Melissa Lauterwasser, Third Grade

2014-2015 school year

Hello! Happy summer to all of you! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break! Can you believe that we only have two weeks until the start of school? It is certainly an exciting countdown! I cannot wait to see everyone! We have a fun filled, learning packed year ahead of us! Please be sure you have your Summer Choice projects completed for the first day of school. Students should do 3 projects from 3 different subjects. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have! School supply lists can be found on the school's main page. Notebooks are to be purchased from the school, as they are not regular composition notebooks. Assignment pads will be give out the first day of school. 

 

I am very excited to start the school year and can't wait to see everyone!

 

 

Miss Lauterwasser 

Summer information

Dear parents,

Thank you so much for a wonderful year! I am truly blessed to have spent time getting to know your children. They are all very smart, loving and hard working kids. I am glad I got to spend time teaching them! 

HERE is the link to the Summer Choice projects for students going to fourth grade.

HERE is the link to the Summer Choice projects for students coming to third grade.
HERE
is the summer reading list for the students coming to third grade.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! I will miss you all very much and think of you all often!!

 

Love, Miss L

Information regarding Last Week of School

  • Please be advised, Thursday, June 19th is the last day of the school year. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. This is a change from the normal procedure. 
  • Wednesday June 18th will be a field/fun day at school. There will be some water activities, so students may get wet. However, they should not be getting soaked, so there will be no need to wear a bathing suit. If you do not want your child to get wet, please email me and let me know.
  • Please send your child to school on the 18th with their orange shirt from Fund run. They should be dressed in their gym uniform, but have their orange shirt with them.
  • Thank you all so much for a wonderful year with your children! I am truly blessed to have been able to spend time with them this year. They are wonderful, smart, excellent children. You should all be proud of the young men and women they have become!

Week of 6/9

  • No more Star Bingo and spelling test for the school year.
  • Last day of school is June 19th
  • On Wednesday, the 18th, there will be a Fun/Field Day. Students WILL be getting wet from water games. Please dress your child appropriately. They should also be wearing their orange shirts from Fundrun as they will be competing in team. 

 

HOMEWORK

Monday
Simple Solutions- # 133
Math- wkbk 98
Xtramath

Tuesday
Simple Solutions- # 136
Math- wkbk 100
Xtramath

Wednesday
Simple Solutions- # 139
Math- wkbk 101
Xtramath

Thursday
Simple Solutions- # 140
Math- wkbk 102
Xtramath
 

Friday
Have a good weekend!

week of 6/2

 

  • Class trip is Friday! All money and permission slips should have been turned in already!
  • Sci Chapter 8 quiz Tuesday, and Unit C test Wednesday. Students were made aware of this last week.
  • Soc. St. Ch 7 quiz Thursday.
  • Spelling test will be Monday, June 9. Star Bingo is still due Friday, the 6th.

 

Group 1

1. it's 2. isn't 3. you've 4. we'd 5. didn't 6. she's 7. we've 8. haven't 9. he'd 10. they'd 11. there's 12. don't 13. we'll 14. won't 15. he's 16. temperature 17. depth 18. width 19. height 20. weight

Group 2

1. boast 2. horrible 3. conversation 4. event 5. promise 6. rotten 7. unusual 8. whisper 9. cellar 10. clever 11. something 12. imagination 13. peace 14. serious 15. stomach 16. farm 17. animals 18. barn 19. Wilbur 20. injustice

 

 

Group 1

1. edges- places where somehting ends
2. range- a line of mountains
3. peak- the top of a mountain
4.epicenter- the place of Earth's surface just above the center of an Earthquake
5. magma- melted rock inside the Earth
6. coast- land along the sea

 

Group 2

1. vaguely- not clearly expressed
2. boast- to praise what one has
3. sedentary- settled and not moving
4. persuade- to win over to a belief, to convince
5. gullible- easily tricked or misled
6. explosion- a sudden and noisy burst

 

MONDAY
Simp Sol- #129
Math wkbk- pg 94
Spelling- STAR bingo due Friday, test Mon
Sci- quiz Tues, test Wed
Soc St- quiz Thurs.

TUESDAY
Simp Sol- #131
Math wkbk- pg 95
Spelling- STAR bingo due Friday, test Mon
Sci- test Wed
Soc St- quiz Thurs.

WEDNESDAY
Simp Sol- #132
Math wkbk- pg 96
Spelling- STAR bingo due Friday, test Mon
Soc St- quiz Thurs. & worksheet

THURSDAY
Math text pages 370, 371, 373 due by Monday
Spelling- STAR bingo due Friday, test Mon
Bring a bagged lunch for class trip, NO NUT PRODUCTS AT ALL!
WEAR SUNSCREEN TO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

FRIDAY
Spelling- Test Monday

week of 5/19

  • Wednesday is a Pink Dress Down Day for $1.
  • Wednesday is also a bake sale. All money from the dress down day and the bake sale will go towards the Paint the Town Pink Fundraiser.
  • Friday is a half day, as well as the Fundrun. Please send your child to school in an orange tshirt.

Group 1 (textbook)

1.       Pennies 2. Buried 3. Replied 4. Candies 5. Emptied 6. Stories 7. Married 8. Copies 9. Parties 10. Studied 11. Mysteries 12. Discoveries 13. Worries 14. Families 15. Ponies 16. Adobe 17. Marble 18. Brick 19. Building 20. Material

Group 2 (Charlotte’s Web)

1.       Breakfast 2. Reconsider 3. Pigpen 4. Feelings 5. Escape 6.morals 7. Conscience 8. Trough 9. Morsel 10. Sheep 11. Gosling 12. Spin 13. Slops 14. Salutations 15. Gander 16. Goose 17. Detested 18. Glutton 19. Summer 20. News

 

Group 1 (textbook)

1.       Shunned- stayed away from

2.       Cherished- cared about deeply

3.       Growth- plant life growing in a certain area

4.       Windmill- a machine that sues the wind to generate power

5.       Ample- more than enough

6.       Furrows- long, deep grooves dug into soil

Group 2 (Charlotte’s Web)

1.       Provender- a dry food for animals

2.       Morsel- a small piece of food

3.       Glutton- a person or animal that overeats

4.       Inheritance- something you get from a person at his death

5.       Morals- lessons to be learned from a story or experience

6.       Decency- modest or proper behavior

7.       Conscience- a feeli ng that you should do what is right

8.       Consideration- thoughtfulness for other people

9.       Hysterics- to cry loudly in reaction to bad news

Monday
Enjoy the beautiful weather and get ready for an AWESOME spirit week!!

Photos

Throughout the year, I have been taking pictures of various events going on in our classroom. I have been looking for a way to share them with the parents in a safe way, without overloading the class website. The pictures are in a private photobucket account, MTRSThirdgrade. All albums are password protected. Please email me for the password, or check your student's assignment pad. The password will be written in black sharpie, on the inside of the front cover. Unfortunately I have not been able to figure out how to share the private profile, however I can share a link to each album. Click the titles below to be brought to the photo album of each event.

 

SCIENCE

ASSEMBLIES

BOOK RELEASE PARTY

CHRISTMAS

GROUP (CLASS) PHOTOS

MATH CLASS

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

SOCIAL STUDIES

TECHNOLOGY

TWIN DAY

Week of 5/12

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  • Thank you all for your patience last week during my absence. The students were all well behaved and very cooperative with the substitute!
  • Please be sure to check to make sure your child is completing all of their homework, including studying and Xtramath. I understand that spring is here, and spring fever has set in, but we still have a few more weeks of school left! Grades will count. I would like to see the students finish out the school year with excellent grades! Now is the time that your children can learn good study skills. Let's continue to encourage them to use the skills we have been teaching them all year.
  • Paint the Town Pink Poster Contest due May 21st
  • Anyone willing to bake for the Paint the Town Pink Bake Sale, please email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Soc St Unit 3 test will be on Friday
  • Science Chapter 7 quiz Thursday.

