Grade 3



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Welcome to 3rd Grade

Teacher: Ms. Elizabeth Tortora (




Hello everyone! I trust that everybody enjoyed their "Spring Break" and perhaps some of you found warmth elsewhere on this planet. It's so good to be back at SBS and right in the swing of things!! I truly missed the students and am very proud of how hard they worked ; we're into our 3rd.trimester and soon they will be fourth grade students. As such, we will be buckling down to launch them into another sphere of learning. I have every confidence that they will be great. Several trips are coming up...reminders will be sent. The library trip is April 25th (free trip) and we will be back for worries! Third grade always enjoys this one and reviewing books is always fun! Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Reading: We will begin a new story from our literature text: Two Bad Ants  by Chris Van Allsburg (genre: animal fantasy). Prior to reading the main text we will have pre-reading activities to prepare for understanding the story's main theme; we will also work with words to know and our spelling list this week aligns itself with vocabulary from the story. I believe the students will enjoy this read!

Spelling : List words are: (multi-syllabic words) leadership gracefully refreshment uncomfortable overdoing remarkable carefully unbearably ownership unacceptable impossibly reappeared unprepared oncoming misbehaving challenge words are: outrageous incomprehensible undoubtedly independence disadvantage....there are a total of 20 words.

We will work with these words in a variety of written and oral activities in class, there will be a spelling test on Friday. :)

Math: we are continuing with our Division facts and simple division work in class/reviewing also multiplication and word problems. Understanding math vocabulary for division;finding quotients. Please do Moby Max at home for at least 20-30 minutes per week. Thanks!

Social Studies/Reading Project: Guidelines/letter is going home on Monday, April 16th. this report and project will be graded as a Social Studies and a Reading/writing grade. Students will choose a state from the basket, and research the state (location, facts about it, state flower, state flag etc.) The report form is very clear and requires only the basic information at this level. This will take the place of any "book report" that would have been assigned. It's the last report and project to be done at home. Students will also design a hat to wear describing their state (we will have a State Parade in school). Please note this is not due until May 2nd (Wed.). Please read the outline letter carefully, initial and return.

* We will be reading at Family Mass on Sunday , April 22nd at the 10:30 am mass. Everyone is welcome! Those that are reading need to practice at home as well, thank you. Readers must come to church around 10:10, many thanks...see you at Mass!




I hope that all of you had a lovely Easter. I am glad that the snow held off until today!

Reading: Because of the short week we are going to continue with our story, “My Family in America.”

Grammar, Phonics and Writing: We will be working on words with prefixes and suffixes. In addition we will also cover syllable words with suffixes and review compound words.

Spelling : I delayed the spelling test with homophones to this week because we only had a short time to work on them. Homophones can be confusing, so we will work on those words more and will have our spelling test on Thursday. The spelling words are: to, too, two, week, weak, our, hour, stair, stare, flour, flower, write, right, new, knew. Challenge words: their, there, they’re, whether, weather.

Math: We will continue to work on division and review what we have done so far. The children will also be learning how to find the unit cost. Please remember to do "Moby Max" at least 20 to 30 minutes per week at home. 

In religion, we will be talking about how Jesus returned in Glory to his Father. We will also be talking and working on an activity about Morality.

Earth Day discussions and activities continue.


Thursday April 5-Pick a pop dress down day

Friday April 6-1st Friday Mass No dress down passes may be used

Thank you,

Mrs. Meissenn


It looks like Spring is finally upon us! The weather should be beautiful going forward. While it is a short week, we will still be working hard in the classroom.

Reading: We will begin “My Family in America”, which is a photo essay. Along with this story we will be discussing fact and opinion. The spelling words this week can also be found in “My Family in America”.

Grammar, Phonics and Writing: We will work on prefixes, base words, suffixes and syllables

Spelling : There are 20 words this week, which includes 5 Challenge words. The words are also homophones, which we will be reviewing and gaining an understanding of. The spelling words are: to, too, two, week, weak, our, hour, stair, stare, flour, flower, write, right, new, knew. Challenge words: their, there, they’re, whether, weather. We will work on these words throughout the week.  Because of the short week, the Spelling Test will be on Thursday. 

Math: We will continue to work on division. This week we will be going over Division Rules, problem solving strategy: drawing a picture and dividing by 4. Please remember to do "Moby Max" at least 20 to 30 minutes per week at home. 

For Holy week, we will be discussing the Three Days which are the Church’s greatest celebration. The children will learn about how Jesus passed from death to new life.

With Earth Day coming in April, we are going to gain a deeper understanding of how we can better take care of our earth.


Thursday, March 29 is a half day. Dismissal is at 12:45, and there is no Aces. 

Friday, March 30-Good Friday. School is closed.

Spring Uniform begins on Monday April 2nd.

I would like to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Mrs. Meissenn

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