Third Grade Tribune

November 13, 2015

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Question of the Week

What are you seeing when the leaves begin to turn red, orange, and yellow?

Last Week's "Question of the Week"

Future tense verbs use the helping verb "will."


Nov. 20 - Insect/Spider Book Report Due (Non-fiction)


Math Olympics

Over the past couple of weeks we have been participating in ACSI's Math Olympics at the classroom level. Each class will be represented by one student for computation and one student for reasoning next week in our school's competition. Congratulations to the following students for qualifying:


Nic Cipolla from Mrs. Stephen's Class

Brayden Porter from Mr. Welch's Class


Brynn McFarland from Mrs. Stephen's Class

Abigail Shanahan from Mr. Welch's Class

Upcoming Tests

Mrs. Stephen's Class
Science Test - Thursday, Nov. 19th

Mr. Welch's Class
Science Test - Thursday, Nov. 19th


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12

Test: Friday, November 20th

BMV Questions

1. What does the darkness mean? Darkness represents a couple of things. It means God will help us understand what is going on in our lives, and it stands for the sin in our lives.

2. Does this mean that I won’t sin anymore? No, it just means that Jesus will guide and show us our sin so that we can repent and stay away from it.

Spelling List 12

1. Thanksgiving Day

2. Pilgrims

3. Mayflower

4. England

5. Plymouth

6. freedom

7. praise

8. prayer

9. holiday

10. favorite

11. festival

12. parade

13. November

14. Thursday

15. feasting

16. Indians

17. pumpkin

18. cranberries

19. harvest

20. gratitude - thankfulness

21. geography – the study of the earth

22. reverent – showing respect, awe, and love


PRETEST – Wednesday, Nov. 18th

TEST - Friday, Nov. 20th

My Shadow

by Robert L. Stevenson

I have a little shadow

that goes in and out with me,

And what can be the use of him

is more than I can see.

He is very, very like me

from the heels up to the head;

And I see him jump before me,

when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him

is the way he likes to grow-

Not at all like proper children,

which is always very slow;

For he sometimes shoots up taller

like an India-rubber ball,

And he sometimes gets so little

that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion

of how children ought to play,

And can only make a fool of me

in every sort of way.

He stays so close beside me,

he’s a coward you can see;

I’d think shame to stick to nursie

as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early,

before the sun was up,

I rose and found the shining dew

on every buttercup,

But my lazy little shadow,

like an errant sleepyhead,

Had stayed at home behind me

and was fast asleep in bed.

Insect/Spider Book Report

Reminder - Book report books should always be at least 100 pgs. long. Since it may be difficult to find a non-fiction book about insects or spiders that long, you may need to find 2 or 3 that add up to 100 pgs. There will be a "bibliography" section on the book report for students to document the books they read.

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