Newsletter for the week of Oct. 26-30



October 26, 2015



Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,


This is a very busy and fun week for us! Please take a few minutes to read through these reminders. We finished up IOWA testing last week. The kids worked very hard and I am so proud of them! Happy Halloween!


All Saints Day Mass: You are welcome to come and celebrate the All Saints Mass with us Friday, October 3oth at 8:45.

Halloween Party: The party will be Friday, October 3oth at 2:00 pm. Students may dress in orange and black. Please, no costumes or face paint.

Reading logs: Reading Logs for October are due on Friday. The reflection on the back of the calendar needs to be done as well.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Students have been reciting The Prayer to the Holy Spirit. This prayer will need to be memorized by Monday, November 2nd. Your child can also recite the prayer to me before this date, if they are ready. They can recite the prayer to me before school, after school or at recess.


Here is the prayer in case your child can’t find their prayer card:
Prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O God, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit, help us to know what is truly right and always to rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Geography Quiz: Students have a geography quiz this Wednesday, October 28th. A study guide came home with them last week.

Social Studies Homework: Immigration Homework-In social studies we are studying immigration. Coming home on Thursday 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 Thursday, October 29th.


Math: We focus on subtracting with zeros and also focus on problem solving strategies.

Reading: We read “Bats in the Night” a non-fiction text about bats. Students find text evidence to answer specific questions about bats. We also read and perform several short Halloween plays about bats, spiders, and pumpkins! Students will practice reading aloud in front of the class with excellent expression.

Science: Students finish their digital log, identifying any issues their first track had and ways to maximize the speed of their snowboard.  They use these ideas to re-design their snowboard track and re-test.

Social Studies: We continue to discuss immigration and students share what they learned about their ancestry.

Language Arts: Students begin a free verse leaf poem, which describes fall. They incorporate all of the senses to help paint a picture for our minds. We also create sentences and phrases about Halloween using the different parts of speech.

Religion: This week we will continue to discuss the different forms or prayer and review the Angel of God prayer.

Spelling: The homework is due Thursday and test will be Friday. Our pattern this week is three consonant clusters.


three             scrap             street                        spring                       thrill           scream strange             throw                        string                        scrape                      spray                        threw strong             scratch

Challenge word: straight

This week’s star: Ethan

Next week’s star: Mia

Have a great week!



Erin Meland

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