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Teacher: Ms. Elizabeth Tortora (etortora@sbsenfield.org)

 


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Welcome to another busy week here in 3rd. grade! Reminder that Wed. Feb. 14th. is ASH Wednesday, this signals the beginning of the Lenten season. I know it is also happy heart or Valentine's Day but we must remember the solemnity and symbol of what Ash Wednesday conveys. All Valentine exchanges will be done on that Tues....which is also Mardi Gras!! Many thanks to Liam's grandmother who is sending in sugar cookies on Tuesday Feb. 13th. sounds yummy...

Reading: we have completed the Statue of Liberty story and I'm planning a comprehensive "selection test". Nothing the students need to study for just a wrottem assessment of their comprehension skills/vocabulary...words we've used many times! We are starting our new selection, Gertrude Ederle a biography about a woman "ahead of her time" as an athlete and famous swimmer. Spelling words are content words from this story.

Spelling List: more suffixes...words with -er or ess /-ist often refer to people: dentist editor artist hostess actrress swimmer seller tutor tourist organist lioness shipper chemist investor conductor Challenge words are: announcer pharmacist journalist commuter pianist *We work with these words in a variety of ways throughout the week. Test on Friday!

Math: Real world Math , using critical thinking skills to solve problems...some problems with "too much information"....Multiplication facts 1 thru 12X tables...Beginning simple division, and understanding the math vocabulary for division. Moby Max a wonderful tool for math use independently by students...

Reminder: School Mass at 10:15 am on February 14th....distribution of ashes.

Also, please make sure you send in the Permission Slip and money for the "Cat in the Hat" trip . Ticket money for performance/trip need to be in by February. This is a united effort with Grades 1,2 and 3 going to the Lincoln Theatre @ University of Hartford. Thanks for your attention to this.

**All Book Reports/projects due March 2nd....animal books, Happy Reading!! Read to Succeed--Six Flags is underway Hope some of the 3rd. grade students are participating!!!

 

 

Hello everyone! Well, we made it through a wonderful week of celebration and exciting activities for Catholic Schools Week . Depending if you are a fan of Punxsutawney Phil or our own Chuckles the groundhog, you were probably anxious to hear what each of those "darling" guys predicted.....more winter?? or early Spring? I pesrsonally am going with Connecticut's Chuckles...Spring please come early!!! Our 3rd. grade class did a Prediction Survey throughout the school and gathered, tallied the answers. Great job!

Reading: our new story will focus on an American icon..."The Story of the Statue of Liberty" (genre: narrative non-fiction) There will be several pre-reading activities and then vocabulary and comprehension skill building work in class. Our spelling words for the week are found in this selection. This story is also crossed referenced with our Social Studies unit. ...A Nation of Immigrants. I think the students will be very interested in this read. February Book Report and Project was assigned. Hope all children shared their note with parents/guardians. 

Spelling: (20 words) our list contains vowel sounds spelled oo-ew-ue- and ui.....The words are: few school true goose fruit cookie cushion noodle bookmark balloon suit chew glue Tuesday bushel ; Challenge words are: bamboo mildew soothe barefoot renewal. Total of 20 words. Our test will be on Friday.

Math: continuing multiplication facts/drill, drill, drill! Simple division will begin this week...gave an intro and reviewed simple fractions (parts to whole)....1/2 1/4 1/3 etc.Again, I think that continued work on Moby Max (at home) is helpful and will boost student performance in mathematics...(20-30minutes weekly).Thank you, gracias!

**we are continuing to collect Box Tops for education...please send them in, and of course we are in full swing for the Heart Association fundraiser too! Recorders anyone...lessons right here at SBS (no driving) please let Mr.Shonty our band instructor know ASAP.

Prayer Diary went home on Friday 2/2. Students start them Saturday 2/3 and keep for the full week return them to class completed on Friday, 2/9. (Religion long-term assignment) Thanks

 

 

Hello everyone! Well, we made it through a wonderful week of celebration and exciting activities for Catholic Schools Week . Depending if you are a fan of Punxsutawney Phil or our own Chuckles the groundhog, you were probably anxious to hear what each of those "darling" guys predicted.....more winter?? or early Spring? I pesrsonally am going with Connecticut's Chuckles...Spring please come early!!! Our 3rd. grade class did a Prediction Survey throughout the school and gathered, tallied the answers. Great job!

Reading: our new story will focus on an American icon..."The Story of the Statue of Liberty" (genre: narrative non-fiction) There will be several pre-reading activities and then vocabulary and comprehension skill building work in class. Our spelling words for the week are found in this selection. This story is also crossed referenced with our Social Studies unit. ...A Nation of Immigrants. I think the students will be very interested in this read. February Book Report and Project was assigned. Hope all children shared their note with parents/guardians. 

Spelling: (20 words) our list contains vowel sounds spelled oo-ew-ue- and ui.....The words are: few school true goose fruit cookie cushion noodle bookmark balloon suit chew glue Tuesday bushel ; Challenge words are: bamboo mildew soothe barefoot renewal. Total of 20 words. Our test will be on Friday.

Math: continuing multiplication facts/drill, drill, drill! Simple division will begin this week...gave an intro and reviewed simple fractions (parts to whole)....1/2 1/4 1/3 etc.Again, I think that continued work on Moby Max (at home) is helpful and will boost student performance in mathematics...(20-30minutes weekly).Thank you, gracias!

**we are continuing to collect Box Tops for education...please send them in, and of course we are in full swing for the Heart Association fundraiser too! Recorders anyone...lessons right here at SBS (no driving) please let Mr.Shonty our band instructor know ASAP.

Prayer Diary went home on Friday 2/2. Students start them Saturday 2/3 and keep for the full week return them to class completed on Friday, 2/9. (Religion long-term assignment) Thanks

 

 

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