ABOUT ME

Hi. My name is MaryAnne Santora and I am very excited to be the third grade teacher this year. I am looking forward to working with your children and helping them grow spiritually and academically. I have been a teacher in the Archdiocese for 20 years and have taught many grade levels. I am very excited to be working with your children this year.
 

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March 13th

Homework for Wednesday, March 11th: Readworks article on Google Classroom. You can access Google Classroom by logging into school email (firstinitiallastname25@saintstephenschool.org). If you are prompted to change your password, please make sure you write it down and bring it to class. 
 
Friday: Spelling test: List 4 and previous words

Week of February 3rd

Math: module assessment: Wednesday, Feb. 5th
Spelling test: List 1 quiz on Friday, Feb 7th 
Religion: Chapter 16 quiz, Friday, Feb. 7th 
We will be celebrating Black History Month in class. If your child has a book to share, please encourage them to bring it in. 

Week of Jan. 21st

No homework sheet this week. Independent reading each night.
Review for Religion midterm (Friday, Jan. 24th) 
Field Trip on Wednesday. Pizza will be served for both class, some may want to bring lunch. 

Religion midterm: Friday, February 24th
Please review over the long weekend. All review sheets and books should be in school everyday as we will review in class. 
 
Catholic Schools Week: Week of January 27th
Each class will be performing a song/skit/dance about SSH on Friday, Jan. 31st. 3rd grade will perform a song from the movie, Grease. We will need each student to dress the part. Girls will need to wear a plain pink shirt and black pants. Boys will need a plain white shirt and blue jeans. In addition, if you would like to start shopping, there will also be a crazy hat and sock day during that week. 

Religion midterm: January 24th

Review sheet distributed today. Please keep in folders, do not take out. We will reference the sheet in class. Practice tests will be given in class. 

Back into the swing of things!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a fun and restful holiday! 
Here are some announcements for the week of January 6th: 
  • Math: Module 3: Mid-Module test on Friday, students must know times tables 1-11. This week there will be timed and untimed "sprints." 
  • Spelling test: List 3/Base words and endings test: Friday, Jan 10th 
  • MAP testing will take place this week and next week. 
  • Archdiocese Religion midterm: date TBD, review sheet will be sent home soon.

Multiplication Facts/Fluency

Students must know the 1-12 times tables when we return from Christmas break. There will be quizzes (timed and untimed) and students should be able to answer problems with the "snap of a finger." Students have their Zearn account and there are many fun games/websites/apps on the Internet. Flashcards are also helpful. 
 
Here are a few: 
 
Apps: 
3rd Grade Math Games
Sushi Monster app 
Monster Math 

Updates

Scholastic Book Order due Friday, Dec 6th
Class Code: H6DH8
Please let me know if the books are gifts and I will make sure to get them to you as soon as they are delivered. 
 
Students need headphones for Chromebooks. Please makes sure they are not the earbuds to the newer Iphones; they will not fit in the Chromebooks. 
 
If your child has a birthday and would like to send in cupcakes, please let us know about a week in advanced. Sometimes there are multiple birthdays on the same day or weekends and we want to make sure each child has a proper celebration. Celebrations usually take place at lunch. 
 
Students should start using Zearn for at least 30 minutes a week at home. Your child's username and password is in their black homework folder. 

RG19_SpellingList_G3

Today students were given a sheet with 4 word lists. These words will be used for upcoming spelling quizzes. The schedule for the quizzes is also on the sheet. Students should know how to spell each word and use it correctly in a sentence. Students may be asked to spell other words that follow the same pattern. 

Update

Math-Mid-Module test on Thursday, review sheets given in class Monday-Wednesday
 
Giving Thanks Lunch on Tuesday: we are asking for a suggested donation of $5 (or more) to support Cabrini Immigrant Services. Donations (check or cash) will be collected on November 19th. 

Classroom Requests

Students need headphones for their Chromebooks. The headphones will be kept in the classroom. Please do not send expensive headphones/earbuds. 
 
We are also in need of extra snacks. If you would like to donate to third grade, please send in individual packages of "healthy" snacks. Thank you!