Log In  |  Help  |  Mobile View  
 
Visiting STJP School's Shares (account name: stjpschool)
 












 old infomation do not use
  
Welcome to Third Grade!  Listed below are some general explanations of classroom procedures and requirements and an outline of subjects to be taught.   

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

On the first day of school, the children do a “Think, Square, Share” activity to determine the rules needed to help our classroom run smoothly.  They think about it for a few minutes by themselves, get into groups of 4, and share their ideas.  We then regroup for our first Classroom Meeting to consolidate our thoughts, propose a list of behavior guidelines and formulate our “Class Rules”.  The rules will be typed up, reviewed/clarified, and signed the following day.  Consequences are also discussed at our meeting and will be determined by the behavior (ie., loss of recess time, recorded on Responsible Me card, phone call to parent, visit to principal).

 

Responsible Me:  Each child has a monthly behavior card.  If a student is observed being ‘extra’ caring, courteous, giving, etc., he/she will receive a sticker for the card.  If the student receives 8+ stickers per month, they will be rewarded with a token of recognition.  However, if he/she interferes with the learning of another student or does not follow the rules (after a reasonable number of reminders), the date is marked on the card and the student will write down what happened and how to better handle the situation next time.  The cards will be sent home at the end of the month via the test folder for your signature and return.  If the student’s actions are repetitive or the behavior warrants, I will notify you so we can discuss and work together to solve the issue. 

 

Responsible Us-Teamwork:   A 100 chart is mounted in the classroom.  When the class as a whole receives a compliment from an adult in the school for their behavior/manners, or displays commendable cooperative group effort, a number from 1-100 is picked from a bag.  That chosen number is placed over its match on the 100 chart.  When the class covers 5 numbers in a row (like bingo), they get a class prize (ie., movie w/snack on a Friday afternoon, etc.)

 

CURRICULUM:

Religion – The Blessed Trinity; the Church; the Sacraments; the Mass; Mary; the Liturgical Year; Special Saints’ Feasts, Social Justice

Mathematics – Place value, Operations (fluently add and subtract within 1000; fluently multiply and divide within 100 – “know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers”); Fractions; Measurement (time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, graphing, perimeter, area), Geometry.

Language – Literature (Poetry, Prose); Grammar (Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions); Spelling; Correct Usage; Phonics; Vocabulary; Reading/Listening Comprehension Skills; the Writing Process; Handwriting; Library Reference Skills

Science (not graded): Science Tools and the Scientific Method; Geology (Rocks, Minerals, and Soil Formation); the Water Cycle; Force and Motion; the Human Body, Living Things (Adaptations)

Social Studies (not graded): Map Skills, Geography (landforms), Government, Economics, Holidays, Important people in history, Citizenship and the community, Current Events

Other: Physical Education; Art; Music; Spanish; and Technology. These subjects are not graded

 

  

HOMEWORK:  Please sign the homework assignment book each night.  Your signature will indicate to me that you have checked the written work and reviewed the study assignments with your child.  A homework average is factored into the effort grade on the report card, and more than 3 missed or incomplete assignments will earn a check in that behavior grade.  Exceptions will be made, but a note from you will be needed.  It is hoped that this policy will foster a sense of responsibility and ownership for one’s work.  Homework should not take longer than 50 minutes to complete (this includes mandatory 15 minutes of reading or being read to). 

Homework will be posted online each day by 5:00 pm under the “Homework” button within the classroom apple icon.  We do forget sometimes – oh, those Jr. Sr. Moments!

    

ASSESSMENTS:  Report cards are distributed on a trimester basis.  Grades will be derived from a variety of sources:  pencil/paper tests, quizzes, homework, classwork, class participation, and projects.  All graded work will be sent home in the Test Folder on Monday, or the first school day of the week.  Please sign and return them in the folder the next day.  If a test is scheduled for a day when classes are cancelled due to bad weather, etc., that test will be given the next school day.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:   The best way to contact us is by e-mail.  Our e-mail address is Ldolan@stjpschool.org and Mphillips@stjpschool.org.   School mail will be sent home weekly in the family envelope.  Classroom information can be accessed on the school website.  Just go to www.stjpschool.org, click on Classrooms (under Quick Links on the right), and then the Room 204 or 205 apple.  You will find the following buttons to click:

Class InformationThis important information will remain up all year.

