Third Grade Tribune

February 19, 2016

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Question of the Week

Where did the representatives meet to write the constitution?

Last Week's "Question of the Week"

The constitution is the plan of government or the main set of laws that govern the United States.


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 #3 - Midwestern States

All Classes - Tue, Mar. 8th

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

Midwestern States and Capitals

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Math Champs

Mrs. Stephens' Class

Measurement: Evan

x : Evan

+, -: Nic

Mr. Welch's Class

+: Kyle, Abigail

-: Brayden, Lila

x: Lila, Abigail

: Abigail, Brayden

Rockin' Readers

Mr. Welch's Class

Jackson and Lila


"We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"

Matthew 20: 18-19

Test: Friday, February 26th

BMV Questions

1. What does it mean to condemn someone? To condemn means that you say someone is guilty of something. In this case, the chief priests said Jesus was guilty of blasphemy.

2. What does it mean to be mocked and flogged? Mocked means to be made fun of, and flogged is another word for beaten. Jesus was willingly made fun of and beaten to pay for our sins.

Spelling List 23

1. George Washington

2. Abraham Lincoln

3. February

4. quarter

5. plantation

6. surveyor

7. soldier

8. general

9. monument

10. cabin

11. lawyer

12. patriot

13. hero

14. diligent

15. dependable

16. leader

17. success

18. country

19. patience

20. courage

21. president

22. integrity - honesty

23. persistent – not giving up

24. justice - fairness


PRETEST – Wednesday, Feb. 24th

TEST – Friday, Feb. 26th

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.