Before Thanksgiving, the third grade spent the week listening to Little House on the Prairie. We try to listen every year, and then expand to other Little House books. We also started a Sacraments folder which we finished after Thanksgiving. It involved lots of cutting and gluing, but it really helped us learn the Sacraments. The third grade can also sing a song that helps them remember the Sacraments.
December has lots of new areas of study. We presented our totally awesome animal reports before Thanksgiving and we are finishing our study of animals with a test on Thursday, December 14. In Math, we are learning all about fractions and beginning our study of multiplication tables. The twos were a little scary at first, but by the end of the week we were speeding right through our fact sheets. In reading, we are exploring many different types of weather, including hurricanes and tornadoes. That will be complimented by our study of weather in Science in the spring.
The most important area of study is Religion. We are talking about Advent every day and doing many Advent activities. One of our favorite things to do at the end of the week is Lectio Divina. We listen to the Gospel for Sunday and discuss how it affects our lives and how we are trying to live what the Gospel teaches.
Our Christmas program is Thursday night in the Old Gym. See you there!