Welcome to Third Grade!

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Welcome parents!  Next year is sure to be spectacular!  I am beyond excited to have this class and even though this year has just ended, I am already prepping for your children.  Below you can find links to the summer reading assignments that went home in report cards.  If you feel like getting a jump start to third grade, begin learning multiplication tables.  These are essential to know by the end of the year.  I will be checking email all summer, so feel free to email at any time.

I wish you all the best summer!

 

3rd Grade Book Report Form

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Mrs. Phillips 3rd grade list-2018-19

 

May 21st – 25th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Field Day week!  I look forward to a sunny and perfectly temperatured day on Friday.  Please help me by praying!  🙂  The year is quickly coming to a close and I have enjoyed every minute with your children.  They are an amazing bunch!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss Penetcost and the Holy Spirit.

Reading: The class will continue with writing poems in our journals.  We will also continue to work on reading non-fiction text and taking notes based on our science unit of food webs.

Language Arts:   The students will finished adjectives this week and test on Wednesday.  There will NOT be spelling this week due to the special events.

Math:  The class will continue geometry this week and work with solid figures.  The class will complete a geometry project based on these shapes.

Science: In science the students continue to will work on decomposers, producers, consumers, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.  Food webs can be so interesting!

Social Studies:  The students will finish settlers this week.  The class will compare and contrast these settlers and test on Monday of next week.

REMINDERS: and lots of them!

 

Friday, May 25th- FIELD DAY!!!!

Sunday, May 27th- 11am mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

May 14th – 18th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

 

Whew!  We have a packed week ahead.  Monday is a 2:00 dismissal.  Tuesday we have practice most of the day at the USC Band Hall.  Wednesday is Mass day.  Thursday evening is our spring concert.  The end of the year is in full swing and I will be sure to keep the students schedule as normal as possible, but learning flexibility is a great lesson to learn.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss Mary and the rosary.  The class will break down each mystery this week and next and create a beautiful way to remember each.

Reading: The class will continue with writing poems in our journals.  We will also continue to work on reading non-fiction text and taking notes.

Language Arts:   The students will finish adjectives this week and test later this week.  Because of the nature of this week, I have not picked a day yet, but will let you know via assignment books.  There will NOT be spelling this week due to the events.

Math:  The class will continue geometry this week and work with angles and shapes.

Science: In science the students will work on decomposers, producers, consumers, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.

Social Studies:  The students will continue settlers this week.  We will learn about how slavery was part of our history and how we can learn from our history.  The class will also discuss our top crops of rice and indigo.  See the video below to watch how indigo is created.

 

REMINDERS: and lots of them!

 

Monday, May 14th- 2:00 dismissal; Catholic Schools Music Concert at Cardinal Newman 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 15th- Music practice for our concert- off site at USC Band Hall

Thursday, May 17th- Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall

Friday, May 25th- FIELD DAY!!!!

Sunday, May 27th- 11am mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

May 7th – 11th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

The year is winding down!  Only 19 more school days to learn and we have lots to cover.  May is filled with many things, but I can assure you, our class will keep on learning through the very last day.  So hang on!

Happy Mother’s Day to all our amazing moms out there!  I hope you enjoy your day.  You all deserve to be spoiled!

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss the ascension and how Jesus went to heaven.  We will discuss how we all can get to heaven.  The May Crowning and rosary will be Tuesday.

Reading: The class will continue with writing poems in our journals.  They have enjoyed this very much!  We will also continue to work on reading non-fiction text and taking notes.

Language Arts:   The students will work on (adjective) articles this week.  Spelling words will be given on Monday and students will test on Friday.

Math:  The class will finish fractions this week and test on Wednesday.  We will begin geometry by discussing lines.

Science: In science the students will continue work on habitats and what creates them.

Social Studies:  The students will continue settlers this week.  We will learn all about how South Carolina became a more civilized state and our towns were created.

 

REMINDERS: and lots of them!

 

Tuesday, May 8th- May Crowning and Rosary (Send in a cut flower to place at Mary’s feet)

Friday, May 11th- Family Picnic!  5:30-7:00pm on the playground

Monday, May 14th- 2:00 dismissal; Catholic Schools Music Concert at Cardinal Newman 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 15th- Music practice for our concert- off site at USC Band Hall

Thursday, May 17th- Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall

Friday, May 25th- FIELD DAY!!!!

