Wow! Things sure are busy in 3rd grade. IOWA testing is done and we are diving into our studies, trying to be the best students that we can be.

We are continuing to review addition/subtraction in Math. We’ve been reading some interesting stories, exploring different genres—fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, nonfiction or informational, and poetry. Through these we continue to sharpen our reading skills, by using decoding, context clues, and illustrations as we read together.

In Religion, we are focused on the Church as one body, with many parts, all called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We extend this with the importance of loving and helping one another and making prayer a central part of our life. In Science, we’ve been studying plants—their parts, each part’s function, and how plants are classified. Our Social Studies class has been building their knowledge of communities and we have begun studying about the great state of Michigan.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Trabbic Farm. It was a fun day. After celebrating Mass, we enjoyed a hayride, complete with popcorn. We picked a pumpkin to bring home and gobbled up cider and donuts. We were also able to visit the animals and explore other parts of the farm.

Thank you to all of those who helped out the 3rd graders with their fundraiser. Your cake rolls will be delivered, frozen, on Monday, November 12th. They will be ready for pick-up between 3:00-4:30p.m. Mark your calendar. Your help is greatly appreciated.