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June 6, 2011


Read - 15 minutes and BRING IN YOUR "GREEN" HOME READING RECORD BOOK TOMORROW.


Math - If you have not yet done your 12x table drill with Mrs. Charles, you must do so tomorrow.


Science - Digestion test - Wed.


Social Studies - Western states - Part 2 - test tomorrow.


TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!


 


 


June 3, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Math - P12-2; Write 12x table 3 times


Social Studies - Test on Tues. 6/7 - 5 western states


Current Events - due on Monday 6/6


TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!


 


June 2, 2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Lang. Arts - Reread "Chestnut Cove" - test tomorrow


Math - P12-1; Memorize the 12x table


Science - Study sheet for "Digestion" went home today. Two pages...one with diagram. Hint, hint...the same diagram will be on the test! The test will be on Wed., June 8th


Social Studies - The study sheet with map for the last 5 Western states went home today along with a 2 sided blank map to practice on. The test will be on Tues., June 7th.


Current Events - Due on Monday, June 6th. - Potter, Vides, Warren, Williams, Wojciak, and Zhao.


Dates to remember - Thurs., J une 2nd - Pass it On ceremony after the 8:30 Mass; Faculty goodbyes in gym afterwards; Friday, June 3rd - Noon dismissal and Graduation at 7pm; Monday, June 6th - Current Events due; Tuesday, June 7th - States test on the last 5 Western states and NOON DISMISSAL; Wed., June 8th - Digestion Test; Friday, June 10th - Mass at 8:30...Last day of school and noon dismissal.




 


May 26, 2011


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Robust vocabulary list was sent home. Test is Thurs., June 2nd.


Spelling - Pg. 85


Math - Math sheet; Chapter 10 test tomorrow.


Current Events - due Wed., June 1st - Macias, McGonagle, Nino-Walder, Oppel, Pepiton and Pisano


Tomorrow is Pizza Day!




 


May 25, 2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X


Math - Hardback book Pg. 606-609 - Do #1 ##2 from all sets.


Social Studies - Western States (Part 1) test tomorrow!




 


May 24, 2011


NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT!


CONCERT TONIGHT - STUDENTS AT TO ARRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM AT 6:45. THEY ARE TO WEAR NICE SUMMER CASUAL CLOTHING, NO TIES, AND SHOES COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO WALK IN.


Social Studies - Western states test (Part 1) on Thursday, 5/26


Current Events - Due tomorrow - Held, Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, Krikorian, Lankford, and Leopold.




 




 


May 23, 2011


 


Dear Parents,


Tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 24th, is Spring Fine Arts Night.


Your child needs to be in the 3rd grade classroom by 6:45.


We request that your child dress in appropriate nice summer casual clothes, and wear shoes he/she can easily walk in. The dress guidance comes from Mrs. Maalouf. She also requests “no ties”.


 


Our class will remain in the gym to listen to rest of the concert. We will pass out the recorder sleeves after they are done. When they leave, they will take their recorders home with them to keep. The concert is estimated to end about 8pm.


 


Looking forward to the concert,


 


Mary Lee Charles


Jeannette Stoiber


May 23,2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Spelling - Write left column, 3X, ABC order, in cursive.


Math P10-8 ; Last chance to learn 9x table for drill with Mrs. Charles; Sheet 108 (different from P10-8); Chapter 10 test - Friday, May 27th


Social Studies - Western States test - Part 1 - Thursday, May 26th


Current Events - Due Wed., 5/25 - Held, Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold


Religion - Test tomorrow of Glorious Mysteries and Act of Love


 


May 19, 2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Spelling - Test tomorrow


Math - P10-6 and final day for 9x drills with Mrs. Charles


Social Studies - Western States test on Thurs. 5/26; Use study cards, maps, and study cards for study with 7 states in Part 1.


Current Events - Due Wed., 5/25 - Held, Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, Krikorian Lankford & Leopold


States Luncheon tomorrow - Thank you for your contributions...we have PLENTY OF GOODIES!


May 18, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Lang. Arts - Bat Loves the Night test tomorrow. Reread and study the robust vocabulary for Lesson #22


Spelling - Pg. 77


Math - Write 2 story problems that you can solve with a 9x fact


Social Studies - Study the Western States - Part 1 with study sheet and maps sent home earlier this week. Test is Thurs. 5/26


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE "SUBWAY" SANDWICH ORDER FORM AND YOUR $5.00. NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER TOMORROW!!!


FINALLY...IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS ANY GROUP PICTURES FROM OUR TRIP TO LURAY CAVERNS, COULD YOU PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO ME AT SCHOOL....Thank you...Jeannette Stoiber


May 17, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Lang. Arts - "Bats Love the Night" test this Thurs., 5/19. Study the robust vocabulary for Lesson #22 which was sent home today.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each, ABC order, in cursive.


Math - P 10-5; Decimals quiz tomorrow!; memorize the 9x table and review the 6x table.


Social Studies - Western States "Part 1" study sheet and maps went home today. Test will be Thurs., 5/26


IMPORTANT...IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A SUBWAY SANDWICH ON MON., MAY 23RD, YOU MUST RETURN THE FORM WITH YOUR $5.00 BY THURS., MAY 19TH...NO EXCEPTIONS!






 




 


May 16, 2011


Please see the email sent by Mrs. Pepiton today.


Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "left column" words 3X in ABC order, in cursive


Math - P 10-4; Decimal quiz on Wed. 5/18; Memorize the 9x table and review the 6x table


Religion - Glorious Mysteries and Act of Love test is Tues., May 24th. The study sheet went home last week and the "Act of Love" is taped to the inside cover of your child's assignment book.


 


May 12, 2011


First of all, we would like to thank our wonderful field trip chaperones for joining us on our excursion to Luray Caverns yesterday. The trip seemed to be a huge success and left us all wanting more!


Secondly, please see your child's Thursday folder fo two important fliers. #1 is the Subway Day order form. Please fill out a form for each child and attach a check for $5.00 per student and return this form by 3:15 on Thursday, May 19th. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!


The other form is a flier regarding summer camp here at BSS. We still need campers for the 3rd week in order not to cancel this camp. So, please consider coming and registering a friend. We've been doing these camps for quite a few years now and everyone has a good time. This will be the first time with our new playground as well!


And finally...


Homework -


Read - 15 min. and record


Spelling - Test tomorrow; Spelling Practice book - pgs. 70 & 7l


Math - P10-2 and "memorize" the 9x table!


Social Studies - Poster project is due on Mon., May 16th.


Religion - Glorious Mysteries and Act of Love study sheet went home today with the students. The test will be on Tues., May 24th.


IMPORTANT REMINDER - TOMORROW IS THE LESLIE GEORGE MEMORIAL RUN/WALK. STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR THEIR P.E. UNIFORMS AND SNEAKERS. ALSO, THEY SHOULD BRING "ONE" SNACK BECAUSE TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!




 


May 10, 2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Math - R10-1 and P10-1; "Division" side of sheet


IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON "PINK" FIELD TRIP INFORMATION SHEET WHICH WENT HOME YESTERDAY. PLEASE BE ON TIME SO THAT WE MAY LEAVE AT 8:30.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING...STUDENTS MAY NOT BRING ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES. CAMERAS (NOT "DS" CAMERAS) ARE ALLOWED. PICTURES MAY BE TAKEN IN THE CAVERNS, BUT NO VIDEOS PER MRS. CHARLES. VIDEOS CAN BE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE CAVERNS. STUDENTS MAY BRING BOOKS TO READ.


STUDENTS MAY BRING THEIR PERSONAL WATER BOTTLES, BUT NEED TO KEEP THEM SEALED TIGHTLY SO THAT THEY DON'T LEAK IN THEIR BACKPACKS.


WE WILL EXIT THE CAVERNS VIA THE "GIFT SHOP", HOWEVER, NO TIME WILL BE USED FOR SHOPPING AND THEREFORE NO MONEY IS NECESSARY.


THE BUS TRIP WILL PROVIDE US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK, READ, DO FUN WORKSHEETS/SCRAMBLES AND GAMES, RELAX OR EVEN TAKE A NAP!


SEE YOU TOMORROW!




 


May 9, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Spelling - Write "left column" 3X in ABC order, in cursive


Math - Memorize the 9x table this week. Do "multiplication" side of two sided sheet tonight.


Social Studies - Test TOMORROW on "Midwestern States" west of the Mississippi River. Study sheet, maps, and cards went home last week.


IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ THE PINK FORM REGARDING THE FIELD TRIP WHICH IS STAPLED TO YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BOOK. IT WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE DETAILS.


ALSO...SINCE WE WILL NOT BE HERE ON WEDNESDAY, YOUR CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE "$2 RED T-SHIRT DAY".








 


May 5, 2011


Read - 15 min. & record


Spelling - Write a paragraph with "at least" 3 spelling words; Test tomorrow. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT A PARAGRAPH IS ABOUT "ONE TOPIC" NOT A GROUP OF RANDOM SENTENCES.


Math - Chapter 9 test - Monday, May 9th; Fractions sheet (2 sides)


Social Studies - Study the "Midwest States West of the Mississippi" for test on Tuesday, May 10th. Use you study sheet, blank maps and study cards!


IMPORTANT...PLEASE FILL OUT, SIGN AND RETURN ASAP THE "NEW" PERMISSION SLIP FOR OUR TRIP TO LURAY CAVERNS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH @ 8:30.


FINALLY...TOMORROW IS A "FREE DRESS DOWN DAY"


 


May 4, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Spelling - Practice book - page 68


Math - P9-16 and write the 8x table 3X; drill the 8x table with a parent.


Social Studies - Study the mid-west states "West of the MIssissippi" - the study sheet went home yesterday!!!


 


May 3, 2011


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X


Math P 9-15 and study the 8x table


Social Studies - State study sheet & practice maps sent home today. Test will be on Tues. May, 10th


State poster project due on Monday, May 16th!


IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ "BOTH" EMAILS WHICH YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM MRS. PEPITON.


 


 


 


April 19, 2011


Read - 15 min. and record


Math - P 9-12


Science - Soil test tomorrow - use study cards and study sheet


Social Studies - The states "project" details were sent home today. Please read them and keep them in a safe place over Easter break.


FYI - TOMORROW IS OUR CELEBRATION OF "EARTH DAY". FOR $2.00 THE STUDENTS MAY WEAR A BLUE OR GREEN T-SHIRT AND NON-UNIFORM PANTS/SHORTS. NO LEGGINGS, JEGGINGS, BIKER/EXERCISE PANTS, SHORT SHORTS OR OTHER INAPPROPRIATE PANTS PLEASE!


ALL "LIVING STATIONS" PARTICIPANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN COSTUMES, MUST BRING THEIR COSTUMES TOMORROW.




 


April 18, 2011


Read - Reread pg. 121-134 in Storytown; Test tomorrow on "Half Chicken and Robust words #19


No Spelling


P 9-11; Memorize 8x table


Science - Soil test on Wed., 9/20


Current Events - Due 5/4 - Garlock, Gleason, Hannah & Harrington


IMPORTANT - PLEASE BRING IN YOUR COSTUME FOR DRESS REHEARSAL ON WEDNESDAY.


 


April 14, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write one sentence entry


Math - P9-10 and study 8x table


Science - Soil study cards and study sheet came home today. Test is on Wed., April 20th.






 


April 13, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry


Math - P9-8; study the 8x table




 


April 12, 2011


Read - 15 min. and make 1 sentence entry


Math - P9-9 and study the 8x tables


 


April 11, 2011



IMPORTANT - NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT, HOWEVER, SEVERAL STUDENTS NEED TO MEMORIZE THE 7X TABLE BY TOMORROW. THEY HAVE BEEN STUDYING THEM FOR 3 WEEKS NOW.


ALSO...TWO IMPORTANT PAPERS ON IN YOUR CHILD'S "TAKE HOME" FOLDER. THE PURPLE ONE EXPLAINS THE "LIVING STATIONS" WHICH THE 3RD GRADE WILL PRESENT TO THE BSS COMMUNITY ON HOLY THURSDAY AT 9:15AM. PLEASE NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU CHILD WILL NOT BE HERE. THE SECOND IS A BEIGE STATE SELECTION SHEET WHICH NEEDS FILLED OUT AND RETURNED ASAP.




 


April 7, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write one sentence entry.


Spelling - Study for test TOMORROW.


Math - P 9-4; Sheet PS 9-4; Write 8x table two times and study.


Social Studies -5 Mid-west states east of the Mississippi River and the 5 Great Lakes test is TOMORROW.


Spanish - Make menu of your favorite foods.


IMPORTANT! TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!


ALSO: Next week is Terra Nova testing. Please take extra care to make sure that your child eats a good dinner every night, gets plenty of sleep (at least 9 hours), eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives at school early enough to be in the classroom seated and ready to go at 8:20am (the same as every morning). Thank you!


 










 








 


April 6, 2011


 


Read - 15 min. and write one sentence entry


Spelling - Write a paragraph using at least 3 spelling words.


Math - P 9-3; and both sides of "sheet"; study and memorize the 8x tables.


Social Studies - Study for Mid-West states test on Friday. The 5 states east of the Mississippi and the 5 Great Lakes.


French - Study seasons sheet.




 


April 4, 2011



Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence.


Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order, in cursive


Math - P 9-1; Sheet PS 9-1 side only; learn the 8x tables this week.


Social Studies - Midwest states test - Friday, April 8th.


Current Events - Due Wed. 4/13 - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan


French & Spanish - Study


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!!!




 


March 31, 2011


Crazy day here in 3rd grade with Math Madness activities filling up the majority of the day. We were able to accomplish a Chapter 11 math review, the Science test, and part of a writing project before Math Madness started.


Homework:


Spelling - Study for test. Complete pages 61 & 62 in Spelling Practice Book.


Math - Chapter 11 test tomorrow. Hardback pages 664 & 665. Read the information and complete items #1-4 (this is a total of 10 problems). Hardback page 667 - complete #11 and 12.



No Current Events due for the week of April 4th.


IMPORTANT: MIDWESTERN STATES (5 STATES AND 5 GREAT LAKES) TEST POSTPONED UNTIL WEEK OF APRIL 11TH.




 


March 30, 2011


 


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - No written work. Study for Friday's test.


Math - P 11-15. Memorize the 7x table


Science - Study the Water Cycle - Test tomorrow! Use your study cards and study sheet.


French - Study the sheet with days, months, and seasons -Put back in binder when done.


Spanish - Write clothes words in Spanish and English.


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS "MATH MADNESS" STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR THE COLOR TEE SHIRT ASSIGNED TO THEM AND THEIR UNIFORM BOTTOMS. PLEASE CHECK MRS. PEPITON'S EMAIL AND YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BOOK FOR THE "COLOR". THERE IS NO NEED TO BUY YOUR CHILD A NEW TEE SHIRT. WE CAN PIN COLORED CONSTRUCTION PAPER TO THEIR SHIRTS IF NEED BE.


 








 




 


March 29, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry


Math - P 11-14; memorize the 7x table


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X in cursive


Science - Study the water cycle for the test on Thurs. 3/31 - use cards and study sheet.


French - Study the sheet with days, months, and seasons - due Monday.


Spanish - Write clothes words in Spanish & English


 


March 24, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry


Language Arts/Spelling - Write a creative paragraph using 3 spelling words. The paper form with instructions went home in the "take home folder".


Spelling - Study for the test tomorrow.


Math - Sheet - substraction problems; memorize the 7x tables


Science - Study cards for the "water cycle" went home today. They are yellow (terms) and pink (definitions) cards. Please use them to study the water cycle.


Thank you for all of your Treats for the Troops. Tomorrow is the last day to submit items or checks.


Also...We still need emergency food packets for the following students: Boyle, Fagan, Gleason, Harrington, Held, Hurd, Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold, Macias, McGonagle, Oppel, Vides, and Warren.


 


 


March 23, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry


Spelling - Practice book - pg. 59


Math - P11-11; Start memorizing the 7x tables; Quiz tomorrow on 11-1 through 11-6


Science - "Water Cycle" study sheet sent home today (2 pages stapled) in "take home folder". Test on March 31st.


Social Studies - New "Midwest States" study sheet with 5 states and the 5 great lakes went home today. Test on April 5th.


French quiz on 4 verbs tomorrow.


Friday is the last day for Treats for Troops collection.


Correction of "Vacation Bible Camp" registration. It is $75.00






 


March 22, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence


Lang. Arts - Two Bear Cubs - test tomorrow (adjectives and robust vocab)


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X, in cursive


Math - P 11-9; quiz Thurs. on Lessons 11-1 through 11-6


Current Events - Due 3-30


French - Quiz on 4 verbs on Thursday


Friday is the last day for donations for our troops. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please write a check out to BSS and note "Troops" on the memo line.




 


March 21, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write a 1 sentence entry in green book.


Lang. Arts - "Two Bear Cubs" test (Robust vocabulary to be included) on Wed., March 23rd.


Spelling - Write "left column" words 3X, ABC order, in cursive.


Math - P 11-8; 6X drill - 1 side only (Mrs. Charles will start drilling them tomorrow) Quiz on Thursday - Lessons 11-1 through 11-16


Social Studies - 3 states test tomorrow for those who did not yet take it.


Current Events - Pisano, Potter, Vides, and Warren - DUE ON EITHER WED., 3/23 OR 3/30...YOUR CHOICE.


French - Quiz on 4 verbs on Thursday 3/24


IMPORTANT...Please see letter from nurse regarding "strep throat".


ALSO...Please send in "Treats for our Troops" this week if you are interested in donating.


FINALLY...Please send in your child's "emergency food" packets ASAP in a zip lock bag with their name on it.




 


March 17, 2011


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ...NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT!


HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE A SPELLING TEST TOMORROW AND ANYONE WISHING TO TAKE THE STATES TEST MAY DO SO.


ALSO...TOMORROW IS A PIZZA DAY.


FINALLY...PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT THE THE ONE AND ONLY PERFORMANCE OF "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" AT 7PM IN THE GYM.




 


March 16, 2011



Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry.


Spelling - Book - pg. 54


Math - P 11-4; Practice 6x table and MEMORIZE


Spanish - Complete La Familia sheet


French - Practice Alouette song


Tomorrow is $1.00 Green t-shirt day. If you wish to wear non-uniform pants, you must pay an extra $1.00.




 


March 15, 2011


 


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each in cursive


Lang. Arts - Study "Robust" vocabulary (sent home in "take home folder"); Test on "Two Bear Cubs" story will be on Tuesday 3/22


Math - P 11-3; Study and do 6x drill sheet


Spanish - Complete La Familia sheet.


French - Practice Alouette song


Also...Tomorrow is the Foreign Language bake sale. Items will cost .25, .50, and $l.00


$1.00 Free dress money owed tomorrow - Fagan, Williams and Hurd


 




 


 


March 14, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry.


Spelling - Write left column 3X each, in ABC order, in cursive.


Math - P11-2; Memorize the 6x table the week.


Social Studies - Study the "3" states "West of the Mississippi" and their capitals, and abbreviations. If you are prepared to take the test on Friday, March 18th you may or you can wait until Tuesday, March 22nd.


 


Current Events - Due Wed., March 16th - McGonagle, Nino-Walder, Oppel, and Pepiton


Spanish - Do La Familia sheet.


French - Practice "Alouette" song.


Tomorrow is a $1.00 free dress down day and proceeds will go to support the band.


 


March 9, 2011


Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence in green book.


Spelling - Write 1" beautiful" sentence with at least 2 spelling words.


Math - Do one side of 5x drill and quiz with a parent.


Social Studies - States test tomorrow on the Southern States east of the Mississippi River - Find them on a map, spell them correctly, give each capital and spell it correctly, and know the abbreviation. Use your study sheets and study cards.


Current Events - Due Wed., 3/16 - McGonagle, Nino-Walder, Oppel, and Pepiton


French - Finish crossword puzzle.




 


March 8, 2011


Reading- Read for 15 min. and make 1 sentence entry in green book.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each, cursive


Math - Chap. 8 test tomorrow. Review work: hardback pages 488-491, do #1 & 2 of all sets except 8-7 and 8-14. Continue to memorize 5x table. Seven students "tested out" of the 5x table today with individual drills. Such drills continue Wed. & Thurs. Complete one side of 5x drill sheet tonight.


Social Studies - Study Southern States - test on Thursday. Practice maps sent yesterday.


French - complete crossword puzzle by Thursday.


Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. The school will attend the 8:30 Mass.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


March 3,2011



Read - 15 min. and write one sentence entry.


Language Arts - BIOGRAPHY BOOK REPORT IS DUE TOMORROW...YOU WILL NEED TO TURN IN THE DATA COLLECTION SHEET, A ROUGH DRAFT, AND THE FINAL REPORT WHICH MUST BE WRITTEN IN "CURSIVE". Please put you name on all 3 pieces.


Spelling - Study for test


Math - P8-11 and memorize the 5x tables


Tomorrow is a half day.


 


March 2, 2011


First of all, thank you to all of the wonderful chaperones who came on our US Capitol field trip today. We had a beautiful day and hopefully everyone enjoyed learning new things about our government.


