Mrs. DeNonno

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Third Grade is a wonderful year filled with a variety of ways to learn. Students make in class hands on projects in each subject throughout the year as well as use Chromebooks to do research and enhance lessons. In Reading we read different novels throughout the year. Some favorites are Stone Fox, Peter Pan, and Charlotte’s Web. In E.L.A. we do essays and Research papers following the Writing process consistently. In Social Studies we focus on learning about different countries. One of the interesting topics we cover in Science is the Solar System. What we learn in Religion class permeates the entire curriculum.

I love teaching here at Good Shepherd for so many reasons. I believe as a teacher that Jesus should be the heart of the curriculum. All students should be seen as Jesus sees them, with love and compassion. This is what makes being a teacher at Good Shepherd so special. It is Christ centered which brings about excellence in education.

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12/5

11:30 Dismissal tomorrow

11:45 Dismissal Friday

2 x tables quiz tomorrow

Tonight write the 2 x tables up to 10 twice in your Math NB

Ch. 3 Math Test Tuesday

Unit 5 Vocab Test Friday

Tonight write your vocab words with their definition one time in your ELA NB.

 

12/4

No homework tonight because of Tree Lighting at church.

ELA Progress Grammar Test tomorrow

2 x Tables quiz Thursday

Unit 5 Vocab Test Friday

Math Ch. 3 Test next Tuesday

 

 

12/3

Math Soft WB page 48

Math Chapter 3 Test next Tuesday

ELA WB Progress Grammar Test Wed-study pages 46-50

2 x Tables Quiz Thursday

Unit 5 Vocabulary Test Friday

 

11/29

Very important-Report card time slips went home today. Check folders. Christmas show ticket order forms went home today as well

Peter Pan-Chapter 2 Summary-First, next, then, at the end in Stop and Jot

Unit 5 Spelling Test tomorrow

 

11/28

“Peter Pan” Chapter 1 First, next, then, and at the end summary in Stop and Jot, also answer #1 on page 146 in  Stop and Jot

Times tables quiz tomorrow

Grammar Test Wed-ELA Progress WB pages 46-50

Unit 5 Spelling Test Friday

 

11/27

Turn in Report Card appointment request paper

Friday ends the First Trimester- All tests after Friday will be put toward second trimester

Math WB pages 45 and 46

Zero and One times table quiz Thursday

Religion WB page 54 due Thursday for a grade

ELA Progress WB Grammar Test next Wed on pages 46-50

Unit 5 Spelling Test Friday

Classic Novel Book Report due Jan. 8th-paper went home and is posted down below-We will display them for Catholic Schools Week which is in January

 

11/26

Report Card appointment sheet went home today-please return as soon as possible-first come first serve basis

Math WB page 42

Vocabulary WB page 50

Religion WB page 54 due Thursday for a grade

Zero and One times tables quiz Thursday

Grammar Test next Wed on ELA Progress WB pages 46-50

Unit 5 Spelling Test this Friday

Classic Novel book report assignment paper went home today (I have included it below) Students should have a Classic novel pleasure reader no later than next Monday

 

Classic Novel Book Report Assignment

Due January 8th

 

 

  • Choose a Classic novel that you would like to read for this assignment.
  • Don’t forget to bring your book in by Friday of this week or no later than Monday of next week.
  • After reading your Classic novel type a 4  paragraph essay (outline provided below) on it and draw 2 or 3 illustrations that go with the story.
  • Your essay should be typed with a cover page.  
  • Your illustrations should be done on separate pieces of paper.

 

 

Essay Outline

 

Paragraph 1-Introduction paragraph- Introduce your book. Include the title and the author. Who are the characters? Where does the story take place?

 

Paragraph 2– Tell what your story was about. Summarize your story.

 

Paragraph 3– Who was your favorite character? Tell why this character was your favorite.

 

Paragraph 4– Conclusion-Tell what you liked most about your book. Tell why you would or would not recommend this book to a friend.

