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And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Leviticus 19:1-2

Issue 35–-May 17 - 21 Friends of the Week:

Elisabeth Kohl and Marshall

Hernandez (Their sharing of special “gifts” will be Friday.) Friends of the Week for May 24-28: Leah Thompson and Trevor Hicks Unit Focus: Religion: The Conversion of Paul - Acts 9:1-19 Memory Verses: 1. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst. I Timothy 1:15 (For Wed.) 2. You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. I Peter 2:9 (Fri.) Reading/Language Arts: Story: Two Bad Ants , by Chris Van Allsburg Genre: Animal Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Plot and Theme Comprehension Strategy: Visualize Vocabulary Strategy: Word Structure Grammar: Introduce Commas Phonics: Multisyllabic Words Writing Trait: Word Choice Spelling: More States and their Capitals 1. Nebraska - 2. Lincoln 3. North Carolina – 4. Raleigh 5. Wisconsin– 6. Madison 7. Washington – 8. Olympia 9. Arizona – 10. Phoenix 11. Michigan – 12. Lansing 13. Hawaii – 14. Honolulu 15. Mississippi – 16. Jackson 17. Illinois – 18. Springfield 19. South Carolina – 20. Columbia If Extra Credit is desired, the location of the capitals within the states will be counted. No Pretest – Test will be on Friday! Super Spellers will be required to use a map for this test!

Other spellers can opt for the map or just to spell the words using our lined Spelling Papers. Handwriting: Cursive – Using Cursive to do our daily work! Math: Introduction of Fractions Social Studies: Our Great United States of America Science: Embryology Vocabulary and Hatch Day  May 19th – Hatch Day  May 19th – Volunteer Appreciation Day , 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in the school library. ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED!  May 24th – Fine Arts Festival – All students K-8 will participate. The dress for the evening will be communicated to you next week, but we are asking that all of our 3rd Grade students bring a scrub bucket from home as a prop for one of their numbers from “Annie.  May 31st – Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)  June 3rd – Field Day (If rain is predicted, Field Day will be held on June 2nd!)  June 4th – Last Day of School/ Closing Chapel at 11:30 a.m. The days are hastening by and soon your third graders will advance to fourth grade. This has been one of our topics of conversation lately as we strive to impress upon these precious gifts from God that they are expected to be more independent learners in 4th Grade and a work ethic that reflects effort above and beyond that which is required will be expected. The children in this class have proven that they are capable, but putting into consistent action that kind of effort, isn’t easy at this age. Encouraging words and praise for their wise choices spurs them on, so I’ve adopted the role of “cheerleader” these days (I’ve always wanted to be one, anyway!). Your words are those that mean the most to them and will stay with them a lifetime. Words are powerful as God tells us in Proverbs 16:24 ~ Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Choosing our words well will lift the spirits of these fragile learners and spur them on to using their gifts to their full potentials in the service of their Lord. We’ve been enjoying our time of learning about ducks and how they grow. As they begin to hatch on Wednesday, consider whether or not you’d like a “Sleepover with a Duck” or not. There is a note at the end of this letter reserving a time for you should you desire one. Actual days will be assigned once our “Quackers” are ready to go for visits. Finally, we took our test on division today and all of the children did well! Thanks for working with them on their facts. They still need to work on them until they just roll off of their tongues without too much thought. That kind of rote memory is required for higher mathematical operations.

Make these +, -, x and division facts priorities for learning over the summer. Have a blessed weekend! Love, Mrs. J PRAYER CONCERNS: (Please let me know of any concerns that we can add to our list whenever they occur!)   

We ask God to bless our church, school, staff, students and families that all we do, we do to the glory of His name. We ask God to be with all of our families as they work to help our school and we thank Him for what He has accomplished through them. We ask God to guide us as we seek to enroll more students for the coming school year.

Dear Third Grade Parents, Our ducklings are due to hatch on May 19th, and after they’re strong enough, they will enjoy having a sleepover with a Third Grade friend for one night or perhaps a weekend. As Hatch Day approaches, we are assessing information as to how many children will want to have a “Ducky Sleepover” at some point in the near future. If you would like to have a “ducky” guest, please sign the permission slip at the bottom. I will provide a container and food. All you need to do is provide water and a lot of love. Changing the paper or shavings at the bottom of the container before you return the following day will be appreciated! Love, Mrs. J Please check the appropriate box and return this form to school. Assigned evenings will come home soon.

The ________________________ Family would like to host one or two ducklings for : ________ one evening ________one weekend