1. farmer 2. useful 3. softly 4. suitable 5. lonely 6. quietly 7. teacher 8. thankful 9. exactly 10. readable 11. nicer 12. safer 13. harmful 14. playful 15. suddenly 16. breathing 17. pleasant 18. beautiful 19. float 20. gentle

1. admiring- look at with wonder or respect
2. choosy- picky, hard to please
3. average- ordinary, not special
4. signal- to make known, to announce
5. tracks- prints left in the gorund by an animal or person
6. celbrations- joyous events that honor holidays, achievements, or happy occasions

MONDAY

Simple Sol- #117
Math- Xtramath
         -Flash cards
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Friday
Vocab- quiz Thursday
Soc St.- Unit 3 test Friday
Sci- Ch7 quiz Thurs.

TUESDAY

Simple Sol- #118
Math- Wkbk 87
         - Xtramath
         -Flash cards
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Friday
Vocab- quiz Thursday
Soc St.- Unit 3 test Friday
Sci- Ch 7 quiz

Week of 5/5

  • Please see information regarding Paint the Town Pink below.
  • Please help your child practice for the Acension Thursday mass on April 29th.
  • Any parent who was not at the PTA meeting Monday, must come to the school to pick up their child's TerraNova scores.
  • Athletic Associaton Banquet is Wednesday night. 
  • McPTA night Thursday at the McDonalds in Atlantic Highlands. 

 

1. combination 2. action 3. vision 4. motion 5. section 6. nation 7. permission 8. confusion 9. question 10. attention 11. vacation 12. production 13.quotation 14. tension 15. sensation 16. expensive 17. customer 18. exchange 19. thrifty 20. afford

1. congratulations- an expression said to someone who has won or earned something
2. receive- to get
3. amount- the total number of things
4. choices- decisions about what to choose 
5. combinations- sets of things grouped together
6. value- worth

Monday

Simp Sol- #113
Math- wkbk 81
         -Xtramath
         - Flash cards
        - ch 12 quiz Thurs.
Spelling- STAR bingo/test Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs.
Soc St.- Ch 7 quiz Fri

Tuesday

Simp Sol- #114

Math- wkbk 83
         -Xtramath
         - Flash cards
        - ch 12 quiz Thurs.
Spelling- STAR bingo/test Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs.
Soc St.- Ch 7 quiz Fri
Sci- Worksheet

PAINT THE TOWN PINK :-)

Dear Parents,

                This year, our school will be participating in the Paint the Town Pink Event. In an effort to win “Pinkest School” all students are asked to participate in a poster contest. Each class will have a “winner” displayed in the cafeteria. These students will win a dress down day (day to be determined by Mr.  Sorci). Every student who enters a poster will also be entered into a drawing to win a dress down day for their class.

                In class we have briefly discussed breast cancer as a type of cancer that women get that can be found and treated early through certain tests by doctors.  I explained to the students that the Paint the Town Pink effort is a way to remind women of a certain age to go have their doctor do this special test. I explained to the students that the posters can be anything having to do with Breast Cancer Awareness, to reminding women to get the special test, or anything else creative they can think about, having to do with the Paint the town Pink effort. Posters are due no later than May 20, 2014. These posters will be displayed in the hallway, and the “winning” poster (the most creative and neat) will be displayed in the cafeteria, so they should be colorful (lots of PINK!), fun, creative, and NEAT!

                We will also be having a Pink Dress Down Day on May 21st, as well as a bake sale during lunch on May 21st. Anyone who is able to bake something for the bake sale, please send me an email letting me know what you can donate! All proceeds of the dress down and the bake sale will be donated to the Paint the Town Pink fundraiser.

In summary:

·         Poster contest due May 20th (winners receive dress down day)

·         Pink Dress down Day May 21st ($1)

·         Bake Sale May 21st (if you are willing to bake, email Miss L)

·         Additional donations can be sent to the office

If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you!

-          Miss Lauterwasser

Mass May 29

Third grade has volunteered to do mass again for May. The monthly mass will be held on Ascension Thursday, which is May 29th. This was written incorrectly on the calendars sent home in the beginning of the year. HERE students can find a copy of the readings & the responses. Please be sure to practice the readings with your child so the day of Mass goes smoothly. THANK YOU!

Week of 4/28

  • Welcome back! 
  • Please be sure your child is doing their homework every night!
  • I apologize that I did not send out the Scholatic orders from April right away. They were mailed over Spring Break and the orders should be in any day now.

1. blooming 2. settled 3. stamping 4. leaving 5. liked 6. taking 7. getting 8. filled 9. swimming 10. rolled 11. hoping 12. used 13. hurrying 14. buying 15. worried. 16. chocolate 17. tropical 18. freezing 19. iceberg 20. island 

1. harvest- to gather a crop
2. pulp- the soft part of certain fruits and vegetables
3. machete- a heavy knife used as a tool for cutting plants
4. trading- used for the purpose of exchanging one thing for another
5. schooner- a ship that has two or more masts with sails in the front and back
6. support- to hold the weight of
7. bargain- to talk about a trade in order to get a better deal

Week of 4/7

  • Tuesday is spring potraits. Students may dress down.
  • Friday is a 1/2 day and a dress down day.
  • Friday is also Spring Fling! Contact the office for any questions regarding this event.
  • Next Wednesday (April 16) is a full day to make up a snow day. 
  • Happy April grin

 

1. belong 2. hotel 3. focus 4. miner 5. pupil 6. begin 7. music 8. future 9. behind 10. tiger 11. become 12. motel 13. baker 14. cabin 15. ocean 16. delicious 17. filling 18. pastries 19. tasty 20. crumbs
* CHALLENGE WORDS ARE VOCAB WORDS*

1. miners- peopl whose job is working in a mine to extract minerals or ores from the earth
2. nuggets- small chuncks
3. skillet- heavy iron pan used for cooking and frying
4. stagecoach- horss drawn vehicle with four wheels and a covered top
5. settle- to make a home in a new place
6. boom town- a community that experiences sudden and rapid growth
7. landmark- an object or feature that marks a boundary or identifies a place

 

MONDAY

Math- Flash Cards
        - Xtrramath
        - workbook 73
Spelling- STAR bingo/ test Fri
Sci- Ch 6 quiz Monday
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Simp Sol- #101

TUESDAY

Math- Flash Cards
       - Xtrramath
       - workbook 74
Spelling- STAR bingo/ test Fri
Sci- Ch 6 quiz Monday
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Simp Sol- #102

WEDNESDAY

Math- Flash Cards
       - Xtrramath
       - workbook 75
Spelling- STAR bingo/ test Fri
Sci- Ch 6 quiz Monday
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Simp Sol- #103
Soc St- worksheet

THURSDAY

Math- flash cards
         -Xtramath
         - workbook 76
Spelling- STAR Bingo/test Fri
Sci- Ch 6 quiz Monday
Simp Sol- #103

Week of 3/31- 4/4

  • Parents are invited to join the third grade at mass on Friday April 4th at 9am. Our class will be doing all of the readings.
  • Please be sure your child is doing all of their homework every night!

 

1. cowboy 2. horses 3. corral 4. winter 5. always 6. cactus 7. garden 8. tender 9. fifteen 10. basket 11. welcome 12. lasso 13. market 14. until 15. Monday 16. pillows 17. curtain 18. feather 19. mattress 20. bedspread

1. ranchers- people who own a large farm for raising animals
2. tending- taking care of
3. profit- money gained by selling something
4. corral- a fenced in space for farm animals
5. stray- wandering or lost
6. market- a public plce where goods are sold

Monday

Math-  Flash cards
        - Xtramath.org
Simp Sol- #97
Spelling- Star Bingo
Soc. St- Ch 5 quiz Wed.
            -  read 178-185
           - pg 185 #1-4

Spring Fling

This year's class basket theme is Gardening. Please send your child in with objects that could be placed into the Gardening Basket. Students who bring in a donation will receive a "lottery ticket". Please email the class captains with any questions.

multiplication

Here are some sites that can be used to help the students learn their multiplication facts. We will be moving on to division soon so it is imperative that the students master their multiplication facts. 

