Third Grade Monthly News

Dear Parents,

Well, September seemed to fly by!  October should bring more routine now that STAR and DIBELS testing is over and all the co-curricular classes are up and going.  However, please be sure your students continue to arrive on time for school.  It helps everyone to start in a calm and uninterrupted way!

Starting this month. we will have monthly reading logs and book reports now that our “football game” is over.  It was a virtual tie and most everyone “got off the bench” to help their team.  The students will be rewarded with some extra recess time.  Information about our first book report has gone home, and the students need to be sure to select a fiction book on which they will create a poster and complete a story map.  Students should also continue to practice their addition and subtraction facts as we move into higher level computation in Math.  They should be very proficient and speedy with these to help with further success in Math.  They should also be focusing on reading comprehension and can also practice their fluency by more reading aloud at home.   I encourage you to read to them as well-they love to be read to!

Lastly, a BIG thank you to Denise Bilotta and Anne Chavez for volunteering to do our class banner.  It has a beautiful depiction of Mary and child and flowers to represent the virtues of Gentleness and Comfort and go along with our class mass-May Crowning.  It will be blessed at the Morning Assembly on Monday, Oct. 9th.  It will also be on display at all school masses in the church.

Thank you for helping to get this year off to a great start!

Many prayers,

Sue Arnold