Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Updated: January 21, 2022
Happy Weekend 3rd Grade Families,
I am happy with how the Friday Folders (manilla envelopes) are going so far! I hope you agree that this system works well with helping to keep track of all weekly work. 😊
We have been discussing Blessing Bags, our Service Project for Catholic Schools’ Week. Each student has received a large Ziploc bag. Please consider making a Blessing Bag with your child which will be distributed by BTCC’s Servants of the Servant Ministry to the homeless in Jacksonville. We are asking that each bag be filled with a small or travel size of the following items: wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, Kleenex, deodorant, water bottle, hand sanitizer, and a snack, such as crackers or granola or protein bars. Please don’t put your child’s name on the bag! Our 8th grade students are working on creating prayer cards which will be inserted into each bag. Filled bags are due back by next Friday, 1/28. *Students who participate in this service project will earn 10 extra credit points (added to their lowest test grade in Religion for this quarter).
Remember to have your student practice their multiplication math facts. Besides using flash cards, they can go to ixl.com to practice. Login to ixl.com. Their user name and password is in their planner. We use ixl in the classroom so they should know how to login and navigate the site. Go to Grade 3. Then go to the multiplication skills (work on any of the F skills: F1-F13).
Please work with your child on how to tie their shoes! A few students have told me that they have never learned.
We are running low on classroom snacks (for those students who forget a snack). We are also running low on large bottles of hand sanitizer. Please send one in this week with your student.
Assessments/ Projects this week
Mon., Jan. 24
Quiz on Multiplication Concepts Ch. 6 Lessons 1-6
Tues., Jan. 25
Constellation Project Due
Fri., Jan. 28
Spelling Test, Comprehension, Grammar, and Vocab Test- Unit 3 Less. 5
Unit 3 Lesson 5
Converted (verb) – changed from one thing to another thing
Delicate (adjective) – finely skilled or sensitive
Donned (verb) – put on
Orderly (adverb) – free from disturbance, trouble, or violence
Sweltered (verb) – suffered, sweat, or became faint from heat
Upcoming School Information:
Wednesday, Jan. 26- Group Class Pictures
Sunday, Jan. 30- Saturday, Feb. 5- Catholic Schools’ Week (more info will follow)
Friday, Feb. 4- 12:15 Dismissal
Thursday, Feb. 10- Third Quarter Progress Reports
Monday, Feb. 14- No School
Friday, Feb. 18 & Monday, Feb. 21- No School
Tuesday, Feb. 22- Terra Nova Testing Begins
EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Jan. 20th. Only the new green Eagle t-shirt may be worn with jeans, socks, and sneakers.
NOT an Eagle t-shirt day – Tuesday, January 18th
Students must bring a water bottle (no larger than 2 ½ inch diameter) to school to be refilled daily.
We will be continuing to spread out as much as possible and working on keeping the classroom clean and sanitized. I will also make sure each child has a ziploc bag to store their mask in during the school day.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school on those days in their PE Uniform with sneakers. No jewelry except small post- style earrings on PE days!
AR (Accelerated Reading)-
Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 accelerated reader tests per quarter within his/ her reading level, striving for 80% accuracy. Your student’s reading level is listed at the back of their planner. Please encourage your child to read 25 minutes daily!
Opportunity (Help) Sessions for 3rd graders are held on Tuesdays afternoons starting August 17th from 2:50-3:30 for students needing extra help with Math or Reading. All students not picked up by 3:30 will be sent to after school care. Please send a note or email if you’d like your child to attend.