Read - 15 min. and write one sentence in green book.


Spelling - Write a "paragraph" about today's field trip to the US Capitol. Use one "homonym pair".


Math P 8-10; continue to drill the 4x tables with parent and study the 5x tables.



French - Memorize the "Alouette" song.




 



March 1, 2011


 


Tomorrow is our 3rd field trip to the US Capitol. Please make sure that your child has a healthy breakfast, wears his/her good uniform...No PE uniforms..., dresses for the weather (jacket, etc.)and has on good walking shoes. We will not take water bottles or snacks with us and we will eat in the classroom when we return. If you are chaperoning, please bring as little as possible and wear comfortable shoes!


 


Homework:


Read - 15 min. and write one sentence in green book.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each in cursive.


Math - P 8-9 and complete the other side of the 4x drill.


Social Studies - Study the 10 southern states "east of the Mississippi".


Religion - The Ten Commandments test will be tomorrow afternoon.


French - Memorize "Alouette" song.



Please see the purple note attached to your child's assignment book and the yellow two-sided sheet about the Wax Museum and Cue Cards which is in the "take home" folder.


 


February 28, 2011



Read - 15 min. - Write one sentence in green book.


Spelling - Write the words from "to" through "boy" 3X each, in ABC order, and in cursive.


Lang. Arts - Study the new "Robust Vocab" words



Math - P8-8; 4x drill sheet (DO ONE SIDE ONLY); 4x oral drill tomorrow; Memorize the 5x table this week.


Social Studies - Study the southern states (East of the Mississippi River). Study sheet was sent home last week.


French - Memorize the "Alouette" song.


JUST A REMINDER...This Wednesday is the 3rd grade "Capitol" field trip. A list of chaperones was sent via email from Mrs. Pepiton last week. Your child is to wear his/her regular uniform, not the PE uniform because they will not attend PE on Wed., Also, we will eat lunch in the classroom after we return, so please have them eat a good solid breakfast before they come to school.


 


 


 


February 23, 2011

Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence in green book; Finish reading the Bio. Book if not yet done.

Spelling - Write the rest of words 3X each; Study the "Robust Vocab" for the reading theme test on Monday.

Math - P 8-3 and Gearing Up sheet; Write 4x table two times and quiz with parent.

Social Studies - Study the Mid-Atlantic states for test tomorrow.

NOTE: The Biography Book Report is due on March 4th.
The "final draft" must be done in cursive. Please look back over the assignment guidelines and check list before turning in the report.






February 22, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make 1 sentence entry in green book.

Spelling - Write left column 3X each, ABC order, and in cursive.

Math - Memorize the 4x table (see note); Finish the front side of the 4x drill you did in class today and then do the back side.

Social Studies - Study for the Mid-Atlantic states test on Thursday by using your study sheet and study cards.

Current Events - due tomorrow - Krikorian, Lankford, and Macias

NOTE: We did a 2 minute 4x drill in class today and a large majority of the class only did a few problems. Many students were counting on their fingers and quite
a few said that they did not study them last week. Please have your child "memorize" them this week. There is a multiplication chart in the front of their assignment book and the 4x drill for homework should reinforce the facts for them. Thanks for your help!



February 17, 2011

Homework:
Read - 15 min. & write 1 sentence in green book; reread "Small Places" in the Storytown book.

Lang. Arts - Grammar pg. 52 - Write complete sentences.

Spelling - Study for test.

Math - Write 4x table 3 times and have a parent quiz you.

Social Studies - Study the Mid-Atlantic states

Current Events - due Wed., 2/23 - Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold & Macias

Religion - Ten Commandments study sheet was sent home today. Test will be Tuesday, March 1st.

IMPORTANT - A FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP WENT HOME TODAY FOR OUR "U.S. CAPITOL" FIELD TRIP ON WED., MARCH 2ND. WE CAN TAKE ONLY SEVEN CHAPERONES THIS TIME. PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AND RETURN IT ASAP. FIRST PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PARENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET CHAPERONED THIS YEAR.

ALSO...PLEASE LOOK AT THE WORK ENVELOPE, SIGN IT, AND RETURN THE WORK TOMORROW.



February 16, 2011

Read - 15 min. - Write 1 sentence in green book.

Spelling - Write a paragraph - use at least 5 spelling words.

Math - Chapter 7 test tomorrow - No written homework; Practice the 4x table

Social Studies - Study the Mid-Atlantic states using your state study cards and study sheet.

Current Events - due Wed., 2/23 - Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold, and Macias



February 15, 2011

Homework:
Read - 15 min. and write one sentence in green book.

Lang. Arts - "One Small Place in a Tree" Test on Friday 2/18 (Robust Vocab.)

Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each in cursive

Math - Hardback book - pages 422-425 - Do #1 only from each set "Do not do Set 7-4".

Mid-Atlantic states test - Thurs. 2/24

Current Events - due Wed. 2/23 - Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold, and Macias

IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY. BRING ONLY ONE SNACK. BRING LUNCH ONLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO EXTENDED DAY.

February 14,2011

Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you to Mrs. Pepiton and Mrs. Krikorian for organizing our valentine party. Thanks to the parents who sent in the cookies and water.

Homework:
Read - 15 min. and write one sentence in green book

Language Arts - Robust vocab was sent home today. The test on "One Small Place in a Tree", which will include the robust vocabulary, will be on Friday the 18th.

Spelling - Write left column 3x in ABC order, in cursive.

Math - P7-13; Chapter 7 test on Thurs., the 17th; memorize the 4x table this week. Write them 3X each

Social Studies - Test on the 5 Mid-Atlantic states will be on Thurs., Feb. 24th.



February 11, 2011

The 3rd grade will be having a Valentine party on Monday afternoon. If your child wishes to bring in valentines, they must bring one for every student. Mrs. Pepiton passed on a class list via email.

The date for the next states test will be Thursday, February 24th and the two sided study sheet was sent home yesterday.

Please have your children start learning the 4X table.

One last item...Monday is $1.00 charity "pink" t-shirt day.



February 10, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make one sentence entry in green book.

Spelling - Study for test.

Math - P7-11 and study for Division test (Lessons 7-1 thru 7-9)

Social Studies - Northeast study sheet for the Mid-Atlantic States went home today. Test date will be announced at a later date.

Current Events - due 2/16 - Held, Hurd, Jerakis, and Joransen

Tomorrow is Pizza Day

Monday is our Valentine Party (if you are given out valentines, you must give one to every student)

Monday is "pink shirt"dollar dress day.



ebruary 9, 2011

Dear Parents,

I would like to apologize for the disjointed day we had in 3rd grade today. Mrs. Charles was sick, I needed to make adjustments to the schedule, and several 3rd graders (9 at last count) had to make numerous trips to the nurse for headaches, sore throats, upset stomachs, leg and hand injuries, and colds. A couple of students went home. That being said, we plowed our way through the day and prayed that everyone would be well soon. Mrs. Harrington is in labor, so please pray for her and the baby!

Sincerely,
Jeannette Stoiber

HOMEWORK -
Read - 15 min. and make one sentence entry in green book.

Spelling - Practice book - page 45

Math - P 7-10; Division quiz on Lessons 7-1 thru 7-9 on Friday 2/11

Study for New England states test tomorrow. Students will need to name the 6 New England states, spell them correctly, locate them on a map, name the capital for each state and spell it correctly, and write the abbreviation for each state. We did a review sheet in school today and there is another one on the back of that sheet which is in the "take home folder".

Spanish - Write the days of the week and memorize the Hail Mary.

Stay warm, get plenty of sleep and feel better tomorrow!





February 8, 2011

Read - 15 min. - make one sentence "green book" entry

Lang. Arts - Robust Vocab. test tomorrow

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x; Study the spelling of the New England states and capitals

Math - P 7-9; Quiz on division (Lessons 7-1 through 7-9) on Friday

Social Studies - Study New England states, capitals and abbreviations (use your study sheet and study cards...the abbreviations should be written on your study cards...if not, please write them on the "states" cards. e.g. Vermont (VT) Keep you states study cards in their zip-lock bag in your "take home folder"...but, bring them into school tomorrow.

Current Events - due tomorrow - Garlock, Gleason, Hannah and Harrington

Spanish - Write the days of the week and MEMORIZE the Hail Mary.









February 7, 2011

Read - 15 min. and mark green book entry

Lang. Arts - Robust vocabulary test on Wed.

Spelling - Write left column 3X each, ABC order, in cursive

Math - Math R7-8 and P7-8; MEMORIZE THE 3X TABLES; Complete the 3x table drill sheet.

Social Studies - Study the New England states - Test on 2/10

Current Events - Due this Wednesday - Garlock, Gleason, Hannah and Harrington

Spanish - Write the days of the week and memorize the Hail Mary



February 3, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make green journal entry.

Eng./Lang. Arts - Biography book report (Famous American)
Data Collection Sheet was sent home today with a cover letter. Please read the cover letter with your child so that you and your child understand the details. Do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions on the project.

Spelling - Test tomorrow.

Math - Practice 3x table - MEMORIZE; P7-6 and Sheet PS7-6 (back of double sided sheet from last night)

Social Studies - Use study cards and list to learn the New England states.

Spanish - Write the numbers 1-20 each twice.

French - Extra credit due by 2/16 if interested.

TALENT SHOW TOMORROW AT 1:00 PM...COME AND ENJOY THE SHOW!






February 2, 2011

Happy Ground Hogs Day! I hope Punxsutawney Phil is right and spring comes early.

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min. and write one sentence in your green book.

Spelling - Write a paragraph using at least 3 spelling words. Paper provided.

Math - Practice your 3x table and MEMORIZE; P7-5 and Sheet PS 7-5 (one side only)

Current Events - Due Wed., Feb. 9th - Garlock, Gleason, Hannah, and Harrington

Spanish - Memorize the song.

Mass will be tomorrow at 8:30. After Mass the priests will bless throats for St. Blaise Day.


February 1, 2011

We're getting closer to spring...hang in there!

Our first Culture Day was a huge success and we hope that your children enjoyed it. Ideas are already floating around for next year. Thank you to any and all 3rd grade parents who helped support us in this endeavor!

Next...Please add these names to the Famous Americans taken for the Wax Museum & book report - Grace Kelly, Helen Keller, and Davy Crockett

Talent Show - Auditions will be held tomorrow (Wed.). If due to the weather, we don't have school tomorrow then auditions will be on Thursday.

HOMEWORK: Please remember that all of Monday's homework (see below - Jan. 31st) is due tomorrow!




January 31, 2011

Read - 15 min. make green book entry.

Spelling - Write all the words 3X, in ABC order, in cursive.

Math - P 7-3

Social Studies - New England states study sheet (two sided) went home today. the test will be on Thursday, Feb. 10th. Students must memorize the 6 states, their capitals and the state abbreviations. Also, the students will have to label the state on a blank map.

TOMORROW IS CULTURE DAY. IT IS A HALF DAY. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE "WITHOUT" A BACKPACK, NO LUNCH AND NO SNACK. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR REGULAR UNIFORM UNLESS YOU WEAR FORMAL TRADITIONAL CLOTHING OF A SPECIFIC COUNTRY.

HOWEVER...IF WE HAVE A 2 HOUR DELAY STUDENTS SHOULD BRING ONLY A LUNCH.

Here is the updated Famous Americans "already taken" list:
Martin Luther King, Thomas Edison, Houdini, Elizabeth Blackwell, Abe Lincoln, Pocahantus, Ben Franklin, Babe Didrikson, Teddy Roosevelt, Clara Barton, Walt Disney, Abigail Adams, Amelia Earhart, Juliette Lowe, Martha Washington, Crazy House, Molly Pitcher, Thomas Jefferson, and Jackie Kennedy.

There are thousands more to choose from...Good luck!





January 28, 2011

Add the following names to the "already taken" Famous Americans listed below...
Clara Barton and Molly Pitcher




January 26, 2011

Read - 15 min. - Write 1 sentence in green book.

Lang. Arts - Grammar book - page 44 and IF NO SCHOOL TOMORROW...Read "A Tree Is Growing" on page # 371 in your Storytown book.

Spelling - Pages 42 & 43 and study for test on Friday (snow date for test will be on Monday Jan. 3st.)

Math - P7-1 and the "3x table sheet (2 sides)

LOOK FOR "FAMOUS AMERICAN" BIOGRAPHY BOOK! The following Americans are already taken...
Martin Luther King Jr., Houdini, Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Blackwell, Babe Didrickson, Walt Disney, Abigail Adams, and Jackie Kennedy


January 25, 2011

Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence green book entry.

Lang. Arts - Grammar book - Pg. 43

Spelling - Write right column 3X in cursive

Math - Write the 3x table twice and "memorize" it. Oral test on Friday.

Current Events - due tomorrow - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, & Fagan

French - Finish, label, and color you town
Spanish - Write the numbers 1-100 twice

Note - If you have not yet seen your child's Biography Book Report information, it is stapled inside his/her assignment book. The book choice due by Wednesday, Feb. 2nd.

IMPORTANT!!! Tomorrow is a $2.00 Culture Dress Down day. Your child is allowed to wear a shirt, dress, etc. that represents a specific culture (e.g. a shirt with an Italian flag on it) The money raised for this dress down day will be used to offset the cost of "Culture Day" on February 1st. This is not a regular dress down day.




January 24, 2011

Read - 15 min. and write 1 sentence entry in green book.

Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order and in "cursive"...the entire test on Friday will have to be written in cursive.

Math - Hardback book pg. 356 & 357 - do the even numbered problems. Chapter 6 test tomorrow.

Current Events - due Wed., Jan. 26th - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

French - Finish, label and color your town.

Spanish - Write the numbers 1 through 100 in Spanish 2X each by Thursday....This is 200 words, so don't wait until Wednesday night!

IMPORTANT...THE BIOGRAPHY BOOK REPORT INFORMATION WAS SENT HOME TODAY (CHECK THE "TAKE HOME" FOLDER). THE BOOK APPROVAL DATE IS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2ND.







January 19, 2011

Read - Reread "Pen Pal for Max" - Test will be this Thursday.

Language Arts - Study "Robust Vocabulary" which is in the Max story and do sheet provided.

Spelling - No unit this week.

Math - P6-9 and P6-10; Chapter 6 math test will be Tues., Jan. 25th

Current Events - Due Wed., Jan. 26th - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

FYI - Mass is at 8:30 tomorrow morning.




January 13, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make green book entry

Spelling - 2-sided sheet (other side is Math PS 6-7); Test tomorrow

Math P6-7 and PS sheet 6-7 (other side is Spelling homework)

Current Events - due Jan. 19th - Gleason, Williams, Wojciak & Zhao

Religion - Study the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary - Test on Jan. 18th.

Tomorrow is a pizza day!
IMPORTANT...PLEASE SEE THE LETTER FROM MRS. CHARLES ATTACHED TO YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BOOK.




January 12, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make green book entry

Spelling - Write 1 "beautiful" sentence with at least 3 spelling words in your black & white marble copy book.

Math - P6-8 and Sheet PS 6-8 *

Social Studies - Current Events due Jan. 19th - Gleason, Williams, Wojciak, and Zhao

Religion - Luminous Mysteries study sheet was sent home today and the test will be on January 18th.

* We have skipped Lesson 6-7

January 11, 2011

Read - 15 min. and make green book entry

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each (2 of each of them in cursive)

Math - P 6-6 and Hardback pg.334 - #5-11

Science - Animal poster due tomorrow!

Current Events - due Wed., Jan. 19th - Gleason, Williams, Wojciak, and Zhao





January 10, 2011

Read - 15 min. and record one short sentence

Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order - 2 of each in cursive

Math - R6-4, P6-4, R6-5, & P6-5 - Final chance to learn 2x table - oral test Thursday!

Science - Animal poster due on Wed., Jan. 12th

Half-day tomorrow!



January 6, 2011

Read - 15 min. and write 1 short sentence for your entry

Lang. Arts - Write a silly or serious paragraph using at least 3 spelling words.

Spelling - Test tomorrow

Math - P6-2 and PS6-2 sheet

Science - Part 2 of Food Chain test

Spanish/French - Worksheet due Monday

Thank you for the pre-school reading books. Those who still haven't brought any in, please do so soon.

Share A Book - Please see the email I sent via Mrs. Pepiton yesterday. Thank you to those who have sent back a form. In an effort to accommodate the families who have not been represented, I will not send a updated schedule until sometime next week. I know that not everyone wants to read, but we are happy to have you come in if interested.



January 5, 2011

Read - 15 min. and write 1 short sentence in green book.

Spelling - Study for Friday's test

Math - Write the 2x table "twice" and have parent quiz you.

Science - Part 1 of the Food Chain test is tomorrow. Part 2 is on Friday...some children were surprised by this...please study

Spanish - Top sheet of assignment must be signed by parent and returned tomorrow.

Please bring in more pre-school reading books. We will do this all year long.





January 4, 2011

Read - Make one "short sentence" entry in green book.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each

Math - Chapter 5 test tomorrow; Hardback pg. 311 - Set 5-4 and pg. 312 - Set 5-8; Memorize the 2x table this week.

Science - Food Chain test - Part 1 Thursday and Part 2 Friday

Spanish - Parent to sign the top sheet of project explanation and return by Thurs. 1/6; The project date has been changed to January 24th



Happy New Year!

January 3,2011

Read - 15 min. (no "green book" entry tonight)

Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order (1 each in cursive)

Math - P6-1 and Sheet PS 6-1 (3 as a factor side); Memorize the 2x table this week; Chapter 5 test on Wed., January 5th

Spanish - Parent needs to sign the " top sheet" of the assignment and return on Thurs., January 6th.

Science - Part 1 Food Chain test on Thursday; Part 2 Food Chain test on Friday





December 21, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Math - Complete R5-12 and P5-12

Science - Food chain test on January 6th & 7th; Vertebrate project due on Jan. 10th and 12th

Bring in your green reading record book if your name was on the list today.

Tomorrow is a half day with Mass at 8:30 and a party with the Rainbows and Shooting Stars...do not bring snack!

Notes - If your child has lost a sweatshirt "without a name" in it, we have one in the classroom which will go to "lost and found" if not claimed tomorrow.

A new study sheet for the food chain went home today on bright yellow paper.

Thank you for all of the wonderful treats which keep showing up on our desks. We will definitely be enjoying them over Christmas break.

IMPORTANT...WE BORROWED 30 YELLOW PLASTIC CLOCKS FROM MRS. MOLINO'S 1ST GRADE CLASS AND WE ARE MISSING ONE OF THEM. COULD YOU PLEASE CHECK AROUND THE HOUSE AND SEE IF YOUR CHILD MIGHT HAVE ACCIDENTALLY TAKEN ONE HOME. IF SO, PLEASE RETURN IT ASAP.





December 20, 2010

Read - 15 min. & record

Lang. Arts - Robust vocab list sent home - Test after Christmas

Spelling - No unit this week

Math - P5-11

Science - New test dates....Jan. 6 & 7

Take home...Buzz and French letter to Santa
Bring to school - Science study cards
$ for pencil cart (optional)


Dear Parents,

First of all, thank you so much for your wonderful support of last night's Christmas concert. Your children performed beautifully and looked spectacular! Mrs. Maalouf and Mrs. Mitchell make a great team.

Homework:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each

Math - P5-7; Math quiz tomorrow on Lessons 5-1 thru 5-6

Science - Study food chain materials for test next week

IMPORTANT - BRING IN A BOOK FOR "SSR" (SUSTAINED SILENT READING) THIS BOOK WILL BE READ FOR AN UNINTERRUPTED PERIOD OF TIME (PROBABLY 20 MIN.) WITHOUT ANY TRIPS TO THE 3RD GRADE "BOOK SHELF"

ALSO...THE VERTEBRATE PROJECT GUIDELINES WERE SENT HOME LAST WEEK IN THE THURSDAY FOLDER. PLEASE KEEP THEM IN A SAFE PLACE AT HOME AND HAVE YOU CHILD USE THE CHECK LIST PROVIDED TO MAKE SURE THAT HE/SHE COMPLETES THE PROJECT IN A TIMELY MANNER. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CHILD HAS MISPLACED THE GUIDELINES, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL SEND HOME ANOTHER.




December 14, 2010

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR TONIGHT'S CONCERT!!!

PLEASE COME IN THE ENTRANCE NEAR THE GYM BETWEEN
B 6:15 AND 6:30 TONIGHT TO DROP OFF YOUR CHILD. YOU MUST KEEP YOUR CHILD'S COAT WITH YOU. YOUR CHILD WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE APPROPRIATE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR WHERE THEIR COSTUME PIECES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED. UNLESS MRS. MITCHELL HAS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED YOUR HELP, YOU MAY NOT GO TO THE CLASSROOM WITH YOUR CHILD.

AFTER THE SHOW THERE WILL BE A SHORT PICTURE TAKING OPPORTUNITY AND THEN YOUR CHILD'S COSTUME PIECES MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE LEAVING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND ENJOY THE SHOW!