11/21

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you so very much for the generous gift. I appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. Enjoy the holiday!

 

11/20

No homework pass tonight. Enjoy family and preparations for Thanksgiving. 

Students may bring in a light breakfast tomorrow to have after Mass.

Mass tomorrow at 9am, all are welcome.

11:45 Dismissal tomorrow

 

 

11/16

Science Test Tuesday

Zero and One times tables quiz Thursday after we return from Thanksgiving. 

After Thanksgiving we will begin reading the classic novel “Peter Pan” as a class. The students should have a classic novel pleasure reader by Friday of the week we return. There will be an assignment to go with their book. I like the “Classic Starts” books. Peter Pan is a Classic Starts book.

Also starting next week  I will be doing Fountas and Pinnell with each student to identify their reading level so far in the school year. Their reading level will be given to you at parent teacher conferences along with the report card and Terra Nova results.

 

11/15

A big thank you to all of those who donated for the Mary’s Helpers Bake Sale as it was a huge success! Because you were so generous we have enough goodies to extend the bake sale to tomorrow, Friday 11/15 so the kids can bring in money for tomorrow as well. A big thank you to everyone for supporting our bake sale! “Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me.” I know Christ will bless you for all you have given that will in turn help many people in need as well as teach our students the importance of service. 

Unit 4 Vocab test tomorrow.

ELA Progress WB-page  48 Independent practice.

Phonics- page 28

Math-page 38-only #s 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This is a challenging lesson so we are taking it apart and doing a little at a time. I told the students to try their best on these problems but if they have difficulty we will be having another lesson on this topic tomorrow. I just would like to see that they tried. 

Science notes went home today and are posted below. Test Tuesday

Zero and One times table quiz Thursday after Thanksgiving.

 

 

11/13

Mary’s Helpers Bake Sale this Thursday during lunch-everything is $1-to benefit our club to help those in need- Our club meeting is this Thursday 3-4:30pm in my classroom.

ELA Progress WB page 47- Independent Practice at bottom of page #s 1, 2, and 3

Vocab WB page 43

Math WB page 36

Unit 4 Vocab Test Friday

Science Test next Tuesday 11/20-See notes below-focus on the notes for the test

Times Table quiz on the Zero and One multiplication tables Thursday AFTER Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

11/8

Religion Chapter 2 Test Tuesday

Unit 4 Vocabulary Test Friday

Science Unit 1 Test Tuesday 11/20- I will give the students a study guide that will reflect what is on the test. They should focus on the study guide. I am posting it here below:

Science

Properties of Matter

Study Guide for Unit Test

The Test is Tuesday 11/20

JMJ

 

 

  • Ice is an example of a solid.
  • An object that is less dense than water will float.
  • If something was added to a glass of water that made the water rise, although the water leveled got higher the volume of the water stayed the same because no additional water was added. For example, lime slices added to a glass of water.
  • When ice turns to water-this is the process of freezing
  • A property of vinegar is that it takes the shape of its container.
  • If Jane has 15 ml of water in a graduated cylinder and she puts a rock into the cylinder the volume in the cylinder is now 20 ml. What is the volume of the rock?
  • The more dense an object the more particles it has packed together.
  • The property of matter that determines floating and sinking is density.
  • Buoyancy is the ability of an object to float. If the object is least buoyant it will sink.
  • The most accurate is measuring.
  • A Graduated Cylinder is how to measure volume in a lab experiment.
  • Weight is not the same as density.

 

 

 

11/7

School will be closed Friday for a professional day for teachers and on Monday in observance of Veterans Day

Terra Novas- The Terra Nova test results will be given to parents on report card night. The results are not available until that night. Thank you.