 

http://www.multiplication.com

http://www.frugalhomeschoolfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Minecraft-Flash-Cards-Final.pdf

http://web.sedalia.k12.mo.us/hman/Alexander/Multiplication_com%20-%20Interactive%20Games.htm

http://www.math-play.com/multiplication-games.html

http://www.math-play.com/math-basketball-properties-of-multiplication/math-basketball-properties-of-multiplication.html

Week of 3/24

  • Monday will be a half day.
  • Please please please be sure your child is completing all of their homework.
  • Please be sure to check our website on a regular basis. I may post updates, or change something I have posted.
  • Please be sure to check the calendar I created to keep track of your child's upcoming events. (CLICK HERE)
  • We will be participating in the school liturgy on April 4th. We will be doing all of the readings, petitions, etc.

1. sometimes 2. pickup 3. dishwater 4. notebook 5. upstairs 6. football 7. sunshine 8. outdoors 9. hallway 10. timeout 11. doorway 12. sunset 13. bookcase 14. everyone 15. everything 16. cornfields 17. serious 18. bargain 19. astonish 20. debt
*** CHALLENGE WORDS ARE VOCAB WORDS***

 

1. county- a section of state
2. auctioneer- a person who is hired to run a public sale
3. bid- the amount of money that is offered to buy something
4. clutched- held tightly
5. glistened- shone or sparkled
6. galloped- ran at a horse's or pony's top speed. 

 

Monday

Math- Flash cards
         - xtramath
        - wkbk SR 16
Simp Sol- #93
Spelling- Star bingo due Friday
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Sci- Unit B test Wed.

Tuesday

Math- Flash cards
         - xtramath
        - wkbk SR 17
Simp Sol- #94
Spelling- Star bingo due Friday
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Sci- Unit B test Wed.

Wednesday

Math- Flash cards
         - xtramath
         - wkbk SR18
Simp Sol- #95
Spelling- Star Bingo due Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Soc St- worksheet\

Thursday

Math- Flash cards
         - xtramath
         - wkbk SR19
Simp Sol- #96
Spelling- Star Bingo due Fri
Sci- worksheet 

Friday

Rel- worksheet

Week of 3/17

  • Monday March 24th is no longer a day off  from school! In order to make up missed days because of the snow, we will be having school on March 24th. It will be a half day. 
  • Science poster project is due, with application form on Tuesday March 18th. For every day it is late. it receives drops down 1 letter grade.
  • Poetry contest forms should have already  been returned. If students do not return them by March 18th, they will be missing recess until the form is returned.
  • Please be sure that your child comes to school every day dressed in the correct school uniform. You have all signed and agreed to the school handbook. If your child is not in proper uniform they are in violation of the school handbook.
  • Please remember to check your child's assignment pad everynight. I make sure students take the time to write homework in it everyday, and homework is still not being completed. It is essential that the students are receiveing an additional push at home to complete their assignments. Lately, there have been a lot of students not doing their homework. This is unacceptable. 
  • Xtramath.org is considered homework. It is unacceptable if your child is not doing their homework. Please be sure they are logging on everyday.
  • Please remember to check the class calendar for upcoming events, tests, and quizzes.
  • It is also important that students are studying their multiplication flash cards every day. We will be moving on to division in a few short weeks, and not everyone has their multiplication facts memorized. Please keep practicing every night!
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1. faster 2. wisest 3. bigger 4. slowest 5. cooler 6. hottest 7. soonest 8. shorter 9. kindest 10. louder 11. slimmer 12. wildest 13. tamer 14. whitest 15. strangest 16. characters 17. actor 18. director 19. stagehand 20. orchestra
** CHALLENGE WORDS ARE THE WEEKLY VOCABULARY WORDS**

1. Wits- mind, ability to think
2. wailing- a loud, long cry expressing unhappiness or pain
3. faring- getting along
4. advice- opinion about how to solve a problem
5. dreadful- very bad
6. farewell- good-bye

MONDAY

Math- Workbook pg 70
         - Flash cards
         -  Xtramath.org
        - Ch 10 quiz Friday
Simple Sol- pg 89
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion- Unit test Monday

TUESDAY

Math- wkbk pg 71
         - flash cards
         -Xtramath.org
         -Ch 10 quiz Friday
Simple Sol-  #90
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion Unit Test Monday
 

WEDNESDAY

Math- wkbk pg 72
         - flash cards
         -Xtramath.org
         -Ch 10 quiz Friday
Simple Sol-  #91
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Fri
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion Unit Test Monday
Sci- Worksheet

THURSDAY

 

Math- pg 269 in notebook
         - flash cards
         -Xtramath.org
         -Ch 10 quiz Friday
Simple Sol-  #92
Spelling- Star Bingo/test Fri
Religion Unit Test Monday
Soc St- Worksheet

FRIDAY

Xtramath
Multiplication flash cards

Week of 3/10

  • Friday is a dress down day- Crazy Hat Day
  • Friday is a half day.
  • Please be sure to check the third grade calendar for upcoming tests & quizzes.
  • Third grade will be participating in the National Poetry Contest. We will be writing the poems in class, but the forms need to be filled out by parents and returned as soon as possible.
  • Third grade will also be participating in the New Jersey Conservation Poster Contest. (due 3/18).
  • Third grade is in charge of planning the mass for Friday, April 3rd. All parents and families are invited to join us. The students will be doing all of the readings, responsorial psalms, and bringing up all of the gifts. A copy of the mass can be found HERE. Students have already been given a copy, and should begin practicing and familiarizing themselves with their reading parts now. 

 

1. pulled 2. begged 3. hugged 4. silly 5. correct 6. latter 7. matter 8. supper 9. common 10. lesson 11. collect 12. setting 13. bottles 14. different 15. jelly 16. fairy   tale  17. cultural 18. grandma 19. courage 20. weave

 

1. delighted- very happy
2. dusk- the time in the eveningjust before it gets dark
3. embraced- hugged
4. latch- to lock a door with a movable bar tha tfits into a slot
5. tender- eay to chew, soft
6. brittle- easily broken or snapped
7. cunning- able to fool or trick; sly or clever

 

Monday

Math pg 248 sets d,e,f
            Ch 9 quiz Wednesday
           xtramath
           flash cards
Simp Sol- #85
Grammar- Unit 4 quiz Tuesday

Tuesday

Math pg 251
           Ch 9 quiz Wednesday
           xtramath
           flash cards
Simp Sol- #86
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Spelling- Star bingo & test Friday

Wednesday

Math- wkbk pg 68
         -Xtramath
         -Flash cards
Simp Sol- #87
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Soc St- Worksheet

Thursday

Math- wkbk pg 69
          -Xtramath
         -Flash Cards
Simp Sol- #88
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Sci- worksheet
      - Poster project due Tuesday

Friday

Religion- wkst
Math- Xtramath
         -Flash Cards
Sci- Poster project due Tuesday

Important Information

Information regarding Terra Novas

  • TerraNovas are during the week of 3/3/14. 
  • Students should get plenty of sleep each night.
  • Please be sure your child eats a full and healthy breakfast each morning.
  • Please be ON TIME to school each day. Testing starts right away. Students are considered late at 8:00.
  • Please send your child to school with at least 2 number 2 pencils each day. 
  • We spent last week reviewing various topics for the TerraNovas. Students were sent home with a sample booklet that I found online. They were supposed to have practiced with it over the weekend. I suggest that anyone who has not completed it, do so.