PS - THERE IS NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT, HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE A MULTIPLICATION QUIZ ON LESSONS 5-1 THROUGH 5-6 ON THURSDAY.



December 13, 2010

Read 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order (one of each word in cursive)

Math - P5-6 and PS 5-6 side only

Science - Food chain test - Study cards - Dec. 20 & 21

Current Events - Wed. 12/15 - Pisano, Potter, Vides and Warren

CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT - ARRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM BETWEEN 6:15 AND 6:30





December 9, 2010

Read 15 min. & record

Spelling -Study for test; Pg. 34

Math - P5-4

Science - Animal project was sent home today in the Thursday folder. Please read all of the directions with you child.

Current Events - due Dec. 15th - Pisano, Potter, Vides, and Warren









December 8, 2010

Read 15 min. & record

Lang. Arts - Complete the Predicate Sheet from the AM Routine

Spelling - P book - pg. 32

Math - R 5-3 and P 5-3

Current Events - due Wed., 12/15 - Pisano, Potter, Vides and Warren




December 7, 2010

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write right column 3X each (one of each word needs to be done in "cursive".

Math - P 5-2

Science - Food Chain test - 2 parts - Dec., 20th and 21st. Study sheet was sent home today.



IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND A DAY OF OBLIGATION. PLEASE JOIN US FOR MASS AT 8:30 IF YOU CAN.


December 6, 2010

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write "left" column 3X in ABC order!

Math - P 5-1

Current Events - due 12/8 - McGonagle, Nino, Oppel, Pepiton

Science - Return "animal selection form"

TOMORROW IS $1.00 "PURPLE" SHIRT DAY.






December 3, 2010

ATTENTION - PLEASE SEE YOU CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BOOK FOR THE "ANIMAL SELECTION SHEET" AND POSSIBLY OTHER ITEMS WHICH ARE STAPLED TO "SOME"...NOT ALL ASSIGNMENT BOOKS.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
MARY LEE AND JEANNETTE


December 2, 2010

Read 15 min. & record

Lang. Arts. - Reread Stone Soup - Test on Mon. with Robust vocab.

Spelling - Test tomorrow; write paragraph using 3 spelling words

Math - Hardback - pg. 214 - do #4-11

Current Events - due Wed., 12/8 - McGonagle, Nino, Oppel, Pepiton

Spanish - Bring picture of yourself - Monday





November 30, 2010...

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write "right" column 3X

Math - P4-5; Sheet PS4-3; Math quiz on "time" Thursday 12/2

Current Events - Due tomorrow - Lankford, Leopold, and Macias

Religion - Pray the Act of Faith - Fill in the blank test on Thurs., 12/2

French - Do back of Lesson 4 (do not do Grammar part)

Also...Bring in the total number of people at your Thanksgiving dinner.



- YOUR CHILD'S ENTRY FOR THE BUZZ CONTEST IS DUE TOMORROW...NO EXCEPTIONS...AND IT NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE!
IF YOU CHILD HAS ENTERED THE CONTEST, THE FORM YOU NEED TO SIGN CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE NEWSLETTER.


November 29, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write the left column 3X in ABC order

Math - P4-4 and sheet on "clocks"

Current Events - due Wed., 12/1 - Lankford, Leopold, and Macias

Religion - Pray the Act of Faith - Fill-in-the-blank test on Thurs. 12/2

French - Do back of Lesson 4 (Do not do grammar part)


November 23, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read 15 min. & record

Math - P4-3 - Have your parent check it.

Current Events - due 12/1 - Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold, and Macias

Pray the Act of Faith 3x out loud.

French - Write 4 sentences on back of family sheet (for those students who have not done so)

Students are invited to donate a canned good for ALIVE which will be collected in the Gathering Space before Mass tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families who will not be with us tomorrow and safe travels!



November 22, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. and record

Spelling - No unit this week!

Math - P4-2

Current Events - due 12/1 - Krikorian, Lankford, Leopold, and Macias

Pray the Act of Faith

French - Write 4 sentences on back of family sheet (for those who have not finished this assignment)

TOMORROW IS A $1.00 DRESS DOWN DAY - You can wear either a red, white, & blue shirt, or a red shirt, or a blue shirt, or a white shirt.

ALSO: Students are asked to donate "1" canned good for those in need to Mass on Wednesday.



November 18, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write 1 "cool" sentence with at least 3 spelling words; Study for test

Math - No written homework; Practice math facts for 5 min.

Religion - Pray the Act of Faith every day.

French - Do "numbers" sheet (one side) - due Monday
Spanish - Do "Rain in April" sheet - due Monday

Tomorrow is Pizza day. Bring snack







November 17, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write a "paragraph" with at least 6 sentences which include at least 3 spelling words. Reminder...a paragraph is about one specific topic.

Math - Chapter 3 Math test tomorrow; Hardback book pg. 186-189 - do #2 from each set (do not do set 3-6)

Religion - Start to pray the Act of Faith each night. (It's on the inside cover of the assignment book) A "fill in the blanks" test will be given on Dec. 2nd.

IMPORTANT...Please return your field trip permission slip tomorrow - Fagan, Harrington, Potter, Warren, Williams

Also...Please notify us ASAP if your child will be out Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.





November 16, 2010

IMPORTANT...THE 3RD GRADE HAS ANOTHER FIELD TRIP TO WINKLER NEXT MONDAY, NOV. 22ND. THE PERMISSION FORM IS STAPLED INTO YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT BOOK. PLEASE FILL IT OUT AND RETURN IT ASAP IN ORDER FOR US TO ARRANGE FOR CHAPERONES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU VOLUNTEERED LAST TIME, BUT DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO DRIVE AND WOULD LIKE TO DO SO THIS TIME AROUND.

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write rest of words 3X

Math - Hardback - pages 176 & 177 - Read and do problems; Chapter 3 math test is Thurs., Nov. 18th

Social Studies - Geography words test tomorrow.

Current Events - due tomorrow - Held and Jerakis






November 15, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write left column 3X ABC order; Write 1 sentence with 2 spelling words

Math - P 3-15; Quiz on Tuesday - Lessons 3-11 -3-15; Chapter 3 math test - Thurs. Nov. 18th

Geography words test on Wed., Nov. 17th

Current Events - Wed., Nov. 17th - Held and Jerakis

Note - Tomorrow is a dress down day for all students with AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS.





November 11, 2010

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SERVED AND CONTINUE TO SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF OUR WONDERFUL COUNTRY!

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Test tomorrow

Math - P3-13

Social Studies - Study your geography cards

Current Events - due Wed., 11/18 - Held, Hurd, Jerakis, and Joransen

Half day tomorrow --- bring only 1 snack



November 9, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record; "Aero" story test on Thurs., Nov. 11th

Language Arts - Robust Vocab. - test Thurs., (part of "Aero" test)

Spelling - Write "right" column

Math - P 3-11; Quiz tomorrow - Lessons 3-6 thru 3-10

Social Studies - Geography words test - Wed., Nov. 18th

Current Events - due tomorrow - Garlock, Hannah & Harrington

IMPORTANT ...WED., THURS., AND FRIDAY ARE ALL HALF DAYS - PLEASE BRING ONLY 1 SNACK.


November 8, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record; "Aero" story test on Thursday

Lang. Arts - Robust Vocabulary test on Thursday

Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order

Math - P 3-10

Social Studies - Geography words - test - Wed., Nov. 17th (Study sheet sent home today)

Current Events - due Wed., Nov. 10th - Garlock, Hannah, and Harrington

TOMORROW IS A DEMERIT FREE DRESS DOWN DAY...EVERYONE IN 3RD GRADE IS INVITED TO "DRESS DOWN"!




November 5, 2010

Please check your child's " Take Home Folder" for his/her report card.



November 4, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Reading - 15 min. & record

Lang. Arts - Write a paragraph containing "at least" 6 sentences using 3 or more spelling words. Remember that the sentences in a paragraph are all related to one "topic".

Spelling - Test tomorrow

Current Events - due Wed., Nov. 10th - Garlock, Hannah, and Harrington

IMPORTANT...Work envelopes were sent home today. Please look at the work, return it in the envelope, and sign the envelope. ALSO...
The Thursday folder contains a pre-conference form for you to fill out and return. On the bottom of the form is a reminder of your scheduled conference day and time. Please cut that form off and keep it, before returning the top part.



November 3, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Language Arts - Compound Sentences Sheet; "Babe & I" test tomorrow (Recommend that you reread the story tonight)

Spelling - Spelling book - page 23

Math - P3-7

Current Events - due Wed., Nov. 10th - Garlock, Hannah, and Harrington

French - Complete back of Lesson 3 (Take home Lessons l and 2 to help you if necessary)

French parents...log on to Ms. Fickes' schoolnotes page for details.



November 2, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write "right column" 3X

Math - P3-6

Current Events - Due Wed., 11/3 - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

FRENCH - COMPLETE BACK OF LESSON #3 - DUE THURSDAY
YOU MUST TAKE HOME LESSONS #1 AND #2 TO HELP YOU.
PARENTS...PLEASE ACCESS MS. FICKES' SCHOOLNOTES PAGE FOR 3RD GRADE TO CLARIFY YOUR CHILD'S ASSIGNMENT. SHE HAS POSTED ANSWERS FOR THE PARENTS TO USE IN "HELPING" YOUR CHILD.




November 1, 2010

Happy All Saints Day!

Thanks to all 27 third graders for helping to make 14 dozen cookies to been taken to the Prison Kairos Retreat by Mr. Bud Hart...well done!

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record

Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order

Math - P3-5 and Hardback p. 142 - do#4-9

Current Events due Wed., Nov. 3rd - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

French - Complete back of Lesson 3 - Due Thurs.







October 28, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record in green book

Spelling - Study for test

Math - P3-3

Science - Part 2 of Simple Machines test

Current Events - due Wed., Nov. 3 - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

French - Finish invitation...with coloring

NO AFTERNOON SNACK TOMORROW BECAUSE OF "HALLOWEEN PARTY" !!!



October 27, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. & record in green book

Spelling/Science - Simple machines crossword puzzle

Math - P3-2

Science - Part 1 of Simple Machines test tomorrow (Part 2 on Friday)

Current Events - Due Wed., Nov. 3rd - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

French - 6 students need to correct French test and return it tomorrow





October 26, 2010

Thanks again to all of our chaperones who drove to Winkler yesterday. It was a very enjoyable field trip.

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. and make green book entry

Spelling - Write the right column 3X each

Math - P3-1

Science -Find at least "5" simple machines at your house and write down how they are used. Part 1 of test has been changed to Thurs., 10-28 and Part 2 will be Fri., 10-29

French - 6 students (you know who you are) need to correct French test and return it by Thursday.

Tomorrow is $1.00 ORANGE T-SHIRT DAY






October 25, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. and make 1st entry in green "Home Reading" book.

Spelling - Write left column, 3X each, in ABC order

Reading/Language Arts - Study this week's Robust Vocabulary

Math - No written work; Practice your math "facts"

Science - Test on Simple Machines - Pt. 1-Wed., Oct. 27th and Pt. 2-Thurs., Oct. 28th



IMPORTANT - We will have the Math Chapter 2 test on Monday, Oct. 25th. Also, since there is no school on Friday, we will have the spelling test on Thursday, Oct., 21st.


October 20, 2010

TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY!

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Study for test tomorrow!

Language Arts - BOOK REPORT IS DUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

Math - P2-13

Science - Memorize the 6 simple machines tonight.

French - Test tomorrow






October 19, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write right column 3X

Math - P2-17

Science - Simple Machines Study Sheet went home in the "take home" folder - Test will be in 2 parts...Wed. 10/27 and Thurs. 10/28

French - test Thurs. 10/21




October 18, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Language Arts - Grammar Practice book - pg. 14

Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order

Math - P2-11

Current Events - due Wed. Oct. 20th - Warren, Williams and Wojciak

Religion - Recite Apostles' Creed for Mrs. Charles if you haven't already

French - Finish assignment and study for test on Thurs. Oct. 21st

IMPORTANT - The following field trip permission slips need returned this week: Some of them need more information filled out.
Boyle, Hurd, Leopold, Potter, and Zhao





October 14, 2010

If you receive this twice, I apologize, but I had trouble posting it.

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min. Bring a book for "sustained silent reading" tomorrow

Lang. Arts - Write 3 beautiful sentences using the "10 rule" (10 words in each sentence...one of them must be a spelling word)

Spelling - Study for test

Math - P 2-10

Current Events - due Wed., Oct. 20th - Warren, William and Wojciak

French test is postponed until Thurs., Oct. 21st.

IMPORTANT - Tomorrow is pizza day; Bring money for pencil store tomorrow, if purchasing something;

ALSO...A permission slip for our 1st field trip to Winkler was sent home in the Thursday folder. Please read it, fill out the necessary information, sign it and return it ASAP so that we can assign our chaperones.

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST...Your child's photos were also sent home in the Thursday folder.






October 13, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write "right" column 3x each

Math - P 2-9; Sheet PS 2-9

Current Events - due Wed., Oct. 20th - Warren, Williams and Wojciak

Religion - Joyful mysteries test - tomorrow!

French - Greetings, family, verb avoir & subject pronouns (Lesson 1 & 2) - October 18th

Spanish - Crossword due tomorrow

Reminder - tomorrow is Mass at 8:30 instead of Friday because of the Leslie George Run.



October 12, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write left column 3x, ABC order

Math - P2-8; practice 9 facts

Current Events - due tomorrow 10/13 - Potter & Vides

Religion - Joyful Mysteries test - Thurs. 10/14; recite Apostles' Creed this week!

Spanish -" Across the Spectrum" crossword due 10/14

REMINDER...THE FICTION BOOK REPORT IS DUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 25TH.



October 7, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Lang/Arts - Interview with adult about their favorite teacher - due Friday, Oct. 8th

Spelling - Test tomorrow

Math - P 2-6

Current Events - due Wed., Oct. 13th - Pisano, Potter, and Vides

Religion - Joyful Mysteries study sheet was sent home today. Test on Thurs., Oct. 14th
Memorize the Apostles' Creed and recite with teacher next week.

Spanish - Across the Spectrum "Crossword" due Thurs. Oct. 14th.

IMPORTANT - Luis, Winnie, Jennifer and Michael need to wear their good uniforms tomorrow and bring the PE uniform to change into. Please arrive before 8:15.





October 6, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Sheet (2 sides); Study for test on Friday

Lang. Arts - Interview with adult about "favorite teacher"

Math - P2-5

Current Events - due Wed., Oct. 13th - Pisano, Potter and Vides

Religion - Apostles' Creed - practice at home - recite in school by Oct. 12th

REMINDER...Thursday is a half-day.




October 5, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each

Math - P2-4 and Sheet P21

Current Events - due tomorrow - Lankford, Leopold, Macias, and McGonagle





October 4, 2010

Great news in 3rd grade...Congratulations on the birth of Liutoa Williams on October 2nd!

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write top group of words and Geography words 3x in ABC order.

Math - P2-3

Current Events due Wed. 10/6 - Lankford, Leopold, Macias and McGonagle

Pray the Apostles' Creed everyday - need to recite from memory this week.




September 30, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.
Lang. Arts - Sheet
Spelling - Study for test
Math P 2-2 and Miss Swamp Sheet
Current Events - due Oct. 6th - Lankford, Leopold, Macias, McGonagle

Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed and memorize

Spanish - Seven Days sheet due Mon. 10/4
French - Think about skit ideas

Bring in Fiction book for approval by Mon. 10/4

September 29, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Reading - 15 min.

Lang. Arts - Write a story that uses at least 3 spelling words.

Math - P2-1 and drill sheet pg. #24

Social Studies - Continents/oceans test tomorrow - Study!

Current Events - due Wed., 10/6 - Lankford, Leopold, Macias, McGonagle

Religion - Apostles' Creed - pray everyday

French - Pg. 17





September 28, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write "right" column 3x each

Math - Math facts sheet (page #23 only) and practice facts

Social Studies - Continents/oceans test Thurs. - Study!

Current Events - due tomorrow - Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen & Krikorian

Religion - Study Apostles' Creed everyday

French - Pg. 17

Lang. Arts - Fiction book report - Book approval by Oct. 4th; Report due Oct., 25th

REMINDER...TOMORROW IS $1.00 FOR CHARITY "RED" SHIRT" DAY!

FINALLY...BELOW ARE THE QUARTERLY OBJECTIVES FOR 1ST QTR. 3RD GRADE, 2010...









3rd GradeCurriculum Objectives – 1st Quarter, 2010



Religion


-God asSupreme Being


-HolyTrinity


-Mary’srole in God’s plan


-God’s planof Salvation; Original Sin, Incarnation & Redemption of Jesus


-Introductionto Rosary; Joyful Mysteries; weekly recitation of Rosary


-Newprayers: Apostles’ Creed, Angelus; maintenance of other prayers


-Weeklyvisits by Fr. Killian


-Attendanceat weekly parish Mass, 8:30, usually Friday


Math


-Addition/subtractionfacts 1-18/memorized


-Familiesof facts


-Problem solvingstrategies


-Placevalue to six digits


-Buildingnumber sense: comparing, ordering,rounding numbers


-Money


-Basicfacts and properties: relating addition and subtraction


-Estimating


-Mentalmath strategies


-Two andthree digit addition/subtraction, with and without regrouping



Reading/Language Arts


-Sentences:4 types; simple & compound sentences


-Readingcomprehension & fluency; story elements: setting, characters


-Subject& predicate: simple and compound


-Alphabeticalskills


-Fact &opinion


-Synonymsand antonyms


-Nouns –common & proper


-Cursivehandwriting


-Writing: use of a writing process with prewriting,writing, revising;


journalentries; homework; paragraphs – descriptive, other


-Cursivehandwriting


-Publishingone writing sample


-Poetry


-Fictionbook report


Spelling


-Lessons onshort vowels; words ending with “ed” and “ing”; vowel digraphs;


pluralnouns; compound words; consonant digraphs


-Otherwords across the curriculum


Social Studies


-Map skillsand terms of geography


-Continents


-Land formsand water


-Currentevents


-Structure of national government –introduction


Science


-Learn andpractice science process skills


-Classifyobjects into sets and subsets


-Use metricsystem to measure weight, volume, length, and temperature


-Physicalscience: motion, simple machines


Books Read Aloud


-TheHigh Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky High Angel Food Cake


-Dailyteacher read-alouds


-Parentread stories – “Share a Book” once a week



Homeworkwill be recorded daily on http://new.schoolnotes.com. If you have not already done so, please logon to the website and register to receive daily updates. In addition to daily homework, we will post quarterlyobjectives, long range projects, and timely teacher messages. The children should continue to use theassignment book as their primary homework reference and to develop/maintainskills in non-electronic record keeping. Parents,please look at this assignment book daily and sign it.



Community Service


Each Mondaysmall groups of third graders read tothe Shooting Stars and Rainbow preschool classes (4 and 5 year olds). Parents, please help your children selectbooks that they can COMFORTABLY READ out loud in about 5-7 minutes. Practicing reading the book at home is a goodidea. After each student has taken histurn reading, we start the cycle again. If you don’t have such books, please drop me a note and I will ask Mrs.Knight to help your child select an appropriate book from the school library. We had our first reading session on September20th!


DuringOctober the students and Mrs. Stoiber will bake cookies for prisoners.


This is part of a spiritual outreach ministry called Kairos.



Field trips – Planning phase - TBA



How to contact the teacher


You maywrite to me in the assignment book, send me a separate note, or use email. You may call the office and leave a message(This is the best way to make contact during the day.), or call me at home inthe evening before 9:30 – 703-836-6736. My school email address is mcharles@blessedsacramentcc.org. You can also communicate through theSchoolnotes website. I will check emailbefore 8 am and after school.



If younotice that your child is having difficulty with a particular concept, pleaseinform me right away so that we can remediate this situation in theclassroom. I have the full time help ofa wonderful assistant, Mrs. Jeannette Stoiber. Please also let me know of any homesituations that may impact your child. This may range from a sick relative to a parent business trip to a petthat has died (anything!).



I lookforward to working together with you this year. Mary Lee Charles







September 27, 2010


HOMEWORK:

Reading - 15 min.

Spelling - Write "left" column 3x in ABC order

Math - Hardback book - pages 56-59 - Do #1 & #2 from each set in the black & white composition book.

Current Events - Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, & Krikorian - Due Wed. 9/29

Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed everyday.

French - pg. 17
(We had no French or Spanish today because of picturing taking.)

IMPORTANT...Today we sent home a book report assignment in your child's "Take Home Folder". You child needs to bring in a book for approval by October 4th. Please read over all of the directions on each of the sheets stapled together.



September 23, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write a paragraph with at least 3 spelling words; Study for your test tomorrow

Math - P1-14 and Drill sheet - page 14 (subtraction)

Current Events - Due Wed., Sept. 29 - Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen and Krikorian (forms sent home yesterday)

Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed everyday

French - Page 17

IMPORTANT...TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY AND MONDAY IS "PICTURE DAY" PLEASE WEAR GOOD UNIFORM AND RETURN YOUR ORDER FORM WITH PAYMENT BY MONDAY.

