Andrea Gowan

Welcome to Third grade at FAITH Tutorial!

Tentative 3rd Grade Agenda for 2020-2021

Arrival at F2 door from 8:15 – 8:30; Dismissal at F2 door at 12:20.  

Homework to complete by Tuesday, May 11:

Math: Watch video 30 and complete and check 30A.

Science: Study for the chapter 12 test, which we will take on Tuesday.

English: Complete the worksheet, both front and back.

Writing: Write the published copy of your compare and contrast essay. Bring to school with p. 293-295 and the draft.

Novel:   Excellent work on County Fair everyone! Now, choose a book to read on your own. You can creatively share it with others our last week. Some ideas for this could be to design your own advertisement for the book, write a summary of it as a graphic novel, compose a song describing the book, write a letter to the author about it, write a new ending to the book, etc. Use your talents to make it fun and unique!

Restroom:  Please remember to use the bathroom before leaving the house each morning, and try not to drink too much with your breakfast.  Our class will have restroom breaks at 8:30 and 11:45.

Scholastic Book Clubs:  Final order is due on April 20! You may order online, using our class code of L47KM.  New:  If you spend $25 or more, you can choose to have your order shipped directly to your home (if less than $25, shipping costs $6.50)

*For help and ideas on getting the most out of your personal spelling dictionary, please read the author’s suggestions:

*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