Various Information 

  • Math Chapter 9 quiz on Wednesday March 12.
  • Friday March 7th is NOT a dressdown day. It is a mass day. Students must come to school dressed for church on that day. It is also a FULL day!
  • Friday March 14th is a half day and Lucky Leprechaun, and Crazy Hat Day.
  • Please remind your children to log onto Xtramath everyday Monday-Friday. They should be logging on 5 times in one week. This is a homework grade and WILL make a difference in their grades!
  • In an attempt to remember to post all tests and quizzes, I will be adding them to a calendar. All events that pertain to the third grade (dress downs, quizzes, tests, etc) will be put on this calendar. You can access the calendar by clicking THIS LINK.
  • The students will be participating in the 18th Annual National Student Poetry Contest. I will be sending home the registration forms that need to be filled out and returned to me as soon as possible. I will be working with the students to write their poems in school. I will also be mailing in the entries as a whole class. The only thing I need from parents is the registration form. Thank you!
  • The students will also be participating in the NJ Dept of Agriculture's Conservation Poster Contest. Posters are due NO LATER THAN MARCH 18th. Information can be found by clicking HERE. All students must participate. This will count as a Science project grade.

Week of 2/24

  • Friday will be a dress down day. Please wear purple (for $1)  to support  Epilepsy Awareness.
  • Report cards go home Friday. All school bills must be paid in order to receive your child's report card. 
  • Students are now given 20 spelling words. They will still have an opportunity to earn 5 "challenge points" by spelling their vocabulary words properly.
  • Please be sure that your child is doing Xtramath AND studying their multiplication flash cards EVERY NIGHT. I can monitor when a student goes on Xtramath and when they do not. This counts as a homework grade! 
  • TerraNovas are next week! We have been doing a little bit of work each week to prepare for the TerraNovas. Please be sure your child is getting enough sleep each night, and eating a healthy breakfast. Please encourage your child to do their best.
  • Math quiz Tuesday, Soc Studies quiz Wednesday, Vocab quiz Thurs, Spelling/Simple Solutions quiz Friday.
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1. curl 2. birth 3. burned 4. perfect 5. thirty 6. church 7. firm 8 skirt 9. clerk 10. jerked 11. dirt 12 shirt 13. person 14. purse 15. term 16. fault 17. wrong 18. error 19. trouble 20. reason

 

1. satisfied- having one's needs or desires fulfilled
2. duty- job or responsibility
3. council- meeting called to find answers
4. mischief- behavior that cuases problems for others
5. nonsense- words or ideas that are foolish and have no real meaning
6. tidbit- small piece of something. 

 

Monday
Math- text pg 227 in notebook
           - Xtramath
           - Flash cards
           - QUIZ TOMORROW
Simp Sol- 81
Spelling- Star Bingo/ Test Fri
Vocab- test Thurs
Soc Studies- quiz Wednesday

Tuesday
Math- wkbk 61/62 evens
            - Xtramath
           - Flash cards
Simp Sol- 82
Soc St- Quiz Wed
            -worksheet
Spelling- Star Bingo/ Test Fri
Vocab- test Thurs

Wednesday
Math- wkbk 63/64 evens
            - Xtramath
           - Flash cards
Simp Sol- 83
Science -worksheet
Spelling- Star Bingo/ Test Fri
Vocab- test Thurs
 

Week of 2/18

  • No school Monday, Feb 17 due to President's Day.
  • Delayed opening Tuesday Feb 18 due to inclement weather.
  • Please be sure that your child is doing Xtramath EVERY NIGHT! I can see who is logging on and who is not. 
  • Friday the 21st is the last day of the marking period. Report cards go home Friday the 28th. 
  • Please be sure to check with your child and see if they need any supplies for school. Many sutdents are low on pencils and markers.

 

1. hear 2. one 3. won 4. way 5. heard 6. flower 7. our 8. flour 9. weigh 10. here 11. beat 12. herd 13. beet 14. hair 15. hare

CHALLENGE WORDS

16. canyon 17. bright 18. shiny 19. sparkle 20. horizon

 

1. Canyon- a narrow valley with steep sides
2. pride- a feeling of happiness and satisfaction about doing something well
3. swiftly- very quickly
4.skillful-showing skill
5. feast- a special celebrations with a large amount of food.
6. gazing- looking with a long, steady stare
7. arranged- put in some kind of order

Tuesday

Math- wkbk 54/55 odds
         - Xtramath
        - Flash cards
Sci- Ch 4 quiz Friday
Simp Sol- # 78
STAR Bingo/test Friday
Vocab quiz Thurs

Wednesday

Math- wkbk 56
         - Xtramath
        - Flash cards
Sci- Ch 4 quiz Friday
        -worksheet
Simp Sol- # 79
STAR Bingo/test Friday
Vocab quiz Thurs

Thursday
 

Math- wkbk57
         - Xtramath
        - Flash cards
Sci- Ch 4 quiz Friday
Soc St- wksheet
Simp Sol- # 80
STAR Bingo/test Friday
 

Friday

Religion- worksheet

Week of 2/10

  • Please be sure that your child is participating in Xtramath. I have seen an improvement in all of the students' math facts. The students who have improved the most are the students who log on every day! 
  • Religion Unit 4 test Wednesday
  • Math Ch 7 quiz Tuesday
  • Math Unit 3 test Thursday
  • Spelling and Vocab will both be on Friday
  • Please be sure to send your child to school in their proper uniform according to the handbook. 
  • The handbook can be found here ( http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/familyhandbook%202013.pdf )

1. forks 2.worn 3. form 4.fourth 5. war 6. storm 7. horse 8. warn 9. morning 10. forest 11. court 12. porch 13. poured 14. port 15. important 

CHALLENGE WORDS

16. exciting 17. trail 18. defend 19. marsh 20. drown

 

1. colonel- a person with a certain rank, or position in an army
2. soldier- a person who serves in an army
3. urgent- in need of immediate action or attention
4. brambles- prickly plants or bushes
5. stumbling- moving in an unsteady way
6. outstretched- extended; stretched forward
7. weary- tired

 

Monday

Math- ch 7 quiz tomorrow
         - Unit 2 test Thurs
         - Xtramath
Religion- Unit 4 test Wednesday
Soc St- Worksheet
Simple Solutions- #73
Spelling- Star bingo & test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Friday

Tuesday

Math  - Unit 2 test Thurs
          - Xtramath
Religion- Unit 4 test Wednesday
Sci- worksheet
Simple Solutions- #74
Spelling- Star bingo & test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Friday

Wednesday

Math- Unit 2 test Thurs
         - Xtramath
Simple Solutions- #75
Spelling- Star bingo & test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Friday

Thursday

Math- Workbook pg 54
Simple Solutions- #76
Spelling- Star bingo & test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Friday

Friday

Math- workbook pg 55
Star bingo

Today’s Play

Follow this link  ( http://www.mediafire.com/view/ulvl1mx214ej5wb/third%20grade%20FIA.MP4 ) to view our play!!  WONDERFUL JOB DONE BY ALL!

Faith in action

Third grade is responsible for the Faith in Action play for Friday. Parents and families are invited to attend. Faith in Action begins at 9am. I would like to invite parents back to the classroom after Faith in Action to celebrate the student's hard work! They have written a large majority of the play, practiced it, and memorized their lines! 

 

 

ON THIS SNOW DAY , PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE YOUR LINES AS WELL AS WORK ON GETTING YOUR COSTUMES TOGETHER. Below are the parts in the play. Please work together as a community to share things for costumes. The intention is so that no one has to buy anything new. Those who have multiple parts may need a quick costume change, and we have no private changing areas, so please make it simple and easy to "change". 

 

Wonder Pets- Mason (Linny), CJ (Turtle Tuck), Ellie (Ming Ming)

Wizard of Oz - Kate (Dorothy), Michael ( Tinman), Jax (Lion), Angel (scarecrow)

Blues Clues- John (Steve), James (Blue)

school-Cami (teacher & interviewer) , Jax, Angel, Michael, Kate (students)

Jenna- student (main character)

Week of 1/27/13

  • HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK! This week we celebrate all that Catholic school has to offer! There will be many events happening this week!
                   * Monday- Movie Afternoon- Students will enjoy watching a movie after recess!
                   * Tuesday- International Luncheon- The middle school will be providing a FREE International Lunch for all students. Students should still bring a snack and a drink for lunch.                                              Anyone not wanting to participate can still purchase chicken nuggets or salad for lunch.
                   * Wednesday- Orange dress down day, and Dance-a-thon in the afternoon to benefit the Shannyn Craig Foundation
                   *Thursday- Soup-erbowl- Bring canned food in you get to dress down!
                   * Friday- 8th Grade Pin Ceremony- Boys please wear your button down shirts and ties- NO GYM UNIFORMS!

