Dear Third Grade Families,

It was a pleasure seeing so many parents here Friday morning. What a great way to kick off Catholic Schools Week! This week we have many activities and happenings including Teacher Appreciation Day (Tues.), Student Appreciation Day (Wed.) & Parish Appreciation Day (Thurs.) followed by a mini field day on Friday hosted by 8th grade (if weather permits).

For Student Appreciation Day on Wednesday, students are welcome to enjoy a free dress day as well as free lunch courtesy of our much appreciated principal, Mrs. Benner. Finally, we will finish out the night free of homework. Enjoy!

As for our academic commitments, below is a brief overview of our week:

Math: We will continue to work on division vocabulary and basic concepts including dividend, divisor and quotient. Each student will also be assessed on Multiplication/Division Goal 1: the tens. You can find a slip of paper in your child’s planner indicating whether he or she should continue to study the current goal or is ready for the next one.

Language Arts: This week we will begin volume 2 of our reading anthologies beginning a non-fiction reading unit on “Mysteries of the Deep.” We will also wrap up our brief review of when to use a capital letter with a quick quiz on this on Wednesday. Finally, since we have finished learning the cursive alphabet, students will be completing all work (including homework) in cursive.

Science: Directions for the School Fair were sent home on Monday. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me ( Although all bodies in space are assigned to more than one student, this is an individual project. Students are not expected to work with another classmate. Rather, each student and project will be evaluated separately.

Religion: We will wrap up Chapter 11, “God Sent His Son Jesus to Live Among Us,” with a quiz on Thursday.

Social Studies: Students will finish their study of goods vs. services followed by a study how to use a flow chart in the context of producing goods.

Remember to bring your library books on Thursday so that new ones may be checked out.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Espinosa