Welcome to Third Grade

December 15, 2017

Dear Parents,

Thursday was a very busy day in third grade. We took both our reading and spelling tests in the morning. In the afternoon we practiced for the Christmas program and had our class party. On Thursday night the students did a fabulous job singing. Thank you to all the parents who supplied treats and helped with the class party. Today we had the third Advent ceremony and a Christmas carol sing-a-long! Thank you for all the diaper donations!

I would like to wish you a safe and Merry Christmas! May the joy of Christ’s birth bring your family much love and happiness. I am sending home the Good News letter for Sunday. Please take time to read it together as a family. We will return to a regular schedule on Tuesday, January 2nd (but no spelling pretest).

Thank you for all your cards, well wishes, and gifts!

The week of January 2nd at a glance:

Reading: We will be reading, “Through Grandpa’s Eyes.” It is beautiful story about a young boy’s relationship with his blind grandfather. This is our first story in the third reading unit, “Imagination.”. There will not be a spelling pretest on Tuesday. Both reading and spelling test will be on Friday, January 5th.

Math: We will continue to work on basic multiplication skills. We have also begun working on division facts and how they are related to multiplication. Students are required to practice facts nightly as homework 5-10 minutes each night. In January I begin basic timed division tests to help students do work quickly and accurately.


  • No School Monday January 1st, school resumes on January 2nd
  • Please have your child dress for winter weather, it is cold and rainy and sometimes *snowy* in Washington! J
  • If going on vacation please give at least one week’s notice so I can gather school work
  • Please take time over the break to use multiplication and division games, and math activities so your child doesn’t fall behind

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




Mary Moa-Walsh