Calendar:  Check due dates for projects, book orders, field trips, pizza money, etc.

Galleries:  Pictures of your children

Homework:  Homework posted daily by 5:00 pm; Weekly Spelling Words listed at top of each week

Other:  Monthly bulletin which will be updated every 4-5 weeks.

 

CONFERENCES:  Mid-trimester conferences will be held at the end of October, beginning of November.  However, if you should ever have concerns throughout the year and wish to speak with us, please e-mail us and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

 

LATENESS/ABSENCES:  If you are late, please bring your child to the office and obtain a late pass. Due to security reasons, please do not accompany your child to the classroom.  If your child is absent, please send a note to school when he/she returns stating the reason for the absence. Also, don’t forget to call Child Check!                                     

                                   

We look forward to working with you and your child. Together we can create a learning experience that is both enriching and fun!     Thank you.

 

            Mrs. Lori Dolan                      Mrs. Maureen Phillips

 
 
September 6, 2012

 

Dear Parents of Third Grade,

 

Welcome to 3rd grade. We are very happy to have your child in STJP and look forward to a wonderful year! YOUR homework for tonight is to read this Bulletin and the Welcome Bag that came home with your child today! You may need a refreshing glass of ??? in order to get through this!

 

Please have children bring their summer skills book in by Wednesday, Sept. 12. This counts as part of their Reading and Math grade for the 1st trimester.

 

Below are some general items that should be mentioned prior to Back-To-School Night.

 

1. Specials: We are not sure yet, but we will advise as soon as the schedule is published. Due to class size, half the class will go to Art while the other goes to Computers.

 

2. Homework (HW): HW will be written in the Homework Assignment Book. This should be signed by the parent/guardian each night in the space provided. It is not necessary to sign each page of written homework, but please review it with your child. If your child has difficulty with the HW, please jot a note in the HW Book so that we will see it the next morning – it is stamped each morning. and study work is a significant part of HW this year.

 

a. Abbreviations in the HW Book (ex., MPB p.6 = Math Practice Book p. 6):

     PB = Practice Book (English) Ex = Exercises In English workbook

     MPB = Math Practice Book HO = Handout

     SPB = Spelling Practice Book

b. Religion & Math: Homework will reinforce work covered in class that day.

c. Spelling: Students will have a Spelling Practice Book (SPB) which will be used mainly for homework Monday through Wednesday. Thursday HW will be

    to study for weekly test given on Friday.

d. English/Reading: Homework will be consistent most weeks:

    Mondays: Reading vocabulary words from weekly story taped in Vocabulary copybook. A short HW practice exercise using the words in context will also

    be in this copybook. Tues.-Thurs.: workbook or handout pages. Remember, reading (or being read to) for 15 minutes is part of your child’s daily

    homework. Scheduled book reports will be assigned at various times of the year.

 

3. Testing: Ample notice of tests will be given via the Homework Assignment Book.

 

4. Book Covering: Please cover the Homework Assignment Book, Family Envelope, workbooks, and copybooks in clear plastic to prevent tearing. Please cover these as they come home during the first two weeks of school – thank you.

 

5. Website: Below is a list of information you will find on the STJP Website for 3rd grade. Go to: www.stjpschool.org website homepage, Classrooms (under Quick Links on right hand side), choose Room 204 or 205 apple icon to find:

 

General Information: This information is very important. It tells you our curriculum, classroom policies, including homework, behavior management, specific school policies, etc. This will stay up all year for your reference. Please try to review as soon as possible so any questions can be addressed on Back to School Night.

On top of the “General Information” page there are 5 buttons to other information

 

Class Information: Each 4-5 weeks a Bulletin will be published for the purpose of letting you know what is happening in the classroom. Hopefully, you will not consider them too tortuous to read—we try to add some humor! “Bulletin” will be written in their HW Assignment Book to let you know it’s updated. These will be kept on the site all year. This is your first of many!

Calendar: Information pertaining to our classroom/school such as days off, due dates, scholastic orders, field trip money, pizza money, special events.

Galleries: The kids’ favorite button; they love to see themselves! Pictures of different events, projects, and trips that we do in the classroom will be posted.

