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3rd May 20 2017 Homeroom

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Dear Third Grade parents,

What a joy your children have been this year!  This is such an eager group of students-eager to learn, eager to help, eager to please, and eager to love God!  As the school year comes to a close, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your children with me.  Your children have been a huge part of my life this year and I have enjoyed them.  I have done my best to keep them safe and happy and to help them learn all third grade has to offer.

Thank you for supporting my efforts.  Thank you for taking the time to read and sign all the emails, notes, and forms that have come home.  Thank you for reading with your child and helping them with homework or projects.  And last but not least thank you for loving your child.

Have a wonderful summer!  Enjoy your children as I have this school year!

God bless you!

Mrs. Cornett

 

  • This is the last week of school with an 11:00 dismissal on Friday!
  • We will use this week to do some fun end of the year reading and writing, reflecting on our school year!
  • We will finish up our unit on perimeter and area with some fun projects,
  • We will finish up our famous heroes by creating a class timeline,
  • And we will reflect on our faith growth!

Please encourage your child to continue to read to reach his or her Reading Counts goal.  We will celebrate with a popcorn and movie party on Thursday for those who have met their goal!

3rd May 14 2017 Homeroom

week of 5/15

Important info for this week:

  • Friday is Field Day!  This is a noon dismissal day!  Wear length-appropriate shorts and fast shoes!
  • Next Friday, 5/26, is the last day of school!  11:00 dismissal!

Spelling:

Cried, cities, puppies, hurried, stories, flies, parties, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies

Last week for spelling!  Changing the y to an i to add es or ed.

Religion:

Adoration this week on Thursday.

Math:

Finishing up graphing with a test on Tuesday.  Moving on to perimeter to finish out the school year.

3rd May 03 2017 Homeroom

Week of 5/8

 

Important info for the remainder of the school year (wow.... how the year has flown!)

PLEASE CHECK CLASS PAGE, TABLET, AND EMAILS FOR UPDATES AS NEW INFO IS ADDED!  A LOT OF FUN, ACTIVITIES, AND LEARNING OCCURS THIS TIME OF YEAR!

  • We will have visitor on Wednesday!  Mrs. Zoellner, the third grade teacher for next year, will spend the day with us.  We welcome her!
  • The biography book report is due on Wednesday, 5/12!
  • Field Day on Friday, 5/19.  Contact school if you can help with this fun day!  This is a noon dismissal day!
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ON MAY 26!  11:00 dismissal

Spelling:

permission, confession, vision, action, quotation, nation, combination, question, attention, decision, dinosaur, quadrilateral

Some challenging words that end in the suffix -tion or -sion and two science and math words.

Religion:

We read petitions and bring forward gifts at Mass this week.  This week we will focus on Mary, our Mother, the special names she has, and how she helps us.

ELA:

We will read a new story called Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs.  It is an informational text about how science and discovery has changed our ideas about dinosaurs.  We will work on comprehension and comparison and contrast.  

We will have a vocab quiz on Friday.  Here is a quizlet link to study  https://quizlet.com/75702494/boy-were-we-wrong-about-dinosaurs-flash-cards/ 

Math:

We will conclude our graphing chapter with a test on Thursday.  We will also conduct a classroom survey and graph the data and interpret the results.  

Social Studies:

The remainder of the school year, we will focus on individuals who have changed communities and regions of the US.

3rd May 03 2017 Homeroom

Week of 5/8

We will have a vocab quiz on Friday.  Here is a quizlet link to study  https://quizlet.com/75702494/boy-were-we-wrong-about-dinosaurs-flash-cards/ 

3rd April 27 2017 Homeroom

Week of 5/1

"You have been my FRIEND," replied Charlotte.  "That in itself is a tremendous thing." ~ from Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Important info:

  • Tuesday is the 7/8 grade Jack and Jill practice and the children will get Kona Ice shaved ice as a treat while we watch
  • Please encourage your child to pray about giving to the ACA (Annual Catholic Appeal).  An envelope came home last week.  Look under those couch cushions, in the car, and in piggy banks to find extra money to contribute.  There is a special collection on Friday during Mass.  Please send in the envelopes on Friday.
  • Friday, 5/5, is NOON DISMISSAL

 

Spelling words:

because, crawl, laundry, author, taught, pause, dawn, straw, dictionary, package, Templeton, trough

Religion:

A quiz on the Easter season will be on Thursday.  A study guide will come home on Tuesday.  Our learning will conclude on the Easter season and we will focus on Mary.  May crowning will take place on Wednesday during Mass.

