Newsletter for the week of May 18-22

May 18, 2015




Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,


I hope you all enjoy a nice and long Memorial Day weekend!


As we enter our last weeks of school, we are busy completing a few different projects. In the midst of learning, we are also trying to take care of some end-of-the-year details. Here are a few reminders for you:


No School: There will be a half-day this Friday and no school on Monday due to Memorial Day weekend.


Field Day: Field day is this Friday and will take place at Hiawatha! Our class will be wearing blue and green.  Permission slips need to be in by this Thursday. Please be sure your child has a water bottle and good tennis shoes to wear. Thanks!


Math Practice This Summer: It is important that students continue to practice math during summer in order to keep it fresh in their minds! TenMarks Summer Math program is a great program to sign your child up for in order for them to get extra practice. A flier is coming home tonight with more information about the program. You can also visit the following website to learn more and register:



Memorare: Students need to recite this prayer to me sometime before Thursday, May 21st.


State in the Box: We are working on our project today. I can’t wait to see the finished products. The projects will be in the hall on Tuesday, May 19th until they come home on Friday, May 29th. Please stop by to see them!


Bake Sale: The annual 4th Grade Charity Bake Sale will be taking place on Thursday, May 21st.  Bring in your money to purchase some delicious treats (Items will cost between $.25-$1.00).  All proceeds will be going to St. Vincent de Paul.  Thank you for your support!




This week, we will be learning:


Religion: We will focus on Personal Steps to Respect this week. As a class, we discuss touching safety, being assertive, and standing up for oneself. We celebrate Pentecost and discuss our spiritual gifts.


Math:  We continue to work through chapter 13, which focuses on area and perimeter. Students can continue to do retakes of the multiplication/division facts at Thursday morning recess.


Reading: Students read chapter 7 this week illustrating the main events from the chapter.



Science: We learn more about the ocean ecosystem.


Social Studies: We learn about the Space Needle. Students learned the last section of states in their GeoJourney a few weeks ago. There will be no test on that region but the region will be covered in the final 50 states test.  Students will have their final 50 states test on Tuesday, June 2nd. A study guide will be sent home this week.


Language Arts: We use our LA time to work on the iMovie trailer book reports.


Star of the week: Patrick


Spelling: Homework is due Thursday and the test will be on Thursday.


jelly               button           pillow                        happen          butter                        lesson cherry                     sudden         arrow                        dollar             hello               rabbit

letter             bottom


Challenge word: stubborn


Have a great week!





Erin Meland

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