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Greetings- Ms. Rodriguez

Welcome to Third Grade Greetings

Dear Families,

I would like to welcome you and your child this school year 2017-2018 to 3rd grade. My name is Ms. Melanie Rodriguez and with pleasure I get to teach your child in my class this year. I am really excited to be part of this school community. This is my first year teaching 3rd grade here at St. Catherine of Genoa, St. Therese of Lisieux but I have experience teaching Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade at my home church in Long Island. I have been in the classroom for 8 years and I must say I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than here teaching these beautiful children of God.

This is going to be a fun and exciting year. We have two goals to be accomplished throughout these next 7 months. First, our children are going to master curriculum-based skills through never-ending practice and repetition. Our children will reinforce their skills of all subjects through participation, classwork, weekly assessments and homework.  Grades will be manually inputted into Option C to be reviewed at any time. Our children will also have independent reading to be completed every night. They are expected to read a grade level book for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. The children will receive a weekly reading log that needs to be filled out daily. All homework and tests are to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned the next day.

Our second goal is to bring the children to a better understanding of God. They will learn how to grow in God’s love and how to share God’s love with others.  Most importantly the children will learn that God loves us and he has made each and every single one of us special in our own way.

If your child is a practicing Catholic, it is encouraged that the children attend mass on Sundays. Exposing the children to the church ensures that they would know it’s a special place to gather with the community to share the word of the Lord. As I am helping your children know more about God, you as the parents or guardian are the primary teachers for your children outside the classroom. It’s encouraged to pray with your child every day because prayer is very important in the growth of a child’s faith in god. You set the example and your children will follow.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your children during this wonderful year. I am available for meetings or phone calls every school day 7:30am & 3:15pm. If you wish to schedule a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me through my school email address at mrodriguez@scgstl.org. May God Bless you All.

                    Sincerely yours,   Ms. Melanie Rodriguez

Homework – Week of June 11 – 15th

Posted on June 12, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

1. Thursday 6/14 – Flag Day – $2 Dress Down – RED, WHITE OR BLUE 

2. Friday 6/15 – Half Day – Early Dismissal 11:50am

3. Adventure Land Seats are still available – Money due ASAP 

4. Spring Pictures – Money or Packets – Due ASAP if they weren’t turned in

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Looking Ahead:

Monday 5/18 – Full Day

Tuesday 5/19 – Full Day

Wednesday 5/20 – Half Day – Dismissal 11:50a

Thursday 5/21 – Adventure Land Trip – Half Day – Dismissal 11:50am  

Friday 5/22 – Half Day -Dismissal 11:50a 

Monday 5/25 – Last Day of School – Early Dismissal 10:30a – Report Cards Distributed 

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Homework – Week of 6/11 -6/15

Monday 6/11
Spelling : ABC Order
Vocabulary – bakery, batch, boils
Reading: p 349 and 350
Log: Read 30 minutes

Tuesday 6/12
Spelling : 3x each
Vocabulary – braided and dough
Reading: p 352 and 356
Math: Reteach & Practice 10-1
Science: p. 148 Questions 1-7
Log: Read 30 minutes

Wednesday 6/13
Spelling: Sentences 1-10
Vocabulary: ingredients and mixture
Reading: p 353 & 354
Math: Worksheet
Log: Read 30 minutes

Thursday 6/14
Spelling: Sentences 11-20
Reading: p 358 & 359
Math: Worksheet
Log: Read 30 minutes

Friday 6/15
Log: Read 90 minutes

What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words – Vowel Patterns ei, eigh 

Vowel Sounds – Long a, Long e, Long i 

1. ceiling
2. neighbor
3. either
4. eighteen
5. height
6. neither
7. weight
8. leisure
9. protein
10. freight
11. receive
12. weigh
13. deceive
14. sleigh
15. conceited

Challenge Words
16. receipt
17. eightieth
18. neighborly
19. deceitful
20. featherweight

