At the end of the first quarter, the third grade celebrated with Flashlight Friday. We turned the lights off, used our flashlights, made tents, and read for about an hour. It was a great adventure! We might get to try it again next quarter.
We are also studying landforms, weather, animals, sentences, subjects, predicates, and reviewing prayers. One of our favorite activities on Friday is Lectio Divina where we discuss the Gospel for Sunday. It is such a great preparation for Mass on Sunday.
See you at conferences!
On September 8, 1892 the Pledge of Allegiance was first published in a children's magazine. We read about it in our Scholastic News. We celebrated by saying the Pledge by our outdoor flag.
We are doing great things in third grade. We took our first Social Studies test on Friday and our first Science test is next Friday. We will have Science outside on Monday to learn about erosion. Soon we will be planting seeds to learn about plants.
In Religion, we have talked about Abraham, Ruth, and David. Next week, we will talk about Mary and learn to say the Rosary. Each week, on Friday we listen to the Gospel for Sunday. A phrase has been chosen for us to discuss and draw a picture about how it relates to our lives. We are learning to use Lectio Divina to grow deeper in our faith. The really great thing is that when we hear the Gospel when we go to Mass at Blessed Sacrament we are familiar with the reading and it means more to us.
Our Math class has us working on place value and rounding numbers to the tens place and soon the hundreds place. We are learning to use Scoot, place value pockets, expanded cards, and place value dice to practice these skills. Ask your third graders about these activities.
Our Reading stories are about respect and helping us to practice inference, nouns, and verbs.
I am excited about this new school year. I loved meeting most of you Sunday afternoon. Third grade is full of many new things! Some of the favorites are an actual Social Studies book, coming up the stairs, awesome Science topics with fun projects, being part of a new group of kids, and getting to do readings at Mass. We will have a great time learning new things every day. The most important part of our day will be to grow closer to God in everything that we do.