"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the steps." ~unknown
HOMEWORK: Week of 1/8/18
MATH: Complete daily math homework. Test Tuesday 1/9
SPELLING: Study spelling words. Pink Colored Sheet. Test Fri. 1/12.
READING: Reading Log. Study Vocab. Test Thurs. 1/11
RELIGION: Study Ch. 12 Test Thurs. 1/11
SPECIAL: Scholastic Book Order due 1/12
Dear Parent/Guardian of Upcoming Third Grader,
Below is a list of items that I am requiring your child to have in order to be a successful third grader. If these items could be brought on the first day of school, it would be greatly appreciated. If you should have any trouble finding these items or any questions regarding the list, please contact me at email@example.com.
Donations of Ziploc bags and Band-Aids would be greatly appreciated.
Please note that this list is separate from the Art supply list that they will receive. Please do not over buy drawing supplies or “toy-like’ items. I wish you a safe, enjoyable summer! I cannot wait to meet you in August.
Dear Parent/Guardian of Upcoming Third Grader:
In order to maintain reading skills and continue to increase your child’s reading comprehension, I am requesting that he/she participate in a summer reading program. I’ve included a bingo sheet (attached below) for your son/daughter to complete throughout the summer. For every piece of reading material they complete, color the corresponding bingo box. I ask that you initial the box after the student has filled in. It may be a book of their choice, preferably a chapter book of an appropriate level. Upon their return to school in August, students will be required to turn in the summer reading project. . Please be aware that your local library also offers a reading program and activities they may participate in throughout the summer. Here is a list of books that may interest your son/daughter:
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald. J. Sobol
Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
Please note that these are just some suggestions; they are not required to read them. Remember every piece of material they read can only help. I wish you an enjoyable, safe, and relaxing summer! I can’t wait to meet you in August.
Today we had a great STEM assembly that showcased a combination of Science and Magic. Student were chosen to help participate as well as some of the teachers. The students got to see demonstrations in the areas of Chemistry, Optical Illusions, Mathematics, and Physics. What a great assembly we had!!
May God Be With You!
Last week, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week with the theme May God Be With You. What a fun week we had! On Monday, we participated in different Star Wars games in the gym with the whole school and made thank you cards for the police officers in our community. On Tuesday, we had our STREAM Project. Students were to make a rocket/spaceship that would fly to get us to safety. They were allowed to use any material in the classroom that they wanted. We were very successful in our flights! On Wednesday, we participated in Jump Rope for Heart and had special visitors from Star Wars come to our classrooms. We all became Jedi's! On Thursday we were able to spend some special time with our parents. Thank you all for coming. We ended Catholic Schools week with a special Mass to thank our volunteers. We even had a special prayer partner activity, we painted snowmen with marshmallows.
Over the past two weeks, we have been conducting research on landforms. Students were placed in groups of three and assigned a landform. Each group had to work together to research the landform specific to their group. They were given books on their land form and were able to use the iPad to find their information. After, they had done their research, each group made a model of their landform.
Today, we met with our prayer partners to celebrate Christmas. We were all given supplies and had to share in order to make edible Christmas trees. We even had a surpise guest, Mr. Golden, show up and make a treat with us. It was a wonderful celebration.
On Tuesday, Captain Chuck and the Hanover and Penn Township Fire Departments came to school to give a presentation on fire safety. The students were able to learn some was to help prevent fires like not playing in the kitchen and touching matches and lighters. They also learned what to do if there was a fire in their how. Students were taught stop, drop, and roll and to stay low to the ground if there was a fire. They really enjoyed this interactive assembly. After the assembly, students were able to go outside and see the fire trucks up close. What a fun assembly we had!
Welcome to Third Grade!
My name is Emily Groft. This is my third year teaching 3rd Grade.
Email Ms. Groft
Monday -- Music
Tuesday -- Computer, Spanish
Wednesday -- Phys. Ed.
Thursday -- Library, Guidance (bi-weekly)
Friday -- Art