  • Due to the extreme cold predicted for this week, students are permitted to wear their gym uniform, EXCEPT for Friday which is a Mass uniform!

  • This week we will be writing a play for the Faith in Action assembly on 2/7. The entire MTRS community is invited to watch the assembly on 2/7.

  • Please be sure that your child is logging on to http://www.xtramath.org every night, Monday- Friday

  • Due to the crazy week we had last week, spelling words and vocabulary words are the same this week as last week!

 

Monday

Simple Solutions- #65
Math- Xtramath
        - Ch 6 quiz Wed
Spelling- STAR Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs

Tuesday

Simple Solutions- #66
Math- Xtramath
        - Ch 6 quiz Wed
        -  PG 173 in notebook
Spelling- STAR Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs


Wednesday

Simple Solutions- #67
Math- Xtramath
         -wkbk pg 49
Spelling- STAR Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs

Thursday

Simple Solutions- #68
Math- Xtramath
         -wkbk pg 50
Spelling- STAR Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Practice lines for play

Friday

Math- Xtramath
         -wkbk pg 51
Practice lines for play

Week of 1/21

Week of January 21, 2014

 

  • TODAY, JANUARY 21st WILL BE A HALF DAY DUE TO THE IMPENDING SNOW STORM! Please stay safe out there!
  • Please be sure your child is completing their daily xtramath exercise. This is designed to help improve your child's basic math skills. This is also part of their daily homework! It takes 10 minutes a day!
  • Friday is a dress down day.
  • Please be sure that your child is dressed in proper uniform everyday. The school handbook was given out at the beginning of the year. All parents and students signed an agreement agreeing to follow all rules in the handbook. This includes the uniforms! Teachers are going to be enforcing the Dress Code more often, so please be sure that your child leaves the house properly dressed. Thank you

1. bear     2. tear    3. haircut     4. stairs     5. wear      6. airplane      7. compare      8. repair      9. pear     10. prepare      11. store     12. glare     13. sharing      14. fairy      15. aware

CHALLENGE WORDS :     16. steady      17. balance     18. regular    19. constant   20. slowpoke

 

1. summoned- called to come
2. fortunate- lucky
3. generation- people who grow up at the same time
4. persistently- repeatedly, without giving up
5.  faithful- loyal
6. illuminated- lit up, made brighter

 

Tuesday

Simple Solutions # 61
Math- Xtramath.org
Spelling- Star Bingo

Wednesday

SNOW DAY

Thursday

Simple Solutions #64
Math- Wkbk pg 45
         - Xtramath.org
Spelling- STAR BINGO/TEST NEXT FRIDAY 1/31
Vocab- quiz NEXT Thursday 1/30

Friday

Spelling- Star Bingo/Test NEXT Friday 1/31
Vocab- quiz NEXT Thursday 1/30
Math- Wkbk pg 46
         - Xtramath.org

Xtra Math

Dear Parents,

Please check your child's folder today for information regarding an exciting new adventure happening in third grade! Xtramath.org is a free website that is dedicated to helping students practice and strengthen their basic math facts. We will be starting multiplication in Math class soon and some students are still struggling with their addition & subtraction facts. I have signed everyone in the class up for this free site. Students are expected to log on at home every school day (Mon-Fri). The activities take only 10 minutes each day. This is part of their homework. Students can log onto the website using any computer, laptop, Ipod, Ipad, or Kindle that has access to the internet. The children have written their password/pin number in their assignment pad. Any questions, please email me - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Miss Lauterwasser

Week of 1/13

 

  • Please return all Scholastic book orders by Tuesday Jan 14.
  • Please be sure that you are checking your child's homework book every night! Too many students are coming in with their homework not completed! This DOES affect your child's grade and can cause a significant drop in their average!
  • If your child is not going home their regular route, you must write a note. If I do not have a note, or a phone call is not made to the office PRIOR to dismissal, your child will be sent home their regular way. This includes days where there is a club or a sport. 

 

1. started 2. card 3. park 4. smart 5. star 6. shark 7. mark 8. barber 9. party 10. pardon 11. bark 12. tart 13. carpet 14. farther 15. barn 

CHALLENGE WORDS
16. announce 17.. alarm 18. complain 19. excitement 20. speaker

1. glanced- took a quick look
2. comfort- someone or something that makes you feel better
3.longed- wanted very much
4. contagious- able to be spread by contact 
5. prescription- a doctor's writeen instructions for taking medicine
6. attention- thoughful cxare or kindness
7. unexpected- not expected, surprising

 

Monday

Math- wkbk pg 40
Rel- wkst
Sci- quiz Wed.
Spelling- Star Bingo, Quiz Fri
Simp Sol- #57
Vocab- Thurs

Tuesday

Math- wkbk pg 41
Soc St- wkst
Sci- quiz tomorrow
Spelling- Star Bingo, Quiz Fri
Simp Sol- #58
Vocab- Thurs

Wednesday

Math- wkbk pg 42
Sci- wkst
Spelling- Star Bingo, Quiz Fri
Simp Sol- #59
Vocab- Thurs

Thursday

Math- Wkbk pg 43
Sci- Unit test Tues
Spelling- Star Bingo, Quiz Fri
Vocab- Quiz tomorrow
Simp Sol- #60

Week of 1/6/14

  • Polar Plunge is this weekend. Please sign up to support the school.
  • We are in need of paper towels and construction paper. Please send your child in with some if you are able.
  • Crazy sock & slipper day Tuesday for $1
  • Ugly Sweater Day Wednesday  for $1
  • Hat & Scarf Day Thursday for $1, Hot Chocolate for $2
  • Dress Down day Friday for $1

1. boots 2. grouped 3. shook 4. school 5. looked 6. hood 7. choose 8. brook 9. zoomed 10. balloon 11. loose 12. soot 13. understood 14. cartoon 15. afternoon

CHALLENGE WORDS
16. season 17. umpire 18. diamond 19. average 20. pitcher
 

1. outfield- a baseball player whose position is in the outfield
2. concentrate- to pay close attention
3. depend- to rely
4. ballhawk- a baseball player who always seems to get to the ball and catch it
5. vanish- to go suddenly out of sight, diappear
6. fault- responsibility for a mistake, blame

 

Monday

Simp Sol- # 51
Math- wkbk pg 38, quiz Wednesday
Soc St- Quiz Monday
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Vocab- quiz Thursday
Bring Art Supplies

Tuesday

Simp Sol- # 52
Math- quiz Wednesday
Soc St- Quiz Monday
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Vocab- quiz Thursday
Reading- wkbk 61/62
Bring Art Supplies

Wednesday

Simp Sol- # 53
Sci- wkst
Soc St- Quiz Monday
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Vocab- quiz Thursday
Bring Art Supplies

Thursday

Simp Sol- # 54
Math- wkbk pg 39
Soc St- wkst
Soc St- Quiz Monday
Spelling- Star Bingo & test Friday
Bring Art Supplies

Friday

Simple Sol- #56
Finish all classwork

ART PROJECT

Ms. Jamele has asked that all supplies for the art project be brought in as soon as possible! 

Week of 12/23

  • Friday 12/20 is now a half day & a dress down day.
  • There will be no school from 12/23/13 until 1/2/14.
  • SPELLING TEST WILL BE THURSDAY THIS WEEK!
  • We are still in need of some solid vegetable shortening for a science experiment. Please email me if you are able to supply some for the class. We would only need 1 container.
  • There will be no Vocabulary words this week.