Story of the Week: “Jalapeno Bagels”

Vocabulary Words

1. bakery: a place where bread and cake are made and sold
2. batch: a group of things made at the same time
3. boils: to heat a liquid until it starts to bubble and give off steam
4. braided: three of four strands woven together
5. dough: flour and liquid mixed together to make bread, biscuits, and pastry
6. ingredients: item that something is made from
7. mixture: the combination of things mixed or blended together

Math

10-1 – Comparing Similar Fractions – Same Denominator

10-2 – Comparing Similar Fractions – Same Numerator

Numerator – shows how many equal parts are being described

Denominator – shows the total number of equal parts in a whole. 

Greater than < ; Less than > ; Equal to =

1/3 < 2/3

How to: Same denominator compare the numerators 

1/4 < 2/3 

How to: Draw 2 fraction bars

divide first bar into 4 equal parts and shade 1 of 4

Divide second bar into 3 equal parts and shade 2 of 3 

Compare each to determine which is bigger in size. 

 

Science

Unit – Plants   – Other plant life cycles 

How do plants reproduce 

Plant Name = Part of Plant used to reproduce 

Flowering Plant = Pollen from the flower

Strawberry  = Stem

Dandelion  = Roots 

Kalanchoe = Leaves

Fern & Moss = Spores 

 

Religion

We are learning all about Holy Spirit guiding us to be people of God. 

Social Studies 

How to be a good citizen. 

Common good-  doing whats best for everyone. 

Ways to be a good citizen 

  • obey laws
  • voting
  • give back- such as volunteering

Pledge of Allegiance – a promise to be loyal to our country 

Homework for Week of 6/4 – 6/8

Posted on June 5, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

1. Science Quiz – Plant Life Cycles – Friday 6/8

2. Spelling Test – Friday 6/8 

3. Adventure Land Seats are still available – Money due ASAP 

4. Spring Pictures – Money or Packets – Due ASAP if they weren’t turned in

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Looking Ahead:

Monday 6/11 – Math Test – Fractions, Vocabulary Test- Good-bye Shin Dang Dong

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Homework – Week of 6/4 – 6/8

Tuesday 6/5
Spelling: ABC Order & 3x each
Vocabulary: Sentences for words airport, cellar, curious
Reading: p 338 in Readers and Writers
Math: R 9-7
Log- Read 30 minutes

Wednesday 6/6
Spelling: Sentences for 1 -10
Vocabulary: Sentences for words delicious, described and farewell
Reading: p 341 & 343 in Readers and Writers
Math: P 9-7
Log: Read 30 minutes
Religion: p 111 – We Respond – Memorize Apostles Creed

Thursday 6/7
Spelling: Sentences 11-20
Vocabulary: Sentences for words homesick, memories and raindrops
Reading: p 345 in Readers and Writers
Math: Textbook p 234 Questions 5-10
Log: Read 30 minutes
Science: Review Sheet – Quiz Tomorrow 

Friday 6/8

Study for Vocabulary & Spelling Test – Monday 6/11

Log: Read 90 minutes

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What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words – Vowel Patterns au, augh, ou, ough

1. small
2. almost
3. always
4. because
5. straw
6. drawn
7. also
8. author
9. false
10. already
11. flaw
12. sausage
13. applause
14. walnut
15. lawn

Challenge Words
16. awesome
17. altogether
18. awning
19. faucet
20. laundry

Story of the Week: “Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong”

Vocabulary Words

1. airport – an area used regularly by aircraft to land and take off
2. cellar – an underground room or rooms, usually under a building
3. curious – eager to find out or learn about new things
4. delicious – Tastes very good
5. described – told about in words or writing
6. farewell – good-bye
7. homesick – wanting to go home
8. memories – persons, things, or events that you can remember
9. raindrops – the water that falls in drops from the clouds

Math

9-7 Fractions and Length

A fraction can name a part of a length.