Vocab page 42-also write the unit 4 spelling words in ELA NB 5 x each because we are going to take the Unit 4 Spelling test tomorrow. Unit 4 Vocab test is next Friday

Religion Ch. 2 Test Tuesday

 

11/6

School closed Friday-Teacher Professional Day

School closed Monday for Veterans Day

Vocab page 41

Math see NB for some review problems-

Solve using partial sum=break apart

  1. 235+125=
  2. 321+233=
  3. 456+980=
  4. 856+124=

Chapter 2 Math Test tomorrow

Chapter 2 Religion Test Tuesday

Unit 4 Vocabulary Test next Friday

 

 

11/1

Happy All Saints Day

Math hard cover book p. 41 odd #s only

Vocabulary page 40

“Cam Jansen” Test tomorrow

Unit 4 Spelling Test tomorrow

Math Ch. 2 Test Wed

There will be a reading comprehension test next Tuesday-students will read a story and answer questions. With this test they will be asked to compare and contrast 2 stories they read in the ELA Progress WB Unit 1.

 

10/31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! NO HOMEWORK

10/30

Thank you to all those who donated Halloween costumes and attended the Mary’s Helpers October meeting to make goody bags for Halloween. I dropped the costumes and goody bags off at Operation Helping Hands and they were thrilled. Many children will have a happy Halloween thanks to your generosity. 

Bring in a bag of candy or something to share with the class tomorrow for the Halloween Arts and Craft goody bags we are going to make. Each child will come home with his/her own bag.

We have completed Chapter 2 in Math. We started the review for the test. Tonight’s homework is review page 40 even numbers only. The Chapter 2 Math test will be next Wed.

“Cam Jansen” test has been moved to Friday instead of Thursday.

Spelling Test this Friday

There will be a reading comprehension test next Tuesday-students will read a story and answer questions. With this test they will be asked to compare and contrast 2 stories they read in the ELA Progress WB Unit 1.

 

10/29

Bring in a bag of candy or something to be shared out in Halloween goody bags for Halloween day. The students will do an arts and crafts project in the classroom where they decorate bags for Halloween and then we will fill them for each child to take home that day.

Math Soft WB pages 31 and 32-Chapter 2 Math Test next Wed.

ELA-World of Language book page 56 A and B Even numbers only in ELA NB

Japan Packet test tomorrow

“Cam Jansen” test Thursday

Book Report Project due this Friday

There will be a reading comprehension test next Tuesday-students will read a story and answer questions. With this test they will be asked to compare and contrast 2 stories they read in the ELA Progress WB Unit 1.

 

10/25

Tomorrow is Pizza Day

ELA Progress WB-Do question #4 on page 34. Highlight or underline in the story where you found your answer evidence.

Math soft WB page 28

Vocabulary Unit 3 Test tomorrow

Japan Packet Test Tuesday

“Cam Jansen” test next Thursday-study your Case Detective Report little packet and your summaries. Make sure you can explain with examples what the mystery is and who and how it was solved step by step-First, next, then, at the end

Mystery Book Report due next Friday 11/2

 

10/24

Pizza Day Friday

Math Soft WB p. 26-no rounding  Hard cover pages due tomorrow for quiz grade

“Cam Jansen” Answer the last two questions from The Detective Case Report about how the mystery was solved in Stop and Jot

Unit 3 Vocab Test Friday

Japan Packet Test Tuesday

Book Report Project due Nov. 2

 

10/23

Mary’s Helpers Thursday October 25 3-4:30pm in my classroom

Pizza Day is Friday

Science Lab 3 Science Lab 3 Vocab Quiz tomorrow-Also know that the more dense an object is the more likely it is to sink in water-why that is

Cam Jansen First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot

Math soft WB p. 24- hard cover pages 28 and 29 on looseleaf for a grade due Thursday

Japan Packet Test next Tuesday-We continue to work on our Japan Research project in class

Mystery Book Report Project due Nov. 2nd

We will celebrate October Birthdays on Halloween 

For Halloween-students may bring in candy or some sort of treat to share with the class. We will decorate goody bags and share out the candy by filling our goody bags. 

