Summer 2017!

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Welcome to third grade!  I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer!  To keep up with academics, but to also have a bit of fun this summer, all of my activities revolve around CHOCOLATE!  Feel free to email me at mphillips@stpeterscatholicschool.org with any questions.  I will be checking this email all summer long.  I can’t wait to see you all in August!

Third Grade Reading List 2017-2018

3rd Grade Book Report Form

3rd Grade Chocolate Bar Wrapper

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May 22nd – 26th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

THE CANOE TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS.  🙁

It is canoeing week!!  On Tuesday we will hit the water!  Look for more information to come on Monday.

As we end out our school year, I am marveled at the progress each child has made in so many areas.  I am proud of each one of them and all they have accomplished!  We still have 9 academically packed days ahead, so I know they will be ready for fourth grade.

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will continue to learn about the rosary and what each mystery means and why we pray each one.

Reading: The class is continuing our poetry unit!  I love all the creativity and their writing has improved dramatically since the beginning of the school year.

Language Arts: The class will finish adjectives with a test on Wednesday.  We will begin a grammar review after that.

Math:  The class will finish long division this week and work on graphing next.

Science: The class will continue life science this week with animals!  We will learn all about the different types of animals and how they love and grow.

Social Studies:  The class will work on a short project creating their own colony to be settled for the remainder of the year.

REMINDERS:

Tuesday, May 23rd- Canoe trip to Saluda Shoals!, Capella sings at the Fireflies game

Monday, May 29th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 31st- 6th grade Graduation

Friday, June 2nd- Last day of school!  Awards ceremony and dismissal at 11:30.

May 15th – 19th

 

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

So much to do, so little time left!  I am enjoying celebrating the last few learning days with your children.  It’s been simply “poprific”!  (Ask they about the balloons!)  As I look back on this year, I see how far they have all come and it amazes me!  I am very proud of this class and how they have matured in both academics and behavior.  I know they are ready for upstairs!

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will continue reading our new mystery novel titled “Break-In at the Basillica”.  The class will continue to learn about Mary and why we pray the rosary.  We will celebrate the May Crowning on Monday!

Reading: The class is continuing our poetry unit! They have really taken to this unit and I love reading their creative poems.  We have discussed vocabulary such as stanza, rhythym, and have brought our adjective units into our poems.

Language Arts: The class will continue adjectives this week focusing on articles and how many adjectives.  There will be spelling words this week continued from last week.  We will test on Thursday. (Not Friday due to Field Day.)

Math:  The class will continue with long division practice this week!  We will also review subtraction with regrouping, as this seems to be a hard part of the long division.

Science: The class will continue life science this week with parts of plants and reproduce.  We will dissect several plants and flowers to see the many different parts.

Social Studies:  The class will finish with our New England Colonies this week.  We will test on these colonies, per their study guides, next week.  You will NOT need to know specific dates or names.  This will be a broad test based on why the colonies were established and how each section was different.

REMINDERS:

Monday, May 15th- Rosary and May Crowning; 2:00 dismissal

Friday, May 19th- Field Day!

Monday, May 29th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 31st- 6th grade Graduation

Friday, June 2nd- Last day of school!  Awards ceremony and dismissal at 11:30.

May 8th – 12th

Sorry parents for the non-post!  Between issued with the internet both at school and at home, I was unable to post.

May 1st – 5th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Congratulations to Micah for making his First Holy Communion on Saturday!  I am so proud of all he has accomplished this year to be ready for this special day.

This month, we celebrate Mary!  The Rosary and May Crowning will be on Monday, May 15th, and I encourage everyone to attend this beautiful prayer service.

May is full of activities for the school, so be sure to check your calendars each week and I look forward to teaching for the next 24 school days!

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will continue reading our new mystery novel titled “Break-In at the Basillica”.  The class will also learn about Mary and why she was so important to our Catholic faith.

Reading: The class has begun our poetry unit! We are discussing many types of poetry and will continue to read some of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems!  The students will also become poets themselves as they write.

Language Arts: The class will continue adjectives this week.  There will be spelling words this week based on the -ar, -er, adn -or endings.  Their test will be Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with long division practice this week!  I am proud of many of the students who are flying through their multiplication testing.  Only 24 more days to get to the finish line!

Science: The class will continue life science this week with plants and how they grow and live.  We have been tasked to create a garden for the school!

Social Studies:  The class will look more closely at the other 12 colonies and what they did to contribute to the birth of our nation.  We will finish the northern colonies this week.  As per other social studies units, the class is learning how to take notes and use a graphic organizer to write their facts on.

