3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade with Mrs. Waller


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Merry Christmas everyone! This is going to be a busy but fun month.  The children all did great at our Thanksgiving Mass. I am so proud of them!  We will be reading some more fun stories in class with our reading program.

There are a lot of things happening this month and the children are very excited about Christmas coming up so we are going to do the best we can to get as much done as we can.

We have jumped right into multiplication and the kids are doing great!!!  Please practice facts EVERY NIGHT.  All children should have multiplication flash cards with them in school.  If you have not sent in a set with your son or daughter please send them in ASAP.  We use them daily.  It is very important that all children have their facts memorized.  If they can multiply it will make division much easier for them to learn.

We have been working on a lot of reading comprehension during our ELA time in school.  At home the more you read with your son or daughter the better it will help with understanding what they are reading,  All children should be reading for 15-20 mins. per night.  We have also been working on persuasive writing during class.  Please reinforce the importance of writing in complete sentences, sounding out words or using a dictionary to find the spelling of words, and making sure our writing makes sense and stays on topic.  These are all skills we work on daily in class.  We will be starting a how to writing soon.

 Please remind your son or daughter about the importance of being in proper school uniform throughout the whole school day.  Shirts must be tucked in and belt on for boys.  All students must be in school dress shoes not sneakers. (unless it’s a gym day)  If you have any questions over the uniform policy please see the handbook on the school web page.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE TOY DRIVE!  TOGETHER WE CAN HELP ALL FAMILIES AND CHILDREN HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!!!

 

December Events

Dec 1st- 1st Sunday of Advent

Dec. 6th – 11:30 dismissal- Parent teacher conferences

Dec. 7th- 11:30 Dismissal

Dec. 6- St. Nicholas Day

Dec.9th- 2nd Sunday of Advent

Dec. 10th- Advent Confessions

Dec. 12th- Christmas Concert 6:00- PLEASE WEAR YOUR CHRISTMAS BEST!! NO JEANS OR SNEAKERS PLEASE

Dec. 16th- 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 21st- Santa Breakfast-DRESS UP DAY- CHRISTMAS SUNDAY BEST- NO JEANS OR SNEAKERS ARE PERMITTED

             10:30 Mass

             11:30 Dismissal

Dec. 23rd- 4th Sunday of Advent

Merry Christmas and have a Happy, Healthy, Safe Christmas Break!!!!

 

 

We will have snack everyday in class.  Please send in a healthy peanut/tree but free snack and extra drink for your son or daughter to enjoy. 

 

ELA
You can help at home by:

Taking a trip to your local library and find books that spark your child’s interest in reading and writing!
Encourage your child to use reading strategies such as prediction, visualizing, and making connections to their own experience to help him or her with their reading.

Math
You can help at home by:

Practicing adding and subtracting at home without using fingers
Practice skip counting by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (Ex: 4,8,12,16) To help prepare for multiplication. We have started!!!!
If you have a computer , play some math games. ( I like the site www.abcya.com) 

  

Class Schedule: 

Monday- Gym and Spanish

Tuesday- Art and Gym

Wednesday- Music and Spanish

Thursday- Technology

Friday- Library and Spanish


We will be attending Mass together as a class every Wednesday




Important Information:
I can be reached by email at dwaller@olqany.org or by sending a note in with your child.
No food containing peanuts or tree nuts are permitted in the classroom.
NO TOYS are permitted in the classroom. Please have your son or daughter leave toys at home.  
Please send in an extra water bottle with your son or daughter on gym days or when the weather is very warm.

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Classroom wishlist: ( These are some items we can always use in the classroom if you have any extra that you can donate throughout the year)   
                                 Thank you!!!!
-dry erase markers
-dice
-extra multiplication/division flash cards
-colored pens



                                  Just a few housekeeping items:

If your son or daughter is absent from school an absent note MUST be sent in upon returning to school to excuse the absence.