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 November 24th, 2020
"St. Andrew Dun Lac and Companions"
 
Announcements: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
2. Thanksgiving Break is begins on Wed, November 25th. We return to school on Monday, November 30th.
3. Remote learning will begin for all students on November 30, 2020.
 
For Distance Learners, your work is requested to be turned in on Mondays to the Gym Classroom.  I attend a faculty meeting on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00.  A good time to drop off assignments and/or pick up materials for the week is between 4:30 - 5:30 pm, before they lock the Gym for the day. If you can't make Mondays please email or text me to make arrangements.  
 
New Specialist Schedule for Zoom remote learning after 11/30/20, daily at 1:30 pm.  
 
Tuesdays -  Music - Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 643 334 8960             Passcode: MrsBolstad 
 
Wednesdays - Computer   Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 752 6995 3114            Passcode: 6006n0
 
 
 
Fridays - Library          Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 938 2953 1522       Passcode: 0aSS8W

 
 
 
++++++Schedule for 2 Days of November 23-24, 2020+++++++
Monday:
Religion: This week we will read about Ordinary Time in our Religion books and color a Liturgical Calendar poster
-Complete "Advent color sheet handout which includes Chapter test. Due Monday, November 30
Tuesday:
1. Color the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar using purple, green, white and red.
2. Use your Religion textbook, chapter 6 to see the order of colors.
3. In each corner of the poster, decorate with pictures that represent the Seasons. Use your Liturgical Calendar coloring book for ideas.
4. Due Monday, November 30.
 
 
Reading: Genre - Myth 
Monday
-Preview Vocabulary (looping) for Reading selection, "Heracles and Atlas"
-Read story or listen to the teacher read aloud. Answer follow-up questions and cite with evidence
Tuesday:
-See Video to cover 3 objectives: Asking questions, determine and explain central message, and describe characters
-Complete Reader workbook page on Context Clues (in class)
-Complete Unit Review using the 3 Reading Standards (independently in class)
 
Math:  
Tuesday: Complete Lesson 2.1 Extra Practice Due Monday November 30
 
 
Science
Monday: complete Mystery science Lesson 4 Assessment
 
Thanksgiving Party: Starts at 10:00 am, Recess break at 10:30, finish Movie - Free Birds
Other activities: Pin the Feather on the Turkey and  Memorize 10 Objects
11:57 AM - Go outside and Scream to Heaven and everyone on the playground, "Happy New Year" at 12:00 PM to kick off our New Liturgical Year (actually starting at midnight November 28th, but we won't be here:)
 
Class Meeting: Discuss what Distance Learning will be like. Binder, Roles and responsibilities. 
 
Music: 1:30-2:15
 
Prayer and get ready to dismiss for Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
 
 
 
++++++Homework for Week of November 16-20, 2020+++++++
 
Religion: Monday - we will begin filling in our "Biography posters" for our Saints and rewrite our Saint paragraph using stronger verbs, more quality adjectives and at least one "-ly word". Saint's project will be completed on Friday.
 
Reading: Monday - Independent Practice: Read "Old Stormalong and the Octopus. Complete the "Cite Evidence" parts A and B by following directions. Complete Comprehension Check #1-3. To be done independently. 
Tuesday: Begin reading "Atalanta the Huntress" in class
Wednesday: Finish Atalanta the Huntress independently pp28-29.
Writing:
Monday: Spelling Post Test C-8.  New Spelling List: Thanksgiving words - Pretest
Thursday: Sea Snakes Rewrite:
Rewrite a retell using Key Word Outline and dress ups: strong verb, quality adjective and -ly word.
Rough draft due Wed. Final draft due Friday.
Tuesday- Friday,  Grammar: Pronouns, Write Source Skillsbook -  pp. 125-132
 
Math: Chapter 4 Review: discuss Ch. 4 complete Chapter review in textbook to prepare for the Chapter 4 Test. 
 
Science: Turn in any Climate Maps for Science Mystery 3. 
 
Art: Monday: Turkey drawing, Placemat (if time allows). 
 
Distance Learners: Anything with due dates is to be collected and turned in on Monday. :)
+++++++Homework for Week of November 9-13, 2020+++++++
Religion: This week we will be focusing on completing an information organizer on your Saint. Look up your Saint on the Internet and bring in an information sheet to fill in the organizer. Some of the fill-ins include: Birth date, death date, Feast day, canonization date, Significant life events, miracles... Wikipedia is a good source. 
 
Reading: Last week we read, "The Luck of the Owl". Read out loud with great expression and complete the
 5 reading comprehension questions. Due Monday. Turn into the Reading drawer.
 
Progress ELA (New Reading Program) in class
Tuesday we will begin our first weekly unit in our new Reading program, Progress ELA
Unit 1 starts with the genre of Folktales: In Unit 1 we will read a fable, a tall tale and a myth.
You will learn to take notes (annotate) in your workbook/reader to better comprehend by finding evidence in your reading selection.
We will also talk about literacy activities outside of reading during our Language Arts instructional time.
 
Spelling: Post test on Monday for C-7. 
Monday: Mini lesson for C-8 - Rule: ow/ou sound; mini lesson, followed by Pretest.
Post test and Spelling booklet due Friday.
NOTE: Post test for C-8 was not taken today. We will take the Post Test for C-8 on Monday.
 
Wednesday: Public Speaking: The Cocks and the Eagle (Aesop's Fable)
1. Listen to Ms. Donahue read each sentence out loud. Follow along as you "whisper read".
2. Listen for the 3 most important or interesting words in the sentence. Underline the three words.
3. You may use pictures or symbols in addition to your 3 words to remember the meaning of the sentence.
4. Outline the whole story using this Key Word Outline
Homework Using your Key word outline for Public Speaking:
1. Look at the 3 words on your outline to silently create a complete sentence.
2. Look up at the audience to state your complete sentence.
3. Look at steps 1-2, Repeat until you have retold the fable.
4. Public Speaking retells will begin next Wednesday (11/18/20)
 
Math:
Extra Practice Lesson 2 - Subtraction with regrouping 100's, 1,000's. Due Tuesday
Extra Practice Lesson 3 - Subtraction with regrouping 10's, 100's 1000's. Due Wednesday
Thursday: Begin Lesson 4.4 Subtraction with Zeros, Let's Practice, Workbook, pp 67-68 due Thursday.
Friday:  Correct Workbook pp 67-68, Extra Practice (Math booklet) Ch4.4 Subtraction with Zeros in class
 
ART:  Owl and Scarecrow face - We will create both pictures for a rough draft. Choose one to draw/color for a final draft.
Due Friday
 
Science: Global Climates: Using colored pencils, color the region based on climate(s).This week we will finish
coloring  North and South America, Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia.
Due Friday
 
Distance Learners: Anything with due dates is to be collected and turned in on Monday. :)
 
 
 
 
 
+++++++Homework for Week of November 2-6, 2020++++++++++
Sacred Story: Lesson 3 Our Meditation time
Scripture prior to Wednesday's Mass:1st Reading: Philippians 2:5-11; Alleluia: Matthew 11:28
Gospel: Luke 14:15-24.
 
