Third-Grade Class News

Bonnie Mayrens, Third-Grade Teacher


3rd gr news 4/20/18

Third Grade News – 4/20/18


     We are going on a field trip to Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday, May 1.  Please make sure to look over, sign, and return the permission slip which was sent in today’s Friday Folder.  There is a limited opportunity for chaperones.  If you are interested in accompanying us, please let me know on Monday.

     Thank you for the donations you have sent for the auction.  The class also worked together to make a beautiful framed 3D flower picture which will also be auctioned. 

     We are taking a break from the homework menu.  We will have one more homework menu this school year for May.


     Here are next week’s spelling words.  They all have suffixes able, ible, less, ous

careless                               endless                                useless                 helpless               powerless

doable                  reliable                                washable            valuable              flexible                               

terrible                                famous                 dangerous          various                 nervous


Next week’s memory

Tuesday -4/24

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.                                                    Matthew 16:18

Friday – 4/27

The office of the keys is the special authority which Christ has given to His church on earth to forgive the sins of repentant sinners, but to withhold forgiveness from the unrepentant as long as they do not repent.


Memory and Spelling week of 4/16

Third Grade News

April 13, 2018


Spelling Words  for next week – Test on Friday, April 20

Words have a vowel/vowel pattern

lion                  dial                  idea                 neon                science                       

area                 radio                quiet                piano               fluid

video               loyal                stereo              pliers               create



Memory for next week

Recite on Tuesday 4/17

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord.  Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.  Though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

                                                                                                Isaiah 1:18

Recite on Friday,  4/20

What is confession?

Confession has two parts.  First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is forgiveness, from the pastor as from God himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it, our sins are forgiven by God Himself.


Memory and Spelling for week of 4/9-13, 2018

Memory for this week – Third Grade


Recite on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We love because He first loved us.

                                                                1 John 4:19



Recite on Friday, April 13

St. Paul writes in Romans, chapter 6;  “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”


SPELLING LIST for test on Friday, 4/13

Spelling Words for test on Friday, April 13

1.  section

2.  caution

3.  fiction

4.  nation

5.  action

6.  vision

7.  vacation

8.  motion

9.  question

10.  mention

11.  station

12.  attention

13.  portion

14.  collection

15.  session


Third Grade News 3/23/18

Third Grade News – 3/23/18


            We have continued to work on our paragraph skills.  Our writing has been improving!  We worked on persuasive writing this past week.  Next week, we will try our hands at writing to entertain. 

              Our literacy activities next week will focus on Easter.  A special Easter spelling list was sent home in the Friday folder today.  Be careful!  Some are actually two word phrases, and proper nouns.  Both words are capitalized, and there must be appropriate spacing between the words. 

          During math class, we have been working on time/clock skills.  Next, we will be working on fraction skills, as well as continuing work on multiplication facts in preparation for double digit multiplication and long division studies.


Next week’s memory –


Recite on Tuesday, 3/27

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

                                                                                                John 3:16-17

Recite on Thursday, 3/29

How can water do such great things?

Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water.


Third Grade News 3/16/18

Third Grade News – 3/16/18


Don’t forget… the Dinner Auction is coming up, and each classroom is collecting color-specific items for a basket to auction.   Third grade’s color is BLACK.  So we need donations of things having to do with the color BLACK.  Donations should be sent to the office ASAP.  Cash donations are also accepted if you aren’t able to do the shopping.  Thank you!


We have been busy with a new writing unit called The Amazing Third Grade Pet Shop. We will be learning how to write three types of paragraphs – Information, Persuasion, and Entertainment.  We will learn the differences between these types of paragraphs.  Our writing thus far has really been focused on learning to write a paragraph.  Many students struggled with this, and we have spent a LOT of time on it.  Students should know by now how to properly format a paragraph.  (Indent first line, proper margins, appropriate spacing, etc.)  and how to write a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion. 


Next week’s memory –

Tuesday, March 20

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.                             2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, March 23

What benefits does baptism give?

It works forgiveness of sins, rescue from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe, as the words and promises of God declare.






Spelling/vocabulary words for test on Friday, March 23

These are taken from our Storyworks Jr. story Blood, Smoke, and Freedom, which is about the American Revolution.

fort                  smoke              freedom           battle               doomed

attack              urgent              slaves              bustling           wilderness

American         soldier             surrender         fight                 revolution