Dear Third Grade Parents and Families,

Congratulations are in order for Ani, the winner of the Palmisano Writing Scholarship for the Intermediate grades! Ani wrote a fantastic essay in response to the prompt, “How do you show your commitment to faith, service and academics.” We are all very proud of her big accomplishment.

Scheduling Change: This week we will be attending Stations of the Cross at a different time. Rather than the afternoon, you can find us in the church Wednesday morning at 11:00. As always, families are welcome to join us.

Wednesday is also a Free Dress Day for $1. Of course, students are welcome to donate more as all funds will be going to the charity Blessings in a Backpack.

On Thursday, Mrs. Hoffman will be back with the Harvest of the Month. For March, we will be learning all about peas. Yum!

Finally, Friday is a noon dismissal day. The faculty and staff will spend the afternoon in meetings.

In terms of academics, below is a peek at our week:

Math: Although we are done with the fractions chapter in our books, our class will be periodically spending time reviewing these with an emphasis on comparing fractions. For now, we will be moving on to measurement. This week we will look at both non-standard and standard units of measure including inches, feet, yards, and miles.

Language Arts: We will begin a thematic unit on the works of Beverly Cleary, author of the Ramona stories as well as so many more. In spelling, we’ll be working on –ed and –ing endings. For vocabulary, we’ll be learning all about the farm.

Religion: We’ve been learning all about the sacrament of reconciliation and will take the Chapter 23 quiz on Wednesday.

Science: It’s time to move on to our third science strand: life science! This week we’ll begin with a chapter on “Adaptations to Land and Water.”

Social Studies: We’ll kick off a Unit on “Living Together in a Community, State and Nation” with a story called City Green.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Espinosa