Third grade has been hard at work over the past few weeks. We were lucky to have 2 perfectly prepared volunteers who represented us on All Saints' Day! We also had an opportunity to participate in our school's mock election last week, which gave us a chance to discuss a few of the people working in our local government, as well as the importance of getting one's own voice heard.
Students are progressing nicely in our chapter in math focused on addition. Most of what we are covering now is still a review from last year. My main recommendation for all students is daily continued practice with facts of 10 and doubles. Having those facts memorized will not only help significantly with speed and accuracy while doing addition with multiple numbers and addends, but it will translate in recognition for subtraction, and it will also be crucial once we begin multiplication! Sumdog is a wonderful way for students to get the practice while playing educational games. However, sometimes students need a reminder that speed (i.e. finishing a game ASAP) is not the way to earn points, answers must also be correct!
As Thanksgiving break approaches, we are working hard to tie up loose ends with as many topics as possible, especially because report card time will be upon us sooner than we think! This is the time that I remind students that if they have any grades they are not satisfied with, they have the opportunity to work extra hard and their grades will reflect the added effort!
Lastly, St. Rose is helping to collect canned goods to help our church make Thanksgiving baskets, which will be given to less fortunate families. Grades 3, 4, and 5 have been asked to contribute cranberry sauce, stuffing mix (boxed or bagged), and turkey gravy. Naturally, any donation item you are able to send in will be greatly appreciated!!