January 8 to 12

January14, 2018
by Michelle Stodola

Hi Parents,

This week in Silver Knights we read the story Technology Wins the Game. In it we learned how different sport activities and equipment have changed throughout the years thanks to engineers. We practiced retelling the information we learned using steps and looking back into the text to find out what happened first, second, etc. We also practiced the suffixes -ment, -less, and -ous and will continue to practice new ones this week. Finally, we reviewed adjectives and did so by getting all dressed up to help us remember that adjectives describe a noun. The students all wanted you to see how silly they looked so pictures included 🙂 Also, we will be taking our reading MAPS test on Thursday. Please make sure your child gets plenty of sleep this week, have a good breakfast, and talk with them about doing their best 😊

In math this week we worked on mastering addition problems with regrouping. We also started taking a deeper look at fractions by comparing those with like denominators as greater than, less than, or equal to one another. We will be taking the math MAPS test on Wednesday. The students should all do great on it because they continue to give their best each and every day, and always rise to each new challenge I set before them. Again, help them get to bed on time, eat something before coming to school, and let them know how proud you are of all of their hard work so far!

In science this week we continued to learn about dangerous storms. Each student paired up to read a nonfiction book about either tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards. We reviewed what kind of information can be found within a nonfiction book (table of contents, captions, glossary, etc) and why its important to have them. They then taught the class about what they learned and after each presentation we created the storms in a jar. The students all really enjoyed making the tornadoes and blizzards and after each we talked about how these storms are created in real life in nature.

For religion we learned about the 4 marks of the Church being one, holy, catholic, and apostolic and discussed what each meant. We then learned that we are also a part of the Communion of Saints and we talked about what that meant. Many of the kiddos thought that Saints were only people who lived long ago from Jesus’ time so we talked about how God really wants all of us to become saints and live in Heaven with him. We talked about how we can be more like saints and what God is asking us to do for one another that could lead us into sainthood. The kiddos all got a kick out of how there may not be a Saint Summer or Saint Grant now, but God wants there to be one.

Have a wonderful week,

Shelly

Third Grade

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