Newsletter for the week of Nov. 7-11

November 7, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,

Veteran’s Day: There will be no school on Friday, in order to honor Veteran’s Day.

Book Report:

The book report came home last week. By now, students should have picked their book and should be reading it. The report is due on Wednesday, November 30th.

Social Studies Homework: Immigration Homework-In social studies we are studying immigration. Coming home today with your child is a short assignment about his/her family. They will need your help on this assignment because it asks about a family member that has immigrated to the United States. Thanks for your help! This is due on Wednesday, November 16th.

Thanksgiving Mass:

The 3rd grade is leading the Thanksgiving Mass on Friday, November 18th at 8:45 AM. The third graders will be working hard this week and next week to prepare for the Mass. We hope to see you on Friday, November 18th.

Homework for parents: Parents, please fill out the “Homework for Parents” pre-conference sheet that went home today. This will help me better prepare to address any questions you may have. Thank you for taking the time to complete this and return it to school by Thursday, November 10th. Thank you!

Conference Sign-up: If you have not signed up for conferences yet, please do so online. Students attend the conference with you. You can find the link to sign-up on the Holy Rosary Website. Please email me if you have any questions or if you can’t find a time that works for you.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Math: We work on problem solving and strategies to use when solving a multi-step word problem.

Math assessment-the subtraction assessment will be coming home with your child today. Please review this with them. Thank you!

Language Arts: Students continue to work on writing a personal narrative. This week we write a draft and focus on revising and editing to make it even better.

Social Studies: Students learn about immigration. We focus our study this week on the history of Ellis Island.

Science: Students picked an animal last week and finish writing about the animals adaptations.

Reading: We continue reading The Boxcar Children.  This week we read chapter 9 and 10. Students also record their reading and work on reading with expression and smoothness.

Spelling: The assignment is due Thursday, and the test is also on Thursday.


Spelling words:

clown                        round                       bow               cloud                        power                       crown thousand   crowd                       sound                       count                        powder        blouse          frown                      pound


Challenge word: mountain




Star of the Week: No star

Next week: Nicholas


Have a wonderful week!




Erin Meland




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