Homework: Copying homework from the board can be difficult for some - more so for the parents when they try to decipher the writing. Homework will be posted each night on this button by 5:00pm. We do admit that we forget sometimes, but we do our best!

Other: Oral Reading: Each month beginning in October (probably), your child will read a book of their choice to the class. This button gives you the day/date of their scheduled reading and you can also print a copy of the Question Sheet that needs to be done for their reading day. More information will be sent out as we get closer to October.

 

6. LUNCH TOWELS: Please include in their lunchbox a dishtowel or something the kids can spread out on their desks. This will be returned each day via the lunchbox.

 

7. TAKE-HOME FOLDER: Each child chose a take-home folder and will bring that home each night. Please empty papers out and return any notes/papers needing to be returned to the classroom or office via this folder, not the family envelope. The Family Envelope should ALWAYS be returned empty!

 

8. CORRESPONDENCE: If you have concerns throughout the year and need to speak with we, you may contact us by e-mail, send a note in with your child, or phone the office. E-mail is the quickest and most efficient way to contact us. E-mail addresses are: Mphillips@stjpschool.org or Ldolan@stjpschool.org. We try to review mail several times a day. We will collect everyone’s e-mail on Back to School night, however, if you want, you can just jot an e-mail to either of us before then.

 

9. STATIONERY: Information will be coming next week.

 

We know this can seem overwhelming, but we will all get through it. We are very excited about our new venture and hope you share our enthusiasm!

 

Mrs. Maureen Phillips Mrs. Lori Dolan

 

 

 

Cereal Box Book Report Directions

 

 

 

  1. Choose a fictional book to read, and have it approved.
  2. On the white sheet of construction paper:

 

1)        Write the title of the book.

 

2)        Write the author of the book.

 

3)        Draw a picture of something important that happened in the book.

 

4)        Write your name in the lower right corner.

 

5)        Glue this paper to the front of the box.

 

 

   3.  On one of the narrower pieces of white construction paper:

 

1)        In complete sentences, tell about 1 or 2 of the main characters in your story.  Include a trait and tell how it was shown.  (Ex.  Tony was brave when he …)

 

2)        Glue this paper to one of the sides of the box.

 

 

   4.  On the other narrow piece of paper:

 

1)        In a complete sentence, write about the setting of the story. (Ex.  Most of the story happened at school just before Christmas.)

 

2)        In a complete sentence, rate the book from 1-5, 5 being excellent.  (Ex.  I would rate this book 4. I really like to read mysteries, but this one was too easy to solve.)

 

3)       Glue this paper to the other side of the box.

 

 

   5.  Complete the story map.  Then: 

 

1)  Glue it to the colored piece of construction paper.

 

2)  Glue the construction paper to the back of the box.

 

 

   6.  Inside the box, place 3objects (real or drawn) that were important to the story.

 

 

 

Draw lines with a ruler to make your writing straight.  You may cut the papers to make them fit your box.  Neatness counts!

 

 

 

Due Date:  By May 3rd

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Third Grade!  Listed below are some general explanations of classroom procedures and requirements and an outline of subjects to be taught.   

 

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

On the first day of school, the children do a “Think, Square, Share” activity to determine the rules needed to help our classroom run smoothly.  They think about it for a few minutes by themselves, get into groups of 4, and share their ideas.  We then regroup for our first Classroom Meeting to consolidate our thoughts, propose a list of behavior guidelines and formulate our “Class Rules”.  The rules will be typed up, reviewed/clarified, and signed the following day.  Consequences are also discussed at our meeting and will be determined by the behavior (ie., loss of recess time, recorded on Responsible Me card, phone call to parent, visit to principal).

 

 

Responsible Me:  Each child has a monthly behavior card.  If a student is observed being ‘extra’ caring, courteous, giving, etc., he/she will receive a sticker for the card.  If the student receives 8+ stickers per month, they will be rewarded with a token of recognition.  However, if he/she interferes with the learning of another student or does not follow the rules (after a reasonable number of reminders), the date is marked on the card and the student will write down what happened and how to better handle the situation next time.  The cards will be sent home at the end of the month via the test folder for your signature and return.  If the student’s actions are repetitive or the behavior warrants, I will notify you so we can discuss and work together to solve the issue. 

