News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 11/12-11/15

It was nice seeing so many of you at Parent-Teacher Conferences this week.  I look forward to seeing the rest of you next week.  If you have any questions about anything, please let me know!  Thank you for sharing your children with me 😊

Religion:  Chapter 6: “The Church Year”.  We continue to celebrate Jesus as we focus on the CHURCH year:  Advent, Christmas, Lent, The Three Days, Easter, and Ordinary Time.

Science:  Unit 2:  The Engineering Process.  We are moving into Lesson 3:  how are technology and society related?  Technology changes through time.  How?  Why?  Ask your child!

Social Studies:  We will be moving on to Native Americans next week!

Math:  We continue to work on multiplication.  This week we will be multiplying by 8’s.  Please continue to study all your multiplication facts!

Language Arts/Writing:  Our book is getting shipped to the publisher today!  The kids have worked so hard on their writing and illustrations.  I cannot wait to see how it turns out!

REMINDERS/UPCOMING EVENTS:

11/19 PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCES.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP.  I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU.

11/27-29 NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK * IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE IN SCHOOL ON 11/25 AND/OR 11/26, PLEASE LET MRS. MAUREEN KNOW!

 

 

News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 11/4-11/8

 

We have had a busy week!  Thank you all to those who helped out or donated to the MSMA Holiday Craft Fair.  I am pleased to announce that the 3rd grade table nearly sold out 😊  I do have a few wands left if anyone would like to purchase more.  Great stocking stuffers 😊  $3.00 each!

Today was Grandfriend’s Day and our Veteran’s Day celebration.  I had a great time meeting all the Grandfriends.  They worked hard in class today – See SCIENCE below!

We made cards for Veteran’s that will be delivered this week.  Thank you, Mrs. Anna for making this happen.  And thank you to all Veteran’s for your service and dedication to our country.  May God Bless you always.

Religion:  Chapter 6: “The Church Year”.  We learn to celebrate Jesus as we focus on the CHURCH year:  Advent, Christmas, Lent, The Three Days, Easter, and Ordinary Time.

Science:  Unit 2:  The Engineering Process:  We are talking about the Engineering Design Process.  There are 5 parts to this process:  Define a problem, plan and build, test and improve, redesign, and communicate results..  We put this process to the test today during our Grandparent’s visit when they were challenged to build a marshmallow/toothpick tower as high as they could.  The tower needed to stand on it’s own.  Visit our website to see pictures from this fun day.

Social Studies:  Students presented their “SNAPSHOT OF MY COMMUNITY” project.  Some got to show off their work to Principal Segal!  I was so proud of the way these projects came out.  Lots of heart and hard work were put in to making them special!

Math:  We continue to work on multiplication.  Keep studying!

Language Arts/Writing:  We are in the final process of our writing for our book.  We are adding some poetry in too!

Cursive:  We have been so busy with other projects that we did not get a chance to work on cursive this week.  We will pick up again next week.  Students can practice what they have learned already at home!

REMINDERS/UPCOMING EVENTS:

11/8 MARKING PERIOD ENDS

11/14 and 11/19 PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCES.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP.  I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU.

 

 

News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 10/21-10/25

Religion:  We had Chapter 4 assessment and are moving on to chapter 5:  Learning About the Early Church.  This chapter will teach how the Apostles led the early church.

Science: We had our Unit 1 Assessments.  I am happy to report the class did well.  It appears we may have some future scientists in our midst 😊  We are moving on to Unit 2:  The Engineering Process.  We have started designing “BONE bridges” in class and will finish building and testing the bridges next week.  Ask your student why they are called BONE bridges!

Social Studies:  We are starting to wrap up our unit on Communities.  We talked about “NEEDS” in the community and how to meet these needs.  It was wonderful to see the students connect this discussion back to their “Snapshot of My Community” project.  Reminder, these projects are due 11/1 or before.  I have already received a couple and they look amazing!

Math:  We continue to work on multiplication.   We finished up multiplying by 3’s and next week will begin multiplying 4’s.  Students should keep studying their multiplication facts: 0,1,2,3,5, and 10.

Language Arts/Writing:  Some students are beginning their final drafts of our “Home for the Holidays” book.   The rest are cleaning up rough drafts.  We are also working on subject/predicates in our grammar unit.

