December 07, 2018
December 7, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion
We will be preparing for the Christmas program.

 

I have assigned an Advent packet.  It is due on 12/14/18.  If it is finished before then, it can be turned in early.  We will be having a test on the Advent materials soon.  

 

Memory
The memory assignments will be as follows:
 
Tuesday 12/11 – Hebrews 9:28

 

Thursday 12/13- II Timothy 4:18

 

Please see your child's Memory Folder for the wording of these verses.  

 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

 

We will be reading an expository text titled What Do Illustrators Do? .  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension by analyzing text structure, and reviewing sequence, and cause and effect.  There will be a test on this story on Thursday 12/13.

 
Grammar and Writing

 

There will be a quiz on the grammar topic on Thursday, 12/13.

 

We will be learning about future-tense verbs, colons in time, and quotation marks.  We will also be working more on writing.
 
Spelling

 

The spelling words will be words with prefixes (re-, un, pre-, and mis-), and are as follows:

 

coy     soil     foil     toil     coins     point     noise     loyal     boiled     spoiled     enjoys     voice     choice     soybean     joyful     

 

Review Words:     unhappy     retold     misread      Challenge Words:  noisy     checkpoint

 

Math

We have finished Section 5.  The students have completed a study guide that they should use to study for the test.  The test will be on Tuesday, 12/11.  We will also be working with rectangles, length and width, and grid patterns.  Please also look for us to start some multiplication in Section 6.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.

 

Weather

As we are now in the colder months, please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless it is colder than 20 degrees. Please be sure that your child is prepared with a coat, hat, mittens, etc. Also, I’ve asked the students to not wear their outside coats in the classroom. Please be sure that they have a sweater or sweatshirt to wear on the days that might get a little chilly. Thank you.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to help. :)
  

Calendar

                                                                                   

12/8 – Christmas Caroling Downtown                       12/24-1/1 – Christmas Break

12/13 – K-8 Christmas Program                               1/2 – Third Quarter Begins

12/21 – Half-Day/End of the Quarter

November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

My Schedule

I will be teaching in the afternoons for awhile while we prepare for the Christmas program.
 
Religion
We will be preparing for the Christmas program.

 

Memory
The memory assignments will be as follows:
 
Tuesday 12/4 – For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became   

                       poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich. II Corinthians 8:9

 

Thursday 12/6- But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

 

 The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

Please keep in mind that there will be a reading test on the story and vocabulary for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be reading an expository text titled Messaging Mania.  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension by analyzing text structure, and reviewing cause and effect and author’s purpose.  There will be a test on this story on Friday.

 
Grammar and Writing

 

Please also keep in mind that there will be a quiz on the grammar topic for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be learning about past-tense verbs and commas in a series.  There will be a quiz on this on Friday.  We will also be working more on writing.
 
Spelling

 

The spelling words will be words with prefixes (re-, un, pre-, and mis-), and are as follows:

 

misfile     unwanted    recycle     undone     presale     misread     recall     precut     unload     misnumber     unfair    

 

mistreat     unhappy     retold     preplan     Review Words: hard     porch     carve    

 

Challenge Words: prejudge     uncertain

 

Math

We are in Section 5. We will be learning how to find fractions and mixed numbers on a number line, comparing fractions, and probability. The students will have a test on Section 5 during the week of 12/10. When we get to Section 6, we will be starting some multiplication.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.

 

Holiday of Hope Family

We have again adopted a family to help in the Holiday of Hope through Douglas Community Center. The family is a mother and two boys. We are asking for monetary donations. We will use the donations to shop for, wrap, and then deliver the gifts to the community center. All donations need to be sent in by December 7. Thank you for your help.


Weather

As we are now in the colder months, please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless it is colder than 20 degrees. Please be sure that your child is prepared with a coat, hat, mittens, etc. Also, I’ve asked the students to not wear their outside coats in the classroom. Please be sure that they have a sweater or sweatshirt to wear on the days that might get a little chilly. Thank you.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to help. :)
  

Calendar

                                                                                   

12/8 – Christmas Caroling Downtown                       12/24-1/1 – Christmas Break

12/13 – K-8 Christmas Program                               1/2 – Third Quarter Begins

12/21 – Half-Day/End of the Quarter

 

November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018 - Revised Week

Dear Third Grade Families,

 

I pray that you all had a blessed Thanksgiving break and enjoyed the extra couple of days. :)

 

Due to the unexpected short week, I have decided to make some changes to what I had originally planned for this week. These changes are as follows:

 

Memory:        I will ask the students to recite the assignment given for today (11/27) tomorrow. This assignment was

                      Acts 4:12. I will ask the students to recite the assignment that was planned for Thursday on Friday. This    

                      assignment will be 1 Timothy 2:5-6.

