October 16th – 20th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

 

We have our first field trip this week!  On Friday, Mrs. Preston has invited all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade parents to have breakfast with her in the library from 7:30 until 9.  At nine, the class will begin our lessons with Dr. Mitchell in the classroom and then head out into downtown Columbia for our walk.  I welcome any Safe Haven trained parents to join us after breakfast on our field trip!  You will be fueled and ready to go!  The class will solve clues to gain each coordinate to plug into the GPS unit to then navigate us to our next stop.  There is quite a bit of walking involved, so I recommend each child have sneakers and a weather appropriate uniform on.  Please email if you have any questions.

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will continue the Rosary and will have the test on Tuesday.  We will learn about St. Luke, when we celebrate his feast day on Wednesday!  He is the patron saint of doctors and artists.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with chapters 15-24 this week.  The characters start getting into trouble as they try everlasting gobstoppers, lickable wallpaper, and more!

Language Arts:   The students will finish subject and predicates this week and test on Friday.  We will have spelling and vocabulary this week and test on Thursday.  STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed on Friday.

Math:  The class will begin addition of two or more addends up to the 1000 place value.

Science: In science the students will have a quiz on weather tools Tuesday and learn about weather hazards this week.  Next week, we will complete a science lab on floods.  The class is in need of small household recyclables such as toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, plastic wrap, duct tape for this lab next week.  Thank you!

Social Studies:  The students will learn about coordinates, latitude, and longitude to prepare for our field trip on Friday.  The class will walk all over downtown Columbia learning how to navigate with a true GPS unit.  Many thanks to Dr. Mitchell from the USC Geography Department for helping us learn!

REMINDERS:

 

Wednesday, October 17th- Picture Day!

Friday, October 20th- “Coffee Break” Breakfast with Mrs. Preston 7:30am; GPS Field trip at 9am

Monday, October 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, October 24th- Conference sign-up sheets available in the office

Thursday, October 26th- PTO Halloween Party! 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Friday, October 27th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day if signed-up)

Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween!

Wednesday, November 1st- All Saints’ Day!

Friday, November 3rd- NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher conferences

October 9th- 13th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week we celebrate the rosary and our pets! The month of October is a month of Mary, and so we will celebrate the Rosary on Friday by having the students participate in the living rosary on the playground at 9:30am.  All are welcome to join us!

On Wednesday, we will have our annual pet blessing!  You are all welcome to join us with your pets (in cages and on leashes) on the soccer field at 2:30.

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will learn about the Rosary and the prayers that we pray in the Rosary. Test next Tuesday on the Rosary and its prayers.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with chapters 14-17 this week.  The plot thickens this week as we learn more about our main characters!

Language Arts:   The students will finish the four different types of sentences this week and begin subject and predicates.  We will have spelling and vocabulary this week and the test next Thursday, October 19th.  STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed on Friday.

 

Math:  The class will continue decimals this week with the hundreths and subtracting decimals.  We will test on this on Thursday.

Science: In science the students will continue learn about weather patterns and the four seasons.

Social Studies:  The students will learn about our state symbols this week and test on the 6 regions on Friday.  They all have a study guide to use in their binders.

REMINDERS:

Wednesday, October 11th- Mass; Pet Blessing on the soccer field at 2:30

Friday, October 13th- Living Rosary on the soccer field 9:30am

Wednesday, October 17th- Picture Day!

Friday, October 20th- “Coffee Break” Breakfast with Mrs. Preston 7:30am; GPS Field trip at 9am

Monday, October 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, October 24th- Conference sign-up sheets available in the office

Thursday, October 26th- PTO Halloween Party! 5:30 in Neglia Hall

Friday, October 27th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day if signed-up)

Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween!

Wednesday, November 1st- All Saints’ Day!

Friday, November 3rd- NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher conferences

 

 

October 2nd – 6th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week we celebrate grandparents!  On Friday, we invite all grandparents and special guests to visit our classrooms between 7:30am and noon.  At 10am, we will even be treated to a play by Porkchop Productions!  If you have never seen them before, it is a true delight for both the children and adults.  If your child does not have a grandparent available to visit, a special family member or friend is welcome to come in their place.  We do not want anyone to feel left out.

If your child is to be dismissed to their grandparent/family member visiting on Friday, a note must be turned in the office by Thursday.  Please reference the email sent by Mrs. Davis last week.

 

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will learn about St. Francis of Assisi.  His feast day is Wednesday.  To learn more about St. Francis, watch the video below with your child.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with chapters 7 – 14 this week.  The plot thickens this week as we learn more about our main characters!

Language Arts:   The students will finish the four different types of sentences this week and begin subject and predicates.  We will have spelling and vocabulary this week and the test on Friday.  STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed.

Spelling Kahoot! link:

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/ff4d2ebc-d929-4d8b-ab1c-ef9eda88e773

Math:  The class will continue decimals this week with the hundreths and adding and subtracting decimals.