Length = how long an object is. 

1 whole Fraction Strip can be divided into equal fractional parts. 

Unit Fraction is a fraction that represents 1 part of the whole that is being described because 1 is in the numerator

Numerator – shows how many equal parts are being described

Denominator – shows the total number of equal parts in a whole. 

Total Parts divided by number of groups equals the amount of parts in each group. 

Example:

1/3 of 12 = 4 

12 total parts divided by 3 groups = 4 parts in each group

Science

Unit – Plants   

How do seeds grow – Growth process 

Plant Life Cycles – Flowering Plant 

  1. Germinating Seed – Seed begins to grow with the right amount of water, oxygen and warm temperature. The seeds developing leaf will sprout and the stem will grow up as the roots grow down. 
  2. Growth – Young plant grows leaves and starts to make sugar for food. It grows into an adult leave with flowers. 
  3. Pollination – the process of making pollen. Some flowers use the pollen to make seeds. Pollen is transferred from one plant to another to make a new plant. 
  4. Adult Plant with seeds – The adult plant produces seeds that will form a new plant. 

Religion

We are learning all about how we belong to our Parish and God has sent the holy spirit in this new season of Pentecost.

Social Studies 

How to be a good citizen. 

Common good-  doing whats best for everyone. 

Ways to be a good citizen 

  • obey laws
  • voting
  • give back- such as volunteering

Pledge of Allegiance – a promise to be loyal to our country 

Homework – Week of 5/21 – 5/25

Posted on May 21, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

1. Social Studies Test – Local, State and Country Government -Thursday 5/24

2. Half Day Friday 5/25 – Early Dismissal 11:50am – NO BOOKBAGS

3. Rosary Rally on Friday at Mass- 10:30am – Bring Rosary Beads (If you have)

4. Adventure Land Seats are still available – Money due ASAP 

5. Spring Pictures – Money or Packets – Due ASAP if they weren’t turned in

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Looking Ahead:

Monday 5/28 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Tuesday 5/29 – Spelling & Vocabulary Test for “Suki’s Kimono”

Wednesday 5/30 – Walk-a-thon – More Information to Follow about activities of the day. 

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Homework – Week of 5/14 – 5/18

Monday 5/21
Spelling: ABC Order
Vocabulary: Sentences for words cotton, festival and graceful
Reading: p 316 in Readers and Writers
Math: R 9-5
Log- Read 30 minutes
Social Studies: Worksheet – Study for Test Thursday 5/24

Tuesday 5/22
Spelling: 3x each
Vocabulary: Sentences for words handkerchief, paces and pale
Reading: p 317, 319, 320 in Readers and Writers
Math: P 9-4
Log: Read 30 minutes
Religion: p 133
Social Studies: Worksheet – Study for Test Thursday 5/24

Wednesday 5/23
Spelling: Sentences 1-20
Vocabulary: Sentences for words rhythm & snug
Reading: p 321 & 323 in Readers and Writers
Math: Textbook p 229 – Questions 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 19 – Write in Notebook
Log: Read 30 minutes
Social Studies: Review Study Notes for Test tomorrow Thursday 5/24

Thursday 5/24

Study for Vocabulary & Spelling Test – Tuesday 5/29

Log: Read 90 minutes

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What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words – Syllable Patterns CV/VC 

Consonant Vowel/ Vowel Consonant – Each Syllable contains a vowel and the vowel has its own sound. 

