What Are We Up To?

Friday, June 2nd


Friday, May 19th

We have been working on learning ASL a little bit here and there all year. We have really picked up speed on the alphabet!

Thursday, May 18th

Monday, May 15th

Students spend the morning journaling about their weekend, how they are showing kindness, and any other information they feel like sharing.We have also been learning about the Apostle’s Creed! Today students wrote their own short creeds.


Thursday, May 4th

We continue to learn about Mary throughout the month of May with rosaries!

Tuesday, May 2nd

Today we began our Forces and Interactions Science Unit! Step one, balance!

Friday, April 21st

Today we learned a little more about our classmates through our My Culture presentations!

Monday, April 17th

What a SURPRISE! We came back from Spring Break to BUTTERFLIES!

Wednesday, April 5th

Students shared a favorite poem with the class out of their personal Poetry Book!

Thursday, March 23rd

Third Grade visits the Pacific Science Center!

Friday, March 17th

Praying Stations of the Cross with 4th Grade.

Thursday, March 9th

We each set a goal for ourselves as we enter Trimester 3.
Our focus was on the SLE’s! Serve, Lead, Love, and Learn!

Tuesday, March 7th

Our plants and caterpillars have grown so much!

Wednesday, March 1st

The caterpillars are here! 🦋

Today we had the opportunity to sing in the choir at Mass. A new experience and we loved it!

Wednesday, February 15th

We had a wonderful visit from a beloved parishioner: Storey! She explained about her connection to Tent City 4, shared her rosary collection, and read a funny story. We were thrilled to have her in 3rd Grade!

Tuesday, February 14th

Third Grade Valentine’s Day is done a little differently that you might expect! Each student drew the name of another student. They created a handmade card and a gift based on colors, activities, and items that their classmate likes. Students were so surprised to see their handmade gifts and were so appreciative of the time and thought put into their gift. Smiling faces all around!

Thursday, February 9th

Students shared their Native American Dioramas!

Friday, February 3rd

Our Walk-to-Read class is starting biographies on Monday. We chose our books today and couldn’t wait until Monday to start reading!

Wednesday, February 1st

Today, we designed and constructed our own Catholic Schools! Each school needed to have two buildings: one elementary and one middle school. Both buildings needed to be different shapes. It was so fun to watch the creative minds in 3rd Grade come up with their own designs. Each school had its own flair!

Friday, January 27th

Mrs. Balinbin’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Membrey, came to visit. Mrs. Membrey read the 3rd Graders her favorite story and laughs could be heard a mile away!

Thursday, January 26th

Third Grade students had the opportunity to build rosaries with our church community members, The St. Theresa Guild! Third Graders and Guild members both could not stop talking about how much they were enjoying themselves. Rosaries will be blessed at our GrandFriends Mass and placed in the Narthex for parishioners to use when needed!

Monday, January 23rd

We tried a new math facts practice method today. Students were challenged to answer as many multiplication problems as they could over three rounds. Each student earned their own points, as well as points for the whole class! It was a fun game and we can’t wait to do it again with new math skills.

Merry Christmas from
3rd Grade to YOU!

Thursday, December 15th

Dr. Romero stops by to read us The Grinch!

Tuesday, December 13th

This week we are learning about different holidays around the world. Today we learned about Hanukkah and played dreidel!

Monday, December 12th

Third Grade spent some time learning about Advent with Mr. Bailey, the church Youth Director. We heard a few Advent stories, sang Christmas songs, and organized items from the giving tree. A great afternoon!

Friday, December 9th

We earned a Stuffed Animal Party! These students have been working so hard – they have been kind, respectful, helpful, and diligent with their work. A fun day to celebrate!

Wednesday, December 7th

In Reading, we have been learning about Elements of Drama. We have been loving practicing and performing many plays.

The 3rd Grade Elves are working on something special! What could it be?

Monday, December 5th

Students share their Climate Zone models!

Tuesday, November 29th

Enjoying a snowy day working on digital math assignments.

Thursday, November 17th

Walk-to-Math students practice modeling division facts!

Tuesday, November 8th

Students presented their weather reports as Meteorologists!

Monday, October 31st

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25th

Opinion Writing!

Friday, October 21st

Today was the day we finally got to assemble No Cook Bags for Pike Place Food Bank! Each bag contained a full meal + drink + snacks for one person in need.

Thursday, October 20th

Third Grade takes a trip to Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery! We learned all about the Life Cycle of a Salmon – a perfect connection to our Life Cycle Science Unit!

Wednesday, October 12th

During our Life Science unit, we learned about the different phases each organism goes through. Each student chose an organism to research the life cycle of. We really enjoyed presenting to our class!

Thursday, October 13th

SMS Moveathon!

Monday, October 10th

In math, students practiced hands-on regrouping.

Friday, September 23rd

Today we joined our buddy class for a Fun Friday afternoon!

Monday, September 19th

Mrs. Gowda joins us for Walk-to-Math on Mondays!

Wednesday, September 14th

Big Toy recess with Dr. Romero!

Church scavenger hunt!

Tuesday, September 13th

This week, we are reviewing our Place Value skills with a Place Value Choice Board. Students had the opportunity to build, color, think, create, and solve problems.

Friday, September 9th

On the first day of school, students learned a few new computer skills to fill out an “About Me” page in Google Slides. Today we presented to the class. We learned a lot about each other and had a few laughs!

Thursday, September 8th

Recess fun!

Wednesday, September 7th

We read a silly story about class rules, then brainstormed our own class rules! Here is our class working on our ‘Classroom Rules’ activity.

Tuesday, September 6th

Today was the first day of school!