 

Language Arts:        We will do what I had planned for Language Arts next week instead of this week. This means that

                                 we will not have a spelling test this week. This also means that we will not have a reading test or

                                 a grammar quiz on Friday this week. Please plan on the students taking the test on the spelling  

                                 words that should have been for this week next week, and we will work with the article Messaging

                                 Mania and the grammar concepts of past-tense verbs and commas in a series next week as well.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Have a wonderful evening.

 

In Christ,

 

Mrs. Salo

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

I pray that you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Here are some things that will be happening during the week of 11/26-11/30.
 
Religion
We will be beginning Unit 3 “God the Father’s Gracious Gifts (First Article)”.

 

Memory
The memory assignments will be as follows:
 
Tuesday 11/27- There is salvation in no one else [but Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among   

                        men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

Thursday 11/29- There is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for

                         all. 1 Timothy 2:5-6

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

Please keep in mind that there will be a reading test on the story and vocabulary for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be reading an expository text titled Messaging Mania.  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension by analyzing text structure, and reviewing cause and effect and author’s purpose. 

 
Grammar and Writing

 

Please also keep in mind that there will be a quiz on the grammar topic for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be learning about past-tense verbs and commas in a series.  We will also be working more on writing.
 

Spelling

 

The spelling words will be words with prefixes (re-, un, pre-, and mis-), and are as follows:

 

misfile     unwanted     recycle     undone     presale     misread     recall     precut     unload     misnumber     unfair    

 

mistreat     unhappy     retold     preplan  Review Words: hard     porch     carve     Challenge Words: prejudge   uncertain

 

Math

We have started Section 5. We will be studying probability, fractions, and mixed numbers. When we get to Section 6, we will be starting some multiplication.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.

 

Weather

As we are now in the colder months, please keep in mind that we will be going outside for recess unless it is colder than 20 degrees.  Please be sure that your child is prepared with a coat, hat, mittens, etc. Also, I’ve asked the students to not wear their outside coats in the classroom.  Please be sure that they have a sweater or sweatshirt to wear on the days that might get a little chilly. Thank you.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to help. :)
  

Calendar

11/19-11/23 - NO SCHOOL                                      12/13 – K-8 Christmas Program

11/26 – Mid-Quarter Reports Go Home                     12/21 – Half-Day/End of the Quarter

12/8 – Christmas Caroling Downtown

November 09, 2018
November 9, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. :)

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be having a test on Unit 2 next Tuesday, 11/13. I will assign the students a review on Monday that they can use to study. Then we will be talking about being thankful.

 

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 11/13- Be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, 

                       a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2

 

Thursday 11/15- In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that

                        we might live through Him. I John 4:9

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

Please keep in mind that there will be a reading test on the story and vocabulary for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be reading a fiction story titled Dear Juno by Soyung Pak next week.  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension through generating questions and reviewing character, setting, and plot and author's purpose. 

 

Grammar and Writing

 

Please also keep in mind that there will be a quiz on the grammar topic for the week every Friday, unless I tell you otherwise.

 

We will be learning about present-tense verbs.  We will also be working more on writing.
 

 

 

Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words are words with r controlled vowels (ar and or), and are as follows:

 

bark     chore     porch     yard     sore     hard     shorts     wore     pour     sport     sharks

 

storms     sharp     carve     story     Review Words: first     third     nurse  

 

Challenge Words: orchard     artist

 

Math

We have finished Section 4, and there will be a test on Monday 11/12.  The students have completed a review page, I corrected it, and we went over it in class. They could use that page to study. We will be starting Section 5 on Tuesday, which includes fractions. When we get to Section 6, we will be starting some multiplication.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  

Calendar

11/19-11/23 - NO SCHOOL                                      12/13 – K-8 Christmas Program

11/26 – Mid-Quarter Reports Go Home                     12/21 – Half-Day/End of the Quarter

12/8 – Christmas Caroling Downtown

 

 

November 02, 2018
November 2, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. :)

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be continuing in the Unit 2, “The Holy Spirit Blesses the Church”.  We should be finishing this unit soon.  Please look for a test to be coming (not next week).  