ALSO...TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY YOU WILL BE RECEIVING A "WORK ENVELOPE" IN 3RD GRADE. PLEASE LOOK AT YOU CHILD'S WORK, PUT IT BACK IN THE ENVELOPE, SIGN THE ENVELOPE AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL. PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANY OTHER NOTES, OR ITEMS FOR THE OFFICE IN THE ENVELOPE.


September 22,2010

HOMEWORK:

Reading - 15 min.

Spelling - page 11 - Spelling Practice Book

Math - P 1-13; Drill sheet - page 5 (addition side)

Social Studies - Continents/Oceans study sheet sent home today. Test will by on Thurs., 9/30;

Current Events - Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, & Krikorian - due Wed. 9/29

Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed 2x - Need to have memorized by Oct. 12th

IMPORTANT - SCHOOL PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN ON MONDAY, SEPT. 27TH. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR FORMS ASAP.





Here is the schedule for the Current Events through October 20th:

Sept. 22nd - Garlock, Gleason, Harrington, and Held
Sept. 29th - Hurd, Jerakis, Joransen, and Krikorian
Oct. 6th - Lankford, Leopold, Macias, and McGonagle
Oct. 13th - Pepiton, Pisano, Potter, and Vides
Oct. 20th - Warren, Williams, and Wojciak


September 21, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the "right" column words 3x

Math - P 1-12 & Math Facts Drill Sheet page 13 (subtraction)

Religion - Pray the "Apostles' Creed" 2x (It is taped to the inside cover of every student's assignment book) Memorize it for oral recitation soon.

IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ YOUR EMAIL FROM MRS. PEPITON REGARDING "SHARE A BOOK"









September 20, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the left column words 3x each in ABC order

Math - P 1-11; Math facts - do only page 2 (addition side)

French homework due tomorrow - Byrns, Warren, Potter , Nino-Walder and Held




September 17, 2010

PRE-SCHOOL READING ...

Each year the 3rd graders read to the Rainbow and Shooting Stars pre-school classes. We send 8 readers each Monday.
(some Mondays are holidays or half days and of course, do not work)
We ask that your child bring in at least one picture book with words appropriate for pre-schoolers NO DR. SEUSS BOOKS PLEASE...TOO MANY WORDS FOR THE PRE-SCHOOLERS. Every 3rd grader will get a chance to read at least twice during the year. Please do not go out and buy any books. If your child does not have a book to bring, he/she may use one that we have here.

Enjoy the weekend.





September 16, 2010

HOMEWORK: No "written" homework but...

Spelling - Study for your test tomorrow!

Pizza Day is tomorrow... If you do not like pizza or haven't sent in the order form, please bring your own lunch.

TONIGHT IS "BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT" FOR PARENTS ONLY.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN THE GYM BY 7PM










September 15, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Math - Do page #12 (subtraction side) of Math Facts drill sheet;
P 1-9

French - Memorize # 1-11 on sheet

Spelling - Write 3 sentences each containing at least 10 words (one of the words must be a spelling word)

Current Events - Due Wed., 9/22 - Garlock, Gleason, Harrington, Held

IMPORTANT...TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY, BUT FRIDAY IS A FULL DAY.




September 14, 2010

IMPORTANT...Please be sure to sign your child's assignment book each night. This helps us know that you have looked over his/her work and if you have any questions you are free to write to us so that we can correspond quickly. Also, in case Schoolnotes does not get posted or there is a "glitch" (such as the one I had 10 minutes ago) and you don't get your Schoolnotes on a given night, you will know what the assignments are.

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each

Math - Do page #1 of Math Facts sheet (the addition side) and the PS 1-5 sheet

Current Events due tomorrow - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak and Fagan

French - Memorize #1-11 on sheet

REMINDER...Thursday night is Back to School Night for "parents only" at 7pm in the gym. See you there!





September 13, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write left column words 3X in ABC order

Math P 1-8 and PS 1-8 sheet

Current Events - due Wed., Sept. 15th - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak and Fagan

French - Memorize # 1-11 on sheet

COMPLETE COVER SHEETS - HANNAH, WARREN, AND BOYLE

REMINDER...PLEASE FINISH COVERING ALL BOOKS





September 9, 2010

First of all, I apologize for not knowing what the date is!!! Today is really Sept. 9th...not yesterday...

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.; Also, reread "Ruby" and "Singing Marvel" - Test on Friday

Math - P 1-6 and 2 sided drill sheet

Spelling - Study for test tomorrow (call a friend if you have forgotten to take your spelling words home in your "take home" folder.

Current Events - due Wed., Sept. 15th - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, and Fagan

Spanish - Spanish "numbers" crossword puzzle due on Monday, Sept. 13th

French - Learn the "Glory Be" prayer

REMINDER...ALL BOOKS SHOULD BE COVERED BY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPT. 10TH.





September 9, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x ; Spelling test on Friday

Math - P 1-5 See note below regarding "Math Facts"

Current Events - due Wed., Sept. 15 - Boyle, Byrns, Dvorak, Fagan

Spanish - 2 sided sheet on colors due tomorrow

Religion - Bring a rosary

REMINDER...All books should be covered by Friday.

"Math Facts" note...









WHAT ARE MATHFACTS? The basic addition mathfacts consist of all possible


combinations of 2one-digit numbers added together. Examples: 3 2=5, 6 5=11,



7 9=16. The highest possible combination is9 9=18. The corresponding



subtraction facts arethe reversals of the addition facts. Example: 12-5=7 and



12-7=5 are thesubtraction reversals of 7 5=12 and 5 7=12. These reversals



are called a “numberfamily.” Your children have been exposedto these and



learning them since kindergarten or firstgrade. AT THIS POINT, THESE



FACTS SHOULD BECOMMITTED TO ABSOLUTE MEMORY! Pleasehelp



your child to achievethis goal, or to maintain it. Memorization of these facts



is an essentialstepping zone toward becoming a competent math student.



How can you help yourchild with this?......... oral drills,use of flash cards, various



Practice drills/gamesavailable via computer, writing facts……………….. anything



that you can think ofto help your child reinforce the memorization of these facts.









September 3, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Math - P 1-4 and study your math facts 3-5 minutes

Spelling - Write "left" column words 3x each in ABC order

Current Events - due Wed., 9/8 (tomorrow) Hannah, Nino-Walder, Oppel, and Zhao

Spanish - 2 sided sheet on "colors" due Thurs., 9/9

NOTES...PE is tomorrow and we need pictures for the "My Story" board.



September 2, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Math - R1-2 and P1-2

Current Events - Due Wed.,Sept. 8th - Hannah, Nino-Walder, Oppel, Zhao

Spanish - Do 2 sided sheet on colors - Due Sept. 9th

French & Spanish - Sign and return the Foreign Language form (IN TAKE HOME FOLDER)

REMINDERS...CONTINUE COVERING BOOKS; PLEASE BRING A SNACK AS USUAL; TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY AND WE WILL ATTEND 8:30 MASS - STUDENTS NEED TO WEAR THEIR GOOD UNIFORMS.



September 1, 2010

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Math - Do both sides of math facts sheet

Current Events - Due Wed., Sept. 8th - Nino-Walder, Oppel, Hannah, and Zhao (2 sided sheet was sent home today with directions)

Reminder: Please cover all books by Friday, September 10th. Use clear contact paper for the workbooks and paper covers or fabric sleeves on the hardbacks. We have plenty of BSS paper covers if you need them. If you wish to use fabric covers (No need to buy them), please make sure that they are not too tight because it ruins the spines of these very expensive books. (Please do not tape the covers to the hardback books.)

NOTE: We only have about 10 parents signed up to receive Schoolnotes. Please remind your friends to sign up. It's the best way to get 3rd grade information.



September 1, 2010

Dear Parents,

I'm sorry that I neglected to post last night's assignments. I usually post them after school between 3:30 and 4:00.

I will make sure that I post the assignments along with any important information about long-term projects, field trips, etc.

Have a great day!
Jeannette Stoiber



August 30, 2010

Dear 4th grade parents,

I'm sending this note to remind you to "unsubscribe" to receive "3rd grade" Schoolnotes and "subscribe" to receive 4th grade Schoolnotes with Mrs. Fenimore.

If you are a current "3rd grade" parent and you get this message, it means that you have subscribed for the current year and are ready to go!

Have a terrific year!
Jeannette Stoiber









June 16, 2010

HAPPY SUMMER TO THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS OF THIS YEAR'S 3RD GRADE !!!

We had a fun final day of school with ice sundaes, homemade cookies, sharing of Flat Stanley mail, the end of the movie "Cars", and a little "Summer Jeopardy".

We thoroughly enjoyed teaching your children and learning from them this year. Thank you for all of your support throughout the year!

Today we sent home all of the 4th quarter work along with various drawings, star cards and flat mail. Also, attached to your child's work envelope is a reminder about the new playground building days in August. Whatever time you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the beautiful shopping bags and gift certificates which Mrs. Leopold gave us from the class and for all of the other lovely gifts you children brought us today. A more formal "thank you" will be heading your way soon.

Many blessings for a safe and happy summer!

Mary Lee Charles
Jeannette Stoiber




June 14, 2010

READ - 15 MIN.

NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK!!!

SPANISH - BRING FIESTA FOOD TOMORROW

REMINDER...WEDNESDAY IS A HALF DAY - DO NOT BRING SNACK - WE WILL PROVIDE IT.





une 10, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Study for test

Math - P10-3

Spanish - Bring fiesta food on Tuesday.

Tomorrow is our "Mexican" lunch courtesy of Holden Miller's dad. Please see the email sent from Mrs. Charles to you via Mrs. Leopold
for details and some other 3rd grade notes.

Please check your child's Thursday folder thoroughly today. You will find the Terra Nova results in a "sealed" envelope along with the "summer math workbook" and the "work envelope" with 4th quarter work inside. Please look over the work, sign the envelope and RETURN all of the work TOMORROW.



June 9, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Study words

Language Arts - Write 3-4 "sentences" on what you are reading NOW

Math - P10-2

Religion - Glorious Mysteries/Act of Love test tomorrow

Spanish - Mini quiz tomorrow and a Party on Tues.

Treat on Friday - Mr. Miller (Holden's dad) is providing a Mexican lunch for everyone and a B-day treat as well.





June 8, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each

Math - P 10-1

Social Studies - Current Events due tomorrow - Viera, Warren, and Peterson

Religion - Glorious Mysteries/Act of Love test - Thurs. 6/10

Spanish - Mini quiz on Thurs. 6/10 and party on Tues. 6/10

TOMORROW IS A CHARITY DRESS $1.00 "PINK" SHIRT DAY. IF YOU BRING $1.00 AND WEAR A "PINK" SHIRT, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO WEAR NON-UNIFORM SHORTS, PANTS, OR A SKIRT...THINK "PINK".







June 7, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Language Arts - Sheet - 2 sides

Math - P 12-7

Spelling - Write all "verbs" 3X in columns...(e.g. - eat, ate, eaten
eat, ate, eaten
eat, ate, eaten)
Science - Soil test - Tomorrow 6/8

Religion - Glorious Mysteries/Act of Love test - Thursday 6/10

STUDENTS WHO NEED TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS...Foster, Hannah, Lemus, Miller, Mitchell, Schofield and Velez




June 3, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Math - Write 8X table 3x and practice...."memorize"

Science - Soil test - Tuesday 6/8

States test - Monday 6/7

Religion - Study sheet was sent home for the Glorious Mysteries and the Act of Love - Test - Thursday 6/10

I you child has outstanding library books at home, he/she needs to return them ASAP


TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY AND 8TH GRADE GRADUATION



June 2, 2010

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Language Arts - Grammar Practice Book - pg. 85 & 86

Spelling - NONE THIS WEEK

Math - Review Sheet; Chapter 11 test tomorrow 6/3

Science - Soil test - Tuesday 6/8

Current Events - due Wed. 6/9 - Viera, Warren, Peterson

Social Studies - Last states test - Monday 6/7 This is a change in the schedule due to the Science test on Tuesday.

French - test tomorrow

Friday is a "half day" and 8th grade graduation.

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May 28, 2010

There is a switch in the Social Studies and Science tests.

States test will be on Friday, June 4
Soil test will be on Tuesday, June 8th

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!



May 27, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Study for test

Math - Hardback pg. 672 & 673 - #1 & 2 - all sets; P12-1

Science - Soil study sheet (yellow) went home today; Test 6/4

Current Events - due Wed., 6/2 - Schofield, Tesema, Velez

French - Test on words of the day - 6/3

We were so involved in our soil project that I forgot to give out the Thursday folders...please look for them tomorrow!




May 26, 2010


Read 15 min.

Spelling - Study words

Math - Hardback pg. 670-671 (except sets 11-2 & 11-4) Do problems #1-3; Practice 7X NEW MATH TEST DATE - THURS., JUNE 3rd

Social Studies - Last states test - Tues., June 8th (Practice maps and study sheets were sent home today)

French - test on words of the day - Thurs., June 3rd




May 25, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the rest of the words 3X each, in cursive

Math - P11-3; Review and "memorize" the 7x table this week; Write the 7x table 3 times. Chapter 11 test on Thursday! All lessons except 11-2 and 11-4

Current Events - due Thurs. 5/27 - Leopold, Payne, Potter & Remy

Yearbooks went on sale today - $20 each





May 24, 2010

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order, in cursive

Math - P11-1; Review 7x table this week; Math Chapter 11 test on Thursday 5/27

Current Events - Thursday, 5/27 - Leopold, Payne, Potter & Remy

Computer quiz - Tomorrow

French quiz - Tomorrow



May 21, 2010

Even though we don't usually have homework over the weekend, the children need to do pages R11-16 and P11-16 in the Math P book.

Also, please see the yellow slip of paper in your child's backpack for the color team he/she will be on for "Field Day"



May 20, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Language Arts - Write a descriptive paragraph using 3 spelling words

Spelling - test

Math - P 11-15; Study 6X table

Current Events - due Thurs., 5/27 - Leopold, Payne, Potter and Remy

French Quiz - Tuesday 5/25

Computer Quiz - Tuesday 5/25

Pizza Day tomorrow!



May 19, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the "right" column 3x

Math - P11-14; Study the 6X table

Social Studies - Western states test Part I - tomorrow

Current Events due - Mereu, Merkle, Miller, and Mitchell

Spanish - Crossword due 5/20

French - Quiz - Tues., 5/25

Computer Quiz - Tues., 5/25

Recorders and music books are to be kept.




May 18, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Math - Complete P11-13 if not completed in class today; study the 6X table

Social Studies - States test Thurs., 5/20

Current Events - Mereu, Merkle, Miller, and Mitchell

Spanish - Crossword due Thursday 5/20

French - Quiz on Tuesday 5/25

IMPORTANT!!! CONCERT TONIGHT...PLEASE BE IN THE CLASSROOM AT 6:30. WEAR "NICE" COMFORTABLE CLOTHING.





May 17, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the "left" column 3x, ABC order, in cursive

Math - P11-12 and Study the 6X table

Social Studies - States test (Part I Western States)- Thurs., 5/20

Current Events - due Thurs., 5/20 - Mereu, Merkle, Miller and Mitchell

TEN COMMANDMENTS TEST - TOMORROW. USE YOUR STUDY SHEET WHICH WENT HOME LAST WEEK.

CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT - BE IN THE CLASSROOM AT 6:30PM



May 13, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Language Arts - Write a paragraph using at least 4 spelling words

Spelling - Study for test

Math - P11-10; Correct all errors (which were circled in red) on last night's homework...P11-8, R11-9, P11-9. Study the 5X tables

Current Events - Due Thursday, May 20th - Mereu, Merkle, Miller and Mitchell

Religion - Ten Commandments test next Tuesday, May 18th



May 12, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write "right" column 3x in cursive

Math - P11-8, R11-9 and P11-9 (complete if not already done); Study the 5X tables all week!

Social Studies - Western states (Part I) test on 5/20 - Study sheet, study map and study cards all went home today.

French - Study days of the week and 11 animal names.





May 11, 2010

First of all, a big thank you to Mr. Schofield, Mrs. Tesema, Mrs. Gately, Mrs. Potter, Mrs. Beck, and Mrs. Kocot for chaperoning on our all day field trip to DC. The dreary weather did not "dampen" our spirits as we toured the Arlington Cemetery, Iwo Jima Mem., Lincoln Mem., Korean War Mem., Viet Nam Mem., Albert Einstein's statue and a driving tour of many of the other sites.

Your children should sleep well tonight!

NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK, BUT...

Read - 15 min.
Study the 5x table
Current Events due on Thurs. - Hannah, Kocot, Lankford and Lemus
French - Study the days of the week and 11 animal names.

Tomorrow is "Orange" t-shirt day - $1.00 for MS




May 10, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.
Spelling - Write left column words 3X in ABC order
Math - P11-7, correct mistakes; Week of 5X table - write as a fact family
Current Events - Hannah, Kocot, Lankford, Lemus
Religion - Ten Commandments study sheet - Test 5/18
French - Study the spelling of the days of the week.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THE BLUE FIELD TRIP CHECKLIST WHICH WAS SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD TODAY. IT IS IN HIS/HER "TAKE HOME FOLDER". IF YOU CANNOT FIND IT, IT WAS ALSO SENT IN AN EMAIL TO MRS. GATELY, WHICH SHE WILL FORWARD TO YOU.

ALSO...THE 3RD QUARTER WORK WAS SENT HOME VIA THE "THURSDAY FOLDER". PLEASE KEEP THE WORK AND RETURN THE FOLDER TOMORROW.







May 6, 2010

I would like to thank Mrs. Gately and all of her wonderful helping hands for organizing, setting up, serving and cleaning up after our States' luncheon. The food contributions were wonderful!

Homework:

Read - 15 min.
Spelling - Study for test
Math - P11-5; study 4x table and do "multiplication" side of the drill sheet

Current Events - due Thurs., May 13th - Hannah, Kocot, Lankford and Lemus

French & Spanish - Please check the teacher's schoolnotes page

Reminders...Tomorrow is a half day. We will have the Leslie George Run and the students should wear their PE uniforms.

Also...Your child's assignment book has a very important letter (on yellow paper) regarding the field trip to DC next Tuesday. Please read it carefully.


May 5, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Study for test on Friday

Social Studies - 8 Midwestern states "west of the Mississippi" test tomorrow

Math - Study the 4X table; Complete the "Division" side of drill sheet

Current Events - Due Thursday, May 14th - Hannah, Kocot, Lankford, Lemus

French - Study the spelling of the days of the week

IMPORTANT...THE STATES LUNCHEON WILL BE AT 11:30 TOMORROW. A LOVELY SELECTION OF APPETIZERS, ENTRES, AND DESSERTS WILL BE SERVED BY OUR VOLUNTEER PARENTS. LUNCH WILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE REGULAR CARTONS OF MILK WILL BE PROVIDED. WE WILL ALSO HAVE WATER ON HAND. IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR CHILD IS A PICKY EATER AND YOU NEED TO SEND A LUNCH FOR THEM, PLEASE DO SO, OTHERWISE NO LUNCH IS NECESSARY.



May 4, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write rest of words 3x in cursive

Math - Hardback book - pages 556 & 557 - do all sets except 9-11;
Do multiplication side of 4X drill sheet; Chapter 9 test is tomorrow!

French - Study the spelling for the "days of the week"

Social Studies - States test - Thurs., May 6th - 8 Midwestern states west of the Mississippi River.

IMPORTANT...PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S TAKE HOME FOLDER FOR THE BABY PHOTO WHICH YOU SENT IN TO SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY. PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE PHOTO SINCE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ANOTHER STUDENT'S GOT "STUCK" TO THE BACK OF YOURS. PLEASE RETURN ANY PHOTO THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU.




May 3, 2010

HOMEWORK:

Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write the left column 3x in ABC order, in cursive

Math - Sheet (2 sides P104/P107); Chapter 9 test on Wednesday; Review 4X table this week!

Social Studies - Next states test - Thursday, May 6th (the green study sheet went home last week)

French quiz tomorrow - family, school supplies, animals, days of the week, and the months.

If your child has not yet returned the signed permission slip for our
field trip to DC next week, please return it ASAP





April 29, 2010



HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Spelling - test tomorrow

Math - P 9-15; Drill sheet (division side); Chapter 9 test will be next Wed. or Thurs.

French - Quiz on Tues. 5/4

Important...Please check you child's Thursday folder for 2 important pieces of paper. One is a letter from Mrs. Charles and one is the permission slip for our upcoming all day field trip to DC.

Reminder - The State Project is due tomorrow!



April 28, 2010

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Practice Book - pg. 62

Math - P9-14; Drill sheet (Multiplication side only!)

Current Events - due Thurs., April 29th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, and Foster

French - quiz on Tues., May 4th
Spanish - bring a Spanish/English dictionary...only if you have one.

Please check you emails from Mrs. Leopold for 2 important letters and check your child's "Take Home" folder as well.

