Class 3A

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Ms. Johnstone

Adventure Awaits in 3A

A Note from Ms. Johnstone:

This year really  seems to be flying  by, I wanted to say thank you for all of the contributions to our class and for all of your support this year so far!  We are always so blessed her at St. Jane school to have such a wonderful community of families and students.  I hope you are able to enjoy this Thanksgiving with your family and take a moment to reflect on all that you have to be grateful.  Life can be so busy we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of things, I am so often guilty of this myself.  God had gifted us so many things to be grateful for and it is important that we acknowledge these blessings he has given us.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas concert and I wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving!

We will be starting Chapter 7 this week and learning about Advent in Religion.

We are reading expository texts this week, focusing on author’s point of view and the comprehension strategy re-reading.  This month we will be learning about Acrostic poems and how to write a descriptive narrative.  We are learning about pronouns in English.

We are wrapping up Chapter 3 Subtraction in math, and will be having our test on Tuesday.

The Thanksgiving Float Project is due on Monday as a reminder.  We will be having the parade on Tuesday in school.  I believe Mrs. O’kula will try and do a live Facebook stream.  The children and I have been having fun seeing what their friends have brought in so far!

We will start our Science Unit this week, with a fun experiment and an introduction to the scientific method.

Our class has an Amazon wish List if anyone is able to contribute to the classroom we would be so grateful.  If you are able to contribute the link is below.  Thank you to the families that have purchased items for our class!

Amazon Wish List

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

Many Blessings,

Ms. Johnstone

Important Dates:

Monday, November 28, 2022:  Thanksgiving Break No School

Thursday, December 1, 2022:  Santa Shoppe in Gym, Picture Retake Day

Friday, December 2, 2022:  Santa Shoppe in Gym, 8:15am Advent Prayer Service

Friday, December 9, 2022:   8:15am Mass- Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas Program at St. Jane Main Church 6:30pm (Parent Performance)

Thursday, December 15, 2022:   Band Concert for Students 12:45PM, Parent Performance at 6:30PM

Friday, December 16, 2022:   9am Confessions

Thursday, December 22, 2022:   8:15am  Christmas Prayer Service, Early Dismissal, No Extended Care 

Friday, December 23, 2022:   Christmas Break No school, Merry Christmas!

Our Focus:


Unit 2: God Is Great and Good

The children will understand some of the characteristics of God. The children will respond to God with love and respect and desire to be with God.

Chapter 6: We Believe in God

God promised to free the Israelites, who were held as slaves by the Egyptians. In this chapter the children learn that God kept this promise through Moses. Realizing that God is always faithful to promises, the children are led to trust God and to pray with confidence for God’s help. They become aware that just as the Israelites celebrated God’s faithfulness during the Passover, so we celebrate it in the Eucharist

Language Arts:  Unit 2:

The Big Idea:  Figure it Out 

Unit Essential Question: What does it take to solve a problem?

Concept: Government 

Essential Question: How do people make the government work?

Stories: Every Vote Counts! & Vote!

Genre: Expository Text 

Comprehension Strategy: Re-read

Comprehension Skill: Author’s Point of View

Vocab: Prefixes

Vocab Skill: Candidates, convince, decisions, elect, estimate, government, independent

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

Grammar:  Nouns, Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns, Pronouns

Writing & Convections:  Acoustic  Poetry & Narrative Writing 

Math: Chapter 4 Multiplication

Science:  Scientific Method



Monday, November 28, 2022: No School Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022:  

Wednesday November 30, 2022: 

Thursday, December 1, 2022: 

Friday, December 2, 2022:  


Test Schedule (Subject to Change)

Thursday, December 1, 2022: Math Skills Quiz

Looking Ahead:


Special Schedule 3A:  2022-2023 School Year

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

Spanish: Wednesday (Senora Acuna)

Library: Tuesday (Mrs. Lytwyn)

Art: Tuesday (Mrs. Waltz)

Music:  Wednesday (Mrs. Vin0viskis)

Health: In class

Computers: Friday (Mrs. Salvemini)


Helpful Websites

First in Math

Christ Our Life

Sadlier Connect

Username: Sadlier student    Password: ReadyToLearn!


Fast and Fun Math week 5

*More parent information can be found online at

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

Social Studies Study Guide for Maps & Globes