 

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 11/6- Jesus said, "If anyone serves Me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will My servant be also.  If

                     anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him." John 12:26

 

Thursday 11/8- And there varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 

                         I Corinthians 12:6

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading a fiction story titled Author a True Story by Helen Lester next week.  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension through generating questions and reviewing author's purpose and theme.  There will be a test on this story on Friday, 11/2.

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about action verbs.  There will be a quiz on this on Friday.  We will also be working more on writing.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words are words with r controlled vowels (er, ir, and ur), and are as follows:

 

turns     first     herds     learn     purr     third     earn     nurse     perch     girls     firm     word     world

 

serve     worth     Review Words:     he'd     wasn't     didn't     Challenge Words:     perfect     Thursday
 

 

Math

We will finishing Section 4 next week.  Please look for there to be a test the week of 11/12.

 

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  

Calendar

11/5-11/9 - Book Fair                                            11/16 - Mid-Quarter                              

11/19-11/23 - NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018

Hi Everyone!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. :)

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be continuing in the Unit 2, “The Holy Spirit Blesses the Church”.  We should be finishing this unit soon.  Please look for a test to be coming (not next week).  

 

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 10/30-  He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.  Psalm 91:11

 

Thursday 11/1- For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.                         Romans 8:28

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading a fiction story titled A Castle on Viola Street by DyAnne DiSalvo next week.  We will be using this story to learn how to monitor comprehension through identifying the theme of the story and reviewing author's purpose.  There will be a test on this story on Friday, 11/2.

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about sentence combining with nouns.  There will be a quiz on this on Friday.  We will also be working more on writing.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words are contractions, and are as follows:
 
he'd     she'd     that's     what's     won't     there's     you're     wasn't     we'll     isn't     we're     couldn't     I've     

 

didn't     they're     Review Words:  teacher     fish     pathway     Challenge Words:     shouldn't     wouldn't    

 

Math

We will finishing Section 4 next week.  Please look for there to be a test the week of 11/5.

 

Book Orders

If you turned in book orders for the month of October, I received an email today that the order has shipped.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  

Calendar

10/26 - NO SCHOOL                                       11/16 - Mid-Quarter

11/5-11/9 - Book Fair                                     11/19-11/23 - NO SCHOOL

 

October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018   

 

Hi Everyone!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. :)

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be continuing in the Unit 2, “The Holy Spirit Blesses the Church”.  

 

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 10/23-  For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. Galatians 3:26

 

Thursday 10/25- I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading a nonfiction article titled Here’s My Dollar next week.  We will be using this article to learn how to monitor comprehension through identifying the author’s purpose and reviewing main idea and details. Due to the short week next week, the students will NOT have a test on this story.

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about possessive nouns and apostrophes in possessive nouns. We will also be working more on writing.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words have digraphs, letters together that stand for one sound, and are as follows:
 
chick     much     pitch     teacher     lunch     hatch     cheese     stretch     thick     truth     whales     fish     what

 

them     pathway     Review Words: stream    three     scribble     Challenge Words:     sandwich     weather

 

The final test will be on Thursday next week.

 

Math

We will continue working on Section 4 next week.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

I look forward to seeing all of you at conferences next week. J  

 

Book Orders

If you turned in book orders for the month of October, the order has been placed.

 

Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  

Calendar

10/19 - First Quarter Ends                                                   10/26 – No School

10/20-10/21 – Folk Life Festival

10/22-10/25 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018   

 

Hi Everyone!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. :)

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be continuing in the Unit 2, “The Holy Spirit Blesses the Church”.  