State project is due on Friday, April 30th.



April 27, 2010

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write right column 3x each

Math - P9-13 and sheet; study 3x table - drill tomorrow

Current Events - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster - Thurs. 4/29

French quiz - Family, school supplies, animals, days of week, months - due Tues. 5/4

Spanish - Bring Spanish/English dictionary only if you have one!

TOMORROW IS $1.00 GREEN T-SHIRT DAY.


April 26, 2010

HOMEWORK:
Read - 15 min.

Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order, in cursive

Math - P9-12 (if not completed in class), PS 9-12 sheet, study 3x table and write 3x table as a "fact family"

Current Events - due Thurs., Apr. 29th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster

States test tomorrow, April 27th - Students must locate the 5 Great Lakes on a map and name them, find and name the 5 midwest states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) on a map, name the capital of each of the 5 states and it's abbreviation. A spelling grade will be given

French quiz - Thurs., Apr. 29th; Spanish - test retake for some tomorrow, Tues., Apr. 27th.

State project is due on Friday, April 30th

Reminder...we need tissues!





April 23, 2010

It's been a very busy two weeks in 3rd grade! First of all, a huge thank you to Mrs. Schofield and Mrs. Beck for their superb job of presenting the Junior Achievement program to the students last week. They learned a lot about what it takes to plan, build, and run a city; how to start a business, write newspaper articles, and an introduction to money management via a checking account. Thank you again! Also, the french students did an outstanding job on their projects and skits for French week. We all enjoyed watching them on Friday.

This week we focused on the TerraNova testing every morning and the children are thrilled that it's over! We had all the students present every day and they all worked very hard.

Each year we try to focus on the needed in a number of ways. We collected food, clothing and money for the homeless and we appreciate all of your donations. One segment of society that seems to get overlooked, however, are the men and women in prison. One of our long-time parishioners takes part in a prison "Kairos" (retreat) twice a year. He collects 100 dozen cookies from other parishioners to take with him. Last year and again this year we talked to the 3rd graders about how the prisoners need our prayers and we have been saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for them. On Wednesday they helped me bake and bag "sixteen dozen" cookies! Thank you third grade...you are awesome!

Reminders:
Midwest States test - Tuesday 4/27
French quiz - Thursday 4/29
Current Events - Thursday 4/29 (Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster)
States Project - Due on Friday, April 30th. (There is no written report due with this project) If you need to have a new set of directions please put a note in the assignment book or email me.

Have a good weekend!





April 22, 2010


 


Homework:


 


Read - 15 min.




Math - R9-10 and P9-10; Study 3x table




Current Events - due Thurs., 4/29 - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster




State test on Tuesday, 4/27 - The five midwest states east of the Mississippi and the 5 great lakes




French quiz - next Thurs., 4/29- family school supplies, animals, days of the week and months


 


One more day to go on the Terra Nova testing - Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, be in the classroom by 8:15 with 2 sharpened pencils in order for us to start on time.


 




 








April 21, 2010


 


Homework:


 


Read - 15 min.


 


Math - R9-9 and P9-9; Study 3x table


 


Current Events - due Thurs., 4/29 - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


 


French - crossword puzzle - Thursday


 


Reminder - Good night's sleep; healthy breakfast, and please be here by 8:15 so that we can get started with Terra Nova testing on time....Thanks!




April 20, 2010


 


Homework:


 


Read - 15 min.


Math - R 9-8 and P 9-8


Current Events - due Thurs., 4/29 - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


French - Crossword puzzle - due Thursday


 


Bring book to read during Terra Nova down time; Get a good night's sleep; eat a good breakfast and please arrive by 8:15.


 




 



April 19, 2010






Homework:




Read - 15 minutes




NO SPELLING TEST THIS WEEK!




States Poster Project due - April 30th




Spanish test on pronouns tomorrow




IMPORTANT ~~~Please make sure to have a book to read during "Terra Nova" testing. Also...please get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and arrive on time 8:15 so that we can start testing at 8:30.




Just a reminder...8:15 is the starting time for school every day (see student/parent handbook) It is most helpful if your child arrives, unpacks and is ready for class on time.




Thanks!










April 12, 2010




Welcome back from Easter Break! Hope you had a blessed Easter full of rest and relaxation.




HOMEWORK:




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Write left column 3x each; ABC order; in cursive.




Math - P9-3 and 2 sided sheet




Current Events - due Thursday, April 15, 2010 - App, Basse, Beck, and Birchler




















March 30, 2010




Read - 15 min.




Language Arts - Writing Assignment Sheet




Math - P9-1; Sheet (2 sides)




Current Events - Due Thursday, April 15th - App, Basse, Beck, Birchler




REMINDERS...




PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD IN WITH HIS/HER COSTUME FOR THE LIVING STATIONS (EXCEPT FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ALREADY HAVE COSTUMES HERE.




TOMORROW IS A "FREE DRESS DOWN" DAY




IMPORTANT - YOUR CHILD'S WORK ENVELOPE WILL BE SENT HOME TOMORROW. PLEASE LOOK AT IT AND RETURN "THE WORK" IN THE ENVELOPE ON THURSDAY! THANK YOU












March 29, 2010




Read - 15 min.




No spelling this week!




Math - Sheet; Memorize 11x table; write 11x table 3 times.




Social Studies - Test tomorrow - 3 states




French - Bring costume


Spanish - Pronouns test tomorrow 3/30




Art - Bring your favorite hat for class tomorrow




$1.00 "purple" t-shirt day tomorrow!






March 25, 2010




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Test tomorrow; Proofreading sheet




Math - P8-10; Hardback pg.490 & 491 - Sets 8-8 through 8-12


Chapter 8 test on Monday




French - bring costume on Tuesday 3/30


Spanish - pronoun test on Tuesday 3/30




Note to Living Stations Readers - Please practice your reading everyday!




We're still collecting clothes for Haiti


















March 24, 2010




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Write paragraph - use 3 spelling words. The goal is to choose a "topic" and develop it.




Math - Hardback pg. 488-489 - do Sets 8-1 thru 8-6 (all problems); Finish drill sheet - 2 sides; Chapter 8 test on Monday 3/29




Current Events - 3/25 - Velez , Viera, Warren, Peterson




French - Bring costume for dress rehearsal


Spanish - Pronoun test next Tues. 3/30




We're still collecting clothing for Haiti




Check your child's assignment book for the "yellow" slip with "costume" information for the Living Stations. Schofield, Hannah, Potter, Beck and Miller will not have this note.








March 23, 2010




Homework:




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Write rest of words 3X




Math - P8-11; Write 9x table as fact family




Social States study sheet for the "3" southern states "West of the Mississippi" - Test 3/30




Current Events - 3/24 - Remy, Schofield, Tesema; 3/25 Velez, Viera, Warren & Peterson




French - Bring costume for dress rehearsal; Spanish - Pronouns test next week, Tues., 3/30




We are still collecting gently used or new clothes for Haiti










March 22, 2010




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Write left col. 3x, ABC order, in cursive




Math - P8-9; Sheet (both sides); memorize 9x table; drill on Tues.




Social Studies - Test tomorrow - 10 states East of the Mississippi with their capitals and abbreviations.




Current Events - Wed. 3/24 - Remy, Schofield, Tesema; Thurs. 3/25 Velez, Viera, Warren, and Peterson




French - Skit, words of the day and prayers




STATE PROJECT ALERT: CHOOSING A STATE FORM WENT HOME TODAY IN THE TAKE HOME FOLDER.












March 18, 2010




The third grade class provided the entertainment for the Senior Luncheon today. They sang the 7x table song and "Harrigan" while proudly wearing their green hats. The seniors were very appreciative.




HOMEWORK:




Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Test tomorrow


Math - P8-8; Sheet (2 sides); Finish 9xdrill sheet


Social Studies - Use cards to study states for next week's test - 3/23


Current Events - Wed., 3/24 Remy, Schofield, and Tesema; Thurs.,3/25 Velez, Viera, Warren, and Peterson


French - skit, Words of Day and Prayers




Last, but not least...Tomorrow is Pizza Day!








March 17, 2010


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!




HOMEWORK:




Reading - Read 15min.




Spelling - Write a paragraph using at least "4" spelling words - Please indent!




Math - P8-6; Write 9x table as "fact family"




Social Studies - Study the 10 states "East of the Mississippi" - use your cards and/or your study sheet - Test March 23rd




Current Events - Wed. 3/24 Remy, Schofield, and Tesema; Thurs., 3/25 Velez, Viera, Warren, & Peterson










March 16, 2010




IMPORTANT!!!


It has come to our attention that quite a few students have not mailed their "Flat Stanley" dolls. Everything you need is the the package. All you need to do is write an address on the front, seal it and mail it. Please, please mail the packages ASAP or send it into class tomorrow and we will mail it for you. We keep track of every state visited ONLY if we receive mail from the recipient. Let's see how many states we can visit this school year. Thank you for all of your efforts!




HOMEWORK:




Reading - Read for 15 min.




Spelling - Write the rest of words 3times each




Math - P8-12; Two sided sheet; Practice 9x table




Social Studies - Study the 10 southern states "East of the Mississippi" - use your study cards.




TOMORROW IS "GREEN" $1.00 T-SHIRT DAY!!!




ALSO...IF YOU CHILD HAS A ST. PATRICK'S DAY HAT (NO NEED TO BUY ONE) PLEASE HAVE HIM/HER BRING IT IN TOMORROW. WE WILL BE ENTERTAINING THE SENIORS AT LUNCH ON THURSDAY AND WOULD LIKE TO REHEARSE TOMORROW.










March 15, 2010




First of all, may we say a huge "THANK YOU" to the incredibly supportive 3rd grade parents for making the Auction such a success. The evening was one of the most enjoyable ones we've had here at BSS...thanks in no small part to Mrs. Payne's planning and Mr. & Mrs. Merkle's cooking! Thanks also to all of the great parent volunteers who set up, served, managed and calculated the results, dismantled the evening's entertainment, and the many other tasks necessary to make this evening so successful. Thanks to all who attended and also for your generosity in contributing to the evening. You are the best!


Mary Lee Charles & Jeannette Stoiber




HOMEWORK:




Read - 15 min.




Spelling - Write left column 3 times in ABC order, in cursive




Math - P8-5 and the 2 sided sheet on angles; Memorize the 9Xtable this week; Write the 9X table 3 times.




French - Practice skit - numbers 1-20








March 10, 2010



Your children were outstanding during the filming of the Famous American Wax Museum! Thank you to the parents who came in and help prepare us.



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - test tomorrow!



Math - R8-4 and P8-4; Finish both sides of today's drill sheet



Social Studies - The next test on the 10 southern states "East of the Mississippi River" will be on Tuesday, March 23rd.



Religion - Sorrowful Mysteries test is tomorrow!



TOMORROW IS "MATH MADNESS" DAY - WEAR THE COLOR T-SHIRT WHICH WAS ASSIGNED TO YOU.





March 9, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each



Math - R8-3 and P8-3 and finish both sides of the drill sheet



Religion - Sorrowful Mysteries test - Thurs., 3/11



Wax Museum - Tomorrow!!!!


PLEASE BRING COSTUME TO CHANGE INTO. PLEASE BRING A FEW "CUE CARDS" WITH A COUPLE OF KEY WORDS ON EACH SO THAT MRS. CHARLES CAN "PROMPT" YOU IF NECESSARY. For example...one cue card might say "Born-Oct.1, 1853"; another one might say "Invented the Cotton Gin" or "Set world record" Even though some students feel that they don't need the cue cards, sometimes they go blank when they see the camera!








Reminder...The students will continue to read to the pre-schoolers throughout the year and so we need them to bring in somemore pre-school books. The pre-school classes love having the big 3rd graders coming in and sharing a book with them!




March 8, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Language Arts - Wax Museum, Wed., March 10th. BRING your costume and your "que cards" and any prop you may need.



Spelling - Write the left column 3x, ABC order, incursive.



Math - P8-1 and P8-2



Social Studies - Test on Mid-Atlantic states, Tues., Mar. 9th ...tomorrow!



Religion - Sorrowful Mysteries test - Thurs., Mar. 11th



Spanish - test on city parts - Tues., Mar. 9th...tomorrow!



French - Practice skit and numbers 11-20



IMPORTANT!!!


Your child's "Flat Friend" is being sent home today in the "take home folder". The package contains the following...1 manila envelope with the correct amount of postage; 3 folded manila envelopes for the first three host families; the folder with a letter from your flat child in the pocket on the left, a map stapled to the pocket on the right, a sheet of address labels for recipients' to use if mailing postcards, your child's "flat friend" and their travel journal all in the right hand pocket. Please choose a family member or friend "in the USA" to mail the whole package to. Address the envelope, place the folder back inside with the 3 manila envelopes, seal and mail ASAP. If it makes you feel better or you do not have time to mail the package, just send it in with your child and we will mail it for you! If you really don't have someone to send "Flat Friend" to, we will be happy to mail it to one of several people who have volunteered in the past.


If you have any questions, please send an email to us and we will be happy to clarify things for you.









March 5, 2010



Change in "Flat Stanley" plans...


Because we are not quite ready, we will be sending home our "Flat Friends" on Monday, March 8th instead of today. Thanks for your patience.



Reminders: Tuesday, March 9th - states test; Wednesday, March 10th - Wax Museum; Thursday, March 11th - Sorrowful Mysteries test



Have a good weekend!




March 4, 2010



That March wind helped the day fly by at the Capitol! It was a beautiful, breezy and "sunny" day as we toured the US Capitol. Thank you to the parent chaperones and especially to Mr. Payne who took us through a tunnel, under the Capitol and into the "House Ways and Means" committee room. It was awesome! Your children took many pictures to share with you and have many stories to share as well...



HOMEWORK:



Spelling - Study for test



Math - Chapter 7 test tomorrow; Hardback pgs. 420-421, sets 7-9 & 7-10;



Social Studies test on Mid-Atlantic states is Tues., March 9th



Religion - Sorrowful Mysteries test - Thursday, March 11th



WAX MUSEUM - Wednesday, March 10th!



PLEASE SEE THE "THURSDAY FOLDER" FOR A LETTER ABOUT "FLAT STANLEY"





March 3, 2010



IMPORTANT FIELD TRIP INFORMATION!!!



1. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast. We will not have a morning snack and we will be eating lunch at 12:30.



2. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. The good school unifom must be worn...No PE uniforms please! It is suppose to be in the 40s and partly sunny.



3. Please have you child arrive at school between 8:00 and 8:15 in order to use the bathroom and get organized for the bus.



4. If your child brings a camera or a notepad and pencil, they must be responsible for these items. No parent or teacher will be carrying the items for them.



5. No liquids or sharp objects are allowed at the Capitol and all parent chaperones must have a picture ID with them. If you are chaperoning (App, Basse, Bonilla, Coles, Gately, Hannah, Lemus, Leopold, Schofield, Velez and Warren), please arrive at the school office entrance by 8:30. We leave promptly at 8:45.



HOMEWORK:



Reading - 15 min.



Spelling - Write a paragraph using at least 4 spelling words (paper provided)



Math - Complete AM Routine sheet - don't do #9, 10, & 12;


Hardback pg. 419 - Sets 7-5 and 7-6 and pg. 420 - Sets 7-11



Social Studies - Study the Mid-Atlantic states and capitals



Spanish - Test on city parts - next Tuesday


French - practice skit and numbers 11-20



We are still collecting food, clothing, diapers, and toiletries for Christ House and Alive through March 12th.




March 2, 2010



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write rest of words 3x in cursive



Math - Hardback pgs. 418 & 419 - Sets 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4


Study 8X table and MEMORIZE - Drill tomorrow!



Current Events - due Wed., March 3rd - Miller, Mitchell, Payne, and Potter



Spanish - Test on "city parts" next Tues., March 9th



French - Practice skit and numbers 11-20



IMPORTANT!!!


Please wear you PE uniform tomorrow...there will be NO "PE" on Thursday.



Please see the letter from Mrs. Charles in the "take home folder" regarding the Wax Museum.



Reminder - We are currently collecting items for Christ House and Alive. See purple note attached to your child's assignment book.




March 1, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write left column 3x, ABC order, in cursive



Math - Write 8X table 3 times - MEMORIZE THIS WEEK!


P7-14; Chapter 7 test - Friday, March 5th



Current Events - due Wed., March 3rd - Miller, Mitchell, Payne, and Potter



French - Finish back of sheet


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



See purple piece of paper attached to your child's assignment book , regarding the Lenten collection





February 26, 2010



We just had a terrific Talent Show! Your children are wonderful.



NOTES:



7X DRILL ON MONDAY (no time for it today!) STUDY!



Contine to work on book reports - due March 15th and prepare for the Wax Museum on March 10th



Field trip to the Capitol is on Thursday...WEAR YOUR GOOD UNIFORM and bring your PE uniform to change into.



Field trip chaperones for Thursday's trip to the Capitol are the following:


App, Basse, Birchler, Bonilla, Coles, Gately, Hannah, Lemus, Leopold, Schofield, Viera, and Warren. Mr. Payne will meet us there. Please let me know if your plans have changed and you cannot join us.



Have a good weekend!





February 25, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Crossword puzzle



Language Arts - Proofreading sheet



Math - R7-12 and P7-12; Complete 7x table "both sides"; Memorize the 7x table



French - Finish back of sheet



TOMORROW IS THE TALENT SHOW - IF YOU ARE IN THE SHOW, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING ALL THE ITEMS YOU NEED.




February 24, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Reading - 15 min.



Spelling - Write a "paragraph" using at least 4 spelling words...in cursive (paper provided)



Math - P7-11 and R7-11 (use the sticks you took home); Study your 7x tables - Drill tomorrow!



Social Studies - A new study sheet with a "map" on the back went home today.



Current Events - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu



French - Worksheet on numbers. Test tomorrow.



Spanish - Complete the "City"



Wax Museum - March 10th








February 23, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write rest of words 3X, in cursive



Math - Sheet P97; Divison sheet; A laminated sheet with multiplication tables which your child is required to learn in 3rd grade was sent home today. This is a resource form for you to keep at home and assist your child in learning the multiplication tables.



Social Studies - - Mid-Atlantic States study sheet was sent home today - test on Tuesday, March 9th



Current Events - due Thurs., 2/25 - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu



Religion - Sorrowful Mysteries study sheet was sent home today - test on Thursday, March 11th



French - Worksheet on numbers and test



Spanish - Complete the City



IMPORTANT - NEW DATE FOR THE WAX MUSEUM - MARCH 10TH - STUDENTS WILL BE FILMED IN COSTUME.






February 22, 2010



HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write left column of words 3x each; ABC order; in cursive



Math - P7-10; Write 7X table 3 times - Memorize this week!



Social Studies - test tomorrow on New England states



Current Events - due Thurs. 2/25 - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, Merkle



Spanish - Draw a City - due tomorrow



French - Worksheet on numbers - due Tues; test next Thurs.






February 19, 2010



First of all, our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes go with the Michael's family as they leave for New Hampshire. Don't forget to come back and visit. BSS will miss you!



Just a few notes for today...


1. Your child has brought home the 2nd quarter work for you to "keep". Please return the folder it is in on Monday.



2. The states test will be on Tuesday, the 23rd and will not be rescheduled.



3. If your child brought home the permission slip again, in the white/red folder, we still need some information to be filled in. Please return the form on Monday.



4. Reminder...please look at your child's assignment book every night and sign it in the box provided.



5. And last...we had a lot of "beltless" students today. If your child has belt loops (even with elastic waistband) he/she needs to wear a dark belt with the pants. No nail polish can be worn to school. Only 1 religious necklace can be worn and no bracelets.



Have a wonderful weekend!




February 18, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Test tomorrow; Write 2 beautiful sentences - using at least one spelling word in each.



Language Arts - Sheet on pronouns (in take home folder)



Math - P7-9; Study 6X table - Drill tomorrow.



Social Studies - New England States test on Tues., Feb. 23rd



Current Events - due Thurs., Feb. 25th - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, and Merkle



Spanish - Draw a "city" - due Tues., Feb. 23rd


French - Worksheet on numbers - due Tues., Feb. 23rd; test Thurs., Feb. 25th.



IMPORTANT - Please return your registration packets as soon as possible.



Tomorrow is Pizza Day!



If you have misplaced the 2 page Book Report and Wax Museum details during the snow storm, we would be happy to send you another. Also, it was posted on the February 2nd Schoolnotes page below.



ALSO: Some parents have asked for websites to help learn about multiplication. Here are three which we recommend.


www.mathisfun.com


www.math.about.com


www.multiplication.com






February 17, 2010



Welcome back to our wonderful students! We hope you had a pleasant, safe, and relaxing "Winter Break". Today is Ash Wednesday and we attended Mass this morning and received ashes to remind us of our mortality and need to focus on Christ. We will be discussing the three components of Lent with the children...Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving and making a Lenten bulletin board for the classroom. Thank you for all of the contributions to our little Valentine party today!



