March 2. 2010
The month of March has begun – another busy and exciting time in
the 3 grade classroom and at Zion Christian School. I look forward to see-
Week’s Calendar ing how God will continue to work in the lives of each student this month.
I want to begin on a cautionary note before moving into the festivi-
PE ties of the month. I was home on Tuesday with strep throat (which is why
this newsletter is going out later than planned). Just be aware that this germ
has been in the classroom, so don’t automatically assume that if your child
Tuesday: is complaining of a sore throat it is just a cold. Drinking extra liquids and
Art getting plenty of sleep is especially important in staying healthy.
As you already know, March is Reading Month at Zion, and our
Wednesday: friendly competition is now under way. Please encourage your child to
Computer read, and make sure that the minutes of reading are being recorded on the
Reading Buddies colored charts. Reading is done in order to gain knowledge, but it should
Math Test: Chapter 9
also be done for enjoyment. Remember that reading the Bible, books,
magazines, and newspapers can all be included in the minutes.
Thursday: Next Thursday evening, March 11, is Open House at the school.
The 3rd grade room will be transformed into the continent of South America
with pictures from this continent along with crafts and dress that are com-
mon here. There will also be games that give a better understanding and
Friday: appreciation for this area of God’s creation. There will be exciting exhibits
Bible memory due all throughout the school, so be sure to come and enjoy this experience.
Show and Tell Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
CORDER In Christ,
Bible Memory Notes
Keep on work-
Praise the Lord! Praise the ing on flash-
name of the Lord; praise Him, cards with your
O you servants of the Lord! child!
You who stand in the house of
the Lord, in the courts of the email@example.com
house of our God, praise the Home phone: (269) 342-4017
Lord, for the Lord is good; School phone: (616) 878-9472 ext
sing praises to His name, for it
A Look at Our Learning
Story: The Printer Spelling
No spelling this week. Spend the ex-
Strategy: Make Inferences and Ana- tra time reviewing the longer Bible
lyze memory passage.
Skill: Make and Confirm Predictions
We will be looking at contractions The plan is to wrap up the trait of
this week, specifically those which Voice this week. We will review
include “not”. We will also practice what this trait looks like as well as
combining sentences that have the doing some emotion-filled writing
same subject and different verbs. and writing from the perspective of
After taking the test over Chapter 9, Science
we will get into units of capacity as This week it is all about heat as we
we become familiar with the terms examine how things get warmer, how
cup, pint, quart, and gallon. The trick heat changes matter, and how we can
is then remembering how many of control the flow of heat. Thinking
each unit of capacity are equal to an- about built-in insulators on certain
other. We have some creative ways kinds of animals, reminds me again
to help us remember this. of God’s care over His creation.
Social Studies Bible
We are continuing our study of South The 10 commandment posters turned
America by participating in some out incredibly well! We are now
hands-on activities. We will be learn- moving on to the tabernacle as we
ing about music and instruments from look at the importance of each piece
this continent along with a popular of furniture.
sport, which happens to be a favorite
in the classroom already.
“Learning and Living for the Glory of God”