Welcome to the second week of school!!
Our class is getting to know each other and has began working hard each and every day. Please discuss the importance of a quiet environment with your child. We are working on staying quiet even if we are finished with our work. I want to be sure that each and every child has the opportunity to learn in our class. Please speak with your child about self discipline and respecting the learning of all students.
This week we will be working on:
Reading - TheTrial of Cardigan Jones
Spelling - Long vowels
Math - Place value
We will have our first test next week
Social Studies - Week 2
Regions in Ca
Science - Plants
Please bring in a fruit by Thursday. We will be working on a seed investigation.
Religion- The Church is One
Mass on Wednesday - All students must be in appropriate Mass Uniform
Pants for boys and Jumpers for girls
Friday - 12:30 dismissal
Sunday - Open House 11-1:00
Please come and see what 3rd grade is all about. We have been working hard and would like to share our class with you. If your family attends Open House I will have a little something for your child on Monday.
Please feel free to email me or stop by our class if you have any concerns.
Welcome back to school!!
I am so happy to see all of the new faces this school year. So much will be happening in the 3rd grade and school wide. Our Lady of Mercy School will be going through Accreditation this year. It will be a year of learning and fun. Please keep all necessary calendars and paperwork handy to help make this year as smooth as possible.
Monday your child will be getting their homework folder along with a lot of paperwork to be read and signed by both the student and the parents. Please turn in as soon as possible.
Please go over our classroom rules and consequences with your child. The 3rd grade is a year of transition. I am expecting all students to be act in a way that is respectful of all our students in the class. Disruptions in the classroom will result in consequences. It is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully and to think independently. Our classroom rules will protect each student's right to safety and respect, as well as, outlining the responsibilities that each child has in maintaining class order. Our class rules are:
Classroom and Playground Rules
1. Be Responsible - Raise your hand and complete all work
2. Be Safe - Keep your hands to yourself, walk don't run and use materials wisely
3. Be Caring - Use kind words and take turns
4. Be Respectful - Use good manners and always be honest
1. Verbal Warning
2. Lose 5 Minutes Recess
3. Lose 10 Minutes Recess
4. Phone call or note to parent
WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD BE LEARNING THIS WEEK
Reading - We will begin our story of the week Tuesday. All students will be expected to read the story at least once at home and we will have a comprehension test Friday. We will read the story every day in class. Our story this week will be Fine Fine School.
Spelling - Your child will receive their spelling words on Tuesday. Please help your child to study. This weeks words will have short vowel sounds. The test will be on Friday.
Math - We will begin Chapter one. Students will be able to take home the book to share. They will have math homework on Wednesday.
Social Studies - Week 1, John Muir and Important people in Ca History
Science - Chapter 1 - Plants
Religion - Building our Classroom Friendship and trust with one another
PE - Go Noodle and team building
* CHECK YOUR CHILD'S PLANNER AND SIGN EVERYDAY. Check over homework and be sure your child is completing all the necessary work.
* The schools first bell will be at &:50 am and tardy bell 8:00am each day.
* 12:30 dismissal on the first day.
* Be sure your child has their planner and supplies on the first day to ensure a good first morning start.
* Full uniform on the first day. Pants for the boys and jumpers for the girls because we will be having an all school mass.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me as soon as possible. We want to keep our classroom a secure foundation for future growth.
You can contact me at (209)722-7496 or at email@example.com
I am looking forward to the school year.
Thank you and God Bless
Please note these two letters went home today with your child. Please read both letters. Thank you!!
May 16, 2018
It’s so hard to believe that it is almost the last week of school. I have had such a wonderful time teaching your child.
The class is so inquisitive and has had such a desire to learn new and exciting information. It has made for a very successful school year and I am very proud their accomplishments.
Next week marks the last week of school and I would like to have some fun with the students. I have listed below theme days for the afternoon. If you can have your child bring in the items for the day it would be greatly appreciated. If they are not able to bring items don’t worry it’s ok. We will still have a great time and make do with what we have.
ICE CREAM DAY
MASS AT 8:15 AND DISMISSAL WILL BE AT 10:00 am. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD AT 10 AM. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENDED CARE.
Thanks again for allowing me to teach your child. It has been so much fun!!
May 16, 2018
Mrs. Poole has so graciously volunteered her time to create a book of the landmarks. This is a very nice keepsake for the 3rd grade.
