Dear Parents,

Third grade is in full swing now-learning new things and growing in faith every day.  This month our Virtues of the Month are Compassion and Empathy and our Author of the Month is Patricia Polacco.  Many of her books that I will be reading aloud in class emphasize these virtues and will lead to discussion and understanding of how we can live them.

October is a very full and exciting month, ending of course with Halloween.  The students have a book log this month to keep track of books read during October and their first book report due on October 29th.  Information about the report has gone home, and they should be selecting/reading a fiction book.  They are to create a poster with information about the story elements attached.  We are also moving along in all subjects and students should be setting good study skills to help them do their best.

We have the class banner blessing at our school assembly on Monday, October 14th.  Thank you to Andrea Giese for volunteering to make a special banner for us.  Thank you to all for your support and future volunteering to help make this third grade year a success and special memory for all.

Please continue to check the Third Grade Weekly News and post any pictures to Shutterfly.  Thank you to Shannon Porter for keeping us all informed.

Have a spook-tacular month!

Sue Arnold