Welcome Mrs. Bloss' Third grade Classroom!

Embrace God's Universe


Happy Advent! Our SJA celebration of Advent got off to a fabulous start with our Jingle Bell Beach Play and Song fest. Thank you for your support. As “Electrons” we did light up the show! Religion lessons will focus on the season of Advent and the gift of Incarnation. We will be writing a script of the Nativity story to perform for ourselves and potentially our prayer partners. Math will be refining and deepening our subtraction skills and the ability to decode word problems. Social Studies has taken us back to geography and the study of landforms. Reading logs continue to amaze me. Several have their eye on the prize for our literary breadkfast in January. Our writing skills will focus on the power of persuasion and distinguishing fact and opinion. We will jump around in our the sequence of stories in Journeys during our second report period which begins 12/4. Please note page numbers more that story titles for Spelling and Grammar lessons. 

 

Thank you for your continued support of purchasing Grocery Gift Cards. It supports the use of technology throughout our school!

 

 

 

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Third grade is full of adventures! It is a time of tremendous  growth and memorable  milestones! This is the year we will develop  our cursive penmanship, master  the times  tables, become more proficient  writers, readers, grow closer to the Lord…and  so much more!

Email for Mrs. Ann Bloss

a.bloss@stjoansk-8.org


Please check  your child’s backpack for the Brown Envelope on Wednesdays and look for test folders on most Fridays.

 

Specials schedule for 3B

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: Spanish / Health for First Trimester

Thursday: Computers

Friday: Art / MediaCenter

Lunch will be the second session for grades 3-5 12:00 noon til 12:40

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Here are a few websites we may use in the classroom and you might enjoy at home; just click on the links below:

This first one is for our new Reading Series Journeys

http://www-K6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/interactiveadventures/tomb-unknown-mummy/

http://www.virtual-egypt.com/

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/tanagram-game/

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/

http://jmathpage.com/topics/jmphead3rdgrade.html

http://www.spellingcity.com/kmchale/

www.seussville.com

http://www.mathgametime.com/subject/time-and-money

www.mathfactcafe.com/view/F/3

www. funbrain.com

www.pbs.org/kids/

www.storylineonline.net

http://www.multiplication.com/

www.eduplace.com –  is our math text publisher /choose NJ /choose math /choose ebooks /choose leveled practice/


I believe all children can achieve!  The teacher’s role is to find and develop the best environment for the student’s achievement. The best classrooms have an eclectic approach that responds to the individual and the group.  The teacher is to inspire a love of learning and be a catalyst to discovering independent, life-long learning.  The teacher has a responsibility to help instill values and virtues of respect, perseverance, and kindness.  The classroom teacher has a partnership with the family and whole school community to promote the healthy development of the student’s mind, spirit, body and intellect.  I am honored to be called teacher.  – Ann Bloss

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.” 

(Julian of Norwich )


 


 

WOW! Thank you for your generous gift card donations for family to family. 3B was able to donate $360 + in gift cards to AMC, Walmart, Target, Shop Rite…. Kids were proud! 

Be a Christmas Elf – help mom tonight around the house!

Week of 12/18

There will be no spelling list this week. There will be very little homework unless class work is not finished.

ILA – we will have a test on Technology wins the game, but it will be open book and with a partner. I suggests students reread the story over the weekend and Monday night.