REMINDERS:

 

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midland’s Gives!!

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- Rosary and May Crowning; 2:00 dismissal

Friday, May 19th- Field Day!

Monday, May 29th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 31st- 6th grade Graduation

April 24th – 28th

 

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

He is risen!!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter and are feeling refreshed after a week off!  I was eager to return and begin teaching again.  With only 29 more days to learn, we have a lot to pack in to the end of third grade!

In blue folders this week, you will receive a permission slip for our Saluda Shoals trip on Tuesday, May 23rd.  I am in need to at least 8 chaperones for us to be able to go.  You MUST be Virtus certified and cleared by Ms. Elliott.  Please let me know right away if you would like to attend as I have only had one parent respond.  This is a great field trip and even our very own Mrs. Preston will be canoeing with us this year!

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will begin reading our new mystery novel titled “Break-In at the Basillica”.  The class will also learn about St. Mark and St. Catherine of Sienna this week.

Reading:  The class will take the Accelerated Reader tests for their novels early on this week.  We will then begin our poetry unit and discuss many types of poetry and read some of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems!

Language Arts: The class will continue adjectives this week.  There will not be spelling this week and in it’s place the students will have a writing assignment to complete by Friday.

Math:  The class will finish their work on multi-step multiplication and begin long division this week!  We will quiz on the multi-step multiplication on Thursday.

Science: The class will begin life science this week with what a cell is and the differences between a plane cell and an animal cell.

Social Studies:  The class will look more closely at the other 12 colonies and what they did to contribute to the birth of our nation.  We will finish the middle colonies this week.  As per other social studies units, the class is learning how to take notes and use a graphic organizer to write their facts on.

REMINDERS:

Thursday, April 27th- Final PTO meeting 5:30 in Neglia Hall

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midland’s Gives!!

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- May Procession/ Rosary

April 10th – 12th

This week is a short, but full week for our class.  So, instead of writing each subject area, I will tell you about each day.  During this week, we will continue to look at ourselves and how our Lenten journey is coming along.  We are almost to the end and I know each student has been working hard to show God just how much they love Him.  I welcome everyone to celebrate mass with us on Wednesday morning before we begin our retreat day.  This would be a lovely beginning for our retreat, for you to be with your child during this mass.  If you cannot make it, you are welcome to join us for Stations of the Cross from 12:00-12:30 in the church.  This is a parish and school prayer event.

Monday, April 10th- The class will tie up all loose ends including finishing our novels, testing on multiplication and division, and testing on energy.  Our class has many special areas on Mondays, so we will complete this in the afternoon.

Tuesday, April 11th- Field trip to the USC Horseshoe!  Mass dress uniform with walking shoes or sneakers please.  That means long pants and ties for the boys as well as jumpers for the girls.  We will leave around 8:45 and return to school around 2:30.  You will receive a menu on Monday to look at and decide on a proper lunch for your child.  Accommodations can be made for allergies.  This is always a favorite of the classes!

Wednesday, April 12th- Lenten Retreat Day.  This day will include mass, prayer, stations of the cross, and many activities with the 1st and 2nd grades.  If you would like to help this day, please email me before Monday.

REMINDERS:

Sunday, April 9th- St. Peter’s Day at the Fireflies

Thursday, April 13th – 21st- Easter Break!

Thursday, April 27th- Final PTO meeting 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midlands Gives!!

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- May Procession/ Rosary

Friday, May 19th- Field Day!

April 3rd – 7th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Wow!  Only 36 more days of learning!  The class has a count down until they become fourth graders!  So much more to learn in those 36 days.  And a few more field trips to take.  On Tuesday, April 11th, the class will visit the University of South Carolina’s Horseshoe and enjoy a trip to a museum, lunch, and a deeper look at our history of South Carolina.  On May 23rd, the class will head to Saluda Shoals to canoe and learn about the environment of the river.  Eight chaperones are needed for this event, so please let me know if you are interested.  You MUST be Virtus cleared by Ms. Elliott in order to attend either of these field trips.

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will continue reading our mystery novel titled “St. Peter’s Tomb”.  This novel has prompted many great religious discussions and class research into the locations and artworks in the book, not to mention the history of our patron saint and our Lenten journeys.

Reading:  The class is still working on the novels, I had wanted to finish last week, but they were asking many great questions and we were able to get deeper into each book.  I didn’t want to stop this train of learning!  So, we continue this week with the end coming soon.  I am pleased with their growth in both writing responses and asking questions about their reading.

Language Arts: The class will continue adjectives this week.  There will be spelling based on tricky plural nouns.  They will have a test this Friday.