ELA:

We will finish Charlotte's Web this week.  It's been a enjoyable time reading this classic tale!  We will have a vocab quiz on Tuesday.  Practice cards came home last week.  We will also have a whole book comprehension test on Friday.  In the meantime, we will begin a character analysis and writing assignment about our favorite Charlotte's Web character!  Ask your child which character is their favorite!

We have the awesome opportunity to participate in a live webcast on Wednesday with the well-known author, Megan MacDonald.  She is the author of the fun Judy Moody and Stink books.  This is so exciting!  Many of the children have read her books and we read one as a class as well in January.  We submitted questions and will anxiously await the webcast to see if she answers them!

Reminder that the biography book report is due on Wednesday, May 10th.

Math:

We begin our unit on graphing.  We will discover how pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs are similar and different.  We will even do a mini project by conducting a survey and creating a graph based on their data.

Social Studies:

We will conclude the physical, human, and cultural characteristics of a community.  We will have a short test on Wednesday.  

3rd April 22 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/24

WELCOME BACK!    I hope everyone had a nice Easter break!

Important info:

  • Tuesday is Cardinal dress day!  Wear your Cardinal red for $1 and bring $1 for ice cream at lunch to support Student Council!
  • Friday, May 5th is noon dismissal 

Spelling:

shouted, took, crown, however, around, growl, fountain, ground, pounds, Wilbur, Charlotte, araneae

Spelling words focus on ou sound spelled ou and ow, with some Charlotte's Web words in the mix!

Religion:

Easter Sunday has passed but the season of Easter is still upon us!  We will learn the effects and blessings of the Resurrection in our lives!

ELA:

We will continue our reading of Charlotte's Web.  We will focus on comprehension, character analysis and vocabulary.  Your child will bring home the book to re-read chapters for better understanding.  

The biography book report instructions and rubric will come home on Monday.  The biography book report is due Wednesday, May 5th.  This is a long-term project so that the children have time to read and complete the project.  Some children have read biographies in the past, while others have not.  So I am giving time for both parts of the project.  Please encourage your child to begin reading if needed AND  begin the project so there is not a last minute crunch!  This is a wonderful time to practice time management and organization!

Please continue to encourage your child to read daily as part of homework!  As mentioned, spring can be difficult to focus on school, homework, and reading.  Keep it up!

Math:

We are beginning a new chapter on telling time to the minute and elapsed time.  There will be a test on Friday.  It will be a quick chapter because we have touched on telling time in Simple Solutions.  This is the beauty of Simple Solutions, it has given me the time to review concepts that have proven difficult in Simple Solutions or to breeze through concepts that we have already mastered through Simple Solutions!  It helps your children retain concepts, but makes my job as a teacher more streamlined as well!

Social Studies:

Continuing our focus on cultural characteristics of a community.  

3rd April 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/10

Reminders:

  • Mid quarter is this Wednesday, 4/12
  • Mrs. Lovette will present Safe Touch on Wednesday, 4/12
  • NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday, 4/13
  • Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21
  • National Catholic Educator's Conference in St. Louis 4/18-4/20

Spelling:

No spelling words this week

Religion:

Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We are focusing on Holy Week in preparation of Easter.

ELA:

I have made the decision to postpone the biography book report until after spring break.  I will pass out the instructions and rubric when we return.  Please keep in mind that your child will need to pick out and read a biography for this project.  They will get two and half weeks to complete the project.  

We will start a new class novel,  Charlotte's Web!  This is a classic favorite but also has some challenging text.  We are focusing on comprehension, character analysis, and vocabulary.  

Math:

This week we will spend time reviewing fractions, using crafts, games, and projects.  

Social Studies:

Our focus will be on cultural characteristics of a community.  