READING LOGS:  LOGS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY FOR THAT WEEK.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS FILLED OUR THEIR LOG AND HAS YOU SIGN IT!

Today was our STORYBOOK CHARACTER DRESS UP PARADE.  If you were unable to attend, please visit the Friends of Mount Saint Mary Academy FB page to see pictures!

REMINDERS/UPCOMING EVENTS:

10/30 PUMPKIN CHARACTER BOOK REPORTS DUE

11/1 “SNAPSHOT OF MY COMMUNITY” PROJECT DUE

11/1 PLEASE SEND IN “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” BOOK ORDERS by this date even if you are not purchasing a book.

11/2 MSMA HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR.  PLEASE COME VISIT US AND GET STARTED ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING! 

11/4-11/8 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

11/8 GRANDFRIENDS’ DAY AND VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

11/8 MARKING PERIOD ENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 10/14-10/18

Religion:  Chapter 4 “ The Church Begins”.  This chapter highlights the promise that Jesus made to send the Holy Spirit and examines the Church’s beginning.  Test (open book) on Monday 10/21.

Science:  We are finishing up Unit 1 this week talking about Communicating Data and why it is important.  We are learning why scientists share results and practiced using graphs.  We will continue to review this week and get ready for the UNIT 1 ASSESSMENT next week on Tuesday 10/22.

Social Studies:  We had our first SOCIAL STUDIES ASSESSMENT this week.  Students did a wonderful job 😊  They should continue to work on their “SNAPSHOT OF MY COMMUNITY PROJECT”.  Please let me know if there are any questions.

Math:  We continue to work on multiplication.  We have learned 0’s, 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.  Next week we will begin multiplying by 3’s.  Please practice math facts with your child.  The test for 3’s will be on 10/25.  There is math homework every night.

Language Arts/Writing:  We finished our graphic organizer for our “Home of the Holidays” book and began working on our rough draft.

Cursive:  We just completed lowercase “h” and “u”.  Cursive continues to be a favorite of the students!

REMINDERS/UPCOMING EVENTS:

10/23 If you signed up to donate an item for our craft (THANK YOU!), please have this item brought in the class on or before 10/23. 

10/25 STORYBOOK CHARACTER DRESS UP

10/30 PUMPKIN CHARACTER BOOK REPORTS DUE

11/1 “SNAPSHOT OF MY COMMUNITY” PROJECT DUE

11/1 PLEASE SEND IN “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” BOOK ORDERS by this date even if you are not purchasing a book.

11/4-11/8 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

11/8 GRANDFRIENDS’ DAY AND VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

11/8 MARKING PERIOD ENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 10/7-10/11

 

Religion:  We just finished chapter 3 “Christ Will Come Again”.  Jesus teaches us to always be prepared for his second coming through the things we say and do and through prayer.

Science:  We continue to talk about how Scientists use tools and why standard units of measure are important.  We measured our classroom with meter sticks and rulers (standard units).  We also measured students using a pencil (non standard unit).  Ask your student to explain why we need tools and why measuring our friends with pencils was not very accurate!

We also practiced using our rulers and following directions with a “fall is here” measuring activity.  Some students brought these home for you to see!

Social Studies:  Still working within our COMMUNITIES UNIT, students will be completing a project called “A Snapshot of my Community” due 11/1.  You should have received an email from me with details and a sheet and rubric from your child all about this creative and fun way for students to show their understanding of their community.

Math:  Students continue to work on math facts.  This week: 5s and 10s!

Language Arts/Writing:  Did your child tell you we are publishing our own class book titled “Home for the Holidays”.  They are so excited!  We started working on it this week.  Forms will be sent home in your child’s daily folder for you to order your copy (ready in time for Christmas).  Even if you don’t want to order one, PLEASE return the form with your signature.  I can get a free book for the classroom if I have everyone’s forms to send to the publisher.  If you would like a copy of the book, but this poses a financial hardship for your family, please contact me!

Cursive:  We moved onto the lowercase letter “f” this week.  It took a little practice, but as with the other letters, the class did a beautiful job.  We were able to write some real words: elf, felt, life, fleet and more!

REMINDER: There is no school on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day