 

10/22

Pizza Day this Friday

“Cam Jansen” First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot

Math p. 22 WB; hardcover book pages 28 and 29 on loose leaf for a quiz grade due Thursday

Science Lab 3 Vocab Quiz Wed-Also know that the more dense an object is the more likely it is to sink in water-why that is

Japan Packet Test next Tuesday-We continue to work on our Japan Research project in class

Mystery Book Report Project due Nov. 2nd

We will celebrate October Birthdays on Halloween 

For Halloween-students may bring in candy or some sort of treat to share with the class. We will decorate goody bags and share out the candy by filling our goody bags. 

10/18

Pizza money due tomorrow

Math WB page 20

For a Math Quiz grade- Hard cover Math book do pages 28 and 29 on looseleaf to be turned in next Thursday

Reading-“Cam Jansen” Chapter 4 Summary in Stop and Jot using First, next, then, and at the end

Vocabulary page 32

Unit 3 Spelling Test Monday

Unit 3 Vocabulary Test next Friday

 

10/17

Pizza Money due this Friday

Math page 18

Vocabulary Unit 3- Write a sentence for each word in your ELA NB-the Unit 3 Spelling Test will be Monday and the vocabulary test for this unit will be next Friday

Reading Summary for “Cam Jansen” was done in class today

Mystery Book Report Project due Nov. 2nd

 

10/16

Because of the trip in the morning and then Holy Hour in the afternoon the Science test will be tomorrow. We will resume our normal routine tomorrow. 

10/15

Wear gym uniform tomorrow for trip-you may bring in a light breakfast tomorrow. We will be back to school in time for lunch.

“Cam Jansen” Chapters 1 and 2 summary in Stop and Jot-First, next, then, at then end also answer the question Why is Cam called Cam?

Science Lab 2 quiz tomorrow

 

10/11

Remember to dress down in orange tomorrow for $1.00

 

10/10

The students are working hard on the Terra Novas. As a special treat they may bring in a snack tomorrow and Friday to have when we take our morning break.

Dress down Friday in orange for $1.00

Science-Lab 2 Investigation 2 Vocabulary(page 12) and Lab quiz next Tuesday-students should be able to explain in writing with details and examples of  what happened to the volume of the water as it was poured into different sized containers. ( the water volume stayed the same even though it went into different shaped containers)

In Social Studies we are working on an in class research project about Japan. 

October Mystery Book Report goes home today. I am also posting it here below. Attached to the one they bring home is the Mystery Elements checklist. We will be reading a Cam Jansen Mystery book in class as a class and they will have a packet with that book. They should have their Mystery pleasure reader with them every day. 

Mystery Book Report

Due November 2nd

Everyone should have a Mystery book that they will read for this book report.

After reading your book:

Make a poster about your book. Your poster should represent your book and include the elements of a Mystery novel. For example, use index cards to write the elements of your mystery.

Suspects

Detective

Witnesses

Setting

Plot-the mystery that needs solving

Clues

Red Herrings

Place your index cards around you poster with pictures you cut out, draw, or print from computer to go with the cards.

Check off on each element as you find them in your book on the Ingredients for a Mystery worksheet and attach that to your poster as well. We will proudly publish them in our hallways!

(Common Core Standard W.3.3.b-Use descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.- We will be studying how all of the characters in a Mystery respond to a situation-the mystery to be solved in the book you are reading on your own and the one we are reading in class.)

 

10/9

There will be little to no homework this week due to Terra Nova Testing.

Dress Down for $1.00 this Friday in orange

Terra Novas will continue through Friday.

Unit 2 Vocabulary Test will be tomorrow -We will take it before the Terra Nova testing begins

Science-Lab 2 Investigation 2 Vocabulary(page 12) and Lab quiz next Tuesday-students should be able to explain in writing with details and examples of  what happened to the volume of the water as it was poured into different sized containers. ( the water volume stayed the same even though it went into different shaped containers)

Tomorrow I will be sending home the Mystery Book Report assignment. The students should have their Mystery books in class with them every day for pleasure reader to read during Silent Sustained Reading time.  We will be reading a Cam Jansen Mystery novel as a class during October.