 

3rd April 07 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/10

Reminders:

  • Mid quarter is this Wednesday, 4/12
  • Mrs. Lovette will present Safe Touch will be presented on Wednesday, 4/12
  • NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday, 4/13
  • Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21
  • National Catholic Educator's Conference in St. Louis 4/18-4/20

Spelling:

No spelling words this week

Religion:

Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We are focusing on Holy Week in preparation of Easter.

ELA:

I have made the decision to postpone the biography book report until after spring break.  I will pass out the instructions and rubric when we return.  Please keep in mind that your child will need to pick out and read a biography for this project.  They will get two and half weeks to complete the project.  

We will start a new class novel,  Charlotte's Web!  This is a classic favorite but also has some challenging text.  We are focusing on comprehension, character analysis, and vocabulary.  

Math:

This week we will spend time reviewing fractions, using crafts, games, and projects.  

Social Studies:

Our focus will be on cultural characteristics of a community.  

 

3rd April 02 2017 Homeroom

Week of 4/3

Important info:

  • Our field trip is Wednesday!  Things to bring/remember:
  1. Bring a completely disposable lunch with a drink.  I will have a cooler to store the lunches in until lunch time.  
  2. Wear jeans, spirit wear, and tennis shoes.  75% of the program is outdoors and we will be doing a lot of walking
  3. Dress accordingly!  Rain or shine, cold or wind, we will still proceed with the program.  The weather looks iff-y right now so rain jackets may be needed!
  4. We will leave immediately after Mass and return around 2:15-2:30
  • A book order went home in Wednesday folders last week, please return any orders or order online by 4/5.  This is the last book order I will send in for the school year so if you want to order books for the summer, this is a great time!
  • Noon dismissal on 4/13!  Easter/Spring Break 4/14-4/21

Spelling words for 4/3:

mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch

The spelling and phonics focus are vowel sounds like spoon and wood.

Religion:

The fourth graders will act out the Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We will finish up chapter 10 and have a short quiz on Friday.  We will also do an activity this week that focuses on the new virtue of the quarter, UNITY.

ELA:  

Our story this week is a play based on a Native American myth.  The children will take parts and practice reading and acting them out.  We will focus on the story structure and message.  We will also learn the meanings of more prefixes and play a game.

Math:

This week's fraction practice is comparing fractions.  We will then review fractions and have a test on Friday.  

Social Studies:

We will learn about how humans have changed our environment, particularly St. Paul and the surrounding area.

 

3rd March 25 2017 Homeroom

week of 3/27-3/31

Info for this week:

  • Please return the field trip permission slip by Wednesday, 3/29
  • Please sign your child's report card and return by Friday, 3/31
  • GRANDPARENT'S DAY is on Friday, 3/31!  Please share this with your child's grandparents or special adults!  The day begins with Mass at 7:45, then goodies in the gym.  Your child and their guests can then visit their classroom and do a short activity.  At 10:00 the 5-8 grade students will perform in the Spring Fling.  Please note:  This is a noon dismissal day.  If your child is leaving with their grandparents or another adult, please send me a note or email to let me know.  Thank you!

NO SPELLING WORDS THIS WEEK!

Religion:

We will pray the Stations of the Cross on Monday.  We will also enjoy a visit from Father Blessing!   We are learning how the Mass is a celebration.

ELA:

We are reading a very funny, very silly story called Gooney Bird Greene.  We are learning the basic elements of a story through the main character's storytelling.  She has quite an imagination but 'tells only absolutely true stories'.  This will lead into our narrative writing activity about our grandparents.  I hope the grandparents enjoy reading them at Grandparents Day!

The fourth quarter book report project will be on a biography.  Your child will need to choose a biography and read it to complete the project.  I have many biographies in the classroom library and our school library has a selection.  You are welcome to get one from the public library as well.  Your child will need to choose a book over the next two weeks.  I will approve the book before they begin reading.  More details to come later!

Math:

The children are enjoying this unit on fractions!  We will focus on fractions represented on a number line and how fractions can be equivalent.  

Social Studies:

 In the fourth quarter, Social Studies will consist of the human characteristics of communities. We will begin by asking why do people form communities?  We will move to how humans change communities, how individuals change communities, and end by focusing on nation and community heroes.

 

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