 

1. Christmas 2. manger 3. stable 4. Christ 5. gospel 6. Reindeer 7. star 8. Magi 9. Shepherd 10. eggnog 11. messiah 12. Santa 13. elf 14. present 15. snowman  CHALLENGE WORDS 16. Nazareth 17. Bethlehem 18. Jerusalem 19. December 20. yuletide

 

Monday

Simple Solutions # 46
STAR Bingo due Thursday
Spelling Test Thursday
Social Studies- Worksheet

Tuesday

Simple Solutions #47
STAR Bingo due Thursday
Spelling Test Thursday
Science Worksheet

Wednesday

Simple Solutions # 48
STAR Bingo due tomorrow
Spelling Test tomorrow

Thursday

NONE grin

FRIDAY

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Week of 12/9

  • PTA Meeting is Monday at 7pm.
  • The Christmas concert is Thursday. Students must arrive no later than 6:45! 
  • Friday is a dress down day, and a half day, and the Christmas Bazaar.

 

1. song 2. law 3. because 4. soft 5. dawn 6. crawl 7. lost 8. taught 9. long 10. pause 11. frost 12. lawn 13. hawk 14. laundry 15. author CHALLENGE WORDS 16. sausage 17. cafeteria 18. mustard 19. tablecloth 20. service

 

1. gym- large room used for indoor sports
2. perform- to take part in a public show
3. prefer- to like better than something else
4. recite- to repeat from memory
5. enjoying- having a good time
6. billions- a very, very large number of things
7. roam- to wander

 

Monday

Simple Solutions- #41
Soc St- Worksheet
Spelling- Star Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion- Unit test Monday

Tuesday

Simple Solutions- #42
Math- workbook pg 33
Spelling- Star Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion- Unit test Monday

Wednesday

Simple Solutions- #43
Math- workbook pg 34
Spelling- Star Bingo
Vocab- quiz Thurs
Religion- Unit test Monday

Thursday

Simple Solutions- #44
Science- Worksheet 
Spelling- Star Bingo
Religion- Unit test Monday

Friday

Religion- worksheet
               - Unit test Monday

Week of 12/2/13

  • If your child is going home a different way than their normal route, I MUST have a note in order to let them do so. If your child is in a club or sport, you may write one note that is for the whole year. Please specify that the note is for the whole year, and which days they may attend the practice/club.
  • WE ARE IN NEED OF SOLID VEGETABLE SHORTENING FOR A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FOR NEXT WEEK. EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SUPPLY SOME FOR THE CLASS.
  • Bishop O'Connell will be visiting Dec 3. (Tuesday). Please be sure that your child is in proper uniform and looks presentable!

1. brother's 2. brothers 3. uncle's 4. uncles 5. sister's 6. sisters 7. sisters' 8. man's 9. men's 10. child's 11. girls 12. girl's 13. girls' 14. mine 15. mine CHALLENGE WORDS 16. tease 17. friendship 18. polite 19. wiggle 20. nusance

1. Beyond- past    2. collection- similar items chose to save   3. mustache- somehting, usually hair, between the nose and lips   4. seriously- thoughtfully   5. fastended-   attached    6. cartwheel- handsrping that turns sideways

Monday

Simple Solutions- #37
Math- wkbk pg 29
Religion- Color nativity paper

Tuesday

Simple Solutions- #38
Math- Wkbk pg 30
Spelling- STAR bingo
Vocabulary-Quiz Thursday

Wednesday

Simple Solutions- #39
Math- wkbk pg 31
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               - Worksheet
Vocabulary- quiz tomorrow

Thursday

Simple Solutions- #40
Math- wkbk pg 32
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               - Worksheet
Science- worksheet

Friday

Social Studies- worksheet

Week of 11/25/13

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • School will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday will be a half day.
  • Wednesday is also a crazy socks and slippers dress down day.
  • Wednesday is our Book Release Party! The students are getting so excited! They cannot wait to showcase their hard work!
  • No spelling or vocabulary this week

Homework

Monday

Simple Solutions- # 33
Science- Ch 2 quiz tomorrow
Math- Study Subtraction facts

Tuesday

 Simple Solutions- #36

Wednesday

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

This week’s tests

Due to an error on my part, the science quiz will be post poned until tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 26). The students asked to take their Math Unit test today instead of tomorrow. I have only graded a few, but I am very pleased with the grades so far!!

YOU’RE INVITED!!!

 

Week of 11/18

Announcements

  • Report cards go out Friday Nov 22. The envelope MUST be returned Monday the 25th.
  • Please be sure to return Wednesday Folders the day after they are sent home. It may not always be on a Wednesday, but a folder will go home at least one day a week. Please be sure to check your child's backpack every night.
  • PLease check Wednesday folders for a special invitation from your child.

Vocabulary

1. firm- stern or commanding 2. confident- sure of oneself, certain 3. comfortable- at ease in mind or body 4. approach- to come close to 5. equipment- the things needed or used for a particular purpose. 6. program- structured course of activities or training 7. appointment- arrangement for a meeting at a specific time.

Spelling Words

1. crown 2. proud 3. however 4. count 5. crowded 6. around  7. south 8. loud 9. house. 10. shouted 11.howl 12. growl 13. bounce 14. fountain 15. sound CHALLENGE WORDS 16. special 17. trust 18 companion 19. trained 20. behave

Homework

Monday
Simple Solutions # 29
Math workbook pg 27, ch 2 quiz Friday
Spelling- STAR Bingo, test Friday
Science- Ch 2 quiz Monday
Social Studies Unit 1 Test Wednesday

Tuesday
Simple Solutions # 30
Math workbook pg 28, ch 2 quiz Friday
Spelling- STAR Bingo, test Friday
Science- Ch 2 quiz Monday
Social Studies Unit 1 Test Wednesday

Wednesday
Simple Solutions # 31
Math text pg 98, evens,  ch 2 quiz Friday
Spelling- STAR Bingo, test Friday
Science- Ch 2 quiz Monday
 

Thursday
Simple Solutions # 32
Math- text pg 101, ch 2 quiz Friday, Unit test Tuesday
Spelling- STAR Bingo, test Friday
Science- Ch 2 quiz Monday
Social Studies Unit 1 Test Wednesday

Week of 11/12

Announcements

  • There will be an open house on Sunday Nov 17 from 1-3pm.
  • There will be a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble on Saturday Nov 16 from 9am-10pm.
  • The 1st trimester is officially over. Work is no longer being accepted. Report cards will be going out on Nov 22.

Spelling Words

1. joyful 2. choice 3. voice 4. joint 5. moist 6. spoil 7. royal 8. annoy 9. noise 10 employ 11. soil 12. loyal 13. boiled 14. destroy 15. pointy CHALLENGE WORDS 16. earthquake 17. volcano 18. hurricane 19. weather 20. rumble

Vocabulary

1. brunch- a meal that comes between breakfast and lunch. 2. peaceful- calm and quiet 3. omelet- eggs that are beaten with other ingredients and cooked. 4. erupting- blowing out lava, rocks, and gases from a volcano. 5. lava- hot,melted rock that pours from an erupting volcano 6. escape- to get away from danger

Homework

Tuesday
Math- workbook pg 24
Simple Solutions- # 25
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               - test Friday
Vocabulary- Quiz Thursday
Social Studies- Ch 2 Quiz Monday

Wednesday
Math- workbook pg 25
Simple Solutions- # 26
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               - test Friday
Vocabulary- Quiz Thursday
Social Studies- Ch 2 Quiz Monday
                          - Unit 1 test Wednesday

Thursday
Math- workbook pg 26
Simple Solutions- # 27
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               - test Friday
Social Studies- Ch 2 Quiz Monday
                          - Unit 1 test Wednesday
 

Friday
Religion- quiz Monday
                -worksheet (NO SAINTS REPORT)
Social Studies- Ch 2 Quiz Monday
                          - Unit 1 test Wednesday

Week of 11/4

Announcements

  •  November 7th is Buddy Day. Your child can bring a friends from another school to visit our wonderful school. This is a great opportunity to show our community what we are all about, and that we are MTRS Strong
  • Friday is a superhero dress down day
  • The end of the trimester is Friday. Report cards go out on Nov 22. All missing work must be handed in no later than Friday.

