Third Grade Room 302


Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

This second week of Advent we focus on faith.   We look at the strong faith Juan Diego and St. Lucy had in God.  We work on doing good deeds for Jesus as our gift to him on Christmas.

The Advent Season is upon us. This is a very special time as we are preparing for the birth of Jesus.  We will be praying the St. Andrew Novena three times each day to seize the moment as we patiently wait. Here is the prayer.

“Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother.”

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” reading project is due on Monday.

Christmas Concert: Mark your calendar! The school Christmas concert is on Thursday, Dec. 21st. The performances are at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the church. Students are to wear their Sunday/Christmas best to school that day. Please no jeans. In the evening we are meeting in our classrooms starting at 5:30 p.m., ready to go by 5:45 p.m. It should be a wonderful concert experience and all are invited to come watch.

Santa will be here for breakfast on Friday, December 15th from 6:30-7:25 AM .  Please join in the fun if you can!

With the snow and cold weather upon us, remember to send appropriate outside clothing.  That now will include snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens!  We go out for recess everyday, even if it is cold and snowing!  Thanks

Please feel free to e mail me if you have any questions.

In Christ,

Margaret Kruseman


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Grammar: We will be learning about linking verbs.

Vocabulary: clarify spare strain remain exotic vocab quiz on Friday.

Spelling: Our skill for the week are words that are homophones. Test on Friday. 

Spelling Words List A- hole whole its it’s hear here won one our hour  their there fur fir road rode challenge words: peace piece

List B: their there they’re your you’re weather whether close clothes throne thrown threw through rode road Challenge Words piece peace

Reading: We continue reading “A Bear called Paddington” by Michael Bond. We will be reading this book with Mrs. Wittrock’s class. We will focus on story elements, fluency, and comprehension. Our skill for the week is main idea and details.

Writing: We continue writing letters to Santa from the perspective of a villain.

Math: We will be learning our 7, 8, and 9 multiplication facts.

Science:  We will begin a new science unit when we are done with our History unit.

Religion: We continue  learning about advent. We will be learning about St.Juan Diego and St. Lucy this week. Our new chapter is called, “The Christ Child is Born.”

History: We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and John Cabot.

Homework: Homework is due on Friday, 12/15. Please make sure your child is reading 20 minutes a day and recording it in their reading logs. Reading Logs are due on Tuesday  (1/2). The students will write how long they read in the box and you will sign the log at the end of the month. The students will turn it in at the end of the month.

















Monday: Spanish and Music

Tuesday: Mass, Computer, and Library

Wednesday: P.E. and Spanish

Thursday: Art and Music

Friday: P.E.

Lunch and Recess: Recess-10:55-11:15 a.m. Lunch- 11:20-10:45 a.m.


Mark your calendars: Catholic Schools
Meet and Greet the Principal ” Ann Coone” Sunday, August 6th from 10:00 – 12:30
New Family Orientation 4:00-4:30 or 6:30- 7:00 in the Media Center.
Open House Wednesday, August 30th 4:30- 7:00. Visit your classroom and meet the teachers.

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