Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

518 283 0333

principal@sjsalbany.org

42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

info@example.com

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

3rd Grade

        Third Grade News                                09/25/2020 

In Class This Week:

  • Religion: Our class read and discussed how the Holy Spirit helps guide our church to be unified.
  • ELA: We read fantasy stories and fables and worked on the comprehension skill of visualizing what we are reading. The students did a variety of writing tasks. The class worked on identifying complete sentences and fragments and writing complete sentences.
  • Math: Our mathematicians have been reviewing adding and subtracting three digit numbers. They modeled with place value discs and worked towards just showing the process on paper.
  • Science: Third grade scientists read about and discussed motion, position and speed. This week we will conduct an experiment to compare the speed of two different moving objects.
  • Social Studies: This week the class learned the continents and oceans of the world. The first country we will “visit” this year on our World Tour is Mexico.

School Pictures:  School pictures will be on Monday, September 28. Students are to wear their Dress Uniform. Your child brought home ordering information on Friday.

Mass:  There has been a slight change to the Mass schedule. Starting this week and going forward, Grade 3 will be going to Mass on Tuesdays at 10:00. This is a Mass that will be just for the students and teachers. Students are to wear their Dress Uniform.  

Spelling:  Spelling lists and weekly spelling tests will begin this week, the week of  September 28.  There will be a pretest each Monday. That will help me assign each student a differentiated list that is best for their spelling ability.  There will be spelling tests on Friday.

Back to School Night:  Back to School Night will be virtual this year. It will be on Wednesday, September 30.  Each classroom teacher will have 3 zoom sessions so parents can choose the best time for them and also be able to see all their children’s teachers. 

The sessions will be at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30.  Teachers will email Zoom invites for these on Monday, 9/28. The emails will also include links to videos from Mrs. Hoffay and the Special Area Teachers.

Homework: Third grade will have homework Monday through Thursday night. Daily homework includes reading a minimum of 10 minutes and filling out the Reading Log. The signed Reading Log is due on Friday.  Homework, including reading, should take about 30 minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about homework.

Service Project:  During the month of October, St. Jude will be collecting items to benefit veterans. Third graders are asked to bring in full size bars of soap.

Friday Folders:  On  Friday, 9/25, your child brought home their Friday Folder.  It has completed work for you to look through and keep at home. Keep the papers at home, sign the form on the inside of the Folder, and return it to school on  Monday.

Milk Money:  If your child is going to buy milk at snack time, the money should come to school in an envelope or baggie  labeled with their name, grade, and “Snack Milk Money”.  This is something the student can do at home for themselves with a little guidance from you. Snack milk costs 60 cents. White, chocolate, strawberry milk are available.