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Welcome to Mrs. Bruno’s 3rd Grade Web-Page!

Email: lbruno@stathanasiusacademy.org

 

  2018-2019 School Year

 WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE web-page! I am enthusiastic and honored to be your third grade teacher. I aim for each student to be the best that they can be through learning, determination, hard work, compassion, kindness, guidance, prayer and respect for all. My students become my children and the class becomes a family of God! 

                                 

    To the parents, I say THANK YOU for choosing St. Athanasius Catholic Academy and for valuing the importance of raising your children in our faith.  I appreciate and understand your sacrifices.  Thank you for your support, I look forward to a fun filled and memorable new school year filled with lots of learning and accomplishments. 

 

Jesus
is the reason
for the season! 🙂

 

 

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H.W. Week  of  12/10 – 12/14

Monday:  
Reading: read for 20 minutes and complete a reading response in notebook. 
Spelling; ABC order, 3 times each, and sentences, Workbook pgs 70-72,due Fri Quiz Fri 
Vocabulary: ABC order, definitions and sentences, quiz Friday. 
Practice: pg 117
Math: Math workbook pgs 75-76 and as a result of today’s quiz write out on loose-leaf the patterns and/or multiplication properties  that we identified in class notes for the  0,1,2,5,9, and 10 times table! To be handed in tomorrow, NO EXCUSES! Chapter 5 test next Monday 11/17. 
Science: Content vocabulary quiz for Chapter 3 on Friday 12/14 , write out all vocabulary definitions and use in a sentence, due by Friday. Test will be  Tuesday 12/18. Will get Study guide to be completed. 
Religion: Pray daily and help to spread the Good News. Religion test on Monday 12/17, define all seasons of the Church year. 

Attention: Grade 3 will be going to the Christmas Boutique on Wednesday 12/12 at 1 p.m., parents can meet us in the auditorium or send money in a labeled envelope. 

Tuesday
Reading:Read for minimum of 20 minutes and complete a reading response in  Reading Log notebook,  complete with a proper school heading.  Include the title, author, genre, characters, and # of pages read. Write a minimum of five sentences telling about your favorite character or event of the story. You can include the most interesting or exciting part. A new fact or word that you learned, or a brief summary.
Vocabulary: ABC order, definition, and sentences. Quiz Fri 
Spelling: ABC order, 3 times each, and sentences, Workbook pgs 70-72,due Fri Quiz Fri
Math:
Math workbook pgs 77-78 Chapter 5 test next Monday 11/17. 
Science:
Content vocabulary quiz for Chapter 3 on Friday 12/14 , write out all vocabulary definitions and use in a sentence, due by Friday. Chapter 3 Test will be  Tuesday 12/18. Will get Study guide to be completed. 
Religion:
Pray daily and help to spread the Good News. Religion test on Monday 12/17, define all seasons of the Church year. 
  Practice: pg 115
 

Wednesday:
Reading:Read for minimum of 20 minutes and complete a reading response in  Reading Log notebook,  complete with a proper school heading.  Include the title, author, genre, characters, and # of pages read. Write a minimum of five sentences telling about your favorite character or event of the story. You can include the most interesting or exciting part. A new fact or word that you learned, or a brief summary.
 Vocabulary: ABC order, definition, and sentences. Quiz Fri 
Spelling: ABC order, 3 times each, and sentences, Workbook pgs ,due Fri Quiz Fri
Practice: pg 118
Math: Math workbook pgs 79-80 and begin to review for Chapter 5 test next Monday 11/17. 
Science: Content vocabulary quiz for Chapter 3 on Friday 12/14 , write out all vocabulary definitions and use in a sentence, due by Friday. Test will be  Tuesday 12/18. Will get Study guide to be completed. 
Religion: Pray daily and help to spread the Good News. Religion test on Monday 12/17, define all seasons of the Church year. 