Mrs. Poole may order books for anyone who would like one. The sale price is $28 and sale ends this Friday. If you are interested, you must send in the money by Friday, May 18th so she can order the books. The books will arrive over the summer. As soon as they are here you will be contacted.
If you want to purchase after May 18th the cost goes up to $50 so take advantage of this great deal. J
Child’s Name ________________________________________________
Parent Name ________________________________________________
Phone number ______________________________________________
May God Bless you and your families.
WOW!!! What a hit the landmark projects were. Everyone's projects are so wonderful. So many people enjoyed all of the work you and your family put into the projects. It does not go unnoticed the amount of time and effort put into the projects.
We had many requests about a picture book being made with the projects. Mrs. Poole has kindly said she would order books if anyone would like to purchase one. I do not have a price but I will be sending home a note this week. The money will need to be turned in before your book can be ordered. Thank you
We only have a few weeks of school left. There will be many activities so please keep your calendar handy and be sure to check your child's planner everyday.
Tomorrow Mrs. Blackburn will be doing a dress rehearsal for the students who are participating in the Talent Show. Please bring the clothes you will be wearing, music and any other items needed to perform for Mrs. Blackburn.
Phonics - prefixes
Reading - Charlotte's Web Ch. 18-22
We will finish the book this week
Math - Long Division
We will be finishing long division this week. I know that some students may struggle with this but please help them as much as possible. I just want them to know the concept as they will be working on this again in the 4th grade. We will introduce Fractions next week. Homework for long division will be sent home today and Wednesday this week. Help your child as needed.
Social Studies - California Resources
Science test on Extension Chapter 1 this Friday. Your child will bring home a study guide tomorrow along with their Science book. I will be going over the test aloud tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. They will be prepared if we all work together. Thank you for your support.
Religion - Mother Mary
St. Vincent lunches are to be turned in Friday. We will decorate a bag in class Thursday. Please show your kindness by packing a lunch for the less fortunate. Thank you
Thank you for all of your help and support. This has been a fantastic year!!
Welcome to the last month of school. Time has went by so quickly. The weeks will become very busy as we prepare for the end of school. Please keep your calendars ready and be sure to check planners and sign planners daily.
The May Crowing will be on Friday along with Grandparents day. We will sit with our class on Grandparents Day. After the Mass the students will go with their grandparents if they are there and take pictures with them. The cafeteria will be set up for breakfast after the mass then the students will have breakfast with the grandparents. Our class projects will be in the library if your child would like to show the grandparents. If you would like your child to leave early with their grandparent on Friday we will have a check out sheet in the classroom. Since we will have students in different places we will have our Spelling and Reading test on THURSDAY. Please remember to read the chapters of Charlottes web with your child.
Phonics - Prefixes and word endings
Reading - Charlotte's Web chapters 14-18
Math - Chapter 8 Long Division
I will be sending home homework to practice. You may need to help your child. Please check their work if they do their homework at extended care. I want to make sure they learn the skills of long division. We will only be on this chapter until next week. We still need to go over Fractions. Thank you
Social Studies - Producers and Consumers
Religion - We are called to serve
Science - Extension chapter 1
Food and energy, food chains and webs
Have your child write the name of one producer in the Science Spot on your child's planner if you read the blog.
Social Studies projects are due WEDNESDAY. We will be taking them over to the Library for display.
Thank you for all of your dedication and support.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Relay for Life and Bark for Life.
Please keep your calendars handy in the next few weeks and be sure to read the family envelope information.
Progress Reports were sent home Friday in your child's homework folder. Please be sure to check the homework folders and planners daily. Today you will find a letter regarding the Farm Safety Day which will be our last field trip for the year. We will be attending the field trip tomorrow. If you are a chaperone a letter went home Friday in the homework folder. Please fill it out and return tomorrow. Thank you
Reading - Charlotte's Web Ch. 9-13
Math - Chapter 8 division
Social Studies - Week 26 California's Hero's
Science - Extension chapter 1
Living things depend on one another
Religion - Mother Mary
English - Paragraph writing
Please remember the Social Studies projects are due on May 2nd. I am so excited to see the student's projects. I know this is a lot of work. The students have shared their excitement. I know that many of their family members are helping to work on the project. This is usually an unforgettable project and I am so grateful for your time and effort put into the assignment. Please let me know if their are any questions about the assignment.
Thank you so much.