Science: In science the students will learn about weather patterns and the four seasons.

Social Studies:  The students are doing a great job with their research on their region, but it is taking a bit longer than anticipated.    The class will finish creating presentations based on these regions this week.

REMINDERS:

Monday, October 2nd- Scholastic Book Fair begins in the library

Tuesday, October 3rd- Progress reports sent home in Tuesday folders

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day 7:30 – 11:30

Monday, October 9th- NO SCHOOL – COLUMBUS DAY

Friday, October 13th- Living Rosary on the soccer field 9:30am

 

September 25th – 29th

 

2:00 DISMISSAL MONDAY!!!

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

What do YOU see when you look at the clouds?  Do you see an elephant?  Do you see a path to heaven?  I always thought when I was growing up that all the angels were sitting on top of the clouds looking down upon us.  Whatever you see, clouds are a beautiful creation by GOD and this week we will incorporate this into our lessons.  I invite each of you to join us for mass Wednesday morning at 8:30 as we celebrate St. Vincent dePaul.  What a wonderful time to enjoy mass with your child and start your day in such a beautiful way.

Please be sure to turn in all chocolate sale money.

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will learn more about Jacob and his travels.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with chapters 6 – 9 this week.  AS we read, we are learning more about our spelling and vocabulary words and how they relate to the story.  What I love is when the students find out words in a book they are reading and point it out to me.  They are so excited to see these words in other books!

Language Arts:   The students will learn more about the four different types of sentences this week.   We will have spelling and vocabulary this week and the test on Friday.  STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed.

Math:  The class will test on rounding and place value on Monday.  We will then begin work with decimals and their place values.  The class will learn to add with decimals and their monetary values this week.

Science: The class will learn about cloud types this week and put their very own weather report together!

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, the students will continue to learn about the five regions of South Carolina.  The class will finish creating presentations based on these regions this week.

REMINDERS:

Monday, September 25th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, October 2nd- Scholastic Book Fair begins in the library

Tuesday, October 3rd- Progress reports sent home in Tuesday folders

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day 7:30 – 11:30

Monday, October 9th- NO SCHOOL – COLUMBUS DAY

Friday, October 13th- Living Rosary on the soccer field 9:30am

 

September 18th – 22nd

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

DRESS DOWN DAY!!!  I REPEAT…DRESS DOWN DAY!!!  If you want your child to have a dress down day, all you have to do is be at the PTO meeting on Thursday night!  It begins at 5:30 in Neglia Hall.  Join us for dinner first- $5 per person or $20 for a family.  I would love to see our whole class there!  Any child I see from third grade will also earn 2 reading tickets!

Please be sure to turn in all chocolate sale money.

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will finish the story of  Jacob and Esau and their relationship with their father Issac.  We will then get into our religion books and learn about how great God is!

Reading: The class has begun reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”!  The students are loving delving into this world of Charlie Bucket.  We are working on comprehension and story elements.

Language Arts: This week, the class will continue practicing sentence structure.  The spelling and vocabulary test will be Friday.  STAR homework is expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed.

Math:  The class will continue practicing the concept of rounding this week.  Such a hard concept to grasp, but the class seems to be doing well!  Copy and paste the link below to play a review game on place value and rounding!

Kahoot! link:  https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=b376fb82-cd57-4eb7-9a27-6b3d6dd98720&gameMode=ghost&startTime=1505841944601

Science: The class will discuss what a meteorologist is and what tools they use to predict the weather.

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, the students will continue to learn about the five regions of South Carolina.  The class will be creating presentations based on these regions this week and next.

REMINDERS:

Thursday, September 21st- First PTO meeting!  5:30 in Neglia Hall

Monday, September 25th- 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, October 3rd- Progress reports sent home in Tuesday folders

September 11th – 15th

 

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

 

The class has our first official MAP testing day completed!  I am so proud of how well each and  every student worked and stayed focused, even though the few hiccups we had.  Since testing took longer than anticipated, we did not get everything accomplished last week that I had planned.  We will continue those lessons this week.  This past week was a learning curve for each of us, teachers included.  There will also not be as many graded papers in their folders this week due to both having Labor Day off and testing last week.

 

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss Jacob and Esau and their relationship with their father Issac, whom we learned about last week.  We will also learn about St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church in Mass Wednesday.

Reading: The class will continue learning about Roald Dahl, the author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.  We will celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday September 13th with special activities!  The class will begin reading our novel late in the week.

Language Arts: This week, the class will continue learning about the different types of sentences.   There will be a spelling list this week, however it will be given out on Wednesday.  The test for this list will be NEXT Friday, September 22nd.  STAR homework is still expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed.

Math:  The class will begin the concept of rounding this week.

Science: The class will complete our science experiment and begin our weather unit.  We will discuss the hurricane and its impacts on the United States.

