Third Grade Tribune

February 12, 2016

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Question of the Week

What is the Constitution?

Last Week's "Question of the Week"

The King of England liked William Penn's idea because it helped him pay off his debt, and he got rid of the Quakers.


Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Feb. 16 - International Festival - Flag Parade begins @ 5:00pm

Feb. 25 - Mr. Welch's ACSI Speech Recital in class

Feb. 26 - ACSI Math Olympics Competition @ Plaza Heights

Feb. 26 - Mrs. Stephens' ACSI Speech Recital in class

Feb. 29 - ACSI Speech Competition after school

Feb. 29 - Last Day for 25% Reenrollment Fee Discount


SCA Reenrollment for 2016-17 - Don't miss the reenrollment discount!

A letter and instructions were sent home on January 15 in your student's backpack and reenrollment can be completed online again this year. February 29 is the last time to reenroll and receive the 25% reenrollment fee discount. THE REENROLLMENT FEE DISCOUNT ENDS on Tuesday, March 1. The reenrollment fee covers the entire family and isn't charged per child enrolled at SCA. We are already receiving many inquiry calls for the 2016-17 school year and have already received several completed applications from new families. New families from covenant churches can enroll starting on February 16 and open enrollment begins on March 1, so we encourage you to enroll early. Families reenrolling by March 1 will receive a discount on the enrollment fee.

If you have any questions, contact Metra Augustin at 816-525-1480.

Linda Harrelson
Head of School

SCA Moms' Bible Study

SCA is hosting a 7-week non-denominational Bible Study for all SCA moms. You are welcome to join other SCA moms at the Moms' Bible Study! The study will be on Mondays from 2 – 3:10 p.m. in the elementary library beginning Monday, Feb. 1st. This session's study will be Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Books are $13, and they will be available at the first study on Feb. 1st. If you are interested in joining, please text, call, or email Kristin Hammett at 816.522.6315 or

Upcoming Tests

States and Capitals Test #2 - Southeastern States

All Classes - Tue, Feb. 16th

History Test #3 - Penn, Franklin, Washington

Mr. Welch's Class - Thu, Feb. 18th

Mrs. Stephens' Class - Wed, Feb. 17th

Foundations and Frameworks

Mrs. Stephens' Class

Cause and Effect Performance Test - Wed, Feb. 17th

Cause and Effect Vocabulary and Skills Tests - Thu, Feb. 18th

Mr. Welch's Class

Main Idea and Supporting Details Performance Test - Mon, Feb. 22nd

Main Idea and Supporting Details Vocabulary and Skills Tests - Tue, Feb. 23rd

ACSI Speech Recital

Mr. Welch's Class - Thu, Feb. 25th

Mrs. Stephens' Class - Fri, Feb. 26th

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Math Champs

Mrs. Stephens' Class

Measurement: Evan

x : Nic

Rockin' Readers

Mr. Welch's Class

Abigail and Lucie


“Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Mark 10:27

Test: Friday, February 19th

BMV Questions

1. What two impossible things was Jesus talking about? He was talking about a camel going through the eye of a needle and a rich man entering the kingdom of heaven.

2. Is being rich a bad thing? It can be if we learn to trust in the money we have and not in God’s ability to take care of us. God wants us to Him above everything else, including our money.

3. What are some other things we can put before God? We can put all kinds of things before God; our family, our job, our toys, our schoolwork. All of these can be idols in our lives.

Spelling List 22

1. chapel

2. about

3. childhood

4. crayons

5. kitchen

6. costly

7. laundry

8. newspaper

9. delivery

10. forgiven

11. college

12. happiest

13. choir

14. Heaven

15. diary

16. goldfish

17. numerator

18. denominator

19. fraction

20. reduce

21. half

22. govern - to rule; to control

23. participate - to take part

24. intrude - to come unasked or unwanted


PRETEST – Wednesday, Feb. 17th

TEST – Friday, Feb. 19th

ACSI Speech Competition

Third grade students at SCA participate in the ACSI Speech Competition every year. Each student will memorize a Bible passage, poem, or folktale/fable in the coming month. This will be their poem grade for the month, and everyone will participate by reciting their speech in class. Mr. Welch's class will recite their speeches on Feb. 25th, and Mrs. Stephens' class will recite their speeches on Feb. 26th. We will then have a grade level completion after school on Feb. 29th for any students who are interested in the school-wide competition. Three students from each category will qualify for the next level of competition and will help represent the third grade of SCA at the ACSI Speech Competition in April.

Students who have chosen to recite a Bible passage must also be able to give a short explanation of what the passage means to them. It should be something short, but also well thought through. I would suggest having them write a couple of sentences at the end of their Bible passage to memorize.

If you have any questions, please e-mail your teacher.