Spelling: Begin lesson on C-7, "oi" and "oy" rule, take Pretest, begin Spelling Booklet.
 Due next Monday (no school on Friday)
 
Reading: "The Luck of the Owl"
1. Read the whole story out loud with your best expression.
2. Complete the 5 comprehension questions.
3. Due Wednesday
 
Public Speaking: "The Cocks and the Eagle", an Aesop's fable
1. Listen to Ms. Donahue read each sentence out loud. Follow along as you "whisper read".
2. Listen for the 3 most important or interesting words in the sentence. Underline the three words.
3. You may use pictures or symbols in addition to your 3 words to help you remember the meaning of the sentence.
4. Outline the whole story using this Key Word Outline (we will do this together in class)
Using your Key word outline:
1. Look at the 3 words on your outline to silently create a complete sentence.
2. Look up at the audience to state your complete sentence.
3. Look at steps 1-2, Repeat until you have retold the fable.
 
Math: Chapter 4 Subtraction to 10,000
1. Lesson 1 Subtraction without regrouping
2. Lesson 2 Subtraction with regrouping in the hundreds and thousands
3. Math Booklet to be used after each lesson (1,2,3,4) is completed. Check the workbook which will be corrected in class. 
 
Science: Mystery Lesson 3 - Continue with "Global Climates", color coordinating different climate zones around the world.
 
 
 
 
+++++++Homework for Week of October 19th - 23th,2020++++++++++
 
Religion: In Class: Textbook - Chapter 1 Life of Christ/Ministry

Finish reading aloud in class. Preview Chapter 1 review p. 30. Look at each review item. Find answer in textbook and write down page number

Take the review test this week on a separate piece of paper. Turn in on Monday. 

 

PROJECT: All Saints-Start in Class
1.Draw A full size picture of your Saint on a piece of Art paper or printer paper
2. Recreate your Saint picture on an 11x17" paper, color with pencils or crayons or markers
3. Use Construction paper to create Saints banner.

4. Create an outfit for your Saint. Identify costume parts and props needed for overall look. Write a list of all costume needs

 

Reading: "Friends Helping Friends"

Jared has a busy weekend of finishing his science fair project, but when his friends ask him to help with other things, he doesn't want to disappoint them. Will helping his friends mean he won't finish his project on time?

1. Read Aloud  "Friends Helping Friends" in Class. HW Read whole story with your best expression.

2. Complete 5 comprehension questions Use complete sentences.

3. Complete Vocabulary match handout

Due Wednesday

 

Spelling:

1. C-5 Post test - Long/Short U rules - in class

2. Lesson on Silent e Rule with vowels

3. Take Pretest - Turn into Writing Drawer   Did not do today, pretest tomorrow

4. Begin Spelling Booklet, due Friday

 

Writing: Rewrite  Final Draft "What Makes a Saint?" paragraph on single sheet of paper  

1. Indent

2. double space

3. Capitals and periods

Due Wednesday

 

Public Speaking: Aesop's Fable - "The Boy and the Nuts" on Wednesday during "Performance" time after Lunch Recess. 

 

 Math: 

1. Complete Extra Practice: 3.1 Addition w/o Regrouping. Due Monday in class, turn into Math Drawer
Monday: 2. Begin Ch. 3 Lesson 2: Addition w/Regrouping in Hundreds
-Complete Guided Practice --> Let's Practice --> Homework: Workbook 3.2  pp 49-50 
vocab: regrouping
3. Begin Ch.3 Lesson 3: Addition w/regrouping in 1's, 10,s, 100's
-Learn pp 84-85->Guided practice p. 86
-Let's Practice p. 87
80% or better; workbook pp. 51-54
<80% receive Reteach lesson; then go onto workbook.
-Extra Practice 3.3
4. Ch. 3 Math Journal p. 88
Put on Your Thinking Cap p. 89
workbook pp 55-58
 
Reflex Math: 60 minutes a week. Try your best to earn 4 GREEN LIGHTs a week. 
 
Science: Start on Monday, Finish on Friday
In Mystery 3, students are introduced to the concept of “climate” and explore the world’s five major climates. In the activity, Climate Decoder, students color one part of a world map to figure out the different climates of that region. There are a total of 3 map parts.
Mystery Science Lesson 3, "Why are some places so hot?" will begin on Monday. 
1. You will need from the Big Binder, "Climates in the Americas" handouts for class.
2. You will need the Big Binder, "Climates in the Americas (Fahrenheit)".
3. You will need colored pencils: orange, red, blue

 

 

 

 
 

+++++++Homework for Week of October 12th - 16th, 2020++++++++++

Religion: "What is a Saint?" Rough Draft due Wednesday.                                                Writing:  One Paragraph: Title - What is a Saint? Last week we talked about what is it that makes a person a saint. We wrote notes together to come up with some ideas.
Assignment: (Main idea paragraph with supporting examples)
1. Use your ideas to write a rough draft paragraph to answer the question, "What is a Saint?"
2. Your paragraph should be at least 5 sentences.
3. Organize your ideas in an order where idea sentences are supported with example sentences.
4.. Don't forget to put your name and date on your rough draft, 
5. Indent the first word of your paragraph and
6. Double space instead of single space writing.
Final Draft due Friday

Distance Learners: Final Draft due Monday October 19th. 

 

Reading: "Brotherly Love"
Michael needs to make some extra money to buy a new video game, and with his older brother's help, he'll make enough in no time. But will Michael get his new game or find a way to repay his brother?

1. Read out loud by yourself, "Brotherly Love" with your best expression
2. Complete the 5 Comprehension questions attached to the story.
3. Vocabulary Handout: Match each vocabulary word on the left side of the handout with the definition on the right of the handout.
4. Paragraph writing: Write about a time when you did something kind for a sibling or a friend. (Sequence Paragraph)   Due Wednesday .
Distance Learners: All Reading handouts are to be turned in on Monday October 19th, 2020
 
Spelling:
Spelling rule: short and Long u rules. Take Pretest on Monday .  Write misspelled words on the back of your blue Pretest paper 5x each. If you miss 0-1 words on the Pretest you do not have to take the Post test on Friday. If you miss 2 or more words on the Pretest you must take a Posttest due by Thursday. No School on Friday

Spelling Booklet (after Spelling Pretest) - Word Work: Begin Spelling Booklet C-5 in the Big Binder to complete word work for the week. Due Friday
Distance Learners: Spelling Posttest and Booklet due Monday, October 19th.
 
MATH: 
Chapter 1 Review pp 34-35, "#1-25 Due Tues.
Chapter 1 Test on Wednesday (Completed in class on Tuesday)
WED: Completed in class today:  We began Ch. 3 Addition to 10,000: Quick Check p. 76, Guided practice/Let's Practice p. 78, and Workbook pp 45-48. We will correct Workbook tomorrow. 
THURS: We will take the Pretest for Ch. 3 and begin 3.2 Addition with Regrouping in Hundreds p. 79
 
IXL - 40 minutes each week: Add Facts to 10, Add Facts to 20, Mental Math.
Reflex Math - 60 minutes each week: 4 Green Lights 

Distance Learners: Turn in Chapter 1 Test Prep and Ch. 3 Pretest on Monday, October 19th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Gym
 
Social Studies:
Social Studies Booklet due Wed.
Complete the first 5 pages of the Booklet to prepare for the next Mystery Science lesson called "Global Climates"
Distance Learners: Due October 19th between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.
 