 

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 10/16-  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
 

Thursday 10/18- See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.  I John 3:1 

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading a nonfiction article titled Go West! next week.  We will be using this article to learn how to monitor comprehension through reviewing the skills of identifying main idea and details and drawing conclusions. Please be sure to read through this story and review vocabulary words (in your child's Vocabulary Notebook) with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about irregular plural nouns. We will also be working more on writing focusing on “How-to” writing.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words have three letter blends and are as follows:
 
thread     scrubs     spree     screams     scratch     spread     throne     three     screens     spray     throw

 

strong     scraped     strength     Review: sign     wrote     knight     Challenge: streamer     scribble

 

Math

We completed Section 3 today. I will assign a review of Section 3 on Monday (10/15), and the students will have a test on Wednesday (10/17). We will finish next week studying writing directions and reading and writing numbers through 999,999 in section 4.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

I sent home letters about Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday asking what time you would like to come. I will send home another letter on Monday (10/15) with the time that I have scheduled to meet with you. I look forward to seeing all of you.

 

Book Orders

If you turned in book orders for the month of October, I will place that order as soon as possible.

 
Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  

Calendar

10/19 - First Quarter Ends                                                   10/26 – No School

10/20-10/21 – Folk Life Festival

10/22-10/25 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 05, 2018
October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018   

 

Welcome to October!
 

Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns. I’m always happy to help. J  

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be continuing in the Unit 2, “The Holy Spirit Blesses the Church”.  

Memory
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 10/9-  He saved us, not because of works done by us … but according to His own mercy … so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:5, 7
 

Thursday 10/11- For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:11

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading the story Home Grown Butterflies by Deborah Churchman next week.  We will be using this story to learn how to draw conclusions and reviewing sequence.  Please be sure to read through this story and review vocabulary words (in your child's Vocabulary Notebook) with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about singular and plural nouns. We will also be working more on writing focusing on descriptive writing.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are words with silent letters and are as follows:
 
wrap     knit     gnat     wrists     knots     wrote    knight     sign     knock     wreck     know

 

wring   gnaws     write     wrong     week     speaks     field     wristwatch     knapsack

 

Math

We will be working on completing continuing Section 3 next week working with subtracting dollars and cents, comparing and ordering, subtracting across zeros, fractions of a dollar, and estimating sums and differences. Look for a test on Section 3 to be during the week of 10/15.

 

Book Orders

Book orders for the month of October were sent home today. If you would like to place an order, our classroom code for online ordering is TPLGQ. Please place any orders by Friday, October 12.
 
Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Chapel Offerings

We have chapel every Wednesday morning. The offerings collected during chapel will be going to the Hannibal Police Department and Kid Sight this year.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
  
Calendar

10/19 - First Quarter Ends

10/20-10/21 – Folk Life Festival

10/22-10/25 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/26 – No School

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

 

 


September 28, 2018   

 

Happy Autumn Everyone!!
 
If you haven’t yet, please send me a quick email so I can have you in my contacts list.
 
Please keep in mind that while email is a good way to contact me, the best time for me to check it is while I am at school (8 a.m. – noon). You could also always send a note with your child or call me through the school. There is a space in each student’s planner for writing notes each day.
 
Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.
 
Here are some things that will be happening next week.
 
Religion
We will be finishing the unit “God and His Word”.  I will assign a review on Monday, and the students will have a test on Tuesday, 10/2.
 
Memory
 
The memory assignments for next week are as follows:
 
Tuesday 10/2-  So then you are ... built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone.  Ephesians 2:19-20
 
Thursday 10/4- Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.  John 20:29
 
The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.
 
Language Arts
 
Reading

 

We will be reading the story Boom Town by Sonia Levitin next week.  We will be using this story to learn how to sequence and reviewing cause and effect.  Please be sure to read through this story and review vocabulary words (in your child's Vocabulary Notebook) with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday. 

 
Grammar and Writing

 

We will be learning about common and proper nouns and capitalizing the proper nouns. We will also be working more on writing focusing on writing narratives.
 
Spelling

 

Next week’s words are as follows:
 
heel     seal     weak     week     bean     creek     speaks     team     free      green     clean      cream     street
 
freeze     field     Review Words: right     pie     child     Challenge Words:      sixteen     peanut
 
Math

 

We will be continuing Section 3 working with dollars and cents, subtracting three-digit numbers, and column addition. 
 
Book Orders

 

If you ordered books for your child, the books have arrived.  I handed them out to the students yesterday.
 
