Newsletter for the week of Sept. 25-29


            September 25, 2017



Dear Third Grade Students and Parents, 

MAGAZINES: Tomorrow is magazine tally day! Let’s keep up the high selling and shoot for 100% participation!

Book Orders: Scholastic book orders are due by Wednesday. I sent home form last week. Remember, you can also order online. Here are the steps:

  1. VISIT
  2. ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (NKP72)
  3. SHOP and find the books you want
  4. SUBMIT your order


Prayer: We have begun learning the Come Holy Spirit Prayer and working on memorizing it in class. Students have until November 6th to commit this prayer to memory. It is a call and response prayer and has a leader and response.


Come, Holy Spirit: A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

Response: And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Leader: Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

Response: 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 the 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.


Reading: We read “Bats in the Night” a non-fiction text about bats. Students summarize the main ideas of the text and also create bat posters with interesting facts about bats.

Math: We spend time reviewing for and taking our first summative assessment on place value tomorrow. We will then be moving on to chapter 4-understanding multiplication. We focus on the meaning of multiplication and how to use repeated addition. We will later go back and review addition subtraction (chapter 2 and 3)

Science: Students will wrap-up learning about inherited traits and learned behaviors in humans through a matching and student interview activities. They will then begin learning about inherited traits learned behaviors in animals through a partner investigation activity.

Social Studies: We will locate the continents and oceans on a map. Students begin making an interactive lapbook to help them learn geography terms and locations.

 Religion: Students work on their creation posters and take a short quiz on ch. 1.

Language Arts: Students finish their pet paragraphs. We focus on editing and checking for correction punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

Spelling: The assignment comes home tonight and is due Thursday. The test will be on Friday. The pattern we focus on this week is Long e and a.

This week’s spelling list:

lay                 real            trail          sweet                today              dream

seem                 tea            treat                  afraid                leave                  bait       cheer                 speed


Challenge word: yesterday


This week’s star: Ronan

Next week’s star: Lauren



Have a great week!





Erin Meland


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