Thank you to everyone who participated in Catholic School's Week. It is an excellent time to share traditions in our school and at home.
This week should be fairly normal. We will be going to Pacifica and Hampshire on Friday. We will be leaving at 9:45 am. I will send home reminders to those parents who signed up to drive. If you are unable to drive please let us know as soon as possible.
Reading - Two Bear Cubs
Math - Chapter 7 Mental Multiplication
We have started the Timed Tests. Please work with your child. It is very important that they know their times tables up to the 9's. We can do some of it in class but it will require time at home. Some students have made it to the 4's. Keep going ;)
English - Poems and paragraph writing
Science - The science fair will be on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Our class has been working on solar system booklets along with learning about the planets. Please come and show your support.
Religion - The Ten Commandments
Kindness and respect
Social Studies - Week 26 California Hereos
Science Fair Wednesday at 6:00 pm
St Vincent lunches Friday
Pacificia / Hampshire Friday leave at 9:45
Progress Reports go home Friday
We are fast approaching the end of the school year. Report cards were sent home Friday. Please be sure to check your child's report card and return as soon as possible.
Our biggest school Auction dinner will be on January 26th. Our class will be making a project to help with the auction dinner. Please send in your $15 if you have not already done so to help with the cost of the class auction item. Thank you
Handwriting - We are working through our handwriting book and I hope for everyone to be writing cursive by March. This is our goal.
English - Writing and poems
Reading - The Mystery of the Albertosaurus
Please be sure your child is going on think central and utilizes the computer portion of our reading program
Math - Chapter 6 Multiplication
Our Math Series starts with the 6's. Please practice with flash cards at home daily. It is very important that your child knows multiplication facts up to the 9's by the end of the 3rd grade. We will begin timed tests next week. We will all begin with the 2's. Thank you
Social Studies - Week 21 Citizenship
Please be sure your child is going on Studies Weekly on the computer each week
Science- Unit B chapter 2
Test next Tuesday
We will be sending home a study guide tomorrow. I will be going over the test questions in class.
Religion - Treating others with Kindness and accepting all people
Monday Jan 21st - no school
January 26- School dinner auction at St. Patricks Hall
Jan 27-Feb 1st - Catholic Schools Week
Check family envelope for the weeks schedule
Feb 1st - Mass at St. Patricks church at 8:00 am
Thank you again for all of your support.
Happy New Year!!
Welcome to 2019!
With the new year comes a few changes. In the past I have allowed students to share school supplies but with the last few weeks of last year resulted in many different kinds of illnesses. I have decided that all students should have their own school supplies. It is nice to share but we are also sharing all of our illnesses with one another. With many attempts several students do not have the supplies they need. Please ask your child what they need. It may be scissors, markers or crayons. If your child is not prepared it makes it very difficult for them to work. Pencils will be provided. Thank you for your consideration.
Friday - 12:30 dismissal
Pancakes will be served
Movie will be shown by Mrs. Blackburn
Handwriting - Cursive
Reading - Judy Moody - Saves the world
Math- Chapter 6 Multiplication
Please practice multiplication facts with your child daily
Unit B Chapter 2
telescopes and the planets
Religion- Chapter 9
Catholics are Open to All
Thank you for all of your time.
Last week of Advent
WEDNESDAY - REMEMBER TO DROP OFF YOUR CHILD AT 7:50 AM AT ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH FOR REHEARSAL. IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP TO DRIVE PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:00 AM TO BRING CHILDREN BACK TO THE SCHOOL.
Your child will be in the Christmas Program Wednesday evening. The program starts at 6:30 pm. Please arrive around 6:15 pm. Dress in appropriate church clothes.
FRIDAY - FREE DRESS
END OF QUARTER
math worksheet both sides
READ chapter 1-3 in My Fathers Dragon
Your child does not have 3 times each but if they would like to do it they can turn it in tomorrow for a prize.
Welcome to the second week of Advent!
We have been preparing for the Advent season at school by acting out Random Acts of Kindness. Mrs. Blackburn has an act of kindness each day she would like all of the children to do to prepare.
For The Spirit of Christmas Mrs Blackburn has asked that each grade bring in certain items. It was in the newsletter but I wanted to put in a reminder. The season is about giving and this is certainly a wonderful opportunity to help those in need. 3Rd grade is responsible for bringing rice, cereal or dried beans. Some families have already participated and it is greatly appreciated. Let's see if more of us can help. Thank you
12/11/18 Cherish is tomorrow. Your child will have a note stapled in their planner for those who have signed up to drive. Thank you
12/16/18 - Parish Mass at St. Patrick's Church 7:00 am
12/19/18 - Drop off your child at St. Patrick's church in the morning. We will be practicing for the Christmas Program. The Christmas program will be in the evening at St. Patrick's Church at 6:30 pm. Please arrive by 6:15 so we can get everyone situated. Your child just needs to wear church attire. T
12/21/18 Free Dress, Morning assembly at 8:30 am
Christmas party at 11:30 am
There will be no extended care on this day'
1/26/19 Dinner Auction
Our biggest school fundraiser
Reading - We have begin a chapter book called My Fathers Dragon. We will read the book for the next two weeks. Your child will be responsible for the book. We will need to take it home for the chapter readings and return them the next day. This week we will read chapters 1-4. Your child will receive the spelling words tomorrow. We will have a comprehension test on the chapters on Friday.
