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
This week is conference week. If you could please have a few goals ready for conferences that would be great. We will discuss goals for the school year. Not all goals need to be academic. Thank you
The book fair will also be going on from 8-4 pm. We had a pre-visit today. Your child chose a couple of books for the wish list. They do not need to purchase. If you would like they may go during recess. Please be sure to add the tax if you do choose to send money with your child.
This week we will be using the chrome books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have been able to log into think central which is our reading and math program. I am suggesting that the students read the story aloud on the computer and follow along in their reader for homework. The story this week is Lesson 12, Tops and Bottoms. The students seem to enjoy being able to use the chrome books.
Vocabulary words for the story are given each week. Please be sure to study these with your child. We will be making flash cards tomorrow to help with studying at home.
English - Capitalization and Punctuation
Writing - Persuasive letter
Social Studies - Settlers
Religion - Our Blessed Mother Mary
Spelling - Homophones
Practice using the words in sentences to help your child better understand the meaning. I will give the students the word and a sentence for the test on Friday.
Thank you again for all of your time and support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Today we begin our 2nd Quarter. Report Cards will be going home this Friday. We will have conferences next week to discuss your child's progress through the 1st quarter. We will also discuss the first quarter test scores and goals. Please be thinking of 3 goals for your child and we will write them during conferences.
This week :
Religion - The Rosary and Our Blessed Mother Mary
Reading - Technology wins the game
Spelling - Oi and Oy words
Math - Chapter 13 graphing
Science - Ecosystems
Social Studies - Explorers
We have officially tried to log into your child's google account along with our Think Central which is our new Journey's reading program. I have asked all students to write down their passwords along with usernames. Please try to log onto our think central by typing in the following web address and then following the steps to log in. Once your child is logged in please see if you are able to find leveled readers. We will practice again in class tomorrow. My hope is that everyone will be able to access their account by Friday. This is a trial run for us so it should get better. Thank you for your patience.
- follow the steps and have your child enter their username and password
DISTRICT - Diocese of Fresno
SCHOOL - Our Lady of Mercy
Have a wonderful week!
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Monterey Bay Aquarium field trip. The students discussed the field on Friday and pointed out their favorite exhibits.
Friday, October 12 -
End of the 1st quarter
No School - teachers will be at an inservice in Visalia
Monday, October 15th
Pink Free Dress for $1
Friday, October 19th
We will be going to Pacifica and Hampshire. If you have signed up to drive we will be sending home notes to remind you. A paper was sent out at the beginning of the year. If we do not have enough drivers some students will have to stay behind.
Reading - Read Young Thomas Edison
Social Studies - Week 10 California Indian Culture
Science - Animals
Math - Chapter 13 graphing
Grammar - Adverbs and Adjectives
Writing - personal narrative
Report cards will be going home next Friday. Please review them with your child and return. We will be having conferences the week of October 22nd.
Our class is preparing for the Monterey Field Trip on Thursday.
Notes and reminders for the class and chaperones will be sent home today in your child's homework folder. Please read the notes carefully. We will be leaving school at 7:30 am and returning around 4:30 pm.
English - Abstract nouns
Spelling - Ou and Ow patterns
Reading - Kamishibai Man
Math - Chapter 4 test on Wednesday
You may do the chapter review to study for the test
Social Studies - Week 9 American Indians
Science - Animal Adaptations
Religion - Sacraments
- Wear Yellow on WEDNESDAY and bring $1 for Riley Hansen
- Thursday is the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Friday is 12:30 dismissal
11:00 will be the Blessing of the Animals Mass. You will bring the animal and your child find you when the priest is ready to bless the animals.
Thank you and God Bless