Website
You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.
 
Chapel Offerings

 

We have chapel every Wednesday morning. The offerings collected during chapel will be going to the Hannibal Police Department and Kid Sight this year.
 
Library
The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.
 

 
Calendar

10/19 - First Quarter Ends

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

Hi Everyone!

 

If you haven’t yet, please send me a quick email so I can have you in my contacts list.

 

Please keep in mind that while email is a good way to contact me, the best time for me to check it is while I am at school (8 a.m. – noon). You could also always send a note with your child or call me through the school. There is a space in each student’s planner for writing notes each day.

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.

 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion

We will be finishing the unit “God and His Word”. I will assign a review, and the students will have a test the week of 10/1.

 

Memory

 

The memory assignments for next week are as follows:

 

Tuesday 9/25 - "The word of God ...is at work in you believers”. I Thessalonians 2:13

 

Thursday 9/27 - "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them". Ephesians 2:10

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.

 

Language Arts

 

Reading

We will be reading the story My Very Own Room by Amada Perez. We will be using this story to learn how to summarize and understand concepts like making and confirming predictions, and reviewing comparing and contrasting. Please be sure to read through this story and review vocabulary words (in your child's Vocabulary Notebook) with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday.

 

Grammar and Writing

We will be learning more about sentences focusing on compound sentences and punctuating compound sentences. We will also be working more on writing focusing on writing a good paragraph.

 

Spelling

Next week’s words are as follows:

 

mild sky pie might find fight tied right fry tight child flight bright

 

buy dye Review Words: soak bowl gold Challenge Words: wind children

 

Math

We will be finishing Section 2 and taking a test on Thursday 9/27. I will assign a review on Tuesday that the students can use to study.

 

Book Orders

If you ordered books for your child, the order has been submitted. I will hand them out as soon as they arrive.

 

Website

You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.

 

Chapel Offerings

We have chapel every Wednesday morning. The offerings collected during chapel will be going to the Hannibal Police Department and Kid Sight this year.

 

Library

The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.

 

Don't Forget to Vote!!

The PTL has helped the students work as a team to make a fall poster.  All of the posters are hanging in the gym.  Please vote for your favorite poster by Friday, September 28 by placing $1 or more in the correct envelope for the poster you like the best.  The class that wins will win a prize.  Go Third Grade!!!!

 

Calendar
9/23 – 3rd-8th Grade Sing in Church & Open House
9/28 – Cookie Dough Pick Up
10/19 - First Quarter Ends

 

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Hi Everyone!

 

If you haven’t yet, please send me a quick email so I can have you in my contacts list.

 

Please keep in mind that while email is a good way to contact me, the best time for me to check it is while I am at school (8 a.m. – noon). You could also always send a note with your child or call me through the school. There is a space in each student’s planner for writing notes each day.

 

Please be sure to sign your child’s planner each night. That is a great way for us to communicate about your child’s work.

 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion

We will be continuing to study the unit “God and His Word”.

 

Memory

The students will have separate grades listed on their report cards for memory and religion.  

 

The memory assignments for next week are as follows:

 

Tuesday 9/18 -   "No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit”. I Corinthians 12:3

 

Thursday 9/20 - "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of

                        your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. Acts 2:38

 

The students should bring their Memory Folders home for studying.

 

Language Arts

 

Reading

We will be reading the story Wolf! by Becky Bloom. We will be using this story to learn how to how to generate questions and understanding concepts like comparing and contrasting, and reviewing main idea and details.  Please be sure to read through this story and review vocabulary words with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday. 

 

Grammar and Writing

We will be learning more about sentences focusing on the predicate of a sentence and run-on sentences. We will also be working more on writing.  

 

Spelling

Next week’s words are as follows:

 

gold     bowl     soak     sold     snow     loaf     roast     coast     scold     coal     slow     grows     show

 

float     blow     Review Words:  snail     gray     plain     Challenge Words:     window     program

 

Math

We will be starting Section 2 and learning the following concepts: rounding to the nearest ten or hundred, adding three-digit numbers, comparing and ordering, some and some more stories, and subtracting three-digit numbers.

 

Book Orders

I sent home forms for Scholastic book orders on Monday. You can order books online at scholastic.com/bookclubs. Our classroom code is TPLGQ, or you could look up our classroom under our school name. Please place any orders by Monday, September 17.

