Newsletter for the week of June 2-6



June 2, 2014


Dear Third Grade Parents,


Thank you to all of those that volunteered on the field trip on Friday! We had a blast and the kids learned a lot.




50 States Test: The final states test will be tomorrow, Tuesday the 3rd. This covers both the states AND the Postal abbreviations.


Reading Log: Due today, please turn in ASAP. There will be no more reading logs this year, but students should continue to read at home each night!
Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be passed out on Tuesday.


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.


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 pink form needs to be turned in by Wednesday, June 4th.


Lost and Found: Please check the Lost and Found for missing items. All items will be donated on Friday, June 8th.


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: —Go to PLAYLISTS and BOOK REPORTS 2014


This week we will be learning:

Reading: Students read “Flight” from the Anthology. The target skill is identifying fact vs. opinion and making judgments.


Language Arts: We continue to work on narrative writing this week.


Math: Students learn more about geometry this week including polygons and angles.
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. Science journals will be coming home next Monday.
Social Studies: We take our final States test.


Spelling: Our final review test is this Friday. These are all words they have had before. The test is on Friday. There is no homework.


anxious        waste                        swished        waist                         convinced responsible

blew                         Sunday         move            fiction           house            character

scowled       important              until              side              feet              huge              ocean                      operation



Star of the week: Georgia




Erin Meland