Third-Grade Class News

Bonnie Mayrens, Third-Grade Teacher


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


Third Grade News 3/9/18


We have had a great week, learning many things while following the Iditarod race.  We’ll find out the winner next week. 

Next week, we will be working on a few St. Patrick’s day theme non-fiction reading stories.  Our spelling words come from those passages.

March              green               gold                 rainbow           clover

legend             symbol             friendly            fairy                 tricky

shamrock         treasure           tradition          Ireland            leprechaun




Memory for next week


Recite on Tuesday, March 13

And behold, a voice from Heaven said,  This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.”

                                                                        Matthew 3:17

Recite on Friday, March 16

What is baptism? 

Baptism is not just plain water, but it is water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word.


Feb. 23, 2018

Third Grade News – 2/23/2018


Thanks to everyone for your support of Penny Wars.  Results will be announced next week.

St. John’s dinner auction is coming up.  Please remember that PTL has asked for donations to make classroom baskets for sale at the auction.  Third grade has been assigned the color BLACK for their basket.  This means that items in the basket should be black.  Be creative!  If you do not wish to purchase any items, you may also send a cash donation to the office marked “Third Grade Auction Basket”.  Items should be brought to the office as soon as possible.  Thank you!


     Here is what we have been up to lately.

     During literacy time, we worked on the “Big Story” from our Storyworks, Jr. magazine.  It was about a killer smog that occurred in London many years ago.  I have found that this class really loves disaster stories!  They do a great job of remembering the details too!  Next week, we will be doing Antarctic Ice, a story from the reading book.  It is a non-fiction story about animals that live in the Antarctic region. 

     During math time, we worked on a variety of different ways to collect and report data as we interpreted and made different types of graphs.  We also studied ordered pairs.  We all did single quadrant graphs.  Many of us even moved on to all 4 quadrants!  Those are extra tricky because they use negative numbers! 

     In social studies class, we are discussing what happened as the Revolutionary War ended, and the people wanted to see what they would find if they moved West.  Could we fit all of our belongings in a covered wagon?  We would need to make some tough decisions!

     We will have a special theme week in third grade for the week of March 5-9.  More details will come in next week’s Third Grade News.  We will be doing many activities in literacy, math, science, social studies, PE, and art about the Iditarod.  That is a long distance sled dog race that takes place in Alaska each year in early March.  It lasts the whole week long, and we will be choosing dog teams and following their progress. 



Spelling and memory lists are on the next page.

Spelling test on Friday, March 2

cool                 foot                  cook                 hook                tool

threw               bruise              brook               booth               school

choose             balloon            cartoon            afternoon        understood


Memory for next week

Recite on Tuesday, 2/27

If God is for us, who can be against us?

                                                            Romans 8:31b

Recite on Friday, March 2

The 7th Petition

But deliver us from evil.

What does this mean? 

We pray in this petition that our Father in Heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end.


Spelling Words for test on Friday, 2/23

Regular Words - 10

smoky damp black smog hazy

wheeze coal London thick lungs

Extra Challenge words- 5

environment poisonous disaster pollution extreme


Memory for week of Feb. 19

Third Grade News – Feb. 15, 2018


     Thanks to everyone for helping support Penny Wars!  Next week, Thursday will be a special points day.  See the Parent Bulletin for details. 


Next week’s Literacy activities will be based upon the big story in our Storyworks Jr. magazine. It is called  The Killer Smog.  We will choose our spelling/vocabulary words from the story and they will go home on Tuesday. 


In math class, we have been studying different types of graphs.  We collected data and made our own graphs. 


Here is next week’s memory.


Recite on Tuesday, Feb. 20. (That’s the first day we return after the long weekend!)

Simon, Simon, behold.  Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.

                                                            Luke 22:31-32


Recite on Friday Feb. 23

The Sixth Petition

And 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 or mislead us.