Sunday, May 27th- 11am mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

April 31st – May 4th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

 

Midlands Gives is this Tuesday!  Get excited!  Please consider donating to our school on this day.  Information went home in last weeks Tuesday folders.

MAP Testing is this week.  Our class will test on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest, has a great breakfast, and especially tomorrow, a great lunch.  We will be testing after recess tomorrow.  I am eager to see their progress!  There will not be any spelling and minimal homework this week due to testing.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will continue our discussion on Genesis and how God created the world.  How can we protect what He created?   How can we love what He gave us?

Reading: April is poetry month!  This week, the class will focus on similies, metaphores, and onomatopeia.  We will continue writing each and every day.

Language Arts:   The students will continue adjectives this week and continue working with them while writing our poems. We will focus on noun compliments.

Math:  The class will finish fractions this week.  I had anticipated finishing last week, but the class needed an extra day.  We will review tomorrow and test on Tuesday.

Science: In science the students will learn about traits in plants this week.  We will break plants down and learn how and why they look and smell they way they do.

Social Studies:  The students will begin settlers this week!  We will learn all about how South Carolina became a more civilized state and our towns were created.

 

REMINDERS: and lots of them!

 

Monday, April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

Tuesday, May 1st- Midlands Gives!

Saturday, May 5th- Capella Pueri Concert 7:30pm

Tuesday, May 8th- May Crowning and Rosary (Send in a cut flower to place at Mary’s feet)

Friday, May 11th- Family Picnic!  5:30-7:00pm on the playground

Monday, May 14th- 2:00 dismissal; Catholic Schools Music Concert at Cardinal Newman 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 15th- Music practice for our concert- off site at USC Band Hall

Thursday, May 17th- Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall

Friday, May 25th- FIELD DAY!!!!

Sunday, May 27th- 11am mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

April 23rd – 27th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Earth Day is everyday and Earth Week is this week.  That is our theme this week. We will learn about Earth Day and how it came about and let our love of God’s world shine in every lesson.  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” -Genesis 1:1

On Friday we will walk to the USC Horseshoe and enjoy a fun day filled with culture and history.  Look for permission slips and a menu to come home in Tuesday folders.  The menu is a buffet, so feel free to discuss food choices with your children.  I always encourage them to try things they might not normally!  I also would love more parents to come!  Everyone needs to pay for their own lunches, but you will not be disappointed.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss Genesis and how God created the world.  How can we protect what He created?   How can we love what He gave us?

Reading: April is poetry month!  This week, the class will focus on poetry with the theme of our Earth.  We will create and illustrate our poems in a variety of ways.  Visualization is an important lesson to learn and the class will work on this concept.

Language Arts:   The students will continue adjectives this week and continue working with them while writing our poems. We will have spelling based on ai, ia, ei, ie words, and the test will be this Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with fractions in their math groups.  All three groups will finish fractions this week and test on their various concepts on Thursday.

Science: In science the students will test on traits Tuesday.  We will work on reduce, reuse, recycle this week and how we can help the Earth in a variety of ways.  Check out the video below on how Earth Day came about!

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Social Studies:  The students will test on explorers on Wednesday.  Check out this Kahoot! to use as a study guide for the test next week-  https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=e1ac6a39-6c7b-4fda-8004-093baeea45dc  We will review in class and begin settlers next week.

 

REMINDERS:

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

April 16th – 20th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

The students have been immersed in poetry this month and loving it.  I encourage you to read some poetry at home and even write a few with your child.  The outcome is always worth it!  The class has also enjoyed learning about traits and where they come from, so if you find your child looking at you strangely the next few days, I promise it is because they are trying to figure out whose nose they have, or whose hands they have.  What a great opportunity to pull out the family photo albums and talk about who resembles who and have a lively family discussion.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will continue our discussion on the Divine Mercy.  The students will learn how to pray with this in mind and learn about the Works of Mercy.

Reading: April is poetry month!  The class will spend this month exploring different types of poetry both written and them writing themselves.  The students have really taken off with this.  Each morning, we are learning about a different type of poem and writing our own version in our journals.

Language Arts:   The students will continue adjectives this week and put them to use while creating poems.  We will have spelling based on compound words, and the test will be this Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with fractions in their math groups.  All three groups will work with equivalent fractions and each group will be told when their quiz will be based on how they accomplish their goals.  Be on the lookout in assignment books for the date.  We didn’t get as far as I would have liked last week, so the quiz will be this week.

