Dear Third Grade Families,

I hope that everyone enjoyed Catholic Schools Week. Everything from Parent’s Day to our mini field day on Friday went off without a hitch. A big THANK YOU goes out to all those parents who participated in one way or another, from setting up our fantastic lunch on staff appreciation day to showing up at Open House with your children looking great in their uniforms. Bravo!

This Wednesday will be a free dress day. All students should bring $1 (or more) if they plan to participate. All money collected will be donated to the Many Meals program helping local families in need of a hot meal during the week.

In math, we continue to work on division focusing early in the week on some basic division rules: n/n=1, n/0=0 and n/1=n. Remember to continue practicing your math facts, too. It’s part of the homework.

Language Arts finds us studying words with the /j/ and /s/ sounds. We will also be studying reference materials by looking at the thesaurus this week. In writer’s workshop, we will continue to refine our personal narratives learning strategies for writing a great beginning. Finally, in reading we will open up Robert Ballard’s Titanic: Lost and Found. This week students have an extra non-fiction reading comprehension section in their homework focusing on the recent cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Italy. Although we started it in class, students are to complete this at home and turn it in on Friday.

In science, we will be looking at the seasons and how they are related to earth’s tilt.

In social studies we will work on a flow map of production and study the process of making a product. We will also begin looking at how people decide to by products and services.

Finally, we have a very special guest at Friday morning mass this week: the Bishop! As always, parents are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Espinosa