Spelling Words

1. space 2. stage 3. huge 4.fence 5. price 6. police 7. office 8. engine 9. badge 10. pencil 11. excite 12. force 13. range 14. ginger 15. giraffe  Challenge  16. creature 17. strange 18.scaly 19. peculiar 20. unusual

Vocabulary

1. curious- full of questions 2. collapsed- fell 3. marine- found in the sea 4. delicate- easily broken 5. creature- animal 6. survived- lived

Homework

Monday
Simple Solutions-
# 21
Math- Workbook pg 22
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               -Test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday
Religion Unit 2 test Monday

 

Tuesday
Simple Solutions- # 22
Math- Workbook pg 23
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               -Test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday
Religion Unit 2 test Monday


Wednesday
Simple Solutions- # 23
Math- Study subtraction facts
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               -Test Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday
Social Studies- worksheet
Religion Unit 2 test Monday

Thursday
Simple Solutions- # 24
Spelling- STAR BINGO
               -Test Friday
Science- worksheet
Religion Unit 2 test Monday

Science Quiz Review

 

Week of 10/28

Announcements

  • Mission Carnival is Thursday. Please contact Mrs. Hennessey and Mrs. Seuffert to see how you can help.
  • Friday is a Mass Day. Boys please come to school in your ties and button down shirts.
  • Wednesday folders must be returned on Thursdays. Please check your child's backpack on Wednesdays. Papers with signature stamps must be initaled or signed and returned. Papers without stamps are to stay home.
  • Colder weather has arrived. Please be sure to send your child dressed appropriately. We still go outside for recess. The only sweaters permitted to be worn in school during class are school sweaters. 

This Week in Third Grade

  • Reading - We will be discussing various word relationships, making and confirming predictions while reading, common and propers nouns, and reading the Nonfiction Narrative "Balto, The Dog Who Saved Nome".
  • Math- Ch 3 Quiz Monday, fact families, Estimating differences, subtracting 2,3 and 4 digit numbers
  • Social Studies- using a map grid, Frederick Law Olmstead, Suburban Communities
  • Religion- All Saints Day, importance of prayer
  • Grammar- nouns (common, proper, nouns in the subject, writing with nouns, singular and plural nouns)
  • Writing- Finishing up on our Publishing project, and working on a spooky Halloween story

 

Spelling Words

1. shot 2. chance 3. match 4. watch 5. showed 6. shock 7.pushed 8. such 9. crash 10 chew 11 batch 12 hitched 13 sharp 14. mush 15 speech

CHALLENGE WORDS 16. medicince 17. equipment 18. crutch 19. nurse 20. hospital

 

Vocabulary

1. Splinters- sharp, thin pieces that have broken off something 2. telegraph- a device used to send words i ncode from one place to another 3. trail- a path through wilderness 4. guided- led others to where they needed to go 5. drifts- large piles of snow heaped up by the wind 6. temperature- a measure of how hot or cold something is

 

Homework

Monday
Simple Solutions-
Lesson #18
Science- Worksheet
               -Ch 1 quiz Wednesday
Spelling- quiz Friday
               - STAR Bingo due Friday
Social Studies- worksheet
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday

Tuesday
Simple Solutions- Lesson #19
Science- quiz Wednesday
Spelling- quiz Friday
               - STAR Bingo due Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday
 

Wednesday
Simple Solutions- Lesson #20
Spelling- quiz Friday
               - STAR Bingo due Friday
Vocabulary- quiz Thursday

THURSDAY
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Spelling- quiz Friday
               - STAR Bingo due Friday
 

Social Justice

Writing Letters to the Troops 

 

           

We Love Our Mimio!

Science Class Sept, 2013

                 

Pumpkin Picking Pictures

PUMPKIN PICKING 10/24/13

             

                                               

Week of 10/21

Announcements

  • Thank you everyone who came out for conferences. It was great to meet with you all and discuss how great your children are.
  • Friday is a Halloween Dress Down Day.
  • Trunk or Treat is Friday night.
  • Mission Carnival is 10/31. Contact the class parents (Mrs. Hennessey and Mrs. Seuffert) if you can help in any way. 
  • Saints reports have changed a little bit. In class we have been focusing our disucssions on why the person is a Saint and what that means to us. The Friday homework Saint reports should focus on these things as well. Try and encourage your child to write as much as they can, but there is no limit as to how many sentences should be written.
  • 2nd and 7th grades are collecting candy to be sent to the deployed troops. They are asking for individually wrapped candy, as well as toothbrushes. Donations will be accepted until 10/26.
  • We are still collecting box tops and Campbells soup labels. please have your child bring in as many as possible.

This Week in Third Grade

Science- Life Cycles, Metamorphosis, Living and Nonliving things
Social Studies- Urban Communities
Math- finishing the addition chapter, and Subtraction properties
Religion- worshipping God in Church
Reading- Author's purpose, text to self connections, compound sentences, homographs and homophones

Spelling words

1. known 2. written 3. laugh 4. sphere 5. wreck 6. writer 7. wrong 8. wrap 9. wrench 10. knocked 11. knot 12. wring 13. enough 14. rough 15. wrinkle 

Challenge Words

16. tortoise 17. dolphin 18. sea horse 19. whale 20. coral

 

Vocabulary

1. message- information that is passed on to someone 2. litter-trash left on the ground 3. trained- taught a person or animal how to do something 4. patiently- in a way that shows a person is able to wait without complaining. 5. wise- able to understand important things 6. eager- full of energy and desire to do something

 

 

Homework

Monday

Simple Solutions #14
Reading workbook pgs 26/27
Spelling- STAR bingo & test Friday
Vocab quiz Thursday
Math Ch 3 quiz Monday

Tuesday

Simple Solutions #15 
Math Workbook pg 19
Math Ch 3 quiz Monday
Spelling- STAR bingo & test Friday
Vocab quiz Thursday

Wednesday

Simple Solutions #16
Math pg 68 Set D,E,FMath Ch 3 quiz Monday
Spelling- STAR bingo & test Friday
Vocab quiz Thursday

Thursday

Simple Solutions # 17
Social Studies- Worksheet
Math Ch 3 quiz Monday
Spelling- STAR bingo & test Friday
 

Friday

Saints report
Math Ch 3 quiz Monday
Religion quiz Monday

Week of 9/30/ - 10/4

Announcements

  • Please be sure your child is putting their best effort into their Simple Solutions homework every night. These are designed to help your child review concepts that are often forgot, and WILL show up on Terra Nova tests.
  • Please be sure to work with your child to practice addition and subtraction concepts everyday. I will be sending home laminated worksheets that should be done as often as possible. Please encourage your child to do their best to not use their fingers when adding and subtracting. They need to know these facts in order to move on to multiplication later in the year. We will be having weekly timed quizzes to improve our skills as well.
  • Please be sure to check your child’s Wednesday folder every week. There are many important papers in there. Tests and quizzes need to be signed and returned the next day. You will know if it is a test or a quiz because there will be a stamp on it that says “Please sign here”.
  • You should be checking and initialing your child’s assignment pad every night. 
  • Fall Portraits are THIS Wednesday. Students must be in complete uniform!
  • Some VERY exciting news for Catholic schools from Bishop O'Connell!  CLICK HERE

Spelling Words

1. tight 2. while 3. show 4. stone 5. bright 6. whole 7. window 8. time 9. follow 10. close 11. flight 12. tide 13. grow 14. broke 15. below CHALLENGE WORDS 16. basketball 17. coach 18. forward 19. dribble 20. guard 

Vocabulary

1. professional- doing something as a job 2. familiar- known well or recognized 3. captain- the leader of a group 4. pretended- made believe 5. aimed- pointed one thing at another 6. monitor- a person who watches over something

Homework

Monday
Science-
quiz Wednesday
Math- quiz tomorrow
         - Simple Sol # 4 
         - pg 43, odd numbers
English- Simp Sol #4
Spelling- STAR Bingo
Vocabulary- Quiz Thurs

Week of 9/23/13

Announcements

* 9/26/13 is no longer the day for Fall Portraits
*Friday 9/27 is a half day. It is also the day of Grandparents Tea.
*Reminder: Religion Quizzes are Mondays, Vocab quizzes are Thursdays, and Spelling tests are Fridays. 
*Please remember to sign/inital your child's assignment pad EVERY night! 
* Please remember your child is to be reading at least 20 minutes every night! This is mandatory! It will greatly help improve their reading skills. Please try your best to enforce this at home!