 

Responsible Us-Teamwork:   A 100 chart is mounted in the classroom.  When the class as a whole receives a compliment from an adult in the school for their behavior/manners, or displays commendable cooperative group effort, a number from 1-100 is picked from a bag.  That chosen number is placed over its match on the 100 chart.  When the class covers 5 numbers in a row (like bingo), they get a class prize (ie., movie w/snack on a Friday afternoon, etc.)

 

CURRICULUM:

Religion – The Blessed Trinity; the Church; the Sacraments; the Mass; Mary; the Liturgical Year; Special Saints’ Feasts, Social Justice

Mathematics – Place value, Operations (fluently add and subtract within 1000; fluently multiply and divide within 100 – “know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers”); Fractions; Measurement (time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, graphing, perimeter, area), Geometry.

Language – Literature (Poetry, Prose); Grammar (Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions); Spelling; Correct Usage; Phonics; Vocabulary; Reading/Listening Comprehension Skills; the Writing Process; Handwriting; Library Reference Skills

Science (not graded): Science Tools and the Scientific Method; Geology (Rocks, Minerals, and Soil Formation); the Water Cycle; Force and Motion; the Human Body, Living Things (Adaptations)

Social Studies (not graded): Map Skills, Geography (landforms), Government, Economics, Holidays, Important people in history, Citizenship and the community, Current Events

Other: Physical Education; Art; Music; Spanish; and Technology. These subjects are not graded

 

 

 

HOMEWORK:  Please sign the homework assignment paper each night.  Your signature will indicate to me that you have checked the written work and reviewed the study assignments with your child.  A homework average is factored into the effort grade on the report card, and more than 3 missed or incomplete assignments will earn a check in that behavior grade.  Exceptions will be made, but a note from you will be needed.  It is hoped that this policy will foster a sense of responsibility and ownership for one’s work.  Homework should not take longer than 50 minutes to complete (this includes mandatory 15 minutes of reading or being read to). 

Homework will be posted online each day by 5:00 pm under the “Homework” button within the classroom apple icon.  We do forget sometimes – oh, those Jr. Sr. Moments!

    

ASSESSMENTS:  Report cards are distributed on a trimester basis.  Grades will be derived from a variety of sources:  pencil/paper tests, quizzes, homework, classwork, class participation, and projects.  All graded work will be sent home in the Test Folder on Monday, or the first school day of the week.  Please sign and return them in the folder the next day.  If a test is scheduled for a day when classes are cancelled due to bad weather, etc., that test will be given the next school day.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:   The best way to contact us is by e-mail.  Our e-mail address is Ldolan@stjpschool.org and Mphillips@stjpschool.org.   School mail will be sent home weekly in the family envelope.  Classroom information can be accessed on the school website.  Just go to www.stjpschool.org, click on Classrooms (under Quick Links on the right), and then the Room 204 or 205 apple.  You will find the following buttons to click:

General InformationThis important information will remain up all year.

Class Information:  The Monthly News Bulletin will be published for the purpose of letting you know what is happening in the classroom.

Calendar:  Check due dates for projects, book orders, field trips, pizza money, etc.

Galleries:  Pictures of your children

Homework:  Homework posted daily by 5:00 pm; Weekly Spelling Words listed at top of each week

Other:  Here you will find the monthly Oral Reading Schedule.  

 

CONFERENCES:  Mid-trimester conferences will be held at the end of October, beginning of November.  However, if you should ever have concerns throughout the year and wish to speak with us, please e-mail us and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

 

LATENESS/ABSENCES:  If you are late, please bring your child to the office and obtain a late pass. Due to security reasons, please do not accompany your child to the classroom.  If your child is absent, please send a note to school when he/she returns stating the reason for the absence. Also, don’t forget to call Child Check!                                     

                                   

We look forward to working with you and your child. Together we can create a learning experience that is both enriching and fun!     Thank you.

 

            Mrs. Lori Dolan                      Mrs. Maureen Phillips

 

 

 

 

 


Creation date: Jun 30, 2013 9:23 pm     Last modified date: Jun 30, 2013 9:38 pm   Last visit date: Oct 30, 2016 7:49 pm     link & embed ?...
    Report Objectionable Content   
Select a Color