This year I have a wonderful team of third graders. The children have been working dilligently throughout the year and strive to be well prepared as fourth graders next year. They have done a wonderful job learning new responsibilities, working independently, and setting goals.
The students have been developing their writing skills in Language Arts and learning about different Communities in our country past and present in Social Studies. The students have been learning about the importance of being part of God’s community and utilizing our gifts God gave us, to help and reach out to others. The students are learning about the importance of growing as a person and learning about life growth for plants and animals in Science.
During this transitional year the children have learned a great deal of responsibility inside the classroom and have learned to utilize those skills in everyday life. The goals for the year have included further development of listening skills, following directions both verbal and written, learning to accept responsibility for oneself and as a part of a group. We practice re-enforcing positive social interaction-including tolerance, and further development of academic skills. As the year reaches the half way point the children hae greatly enhanced their reading comprehension skills and writing skills in several different genres of Language Arts. By the spring the children will be writing their daily work in cursive. And we can’t forget Math, where the students have been mastering their multiplication tables and are exploring division. Many of the grade 3 students will be receiving the Sacrament of First Communion. Please look for our children each week in church and by May 3, 2014 you will see many of them receiving Communion.