 

 

+++++++Homework for Week of October 5th - 9th, 2020++++++++++

Religion:  Joseph's Coat of Colors: This week, on a piece of 8"x11" paper, you have followed directions and were able to draw a full size picture of Joseph, son of Israel, one of 12 brothers. You learned different ways to make designs on Joseph's coat.
Assignment:
you are to design Joseph's coat and color it with at least 5 different colors. Due Friday

Reading: "The Clear Choice" - Rachel doesn't want her friends to know she has glasses, but when she can't see the board in math class, her teacher gives her the choice of wearing her glasses or moving her seat away from her friends.                                                                                                                                                    1. Read out loud by yourself, "The Clear Choice"
2. Complete the 5 Comprehension questions attached to the story.
3. Unscramble the letters in the word boxes in order to from vocabulary from the story. Write the complete word on the line.  Due Wednesday        All Reading handouts due Monday October 12th, 2020 at the South Gym Classroom

Language Arts: Spelling rule: short and Long o rules. Take Pretest on Monday after 12:00 PM.  Write misspelled words on the back of your blue Pretest paper 5x each. If you miss 0-1 words on the Pretest you do not have to take the Post test on Friday. If you miss 2 or more words on the Pretest you must take a Posttest due Friday

Spelling Booklet (after Spelling Pretest)- Word Work: Begin Spelling Booklet C-4 in the Big Binder to complete word work for the week. The Spelling Scramble worksheet in the Spelling Booklet is an option. You can choose to complete or not to complete. Due Friday 

Math: Math textbook: Let's Practice p. 29 was corrected today. HW - Workbook pp 11-16, Math booklet lesson 1.3. All math work due Monday morning in the 3A  South Gym classroom. 

Writing:  One Paragraph: Title - What is a Saint? Today we talked about what is it that makes a person a saint. We wrote notes together to come up with some ideas. Use your ideas to write a rough draft paragraph to answer the question, "What is a Saint?". Don't forget to put your name and date on your rough draft,  indent and double space instead of single space writing. Rough Draft due Monday. 

 

 
Last week September 28, 29, 30th, 2020++++++++++++

Religion:                                                                                                                                                          This week think of a Saint you would be interested in learning more about for the Saint Project.        Question: "What Saint shall I consider?" you might ask yourself? You could use your first, middle or last name if there is a Saint by that name.                                                                                                   Question: Was I born on a Saint's feast day? Look up "Saint's Feast day and your birthday".           Comment: You might just be interested in a Saint: St. Anthony, St. Stephan, St. John, etc.

 
Reading: read "Rainy Day Fun" out loud with your best expression. 
-Complete comprehension handout: 5 Questions, Complete Vocabulary Word Unscramble Due Wednesday
-Complete Writing the Paragraph: Think of 3 ideas on how you can beat boredom on a rainy day. Each idea needs a following sentence to describe the idea. Final Draft due Wed.    Turn all Reading handouts in Sunday
 
Public Speaking using a Key Word Outline:  "Sea Snakes"
1. For each line in your Key Word Outline (1-6), look silently at the 3 words, numbers or symbols you used and create a meaningful, complete sentence to retell about the article in your mind.
2. Look up at your audience and say out loud the meaningful, complete sentence (without looking at your outline). Go onto line 2.
3. Same thing: look silently at the 3 words, numbers or symbols you wrote down in your key word outline, and create a meaningful, complete sentence to retell about the article in your mind.
4. Then look up at your audience and say out loud the meaningful, complete sentence.
5. Continue this procedure for all six sentences.  We will start hearing more retells on  and Tuesday.
 
 
Spelling: complete Pretest using from C-3 spelling list. After your Pretest begin Spelling Booklet. You may skip the Word Scramble activity this week. Post test and Booklet due Friday.  Turn in post test and booklet on Sunday.
 
Singapore Math: Extra Practice Math booklet pp 5-6  and Math Workbook - bring in on Sun. to check in.
IXL Math
- Finish Diagnostic or clean up recommended skills on IXL Action Plan; at least 40 minutes per week
Reflex Math - 60 minutes per week; try for 4 green lights this week
 
 
++++++++Homework for Week of 9-21-20++++++++++
 
ALL Handouts (Math, Reading Writing and Spelling) due in Blue Folder on Sunday, Sept. 27th at the 3A Portable between 10:15 am and 2:00 pm. 
 
Religion: Sacred Story Lesson 1 Handout (with the hearts) have ready! 
 
-Reflex Math - Sign into Reflex Math and try it out for at least 15 minutes. Try to get to the Green Light! About 15 minutes due Daily!    Weekly Homework: Try for 4 Green Stars each week.
 
-IXL - Homework:
Place Value Skill B1: Go to IXL-> Learning->Topic -> Place Value-> 3rd grade -> B.1 Place value Models up to 1,000's. This skill aligns with Math, Chapter 1 Lesson 1. Due Wednesday
Please Complete the Diagnostic Test for Math and Language Arts, about 10-15 minutes due daily.
 
Continue IXL Place Value Skill B.2, B.3, B.4, B.5 (All Place Value)
Up for a Challenge!?! Complete B.6 and B.7 This is optional, you don't have to do this!
 
Language Arts:
Spelling rule: short e and Long e rules. Take Pretest on Monday after 12:00 PM.  Write misspelled words on the back of your blue Pretest paper 5x each. If you miss 0-1 words on the Pretest you do not have to take the Post test on Friday. If you miss 2 or more words on the Pretest you must take a Posttest due by Friday.
 
Spelling Booklet (after Spelling Pretest)- Word Work: Begin Spelling Booklet C-2 in the Big Binder to complete word work for the week. The Spelling Scramble worksheet in the Spelling Booklet is an option. You can choose to complete or not to complete. Due Friday 
 
Reading: Due Friday "The Perfect Camping Trip" - Be able to read the complete story out loud with great reading expression!
Comprehension handout - 5 items attached to the Story
Unscramble Words from the story. 
Writing: (paragraph writing attached to Reading) Change of plans changes outcome of the story this week. Write about an experience that didn't turn out the way you planned, but was still fun anyway. Due Friday
 
Writing Skills: 
- Outlining - 3A  began a new skill called a Key Word Outline on Tues/Thurs, using an article (handout) called "Sea Snakes".  
Directions on Sea Snakes:
1. For each line in your Key Word Outline (1-6), look silently at the 3 words, numbers or symbols you used and create a meaningful, complete sentence to retell about the article in your mind.
2. Look up at your audience and say out loud the meaningful, complete sentence (without looking at your outline). Go onto line 2.
3. Same thing: look silently at the 3 words, numbers or symbols you wrote down in your key word outline, and create a meaningful, complete sentence to retell about the article in your mind.
4. Then look up at your audience and say out loud the meaningful, complete sentence.
5. Continue this procedure for all six sentences.  We will start hearing retells on Monday and Tuesday.
 
Math: Textbook pp 19 Let's Practice, #1-11 Due Friday
 
Science:
Mystery Science Lesson 1 "Stormy Skies", End of Mystery Assessment (handout). This handout will complete the Science lesson we performed on last Friday (9/18/20). Complete this handout and put in your Blue folder. Due Thursday. 
 