 

Thursday: 
 Reading:Read for minimum of 20 minutes and complete a reading response in  Reading Log notebook,  complete with a proper school heading.  Include the title, author, genre, characters, and # of pages read. Write a minimum of five sentences telling about your favorite character or event of the story. You can include the most interesting or exciting part. A new fact or word that you learned, or a brief summary.

 Vocabulary: ABC order, definition, and sentences. Quiz tomorrow
Spelling: ABC order, 3 times each, and sentences, Workbook pgs, Quiz tomorrow.
Practice: page 123

Religion: Be Kind, find the time to Pray daily and help to spread the Good News. 
MathW.B pg- .

Friday: 
Reading: Reread Author a True Story and complete practice page 124      instead of reading response and study for test on Tuesday.
Math:
Practice: pg 124  
Science: Chapter 3 Test Wednesday 12/19  Projects are due 12/17 
Religion: Go to tree lighting mass at 5:30 this Saturday and join the community in preparing for the coming of Jesus. Remember the family that prays together stays together. 

Science Project: Choose a habitat that interests you to do a research project on. The choices are Ocean, Rain-forest, Desert, Forest, Arctic or Wetland Habitats. The project consists of 2 parts. Due December 17.
Part 1: Read an Expository/Informational text on the chosen habitat and complete a book report. Be sure to include the following information in the report. Title, genre must be Nonfiction/ Expository text. Name the habitat and tell about the climate, weather, describe the land-forms and give details about the environment,types of organisms that live there, the  natural resources it provides, what the organisms get from this environment, name some or 1 specific animal and give details about their adaptations that allow the animal to survive in this specific habitat, name characteristics of the animal and other organisms that inhabit it, and any fun and/or interesting facts about the habitat and the animal. This part will count towards an ELA  book report grade. Please make  sure that the written report  is your best and neatest work, and that it is stapled in-between 2 sheets of colored construction paper with a creative cover.  
Part 2: Create a Diorama to depict your chosen habitat. Be sure that it includes the characteristics of the habitat and animals that live there. The diorama must be 3 dimensional,  a realistic representation of the habitat and creative. A large index card must be attached to the top of the diorama with the students, name, grade, name of Habitat and some important facts about it. They will be reading  this index card to present their dioramas.   Many household items can be used such as;  a shoe-box, plastic containers, construction paper, plastic figurines/animals.clay, play-dough, sand, soil, paint, crayons, markers, cotton balls, aluminum foil, recycled items,(anything that is not food). Be creative and have fun! This part will count towards a Science report grade. Please contact me with any questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Report:
There will be 2 parts to this report.

Part 1: Decorated Saint Cutout: Due 10/29
For the first part the students came home with a rexo stating instructions about picking a saint to do a presentation on and to decorate the cutout provided. This should be cutout and placed on construction paper and decorated to look like the saint. Please be creative, you can use different materials to decorate. Please do your best work, these will be displayed. Attach a post card to the bottom of this page with the information required about your saint.    This will count as a religion report grade. Due October 29.

Part 2: Biography Report on Saint: Due 11/2
For this part the students are to do a complete  written report in paragraph form telling all about their saint. They can get their gathered information by reading a book about the saint, an article, or by researching on the web. The report must include the date and place of birth, what they are famous for, what are they the patron saint of, what day are they celebrated and how, some interesting information about the saint. Tell all about your saint. The more details you can provide the  better. All should be written neatly in paragraph form. The report also needs a cover page on construction paper with the  Saint’s name and picture of the saint, please be creative. Also put student’s name and grade in bottom right corner.  This will count as an ELA Report grade. Due November 2nd. 

 

 

 

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Important Reminders, Notices and Dates. 

Reminders:

Winter Uniform is in effect!
boys: button down shirt and tie, navy dress pants, school shoes. 
girls: jumper with tights 
or navy dress pants, button down shirt with tie and school black shoes with strap.  

Gym on Monday, wear sneakers and gym uniform. 

