Highlights - 2014/15

Welcome to the 3rd Grade Class Page!

posted Aug 12, 2015, 8:11 PM by Stephanie Gerlach

 Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful and restful summer!  I'm looking forward to meeting the new 3rd graders and their families in September.  You can find the summer assignments and classroom supply list under "Forms and Docs" in the left-hand column.  See you soon!

Some photos to share....

posted May 29, 2015, 11:47 AM by Stephanie Gerlach

 In Science class, the students have been working in groups to create a visual exhibit of the planets in our Solar System. They also researched important facts about each of the planets and added them to their displays. (By the way, did you know that Pluto is no longer considered a regular planet, but a dwarf planet?) Take a look at some of their completed projects below! 







What's Happening in May...

posted May 4, 2015, 10:44 AM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated May 11, 2015, 11:05 AM ]

 In Science, our class will begin learning more about the sun, the moon's phases, and the planets in our solar system. The students will be working on some fun projects in class to demonstrate what they have learned. They are looking forward to visiting the Science Fair on May 12 to see the projects that the 5th to 8th graders have been working on!.......In Math, we'll be wrapping up our study of multiplication and division and moving on to advanced fractions, graphing, and geometry......In Social Studies, we will be studying our system of government, our rights as American citizens, and important American symbols.....The students are looking forward to Field Day on Thursday, May 21. Students must wear their team colors that day...... Don't forget to purchase your tickets to the Spring Musical, The Wizard of Oz, on May 29 and 30!  Details and order forms can be found in the Family Folder!

April Update

posted Apr 22, 2015, 10:18 AM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 10:40 AM ]

 The students have been making wonderful progress learning the multiplication facts this year! Our class goal is to memorize all the times tables up to 12 by the end of May.  Please encourage your child to practice each night using flashcards, ixl.com, or other online games.....In Social Studies, we've been studying basic economics and budgeting. The students learned how to create a budget that will help them manage their money responsibly - yes, that means saving, not just spending!......In Science, the students have been learning about climate and weather. They made representations of cirrus, stratus, and cumulus clouds using cotton balls. They created a "cloud" in a cup and made it rain!  Take a look at some of their projects below, including the Earth Day art that was completed at home. What a beautiful display!



Mark Your Calendars...

posted Apr 13, 2015, 12:09 PM by Stephanie Gerlach

 It’s hard to believe that there are less than 10 more weeks of school ahead – so much to do, so little time!  Here are a few upcoming events you should be aware of:  Tomorrow, April 14th, Lifetouch Photos will be visiting our school for non-uniform photos.  The Variety Show is this Friday, April 14th.  If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, please do so by Wednesday for a reduced rate. A flyer and order form can be found in the Family Folder. There will be a Clothing Drive this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at 10 am.  As you know, our class trip to the Newark Museum has been scheduled for Friday, May 8th. The students will be attending a workshop to learn more about climate, geology, fossils, and the adaptations of living plants and animals - all important tie-ins to this year's science curriculum.  We'll also be visiting the planetarium to take a "tour" of the planets in our solar system - a great introduction to our next unit in science!

Online Spelling Practice

posted Mar 29, 2015, 12:08 PM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 9:10 AM ]

 Today I introduced students to a fun new way to practice their spelling words on http://www.spellingcity.com/MsGer.  To access this site on your home computer, simply type the web address (or cut and paste it) into your browser.  Scroll down the page to find our latest class spelling list. Click on S-Test to take a practice test, Teach for instruction, or choose from several Games. (Select free games only).  No password is required, and your child's usage will not be monitored.  As this is an optional activity, regular spelling homework will still be given. Encourage your child to check the site whenever new spelling words are given for more opportunities to play and learn!

Some reminders.....

posted Mar 21, 2015, 11:31 AM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 6:54 AM ]

 Report cards will be given out on Tuesday, March 24th, after the HSA 
meeting that starts at 7 pm. Hope to see you there! School is closed on Friday, March 27th for Teacher's Retreat Day.  During Holy Week, there will be morning prayers with parents on Tuesday, March 31st at 8:15 am.  Wednesday, April 1st, is a 12:30 dismissal day with no aftercare, followed by Easter vacation.  School will reopen on Monday, April 13th.  Click on View More to take a look at projects we've been doing this month!




More March News....

posted Mar 12, 2015, 2:06 PM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 2:07 PM ]

 Monday, March 16th will be a Dress Down for Donation Day supporting the American Heart Association.  The Student Council is hosting a Raffle from March 16 to March 20. Tickets will be sold (5 for $1) during the lunch periods.

  Also, don't forget your Jump for Heart/Hoop for Heart donations. Jump/Hoops for Heart will take place next week during gym classes. You can see Mr. Parillo's page for additional information. If we reach our school goal of $1500, the American Heart Association will make a donation  back to the school for gym equipment.

Coming up in March....

posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:05 PM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:22 AM ]

 St. Leo's Fish 'N Chips dinner will be held on March 12th @ 5:30 pm, so don't forget to order your tickets in advance! See the family folder for a reservation form and details.

February Happenings

posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 12:51 PM ]

 It will be a short but very busy month, so here are some important dates to mark on your calendar!  2/6: Early Dismissal Day. Math-a-thon permission slips are due!  2/10: Archbishop Hebda's Visit and Mass.  2/11: 3rd Grade Valentine's Day Party, Dignitary Brunch and Wax Museum.  2/12: Jump for Heart Assembly and Patriotic Assembly. Wear red, white, and blue; it's a dress down day! 2/13: No School (Professional Day). 2/16 & 2/17: No School (President's Day Holiday).  2/18: Ash Wednesday.  2/20: Family Pasta Night.  2/19: Bake Sale/Dress Down Day for St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Click on  "View More" to take a look at some "Crazy Hat Day" pics! (Sorry I wasn't able to get everyone!)




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