Here are a few "housekeeping" items before you look at the Homework for tonight:



Report Cards - The following students need to return their signed report card: Hannah, and Payne



Registration - Today all oldest/only students will be bringing home the registration form for next school year. Please check your child's backpack.



Second quarter work - We will send home your child's second quarter work on Friday for you to keep!



Field Trip Permission Slip - Since our field trip to the Capitol was postponed until March 4th, we will be sending home a new permission slip for you to fill out and sign. Please check "yes" if you wish to chaperone. After all of the forms are received, we will then assign the chaperones. Keep in mind that there will be an "all day" field trip to DC in May and you may want to come on that one instead.



Share A Book - We hope to send home a schedule for "Share A Book" sometime next week. If you haven't yet read, now is your chance! The children love to have you read!



Famous American - The following Americans have been taken for book reports:


Davy Crockett, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, Annie Oakley, Wilma Rudolph, Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, Eddie Rickenbacker, Mary Cassatt, Laura I. Wilder, Sacajawea, Thomas Edison, Roberto Clemente, Betsy Ross, Orville Wright, Jackie Robinson, Pocohantos, Elvis Presley, Mickey Mantle, Walt Disney, Babe Ruth, E. Cady Stanton, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindberg, and George Patton



Now to the homework...



February 17, 2010



Read - 15 minutes



Spelling - Write all words 3x each, ABC order, in cursive - Test on Friday, Feb. 19th.



Math - R7-8 and P7-8; Study 6X table. Drill tomorrow!



Social Studies - The new date for the test is Tuesday, Feb., 23rd. Remember to study the state name, it's capital and it's abbreviation. There's only 6 of them!



Current Events - due Tues., Feb. 25th - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, and Merkle






February 4, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Although we have no official homework tonight, we will have our Spelling test at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Please try to be here on time tomorrow.



French - Due Tuesday, Feb 9th - Handout sheet on numbers and study your numbers for the French test on Tuesday, Feb. 16th.



Current Events - due Thurs., Feb. 11th - Gately, Hannah, Kocot and Lankford



Reminder...Parents may come in to visit the classroom at 9:00am and the Talent Show will be at 9:30am. ...Tomorrow is a "Free Dress" day!



FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK REPORT


The following Famous Americans have already been chosen:


Davy Crockett


Helen Keller


Albert Einstein


Annie Oakley


Amelia Earhart


Eddie Rickenbacher


Laura Ingalls Wilder


Sacagawea


Harry Houdini


Babe Ruth


Each student must pick a different Famous American and so the names on the above list are no longer available. Have fun picking your person. There are many, many more to choose from.





February 2, 2010



Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter...no surprise here!



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Biography Book Report - See Below



Language Arts - Sheet - both sides



Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each in cursive



Math - P7-6 and 1 side of 6X drill sheet



Current Events - due 2/4 - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster


due 2/11 - Gately, Hannah, Kocot and Lankford



ATTENTION...On Thursday, Feb. 4th your child may "bring" his/her pajamas and a favorite mug for our "Pajama Party"



Also...Please send in any gently used/new shoes for children and adults in Haiti (no high heels) for our service project with Bishop Ireton H.S.



IMPORTANT...Below is the Famous American Book Report and Wax Museum information which was sent home today. PLEASE read the paper form sent home in the "take home folder" today for more details since the heading with the due dates and the handwritten notes in the left columns did not "paste" properly to this Schoolnotes.






FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK REPORT/WAX MUSEUM



Part 1



A. Select a famous American. The biography subject must have died before the year you were born. ALL STUDENTS MUST DO A DIFFERENT AMERICAN, so…select a couple of books on different people, in case your first choice is taken. Select your book and show it to Mrs. Charles for approval by Wednesday, February 10th, at the latest.



B. Read the book. (Use “sticky notes” to mark parts you want to remember.)



C. Gather information on the attached Data Collection Sheet .



D. Write a rough draft of your report. Follow in the same order as the information on the Data Collection Sheet. Use cursive or manuscript.


Put all information in your own words.



E. Edit your rough draft. This is how to edit it:



· Check to see that you’ve included all of the information requested on the Data Collection Sheet.


· Read your draft out loud to see if it makes sense.


· Make sure all sentences are complete thoughts, start with capital letters, and end with ending marks.


· Underline words you think might be misspelled. Check your spelling with an adult or a dictionary and correct if necessary.



F. Write the final draft of your report on 3 ring binder paper. Use your neatest cursive handwriting. Hand in both the rough and the final drafts and the Date Collection Sheet. Staple all together with your name on the top.




(see back)






WAX MUSEUM



What is a “wax museum”? It is a museum of life-like statues of people, usually of famous people. In our 3rd grade wax museum you will pretend to be a statue that comes to life and speaks for one to two minutes, but no longer than two minutes. You need to impersonate the person from your biography. You cannot use notes. This must be memorized.



What should I say? Identify yourself by name. (Example: I am George Washington, and I was the first President of the United States.) Tell why you are famous. Strongly suggested: Quote a famous line from your person! If you do not find words to quote, then tell of a famous incident in the person’s life. Remember to speak as the person: use the words “I” and “me”. DO NOT REPEAT YOUR WRITTEN BOOK REPORT.



How should I act? Start out stiff (frozen) like a statue but then come alive and start speaking. Speak with expression! Gestures are very effective. After you finish your lines, become stiff like a statue again. Be sure to practice this at home.



What should I look like? You need a costume (full or partial) to make you look like your character. Consider using props to give the idea of your character.



When do I present this? This will be presented on Wednesday morning, March 3rd, during the Library period.




Special feature: Mrs. Stoiber will videotape our statues coming alive!







 




DATA COLLECTION SHEET – FAMOUS AMERICAN



Title of biography________________________Author__________________



 



  1. Year born & where_________________________________________________



Year died & where_________________________________________________



Age at death __________




  1. Childhood/Early life



· Where lived? - City and state; town, farm, or city?



____________________________________________________



· Like to do? - Hobbies, interests_____________________________________________



· Family – Rich or poor? Parents – What did they do?



____________________________________________________



· Siblings? ____________________________________________



· Event or person of influence_____________________________________________



____________________________________________________



· Education? Regular school/taught at home? How much education? ____________________________________________________



____________________________________________________



· Good at something in particular?



____________________________________________________



· You may add other interesting facts.



____________________________________________________



____________________________________________________







  1. Compare to you - How is your subject’s life different from yours? How is it like yours?



___________________________________________________________



___________________________________________________________




  1. Adulthood - Do for a living? Why is this person famous? Give main accomplishment. (example book, invention, war leader, political office, performer, etc.) What other accomplishments did he/she have?



___________________________________________________________



___________________________________________________________



___________________________________________________________



___________________________________________________________




  1. Personal response – What is the most interesting thing that you learned about your person? If you could meet your person today, what would you like to talk about with him/her? What might you ask him/her?



____________________________________________________________



____________________________________________________________



____________________________________________________________




  1. Optional – How has his/her life affected other people? (examples: help to form our country; was first to do or invent something that changed lives; gave enjoyment through his/her music, artwork, sports, performances; changed law that benefitted American lives; worked to make life better in any way; made it easier for black people/women/others to do something; set an example that people still follow today)



____________________________________________________________







February 1, 2010



Dear Parents - Thank you so much for the wonderful luncheon which was prepared so lovingly for us this afternoon. Also, our gift towels are just beautiful!




HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Language Arts - Sheet on possessives - 2 sides



Spelling - Write the left column 3x in ABC order and in cursive



Math - P7-5; Write the 6X table three times and MEMORIZE!



Current Events - due, Feb. 4th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster



French - Complete sheet on "time"



TOMORROW IS A DRESS DOWN DAY...PLEASE BRING $1.00 TO DONATE TO THE PRIESTS' CHARITY - THE HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION ...TOMORROW IS "PRIEST APPRECIATION DAY"











January 29, 2010



Dear Parents,


 


Thank you for your prompt return of the field trip permission forms. At this point we have reached the total number (42) of people that we can take into the Capitol. Here is the breakdown:


 


27 students (one is not going); 1 tour guide; 2 teachers and 12 parents. Total – 42


 


Here are the chaperones who have said yes on the forms received today:


 


Basse, Beck, Birchler, Bonilla, Coles, Hannah, Leopold, Michael (tentative), Payne, Tesema, Velez, and Warren.


 


Thank you for your support. Please let me know of any changes in your plans. Also, though I cannot go into details at this time, there will be another opportunity for a field into DC in the spring. So, if you cannot come with us on this trip, you’ll still have another chance.


 


Sincerely,


Jeannette Stoiber





January 28, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Test tomorrow



Math - do both P84 and P85; Complete the other side of the 4x table drill sheet from today



Social Studies - NE states study sheet went home today. Test will be Thursday, Feb. 11th



Current Events - due Thurs. Feb. 4th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, and Foster



French - Do sheet about "time"



IMPORTANT!!! BABY PICTURE IS DUE TOMORROW AND MONDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR "JUMP ROPE FOR HEART" $$$



ATTENTION...A PERMISSION SLIP FOR OUR FIELD TRIP ON FEBRUARY 18TH TO THE U.S. CAPITOL IS IN YOUR CHILD'S THURSDAY FOLDER. PLEASE FILL IT OUT, SIGN AND RETURN IT ASAP. ALSO...SOME 2ND QUARTER WORK WENT HOME TODAY IN THE WORK ENVELOPE. PLEASE LOOK AT IT, PUT IT BACK IN THE ENVELOPE, SIGN THE SHEET ON THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE AND RETURN IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.






Last minute assignment for tonight...Find out where the Mississippi River starts...PLEASE DO NOT "GIVE" YOUR CHILD THE ANSWER. HAVE HIM/HER LOOK IT UP WITH YOUR HELP.



January 27, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write rest of words 3x each



Math - P7-3; Memorize the 4X table this week and oral drill with an adult.



Current Events - due Thurs. 1/28 - App, Basse, Beck & Birchler



Spanish quiz tomorrow



French - Memorize play lines and prayers; houses are due tomorrow.



IMPORTANT...PLEASE BRING IN "ONE" BABY PICTURE TOMORROW



JUMP ROPE FOR HEART $$$ DUE TOMORROW





January 26, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Spelling - Write left column 3x in ABC order in CURSIVE



Math - P7-2; Memorize 4X table this week; Write the 4X table 3 times



Current Events - Due - Thurs., Jan. 28th - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler



Spanish - Quiz on Thursday



French - Memorize play lines; finish houses/buildings; memorize prayers



IMPORTANT...


Please bring in one "baby" picture by Thursday.


Tomorrow is a dollar dress down day to raise funds for Haiti



Please make sure that you access the French and Spanish teacher schoolnotes pages for details on all assignments




January 21, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.



Language Arts - "Finish the story" - Writing Activity #7 Sheet (in take home folder)



Spelling - Test tomorrow



Math - Do one side 3x drill sheet; Do oral drill with adult on 3x table



Current Events - Due Thurs. 1/28 - App, Basse, Beck, Birchler



IMPORTANT...TOMORROW IS A 1:00 DISMISSAL...PLEASE BRING A LUNCH



"Hearts for Haiti" donations can be brought in anytime this week or next.



Next Tuesday (January 26th) is a "free dress" day for any student having a December or January birthday.



Tomorrow the 3rd grade is doing the readings and presenting the gifts at 8:30 Mass.









January 20, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Reading - Read 15 min.



Spelling - Write rest of words 3x, all in cursive



Math - P6-12; Chapter 6 test tomorrow; Finish the side of the 3x drill which you did in school today. (If you have a copy machine at home, you may copy the other side and practice it at home)



Current Events - due tomorrow - Viera and Warren



Spanish and French tests are tomorrow



We have a very busy day ahead of us tomorrow and we ask that you child is in the classroom by 8:15 (which is when the bell rings each day) and ready to start working at 8:20



Thank you!







January 19, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Reading - Read 15 min.



Spelling - Write left column 3X each in ABC oder - IN CURSIVE



Math - P6-10; Chapter 6 test - Thursday; Write 3x table twice and MEMORIZE 3x table



Current Events - due 1/21 - Viera, Warren



French - Test on 1/21



Spanish - Test on 1/21 (see Ms. Sazonov's Schoolnotes page)




January 14, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Study for test


Math - P6-9; 5x drill sheet (do one side); study 5x table for drill tomorrow.


Current Events - due Jan. 21st - Velez, Viera and Warren


Religion - Act of Faith test will be tomorrow


French - test on Jan. 21st - Words of the day; greetings; Numbers 1-20 and French trivia


Please ask to see your child's 5x drill sheet from today.


Tomorrow is "Pizza" day




January 13, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write a beautiful sentence using at least 2 spelling words and illustrate (paper was provided)


Math - Memorize 5x table by Friday; P6-8; Quiz tomorrow on lessons 6-1 thru 6-6


Current Events - Due Thursday, January 21st. - Velez, Viera and Warren


Religion - Act of Faith "fill in the blank" test tomorrow


French - Test - Jan. 21st. - Words of the day; numbers 1-20; greetings; French trivia





January 12, 2010



HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each


Math - Memorize 5x table - oral practice with an adult; P6-7; math sheet


Religion - Act of Faith "Fill in the blank" test on Thursday


French - Test on Thursday, January 21st. You will need to know - words of the day, greetings, numbers 1-20 and French trivia



REMINDERS...


Tomorrow is a $1.00 charity "t-shirt only" dress down day. You are aloud to wear either a tie dye t-shirt, or a solid black or solid blue. You must wear your regular uniform pants or jumper.



Also, we need any empty egg cartons you could send in.





January 11, 2010



HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "left" column of words 3X, ABC order


Math - Write 5x table 3 times and MEMORIZE by Friday; P6-6


French - Practice prayers and return form signed by Parent & student.



Please bring in empty egg cartons



Please see note below regarding Share A Book



Share A Book Schedule on Fridays at 2:30pm



Jan. 15th - Farabow


Jan. 29th - Lankford


Feb. 5th - Gately


Feb. 12th - Michael


Feb. 19th - Coles


Feb. 26th - Hannah


Mar. 5th - Foster


Mar. 19th - Basse


Mar. 26th - App




January 7, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Reading - 15 min.


Spelling - Write a paragraph using at least 4 spelling words (paper is provided)


Math - 2x drill tomorrow (finish sheet); P 6-4


French - Practice prayers and return form in Thursday folder "signed"



Science animal project is due on Monday!!!





January 6, 2010



HOMEWORK:



Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Sheet - 2 sides (do both)


Math - Memorize 2x table by Friday; P6-3 and both sides of 2x drill sheet.


Spanish - Write 5 sentences using classroom objects and colors







Update H1N1 forms as of 12:30pm...Beck, Merkle, and Vierra



January 5, 2010



IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING H1NI VACCINE FORMS



If you sent in a form which was not signed on the front and back the form has been returned to you in your child's "take home" folder. Please sign and return the form ASAP.


The following forms have been received with both signatures complete: Birchler, Coles, Gately, Hannah, Lankford, Mereu, Miller, Schofield, and Warren



January 5, 2010



HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "lower group" 3X each (2 of each word in cursive)


Math - Memorize the 2x table by Friday; P6-2; and sheet PS6-2 (back of last night's sheet)


Spanish - Write 5 sentences using classroom objects and colors




January 4, 2010



Happy New Year! We hope you and your families had a healthy, happy holiday break. We are glad to be back with your children and look foward to a productive and educational winter.




Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "upper group" 3X ABC order; 2 of each word must be in cursive



Math - Memorize 2x table by Friday; P6-1 and PS 6-1 side of the 2 sided sheet



Science - Animal project due Mon., Jan. 11th



Social Studies - Current Events due Thursday, Jan. 7th - Potter, Remy, Schofield, Tesema





December 17, 2009



Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Test tomorrow


Spelling - Write Geography words 3X and study hard!


Math - Hardback - pg. 3-6-309 - Do #1 of each set


Math test tomorrow - Chapter 5


Current Events - due Jan. 7th - Potter, Remy, Schofield and Tesema


PIZZA DAY TOMORROW!





December 16, 2009



Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Oral drill all words with an adult


Math - P5-9 and - Sheet PS 5-9


Math - Oral drill 2X table with an adult


Science test - Food Chain - Part 2 - tomorrow!


Current Events - due tomorrow - Michael, Miller, Mitchell





December 15, 2009



Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write right column 3x (1 each in cursive)


Math - 5-8


Math - Chapter 5 test - Friday


Science - Food Chain Vocabulary Test (Part 1) tomorrow.


Science - Food Chain (Part 2) - Thursday



Free dress down day tomorrow!



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December 14, 2009



NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT!



PLEASE HAVE YOU CHILD REPORT TO THE CLASSROOM AT 6:15. (PLEASE REFER TO MRS. MITCHELL EMAIL IF YOUR CHILD IS TO REPORT TO THE ECC CENTER INSTEAD OF THE CLASSROOM) YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE DRESSED IN PARTY CLOTHING (NO JEANS, SWEATERS, T-SHIRTS, ETC.)



THE ANIMAL/VERTEBRATE PROJECT INFORMATION WAS SENT HOME IN THE "TAKE HOME FOLDER" TODAY.



TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING IN HIS/HER CARPENTER SHELTER GIFT.



SEE YOU ALL THIS EVENING!







December 10, 2009



Homework:



Read - 15 min.



English/Lang.Arts - Write a paragraph (silly or serious); Use at least 3 spelling words and have a total of at least 7 words in your sentence.



Spelling - Study for test



Math - PS 5-5 sheet; Write 2X table twice and start to memorize



Science - Study sheet for Part 2 test - went home today in the "take home" folder - Test is 12/17



Current Events - Michael, Miller, Mitchell and Payne - due 12/17



IMPORTANT...The "Animal Choice" form which is in the Thursday folder is due back on 12/14 (but the sooner it is returned the better chance you have of getting your first choice.



Please see Schoolnotes dated December 3rd for the details on our joint project with the 4th grade for the children who live at the Carpenters' Shelter







December 9, 2009



First of all I apologize about there being no schoolnotes entry last night. I did it, but there must have been a glitch. I hope that this was not too inconvenient for you. MLC



Read for 15 minutes.



Spelling - complete page 30 in Spelling Practice book.



Math - P 5-5 & Math Packet p. 8. Quiz tomorrow on lessons 5-1 to 5-5, which correspond to these numbers in the Math P-book. Addition drill.



Science - study with cards and study sheet.



Religion - Test on Luminous Mysteries/other, per study sheet



Current Events due tomorrow: Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, Merkle



Spanish - Crossword puzzle due tomorrow



Message - Our students will have an opportunity tomorrow to shop at the Secret Shop sponsored by the 8th grade. Gifts are $1 apiece, and each child may purchase up to 3 gifts. All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Carpenter's Shelter for the Homeless.



Thank you for your great generosity to Catholic Charities via our yellow shirt day!



The Nutcracker practices are going well. I think that Mrs. Maalouf and her able students are preparing a wonderful treat for you this Monday night, December 14th.















December 7, 2009 - One more thing - I asked the students to work with their science study sheets and their yellow/orange study cards to help them learn this material - Please do this for at least 5 minutes! Thanks. Mrs. Charles




December 7, 2009



Read for 15 minutes.



Spelling - Write left column words in ABC order, 3x.


Write one of each spelling word in cursive.



Math - P 5-3; new Math Packet p. 17



Religion - test on Thursday, Dec. 10 - Study sheet sent last week.



Social Studies - Current Events due Thurs., Dec. 10, for Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, & Merkle



Reminders:



1) Yellow $1 dress down day this Wednesday to support Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities is dealing with a much larger case load due to the down turn in the economy. Only $1 is required to wear a yellow t-shirt, but any extra that you can contribute will be welcome and responsibly used by Catholic Charities right here in Northern VA.



2) Gift for Carpenter's Shelter child is due next Monday, December 14th.



3) Christmas concert is next Monday, too!!




December 3, 2009



Merry Christmas!



Hello 3rd and 4th grade families!



The 4th and 3rd grades are teaming up this year to spread a little holiday joy to the children living at Carpenter’s Shelter. This is the shelter the Blessed Sacrament School supports in the mini walk for the homeless. We are hoping you can help us out with this wonderful project! This is the plan:



· Each 4th grader will receive a 3rd grade partner


· The team of two will get the name and age of one child living at the shelter this Christmas.


· Between now and December 14th the 3rd and 4th graders should work to EARN $5.00 at home to buy small gifts for the child they were given. (please help them to think of ways to earn this money on their own)


· Monday December 14 and Tuesday December 15 the kids will decorate a gift bag for the child they were given


· Monday December 14 all of the unwrapped gifts should be sent to school (no sooner or later please) and we will have a “stocking stuffing party”!


· The gifts will be delivered to the shelter by the teachers on Tuesday December 15.



THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PROJECT!


God Bless,


Mrs. Mulrooney and Mrs. Charles


December 3, 2009


Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - test tomorrow; Write and illustrate a beautiful sentence. It must include "one" spelling word and have at least "ten words total". It is to have a "Christmas Theme". Paper was provided.


Science - Food Chain Vocabulary Sheet went home - test on Wed., Dec. 16th.