 

 

 

  • 12/5 School meeting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium to discuss the process for developing plans for the future of the academy. I kindly request your presence at this important meeting. I look forward to seeing you there.
  • 12/6 3rd grade will be attending the school Scholastic Book fair at approximately 1 pm, parents are welcomed to meet us in auditorium and help students shop for amazing books. Please send money in a labeled envelope with child’s name.
  • 12/7    12 p.m. Early Dismissal and First Friday Mass

  • 12/7 Report Card distribution at Parent- Teacher Conferences. I look forward to meeting with all of you. 

  • 12/12 Grade 3 will be going to the Christmas Boutique on Wednesday 12/12 at 1 p.m., parents can meet us in the auditorium or send money in a labeled envelope. 

  • 12/20 Breakfast with Santa. Please return form with $20.  fee by 12/17 to participate. The cost includes a yummy warm breakfast, Christmas activity, photo with Santa and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift card.
  • Gym will be every Monday. Please wear Gym uniform on Monday with sneakers. 
  • Please submit the last  page of the parent -student handbook. please print, sign and hand in as soon as possible. 
  • Please sign and return the last page of third grade policy report that was handed out or sent home on parent night. Thank you!

Help us support our school and raise money for our children’s education!

  • If you are an Amazon customer sign onto www.Amazonsmile.com and add us to your Charity so that we can raise money for our school. Amazon will give us a 0.5% of the price you spend for our children.

 

 

Box Tops for Education will be collected. Send boxtops glued or taped to collection sheets or in ziplock bags(25 box tops/bag). Bonus boxtops should not be put on collection sheets. Sign up with Shoprite Supermarket (https://shopriteformyschool.com) to get added bonuses for our school.

 

 

  • $1 Mission money will be collected once a month on every first Monday. When we join together, we can help others in need.  
  • Please donate to the food pantry! Our charity work means so much to so many! 

Reminders:

  • Please be sure that your child arrives to school on time , from 7:50- 8:00 a.m, this is an important time for them to organize their day and to pray together. 
  • Please note that pickup time for dismissal is promptly at 3:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Book Report Assignment Guidelines

 Pick one Chapter book you have read this summer and complete the following on loose leaf.

 

  • Write title, author, genre, setting, and summary. 
  • Pick two main characters and write about them in paragraph form. Give details about their personalities and actions in the book.
  • In paragraph form write about something new you learned from the book.
  • Pick two vocabulary words from your book, define and write an original sentence for each one.
  • Choose an interesting sentence from your book to share.  Explain why you picked it.
  • Would you recommend this book to your classmates? Why or why not?
  • Would you read another book by this author? Explain why or why not?
  • Cover: Include the title, author, your name and grade. Draw and color an original and colorful picture for your cover on construction paper. Be creative and neat.
  • Please note that this should be the student’s  best work. It will count as their first ELA grade, and also allow me to assess their areas of strength and where additional review is needed. Due on Friday 9/7.

 

Student’s Supplies

  • 9 – composition notebooks (100 pages) Please label each with subject and name. (Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading/ELA,  Religion,  Spelling/Vocabulary,  Writing/Journal,  Reading Log,  and Homework)
  • 6 – folders labeled, (Homework/Notices, ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Scholastic)
  • 2- boxes of No. 2 pencils – at least 5 sharpened daily
  • pencil sharpener 
  • 1 – crayons (24 pack)
  • 1 – box of washable thin markers  and/or colored pencils
  • 1 – child sized scissors
  • 2 – glue sticks
  • 1 – 12 inch ruler (n0 metal)
  • 1 – soft pencil case (no hard plastic or metal)
  • 2 – Independent Reading Books
  • 1 – pocket dictionary
  • 1 – package of loose leaf paper (wide ruled with margin)
  • 1 – highlighter
  • 1 – package of Expo dry eraser markers, black and multi color.
  • 1 pack of construction paper
  • 4 large stretch book covers for text books.

