Third Grade News and Homework for the Week of September 9, 2019

Third Grade News and Homework for the Week of September 9, 2019

Welcome back! I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend.  Last week was packed with many fun activities and visitors.  It was an honor to meet and be with Sr. Chantal from Rome. We also have the privilege of having the Bishop come to Salesian for Grandparents Day. It was a beautiful day with lots of love,food and fun.   The book fair was a success and the bake sale was delicious. Because last week was a short and hectic we did not finish all of our academic needs, but rest assured we will finish them this week.  

Language Arts/Reading

We continue our study on the civil rights movement in the United States. We have discussed how we should not be judged on the color of our skin but on the content of our character in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated so well in his “I Have a Dream” speech.  

Students read in their readers about Jackie Robinson and how he broke the color barrier when he was signed by Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers. We read about Rosa Parks and how she with the help of MLK brought to light the separate but equal laws by not giving up her seat on the bus. We saw and read about a young 6 year old girl who was the first black to go to an all white school in the south. We read an article about the protest staged by young black men at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in the 1960s. They held a peaceful protest, so that blacks would be able to sit at the lunch counter with white people.   We have had great discussions on how it doesn’t matter what color you are,we are all Americans, and we were given rights endowed by our creator that all men are created equal. We need to look at the character of the person, not the color of the person. We also read a story about a man that shipped himself to freedom in a box. His name was Henry “Box” Brown. He got his middle name because of what he did. We talked about segregation and Jim Crow laws. I hope your children have come home talking about what they have learned to reinforce what was being taught in school. Your child’s work will be coming home shortly on this subject.


Math: Finishing Unit 1 tomorrow.

Unit 1 was about place value, ordering and comparing numbers and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000.  

We have reviewed Unit 1 review today and we will have the final assessment on the unit tomorrow Tuesday, September 10. Please take a look at your math workbooks and go over anything that is still not clear to you and be ready for the assessment tomorrow.


The kids had fun listening to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We had a good discussion on the parallels between Aslan and Jesus and the White Witch and the Devil. Aslan vs the white witch.  Friday we watched the movie and we will be completing a Venn diagram on the similarities and differences between the movie and the book. All students took an AR test on the book and receive 6 points towards their AR goal for the trimester.  


Social Studies

Students are learning about the continents and oceans. The difference between continents, countries, states and cities/town. We have studied various types of maps and using the map keys answered questions about the maps. This week we will look at the regions in the United States. We will also look at rural, urban and suburban communities. What makes a community? 


Mark your Calendars:

9/11: The National Day of Prayer for Peace

9/13: Free dress for September Birthdays

9/16: Renaissance Testing begins for the Dioceses

9/17: Today is the Constitution’s Birthday! 229 years.

9/20: St. Francis Fun Day from 8-1:00 at St. Francis. 

9/23: Progress Reports

9/24: Mary, Help of Christians Mass at 11:00.

9/25: Picture Day

9/26: Giants Game/Booster Event

9/27: No school!!!


Homework for the Week of September 9, 2019

Spelling: This week our spelling focus is long A sounds with some homophones. Review your pretest and study any misspelled words and be ready to take the spelling assessment on Friday, September 13.  Spelling Packets are due on Friday, September 13, also. Take 5 words per night and master them.  


Math: Finishing Unit 1

Tomorrow Tuesday, September 10, there will be an assessment on Unit 1.

Monday 9/9: Review! Study guides are in folders.

Tuesday 9/10: We will be starting Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting. 

Homework will be announced daily to students as we progress in the unit.



Read a minimum of 20 minutes per night and log on your reading logs.  



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