1. create
2. medium
3. piano
4. idea
5. radio
6. video
7. studio
8. violin
9. duo
10. patio
11. rodeo
12. pioneer
13. trio
14. stadium
15. audio

Challenge Words
16. audience
17. radiate
18. cereal
19. Creole
20. recreation

Story of the Week: “Suki’s Kimono”

Vocabulary Words

1. cotton – cloth made from cotton fibers – Plant material
2. festival – a celebration of holiday
3. graceful – showing beauty in movement
4. handkerchief – a square piece of cloth used to wipe the face or nose
5. paces – steps in walking
6. pale – light in shade or color
7. rhythm – a repeated beat, sound or motion

8. snug – fitting closely or tight

Math

9-4 Fractional Parts of Sets

Fractional Part = Unit Fraction

Unit Fraction is a fraction that represents 1 part of the whole that is being described because 1 is in the numerator

Numerator – shows how many equal parts are being described

Denominator – shows the total number of equal parts in a whole. 

Total Parts divided by number of groups equals the amount of parts in each group. 

Example:

1/3 of 12 = 4 

12 total parts divided by 3 groups = 4 parts in each group

Science

Unit – Plants   

Reproduction of Plant 

How do seeds grow – Growth process 

Religion

We are learning all about how we belong to our Parish and God has sent the holy spirit in this new season of Pentecost

Social Studies 

Local Government – State Government – Our Country’s Government 

Vocabulary – mayor, city council, city budget, taxes, governor, president, congress, supreme court

Homework: Week of 5/14 -5/18

Posted on May 17, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

1. Spelling Test – Syllables VCCCV – Friday 5/18

2. Religion- Chapter 12 Test – Friday 5/18 

3. Science – Plants Quiz – Friday 5/18 

 

4. Adventure Land Seats are still available – Money due ASAP 

5. Spring Pictures – Money or Packets – Due ASAP if they weren’t turned in

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Looking Ahead:

Vocabulary Test – “Fly Eagle Fly” Monday 5/21

Social Studies Test – Local, State and Country Government – Thursday 5/24

May 30th is the Walk-a-thon – More Information to Follow about activities of the day. 

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Homework – Week of 5/14 – 5/18

Monday 5/14

Spelling: ABC Order
Reading p 291
Math – R 9-3
Log- Read 30 minutes

Tuesday 5/15

Spelling: 3x each
Vocabulary: Sentences for clutched & echoed
Reading p 292 & 295
Math – P 9-3
Log- Read 30 minutes

Wednesday 5/16

Spelling: Sentences 1-10
Vocabulary: Sentences for gully, reeds, scrambled
Reading: p 294 & 298
Math – Worksheet
Log- Read 30 minutes

Thursday 5/17

Spelling: Sentences 11-20 – Spelling Test Tomorrow
Vocabulary: Sentences for thatch & valley
Reading: p 296 & 300
Math – Worksheet
Log- Read 30 minutes

Friday 5/18

Vocabulary – Study for Test Monday 5/21 
Log – Read 90 minutes

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What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words – Syllables VCCCV
1. monster
2. surprise
3. hundred
4. complete
5. control
6. sample
7. instant
8. inspect
9. pilgrim
10. contrast
11. explode
12. district
13. address
14. substance
15. children

Challenge Words
16. merchant
17. embrace
18. purchase
19. curtsy
20. contract

Story of the Week: “Fly Eagle Fly – An African Tale”

Vocabulary Words

1. clutched – grasped something tightly
2. echoed – the repeating of a sound caused by its reflecting off a hard surface
3. gully – a ditch made by heavy rains or running water
4. reeds – tall grasses that grow in wet places
5. scrambled – made your way, especially by climbing or crawling quickly
6. thatch – roofing material made of straw
7. valley – an area of low land that lies between hills or mountains

Math

9-3 Fractions and Sets 

Set is the group of objects that are divided into equal parts 

Numerator – shows how many equal parts are being described

Denominator – shows the total number of equal parts in a whole. 

Science

Unit – Plants 

Types of Stems  

Reproduction of Plant 

How do seeds grow – Growth process 

Religion

We are learning all about how God called us to be Holy. 

Social Studies 

Local Government – State Government – Our Country’s Government 

Vocabulary – mayor, city council, city budget, taxes, governor, president, congress, supreme court

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