 

Website

You can also access our classroom newsletter through the school website. www.stjohnshannibal.org.

 

Chapel Offerings

We have chapel every Wednesday morning. The offerings collected during chapel will be going to the Hannibal Police Department and Kid Sight this year.

 

Library

The students will be going to our new school library every Thursday. The books that they check out are due back by the next Thursday. New books may be checked out if the other one is returned.

 

Calendar

9/14 – Mid-Quarter                                                                     9/28 – Cookie Dough Pick Up

9/23 – 3rd-8th Grade Sing in Church & Open House

September 07, 2018
Revision for Newsletter 9-7-18

The Memory verse for Tuesday 9/11 is "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!", but the Scripture reference is actually Luke 11:28.  I apologize for the mistake.

September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018

Hi Everyone!

 

If you haven’t yet, please send me a quick email. I would like to have all of your email addresses in my contacts, in case I need to send a group message.

 

Please keep in mind that while email is a good way to contact me, the best time for me to check it is while I am at school (8 a.m. – noon). I have limited internet access at home which makes it not as easy to check it from there. You could also always send a note with your child or call me through the school. There is a space in each student’s planner for writing notes each day. If you would like to use that space, I would be sure to see it when I check your child’s planner (and it shouldn’t get lost that way). J If you choose to call and I am teaching when you call, please leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion

We will be continuing to study the unit “God and His Word”.

 

Memory

The students will have separate grades listed on their report cards for memory and religion.  

 

The memory assignments for next week are as follows:

 

Tuesday 9/11 -     "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it". 1 John 5:20

  • (I misread the schedule last week, and we did what was originally scheduled for 9/11 on 9/6.  So, we’re doing the assignment for 9/6 on 9/11).

 

Thursday 9/13 -    "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your

                            mind and with all your strength. … You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Mark 12:30-31

 

I will remind them to bring their Memory Folders home so that you have the assignments in written form for studying.

 

Language Arts

 

Reading

We will be reading a nonfiction article titled Earth Smart.  We will be using this story to learn how to how to generate questions and understanding concepts like main idea and details, and reviewing cause and effect.  Please be sure to read through this story with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday.  We will also be learning new vocabulary words found in our stories each week. I will remind them to bring the Vocabulary Notebook home with their reading books on Thursdays, so they can use that for studying the words and definitions before the test too. (The words for the story will be listed under the date 9/10/18 in the Vocabulary Notebooks).

 

Grammar and Writing

We will be learning more about sentences focusing on the subject of a sentence. We will also be working more on writing.  

 

Spelling

The students will take a pre-test in spelling on Monday.  If your child gets 100% on the test on Monday, he/she will not have to take the test on Friday.  I will have the students write their words in their planners on the Friday of the previous week, so that you have them in written form for studying. The review words and the challenge words are included each week as a part of the words that the students need to know. Next week’s words are as follows:

 

fail     bay     pail     ray     plain     tray     trail     may     braid     sway     gray     plays     paint

 

snail     great     Review Words:  safe     globe     rice     Challenge Words:     lady     afraid

 

Math

We will be starting Section 2 and learning the following concepts: place value, reading and writing numbers through 999, adding two-digit numbers, subtracting two-digit numbers, and rounding to the nearest ten or hundred.  

 

Book Orders

I will be sending home forms for Scholastic book orders on Monday. You can order books online at scholastic.com/bookclubs. Our classroom code is TPLGQ, or you could look up our classroom under our school name. Please place any orders by Monday, September 17.

 

Calendar

9/14 – Mid-Quarter                                                                        9/28 – Cookie Dough Pick Up

9/23 – 3rd-8th Grade Sing in Church & Open House

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018

Hi Everyone!

 

Thank you, again, for your continued patience while I continue to learn all about St. John’s.

 

If you haven’t yet, please send me a quick email. I would like to have all of your email addresses in my contacts, in case I need to send a group message.

