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This week in Third Grade...May 16, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents,

In our class mass this week we will gather and celebrate God's Creation. This mass takes our students full-circle in our year-long service learning recycling project as we give thanks for the world God has made and pray for all creation on Earth. We will continue learning about praying the rosary and making rosaries at home which are due on Tuesday, May 24th. We continue working hard on the finishing touches of our crafts from recycled paper for the third grade service learning recycling project as part of our outreach curriculum. Our classrooms are zoned for creativity! Also be sure to check in to our third grade resource page for updated information and resources.

Best regards,

Mrs. Adanto, Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Garcia

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Learning To Pray The Rosary...

This month third graders will be learning about the history of the Rosary and how to pray the Rosary. The Rosary is not only a mental prayer, but also a vocal prayer in which we meditate on the virtues of the Life, Death, Passion and Glory of Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. The rosary owes its origin to St. Dominic.

Our Rosary project is a family project for third graders at MJS. We look forward to seeing all the beautiful and creative hand-made rosaries which will be displayed on our hallway board the week of May 24, 2016.

Spelling City...Front Row...Online Resources for Math and Spelling Practice...

Our third graders have been working periodically on the sites Spelling City and Front Row. Check the resource page for links if you would like for your child to have extra spelling and/or math practice!
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MJS Art Show, Friday, May 20th...

The MJS Art Show is here! Please click on the link below to get information on this much anticipated event!

May 16-19: 8th Annual Recycle & Read Week, 7:30-3:30, Library

The 8th Annual Recycle & Read Week will be held in mid-May, in the Library. The Library Committee organizes the event, inviting parents, students, faculty and staff to stop by and pick up books to take home, free of charge. See the following link for more information on Recycle & Read!

Deepening Our Learning...

* Religion...Students will continue to reflect on The Year Of Mercy as well as focus on learning to pray the rosary while making their rosary at home with their family.

* Science - Recycle Reach Out Project...Students continue to collect and analyze data related to paper recycling at MJS and Animal Habitats...Students research food chains and webs. Recycling Impact On Our Communities and World...Our actions affect the world at large and recycling reminds us how we can make a difference. Students will take a deeper look at how recycling can have a positive impact on the world in which we live and how important it is to both the natural environment and us.

* Math - Topic Ten - More Fractions! Students continue to apply their knowledge of fractions, including identifying benchmark and equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions using hands on applications, problem solving and homework practice.

Six Traits of Writing - Students continue apply writing conventions for sentence types, word choice and voice in classroom writing assignments.

MJS Lower School Talent Show: Mayfield’s Got Talent! Tuesday, June 7 K-2 Performance 9-10am 3-4 Performance 11-12pm

Run thru for all performers on Monday, June 6 11-2pm

• 1st -4th graders are invited to participate.

• Each student may only participate in one act.

• Acts can be no longer than two minutes.

• Please note that acts are to rehearse outside of school only.

• Karaoke tracks only, no lip syncing.

• Only 4th graders are allowed to perform with a group, grades 1-3 solo acts only.

Upcoming Third Grade Events

  • May 16-20, Annual Recycle and Read at MJS!
  • May 16-20, MJS Arts Week!
  • May 20, 2016 - Third Grade Class Mass, MJS Chapel @ 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Note: Time change due to conflict with Spring Concert.
  • May 20, 2016, MJS Spring Concert
  • May 25, 2016, Reach Out Assembly, Greg Smith Memorial Gym
  • May 27, 2016, Pancake Breakfast and Blue & White Day!
  • May 27, 2016, Service Learning Showcase Exhibits
  • May 27, 2016, Half Day - Dismissal at 12:00 Noon
  • May 30, 2016, NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • May 31, 2016, Lower School "Moving Up!" Day

Third Grade Team!

Please feel free to visit the MJS Third Grade Resource Page for more information. You may also contact your child's teacher directly via email or phone.