Third-Grade Class News

Bonnie Mayrens, Third-Grade Teacher


May 26, 2017

Third Grade News – May 26, 2017


For next week’s gym time, weather permitting, students in third and 5th grades will practice their tennis skills at Wilson Park.   We’ll walk there and back. 

We are looking forward to some fun, end of year activities during the last week of school.  These will include an academic scavenger hunt, literature lounge, closing chapel and awards, and more.  A detailed schedule will go home in next week’s newsletter. 

We continue to work through our Young Peacemaker classes.  They are going very well.  The class enjoys our visits from Pastor Heinz.  Although the school year is coming to an end, the students are learning interpersonal skills that will be of value throughout their lives. 


Here is next week’s memory work. One verse only, on Friday.


Recite on Friday, June 2

   Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,  in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

                                                                        1 Cor. 15:51-52


Third Grade Spelling Words for Test on Friday, June 2.  ( The last spelling test for the year.)

Capital letters and punctuation are important!  Don’t lose points by being careless!


1.  Isabella

2.  Katherine

3.  Jolie

4.  Terry

5.  Elaynee

6.  Decker

7.  Vilma

8.  Josh

9. Kristina

10.  Delyla

11.  Valentine

12.  Rafael

13.  Chayse

14.  Leia

15.  Stefan

16.  Savannah

17.  Aidan

18.  Karina

19.  Mrs. Mayrens

20.  St. John’s Lutheran School


May 19, 2017

Third Grade News – 5/19/17


We have finished our reading books!  For the next week, we will have a special unit on Greek Myths.  Some of the students are particularly interested in Greek myths because of the Percy Jackson books, so I thought this would be enjoyable for them.  We will devise our own vocabulary and spelling list together on Monday, so the list will go home on then.

Thanks for cooperating and signing the assignment sheets.  The class has been pretty good about getting this done.  Having the procedure in place now will make things much easier next year!  If students do not have the sheet returned, signed, or filled out, an Academic Notice may be issued. 


Here is next week’s memory.

Recite on Tuesday 5/23


For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,

you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

                                                            1 Corinthians 11:26


Recite on Friday, 5/26


Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here:

“Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”

(For extra credit, add)

These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the sacrament. 

Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: “forgiveness of sins.”


May 5, 2017

Third Grade News – 5/5/2017


We have been working on practicing our writing skills for a while now, with our paragraph of the week activities.  Beginning with this week’s Paragraph of the Week (POW), the format has changed slightly.  Now, we are working on analyzing and revising our own work.   This week, the students worked on revising their POWs by using a checklist.  Self-analysis can be tough for third graders.  The focus is not on a perfect paper, rather it is on looking at what has been done, and honestly analyzing it.  The students were asked to rate their own paper.  Then I rated it, and told them whether or not I agreed with their rating. 

Thank you to everyone for helping your children to effectively utilize the assignment sheets.  Most of the students had everything in order every day.  On Fridays, they will bring the assignment sheet home, but they DO NOT need to return it on Mondays.  We will get a new weekly sheet on Mondays.  You may also notice the memory verses on top of the sheets.  This is a helpful feature!  However, sometimes memory for the younger children is condensed or shortened.  Therefore, there may be slight differences between the newsletter version and the assignment sheet version.  Either one is acceptable.  The important thing is to stretch our brains by studying memory. 

Young Peacemaker update – The materials are in.  We will have classes during religion class three days a week for the next two weeks. 

Understanding Conflict – What causes it?  Making wise choices when conflict arises

Responding to Conflict – Avoiding the blame game, Resolving conflict, Forgiveness

Preventing Conflict – Altering choices, Think before you speak, Communication and respect

All topics are covered with a Christian understanding and scriptural basis.


We are working on multi-digit multiplication in math.  It was tricky at the beginning, but confidence is increasing!  Please continue encouraging your child!  We use the traditional method.  We may learn some alternate methods just for fun, once we are confident with what we are doing.


Don’t forget the book fair, ice cream social, and reregistration night next Friday.  J

Spelling Words for test on Friday, 5/12


overnight            bicycle            nonstop           overdue           overlook       

biweekly             overflow       nonsense          oversee           overhead

nonfiction          overcoat        nonfat               overdone       biplane



Memory for next week


Recite on Tuesday 5/9Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

                                                                                    Psalm 23:6



Recite on Friday, 5/12


Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread,

and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to the disciples and said

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. This do in remembrance of me.”


April 28, 2017

Third Grade News 4/28/17


We had a great visit to the museum today.  Thanks to the many parent volunteers who helped the kids to have a meaningful experience.

Don’t forget to look through the Parent Bulletin and the other important notes in this week’s folder.  Look for a special note from Mrs. Callaghan, the fourth grade teacher.


Here are next week’s spelling words for the test on Friday, May 5. 

doable             famous            careless           various                        endless            reliable

nervous           useless             flexible                        washable         helpless           terrible

valuable          dangerous       powerless


Here is next week’s memory.


Recite on Tuesday, 5/2

And they devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.

                                                                        Acts 2:42



Recite on Friday, 5/5

What is the sacrament of the altar?

It is the true us to eat and body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself, for drink.



Third Grade News – 4/7/17


Spelling Words for next week – Test on THURSDAY, 4/13


section                        caution            fiction              nation              action              vision

vacation          motion             question          mention           station             attention

portion collection        session


Memory – one assignment only – recite on WEDNESDAY 4/12

Have mercy on me, o God, according to your steadfast love. 

According to your steadfast mercy, blot out my transgressions.


Extra credit point – include end of the verse

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.