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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 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

Homework – Week of 5/7 – 5/10

Posted on May 7, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

1. Church Mass – Thursday 5/10 – NO GYM UNIFORM

2.  Half Day – Friday 5/11 – Early Dismissal 11:50am 

 IMPORTANT ** Students are due to return to school by 6:30pm for Spring Show – Students are to remain in the school for the entire duration of the show. At the end of the show- parents will retrieve and sign out their students from our classroom. 

 

**Spring Show Tickets are NOW on Sale**

– Tickets MUST be purchased in the Office – $5 each 

  • NO tickets will be sold at the door

5. Walk-a-thon – Donations are still being accepted

       -NOTE- After Wednesday 5/2 any money that is received will          allow student to participate that day but will not receive a T-            shirt. 

 

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Looking Ahead:

Vocabulary Test – “America’s Champion Swimmer” Monday 5/14 

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Homework – Week of 5/7 – 5/10

Monday 5/7

Spelling – ABC Order
Vocabulary – Sentences for words – celebrate & continued
Reading – p 280
Math – R 9-2
LOg – Read 30 minutes
Science – Worksheet

Tuesday 5/8

Spelling – 3x each
Vocabulary – Sentences for words – current and drowned
Reading – p 281 & 284
Math – P 9-2
Log – Read 30 minutes
Social Studies – Write a letter to the city council. Describe a special project you would like to do. Explain the importance.

Wednesday 5/9

Spelling – Sentences for words 1 -10
Vocabulary – Sentences for words – medals , strokes and stirred
Reading – p 282 & 289
Math – Worksheet
Log- Read 30 minutes

Thursday 5/10

Spelling – Sentences for words 11-20
Math – Worksheet
Log – Read 90 minutes

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What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words : Suffixes -er, -or, -ess, -ist

1. dentist
2. editor
3. artist
4. hostess
5. actress
6. swimmer
7. seller
8. tutor
9. tourist
10. organist
11. lioness
12. shipper
13. chemist
14. investor
15. conductor

Challenge Words
16. announcer
17. pharmacist
18. journalist
19. commuter
20. pianist

Story of the Week: “America’s Champion Swimmer”

Vocabulary Words

1. celebrate – to do something special in honor of a special person or day. 
2. continued– kept up; kept on going
3. current – a flow or stream of water
4. drowned– died or caused to die under water or other liquid because of lack of air to breathe
5. medals – pieces of metal, like coins, that are given as prizes or rewards
6. stirred– mixed something by moving it around with a spoon or stick
7. strokes– single, complete movements made over and over again. 

Math

9-2 Fractions and Regions  

Looking at a figure to determine its part over a whole. 

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 Mother Mary and her importance in Jesus’ life, our life and what she means to the Church. 

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 4/30 – 5/4

Posted on May 2, 2018

Important Reminders for the Week: 

  1. IMPORTANT: If you wish to not purchase pictures – Return Package back to School ASAP 

      2. There are still a few seats left for Adventure Land Trip

                   *** Please bring in money ASAP to reserve a seat.

      3. 3rd grade will be participating in the Spring Show 

           Date: May  11th @ 7pm. All Parents Welcome 

**Spring Show Tickets are NOW on Sale**

– Tickets MUST be purchased in the Office – $5 each 

  • NO tickets will be sold at the door 

      4. Walk-a-thon – Donations are still being accepted
       -NOTE- After Wednesday 5/2 any money that is received will          allow student to participate that day but will not receive a T-            shirt. 

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Looking Ahead:

4 of our students will be receiving Holy Communion this Sunday 5/6 – Please pray for them as they receive this Holy Sacrament.  

Vocabulary Test – “Rocks in his Head” Monday 5/7 

Progress Reports are being sent home Thursday 5/10 

Friday 5/11 – Early Dismissal 11:50am – Students are expected to return back for Spring Show at 6:30pm  

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Homework – Week of 4/30 – 5/4

Monday 4/30
Spelling : ABC Order
Vocabulary: Sentences for words – attic & board
Math: Reteach R9-1
Log: Read 30 minutes

Tuesday 5/1
Spelling : 3x each
Vocabulary: Sentence for word- chores
Reading: p 272 & 274
Math: Practice P9-1
Log: Read 30 minutes

Wednesday 5/2
Spelling : 1-10 Sentences
Vocabulary: Sentences for words- customer, labeled
Reading: p 270 & 276
Math: Worksheet
Science: Lesson Check Worksheet
Log: Read 30 minutes

Thursday 5/3
Spelling : 11-20 Sentences – Spelling Test Tomorrow
Vocabulary: Sentences for words- spare and stamps
Reading: p 273
Math: Worksheet
Log: Read 30 minutes

Friday 5/4
Vocabulary: Test Monday 5/7
Log: Read 90 minutes
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What are we learning in all subjects this week? 

ELA

Spelling Words :  Prefixes: pre-, mid-, over-, out-, bi-, re-

1. prepaid
2. midnight
3. overflow
4. outdoors
5. outline
6. overgrown
7. prefix
8. Midwest
9. pretest
10. midpoint
11. outgoing
12. overtime
13. overdue
14. outside
15. outfield

Challenge Words
16. precaution
17. prediction
18. midsection
19. overweight
20. prehistoric

Story of the Week: “Rocks on His Head”

Vocabulary Words

1. attic – the space in a house just below the roof and above other rooms
2. board– a group of people who manage something
3. chores – small tasks or easy jobs that you do regularly
4. customer– someone who buys goods or services
5. labeled – put or wrote a label on something
6. spare – extra
7. stamps– small pieces of paper with glue on the back for mailing letters and packages

Math

9-1 Dividing Regions of Whole into Equal Parts 

Using Grid Paper to draw representations of halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths

Science

Unit – Plants 

Photosynthesis 

How do leaves help plants 

How do the roots help plants 

Types of Roots 

Religion

We are learning all about growing our spiritual garden to ensure that we are following the steps of Jesus. We need to continue leaning towards the “Light” which is Jesus. We need to receive our “water” from the “Holy Water” we receive by attending church every Sunday to hear the gospels. Lastly, our foundation is from a fresh start with no sin. 

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