Mystery Science Lesson 2 "Storm Spotter's Guide" will begin on Friday.  You will need from the Big Binder, "Will It Storm" handouts for class. Have your "End of Mystery Assessment" 2 handout ready on Friday to complete after the Science class is over. Due Sunday
 
 
+++++++++Homework for Week of 9-14-20++++++++
 
ALL Handouts (Math, Reading Writing and Spelling) due in Blue Folder on Sunday, Sept. 20th at the 3A Portable between 10:15 am and 2:00 pm. 
 
Religion:
Memorize "The Lord's Prayer". 
 
Math: 
-Chapter 1 Math Pretest - Complete and put back into the "secret envelope". Seal the envelope.
Due Tuesday
-Reflex Math - Sign into Reflex Math and try it out for at least 15 minutes. Try to get to the Green Light! About 15 minutes due Daily!
-IXL - Complete the Diagnostic Test for Math and Language Arts or begin Recommended Skills, about 10-15 minutes daily.
-Textbook - Let's Practice pp 10-11, #1-8 due Friday in class.  80% accuracy is needed for pp. 10-11 to begin Workbook pp. 1-4. Due Monday.
 
Reading: Due Friday
-"The Perfect Camping Trip" - Read this week's story aloud with great expression for reading fluency.
-Reading Handouts: Complete 4 Comprehension questions and Crossword Puzzle. 
Writing:
 
Spelling: Due Friday
-Pretest -Unit 1 Short a and Long a rules. If you make 0-1 mistakes, you do not have to take the Post Test! For any word you miss, write on the back of the Pretest paper 5 times each. If you miss 2 or more of the first 18 words you have to take the Post Test on Thursday. 
-Spelling Booklet - Complete all Word Work activities (the Word Scramble is optional).  
-Spelling Post test - due Thursday. 
 
Science: Due Sunday
Mystery Lesson 1 "Stormy Skies": Complete the Science Lab worksheet "Gas Trap". Put in Blue folder to turn in on Sunday between 10:15 am and 2:00 pm. 
 
 
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Homework for Week of 9-7-20++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"Getting to Know You" due today, but not to worry. I still need a way to explain how to complete the assignment and turn in "with" your child's entries on the assignment. I thought you would complete the assignment using Google docs, turn in and I would see a finished product. The problem is the finished product turned in has been "blank" for most of the students.

 
Religion: Memorize the Lord's Prayer.
  1.  Reading: Uncovered Treasure - Read aloud the whole story with expression. Comprehension questions (5) due, Vocabulary due Sunday at Drop Off
  2.  Writing: Topic: Write about a time when you outgrew something you played with when you were younger. Final Draft due Sunday at Drop Off 
  3. Spelling: We will start Unit 1 on Monday.
  4. Science: "I Wonder" handout - Draw your hand and write 1, or 2, or 3 questions on your Mystery Science handout. Due Sunday at Drop off 

Math: Text book p. 4, #1-14 Quick Check, due Monday in class @11:00 am

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 12th, 2020
"St. Gregory the Great"
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  School will be closed until April 24th, 2020 until otherwise scheduled by Governor Inslee.
 
Hi 3A Families: Today I put together a number of handouts for your child to work on for at least the next two weeks. I tried to date them for what's due the first week and what's due by the end of March. I will be sending a letter to lay out what was sent home to you via Mr. McCoy under the 3rd grade level on the school website. My email is donahue@sasr.org
 
I will have my computer with me if you need to contact me for any reason. Stay safe.
Sincerely,
Kathleen Donahue
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homework
+++++++++++++++++Week of March 9-12 (adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
Religion: A handout for Lent includes a word search and put words in ABC order.
 
3A is creating a Lenten journey where we will add an activity once a week to an ongoing project. This week Sr. Bea will talk to the students about vocations in our Catholic Faith.(she was not able to make it to our class last week) We will finish the week with preparing for Mass previewing Gospel Scripture.
 
Reading: Read aloud for 15 minutes each day, including 2-3 minutes out loud, with good expression for fluency. 
 
Writing:
"Whales" Article: While at home you are to complete the following:
1. Key word outline (3 most important words from each sentence)
2. Rough draft including 3 dress-ups: strong verb, -ly word, and a who or a which clause. Have a parent or older sibling edit your paper by following the checklist.
3. Final draft in ink
4. Due Monday or when we come back to school.
 
Outstanding writing due: "Penguins" and "Boy and the Walnuts"
 
 
Spelling Pre test on /f/ sound including the following rules: "f", "ph", "ough"; posttest on Thursday.  C-9 Spelling packets due on Thursday.
 
Math: 
Be sure to work on 6x, 7x, 8x on IXL and any multiplication facts previously studied (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x). We will continue to review and practice Commutative property: 4x5=5x4, and Associative Property: (2x5)x4=2x(5x4).
 
Socials: This week we will begin our unit on Northwest Indians. Today we started Unit 29: Northwest Region using our Geography Atlas. Tuesday-Friday we will explore more about the land and water.
 
3 Native American Tribes in Washington State are:
Nooksack, Chinook and Salish. 
With your parents permission look up one or all of these tribes to find the following:
3-5 designs that you might draw on a longhouse, a totem pole, a cape or vest. 
The animal totem for one of the Native American tribes. Draw a design of that animal totem.
We've been watching
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of February 24-28(adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
Religion: This week we will focus on the Season of Lent. Today we read Scripture with a theme of ashes, repentance, and abstinence from the Books of Genesis, Job and Daniel. Tomorrow we will continue to read and discuss Ash Wednesday to begin Lent. Friday we will review Scripture Matthew 4:1-11, for the upcoming Mass on Saturday or Sunday. 
 
Reading: Read 15 minutes each night, using the last 3 minutes to read out loud for fluency. Realistic Fiction Postcard Book Report due on Friday. 
 
Writing: Spelling - "oy", "oi" rule. Spelling packet due and post test on Friday. We will continue writing retells of shorter articles to include a key word outline, retell orally to a partner, and write a rough draft to include the following dress ups: strong verb, who-which clause, and an -ly word (adverb) to describe a verb. A final draft will carry over to next week.
 
Science: We will conduct a Science lab this week to complete our unit on Invisible Forces: forces, motion magnets. Tomorrow's lab will be to engineer a lock for a door using a magnet. The rest of the week we will prep for and complete a Science test by Thursday or Friday.
 
Math: This week we will be conducting mini Math workshops to review and practice multiplication fact fluency.  Today we filled in a 100's chart to reveal multiplication facts from last year and some from this year in that we are already fluent. 
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of February 18-21(adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
 
Religion: 
The Introductory Rite (Opening Song/Procession, Greeting, Kyrie (Lord have mercy...), Penitential Rite (I confess .....) and Opening Prayer. As well as a review of the 
Liturgy of the Word (1st Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia), Gospel, Homily, Prayers of the Faithful (Intentions) and Profession of Faith (I believe in 1 God...)). 
 
Writing: Finish Week 9 in Fix It (editing), Finish Rough draft or Final draft of Boy and the Nuts (Aesop's Fable), Spelling packet (silent e rule), cursive (f, y, and v)
 
Reading: This week focus on Realistic Book Report poster (to be completed at home). Follow directions on Green Handout. Reading for fluency and comprehension: Abraham Lincoln
 
Math: Chapter 6 Lesson 1: Commutative property (2x3=3x2), Associative property (2x2x5=2x2x5 = 20) and a Math packet on 6x. 
 