 

 

10/5

As a reminder 3rd grade through 8th grade will be taking the Terra Nova Test next week. The test will given Tuesday-Friday. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast. Thank you. Enjoy the long weekend.

10/4

Study for Chapter 1 Religion Test-tomorrow

11:45 Dismissal tomorrow-9AM Mass-full uniform

10/3

Chapter 1 Math Test tomorrow-We reviewed today in class

Vocabulary-Write a sentence for each word in your ELA NB-you may write your sentences as a story too if you choose

Religion Ch. 1 Test Friday

Unit 2 Vocab Test Tuesday

First Friday Mass and early dismissal Friday

 

10/2

Mystery books are due tomorrow. 

ELA Progress WB- Read “Old Stormalong and the Octopus” on pages 22 and 23-Do Cite Evidence A and B on page 22 and answer the 3 questions on page 23

Math WB page 16

Math Chapter 1 Test Thursday

Religion Ch. 1 Test Friday

Unit 2 Vocab Test Tuesday

First Friday Mass and early dismissal Friday

 

Bring in Mystery pleasure reader by Wed. There will be a book report for this book. I will give it out Wed.

Reading- Today we read “John Henry” in the big ELA Progress WB. Tonight for homework answer the following question in ELA NB- “What is the central message or lesson of the story about John Henry?” The central message is a lesson to be learned from the story like the moral of the story. 

Math-Hardcover Math Book-p. 18 #7 and p. 19 #9 – Chapter 1 Test Review- the test is Thursday 

Study for “Stone Fox” comprehension test tomorrow

Religion Test Friday

Unit 2 Vocabulary Test next Tuesday

 

9/27

Dress down in yellow for $1 tomorrow

Math Worksheet-Review for Ch. 1 Test which is Thursday

Vocab page 22

Stone Fox test Tuesday

*Chapter 1 Religion Test next Friday

 

9/26

Vocab p. 20

Math-Review of Expanded Form and Standard Form for Chapter 1 Test next Thursday-see NB-

WRITE THE NUMBERS IN EXPANDED FORM

321____ +______+_____

468____ +______ + _____

578____ +______+______

924____+______+_____

787____+______+_____

990____+_____+____

650____+_____+____

WRITE NUMBERS IN STANDARD FORM

600 + 40+2= ________

400 + 60 + 9=_______

200 + 70 + 3= ________

100 + 40 + 9=______

Spelling Test Friday

Stone Fox Test Tuesday

Unit 2 Vocab Test 10/9

 

9/25

*Dress down tomorrow in Red for Johnny Appleseed Day! (free, no dollar needed) 

Bring in a Mystery novel for the month of October as your pleasure reader-there will be an October book report for this book. Please have it in by next Wed. October 3rd ( I recommend the A-Z Mystery books, Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, Cam Jansen- remember the books should not be confused with the Horror genre. Should have the elements of a mystery.)

“Stone Fox”- First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot-We finished the book today-

“Stone Fox” test Tuesday

Math page 14- 

Math Chapter 1 Test next Thursday-We will be doing Chapter Review in class this week. 

Unit 2 Spelling Test Friday

Because of Reading and Math test next week the Unit 2 Vocabulary Test will on Tuesday October 9 instead of next Friday

 

9/24

Science Test tomorrow-Lab Learner p. 1 vocab words and turn in paragraph and drawing

ELA Big WB- p. 13 answer questions 1 and 2 Comprehension Check in ELA NB

“Stone Fox”-Chapter 8 First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot

Math WB p. 12 #s 2, 3, and 4

Spelling Test Unit 2 Words Friday

 

9/20

Dress Down in purple for $1 to benefit Alzeimers

Vocabulary Page 13

Math Page 13- Odd numbers only including the odd number word problems

Unit 1 Vocabulary Test tomorrow

Science Test Tuesday-page 1 vocab words and turn in paragraph with illustration

9/19

Math p. Even #s only. We did the word problems together in class.