 

Please keep in mind that while email is a good way to contact me, the best time for me to check it is while I am at school (8 a.m. – noon). I have limited internet access at home which makes it not as easy to check it from there. You could also always send a note with your child or call me through the school. There is a space in each student’s planner for writing notes each day. If you would like to use that space, I would be sure to see it when I check your child’s planner (and it shouldn’t get lost that way). J If you choose to call and I am teaching when you call, please leave a message and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

 

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion

We will be answering the questions "What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?" and "Why Should We Study the Bible?"

 

Memory

 I noted in the original packet that I gave you that memory assignments will be included in your child's religion grade.  There has been a change to that, and the students will now have separate grades listed on their report cards for memory and religion.  

 

The memory assignments for next week are as follows:

 

Tuesday 9/4 - "The Son of God has come and has given us understanding". 1 John 5:20

 

Thursday 9/6 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not

                       perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16

 

The students now have a Memory Folder that they will be writing their assignments in every week. They will write the assignment for Tuesday in the folder on the previous Friday, and they will write the assignment for Thursday in on the previous Tuesday. I will remind them to bring their Memory Folders home so that you have the assignments in written form for studying.

 

Language Arts

 

Reading

We will be reading the story Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.  We will be using this story to learn how to analyze story structure through understanding concepts like cause and effect and reviewing character, setting, and plot.  Please be sure to read through this story with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday.  We will also be learning new vocabulary words found in our stories each week. The students now have a Vocabulary Notebook that they will be writing the words and their definitions in each week. I will remind them to bring the Vocabulary Notebook home with their reading books on Thursdays, so they can use that for studying the words and definitions before the test too.

 

Grammar and Writing

We will be learning more about different kinds of sentences including commands and exclamations and working more on writing.  

 

Spelling

The students will take a pre-test in spelling on Tuesday.  If your child gets 100% on the test on Tuesday, he/she will not have to take the test on Friday.  I will have the students write their words in their planners on the Friday of the previous week, so that you have them in written form for studying. The review words and the challenge words are included each week as a part of the words that the students need to know. Next week’s words are as follows:

 

date    home     wise   fine     safe     smoke     rose     rice     grade     lake     globe     smile

 

life     plane     come     Review Words:  clap     crop     sick    Challenge Words:     sneeze     escape

 

Math

We will be finishing the Section 1 by learning how to add 3 numbers. The students will then be assigned review pages that they can use to study for the test on Friday.  

 

Calendar

9/3 - No School - Labor Day                                             9/14 – Mid-Quarter

9/4 - Beginning of the Year Paperwork Due                9/23 – 3rd-8th Grade Sing in Church & Open House

        Cookie Dough Sales End                                         9/28 – Cookie Dough Pick Up

August 24, 2018
Email

If you could, please send me a quick email so that I'll have you in my list of contacts.

Thanks!

 

August 24, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for a wonderful first full week of school.  Thank you, also, for your patience while I got "up and running" with Sycamore and email.  You can now email me at asalo@stjohnshannibal.org if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Here are some things that will be happening next week.

 

Religion

We will be answering the questions "What is the Bible?"  and "Why is the Bible Important?"

 

Memory

 

I noted in the original packet that I gave you that memory assignments will be included in your child's religion grade.  There has been a change to that, and the students will now have separate grades listed on their report cards for memory and religion.  

 

The memory assignments for next week are as follows:

 

Tuesday 8/28 - " 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.' " Isaiah 43:1b

 

Thursday 8/30 - "Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life' ".   John 6:68

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.  We will be using this story to learn how to analyze story structure through understanding concepts like character, setting, and plot.  Please be sure to read through this story with your child on Thursday to prepare for a test on Friday.  We will also be learning new vocabulary words found in this story, about statements and questions in grammar, and working more on writing.  

 

Spelling

The students will take a pre-test in spelling on Monday.  If your child gets 100% on the test on Monday, he/she will not have to take the test on Friday.  Next week's words written in your child's planner, but they are also as follows:

clap     step     sick     rock     luck     crop     snack     mess     head     shut     miss     stamp     jump     click     pond

     Review Words:  cat     man     can 

     Challenge Words:     bathtub     anthill

 

Math

 

We will be studying fractions of an hour, addition, subtraction, fact families, and unknown addends in math next week.  

 

Calendar

9/3/18 - No School - Labor Day

9/4/18 - Beginning of the Year paper work due

9/23/18 - 3rd-8th Grade sing during church and Open House