Science: Wrap up Unit on Force, Friction and Magnetism. This week's question: Can You Unlock a Door with a Magnet?
 
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of February 10-13(adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
Religion:  We completed Ch. 15 The Seven Sacraments. You are able to say all seven  Sacraments and might remember the categories: Christian Initiation (3), Healing (2) and Service or Mission (2). God's grace, which is being able to share in the life and love of God, increases each time we celebrate a Sacrament. 
Writing:  First students were able to rewrite a final draft to Cocks and the Eagle. It was their 2nd rewrite before submitting a final draft. They've learned that a final draft must be written in their best handwriting, otherwise it will look like a rough draft. Next week Students will be rewriting "The Boy and the Walnuts" retell paragraph. This assignment has an option of changing details, such as the characters, the setting, the problem and the events leading up to a conclusion. The moral of this story will stay the same, "You may have to give up some to get what you wish for."
 
Spelling Packet:
 
Reading: Finishing up the Cinderella stories using a comparative organizer of the story elements, Venn Diagram to discover simalarities and differences, and finally elements of a Fairy Tale before we go to our Field Trip to see the play, Snow White. We have a version of Snow White to be read aloud to the class before the Field Trip.
 
Math: Ch. 6 Commutative Properties of Multiplication (2x3=3x2), Multiplicative properties of 1 and 0, followed by Associative property of Multiplication (Thurs) (2x2x5=2x2x5 = 20)
 
Science: Science Lab  and assessment on Magnets demonstrated the force of both push and pull that magnets have when they attract or repel without touching each other.
 
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of February 3-7 (adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
Religion: 3A has been learning about the 4 parts of the Mass, especially the Liturgy of the Word. We will break down the Liturgy of the Eucharist into 3 parts: preparation of the Gifts, Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite. We will also begin reading Ch.15 - Introduction to the Sacraments. 
 
Writing: This week 3A will be writing a final draft to the Aesop's fable, "A Boy and the Walnuts. Strong verbs are our focus in grammar this week. Try to think of a stronger verb than the first one that pops into your mind while you write this week. 
EX:  run/gallop,      look/search or investigate,      find/discovered,    said/suggested
 
Reading: Today 3A will be received the poster and rubric to complete their Realistic Fiction book  report. We will also finish reading Yeh Shen (Chinese Cinderella)
 
Math: It's all about fluency!! How to use your multiplication fact card: practice your facts on your multiplication card. If you don't have one at home, make a new one by randomly writing a list on numerals 1-9 on a piece of paper. Draw a line over the top number so you can decide which set of math facts to practice. Have someone time how
many seconds it takes to say all nine facts correctly as fast as you can. Here's how to score: 5-15 seconds = Gold,    16-30 seconds = Silver,   31-45 seconds = Bronze and 46-60+ seconds = Ribbon.. Your goal is to get the Gold. If you get Gold, go for Platinum by saying all 9 facts in 10 seconds, and finally go for Diamond in stating all 9 facts in 5 seconds. Stating 9 multiplication facts in five seconds will definitely demonstrate "fluency".
 
It's all about math facts in multiplication: Ch. 6 covers 6x, 7x, 8x, and 9x. Practice your math facts! Use your math multiplication practice cards (or make a new one) to be fluent with all your multiplication facts. We start Chapter 6 tomorrow (Wednesday).
 
Science: We will continue the unit of study on forces: gravity, friction, and magnetism. Tomorrow we will conduct a science lab on friction using a variety of materials to determine which material has the most/least amount of friction sliding down a cardboard slide.
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of January 27-31 (adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
Social Studies: map scale worksheet. Due tomorrow
 
Religion:  3A reviewed the 4 parts of the Mass and broke down parts of the Liturgy of the Word to include: 1st reading, 2nd reading, Alleluia, Gospel, Homily, Intentions, Creed
 
Writing: This week students will write a final draft in black or blue ink pen following a composition checklist (rubric). Final compositions will be evaluated on use of conventions, sentence fluency and word choice.
 
Math:  Students working hard on Estimation to the nearest 100's, knowing the difference between rounding and front end estimation, and mental math in addition and subtraction.Tomorrow the plan is to go over the Chapter 2 review in your textbook and be ready for the test on Monday. 
IXL Practice (20 min/week): Multiplication facts - 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x. If ready 6x, 7x, and 8x. Estimation to nearest 10's, 100's.
 
Reading: The Winter Book Report. Students will be allowed to discover a "realistic fiction" book during this week to decide and get teacher approval by Monday, 2-3-20.  Students will receive the poster rubric then. February 28th will be the due date for a poster project. 
 
Science: Today we watched a video to answer the question, "How can you slide down a slide faster?"  Students need to try to answer the question using the following vocabulary: force, gravity and friction.
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++Week of January 21-24 (adjusted daily)+++++++++++++++++
 
 
Religion: Last week most students finished memorizing the Apostles Creed. This week we will be learning parts of the Mass to include: The Introductory Rite, The Liturgy of the Word, The Liturgy of the Eucharist,  and The Concluding Rite. Tell some one about the "secret code" we will use during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Hint: What will you do with your hands when Fr. Jack says, "Take this all of you and eat from it. This is my Body."
 
Writing: Today students completed their rough draft of Aesop's fable, "Two Cocks and the Eagle", practicing the skill of combining two idea phrases  a from their key word outline and using at least one "who or which" clause and one adverb (-ly word).
 A rough draft of the non fiction article, "Sea Snakes", was turned in Wednesday. 
 
 
Last week 3A learned about the elements of fairy tales (a common beginning and ending, good vs bad characters, poverty, royalty, and magic). We will finish reading Cinderella and Begin Shen Yen, a Chinese version of Cinderella and compare the two stories for similarities and differences.
 
Math: Finishing up Ch. 2, Mental Math. Need to complete estimating vs exact answers and "front-end" estimating before the Chapter 2 test. Next we will be working on Multiplication facts for 6x, 7x, and 8x.
 
Science: 3A is completing a unit on Invisible Forces.  Today we viewed a video about 3 different bridge structures: pillar, arch and suspension. Watch out for these different bridge structures and identify them to your friends and family.
*This week your child may ask parents to review a quiz taken last week. We went over the answers so your child can tell you about the quiz. Parents please review if your child has a score of 11.5 or less on their quiz. Sign the quiz and return the quiz by Friday for an additional increase in their grade. 
 
IXL: this week starts a new 2-week period. Students need to practice math skills for 20 minutes each week; 40 minutes for each two-period. The more you practice the better you get. Firm up your multiplication skills especially in 3x and 4x. 
 
Homework packet due Friday.
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++Week of January 13-17 (adjusted daily)++++++++++
Religion:Memorize Apostles Creed for the month of January.We used a worksheet to look up all the Bible scripture where parts of the Apostles Creed are located. The prayer to be memorized is on the handout.
 
Writing: This week we worked on combining two sentences using a "who" and/or a "which" clause, aka "appositives", to introduce students to complex sentence structures. Our current writing piece has to do with the Aesop's Fable, "The two Roosters and the Eagle".
 
In class, we are also working on editing, punctuation, and writing composition. Our latest writing piece has to do with "Sea Snakes".
 
