Mrs. Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
God – Scholarship –
Community - Service
May 13, 2013
Welcome to the Third Grade
Dear Parents and GSC Third Grade Class of ’12-13,
Enjoy this month of our Blessed Mother. It is hard to believe we have only 1 month of school remaining. May Mary bless you and your families with the peace of her son Jesus now and in the summer months. Our annual May Procession will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. Students who received First Eucharist this year will wear their First Communion clothes and report to the third grade classroom at 6:40 p.m. Students who received last year will wear their winter uniform (sweater optional according to the weather and tie is preferable for boys if they have it) and report to the second grade classroom at 6:40 p.m. All parents and families are invited to honor Mary with the entire GSC school community.
Congratulations to our third graders from Queen of Peace Parish. May 4 was a beautiful spring day and our students were ready and excited to receive their First Holy Communion. Thank you to all parents who helped with our Prayer and Practice Day.
May 15 – May Procession – 7:00 p.m.
May 24 – Class trip to Philadelphia Zoo. Students have asked to bring cameras; this is permissible as long as they know they will need to carry them and be responsible for them all day. The same holds true for money for the gift shop. Chaperones will not be responsible for students’ money or purchases.
May 27 – Memorial Day; No classes
May 31 – Barnes and Noble Night
Third Grade Curriculum Updates:
A final assessment letter will be sent home this week to assist students and parents in reviewing for final exams.
A study guide for the final Religion assessment will be sent home this week. This is a valuable tool to aid in reviewing the curriculum that has been presented this year. Students have notes and their textbooks to aid in their preparation. They can also use old tests and Religion maintenance sheets.
Suggested Diocesan Website to stay informed: www.catholicphilly.com
Our focus is now on geometry and time and many of the Common Core lessons are supplemented to the text by means of online lessons. These are being stapled into the Math copybooks as we complete them.
Please encourage your child to sharpen their skills by working on First in Math every day.
Students are studying adverbs, and learning how to describe verbs. Also, they will be working on a narrative which will include characters and dialog. Enjoy your student’s ideas and creativity.
Reading: Students will complete a unit test this week and then begin Unit 4.
Science - Third graders are learning about plants.
Please visit Grade Connect www.gradeconnect.com/elementary to view your student’s progress.
Calendar should be signed weekly, and homework nightly.
Sharpen pencils nightly – 3 or 4 good pencils (mechanical pencils not permitted in third grade) and a red pencil are needed each day. Also, some students need new folders, crayons, glue, etc. Please check with your third grader and replenish for the final trimester.