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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  school year filled with lots of learning and accomplishments. 

 

Welcome Spring

 

 

 

Easter Prayers: Celebrate Resurrection Day Victory

 

                                                                                    

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Week of 4/15-4/17

Monday: 
Reading: Reread Call of the Wild and study for test tomorrow. Read for 20 minutes and complete a reading response. 
Math: WB pgs 159-160 All preassigned pgs must be completed!!!  Continue working on memorization of multiplication facts!! Complete any incomplete in workbook that were preassigned. 
SS. Social Studies: Complete study guide, due tomorrow, no excuses!   Chapter 4 test on Wednesday 4/17.  Study class notes, study guide,  and textbook. 

 

Tuesday:
Reading: Read for 20 minutes and complete a reading response. The book that is being used Spring Book Report can be used for daily reading logs.  
Math: WB pgs up to 160, All preassigned pgs must be completed, as well as missing problems on some pages !!!  Continue working on memorization of multiplication facts!! Complete any incomplete in workbook that were preassigned. 
SS. Social Studies:   Chapter 4 test tomorrow 4/17.  Study class notes, study guide,  and textbook.
Writing: Write a poem on loose-leaf paper for Poem in Your Pocket Day and place it in a decorated envelope that can be worn around the neck. Due tomorrow. The poem can be copied or created by the student. Please indicate the author if using a published poem.

Wednesday: 
Reading: Spring Book Report. The book that is being used Spring Book Report can be used for daily reading logs.   Read for 20 minutes and complete 5 reading responses.
Math: Math Review packet. Due back Monday 4/29, this is very important for the students to keep their Math skills active.  Math project “Fraction Pizza” due 5/6. Also for some students,  WB pgs up to 160, All preassigned pgs must be completed, as well as missing problems on some pages !!!  Continue working on memorization of multiplication facts!! Complete any incomplete in workbook that were preassigned.
Writing: Write a  card for Mrs. Competello in honor of Principal’s Day. Please use colorful construction paper, be creative and neat. Parents please check that all writing is grammatically correct BEFORE done on the card. We will be presenting them upon our return. Due on 4/29 from EACH student. 
Religion: Go to Mass on all Holy Days. Please continue to spread the good news and remember why we are off from school. Keep the Easter Season a Holy event. 

 

 

Important Assignment info: 

BOOK REPORT:Students are assigned a book report to be completed over the Easter Recess, the theme of the book must be Spring. Report must be handed in on 5/1, Complete on loose leaf in paragraph form with a creative cover page. 

MATH PROJECT:Students are assigned a Math project, “Fraction Pizza”,  this will be due on 5/6. Each student is to create a fraction pizza and place it in a CLEAN small pizza box, (many local pizzerias will provide free of charge). The pizza can be made out of felt, clay, construction paper, stickers, cutouts,.. be creative. The pizza needs to have different toppings. Identify the fraction for each pizza topping, write on index cards taped to construction paper on the inside cover of the pizza.  Also try to create some topping that make equivalent fractions. Write a word problem on an index card based on the Fraction Pizza that you created. Solve the word problem on a separate index card. All work should be neatly and creatively displayed  on the inside cover of the pizza box.  I will show the students visual examples of this project. Do you best work, be creative , and have fun. Perhaps if EVERY student does a good job and hands the project in ON TIME, we can have a pizza party!! 🙂

Students got a math packet to complete and are required to finish any missing or incomplete pages in the workbook and NY Progress, all preassigned pages must be done. 

 

 

Come to school prepared  to learn, with 3 sharpened pencils and the proper books.  All books must be brought back daily! If you have misplaced your textbook it needs to be replaced and given back to the school. 

 

 Important News:

  • May 29, is the new date for the class trip to Green Meadows farms. We apologize for any inconvenience but there was an issue with buses. The new date is Tuesday, May 29. If you already sent in the money and the permission slip please send in the NEW permission slip. If you paid for yourself as a chaperone and can no longer attend please write me a note so that the fee can be returned. Please note everyone needs to hand in the signed new slip. Thank You!

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Attention Parents:
**Students must come to school with at least 3 sharpened pencils daily. If they don’t come to school with a sharpened pencil or a sharpener how are they expected to write and do their work? If they need to spend their time looking for pencils, erasers, or sharpeners then they need to waste their time attempting to sharpen a pencil that is continuously breaking. How are they going to be able to follow along, be on track and not fall behind in the lesson? I kindly ask that over the weekend the students take the time to prepare their sharpened pencils for the week, it is a continuous problem that might seem minute to many but that takes away from learning. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

 

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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. 

 

 

  • overdue $10. due for class basket for Spring Fling. Please send in as you can, even if late its greatly appreciated.  
  • April 5,  12 pm Early Dismissal and First Friday Mass , wear school uniform with proper shoes no dress down permitted. 
  • April 11, Spring Fling Card Party at the El Caribe  for those that purchased tickets(adults only). 
  • April 15, Breakfast and picture with the Easter Bunny, $12. fee and form. 
  • April 18 -28 Easter recess
  • April 29, school resumes.
  • May 29, is the new date for the class trip to Green Meadows farms. We apologize for any inconvenience but there was an issue with buses. The new date is Tuesday, May 29. If you already sent in the money and the permission slip please send in the NEW permission slip. If you paid for yourself as a chaperone and can no longer attend please write me a note so that the fee can be returned. Please note everyone needs to hand in the signed new slip. Thank You!
  • 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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