Reading: This week we've talked about story elements and Fairy Tale story elements to prepare for our field trip to see "Snow White". We will be reading Cinderella and Yen Shen (Chinese Cinderella) next week.  Read at night for 15 minutes.  
 
Math:
Today we used number lines to round 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. New Math Vocab words this week: estimate, rounded, overestimate, reasonable
 
Science: Hopper Popper Activity in class this week demonstrating "force", which is a push or a pull. Put on your Scientist hat (make believe) and begin to notice or observe any time you see a force (a push or a pull).
EX: making your bed - do you "pull" or "push" the blankets to the top of your bed to straighten them out?
EX: removing your plate from the dinner table - do you "pull" or "push" your plate up to take it to the kitchen after dinner?
EX: putting on your shoes - do you "pull" or "push" your feet into your shoes when you put them on?
 
Homework packet due today, Friday. 
 
 
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++ Week of January 6-10 (adjusted daily) +++++++++
 
 
Writing: For some students, please check at home to locate your C-3 spelling packet. Thanks. 
Yesterday we Spelling Pretest today - Long o and short o rules. 
Tomorrow we will begin Spelling packet for C-4: Long o, short o rules.
 
Reading: 20 minutes each night. Spend a few minutes reading aloud.
 
Math: No Math today, Mr. Pre came to talk about Social Emotional Learning
Review Handout, 2.2 Subtraction with Mental Math, due today. This assignment was begun in class.
 
 
Science:  We'll be starting a new unit on "Force". Today we learned what a force is: a push or a pull. We "felt the force of friction" by rubbing our hands together and found out  the "force of gravity" pulls us down to the Earth. We continued our lesson on building a "Hopper Bopper" to demonstrate "force". 
 
Homework packet: due Friday
 
++++++++++++++ Week of December 16th-20th +++++++(unless otherwise noted)
 
No Homework Packet this week.
 
Religion: Continue to work on Saints poster.  Directions and a rubric came with the poster template on green paper. The project also included directions for the students to perform a speech. This project is due tomorrow December 17th. Public Speaking begins tomorrow (Tues.) and Thursday.
 
Reading: 15 minutes each day with some reading aloud.
 
Math:  Last week we began Ch. 2 Mental Math with Addition. Today we practiced with 2-3 two-digit numbers by Subtracting them with the strategies we've learned.
Strategies: Subtract the tens place first, then the ones place. Then add those two numbers together.  Or, subtract the ones place first then the tens place, then add those two numbers together.
 
Singapore offers a third strategy. Round the number to be subtracted to the tens place. Then add the difference of the rounded number (50) and the actual number (47) to the result. See below:
EX: 92 - 47 =? ---> 92 - 50 = 42(result)   ---> 42+3=45.  So, 92 - 47 = 45
                                                          (50          =      47    +     3)
 
IXL: 20 minutes this week in the areas of:
2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x.
Addition and Subtraction to 10,000 - computation and story problems. 
Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Subjects and Predicates. Prefixes and suffixes.
 
Spelling TEst on Wednesday. Spelling Packets due Wednesday
Math: p. 48 handout due tomorrow. Assignment started in class.
Writing: Letter "k" due tomorrow. Assignment started in class.
Learning Grade will end Friday.
 
 
 
++++++++++++++ Week of December 2nd-6th++++++++++(unless otherwise noted)
 
Religion: Today the students will bring home a poster template to complete for their saint. Directions and a rubric will come with the poster template on green paper. The project also includes directions for the students to perform a speech. This project is due December 17th. 
 
Writing:  Did not Do!! due to the Reconciliation Service to all 3rd and 4th grade students. Spelling test tomorrow: short e and long e: wrench, hello, yellow, bread, kept, better, sentence, eggshell, medal, metal, remember, reading, peaches, peace, piece, east, west, many, special. Challenge words: special, beanstal
 
Reading: 15 minutes each day with some reading aloud.
 
Math: Today we continued to practice a new way to round numbers and estimate for sums and differences. 
IXL: 20 minutes this week in the areas of:
2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x.
Addition and Subtraction to 10,000 - computation and story problems. 
Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Subjects and Predicates. Prefixes and suffixes.
 
Social Studies: Students learned Cardinal Directions (NE, SE, NW, SW) and to apply this new knowledge to read a map. 
 
Homework packet due Friday
 
Advent: Read about St. Nicholas whose feast day is today!
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Thanksgiving, 2019++++++++++++++++
 
IF YOU GET BORED OR DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO OVER THE HOLIDAY, TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THESE IDEAS TO GET ENGAGED WITH LEARNING!!!
:) 
 
Science: What kind of clouds are in the sky? What direction are they coming? Are there different kinds of clouds bringing better weather or more of the same?
 
 
 
Follow up on Activities from the booklet we decorated , yesterday the one with the word search and today (chain) shhhh.....don't tell anyone!!! Or share with your family!
 
Religion:

Thanksgiving Blessing from 3A

What Are You Thankful For?

 

Jesus Christ and His Love

Family and home

My Life

Personality

Food and Water

Pet Animals

Funny Teacher

Classmates and Friends

Games

Clothes

Northwest

Imperfection
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++November 18-22, 2019
+++ Watch daily as some homework may be added
Narrative Writing - "My Favorite Experience"
Think about a Favorite topic of yours to write about.  Some favorite ideas are:
favorite vacation trip, a new pet, time with Grandpa and Grandma (or other favorite relative or friend), sleepover, camping trip, fishing trip, getting a special present, receiving a sacrament. . .
 
Homework packet due Friday.
 
Math - IXL: 20 minutes each week. I'll be checking the total number of IXL minutes on Saturday. Total = at least 40 minutes; Sunday starts the next two week period of time for IXL minutes.
 
Reading - At least 15 minutes, once out loud to an adult or older sibling/relative each week.
 
Grandparents Tea is November 22nd. Please check the list of people and times they are assigned. If you have any questions to add someone to the list, please contact Mr. McCoy at mccoy@sasr.org 
 
Canned Food for the We Scare Hunger drive. Thank You! 206/300 and counting today. Thanks!
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++November 14, 2019
Homework Packet due Friday
 
 
 
 
Math - IXL: 20 minutes each week. I'll be checking the total number of IXL minutes on Saturday. Total = at least 40 minutes; Sunday starts the next two week period of time for IXL minutes.
 
Reading - At least 15 minutes, once out loud to an adult or older sibling/relative each week.
 
Grandparents Tea is November 22nd. Please check the list of people and times they are assigned. If you have any questions to add someone to the list, please contact Mr. McCoy at mccoy@sasr.org 
 
Canned Food for the We Scare Hunger drive. Thank You! +2 today Thanks!
 
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++November 5, 2019
Religion: Saints Project: Students received a Saints report Organizer today for their research on their Saint.
 
- After getting permission, use the internet to find the following information on your saint:
-miracles
-quotes (something your Saint actually said)
-copy a prayer to your Saint. EX: Hail Mary
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes
 
Math: Finish 8 story problems on math handout. Due tomorrow
IXL: at least 20 minutes each week: to include Math facts: Add, Subtract, Multiply by 2's, 5's, 10's, 3's, and/or 4's
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++November 4, 2019
Religion: Saints Project:
 
- After getting permission, use the internet to find the following information on your saint:
-miracles
-quotes (something your Saint actually said)
-copy a prayer to your Saint. EX: Hail Mary
Writing: the letter "f". Use your time well. Writing is an art form :)
 
IXL: 20 minutes each week. We talked in class how you can break down the minutes and yes, you may work more than 20 minutes. Please include the practice of the following Multiplication facts: 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, and 4x. 
 
