Andrea Gowan

Welcome to Third grade at FAITH Tutorial!

Get to know Mrs. Andrea

Tentative 3rd Grade Agenda for 2018-2019 

Homework to complete by February 19, 2019:

Math:  Complete and check 20F and/or 20G and test 20.  Watch video 21 and complete and check 21A.  Please be sure that you are learning the multiplication facts for speed and accuracy.

Science:  Read pages 174-175 in your science book, and complete activity manual pages 141-144 on clouds and weather watching.  We had a blast with Tom Meiners!  We learned a lot of fun weather facts and saw fun demonstration, such as a tornado in a bottle and creating a cloud by dropping air pressure!

English:  Complete and check pages 199-200 on contractions.

Writing:   Complete and check page 214 on sounds in poems.

Novel:  Chapters 1-10 vocabulary test on Tuesday.  Please study your definitions.

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14!  Thank you all for the food and precious Valentine gifts!  I love you all 🙂   (We will also do an Easter celebration in April, so you if you do not provide an item for this party, please try to for the Easter one.  Thanks!)

St. Jude Mathathon Fundraiser, now through March 7:  We are raising money to help out St. Jude in fighting childhood cancer.  Our school-wide goal is $19,000, so please work hard to help us reach this big amount.  I know we can get there!  The math workbooks are not required to be completed to participate, but I will donate $3 for each child in our class that returns it to school completed.

Scholastic Book Clubs:   To shop online, use our classroom code of L47KM.  If you spend $25 or more online, you can use the code READS to get another free $5 or less book.   *Please be aware that prices may be slightly different on-line compared to paper flyers now.  Beginning in 2019, online orders are required to collect sales tax, and Scholastic Book Clubs will have lowered the online price to accommodate for the online tax.  The online price may be slightly lower, as tax will be calculated at checkout.  If you order through the flyers, the amount will not be affected.  Therefore, your total purchase should be pretty much the same amount if you purchase online (lower price items, but tax added) or through paper flyers (slightly higher price, but no tax to add). 

What to Expect this Year

Third grade at FAITH Tutorial will be a big year for your child. To be most successful, your child will need to be organized and responsible with his or her time and work. We have a lot of material to cover in a small amount of time, so please help your child with this important life skill.

In order for us to complete our texts by mid-May, we will move at a fast pace. Completing and checking of the work at home will be a requirement to ensure your child has time to practice and master the many new skills presented each week.

Above you should find the link for our agenda for the year. I cannot stress enough that this is a general outline that may be modified significantly as the year progresses or as need arises. I will update the website weekly at minimum and check my email often. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and I will get back with you as soon as I possibly can.

Your child’s love of learning is important to me, as I know it is to you. I am confident that by our working together, your child will be able to flourish academically, socially, and spiritually.

*The homework assignments should be checked and corrected at home. They are given as a review of what we learn and discuss in class, or as a preparation of what we will do in our next class meeting. Most of the assignments I will grade will be those completed at FAITH.

Binder Organization

1 1/2 inch binder with five dividers labeled: Math, Science, English, Writing, and Novel.

Math

We will be completing one lesson per week. On Monday of each week, the student is expected to watch the video lesson with the parent. After watching the video lesson, the student will complete Lesson Practice A, and the parent will check for accuracy, reteaching if necessary. On Tuesdays at Tutorial, I will reteach the lesson. As a group, we will complete Lesson Practice B. Lesson Practice C is expected to be done each Wednesday and checked at home. We will do Systematic Review D in class on Thursday, and if time allows, Systematic Review E.  If the student needs more practice or enrichment, the parent may choose to do Systematic Review F and/or Application & Enrichment G on Friday. The lesson test will be taken and checked at home on Friday. Please put the completed test in your child’s binder in the Math section.

Science

We will try to complete one lesson each Tutorial day. The student will be expected to read the assigned science text the day before we meet. The student will have assignments in the Activity Manual, and at times projects or experiments. The tests will be completed at Tutorial.

English (Grammar and Writing)

We will be covering an English, grammar-related, chapter (the odd numbered chapters) and the writing instruction (the even numbered chapters) at tutorial, at the same time. Expect to have homework assignments in both areas of the BJU Grammar and Writing text each day.  Tests will be administered at Tutorial.

Novel

We will be reading three novels this year. There will be reading assignments, vocabulary words, and comprehension questions given. The first novel we will read is The Secret in the Maple Tree, which we will begin in August. The last novel we will read is Charlotte’s Web, which has become a exciting event for the entire school. We will create our own County Fair! To see past year’s pictures, click here.

Art

We will have Art on Tuesdays, and please keep in mind that Art can be messy!

Please be familiar with the Student Handbook; you will find important information regarding drop-off and pick-up, dress code, and behavior expectations.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32