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, the students will continue to learn about the five regions of South Carolina.  We will finish our study guides this week with the coastal regions and tie in our new science unit by discussing how the hurricane impacted these regions.

REMINDERS:

 

Tuesday, September 5th- 15th- MAP testing grades 1-6

Thursday, September 21st- First PTO meeting!  5:30 in Neglia Hall

Monday, September 25th- 2:00 dismissal

September 4th – 8th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

 

The Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.    Psalm 118:24

I say we rejoice in the weekend!  What a beautiful one God has sent us!  I hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy, but most of all spend time together.  The first few weeks of school can be hectic and seem like a marathon, but these are the times we must turn to Him and put our families first.

On Tuesday, your child will be participating in the first session of our school wide MAP testing.  We will only be testing on Tuesday if all goes well.  Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest Monday night and a great breakfast on Tuesday morning.  The testing will be completed on our school iPads and the results will be used to ensure your child will receive the best possible individual instruction in the classroom.  Due to testing, there will NOT be a spelling list this week and instruction has been shortened to three days.

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will continue to discuss Abraham and Issac and their relationship with God.

Reading: The class will start learning about Roald Dahl, the author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.  This will be the beginning of our first novel study.

Language Arts: This week, the class will continue learning about the different types of sentences and what makes up a great third grade sentence.  There will not be a spelling list this week due to testing and the short week.  STAR homework is still expected to be turned in with the minutes read and Xtramath completed.

Math:  The class was unable to quiz on Friday, so we will have a short quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday.  We will then begin the concept of rounding.  If you have not already signed up for your Xtramath at home account, please do so this week.  You can visit www.xtramath.org to set that up.

Science: The class will learn the steps to the Scientific Method and put them into action!

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, the students will continue to learn about the five regions of South Carolina.  each student will have a study guide they will fill out in class.

REMINDERS:

 

Monday, September 4th- NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th- After school clubs begin!

Tuesday, September 5th- 15th- MAP testing grades 1-6

Thursday, September 21st- First PTO meeting!  5:30 in Neglia Hall

Monday, September 25th- 2:00 dismissal

August 28th – September 1st

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Is is a Lego?  Is it chocolate?  It is both!

What an exciting time!  Third grade has begun!  I cannot wait to speak to each of you on Tuesday night for our Open House night.  It will begin at 6:30 in Neglia Hall.  Then, on Wednesday, we are able to celebrate our first school mass together.  You are all welcome to attend any mass with your child you would like.  Be sure to have your student in mass uniform on Wednesday- and this includes long pants for the boys.  Shorts are not allowed on Wednesdays.

This week, we will also be creating our student binders that each student will bring home each night with all the important information they need from that day.  Be on the lookout!

In Class This Week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will go over the parts of the mass and what they mean so the class is prepared for our first all school mass on Wednesday.  Later in the week, we will begin to discuss Abraham and Issac and their relationship with God.

Reading: The class will be assessed on their reading skills this week both in comprehension and fluency.  This is not for a grade, but for a toll for me to use to start our year off right with each individual student.  Please remember to turn in your summer reading projects by Friday!

Language Arts: This week, the class will learn about the different types of sentences and what makes up a great third grade sentence.  We will practice writing great sentences using our Legos as inspiration.  The students will also begin with a spelling list this week based on math/number words.  There will not be definitions, but they will have to match the number with the properly spelled word.  There will be spelling homework each day this week except Tuesday due to Open House.

Math:  The class will begin with place value to the hundred thousands this week.  We will learn about standard and expanded forms of numbers.  If the class does well with this concept, we will have a quiz on Friday.

Science: The class will learn about what a scientist is, what kinds of tools they use and begin the scientific method.  We will have a fun science experiment by the end of the week!

Social Studies:  In Social Studies, the students will begin to learn about the five regions of South Carolina.  each student will have a study guide they will fill out in class.

REMINDERS:

Tuesday, August 29th- Open House night at 6:30 in Neglia Hall- PARENTS ONLY

Wednesday, August 30st- First all school mass at 8:30 in Neglia Hall

Monday, September 4th- NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th- After school clubs begin!

Tuesday, September 5th- 15th- MAP testing grades 1-6

Thursday, September 21st- First PTO meeting!  5:30 in Neglia Hall

Monday, September 25th- 2:00 dismissal

Welcome to Third Grade!

Welcome to third grade!  I am excited to begin a new school year and travel though a world of pure imagination with our new class.  We will begin on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:55am.  You may begin dropping off your children at 7:30.  Both Tuesday and Wednesday are half days- dismissal at 11:30.  Thursday and Friday are full days with aftercare if needed.

On these first few days, we will be learning all about each other and about the school.  We will work on procedures and getting settled into our new environment.  I also want to hear all about their summers!  Many are returning, and I welcome our new students!  Look back here later this week for a few first week pictures.

Feel free to email me at mphillips@stpeterscatholicschool.org with any questions.

See you Tuesday morning!

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

Mrs. Phillips 3rd grade list-2017-18