Read: at least 15 minutes each night.
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++November 1, 2019
No Homework this weekend for all 3rd grade saints!!
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 31, 2019
 
No Homework tonight except for Homework Packet which is due tomorrow, Friday
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 30,2019
Read for 15 minutes, at least
 
Religion: We had our last rehearsal today for the All Saints program. The children were "Academy Award Winning" with their parts and actions. Mr. McCoy took pictures of all 3rd grade Saints in the church.  

 
Math: We will correct the Chapter 3 Review tomorrow and prepare for a test on Friday.
 
Make as many 4 digit numbers out of these following numbers:
 
                                                3     5     9     2     0     7
 
We made some in class today: 3592, 3590, 3597, 5920, 5207, 5702, 9207, 9720
You may work with another person at home. Count how many you can make. It's a hard activity to stop! :)  
 
 
Reading:  Up to  7 more Book Report Presentations will be happening tomorrow and Friday.
Finish up storyboards/cards and practice for presentations tomorrow.
 
Homework Packet due Friday.
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ October 25, 2019
Religion: We pre-read the Scripture for this Sunday's Gospel, "the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector", Luke 8:9-14. The students also saw a short video of the parable to prepare for Sunday's Mass.
 
Reading: Read aloud to an adult tonight, or older sibling.
 
Finish up storyboards and practice for presentations  Monday.
 
We will continue Book Report Presentations on Monday. The whole class will make observations and offer feedback in the following areas: poise (confidence), voice (volume to be heard by all), life (shows emotion and passion), eye contact (look at everyone), gestures (uses hands/facial expressions), speed (not too fast or slow). We will continue tomorrow with more presentations.
 
Math: Continuing with Ch. 3 Addition to 10,000. Students have regrouped at the hundreds tens and ones place. We will finish up lesson 3 on Monday and begin preparing for the Ch. 3 Test next week.
 
Science:  Next - Stormy weather test next week.
Absent students got caught up with Science lab.
Students designed a house to withstand heavy winds. Clever ideas were used by future "construction engineers" to stabilize their houses. Talk to the family about your science lab highlights.
 
Saint's Costume: Saints costumes were due this week!!
Rehearsal today in the church for the All Saints program was great! Students were quiet in the church, actively listened to Mrs. Corbin's and my directions and performed with distinction! We are off to a great start! Thanks third graders!!
 
Continue sending in canned food. We appreciate 3A generosity!!
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 21, 2019
Reading: Fiction Chapter book report due October 22, 2019
-have storyboard completed with pictures and captions for each box
-get a set of 8 notecards to present book to the class
 *write notes on notecards to be able to present book report to class the last week of October.
 
Math:
Tomorrow we will play a math game called Snap a Thousand. You will need to know all your add facts to 10 (EX: 1+9=10,  2+8=10, 3+7=10.....) hint: there are 9 of these facts in all. 10+0=10, 0+10=10 are not needed
 
Also: practice addition facts to 20 to help computation skills for Ch. 3 Addition to 10,000.
 
Science: We began Lesson 4, the last of 4 lessons for Stormy Weather. I've kept the students' worksheets because there will be a Science test over the 4 lessons, for review.
 
Religion: We finished up our banners today. Now you need to start gathering clothing, materials (crown, sword, palm leaf, etc.) for your costume. 
 
Homework packet: pages 25-28 this week; due Friday.
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 18, 2019
 
Reading: Fiction Chapter book report due October 22, 2019
-have storyboard completed with pictures and captions for each box
-get a set of 8 notecards to present book to the class
 *write notes on notecards to be able to present book report to class the last week of October.
         
 
Math: practice addition facts to 20 to help computation skills for Ch. 3 Addition to 10,000.
practice 10x, 2x, and 5x multiplication facts for fluency
 
 
 
WE SCARE HUNGER: canned food drive - thanks for our latest total amount at 39/300!
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 10, 2019
 
No Homework this weekend!  Language Usage MAPs test on Tuesday, 10/15/19
 
But....... If you want to do something, you can:
I'm Done Reading my Chapter Book!!! Start storyboard. Use information handout and follow directions. Practice pictures and sentences before drawing/writing them on your story board.
 
OR
 
Practice drawing a picture of your Saint for our banners next week.
 
OR
 
Practice your 2x, 5x, 10x math facts for fluency!!  :)   :)   :) 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 9, 2019
 
Math: handout "Special Number" and handout from Mrs. Murphy (subtraction facts) if you received one
Reading: Reading Practice book pp. 21-22 : time was given in class to start this assignment
 
Finish reading Chapter book
 
I'm Done Reading my Chapter Book!!! Start storyboard. Use information handout and follow directions. Practice pictures and sentences before drawing/writing them on your story board.
 
Saints Project: Due 10/8: Full body picture of your Saint (in color if possible). Research of Saint: Birthdate, when they died date, Feast Day and Patronage (music, wisdom)
 
Homework packet: page 19-20 (3rd-4th  page).  Completed homework packet due Thursday. There is no school on Friday.  :) If you need more time. Return packet on Monday
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 4, 2019
 
 
Math: We're finishing up Ch. 1 Counting Numbers: Ch. 1 Test will happen either Wed/THurs/or Friday 
 
Math Multiplication Facts:practice your 2x, 5x, and 10x with your number cards (the ones we made in class) for fluency
We need to be thinking about our 3x and 4x
Reading: read your fiction chapter book for at least 15 minutes; read aloud once a week to an adult
 
Saints Project:
1. Most All Reflection paragraphs have been turned in!!!!!
2. due date Oct. 8th, this coming Tuesday: a picture of your Saint (full body), and basic research to include: birthdate, death date, patronage, and feast day.
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++October 2nd, 2019
 
No Homework tonight; MAPs Testing tomorrow in Reading. Sleep well tonight and have a great breakfast in the morning!!
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++September 30, 2019
 
Saints Project: All Saints have been selected!
Also: Picture of your Saint needs to be found and printed by Oct. 8th.
             -Look for full body images; print as large as you can on a full sheet of paper
           Research: basic info - birth, death, feast day, and patronage by Oct. 8th   
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes, at least once a week aloud to an adult.
 
Book Report: You need to choose a fiction chapter book for the book report due Oct. 22nd. You need to bring in your book for teacher approval by Oct. 1st.
 
 
HOMEWORK packet (pages 13-16) p. 13 due tonight; all packet completed by Friday.
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 26, 2019
 
 
Homework packet p. 4; completed homework packet due tomorrow, Friday.
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 25, 2019
Pictures: on October 4th, Friday; please get your picture money turned in. Thank you!
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes, at least once a week aloud to an adult.
 
Book Report: You need to choose a fiction chapter book for the book report due Oct. 22nd. You need to bring in your book for teacher approval by Oct. 1st.
 
Homework packet p. 3; completed homework packet due Friday.
 