Math - Packet - pg. 14; Complete R5-1 and P5-1


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December 2, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Crossword puzzle


Math - 2 sided sheet (clocks); Time and calendar test tomorrow


Current Events - due Thursday 12/10 - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, Merkle



 



December 1, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X



Math - Hardback pg. 202 - do #1-6 (A-E not required); Math sheet on clocks (in take home folder); Clocks/calendar test changed to Thursday, Dec. 3rd.


Current Events - due Thurs., 12/3 - Gately, Hannah, Kocot, Lankford


Religion - Luminous Mysteries/other - Test on Thursday, Dec. 10th - Study Sheet sent home today. (in take home folder)


 


November 30, 2009


Happy Advent...Come Lord Jesus!


Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column 3X, ABC order


Math - P4-4; Hardback pg. 202 - Do #7 and problems F & G; Test on time and calendars - Wed., 12/2


Current Events - due Thurs. 12/3 - Gately, Hannah, Kocot and Lankford.


 


November 25, 2009


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!


WORK ENVELOPES WENT HOME WITH YOU CHILD, PLEASE RETURN THEM ON MONDAY.


IMPORTANT...PLEASE PRACTICE TELLING TIME WITH YOU CHILD ON AN "ANALOG" CLOCK (ONE WITH HANDS AND "ALL" THE HOURS SHOWING)



November 24, 2009


Reading - 15 min.


Spelling - Test tomorrow


Math - P 4-3; Hardback Math pg. 199...problems #9-12


Current Events - due Thurs., Dec. 3rd - Gately, Hannah, Kocot, Lankford.


Reminder - Bring in canned goods to be collected at Mass tomorrow. Tomorrow is a half day.


Please read the attached 2nd quarter objectives for 3rd grade:


3rd Grade Curriculum Objectives – 2nd Quarter, November, 2009




Religion


-Who we are: images of God with ability to think, love, and choose


-Thanksgiving


-Advent and Christmas


-Mary’s Role in Salvation


-Rosary as weekly prayer – learn the Luminous Mysteries


-Other new prayers: Angelus and Act of Faith


-Weekly visits from Fr. Killian


-Attendance at Friday parish Mass @ 8:30



Math


-Mastery and maintenance of addition and subtraction facts – ongoing


-Three-digit and four-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping


-Time – telling time; elapsed time


-Data and graphs


-Introduction of multiplication concepts


-Geometry – mini-unit



Reading/Language Arts


-Reading comprehension & fluency continues


-Compound sentences


-Synonyms & antonyms


-Poetry


-Journal entries


-Format & writing: friendly letter; addressing an envelope


-Paragraph skills: topic & ending sentences, supporting details


-Nouns: common/proper, singular/plural, possessive


-Topic and main idea


-Abbreviations


-Summarizing


-Robust vocabulary


-Cursive handwriting


-Publish one writing sample


-Fact and opinion


-Dictionary skills



Spelling


-Compound words


-Plural nouns – “es” and “s” forms


-Words with consonant digraphs


-Curricular words – science, etc.


-Words with vowel diphthongs


-Words with consonant blends


-Spelling the states and capitals


-Structural analysis of words



Social Studies


-Structure of the national government


-Current Events – one presentation per student per quarter


-Map skills continue – mileage scale; latitude and longitude


-Graph reading – integrate with math



Science – Life Science


-Food chains & webs


-Ecosystems


-How living things remain alive & respond to changes in the environment


-Animal poster project – due in January



Health


-Forming good health habits – physical; spiritual; emotional



Books


-Christmas stories


-Others correlating with our reading themes



Field Trips


We visited the Winkler Botanical Preserve on Nov. 18 to learn about food chains.





Community Service


We have started reading on Mondays to preschool students in the Rainbow and Shooting Stars’ classes. The third graders are enthusiastic about this, as are their little listeners! I have requested that students bring in a book that they enjoy and which would be appropriate for 4 and 5 year olds listeners. The third grade readers should be able to read their book out loud in 5-6 minutes. Thank you for the very good response in sending in books. Please send in a book or two, if you have not already done so. Eight students per week read.



Share-a-Book


This is a program where parents come into the classroom to share a favorite book with the children. We hope to start this in December. Further details will be sent soon.




Please let me know by note or phone message if you notice that your child is having difficulty with a particular concept. Either Mrs. Stoiber or I can assist your child to strengthen that particular concept. Again, please let me know if there are any situations that may impact your child at school, e.g., family illness, a move, parent travel,


pet problem,etc. You may call me at school or at home until 9:30pm (703-836-6736), or email me at mcharles@blessedsacramentcc.org. Thank you for your ongoing support.




Mary Lee Charles





 




November 23, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write all words 3X, ABC words


Math - P4-2; Test on time & calendars - Wed., Dec. 2nd


Current Events - due Thurs., Dec. 3rd - Gately, Hannah, Kocot and Lankford


ATTENTION: Please see Mrs. Maalouf's letter in your child's "take home" folder regarding the "Nutcracker".


CONFIRMATION IS THIS EVENING. WEDNESDAY IS A HALF DAY. PLEASE BRING IN A "CANNED GOOD" FOR COLLECTION AT MASS.



November 18, 2009


Word for the day - SCAT. Ask your child about our fun trip to Winkler to study the food chain. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers for driving.


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Have a "adult" quiz you on your spelling words.


Math - Hardback Math book - pages 186-189 - DO PROBLEM #1 FROM EACH "SET" IN YOUR BLACK AND WHITE MARBLE JOURNAL. Reminder...Chapter 3 test is tomorrow.



November 17, 2009


DRIVER NEEDED...


ONE PARENT NEEDS TO CANCEL FOR TOMORROW. CAN ANYONE FILL IN AT THE LAST MINUTE. IT'S AN EASY TRIP TO WRINKLER. YOU WOULD NEED TO BE HERE AT 12:30 AND RETURN BY 3:OO AT THE LATEST. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT Jstoiber@blessedsacramentcc.org IF YOU CAN HELP.


THANK YOU!


Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write rest of words 3X each


Math - P 3-14; Quiz tomorrow on 3-6 thru 3-10; Chapter 3 test on Thurs., Nov. 19th.


Current Events - due - Thurs., Nov. 19th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


Field Trip tomorrow - PE uniform is optional.


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November 16, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write the "left" column 3X each, in ABC order


Math - P3-13; Math packet - pg. 17 - MATH QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18TH ON SECTIONS 3-6 TO 3-10.


Current Events - due Thurs., 11/19 - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster


Spanish - Quiz tomorrow - parts of the body


IMPORTANT - Tomorrow is picture "retake" day. If your child is having his/her picture retaken, please return the original packet.


Also...I would like to thank our first Pre-school Readers of the year for doing such a great job this morning!


 


November 12, 2009


Correction to math assignment: pages R3-12 and P3-12. Thanks. Have a good weekend.




November 12, 2009


First, I would like to apologize for not posting Schoolnotes yesterday. We were preparing for conferences and it simply slipped my mind.


Secondly, thank you so very much for the positive response to our need for pre-school reading books. We have received quite a few books and will hold them here in safe keeping until your child reads. If your child bought in more than one book, we will send home each one as it is read. Since we have 27 children in this class, we have asked the children to be patient waiting for their turn to read.


HOMEWORK: Math - R3-2 and P3-2 (these pages need completed if they were not completed in class)


Current Events - Due next Thursday, Nov. 19th. - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow and Foster.


Field Trip - We could still use a couple more field trip drivers for Wednesday, November 18th at 12:30pm. Please notify me if you can help.


Just a reminder...Due to the funeral for Victoria D'Souza tomorrow, there will be no school. Conferences will be held as planned.




November 10, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "right" column 3x - TEST ON THURSDAY


Math - P3-10; Math Packet pg.8


French - Color the fruit pictures and write the French name


Spanish - Quiz on Thursday - Parts of the body


ATTENTION: The 3rd graders will start reading to the Rainbows and S. Stars on a weekly basis on Monday. Please have you child bring in a couple of pre-school level books to read. We will keep the books in the classroom until your child has a chance to read and then they may take them home and bring in more. Please read my email which I sent through Mrs. Leopold this afternoon.


ALSO: Tomorrow is Red, White and Blue $ shirt day and it is a "half" day.


MOST IMPORTANT...Due to the funeral for a young child of a parishioner, there will be no school on Friday. Conferences will be held as planned. Please check you email and phone for a message from Mrs. Garcia.


Please keep all those who are suffering in any way in your prayers.


 


November 9, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column 3x each in ABC order


Math - P 3-9; Math Packet - pg. #1


Spanish - Check Ms. Sazonov's Schoolnotes page.


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH IS A "DEMERIT FREE" DRESS DOWN DAY. EVERYONE IN 3RD GRADE IS ALLOWED TO DRESS DOWN!



 


November 5, 2009....OOPS...I MADE AN ERROR ON THE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP...EVERYTHING IS THE SAME EXCEPT THE FIELD TRIP IS ON THE FOOD CHAIN AND NOT "SIMPLE MACHINES"


SORRY...JEANNETTE STOIBER


November 5, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Study for test.


Math - R 3-7 and P 3-7; Math packet - pg. 15


Religion - Complete card for Mrs. Sok and bring in tomorrow; Complete page 37 (Baptism) and return tomorrow.


PLEASE CHECK YOU CHILD'S THURSDAY FOLDER FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE IN ADDITION TO 1. THE "PERMISSION SLIP" FOR ON NEXT FIELD TRIP; 2. A CONFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE AND REMINDER OF YOU DATE AND TIME. FYI...THE CONFERENCES ARE FOR PARENTS ONLY. IF YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR CHILD WITH YOU DUE TO A BABYSITTING CONFLICT, THEY WILL NEED TO STAY IN THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM OR IF YOU HAVE AN EARLY MORNING APPOINTMENT , YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER A.M. EXTENDED DAY.


REPORT CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TOMORROW.


If your child takes Spanish, will be need to access Ms. Sazonov's schoolnotes page the following way. First, click on Parent, then type "Sazonov" in the teacher's last name box, then type "Michelle" in the teacher's first name box, then type 22302 in the zip code box. Click "Search" and the "Homework".



November 4, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write one (1) beautiful sentence with at least ten words (one of them must be a spelling word) and illustrate your sentence. Please use the paper provided in you "take home" folder.


Math - P3-6 and Match packet - pg. 2


Current Events - due tomorrow - App, Basse, Beck & Birchler


Religion - Fill out and return the Baptizm form on pg. 37; If you have not yet done so, please bring in the names of 2 deceased family members or friends for our November prayer list by tomorrow.


Please see the new Current Events schedule for the 2nd Quarter posted below:


Current Events


2nd Quarter, 2009-2010




November 5th – App, Basse, Beck & Birchler



November 19th – Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster



December 3rd – Gately, Hannah, Kocot & Lankford



December 10th – Lemus, Leopold, Mereu & Merkle



December 17th – Michael, Miller, Mitchell & Payne



January 7th – Potter, Remy, Schofield & Tesema



January 21st – Velez, Viera & Warren


 


November 3, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "right" column 3X


Math - P3-5 and Sheet - 2 sides


Current Events - due Nov. 5th - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler


Religion - Fill out page 37 and return by Thurs., Nov. 5th Also...please bring in at least 2 names of deceased family members or friends to put on our November prayer list.


IMPORTANT - On Thursday I will be sending home another permission slip for our next field trip to Winkler for the "Food Chain" unit in Science. Please fill out and sign the completed form. (Even though it is the same information you just provided us 2 weeks ago!) We need to have a permission slip for every field trip that we take. Thank you! If you sign up to drive and you drove to Winkler last week, you will not have to provide us with your insurance information again but, we will need an update if you have had any traffic violations since last week.



November 2, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column 3X in ABC order


Math - P3-4 and Sheet PS 3-4


Current Events - due Thurs., Nov. 5th - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler


Religion - Page 37 - Neatly fill out form (exact Baptism date is not necessary) - due Thurs., Nov. 5th


 


October 30, 2009


A special thanks to all of the parents who helped put together the lovely Halloween party today. The children really seemed to enjoy themselves and the snacks were terrific.


IMPORTANT - THE HEARING AND VISION SCREENINGS FOR MONDAY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS OUT SICK. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF THE NEW TIME AND DATE.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND ALL SAINTS DAY!



October 29, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Math - P3-2 and Math packet pg. 18


Current Events - due Thurs., Nov. 5th - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler


TOMORROW IS A HALF DAY.


FYI - TODAY WE HAD 5 MORE STUDENTS HOME SICK. ONE OF THEM HAS STREP THROAT. WE ASK THAT IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT FEELING WELL, HAS A FEVER, OR HAS NOT BEEN "FEVER FREE" FOR 24 HOURS (ACCORDING TO OUR SICK POLICY) THAT YOU KEEP THEM AT HOME TO RECUPERATE.


THANK YOU AND STAY HEALTHY!


October 28, 2009


We had a wonderful trip to Winkler today. We will keep praying for Camryn, Meghan, and Ian to get better soon. Thank you to Mrs. App, Mr. Basse, Mrs. Farabow, Mrs. Hannah, Mrs. Velez, and Mrs. Warren for driving!


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Language Arts - Robust Vocab. list - Use #8-10 in sentences. One word per sentence (total of 3 sentences) in black & white composition book.


Math - P3-1 and Math Packet pg. 7


Science - Simple Machines test Part 2 is tomorrow.


Current Events - Due next Thurs., Nov. 5th - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING IN THE FLU SHOT FORMS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!


 



October 27, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Language Arts - Robust Vocabulary - Using words #4-7, write four sentences (each one containing "one" of the four words) in your black and white composition notebook.


Math - Packet - pg. 13


Science - Simple Machines test Part 1 tomorrow and Part 2 on Thursday.


Current Events due on Thurs. - Velez, Viera and Warren


IMPORTANT - TOMORROW IS OUR SCHEDULED FIELD TRIP TO THE WINKLER PRESERVE. YOUR CHILD IS ALLOWED TO WEAR HIS/HER P.E. UNIFORM IF THEY WISH. WE WILL KEEP OUR EYES ON THE WEATHER TO SEE IF IT'S A "GO". IF YOU ARE A CHAPERONE/DRIVER (APP, BASSE, FARABOW, HANNAH, VELEZ AND WARREN) PLEASE COME TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT 12:3OPM SO THAT I CAN PHOTOCOPY YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE. ALSO...MRS. MEREU IS SICK AND CANNOT DRIVE. IF ANYONE COULD FILL IN FOR HER PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL ASAP OR CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE. I WILL NEED TO HAVE YOU FILL OUT THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK. WE EXPECT TO RETURN BY 3:00PM AT THE LATEST.


WE STILL NEED EMERGENCY FOOD PACKETS FOR THE FOLLOWING: APP, BASSE, BIRCHLER, BONILLA, COLES, HANNAH, MERKLE, MICHAEL, MILLER, AND PAYNE. WE HOPE TO NEVER HAVE TO USE THEM, BUT WE STILL NEED TO HAVE THESE SUPPLIES IN THE EVENT OF A LOCK DOWN.


 


 


 


 


 


Language Arts - Use words #1, 2, and 3 from the Robust Vocabulary List (sent home in the "take home folder") and write a sentence using each of those three words in a sentence - total of "3" sentences.


Spelling - No unit this week.


Math - Hardback Math pg. 118-119 - Do one problem from each set EXCEPT do ALL of set 2-12.


Science - Simple Machines test Wednesday & Thursday, October 28th and 29th.


Current Events - Due Oct. 29th - Velez, Vierra and Warren


IMPORTANT - The following students need to bring in their index cards for their book report (instructions from the assignment sent home on Sept. 23rd - see Schoolnotes for that day) Miller, Payne, Potter, and Schofield.


 


October 22, 2009


Just a reminder...there is no school tomorrow.


IMPORTANT! I sent an email to the following parents regarding driving for our field trip on Wed., Oct. 28th. Please check your email and your child's Thursday folder for details...App, Basse, Farabow, Hannah, Mereu, Velez and Warren.


ALSO...The following families have not sent in the "emergency food" packets needed in case of an emergency lock-down...App, Basse, Birchler, Bonilla, Coles, Hannah, Lemus, Merkle, Michael, Miller, Payne, Tesema, and Viera. Please send in 1 dozen Granola/Nutra-Grain bars or similar snack in a zip-lock bag with you child's name on it. We always pray for the safety of our children, but need to be prepared!


Have a great weekend and a fun Fall Festival.



 


October 21, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Language Arts - Book report due tomorrow 10/22


Spelling - test tomorrow


Math - P2-12


Science - Machines study sheet went home today in the "take home folder" - test will be given in 2 parts. Part I - Wed., Oct. 28th and Part II - Thurs., Oct. 29th


Current Events - due next Thurs., Oct. 29th - Velez, Viera, and Warren


ATTENTION - THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY; THE FALL FESTIVAL IS ON SATURDAY;


THE 3RD GRADE FIELD TRIP TO WINKLER IS NEXT WED., OCT. 28TH. I WILL BE ASSIGNING THE VOLUNTEER DRIVERS TOMORROW AND SENDING HOME THE NECESSARY FORMS FOR YOU TO FILL OUT AND RETURN.


 


October 20, 2009


Read - 15 min.


Book Report due - Thursday, October 22nd


Write "right column" 3X each


Math - P 2-11; Math packet Pg.#5


Current Events - due, Thurs., Oct. 22nd - Potter, Remy, Schofield, and Tesema


Religion - Joyful Mysteries test - tomorrow.


ATTENTION: TOMORROW IS $1.00 BLUE SHIRT DAY. STUDENTS MAY WEAR BLUE SHIRTS WITH THEIR KHAKI SHORTS, PANTS OR THEIR JUMPERS. IT IS NOT A FULL DRESS-DOWN DAY.


 


 


October 19, 2009


Read for 15 minutes


Book report due Thursday, Oct 22


Spelling - Write left column 3x ABC order


Math P 2-10; math packet to resume tomorrow as a review/maintenance tool


Current Events due this week, 10/22: Potter, Remy, Scofield, Tesema (Potter & Scofield received!)


Religion - Joyful Mysteries Test, Wed, 10/21


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


October 15, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Study for test


Math - P2-8; Math packet pg. 18; Math sheet side PS 2-7


Current Events - due - Thursday, Oct. 22nd - Potter, Remy, Schofield, Tesema


TOMORROW IS PIZZA DAY - DON'T FORGET YOUR SNACK.


 


October 14, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write the "right" column words 3X each


Math - P2-7 and Math packet pg.8


Current Events - due tomorrow - Michael, Miller, Mitchell, and Payne


Religion - Joyful Mysteries study sheet went home today in the "take home" folder. The test will be Wed., Oct. 21st.; If you have not yet memorized the Apostles' Creed and recited it aloud, you need to try to do that by Friday.


IMPORTANT!!! All emergency care forms must be returned ASAP. Your child may not attend our field trip coming up on the 28th if the form is not returned. We still need - App, Birchler, Foster, Hannah, Lemus and Mitchell.


ALSO...THE FINAL COLLECTION DAY FOR DIAPERS FOR THE DIAPER DEPOT, FOOD FOR THE POOR, AND BOOKS FOR THE NEW ORLEANS LIBRARY IS THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS SO FAR.


FINALLY...MASS WILL BE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) INSTEAD OF FRIDAY THIS WEEK. THE HOMELESS MINI-WALK IS FRIDAY AT 2:30 AND FRIDAY IS PIZZA DAY!


 


October 13, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column of words 3X in ABC order


Math - P2-6; Math packet pg. 17


Social Studies - Continents test - tomorrow (Bonus point for "Southern Ocean")


Current Events - due Thursday, Oct. 15th - Michael, Miller, Mitchell and Payne


Dress Down Day tomorrow for August, September and October Birthdays Only!!!


Attention: Several students have been given a letter from the nurse regarding the "Emergency Care" form which needs to be completed and returned ASAP. Please check your child's "take home folder".


 


October 8, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Study for test


Math - P2-4; Math packet pg. 7


Religion - Pray and memorize the Apostles' Creed


Current Events - due, Thurs., October 15th- Michael, Miller, Mitchel & Payne


Current Events - Continents test - Wed., October 14th


Book report due October 22nd.


 


October 7, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Book report due Thursday, October 22nd


Spelling - Write a paragraph - Use at least 4 spelling words


Math - P2-3; Math packet Pg.16


Social Studies - Test on continents, oceans, etc., Wednesday, October 14th - Study sheet is in the "take home" folder


Religion - Pray & memorize the Apostles' Creed


French - Do 1st page - #1-20


Thank you for all of the contributions which were sent in today!


