Reference:  II Timothy 2:24

Bible Verse:  And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel, instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

Definition:  Handling others with sensitivity, remembering that they are precious possessions created by God

Opposite: Feeling of pride, self-importance, or anger


Pattern Words-Plural Nouns

1.  mice

2.  sheep

3.  knives

4.  geese

5.  moose

6.  shelves

7.  heroes

8.  glasses

9.  indexes

10.  pennies

11.  women

12.  rockets

13.  waltzes

14.  brushes

15.  galaxies

16.  switches

17.  potatoes

18.  telescopes

High-Frequency Words

19.  chapel

20.  famous

Challenge Words



fcs initials sm



Fresno Christian High School Drama presents Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man on April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd at 7:00 PM located in the People’s Church Auditorium, 7172 North Cedar Avenue.  Tickets at the door:  $10.00 General and $5.00 Students/Seniors.


This week our class begin Chapter 11 and students will be learning about fractions and decimals.  You can expect to see work that provides practice with comparing and ordering fractions, mixed numbers, an decimals.  Vocabulary words will include:

Numerator:  The number above the bar in a fraction

Denominator:  The number below the bar in a fraction

Equivalent Fractions:  Fractions that show the same amount

Improper Fraction:  A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator


For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  

Please check your child’s weekly Reading Progress Report each Monday to note progress and help set personal goals.  The deadline for completion of the above goals is Friday, May 15.



Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.


April will be our last Scholastic Book Order for the school year.  You can also browse an expanded collection of carefully selected titles for your child online.  When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE books for our class!  It’s fast and easy.  Register at  Use our one-time Class Activation Code when you register:  L9NJ4  Submit your online. Your checkout is secure and you pay with a credit or debit card.  The deadline for April orders will be Thursday, April 30th.  (Online orders only). 



Third graders are preparing their Fresno History Boards for Open House during class time.  We are working on short reports of  famous Fresno pioneer leaders including Martin Theo Kearney, Dr. Richard Meux, George Roeding, and Dr. Chester Rowell along with a display of  landmarks and symbols in Fresno we have visited.  Students may wish to gather facts at home to add to their reports.  We wish to personalize our boards.  Students may bring a 4″ x 6″  (or smaller) picture of themselves in and around Fresno possibly on a field trip or another place of interest.   For example, it could be a photo with an activity  such as visiting “The Big Fresno Fair”  and panning for gold or in the Fresno Fort.  It might be your child at the Meux Home Museum or at Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies or one of the landmarks on the Historic Walking Tour of Fresno.  We are writing our final draft short reports this week and will be getting ready to assemble our shared boards near the close of the week.  So think about a small touch you might like to add whether it is a postcard or item to add to make it extra fun and special.  You may still bring them in this week by Friday, April 24th.


As we continue to learn about the early beginnings of Fresno up near Millerton (once a boomtown  for the during the Gold Rush of 1849), we are also learning about WILD LIFE on the San Joaquin River and the critters that inhabit our local area.  Students have researched plants and animals along the San Joaquin River and look forward to showing you their drawings and writings at Open House.



Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House on Tuesday, May 5  6:30-9:00 P.M. We will begin in our classroom where students will give their parents a tour of our Fresno history themed classroom and share their work.  Then we will all head out to the Chapel of People’s Church for third grade square dancing and the Fine Arts Festival.  As part of “Fresno History Day” third graders will dress up as Fresno pioneers for the square dancing performance planned by Mrs. Ainley, our music teacher OPEN HOUSE EVENING.  Students may come dressed in any of the following ways:  Yokut Native American Indian, fur trapper, gold miner, Fresno pioneer, cowboy, or cowgirl.  Students may want to start planning their attire for the May 5th event.

boy reading bible


As the year draws to a close, we would like to gather as a family to celebrate all that God has done for us.  This End of the Year Convocation will take place on Thursday, May 7th, which is also National Day of Prayer.   All of you (parents, grandparents, family, and friends) are invited to join the teachers, students, administration, and staff as we gather together for this ending convocation held in the Peoples’s Church sanctuary.  It is a time of celebration, worship, and prayer as we end our year with thanksgiving and praise.

The service begins at 8:00 AM and will end by 8:30 AM.  All students K-12 are to report directly to the sanctuary by 7:55 AM.  Every class will be designated with a sign and balloons, making it easy to locate your child’s class.  It is exactly the same as our opening convocation seating arrangement.  You are welcome to sit with your child in their designated area or if you have more than one student attending Fresno Christian, choose where you would like to sit.  I look forward to seeing all of you at this closing event as we end our year acknowledging God’s hand upon us through prayer, worship, and heartfelt celebration.

canstock6355973 swim


We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our third graders with a “Class Year-End Swim Party” held at the home of Charlie and Jaime DeGroot, Faith’s parents, on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the hallway near our classroom for food and supplies. A certified lifeguard  will be on duty and is covered through your child’s tuition.  You do not need to come to our campus first.

If you will need a ride from school, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get home. We will not be going back to People’s Campus.  Again, if you need help with this, just let me know.

Directions to the DeGroot home will be sent home in early May.  Please contact Jen Alberta or Becky Covington if you have have any questions.

canstock6897536 bmx


As a school reward for the outstanding participation in the FCS fundraisers this year, all elementary students will be invited to the BMX Show this Monday, May 18th from 2;00-2:45 PM on the front parking lot of Peoples Church Campus.  Parents are invited to join us if you would like.




April 21, 22, & 23 – The Music Man/Fresno Christian High School Drama 7:00 PM at Peoples Church Auditorium


Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration 12:45-1:15 PM

Tuesday, May 5 – Open House and Fine Arts Festival 6:30-9:00 PM

Thursday, May 7 – Year End Convocation 8:00-9:00 AM

Saturday, May 9 – Happy Birthday Kaiden Garcia!

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – End of the Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM


Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!