What We Are Learning

Math-  rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand, Ch 2 quiz on Thursday
Reading- We will be reading Nate the Great- San Francisco Detective and focusing on the reading comprehension strategy "Making Predictions"
Religion- We will be focusing on Chapter 3- At Home with God
Science- Our topic for this week will be the scientific method, quiz Friday
Social Studies-We will be discussing Communities Near and Far

Spelling Words- long a and long e

1. easy 2. grade 3. meet 4. late 5. seat 6. saved 7. pail 8. these 9. reach 10. name 11. raise 12. leave 13. gain 14. theme 15. scream Challenge Words- 16. mystery 17.solve 18. search 19. found 20. investigate

Vocabulary

1. Detective-a person who solves mysteries 2. Specific- exact 3. positive- completely sure 4. case- a mystery or problem a detective is work to solve 5. returned- brought back 6. definitely- surely 7. assistant- a person who helps someone do a job

Homework

Monday
Math- worksheet
Reading- workbook pg 13/14
                - Vocab quiz Thurs
Spelling-  STAR Bingo

Tuesday
Math-
Simple Solutions #1
         - Worksheet
English- Simple Solutions #1
Reading- vocab quiz Thurs
Spelling-  STAR Bingo

Wednesday
Math- Simple Solutions #2
         - Worksheet
English- Simple Solutions #2
Reading- vocab quiz Thurs
Spelling-  STAR Bingo

Thursday
Math- Simple Solutions #3
         - Worksheet
English- Simple Solutions #3
Spelling-  STAR Bingo

Friday
Religion-
Saints Project
               - Quiz Monday

Grading Policy

A mistake was made on Back to School Night, and I apologize in advance for any confusion. The paperwork that I gave out stated the wrong values for what each category is worth when it comes to figuring out marking period grades. The following is the correct percentages.

Tests - 25%
Projects- 20%
Quizzes- 20%
Classwork- 15%
Homework- 10%
Participation- 10%

Genesis will automatically calculate the grades based on these percentages, so your child's grade will always be correct on Genesis.

Also many people have been asking about what qualifies as an A, B, C, etc. The break down is as follows:

A = 92.5 -100
B = 84.5 - 92.4
C = 75.5 - 84.4
D = 69.5- 75.4
F =  0.0 - 69.4

Week of 9/16/13

What We Are Learning

Math- In Math, we will be starting Chapter 2 with topics such as comparing, ordering and rounding numbers.
Reading- We will be reading "Pepita Talks Twice" and focusing on the skill Making and Confirming Predictions. We will also be learning about Narrative Elements.
Soc St- We will be focusing on Unit 1, Lesson 2 by talking about what makes communities different.
Science-  We will continue learning about the tools and skills used in science inquiry by conducting a science experiment
Writing- We will continue our Writing Workshop by finishing up our personal narratives.
Grammar- We will be reviewing types of words (adverbs, adjectives, nouns, verbs, etc).

 

Spelling Words (short i, o and u)

1. slip 2. fish 3. pick 4. rocks 5. lunch 6. gift 7. thing 8. inch 9.truck 10. pond 11. from 12. jump 13. socks 14. dish 15. thump CHALLENGE WORDS 16. frown 17. expression 18. surprised 19. emotion 20. smirk

Vocabulary

1. stubborn- headstrong or unyielding 2.grumble- a muttered complaint 3. mumbled- said in a low, unclear way 4.exploded- burst apart 5.darted- moved swiftly 6.Streak-a quick flash of movement 7.languages- systems of sounds and symbols used to communicate ideas.

Homework

Monday
Math- pg 24&25 in notebook
Spelling- STAR Bingo
               - test Friday
Reading- Vocab quiz Thursday

Tuesday
Reading- Worksheet
               -Vocab quiz Thursday
Soc St.- Worksheet
Spelling- STAR Bingo
               - test Friday

Homework Information

MISC

  • Homework done on time will receive a 100.
  • Late homework receives a 75.
  • homework passes are given out as a prize. They can only be used for one assignment. They also may be used for ONE assignment from STAR Bingo (see below).

Star Bingo

  • A copy of STAR Bingo can be found HERE
  • MAY ONLY GET STAR BINGO IF 4 ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPLETED.
  • YOU MAY GET BINGO BY GOING DIAGONAL, ACROSS, OR DOWN.
  • ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DONE IN SPELLING NOTEBOOK.
  • ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON THE FRIDAY OF THE SPELLING TEST.
  • EACH ASSIGNMENT IS WORTH 25 POINTS. IF ONE IS MISSING, SCORE IS AUTOMATICALLY A 75.
  • Spelling words are given out the Friday before the test. Students are given 7 days (including the weekend) to work on Star Bingo assignments.

Saints "Reports"

  • Each day in class we will learn about a different saint.
  • Students are given 5 minutes to write 3-5 sentences about that saint.
  • For homework over the weekend, students are to choose their favorite saint from the week. They are to write 5 sentences about that saint on looseleaf paper.
  • Only assignments completed on looseleaf paper will be accepted. Anything done on any other paper will need to be recopied at home and will receive a late grade.
  • Students are reminded before dismissal on Fridays to bring home a piece of looseleaf.
  • A proper heading is required (Name Date Grade Subject).
  • Students may use the three-five sentences that are written in their notebooks, but it must be copied neatly onto looseleaf.

Week of 9/9/13

Spelling Words

1. sat 2. felt 3. last 4.send 5. next 6. best 7. went  8. hand 9. stand 10. past 11. grand 12. stamp 13. belt 14. lend 15. checked
Challenge Words- 1. else 2. guest 3. attention 4. heard 5. listen

 

Homework

Monday
Math- pg 12/13 # 8-48 even only
Spelling- Star Bingo

Tuesday
Reading- Safety paragraph in notebook
Spelling- Star Bingo

Scheduling

Specials Schedule

Monday- Gym
Tuesday- Library
Wednesday- Spanish
Thursday- Music, Art
Friday- Computers

 

Attached you will find our daily schedule.

Back to School!

Dear Parents,

Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Miss Melissa Lauterwasser.  I will be the third grade teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.

Many of you already know me, but may not know much about me. This is my second year at MTRS. I am so thankful to be returning! I truly enjoyed teaching third grade last year and look forward to another wonderful year.

I have a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, Psychology, and Early Childhood Education. I am certified to teach PreK- 5th grade. I have experience with young children. I taught preschool, and toddler classes at a local daycare for about 3 years.

I am also an EMT! I volunteer for Red Bank First Aid Squad and  I work for a private ambulance company on the weekends. I really enjoy meeting new people and making a difference in people's lives and giving back to my community. My entire family is involved with the fire department in one way or another.

Although I worked with your children last year, I look forward to spending more time with them and getting to know them better. I hope to provide a warm, inviting, comfortable environment where everyone feels welcome! I hope to open up the students minds and teach them many new things, all while having fun! I hope to instill in your child the love of learning, much like my third grade teacher did many years ago.

Please feel free to contact me at any point in time during the school year with questions, comments or concerns. I have  a very open door policy and feel that together, we can help your child achieve greatness!

Thank you for stopping by, and God Bless!

Sincerely,
Miss Lauterwasser



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