Newsletter for the week of May 26-29

May 26, 2015


Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,




State in the Box: The kids did an AMAZING job on the State in the box project. I am so proud of their hard work and creativity. Projects and a graded rubric will be coming home on Wednesday.  


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! I will send forms home today. If your child wants to participate the form needs to be turned in by Tuesday, June 2nd.


50 States Test: Students will have their final state test next Tuesday, June 3rd. The test will cover all 50 states and the abbreviations. Students will be given the names of the states and will have to label them on a map and write the abbreviation as well. A study guide was sent home last week.


Book Fair: The Annual “Buy One Get One Free” book fair will be held in the Library from Wednesday, May 27th to Monday, June 1st. Come stock up on books for summer!!


3B Art Room Update: 3B is about to begin studying the vibrant yarn paintings which come from the artistic traditions of the Huichol people of northern Mexico. These paintings were originally created for the purpose of reflecting on one’s relationship with nature and with the divine. Calling on our own Catholic tradition, it is our intention is to use this project as an opportunity to reflect on the powerful relationship we share with God. Students have been asked to reflect on an experience they had (perhaps while enjoying the beauty of nature), wherein they felt especially peaceful, loving, and connected to God, and to use this as the inspiration for their work. It is a beautiful time for us to reflect!


Summer Art Camp at Holy Rosary! Ms. Reuter is very excited to be offering a Summer Art Camp through Holy Rosary School! This Art Camp will take place during the first week of summer break, on these dates: June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. There will be a Morning Art Session (9am-12pm) and an Afternoon Art Session (12:30pm-3:30pm). Students in each session will mold delectable cookie sculptures, design tiny magical scenes inside Altoid Tins, sculpt whimsical FIMO trinkets, design giant chalk mazes, landscape enchanted miniature gardens, twist colorful balloon animals, create leprechaun habitats, and more!! Cost per session is $160. This includes all materials, snacks, and fun prizes. If you are interested, please email Ms. Reuter right away to reserve a spot! The Morning Session is already almost full, and the Afternoon Session is filling up fast. Remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis 🙂



Reading Logs: The May reading log is due this Friday. This is the last log of the year!


This week, we will be learning:

Math: Students take the assessment on area and perimeter this week. We begin chapter 14 on Geometry.


Reading: Students read chapter 8 and 9, focusing on character traits.


Language Arts: Students finish iMovie Book Reports. We also continue to work on narrative writing.


Religion: This week, we will learn about Ascension and The Book of Acts


Science: We learn about ways humans affect the ocean ecosystem and discuss what can be done to lessen our personal impact on this ecosystem.


Social Studies: Students continue to learn about the history of the Space Needle and share their State in the Box projects.



Spelling: The spelling test will be on Thursday and the test will be on Friday.


Taught          thought        rough                        laugh             bought          cough            fought                      daughter      tough             through        enough          brought

ought                         caught


Challenge word: sought



Star of the week: Amelia


Have a great week!






Erin Meland

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