studies: We take our final States test on Tuesday.


Spelling: There will be no spelling this week. Use this time to study for the States test and the Ramona Quimby Vocabulary.






Erin Meland


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