Science: In science the students will continue to learn about inherited traits and what traits are produced from the environment.  We will look at the difference between inherited and learned and work on taking notes in our lab books.

Social Studies:  The students will finish explorers this week!  We are keeping our study guides in our binders to review each night.  We will also discuss how are Catholic faith played a part in creating South Carolina.  Check out this Kahoot! to use as a study guide for the test next week-  https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=e1ac6a39-6c7b-4fda-8004-093baeea45dc

 

REMINDERS:

 

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

April 9th – 13th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break!  Only eight more weeks to learn and they will be packed with spelling, writing, experimenting, exploring, and creating.  These next few weeks may seem eventful, and your children will start to grow impatient at times.  Thank you spring fever!  But, we mustn’t lose focus that we still have quite a bit to accomplish and I need your help.  Your help to ensure your child is getting enough sleep, eating good meals, and getting outside to play.  With these things at home, I know each child will be ready to tackle everything we need to finish in the next few weeks.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss the Divine Mercy.  The students will explore what this means to them while we look into how the Divine Mercy is part of our faith.

Reading: April is poetry month!  The class will spend this month exploring different types of poetry both written and them writing themselves.  We will begin this week by looking at Shel Silverstein and his poetry style.

Language Arts:   The students will continue adjectives this week and put them to use while creating poems.  We will have spelling, spelling STAR homework, and the test will be this Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with fractions in their math groups.  All three groups will work with equivalent fractions and each group will be told when their quiz will be based on how they accomplish their goals.  Be on the lookout in assignment books for the date.

Science: In science the students will begin to learn about inherited traits and what traits are produced from the environment.  We will look at what a trait is and how we get them.

Social Studies:  The students will continue explorers this week with Hilton and Woodward.  We are keeping our study guides in our binders to review each night.  We will also discuss how are Catholic faith played a part in creating South Carolina.

 

REMINDERS:

Monday, April 9th- Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10th- Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11th- Class picture day

Thursday, April 12th- Field trip to State House read-in (more info to come)

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

March 26th – 28th

 

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week is a short week.  We begin Spring Break on Thursday so you and your family may celebrate the coming of Easter together.  On Wednesday, all classes will have a Lenten retreat where we will learn all about the Tridium and Easter together with first and second grades.  Below you will find what our class will be doing by day this week instead of subject area and a beautiful rendition of the Stations of the Cross made with Legos.

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Monday– Morning prayer, Easter story reading comprehension, more math groups with fractions, continue with South Carolina explorers, and finish our science projects.

Tuesday– Easter story reading comprehension, spelling test based on Easter words, more math groups with fractions, making Easter cards for the Brian Nursing Care Center for the elderly, and finishing “Treasure Island”.

Wednesday– Lenten retreat day with first and second grades.  Mass at 8:30.  Stations of the Cross at noon.

 

REMINDERS:

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break

Monday, April 9th- Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10th- Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11th- Class picture day

Thursday, April 12th- Field trip to State House read-in (more info to come)

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

March 12th – 16th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

St. Patrick’s Day is coming!  I hope to see all of you at the parade on Saturday!  Information will go home in the Tuesday folders this week.  Come out and support St. Peter’s rain or shine!

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss St. Patrick and what his mission for God was.  We will discuss the Irish history of our school and how it relates to St. Patrick.

Reading: The class will continue “Little House on the Prairie”.  This week we will focus on how the story is wrapping up and make predictions on how it will end.

Language Arts:   The students will have their spelling test on Friday of this week and all spelling homework is due on Friday.  The class will work on writing about kindness this week.

Math:  The class will finish division this week and test next Monday.  The class will continue to work in their math groups, as this has proved to be beneficial to all students in the class.  Each group has a small amount of practice problems each night for homework to be turned in the next day.

Science: In science the students will work on their animal life cycle projects.  Each group is researching a particular species and will present on their life cycle in the form of an Edupuppet.  The class will continue work on pulling important information out of a non-fiction text.  These projects will be emailed to you as the finish!

Social Studies:  The students will finish Native American’s this week by discussing what their contributions were to the beginning of South Carolina.

REMINDERS:

Saturday, March 17th- St. Patrick’s Day parade

Monday. March 19th- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break