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 Thursday, Dec. 13:

Math:  Continue to review your math facts for speed and accuracy.

Science:  Study chapter 6 for test on Thursday.  *For bonus, you may create a model of the ear to share in class on Tuesday or Thursday.  Directions for this are on text p. 121.

English:  Finish the chapter 7 review on page 130, and practice putting words in alphabetical order.  There will be a few questions on the test Thursday on alphabetizing words and deciding which words come between two given guide words.

Writing:  Write the draft for your story, on notebook paper and remember to skip lines.

Novel:  No homework!!!  Please make sure you have a copy of Charlotte’s Web by January 7.

Coins for a Cause:  We are collecting money for The Care Center, a shelter in Jackson for homeless women and their children.  We read The Sparkle Box in class, about how we are giving gifts to Jesus for His birthday when we are giving to people in need.  That is the true reason for this season!

Christmas Party on Dec. 13!  Please email me if you are planning to send food or drinks for our celebration.  I will update it here so everyone can see what we’ll have and what we may still need.  Thank you!   Anything would be appreciated, but some suggestions are: fruits, vegetables with dip, small sandwiches, chips, crackers, cheese, etc.  So far we have:  cups, drinks, napkins, plates, fruit, mint chocolate chip cookies, gluten-free cookies, cupcakes, and white chocolate party mix.

Scholastic Book Clubs:   To shop online, use our classroom code of L47KM.  If you order online and spend at least $10, use coupon code BOOK1 to get a free book that is $5 or less.  If you spend $25 or more online, you can use the code READS to get another free $5 or less book.

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. Please put the completed test in your child’s binder in the Math section.



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! To see past year’s pictures, click here.



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