Third Grade — Mrs. Haas

Week of September 19th

Whew!  We made it through the first week of full week of school!  The routine is getting to be under control and students are beginning to thrive.  I'm so proud of the progress being made already.  Your children are amazing!

  • Book Order:  These were sent home in the Monday brown envelope.  Please note that the deadline for ordering is Friday, September 24th.
  • Musical:  You may have already heard or will see in other areas as well that the 3rd - 5th grade musical which was supposed to be held in October is being postponed to the end of April.  There is a general feeling that we don't want to join together that big of a crowd for practices nor performances.
  • School Auction:  The theme for our class basket is Beach Fun.  Be on the lookout for more information.  Please contact me or Gretchen Quist (our room parent) with questions.
  • MAP Testing:  We will have our math test on Tuesday right away in the morning.  Please help your child by having a good breakfast and a good night's sleep.
  • Reading: We are still building our reading life and understanding how to choose the right books, how to set up systems, how to fill out the reading log, and so forth.  This is a great time to get into a routine of reading at home.  It's important!
  • Math:   This week's lessons will include place value, reading and writing numbers, and adding/subtracting two digit numbers.
  • Social Studies:   We will finish Unit 1 by reading lessons four and five plus doing a couple other fun activities.
  • Spelling: Our second list of words works on plurals by adding -s, -es, and changing y to i and adding -es.  See below for the list.  Also you may use spelling city unit 2 for fun games and activities to learn the words.
  • Religion:   This week our lessons will talk about Abraham trusting God as well as Abraham's relationship with his nephew Lot.
  • Writing:  We have started writing in our writer's notebooks and will continue to learn how our writing time will progress.  The brainstorming activities seem to be working when a student doesn't know what to write about.
  • Memory Work: Memory work is two days one again this week.  Please be prepared for this to happen on Tuesday and Thursday.  See below for the verses.
  • Christian Character Formation Project:  This week our lessons will look at the story of Saul becoming King while our virtue is responsibility.
  • Weekly Quote:  Laughter is a riotous vote of acceptance that God is the God-who-sees.  Whatever it is probably won't go away, so we might as well live and laugh through it.  When we double over laughing, we're bending so we won't break.  If you think your particular troubles are too heavy and too traumatic to laugh about, remember that laughter is like changing a baby's diaper.  It doesn't solve any problems permanently, but it makes thing more acceptable for a while. - Barbara Johnson

Always in His care,

Mrs. Haas

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 21st - Memory Work, Spelling Pretest, and Math MAP Test

Wednesday, September 22nd - Chapel Day

Thursday, September 23rd - Math Test and Memory Work

Friday, September 24th - Casual Friday, Spelling Final Test, Book Orders Due, Harvest Festival at Cedar Creek Pumpkin Farm

Spelling Words

  1. pennies
  2. inches
  3. plants
  4. families
  5. bodies
  6. glasses
  7. wishes
  8. pockets
  9. lists
  10. copies
  11. parties
  12. bunches
  13. crashes
  14. supplies
  15. pencils


16. accidents

17. libraries

18. mysteries

19. carpenters

20. merchants

 Memory  Work

Tuesday 9/21

The Lord's Prayer - Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done, on Earth, as it is in in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Thursday 9/23

1 Samuel 12:24 - But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.