Third-Grade Class News

Bonnie Mayrens, Third-Grade Teacher



Third Grade News – 12/08/2017


Thanks to the third graders for working so hard to help present a beautiful service to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  I am proud of their efforts.  Thanks also to Mrs. Jurica for directing the service.


As these cold days are now upon us, please help your children to remember their hats, scarves, and other needed cold weather items.  We go outside each day, except in extreme cold (below zero temp or windchill). 



Since there will be no all-school memory until after Christmas, and our Christmas parts are done, I will assign some hymn verses for memory for the upcoming weeks.  They can say the verse anytime during the week, when they are ready.  But it must be done by Friday. 


Here is next week’s verse.

Gentle Mary laid her child, lowly in a manger

There he lay, the undefiled, to the world a stranger.

Such a babe in such a place, Can he be the savior?

Ask the saved of all the race, who have found his favor


Here are next week’s spelling words, for the test on Friday, 12/15/17


title                  table                uncle               apple               cable              

bubble             beetle              rattle               purple              little

middle             simple             saddle             trouble             scribble



Third Grade News


Don’t forget, the gr. 3-8 children’s Christmas program is next week!  More information about where to go that evening will be sent next week.

In today’s Friday folder, you will find information about a new thing we are doing in math class.  I will be assigning some work to do at home on a computer. I believe it will also work on a tablet, but not on a phone.  (Students who do not have access to a computer at home will have the opportunity to do the same work at school.)  I have spoken to the class about this today, and I have told them that they should try it at home if they are able. The website is  There is no advertising.  The letter has log in information.  You as a parent may also log in using the student’s information, and check out their progress.  This is a new program and I am just learning about it myself.  So let’s just explore it for a couple of weeks and see how it goes.  If any issues arise, please let me know!  After Christmas, I’ll be giving more specific assignments to coordinate with our lessons.  For now, I have assigned one assignment, about “arrays”, which is a topic we have recently studied in math.  Students may also explore if they wish.

Students should continue to study the Christmas Service Parts for memory work.


Here are next week’s spelling/vocabulary words.  Test will be on Friday, 12/8/17

screen             picture             watched          static               moment

news                event               speech             change                        invention

channel           culture             video               movie              technology


Our theme for literacy next week is television! 


In social studies we are discovering what happened as the first settlers arrived in Jamestown.  What will happen as they continue to grow?   Will they have enough room?  We’ll find out!


Spelling Words for test on 12/1 - Penguin

Spelling Words for Penguin Rescue Unit.   (Words from the story)

Test on Friday, Dec. 1

Words with double consonants in the middle

cuddle             waddle                        stagger                        stubby

Other words

reef                  oil                    dive                 spill

sardine                        plunge             rescue             swarm

wound             mates              penguin           feathers





Don’t forget!  November homework menu work is due no later than Thursday this week!  New homework menus for December will go home on Friday.


Spelling Words for test on Friday, 11/17

Spelling Words for test on Friday, November 17

1. flee

2. queen

3. king

4. risk

5. feast

6. survive

7. dangerous

8. sailed

9. Mayflower

10. Pilgrims   (note – this word is capitalized here because in our lessons this week,  we used it     as the name of a specific group of settlers)

11. Thanksgiving        

12. England

13. America

14. Plymouth


Extra credit challenge word

15. Wampanoag    


October 27, 2017

Third Grade News-10/27/2017


We will be having a bat festival on Tuesday 10/31 in the third grade classroom.  The class will have to wait and see what that means!  J 

Since Tuesday is Halloween, students may, if they choose, bring a TAKE HOME treat for their classmates.  We will pass them out at the end of the day.  No other treats are needed.

For next week’s literacy lessons, we will be working with a non-fiction article about the Great Molasses Flood.  The students themselves will help choose the spelling words, so we will send home a list on Monday.  The test will be on Thursday, since there is no school on Friday due to parent-teacher conferences.


Here is next week’s memory.

Recite on Tuesday, 10/31

Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.                                                   Luke 12:15

Recite on Thursday, 11/1

The Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant,  his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.