February 1, 2015

January News

Here’s What’s Happening in Grade 3 in January:


We will be finishing up division using known facts from multiplication. We will begin to multiply larger numbers and divide with remainders. Children will see how both are used in everyday life. Children will build their speed in practicing the known facts.

We will begin to work on projects for the Social Studies Fair in March. Children will be researching an invention, the person who invented it, the year and how the invention changed history. They will be making posters. To go along with their posters they will be writing speeches as if they were the inventor telling of their invention.

In science we are continuing our study of ecosystems. We will be focusing on animals with special adaptations to survive. Children will research animals and their special adaptations such as: migrate, hibernate,camouflage,mimicry. The children are always excited to tell what they know about animals!

For this month’s book report children will be writing about historical fiction books that they have read. Some books they are reading include Magic Treehouse, I Survived.. Aand American doll series books. They are learning about events that took place in the past built around a fictional story with fictional characters.

In religion we will be preparing for Penance. We will be discussing the Ten Commandments and what it means to sin. Children will be creating their own books about the Ten Commandments! We will be focusing on saying “I’m sorry” and forgiving one another.

At the end of this month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week! The children always enjoy pajama day and our walkathon among other activities!

We are always very busy learning new and exciting things!

Stay warm, drink some hot coco and enjoy winter!


Here’s the homework for Friday, January 30th:

1.  Read – read for 30 minutes.

2.  Religion – Remember Mass.

3. S.S.-Find  info. for your invention and pictures.

4. Monday is a half day.

5. Please study your letter and part for the volunteer poem for next week.

Information for the social studies fair should be brought in. Once the information is organized and put on the poster, in class, then the children will use any supplies to decorate the board. The supplies can be brought in.

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Petrizzo

Congratulations to Philip for being our Student of the Week and to Veronica for being our Student of the Month! Great job!

Coming up next week:

Tuesday – L.A. Quiz on Pronouns (see workbook pages 61,62 and 66)

Fri. – math quiz  and vocab. quiz.


Next week:

Monday is a half day

Tuesday will be the Volunteer Reception at 1pm.

Wednesday will be PJ Day.

Thursday will be the Science  Fair at 7pm

Friday is Mass at 8am


Class List

Here is a list of everyone in our class. Please use this list to write Christmas cards, birthday cards, Valentine’s Day cards etc. throughout the year.

We have 15 boys and 5 girls.

Matthew             Synai                Adam                Mateusz

Philip                  Emily                Nicolas             Nicholas

Jack                     Chloe                Sonny               Christian

Benjamin            Natasia            Christopher     Daniel

David                   Veronica          Maxim              Romulus

Happy Birthday to our Third Graders

           Happy Birthday to…..


Synai – September 3rd….the first day of school!


Adam – September 13th


Natasia – October 12th


Maxim – October 17th


Christopher – October 22nd


David – November 19th


Matthew – December 12th


Nicholas T.- January 10th




Special Subjects

Here are the special subjects for children in grade 3:

Mondays    –  Music

Tuesdays    –  Art

Thursdays   –  Computer and Gym

Fridays         –  Spanish


Please read the student handbook regarding proper gym uniform for gym day.

3rd Grade Wish List

  1. Digital Camera
  2. Hue Document Camera

Math Websites

Here is a list of some websites that are instructional and fun for learning math and practicing number facts.

                                                                     Have fun exploring these sites!