October 6, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write right column 3X


Math - P2-2 and sheet PS 2-2; Math packet - page 6


Current Events - due - Thurs. Oct. 8th - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu and Merkle


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed and "memorize" for this quarter (tomorrow we'll start hearing oral recitation of the prayer individually for those students who are ready)


French - Do 1st page #1-20


IMPORTANT - LAST THURSDAY A FLIER WENT HOME IN THE THURSDAY FOLDER REGARDING THE "SERVICE EXTRAVAGANZA". PLEASE LOOK OVER THE FLIER AND IF YOU CAN SEND IN ANY ITEMS FOR THE "DIAPER DEPOT" OR BOOKS FOR THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, WE HAVE CONTAINERS IN THE CLASSROOM FOR COLLECTION. THE PROJECT RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 16TH IN SCHOOL AND OCTOBER 17TH & 18TH IN THE CHURCH.


 


 


 


 


 


October 5, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column, 3X, ABC order


Math - P 2-1 and page 15 in the math "packet"


Current Events - due Thurs., Oct. 8th - Lemus, Leopold, Mereu and Merkle


Religion - Pray and memorize the Apostles' Creed


 


FRIDAY, October 2nd: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This Monday's "Rock the Red" is now a full dress-down day. Yesterday's 3rd grade posting said that Monday was just a "red shirt" day. This change means that your children can wear jeans or other pants, not just the PE bottoms! It's still a PE day for us, so please have the children wear their tennis shoes. Reminder: Bring a dollar to support the selected charity, "Athletes for Autism."


Enjoy your weekend. Good luck to those participating in the CYO track meet! MLC


 


 


 


Thursday, October 1st


Read for 15 minutes


Spelling - Prepare for the Friday test.


Math - Hardback pages 56, 57, 58, 59. Do problem #1 from each set. Do work in black/white marble book. This is a total of 14 problems from the different lessons of Chapter 1. Chapter 1 test is Friday. NO MATH PACKET ASSIGNMENT TODAY.


Religion - Continue to pray the Apostles Creed daily.


Social Studies - Current Events due next Thursday, October 8th: Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, Merkle.


REMINDER FOR NEXT MONDAY: ROCK THE RED DRESS DOWN DAY!! Students may "dress down" with a red T-shirt if they bring $1 to support "Athletes for Autism." (Wear usual PE pants/shorts and tennis shoes.) We will also say good-bye to Fr. Workman that day (He's been transferred to St. Thomas More.) and have our annual St. Francis pet blessing.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2009


I apologize for not posting assignments yesterday. MLC


Read for 15 min.


Spelling/Language Arts - Write 3 "beautiful" sentences. Use one spelling word in each sentence. Each sentence is required to have AT LEAST 10 words. (I call that the "10 Rule.") How does a student write a "beautiful" sentence? ... put his/her best effort into it. It can be funny or straight!


Math - P 1-15 and Math packet page 5.


Religion - Remember to keep praying the Apostles Creed.


French - Tomorrow, Oct. 1 - matching quiz on greeting words - match the French to the English.


 


 


 


MONDAY, September 28, 2009


Read for 15 minutes - Get book report approved by Wednesday for book report - Our library period is tomorrow, so that is another opportunity for children to select a book.


Spelling - Write left hand column words, 3x each, in ABC order.


Math - P 1-13 (Complete R 1-13 if incomplete.) Take hardback (page 40) home for reference. NOTE: With the prevalence of debit cards, the children may not have even observed this way of making change! It was hard for the majority of the class.


Math packet: complete page 2.


Social Studies: Current Events due Thursday for Gately, Hannah, Kocot, & Lankford.


Religion: Please continue to pray the Apostles Creed daily. Recitations from memory start next Tuesday, Oct. 6th.


Spanish - Word Search due tomorrow.


French - quiz on Thursday - match the French greeting with its English equivalent.


REMINDER: Third grade pictures will be taken tomorrow. Student wear regular uniform. Please return picture forms: Beck, Birchler, Lankford, Lemus, Leopold, Merkle, Michael, Payne, Viera.


HEALTH ALERT: See and read carefully the letter from the school nurse. There are 2 cases of head lice in the 3rd grade.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


IMPORTANT...I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT TUESDAY, SEPT. 29TH IS PICTURE TAKING DAY FOR 3RD GRADE. AS OF YESTERDAY, I ONLY HAD A FEW ORDERS












RETURNED. PLEASE SEND IN THE ORDERS BY MONDAY.


Also...We started working on counting money today. Please take every opportunity you can over the weekend to assist your child in counting bills of as many denominations that you have and as many different coins as possible. (Particularly work on the coins)


Have a good weekend!


 


 



September 23, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write "right" column 3X


Math - Sheet on rounding... ROUNDING IS A DIFFICULT NEW SKILL FOR THIRD GRADERS. TODAY I GAVE INSTRUCTION IN "ROUNDING" AGAIN. PLEASE DO NOT WORRY IF YOUR CHILD HAS NOT MASTERED THIS YET. WE WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW IT.


Math - Packet...Do page #1 only


Current Events - due tomorrow - Coles, Farabow and Foster


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed and "MEMORIZE" by Oct. 6th


IMPORTANT...Today we sent home the Fiction Book Report packet. It is in your child's "Take Home" folder. You will also find it below. Please read over the instructions with your child. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note or an email. M.L. Charles



ASSIGNMENT SENT HOME SEPT.23rd





Book Approval Date Wednesday, Sept. 30th (or before)



Report Due Date Thursday, October 22nd






FICTION BOOK REPORT GUIDELINES – 3RD GRADE



This book report involves reading a chapter book, writing about it, designing a book cover, and making a brief oral report. I am enclosing paper for the written report. More paper is available, of course. (Just ask!)



WRITTEN REPORT: The required information is shown on the back side of this sheet. Please use it as a checklist and a worksheet. Especially note under Summary the suggested length of the summary portion. STUDENTS MUST HANDWRITE THEIR OWN REPORTS. First write a draft copy. Correct it for spelling, complete sentences, and to see if it makes sense, and then write the neat, final copy. – Submit both to Mrs. Charles.



Please do not select books that have evolved from media or toys (e.g. Star Wars, Pokemon, Barbie, etc.) Please do not select a Captain Underpants book. Please choose a book that you have not read before.



BOOK COVER: Pretend that you’ve been hired to illustrate the book cover. Make it beautiful, scary, dramatic, or funny. Make it creative and colorful. Remember to put the title, the author, and your name as the illustrator. A BORDERED PIECE OF COMPUTER PAPER IS ATTACHED TO USE FOR THE COVER. Please do not use any computer generated graphics or lettering.



ORAL PRESENTATION: Include the following information: title, author, setting, characters and problem. Tell one event (maybe a scary or funny part), but do not give away the book’s ending! Speak only 1-2 minutes. Tell why you did or did not like the book. Write ONLY KEY WORDS on the index cards. DO NOT REWRITE YOUR BOOK REPORT ON THE INDEX CARDS.



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WORKSHEET/CHECKLIST



CHECKLIST ( ) – The following items must be covered in your report:



Title_____



Author _____



Illustrator _____



Setting _____



Main characters _____



Problem _____ State the problem here and in your written report: “The problem is



that____________________________________________________________________



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Summary _____This should be a brief retelling of the story’s main events.


Guidance – 10-15 sentences broken into 2-3 paragraphs is a good target


length for this part.



Ending _____ Tell how the story ends. State whether the problem is solved or not.



Recommendation _____ Remember to tell why you would or would not recommend the book.






WHAT TO BRING ON OCTOBER 22nd.



1. Draft copy (be sure to do one!) _____ This is due with the final book report.



2. Final copy (revised and edited for accurate spelling and punctuation) _____



3. Book cover _____



4. Index cards for oral presentation _____ (Please use key words on the cards - DO NOT rewrite the book report on these cards!)












Student’s Name _________________________ Date________________________



Title ___________________________________________________________________



Author_________________________________________________________________



Illustrator_______________________________________________________________



Setting _________________________________________________________________

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Main Characters _________________________________________________________



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Problem ________________________________________________________________



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Ending ( Remember to tell whether or not the problem is solved and how)

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Recommendation ________________________________________________________

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September 22, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column 3X each, ABC order


Math - P 1-10; Sheet PS 1-10


Current Events - due Thursday, Sept. 24th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


Religion - Begin to MEMORIZE the Apostles' Creed (inside the front cover of your assignment book). You will be tested on it this quarter.


French - Look over today's vocabulary


IMPORTANT - SOME STUDENTS COMPLETED SOME OF THEIR HOMEWORK IN CLASS BUT, YOU STILL NEED TO CHECK IT OVER. IT SHOULD BE IN THE "TAKE HOME FOLDER".



September 18, 2009


Thanks to so many of you for attending Back to School Night last night, for volunteering and for signing up for a conference time. If you were not able to attend, we have sent home the handouts and we will notify you of the available conference dates and times.


DON'T FORGET...THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY...ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!


 



September 17, 2009


HOMEWORK: There is no "written" homework tonight but...


Reading - 15 min.


Spelling - Study for test tomorrow


Current Events - due next Thurs., Sept. 24th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


REMINDER: Parents - We are looking forward to seeing you tonight at 7:00 pm. Please remember that students are not invited to Back to School Night.




September 16, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write a paragraph of at least 6 sentences. Use at least 3 spelling words. Spelling paper has been provided. Remember that a paragraph is about a single subject and not 6 different unconnected sentences.


Math - R1-8 and P1-8


Current Events - due tomorrow - App, Basse, Beck and Birchler.


Current Events for Thursday, Sept. 24th - Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed


IMPORTANT - We are looking forward to seeing our parents at Back-to-School night tomorrow. Just a reminder that Back-to-School night is for the parents only. If you cannot attend, we will pass along all of the hand-outs on Friday.


Please read the 1st Quarter Curriculum Objectives which are attached below:


 


3rd Grade Curriculum Objectives – 1st Quarter, 2009



Religion


-God as Supreme Being


-Holy Trinity


-Mary’s role in God’s plan


-Introduction to Rosary; Joyful Mysteries; weekly recitation of Rosary


-New prayers: Apostles’ Creed, Angelus


-Weekly visits by Fr. Killian


-Attendance at Friday parish Mass, 8:30 (sometimes Thursday)


Math


-Addition/subtraction facts 1-18/memorized


-Families of facts


-Problem solving strategies


-Place value to six digits


-Building number sense: comparing, ordering, rounding numbers


-Money


-Basic facts and properties: relating addition and subtraction


-Estimating


-Mental math strategies


-Two and three digit addition/subtraction, with and without regrouping


Reading/Language Arts


-Sentences: 4 types; simple & compound sentences


-Reading comprehension & fluency; story elements: setting, characters


-Subject & predicate: simple and compound


-Alphabetical skills


-Fact & opinion


-Synonyms and antonyms


-Nouns – common & proper


-Cursive handwriting


-Writing: use of a writing process with prewriting, writing, revising;


journal entries; homework; descriptive & information paragraphs


-Cursive handwriting


-Publishing one writing sample


-Poetry


-Fiction book report


Spelling


-Lessons on short vowels; words ending with “ed” and “ing”; vowel digraphs;


plural nouns; compound words; consonant digraphs


-Other words across the curriculum


Social Studies


-Map skills and terms of geography


-Continents


-Land forms and water


-Current events


-Structure of national government – introduction


Science


-Learn and practice science process skills


-Classify objects into sets and subsets


-Use metric system to measure weight, volume, length, and temperature


-Physical science: motion, simple machines


Books Read Aloud


-The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky High Angel Food Cake


-The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor


-Other teacher read-alouds


-Parent read stories – “Share a Book” (more info to follow)



Homework will be recorded daily on http://new.schoolnotes.com. If you have not already done so, please log on to the website and register to receive daily updates. In addition to daily homework, we will post quarterly objectives, long range projects, and timely teacher messages. The children should continue to use the assignment book as their primary homework reference and to develop/maintain skills in non-electronic record keeping. Parents, please look at this assignment book daily and sign it.



Community Service


Each week small groups of third graders read to the Shooting Stars and Rainbow preschool classes (4 and 5 year olds). This is a special treat for both the preschoolers and for the third graders, who are truly “big guys” to the preschoolers. I ask the third graders to bring their favorite books to share. Parents, please help your children select books that they can COMFORTABLY READ out loud in about 5-7 minutes. Practicing reading the book at home is a good idea. After each student has taken his turn reading, we start the cycle again. If you don’t have such books, please drop me a note and I will ask Mrs. Knight to help your child select an appropriate book from the school library. This will start within the next couple of weeks (more info to follow).



Field trips – Planning phase; probably none this quarter



How to contact the teacher


You may write to me in the assignment book or send me a separate note. I try to read these early each day. You may call the office and leave a message, or call me at home in the evening before 9:30 – 703-836-6736. You may also email me at my school email address: mcharles@blessedsacramentcc.org, or respond through the Schoolnotes website. I will check email before 8 am and after school.



If you notice that your child is having difficulty with a particular concept, please inform me right away so that we can remediate this situation in the classroom. I have the full time help of a wonderful assistant, Mrs. Jeannette Stoiber. Please also let me know of any home situations that may impact your child. This may range from a sick relative to a parent business trip to a pet that has died (anything!).



I look forward to working together with you this year. Mary Lee Charles



 



September 15, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write right column words 3X


Math - Hardback pg. 21 - Do all the problems in you black and white marble book (show your work)


Math - Drill sheet from last night (do back side pg.#23)


Current Events - Due Thurs., 9/17 - App, Basse, Beck & Birchler


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed



September 14, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write left column words 3X each in ABC order


Math - P1-7 and Page 1 side of math sheet


Current Events - Due Thursday, Sept. 17th - App, Basse, Beck & Birchler


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed (3rd graders will have to memorize this prayer during the 1st quarter)


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September 11, 2009


Clarification of yesterday's SPELLING assignment to write sentences: I meant to say that each sentence should contain "at least 10 words," of which 1 must be a spelling word. Unfortunately, the way I wrote it (on the chart and on Schoolnotes) indicated that the sentence needed to have exactly 10 words. I am sorry for this confusion and for any angst caused at home.


Have a great weekend! MLC



September 10, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 minutes


Spelling - Write 3 sentences on the spelling paper provided. Each sentence needs 10 words and one of the 10 must be a spelling word.


Spelling Test tomorrow!


Math - Sheet


Current Events - due Thursday, Sept. 17th...App, Basse, Beck & Birchler (form was sent home today)


ALSO...THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO NOTIFY US THAT YOU DO NOT WISH YOUR CHILD TO WATCH PRESIDENT O'BAMA'S EDUCATIONAL SPEECH FROM TUESDAY. WE WILL BE SHOWING IT TOMORROW MORNING.


IMPORTANT...ATTACHED IS THE SCHEDULE OF CURRENT EVENTS FOR THE 1ST QUARTER. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF YOU CHILD'S DUE DATE.


SCHEDULE OF CURRENT EVENTS



1ST QUARTER, 2009




Thursday, Sept. 17th – App, Basse, Beck, Birchler



Thursday, Sept. 24th – Bonilla, Coles, Farabow, Foster



Thursday, Oct. 1st – Gately, Hannah, Kocot, Lankford



Thursday, Oct. 8th – Lemus, Leopold, Mereu, Merkle



Thursday, Oct. 15th – Michael, Miller, Mitchell, Payne



Thursday, Oct. 22nd – Potter, Remy, Schofield, Tesema,



Thursday, Oct. 29th - Velez, Viera, Warren


 



Students will receive the “Noteworthy News” sheet one week before the assignment due date. This is the sheet on which students write their reports. READ THE BACK CAREFULLY to learn how to complete the work. On the back, please circle whether the chosen article is international, national, or local. We’ll learn these terms in class and review them weekly. Remember to send the article with the report. Newspaper and magazine pictures are particularly helpful.




 




September 9, 2009


IMPORTANT...On Friday, Sept. 11th, I will be showing President O'bama's education speech will he delivered yesterday. If you do not want your child to view the speech, please let me know immediately. We will have something else to do for any student who does not have permission to watch the speech. Thank you.


Homework:


Read - 15 minutes


Spelling - Write the right-hand column words 3x each


Math - P 1-5 and sheet PS 1-5 (the back side of last night's homework sheet)


French - 1 sheet - due tomorrow.



 


September 8, 2009


Homework:


Read - 15 min.


Spelling - Write the words in the "left-hand" column 3x each.


Math - P 1-4 and Sheet PS 1-4 (only that side)


Religion - Pray the Apostles' Creed once


French - 1 sheet due on Thursday...


IMPORTANT!!!


3RD GRADE HAS A "NUT FREE" ENVIRONMENT...PLEASE SEND IN ONLY "NUT FREE" SNACKS. IF YOU CHILD BRINGS ANY NUT PRODUCT IN HIS/HER LUNCH, THE LUNCH BAG MUST REMAIN IN THE BIN OUTSIDE OF OUR CLASSROOM UNTIL LUNCH TIME.


THANK YOU!


Also, attached is a copy of the letter send home by Mrs. Charles last week.


September 1, 2009



Dear parents,



Welcome back to school, Moms and Dads. I enjoyed meeting many of you at last Thursday’s open house and then met a few others in the dismissal line yesterday. Here is some information that pertains to third grade.



Special Classes - PE meets on Monday and Thursday. Foreign language meets on Tuesday and Thursday. Art and Computer meet on Tuesday. Library and Music meet on Wednesday. These classes started today.



Food/eating - 1) Snack: Children are welcome to bring their own snacks. The brown paper lunch bag (marked with name) is the preferred way to package snack. Today I encouraged the children to reuse these bags! There will be a time to eat snack in the morning and in the afternoon. This will often be a “working snack,” so please keep it simple. 2) Milk service begins next Tuesday. 3) Lunch time is 11:40 until 12:05. (A 25 minute recess period starts right after lunch.) 4) Allergy alert: Because of a peanut allergy in the class, lunches containing nuts should be placed in the box outside the classroom door and snacks should be peanut-free. 5) Birthday treats are optional. If you wish to send one, please double-check with me beforehand. Simple, easy to serve treats are best. Please do not include a drink with the birthday treat. 6) Water bottles may be brought to school.



Health/general Because of our heightened concern this year about the flu, we will stress the importance of hygiene to keep us as healthy as possible – particularly proper washing of hands. The 3rd grade desks will be wiped down daily by an adult.



Homework will generally be assigned Monday through Thursday. This week’s homework will be light. Please check the assignment book page each night and sign or initial in the “Message” box. Important: We use a website to post daily homework assignments, long term assignments, quarterly objectives, and pertinent messages. Please go to newschoolnotes.com and register to receive this information.



Covering books - Please cover the soft back books with contact paper (preferably clear), and the hard back books (reading and math) with a cover of your choice. (Please do not use the contact paper on hard back books and do not apply tape to the book itself.) I will advise the children to bring a couple of books home per night throughout this week for covering. We have some BSS red and white paper covers, appropriate for the hardbacks. Please advise if you would like these. It’s fine to use the fabric “book socks” on the hardbacks but be sure that it fits properly. All books should be covered by next Tuesday, September 8th. If you need more time, please just drop me a note.



“My Story” photo board - Each student will have a week in which to display a selection of his/her photographs. The pictures are displayed in the order in which they are delivered to me. We enjoy seeing everything from baby to current pictures. So bring those pictures (anytime!) so we can keep up this favorite 3rd grade activity.



My Life in a Brown Bag” - Each student brought home a brown lunch bag yesterday. This is a fun, “get to know each other” assignment. The children place items in the bag which tell something about themselves. Each student shares the contents of his/her bag by telling what each item represents to them. Due date: tomorrow, 9/2. We will share these throughout this week.



I am very pleased to be your child’s teacher this year and look forward to working together with you. If there is anything that might impact your child in the classroom, big or small, please let me know by note or email. My school email is


mcharles@blessedsacramentcc.org. I’ll look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on September 17th.



With best regards,






SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL CLASSES for 3rd grade:



Monday PE



Tuesday Art, Computer, Foreign Language



Wednesday Library, Music



Thursday PE, Foreign Language



Friday None



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


September 2, 2009


HOMEWORK:


Read - 15 minutes


Math - Page P 1-1


Important - All computer use forms must signed and returned to school by Friday, Sept. 4th in order for your children to use any computer at school.


The following students need to bring in their 1/2 inch 3 ring binder, 3 ring paper, and 3 ring paper dividers for the binder...Tesema, Miller, Lankford, Payne, Lemus, and Leopold.


Also...Today we organized each student's pencil pouch and desk. Any extra supplies were sent home in your child's backpack and should be kept there until needed.


 


 


September 1, 2009


Read for 15 minutes.


Complete & return the "Brown Bag Project" - due tomorrow, Wednesday.


Computer - Sign and return form BY FRIDAY! This was given to each 3rd grade student today in Computer class. Mrs. Berrigan reviewed the contents with the students. PARENTS MUST SIGN THIS FORM BEFORE STUDENTS USE SCHOOL COMPUTERS. Our next computer class is next Tuesday, September 8th.


A letter from Mrs. Charles went home today. It contains many details about 3rd grade. Please read it and keep it for reference. Thanks!


 


 


 


 


 


 


August 31, 2009


This is a test schoolnotes message to the 2009-2010 third grade parents. Please let me know if you receive it. If you are now a fourth grade parent, please go to school notes and set up your email address to that you receive fourth grade messages


Thank you.


Jeannette Stoiber

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