Map test tomorrow on Oceans and Continents.

Unit 1 Vocab Test this Friday

Science Vocab Test Tuesday on Lab Learner page one words. Also, students came home today with a yellow sheet with a piece of loose leaf attached. They are to write a paragraph explaining what happened to the ice cube in Lab today-how it changed from one state of matter to another. On the yellow sheet they are to draw a picture of what happened to the ice to go with their paragraph. This will be turned in the day of the Vocab test Tuesday-I will  combine the Vocab test with the differentiated paragraph/illustration for test grade. Due Tuesday

 

9/18

Math Page 10

“Stone Fox” Chapter 7- First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot

Map Test Thursday- Continents and Oceans

Vocabulary Unit 1 Test Friday

 

9/17

“Stone Fox” Packet page 17 Questions 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9 (Summary was done in class today for Chapter 6)

Math WB page- 8

Map Test Thursday-Continents and Oceans

Vocabulary Unit 1 Test Friday

 

9/13

Math- page 6

Reading- First, next, then, at the end summary in Stop and Jot

Spelling Test tomorrow

Picture Day Monday-dress up

 

9/12

Individual Pictures are Monday- Dress up. (you do not have to wear your uniform for these pictures)

Gym Thursday-Wear your Gym uniform tomorrow

“Stone Fox”- Chapter 3 Summary in Stop and Jot- First, next, then, at the end,

Math WB p. 4- number lines

 

 

9/11

Individual Pictures are Monday-Forms went home today. Dress up. (you do not have to wear your uniform for these pictures)

Gym Thursday-Wear your Gym uniform on Thursday

“Stone Fox”- Chapter 2 Summary in Stop and Jot- First, next, then, at the end,

Vocabulary page 11

Math-Finish p. 2 in WB- #’s 4, 5, 6, and 7

Spelling Test on Unit 1 words from Vocabulary WB this Friday

Unit 1 Vocabulary Test NEXT Friday

 

 

9/10

We started reading the book “Stone Fox” as a class today. In their Stop and Jots they are to write a summary of Chapter 1- First, Next, Then, at the end

Math WB P.2 #s 1,2, and 3 only

Vocabulary P

Spelling test this Friday on the Unit 1 Vocab words

Unit 1 Vocab test on words and their meaning NEXT Friday

Gym is Thursday-wear Gym Uniform to school Thursday

Individual Pictures are Monday-dress up ( you do not have to wear uniform on that day)

9/7

A few reminders-

Class Pictures Monday-everyone in full uniform

Gym is Thursday. Don’t forget to wear your gym uniform to school on Thursday.

Bring in earbuds or headphones to be kept in the classroom by Wed.

Bring in supplies-tissues, wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizers

All books covered by Monday

 

9/6

Parent Orientation tonight 7PM-Meet in the auditorium for general meeting. Visit to classroom will follow.

Cover Math Books

All books covered by Monday

All students need earbuds or headphones that will be kept in the classroom all year for Chromebook and IPad time. Please have these by Wed of next week.

Bring in tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels. Thanks.

Gym will be on Thursdays at 2pm. Gym begins next Thursday. Don’t forget to wear your gym uniform on Thursdays.

 

9/5- Welcome back! It was a great day but a little warm so the students should bring in water bottles this week to stay hydrated and cool.

ELA Workbooks went home today to be covered in clear contact paper. Tomorrow I will send home the Math and Religion workbooks to be covered. All books should be covered by Monday.

Please fill out both blue emergency cards and send them back to school tomorrow. Also, lunch forms are due no later than tomorrow.

We are in need of some classroom supplies. Please bring in  tissues and and or wipes. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Parent Orientation night is tomorrow night, 9/6, at 7PM. The night will start in the auditorium for the general assembly and then you will come to our classroom. Hope to see everyone.

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