Class 3A

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Ms. Johnstone

Adventure Awaits in 3A

Important Dates:

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Catholic School Week Opening Mass Mass 10am, Main Church, Open House 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Scholastic Book Fair 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Band Concert 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 31, 2022  Celebrating Vocations: Family Rosary 6:30 p.m. Chapel – More information to follow

Tuesday, February 2, 2022   Celebrating our Nation: 5th Grade Vocabulary Parade – time TBD, Patriotic Door Decorating Extravaganza, Crazy Hat and Sock day with school uniforms! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022  Celebrating our Students: “Janer” Spirit wear casual day – dress in your school colors and show your school spirit!, Dance Marathon in gym, A special treat will be provided by our HSA to each class, No Homework Tonight!

Thursday, February 3, 2022  Celebrating our Community:  8:00 a.m. Academic Bowl Competition Grade 5 and 6, 9:00 a.m. Academic Bowl Competition Grades 7 and 8, 10:00 a.m. Kindergarten Olympics in gym, 11:00 a.m. Religion Bee Grades 1 and 2, 1:00 p.m. Religion Bee Grades 3 and 4, Shout out compliments for our healthcare workers and first responders (schoolwide). 

Friday, February 4, 2022 Noon Dismissal (No Extended Care), Celebrating our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers:  8:15am End of CSW Mass, Ribbon cutting of our new playground (hopefully it will be ready)

Friday, February 18, 2022 8:15am Mass

Monday, February 21, 2022 No School, Presidents Day

Friday, February 25, 2022 8:15am Mass

Our Focus:

Religion: Unit 3: God’s Plan Is a Plan of Love: 

The children will realize what God’s kingdom is like. They will appreciate God’s plan that enables us to belong to the kingdom. They will be familiar with some of Jesus’ parables and miracles and their meanings.

Chapter 11:

God Sent His Son to Live Among Us God chose Mary as the mother of his Son and Joseph as his foster father. The children relate the Annunciation to the Incarnation—the great mystery of our faith. They read the story of the Nativity and realize  that Jesus came to save them and show them the way to heaven. They are motivated to respond to God’s love by following Jesus and living as he did. The children hear the story of Simeon and Anna and realize that Jesus wants them to bring his light to the people of the world.

Language Arts:  Unit 3: One of a Kind

The Big Idea: Why are individual qualities important?

Concept: Be Unique

Essential Question: How can one person change the way you think?

Stories: Jane’s Discovery & Finding Lincoln

Genre: Historical fiction

Comprehension Strategy: Visualize

Comprehension Skill: Cause & Effect

Vocab: Amazement, bravery, disappear, donated, leader, nervous, refused, temporary

Vocab Skill: Figurative Language: Idioms

unit 3 week 2 outline

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

Grammar:  Verbs

Writing:   We are working on a special Catholic Schools Week Writing Assignment

Math:  Introduction to division facts 0-5 and change, Multiplication Facts, 6, 7, & 8.

Social Studies:  Communities

Trimester 2 Reading Log forms


Friday, January 21st- Social Studies Postcard Assignment Due Friday, January 28th (we will be working on in class on Monday), January  Spelling Activity, Study for Spelling Test Monday, Study for Unit 3 Week 2 Finding Lincoln, Test Monday, Complete Reading Log if not already done

Monday, January 24th-  Spelling Words 2x Each in cursive on Theme paper, Math Wkb. Pg. 59

Tuesday, January 25th-  Math Wkb. Pg. 61 , English Wkb. Pg. 44 , Social Studies Postcard Assignment Due Friday, January 28th

Wednesday, January 26th-  Math Wkb. Pg. 66, Study for weekly Math Quiz , English Wkb. 45 Pg. , Social Studies Postcard Assignment Due Friday, January 28th 

Thursday, January 27th-  Study for Math Test Chapter 5 and Multiplication facts 0-8, January Spelling Activity, Study for Spelling Test Tomorrow, Social Studies Postcard Assignment Due tomorrow

Friday, January, 28th- Practice Multiplication and Division Facts, Reading Log Due February 4th


Test Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, January 21st- 2nd Reading Log Due

Monday, January 24th- Unit 3 Week 2 Reading Test: Finding Lincoln, Spelling Test, r controlled vowels /ar/, /or/

Thursday, January 27th-  Math Quiz,

Friday, January 28th-  Social Studies Postcard Assignment Due, Math Test Chapter 5 Division & Multiplication facts 1-8, Reading Test & Spelling Test Unit 3 Week 3

Up Coming Tests & Assignments:

Tuesday, February 1st- Reading Test Earth Unit 3 Week 3,

Wednesday, February 2nd- Verb Test, (Action, Being & Helping Verbs)

Friday, February 4th-  3rd Reading Log Due

Friday, February 11th- 4th Reading Log Due


Special Schedule 3A:

Computers: Monday (Mrs. Salvemini)

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

Spanish: Tuesday (EOW) (Senora Roman)

Library: Tuesday (Mrs. Lytwyn)

Art: Wednesday (Mrs. Waltz)

Music:  Wednesday (Mrs. Vin0viskis)

Health: Friday (Mr. McGarvey)  Not until further notice


A Note from Ms. Johnstone:

We have started a new Social Studies unit about Communities last week.  We will have our weekly math quiz covering this weeks topics and the Chapter 10 Religion  Test on Thursday.  We will be having our Unit 3 Week 2 Spelling, and the reading Unit 3 Week 2, Finding Lincoln Test on Friday.  The 2nd reading logs for the 2nd trimester will be due on Friday.  Please note that your child has to read three times due the week and log the three times that they read, and then answer one question to answer.  The answer should be 5-6 sentences long.  Each week your child needs to choose a different question to answer.  (This information is all in a typed document in their reading log and is also available on a link above)

I will be attaching a list of the with all login information in your child’s homework (Good News) book in the event we have a flex/virtual day.

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.

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.

Reading Log forms Trimester 1

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