Classroom Supplies

  • 2 – boxes of tissues
  • 1 – hand sanitizer large
  • 1 – roll of bounty paper towels
  • 1 – package of baby wipes
  • 1 – Clorox wipes 
  • 1 box gallon size ziplock bags  (if last name begins A-K)
  • 1 box sandwich size ziplock bags  (if last name begins L-Z)
  • 1 ream of white copy/printing paper
  • 1HP #61 printer cartridge 1black and/or 1 color  (optional wish list)

Home Supplies

  • 2 – rolls of clear contact paper to cover soft workbooks only, all workbooks must be covered. 
  • 1 – packages of loose leaf paper (wide  ruled with margin)
  • 1 – ruler
  • Construction paper
  • Pencils, crayons, washable markers
  • Oak tag

Please note that the above listed supplies will be continuously used throughout the school year and may need to be replenished if requested. I thank you so much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Homework week of 1/16/18 – 1/19/18

Posted on January 21, 2018

Tuesday:

Reading/ELA:  Read for 20 minutes and complete a reading response in Reading/ELA notebook. The response should consist of title, author, genre, #of pages read (for example, pgs 1-10), and a detailed summary of what they read. Be sure to include characters, setting, and events.
Reading: Study for test tomorrow on Author: A True Story
Spelling: (67) workbook pg 68. ABC order, 3 times each and sentences due tomorrow. Quiz Friday. 
Vocabulary: ABC order, 3 times each and definitions. Quiz Friday. 
Math: My Math pgs 3331-332 NY Progress pgs 26-28,29-33 due Fri.
Practice:  page 115
Religion : Chapter 5 test tomorrow, study!
Science: Chapter 4 test 1/23
Social Studies: Chapter 5 Test 1/25

Wednesday: 
Reading/ELA:  Read for 30 minutes and complete a reading response in Reading/ELA notebook. The response should consist of title, author, genre, #of pages read (for example, pgs 1-10), and a detailed summary of what they read. Be sure to include characters, setting, and events.  
Spelling:
Vocabulary:
Grammar:
Math: My Math pgs  
Science: Test Chapter 4 Tues 1/23
 Religion: Pray daily and keep the Kingdom of God alive by your kind actions.
Social Studies: Chapter 5 Test 1/25



 Thursday: 
Reading/ELA:  Read for 20 minutes and complete a reading response in Reading/ELA notebook. The response should consist of title, author, genre, #of pages read (for example, pgs 1-10), and a detailed summary of what they read. Be sure to include characters, setting, and events.
Spelling:
Vocabulary:
Practice:   
Grammar :  
Math:  
Science: Test Chapter 4 Tues 1/23  complete Study guide. 
Social Studies
:  review for Test Chapter 2 Thurs 1/25,complete study guide.
Religion: .Pray daily and keep the Kingdom of God alive by your kind actions. Go to mass on Sunday! 

Friday :

Science: Habitat report and diorama are due

Posted on January 19, 2018


Habitat Report topic and book or article title that you will be reading is due.Choose from Ocean Habitat, Rain Forest Habitat, Wetlands Habitat, Arctic Habitat, or Desert Habitat. Please submit information on loose-leaf by the end of the week 12/15. I’ve been asking that the students begin to gather their materials and begin the research process of choosing a book or articles to write about their topic.  The written report must include specific details about  the special features and characteristics of the habitat. What kinds of organisms live there? What is the weather like? Where can this habitat be found on earth? What special adaptations must an organism have to survive in this habitat? Report must have a colorful cover on construction paper with title of  title of habitat, students name and class, and a creative cover. The students will be receiving 2 assessment grades for this project. One will be an ELA grade and the other a Science grade. 
Habitat Diorama:  They will also need to create a realistic habitat diorama. Please use a covered shoe box, construction paper, animal figurines,clay,play-dough,aluminum foil, cotton balls,cardboard, paint, markers, crayons, different household items to create a 3 dimension habitat scene. Please be creative and neat.   On top of shoe box diorama please attach an index card with tile, brief description of habitat, name, and grade. 

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