October is fast approaching and in a couple of weeks the First Quarter will end. Report cards will be going out and we will have conferences.
Reading - Harvest Birds
Math - Chapter 4 Subtraction
Subtraction can be a difficult concept for some children. We will be subtracting in the thousands with zeros. I would recommend to check your child's homework when they have math worksheets.
We will begin timed tests starting with adding then subtracting. Please practice with your child. They will receive some practice sheets for homework.
Social Studies - Week 8 American Indian Groups
Science - Chapter 3 - Types of Forests
Religion - Our Mother Mary and learning to pray the Rosary
I will be sending out a note this week regarding the Monterey Field Trip. Notes were sent home regarding information needing to be turned in to Mrs. Saling. Please be sure all necessary paper work and the twenty dollars has been turned in.
Progress Reports went home last Friday. Please be sure they are signed and returned by Wednesday.
We are getting closer to the Monterey Field Trip. I would like all permission slips turned in by Monday, September 25th so I can finalize the drivers and chaperones. If you are planning on attending you must have all necessary paperwork turned into the office to Lisa Saling. If you are not cleared you will not be able to chaperone. These are the guidelines that are set by the Diocese and it is for the safety for all children.
I have also been talking to the class about their conduct in class. Many of our students are still having a difficult time with interrupting while the teacher or others are talking. I have made it very clear that we are representing OLM school and we will be in a classroom environment at the aquarium. All students need to be on their best behavior or they will not be with a group. They will have to be with the teacher.
While at the field trip all students must wear school uniform and pack a lunch. Chaperones also must pack a lunch. I will be sending home reminders as it gets closer.
Reading - What do Illustrators do?
Math - Chapter 4 Subtraction
Social Studies - Week 7 A Changing Landscape
Science - We will be having a test on Chapter 2 on Tuesday. A study guide along with notecards were completed last Wednesday. I have been reviewing the test with your child in class as a whole group.
English - Grammar and sentences
Religion - One Church
Friday we will have a 12:30 dismissal and the students may have Spirit Free Dress. An OLM shirt must be worn for free dress.
Thank you and God Bless
This week we will be preparing for the mass on Friday. All are welcome to attend the mass at 8:15.
Please be sure to send in all information regarding the Monterey Field Trip. Several parents have signed up to drive but do not have all of the necessary paperwork. I will be sending home information if you are not cleared in the office.
English - Conjunctions, Subjects and Predicates, nouns and plural nouns
Reading - Roberto Clemente
test on Friday
Vocab test on Friday. Words are highlighted in yellow in the story of Roberto Clemente
Spelling - Long I
test on Friday
Math - Chapter 3
Addition with and without regrouping. I have sent home a worksheet from today. Some students need to redo the worksheet and return tomorrow. Please check your child's homework folders.
Social Studies - Week 5 Deserts and Valleys
Science - Chapter 2 Animals - we are preparing for our Monterey Aquarium Trip
Religion - Many Gifts from one Church
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and God Bless
We have made it to week 4!!
The class has been working very hard on our schoolwork. Please remind your child that any work that is not finished in class becomes homework. It is the child's responsibility to finish work during recess or take it home for homework. Progress Reports will be going home in a couple of weeks and if your child has missing assignments it will be noted on the progress report. I am trying to teach the students some responsibility.
We have also been working on our classroom noise level. Many of our students are having a difficult time with talking. I am doing my best to make the students responsible for their actions and to be respectful of all students to create a welcoming environment. This is a learning process but it is much needed to be sure all students are successful.
Spelling - Oa and Ow sounds
Reading - Pops Bridge
There will be a reading comprehension test and a Vocal test. Please be sure to go over the vocab words along with reading the text before the test on Friday.
Math - Chapter 3 Addition with regrouping
Science - Chapter 2 Animals
Social Studies - Week 4 Bodies of Water
English - Sentence structure, conjunctions and run-on sentences
September 7th our class will be in charge of the Mass for Our Blessed Mother Mary. Some students will be receiving reading parts tomorrow. Please practice with your child. We will also be practicing in class.
Thank you and God Bless
Welcome to Week 3!!
We have had a successful couple weeks of school. The students are adjusting into the 3rd grade. We have really been focusing on our 3rd grade curriculum. The students will be bringing home several text books this week. Please be sure they return with their books the next day. We will use the books to study in and out of class.
Continue to speak with your child about talking and being respectful to all adults and students. We do have help during lunch with Parent Volunteers and they are to be treated just like the faculty and staff. We are also working on our classroom talking and making our classroom inviting for all students.
Reading - Destiny's Gift
We will have a vocal test and comprehension test on Friday. Please be sure to read the story with your child and help by asking comprehension questions.
Spelling - Long e and long a
Math - Chapter 1 test on Wednesday
Social Studies - Week 3 Landforms
Science - A study guide went home today along with the Science text book. All students are to finish the questions on the study guide. We will go over the test tomorrow and Wednesday. The test will be on Thursday.
Religion - Treating all people with Respect
English - Writing complete sentences
*Free dress for $1 this Friday
All monies will be going to the Animal Rescue
August 29&30 - School pictures
Friday - September 7th our class will be preparing the Mass for the school. I will be sending home readings with some children to practice. All are welcome to attend
Please email or phone if you have any concerns.
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.