 
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 24, 2019
Pictures: on October 4th, Friday; please get your picture money turned in. Thank you!
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes, at least once a week aloud to an adult.
 
Religion: A Saints Reflection handout is came home last night. The class came up with some ideas and each student should have written down 4 ideas. Please read over the handout with your parent and ask them to help you come up with examples to tell more about each idea. We wrote down some examples. See handout notes on the backside of the copy being sent home.  A paragraph of your writing was due today. Please complete and turn in. 
 
Homework packet p. 2; completed homework packet due Friday.
 
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 23, 2019
 
Religion: A Saints Reflection handout is coming home tonight. The class came up with some ideas and each student should have written down 4 ideas. Please read over the handout with your parent and ask them to help you come up with examples to tell more about each idea. We wrote down some examples. See handout notes on the backside of the copy being sent home.  A paragraph of your writing is due tomorrow.
 
Homework packet: do p. 1 of the homework packet tonight. 
 
Reading: Read at least 15 minutes each night and at least one of those nights read aloud to an adult.
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 20, 2019
Religion: Finish this sentence: "The Kingdom of God is......."
Ask your family how they would complete this sentence.
 
Math: 
Be fluent with 2x, 5x and 10x.
Also practice subtraction facts up to 20. 
EX: 20 - 2 = 18,       20 - 14 = 6,       20 - 10 = 10,    20 - 7 = 13
   
Reading: 15 minutes each night, aloud to an adult at least once a week.
 
Science: Saturday will be sunny with a high of 69 degrees
This weekend: On a warm sunny morning, pour some water on the pavement to make a puddle. Mark the circumference of the puddle with a chalk line. Check on the puddle — once an hour, if you can manage it. Each time you check it, draw a new outline around the puddle.

 

Discuss with your family:

  • Where did the water go?
  • If the weather was cold, do you think the puddle would disappear faster or slower? Why do you think that?
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 19, 2019 - TONIGHT
 
Homework Packet due Friday (tomorrow)
Math: Workbook pp 1-4 due tomorrow. Some students were able to complete in class.
Reading: Read 15 minutes each night, aloud to an adult at least once a week.
Emergency Kits: Still need 3 kits if you plan to prepare one for your child.
 
 
 
++++++++++++++++++++++++September 18, 2019
 
Read for 15 minutes each night, aloud to an adult at least once a week
Homework packet: p. 3 or complete early; Packet due by Friday, 9-20-19
Science Question: What are the 3 States of Matter? Ask 3 people in your family or friends. Remember the 3 answers: S_ _ _ _, L _ _ _ _ _ and G _ _
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 17, 2019
 
Read for 15 minutes each day: at least one day per week, aloud to an adult
Math: Skip count by 3's, color the picture, turn in Wednesday
Homework Packet: at least one page per night; due Friday
Emergency Kits: Almost all kits have been turned in. Send yours in as soon as you can. Thanks!
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 16, 2019
Read for 15 minutes, at least one day per week, aloud to an adult
 
Homework Packet comes home tonight: at least one page per night; due Friday
 
Science Handout: Weather Conditions for the Week.  Tomorrow: What will the weather be like on your Birthday?
 
Emergency Kits: Almost all kits have been turned in. Send yours in as soon as you can. Thanks!
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 13, 2019 
Religion: God's Love for us as we are important to Him. The class had great questions about God. Do you remember one of the questions?
 
Reading: Read aloud to an adult at least once a week for 15 minutes.
 
Science: Today we talked about making observations about weather: Signs to look for are: the Sun, the wind, rain or snow, and what people are wearing.
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 12, 2019
 
Reading: 15 minutes each night
Spelling: write each misspelled spelling word 5 times each. Staple to your pretest, turn in tomorrow
Homework Packet:  due tomorrow, Friday
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 11, 2019
Bring $$ for the Book Fair tomorrow. We will go to the Book Fair as a class
 
Reading: At least15 minutes each day
 
Homework Packet: p. 3 is due by tomorrow; completed 4 pages due Friday. If completed early bring back to school
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 10, 2019
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes each night
 
Homework packet: Page 1 was begun and mostly completed. Try to complete p. 2 for homework tonight. All pages are due this Friday.
 
Handout: "ABC Order" spelling words
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 9, 2019
 
Math: Practice the multiplication facts for the following for fluency: 2's, 5's, and 10's.
Getting ahead: we will begin multiplication facts for 3's next.
 
Read: Read aloud for at least 15 minutes each night. 
 
Writing: Storm story - think of 3 events that happened during the Saturday night lightning and thunder storm. At the end of the storm, how did you feel? Happy? Sad? Relief?
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 6, 2019 Planners come home tonight!!
 
Computer Permission slips are coming home tonight to get signed by the parents. Please return tomorrow so you can play the computer games in Technology class. Great job parents!! So far 16/19 permission slips turned. Keep them coming!! Thanks!!
 
Emergency Kits: 9/19 kits turned in so far!! Please send in your Emergency Kits when you can or bring them in next week at Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 12th, at 6:30 pm.
 
Reading: Read at least 15 minutes per night. Read out loud with good expression, when you can, to increase your reading fluency.
 
Math: Handout on Place Value. Most students finished their work in class
 
Religion: Vocabulary review - 
 
Blessed Trinity: Three persons in One G_ _.
Divine = describing G _ _.
Repent = turn away from s _ _ and ask God for help to live a good life.
Incarnation = God the Son (Jesus) became m _ _.
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 5, 2019
 
 
Religion: Finish the Color Sheet Map, "The Map of Israel". I will assess for following directions and your choice of colors used on the rest of the map.
 
Writing: If you didn't complete the ABC writing paper in class, write each letter one time and return paper tomorrow. Take your time please.
 
Reading: Read each night for 15 minutes. Try to read out loud because I am going to listen to you read to me sometime tomorrow or next week. 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 4, 2019
Religion: Question - What color vestment did Fr. Jack wear today? What two ideas does that color represent? (hint: the Trinity, and it can burn)
 
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes per night. I will be assessing your reading fluency by hearing you read out loud for at least one minute. As you read at night begin practicing reading out loud during your reading time.
 
Math: Practice multiplication facts: 2's, 5's, and 10's for fluency. 
Practice add facts to 20 for fluency.
 
 
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++September 3, 2019
 
Reading: 15 minutes. Try to read out loud as much as possible for reading fluency.
 
IXL - Students will be receiving IXL passwords this week. Computer class will begin with the first 10 minutes of IXL math skill practice.
 
Socials: Tomorrow we will have a "Getting to Know You" art activity about my favorite food and color, my hobby, my birthday and my pets. If you don't have any pets, which pet would you like to have at home? Something to talk about! :)
 
 
Handouts: 
I sent home a couple of handouts on the top of a booklet that starts with the 3A class schedule, for you to read through, fill in for pertinent information and check off for volunteer opportunities. On the front handout there is a box for you to check off when you have gone over the routines and procedures with your child.
 
 
In the booklet there is information about routines and procedures. The class and I have begun to talk items in the booklet and will view throughout the week.  If you could fill in the box on the front page of information to let me know you have read over this information, I would appreciate it. Keep the booklet at home and bring it in with you on Curriculum Night, Thursday night, 9-12-19, at 6:30 pm. I left the last two pages of the booklet for any notes/questions you may want to bring up at the meeting.
Thank you!