Andrea Gowan

Welcome to Third grade at FAITH Tutorial!

Tentative 3rd Grade Agenda for 2020-2021

Homework to complete by Tuesday, Oct. 27:  

Math:  Complete and check 9F and/or 9G and test 9.  Watch video 10 and complete and check 10A.  Continue to practice your multiplication facts we’ve learned so far.

Science: Read through pages 90-93 in your science textbook.  Optional: you may complete your activity manual page 73-74 at home, if you would like to and have the materials available.

English: Complete and check page 84 on future tense tense verbs.

Writing:  Look over page 102, and decide the topic you will write about.  You need to support your opinion with good reasons and facts.  You will also need to decide your audience (who you are trying to persuade to agree with you).  We’ll begin the planning chart on next Tuesday. 

Novel:  Study for the novel test (over chapters 1-5, discussion questions and vocabulary), which we will take on Tuesday.

Snack for the Orange You Glad Jesus Loves You party: Lucas, Mia, and Stella.  Please send enough pre-packaged, individually-wrapped orange treats and/or drinks for 17 friends on Thursday.  (We currently have enough leftover snack and water for Tuesday)

Scholastic Book Clubs:  October and November flyers have been sent home, and if you’d like to order, the due date is Oct. 22. You may order online, using our class code of L47KM.  *Charlotte’s Web is available through Scholastic Book Clubs for $2.  If you don’t have a copy yet, that’s a great price!

*In addition to those listed supplies, please have your child keep in his/her binder or backpack: a pocket pack of tissues, personal container of hand sanitizer, and a Bible.  It would also be helpful to send a small pencil sharpener,  personal math manipulatives (if your child will need them) and an extra book, sketchbook, or other quiet activity to do if/when your child finishes work before classmates.

Meet Mrs. Andrea

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

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.


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.


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.


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!


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