Math:  The class continues their work on multi-step multiplication.  There will even be a fun Easter activity this week based on these multiplication problems!

Science: The class will finish with force and motion as well as magnets this week.  They will test on Friday.

Social Studies:  The class will look more closely at the other 12 colonies and what they did to contribute to the birth of our nation.  We will finish the southern colonies this week.  As per other social studies units, the class is learning how to take notes and use a graphic organizer to write their facts on.

REMINDERS:

Sunday, April 9th- St. Peter’s Day at the Fireflies

Thursday, April 13th – 21st- Easter Break!

Thursday, April 27th- Final PTO meeting 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midland’s Gives!!

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- May Procession/ Rosary

March 27th 31st

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

I apologize for the late posting.  The internet in our home stopped working mid of last week and we are waiting on it to be fixed.  I am sure you can all appreciate that.  Also, our school internet had troubles the first part of this week.  I guess I was just the bad luck!  Thank you for understanding!

This is a great week for third grade!  We are working hard on learning many things and learning to stay focused even when we would rather be outside playing.  Trust me, we will get a little of that in as well.

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will go back and revisit our Lenten promises and see how we are progressing.  In mass on Wednesday, we will have a special event where we welcome those who are becoming Catholic into our church, including one of our very own students and his family.

Reading:  The class is still working on the novels, I had wanted to finish last week, but they were asking many great questions and we were able to get deeper into each book.  I didn’t want to stop this train of learning!  So, we continue this week with the end coming soon.

Language Arts: The class will begin adjectives this week.  There will be NO SPELLING!

Math:  The class is working on multi-step multiplication!  It is very important to continue learning the multiplication facts and daily homework will be to complete their packet by Friday.  Copy and paste the link below to play a Kahoot! review game on the 3 through 6 multiplication facts.  Learning division will be much easier with fact recognition.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/42d3aeeb-dba2-4ec6-84d2-0f840baf8472

Science: The class will test on potential and kinetic energy on Friday.  We completed a fun playground science experiment on Monday!

Social Studies:  The class will look more closely at the other 12 colonies and what they did to contribute to the birth of our nation.  We will focus on the southern colonies this week.  As per other social studies units, the class is learning how to take notes and use a graphic organizer to write their facts on.

REMINDERS:

Monday, March 27th – Wednesday, March 29th 6th Grade in Washington D.C.

Sunday, April 9th- St. Peter’s Day at the Fireflies

Thursday, April 13th – 21st- Easter Break!

Thursday, April 27th- Final PTO meeting 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midland’s Gives!!

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- May Procession/ Rosary

March 20th – 24th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Spring!  Monday begins the new season of renewal and life.  Such a beautiful season to celebrate Easter in.  The class has been traveling on our Lenten journey for several days now with our final destination being Easter Sunday and Jesus’ resurrection.  I am proud of the way our students have been thinking of their Lenten promises and following through with them.  I urge you this Lenten season to pray.  Pray with your child.  Pray as a family.  Make prayer something that becomes a habit.  Walk with God.

In Class This Week…

Religion: The class will learn all about St. Joseph and what he did for Jesus.  His feast day is Monday, March 20th.

Reading:  The class will finish their novels this week!  They have been working hard and some reading will be assigned for homework this week in their books.  They have done a great job working in groups with this unit.

Language Arts: The class will finish verbs this week and test on Friday and we will continue our writing practice in our journals.  We will have a new spelling list concentrating on the /wh/, /sh/, and /th/ sounds.  Their test will be Friday.

Math:  The class is finishing division this week and will move onto multi-step multiplication!  It is very important to continue learning the multiplication facts and daily homework will be to complete their packet by Friday.  Copy and paste the link below to play a Kahoot! review game on the 3 through 6 multiplication facts.  Learning division will be much easier with fact recognition.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/42d3aeeb-dba2-4ec6-84d2-0f840baf8472

Science: The class will finish with potential and kinetic energy this week and complete a fun science experiment where they put this into use.

Social Studies:  The class will look more closely at the other 12 colonies and what they did to contribute to the birth of our nation.

REMINDERS:

Monday, March 20th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, March 27th – Wednesday, March 29th

Sunday, April 9th- St. Peter’s Day at the Fireflies

Thursday, April 13th – 21st- Easter Break!

Thursday, April 27th- Final PTO meeting 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, May 2nd- Midland’s Gives!!

Tuesday, May 9th- Art show at the Springhill Suites

Friday, May 12th- PTO Family Picnic

Monday, May 15th- May Procession/ Rosary