Class 3A

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Ms. Johnstone

Adventure Awaits in 3A

Important Dates:

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Pumpkin Patch Visit 

Friday, October 22, 2021 40 hours begins, Safety Town Presentation

Monday, October 25- Thursday October 28, 2021 “Change the World Week”  From Monday to Thursday students can bring in any amount of money to be donated to Dream Come True.  The class that raises the most money will receive a special prize.

Friday, October 29, 2021 Noon Dismissal,  Trunk or Treat at main Church 6-8pm (Must be signed up in advance)

Monday, November 1, 2021 Winter Uniforms Begin, All Saint’s Day Mass

Friday, November 5, 2021 Dress Down Day for $1 or more for Dream Come True.  Everyone will dress in Rainbow colors.  (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Veteran’s Day Parade at 1pm 

Friday, November 19, 2021 Noon Dismissal, Dress Down Day for $1 or more for Dr. Decker’s Leukemia Fund.  Everyone will dress in Thanksgiving colors. (Orange, Red, Yellow, Brown)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Thanksgiving Break Begins

Our Focus:

Religion:  Unit 1: God Calls Us to Faith
The children will realize they are called to be one of God’s holy people.
They will desire to live like Jesus.

Chapter 4: God Called Mary At the Annunciation Mary was asked to be the mother of Jesus, God’s Son. By saying yes she became the Mother of God, our spiritual mother, and the Mother of the Church. In this chapter the children learn from Mary’s example to answer the call of God willingly and promptly. They also become familiar with the Joyful Mysteries, as they are taught how to pray the rosary.

Chapter 5: Jesus Calls Us to Follow True disciples of Jesus listen to his Word and walk in his way. In this chapter the children hear how Jesus called the Apostles, the disciples, and Paul. They learn that Jesus calls them, too, to follow his way of love and to share in his mission of leading all people to God.

Language Arts:  Unit 1: Growing and Learning 

The Big Idea: How can learning help us grow?

Part 5: Concept: Workshop

Essential Question: How do landmarks help us understand our country’s story?

Stories: A Natural Beauty & A Mountain of History

Genre: Expository text

Comprehension Strategy: Ask & Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Main idea and key details

Vocab: Carved, clues, grand, landmark, massive, monument, national, traces

Vocab Skill: Multiple meaning words, Compound Words

weeklyoutline Unit 1 week 5

Use workshop and unit papers in multi pocket folder to study for reading tests.

Grammar:  Identifying nouns as person, places or things. Identifying differences between common and proper nouns, Singular and Plural nouns. 

Reading Log forms

Writing:   Writing a Haiku.

Math:  We are learning strategies to group tens, doubles, count on to add more than 2 addends, find missing addends, add 2 and 3 digit numbers and money amounts, and  rounding to estimate the nearest ten and hundreds. 

Science:  Exploring engineering and engineering processes.  


Monday, October 18th –  Religion Chapter 4 test, Reading Log Due 10/22, English Wkb. Pg. 16 #1-10 and 17 part A, Math Wkb. Pg. 20 #1-10

Tuesday October 19th – Reading log Due 10/22, Spelling activity – rainbow writing, Math Wkb. Pg. 21 #1-20, Science: Make Vocabulary cards 

Wednesday October 20th – Reading log Due 10/22, English Wkb. Pg. 18, Math Wkb. Pg. 22, Study for Spelling Test and Math weekly Quiz

Thursday October 21st –Reminder Reading Log Due Tomorrow, Math worksheet, Finish Science crossword puzzle worksheet

Friday October 22nd – Reading Log Due October 29th


Test Schedule (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, Oct. 19th – Chapter 4 Religion Test

Thursday, Oct. 21st  – Spelling Test & Weekly Math Quiz

Friday, Oct. 22nd — Reading log due

Up Coming Tests & Assignments:

October 26 Tuesday – Religion Unit 1 test

October Wednesday and Thursday 27- 28 Unit 1 test for reading

Friday, Oct. 29th — 3rd Reading log due

Friday, Nov 5th-   4th Reading log due


Special Schedule 3A:

Computers: Mondays (Mrs. Salvemini)

Physical Education: Tuesday (Mrs. Blasi) Please wear gym uniform and sneakers.

Art: Wednesday (Mrs. Waltz)

Music:  Wednesday (Mrs. Vin0viskis)

Spanish: Tuesday (EOW) (Senora Roman)

Library: Tuesday (Mrs. Lytwyn)


A Note from Ms. Johnstone:

We have been studying chapter 4 in religion this week and learning how to pray the rosary.  The children had a lot of fun on Friday making beautiful Miraculous Mary Medals.  We will be finishing our  special medals this week.  We will conclude this chapter this week and have our test on Tuesday.  We will go to the church on Friday for 40 hours Adoration.  Please make sue you have turned in your permission slip for the 40 hours trip (sent home in Test Folder) and the emergency slip as well (sent in parent email from Mrs. Okula).  Thanks!

We started a new unit this week discussing the importance of how landmarks help us to understand our country’s history.  The students really like this topic, and we have been having a lot of wonderful discussions in class.  We will have our test on this unit next week.  The test will consist of three parts: Vocabulary, reading comprehension on the unit story (They may look for answers in the book (the first marking period we will give them the page where they can find the answer, the second marking period and after they will be required to tell us where they found the answer), and a fresh read.  For the fresh read portion of the test the student will read a short story and answer questions based on the skills being taught that week.

We have started our reading logs this month.  The second reading log will be due this Friday.  Your child is required to read 3 times a week, for a minimum of 30 minutes total for the week and log each time they read. They should include the title of the book, author, date, and the amount of time they have read each day, after reading three times they will choose one question to answer.  We went over this in class.  There is an outline in their journals and a grading rubric in their book as well outing expectations.  Reading logs will be due the following Fridays October 15, 22, 29 and November 5.  Let me know if you have any questions.

We wrapped up our social studies unit this week and  will now start our science unit  on the engineering and  the engineering process.

The Test/ communication folders will be come home on Wednesdays.  Some weeks there will be papers for you to sign and papers for you to keep at home, please return by Friday each week.

We will be working this week with the students on logging into their Wonders accounts.  Once they have their login and passwords I will put it in their Good News (Homework) book so that they can login at home.  The students have their First in Math codes in their books now.

Have a great week!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Many Blessings,

Ms. Johnstone

Helpful Websites

First in Math

Christ Our Life

Sadlier Connect

Username: Sadlier student    password ReadyToLearn!


Fast and Fun Math week 5

Social Studies Mapping topics 1-8 and study guide

*More parent information can be found online at

Wonders Reading Resource:
The login information will be taped in your child’s planner.
Please use the site to review stories, skills, & vocabulary at home.