Math - Chapter 16 Reviewing lessons 1-3 this week
Social Studies - Week 19 Changes in the community
Science - Solar System
Religion - Advent
Art - agamograph art
The next two weeks will be very busy. Please check your child's planner daily and remind them to write in it each day.
Let us prepare our hearts and mind as we travel through this Advent Season. Let us think of those who are less fortunate and for those who are in need. We will be discussing acts of kindness and how to help others.
Continue to remind your child about their classroom conduct behavior. We are continually stopping our classroom instruction for students who are off task, talking or being disruptive.
It is also important that all students come to school prepared with the needed school supplies. Many students do not have scissors, markers or crayons. Please ask your child if they need any supplies. It can be disruptive if they are not prepared and have to ask myself or other students for supplies.
Reminder: If your child has a fever they must not return to school for 24 hours. Along with that please do not send your child is they do not feel well. I would rather them stay home instead of trying to work through the day. Also it would help to keep our classroom healthy if they rest instead of going to school.
ENGLISH- Punctuation, capitalization, proper nouns
Reading - Read story at least a couple nights a week
Social Studies - Immigration
Math -Chapter 16 time and temperature
Science - Unit B Solar System
Handwriting - Cursive
Religion - Advent
Spirit of Christmas - 3rd grade is responsible for rice, cereal or dried beans
If you would like you may also send a wrapped toy for the toy drive. Please indicate if its for a boy or girl. Thank you
December 13 & 14 - Photos with Santa at school. The cost is $3
Sunday, December 16th - Mass at St. Patricks at 7:00 am
Wednesday, December 19th 6:30 pm - Christmas Program
Your child will be in the program and they need to wear church clothes
Friday, December 21st - 12:30 Dismissal, No extended care
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving break. Progress reports were sent home so please look over them and return this week.
We will be going to the Nutcracker Ballet on Thursday, November 29th. If you have signed up to drive please look for a note in your child's planner tomorrow. If we do not have enough drivers we may need some parents to make two trips otherwise some students will be left behind. If your child does not have a permission slip they will not be able to attend. I will send home extra permission slips for those students who need them tomorrow. Please sign and return along with the $3.50. Thank you
Handwriting- Cursive writing handbook
Reading - Aero and Officer Mike
Spelling - or, ore, and ar
Math- Chapter16 time and temperature
Science - Unit B, Chapter 1 the Solar System
Social Studies - Week 17 Immigration
Religion - Church Prays for World Peace
Prepare our hearts and minds for Advent
Please bring a St. Vincent Lunch on Friday. Thank you
Our class will be in the Christmas Program. We will be singing songs for the program. Your child will receive song sheets to practice in and out of school. Thank you for your support.
It's so hard to believe November is already here. Please keep your calendar handy and check the blog each week. I will try to post as much as I can regarding upcoming events and class events.
This week is a very important week for our school. The much awaited Accreditation team will be visiting from Tuesday - Thursday. They will be at our school observing classrooms, teachers and students. Remind your child about classroom and playground behavior. Thank you
Please be sure your child is wearing the appropriate uniform.
Boys - light blue polo, navy blue corduroy pants, and an OLM sweatshirt if needed.
Girls - white polo or white collared shirt, jumper ( some girls have grown recently. Please be sure the jumpers are the appropriate length), and tights not leggings. I have also noticed some nail polish. This is not allowed.
Shoes - please check the handbook for shoes. There are specific colors that are appropriate.
Sweatshirts - OLM sweatshirts only. If your child has a jacket they may wear it for recess but they will be asked to remove it during prayer or mass.
No homework help this week. Teachers will be meeting with the WASC team. Thank you
Thursday Nov. 8 - Veterans assembly at 8:30 am, 12:30 dismissal
No school - Friday, November 9-12 in observance of Veterans's day
Thursday Nov 15 - Class mass in the Chapel, I will be asking a few students to read
Friday Nov 16 - Thanksgiving prayer service 8:15 am, St. Vincent Lunches 3,4,5
Nov 17-25 - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29- Nutcracker Ballet at Buhach Colony
Catholic Charities - 3rd grade is responsible for bringing in 2 cans corn or peas
Due Tuesday, Nov 13th
We will begin our cursive handwriting book
Reading - Amos and Boris.
This is a separate story book that goes along with our reading series. I will send home the book for your child to read.
Spelling - Review words
Math - Chapter 14 Fractions
Social Studies - Week 15
Science - Chapter 3 Test on Thursday. The students have already looked up the words and we will be working on a study guide tomorrow. Please study each night with your child. I will be going over the test in class.
Religion - Saints
Art - Veterans Day
Thank you again for all of your support this school year.
Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences last week. It was nice to meet and go over your child's growth so far. Continue to remind them of their responsibilities in and out of class.
This week should be back to our normal schedule. We have been able to log onto our chrome books and students are able to log on at home to help with reading and social studies.
Reading - Yonder Mountain - A Cherokee Legend
Please remember to read aloud on Monday- Wednesday
Science - Animals and their environments
Math - Chapter 13
Math timed tests will begin Tuesday.
Spelling - Contactions
Religion - Saints
Each child will be researching a Saint and doing a little project. This Project will be due before we go on Thanksgiving Break.
Social Studies -
Week 14 Economy and Government
10/31 - Halloween Costume Parade
11/1 - All Saint's Day Mass
Friday 11/2 - 12:30 dismissal
11/6-11/8 - Our school will be visited by the Accreditation team
11/8 at 8:30 am Veteran's Celebration and 12:30 dismissal
11/9-11/12 No School
Thank you again for all of your time and support. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you