Our class will be in the Spring Program this Wednesday the 18th. Please arrive at the school by 6:15 pm. We will be presenting a short play about Jonah and the Whale. The story takes place long ago in the city of Ninevah. Students may wear scarfs, robes or anything related to their character part. Some of the students are also sailors. There is no need for fancy outfits since the story takes place long ago. I do have some costumes that the students wore before so they are welcome to those too. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
Mini relay this Friday along with Bark for Life. Please review handout in the family envelope.
Progress Reports will go home Friday.
English - Review
Reading - Charlotte's Web chapters 5-8
Math - Test on Chapter 7 next Monday.
TIMED TESTS ARE STILL GOING ON. I AM SO PROUD THAT MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE 9'S. GREAT JOB 3RD GRADE!!
The students are doing a good job with two digit multiplication. I will have the students take home their books tomorrow. The tests consists of two digit multiplication along with word problems.
Social Studies - USA symbols, I have heard great things about the landmark projects. Please do not turn in the project ahead of time. Bring in the finished 3-D project along with the fact page on May 2nd. We will be taking them to the library. We do not have enough room in our class so Mrs. Poole has graciously agreed to display the projects in the Library for Grandparents Day and the following week.
Science - Unit C Chapter 2 Changes in Matter
Phonics - digraphs and vowel pairs
Please let me know if any questions need to be answered about the projects. I do have a class book from previous projects that you may look at for ideas.
Thank you and God Bless!
We received some sad news over our Easter Break. Mr. Vince Benjamin passed away unexpectedly. He was a long supporter of OLM school who volunteered everyday to help with the lunch yard duty, help with school events, coach and referee. Our school will be having a memorial service tomorrow at 8:15 am. All are welcome to attend. Mr. B was a role model for our students and he will be greatly missed. There is a letter from Mrs. Blackburn regarding his service to the school along with Rosary and Funeral arrangements.
On another note we only have 7 weeks of school left. With that being said we still have a lot to complete in a short amount of time. Continue to encourage your child to do their best in and out of class.
In our Social Studies Unit we are discussing landmarks in the United States. The students are very excited about the subject so I wanted to have them do a project about a Landmark. Your student has will choose a landmark tomorrow. A letter will be sent home tomorrow regarding our landmark project. In the past we have had great success and will display them in the library for Grandparent's day. The project is not due until May 2nd.
Reading - We have begun to read Charlotte's Web. The students are to read chapters for homework as well to review what we have read in class. Please check the planners to make sure the chapters are read for the night.
Math - Double digit Multiplication chapter 7
Social Studies - landmarks and projects
Science - Unit C Chapter 2, changes in matter
Religion - Spreading the good news
Please remember to keep your calendar handy.
We will have conferences and the book fair begins this week. Dismissal will be at 12:30 each day. The book fair will be open until 4:00 each day.
Wednesday our class will be performing the lenten reflection right after morning prayer. All are welcome.
Our class will be in the Spring Program on April 18th. The students will be wearing costumes. I will have most costumes but some additional props may be needed. I will let your child know as soon as possible. Thank you
On April 24th we will be attending the Farm Safety Day. I have received most of the permission slips. It is a fun filled day with a lot of Safety Tips. The students will all receive a t-shirt and hat to wear on the day of the field trip. The need to wear closed toe shoes and either shorts or jeans for the bottoms. I wouldn't recommend dresses.
Religion - Holy week
Reading - The Rooster who Understood Japanese
Math - Chapter 7
Continue to practice Math Facts. We will have at least 3 timed tests each week.
Science - States of Matter
Phonics - Syllables
Social Studies - A Change Begins
3/29- Holy Thursday Prayer service 12:30 dismissal
3/30 - Good Friday No school
3/30-4/7 - Easter Break
4/10 - Our class will be going to Cherish to Perform
3/13 - 12:30 dismissal
4/14 - First Communion
4/18 Spring Program
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Again it has been a pleasure to have your child in my class.
Welcome to a short week!!
Thursday - 12:30 dismissal
Friday - No school
Reading - We will be working on short story comprehension in class
Math - Reviewing Mulitplication and Division
It is extremely important that the students are learning their math facts. We are taking timed tests in class. The students have 2 minutes to complete 50 problems. Please help your child by doing flash cards, writing out the answers, printed papers or using apps on tablets. The students are required to know the times tables up to the 9's as part of the standards. Thank you for your help.
Science - States of Matter
Phonics - Syllables
Religion - Lent
Social Studies - Cultures and Immigration
NO VOCAB this week