Newsletter 2-1-20


Wow! Third graders enjoyed the Catholic Schools Week festivities!  We played board games with buddies, researched the beautiful land of Honduras (our Unbound friend’s home country) and got an up close look at some of our parents’ unique vocations.  Our class put their foot forward celebrating their Catholic School spirit!  In addition, this week in Writing we completed narrative stories and shared them with our teammates.  In Reading, students practiced identifying the main idea while reading passages from The BFG.  Also, we read and discussed character traits of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the text Martin’s Big Words.  7th graders led a meaningful exercise in Social Justice, where students Crossed the Line.  Next week students will practice re-reading and using context clues to find out the meaning of unknown words in a text.  Our Multiplication journey continued this week as we learned 7s & 8s.  Next week, we will explore 9s.  In Science students identified effects from severe weather.  Next week, students will be studying Climate Regions.  In Spelling, our focus will be words that end in -ed and -ing.  Our Fruit of the Spirit this month of February is LOVE!

Congratulations to the Star Student of the Week: Grace Luebbe Davidson

Positive Poms:  Students have earned 50 Poms, and we will celebrate on Friday, February 7th.  Students will have Science Theatre from  2:00 – 3pm!  Bring in your favorite bag of chips and a blanket.  We will watch a science show connected to our climate regions standard.

Happy Birthday this month!  Zakayo, Ethan, Sophie, Lila & Jack

Upcoming Dates:   

Thursday, February 6th @ 1:30pm – Spelling Bee

Thursday, February 6th – Progress Reports go Home

Friday, February 7th @ 2:00pm – Pom Party! Science Theatre

(Bring Blanket + Bag of chips)

Friday, February 14th – No School / Teacher Retreat

Monday, February 17th – No School / Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 18th – No School / Winter Break

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Welcome Back! We had a super week and enjoyed getting back into our third grade groove.  In Writing, students created plans and began to draft narrative stories. In Reading, students were making connections to characters and events in the BFG. Our Multiplication journey continued this week as we explored 6s.  Next week, we will explore 5s and 10s facts.  In Science students were observing maps to compare the weather across the United States. Students explained which   tools are best to use when measuring certain weather conditions.  Next week, we will observe and represent data in tables and graph data to describe temperature and precipitation in Seattle.  In spelling, our focus was homonyms.  We had a fun end to the week observing and predicting chemical changes with puddy!

Congratulations to the Star Student of the Week: Lia Dacquisto

Positive Poms:  Students have earned 40 Poms!

Happy Birthday this month!  Lia, Nick, Jimena and Maisie

Upcoming Dates:  

Monday, January 20th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – School not in session

Sunday, January 26th – Friday, January 31st – Catholic Schools Week                               The 10:30am Sunday Mass is on January 26.  Following Mass, we will have our Winter Open House and the eighth grade Cultural Fair. Please bring friends or acquaintances who are interested in attending St. John!