Third-Grade Class News

Bonnie Mayrens, Third-Grade Teacher




Don’t forget!  The musical is tonight!  The class has been working hard on their parts, and I am proud of them.  We all look forward to the performance!

FIELD TRIP NEWS – Finally!  We have a date for our trip to the rock museum.  We will be visiting the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, on Friday, April 28.  I do need a few chaperones, so please let me know ASAP if you would like to join us!  Further details will be sent home as we get closer to the date. 

Parent Teacher conferences for the third quarter are by request only.  I have already scheduled conferences with those I feel are needed.  If I have not contacted you, and you would like a conference, just let me know.


Here are next week’s spelling words, for the test on Friday, March 31.

upon                above              cover               apart                either               alike

awake              afraid               across              agree               ever                 amount

ahead              alive                around


Memory for next week

Recite on Tuesday, 3/28

For Christ also suffered once for sins,

the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God,

being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the Spirit.     1 Peter 3:18


Recite on Friday, 3/31

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.


Spelling and memory - week of 3/13-17

Third Grade

Spelling and Memory Lists


Spelling words for test on Friday, 3/17


ought               soft                  yawn                walk                 long                 also


thaw                lost                  cause               taught              pause              straw


false                author              almost




Recite on Tuesday, 3/14

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38

For an extra credit point, do verse 39 also

For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off,     everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.


Recite on Friday, 3/17

What is baptism?

Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command

and combined with God’s word.


Feb. 16, 2017

Third Grade News – Feb. 16, 2017


Important note – I will be asking all children for their T-Shirt size early next week.  This is because all students who are in the musical will receive a T-Shirt to wear on the night of the performance.  There is no charge to you for this shirt, it is provided by the school.  Please make sure your child knows their T shirt size. You can email me via fast direct if you’d rather.

We will be doing a special fable study in reading class next week.  Our spelling words will be words from fables. 

fox                   grapes             mouse             country            city

moral               lesson              ant                   crow                sing

banquet           mansion          cloak                weather           grasshopper



For Tuesday, 2/21

God is faithful; by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

                                                                                    1 Corinthians1:9

For Friday, 2/24

Lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean?

God tempts no one.  We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us.


Spelling Words for test on 2/10/17

Spelling list for test on Friday, Feb. 10

1.   undo

2.  redo

3.  dislike

4.  react

5.  refill

6.  uneasy

7.  reread

8.  unlike

9.  remove

10.  dishonest

11.  unhappy

12.  rebuild

13.  displease

14.  uncover

15.  rewrite


Feb. 3, 2017

Third Grade News – Feb. 3, 2017


Homework menus for February were given to the students today.  As always, please look over the choices with your child and help them make wise choices.  The requirement for February is 2 math, 1 reading/writing, and 1 any.  All are due no later than Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Papers will be out in the orange drawers on Monday, 2/6/17.

February book orders went home today.  If you want to order anything, they are due on Thursday, Feb. 16.  You may also order online using my class code, MG987.

Our classroom Valentines Party will be on Friday, Feb. 10.  Our room mother, Mrs. Friend, has sent out an email requesting assistance, so be sure to look for it.  Students may bring Valentine cards to exchange on the day of the party.  If your child brings cards, please help them to be sure and include everyone.  Students desiring to exchange special “best friend” gifts or cards should do so outside of classroom time. 

Here is some of what we are working on.

In language arts we are reading stories from our reading book, and also some groundhog nonfiction stories.

In math class, we are studying geometry.  We are learning about lines, rays, points, and angles.  We tried measuring angles with a protractor too.  That was tricky.  Some of us really enjoyed it, while others struggled.  Not to worry, it’s not a third grade skill.  But we thought we’d explore it just a little. 

In social studies class, we are learning about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  These are two very important documents in the history of our country.  Next week, we will continue learning about the constitution and the three branches of government.

In science, we have been learning about water and the weather.  We are working on group projects during the next week or so.  We are making a weather museum, and we will invite some other classes to come and see it when we are through.  This project is being done at school, so your child is not required to do anything at home.  However, some of the students have told me that they want to do additional research at home, so you may assist them as needed.



Memory Work for next week –

Recite on Tuesday 2/7


But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

For a love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.

                                                1 Timothy 6: 8,10a


Recite on Friday 2/10

Give us this day our daily bread.

What does this mean?

God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers.  even to all evil people. 

But we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.