3-2/Mrs. Caitlin Gernon

Welcome to Mrs. Gernon's Third Grade! 

"Teachers Who Love Teaching, Teach Children to Love Learning."
-Robert John Meehan

*Our classroom has been transformed into a magical gallery of student work and it looks incredible!*

Announcements:
                              

Thursday, June 8 - Chapter 11 Math Test on Area and Perimeter
                            Patriot Concert at 1:00pm.  Fourth and fifth graders will present                             "America Through Songs."

Friday, June 9 - Unit 4 Science Test on Food Chains

Here's what's happening in our classroom:


ELA: 

Our essential question for the week is "How do teams work together?" We will be reading expository texts, which are stories that include facts about people, places or events as well as include many text features such as photos, captions or charts. Additionally, we will be working on the comprehension strategy of "ask and answer questions."  Asking questions before reading a text can help readers focus their thoughts on what they are about to read.  This strategy can also monitor ones comprehension by asking and answering questions about what they are reading.  We will also continue discussing the author's point of view in the stories we read as well as using sentence clues to figure out the meaning of words.  The spelling words this week focus on words with the vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel pattern, like in the word napkin.  Students will be also be studying pronoun-verb agreement.    
  

 Math:

We will have the Chapter 11 math test on Perimeter and Area Thursday, June 8.

We will quickly begin Chapter 12 on Three-Dimensional Shapes and Geometric Patterns. 

The Lessons include:

*Identify Solid Shapes
*Model Solid Shapes
*Combine Solid Shapes
*Identify Relationships among solid shapes by looking at different views and faces.
*Identify and describe patterns made with shapes
*Identify a pattern unit or a rule and apply either t.o make a pattern.
*Solve problems by using the strategy find a pattern.

Science:

The Chapter 4 Science Test on  Food Chains will be Friday, June 9.


It will cover...

What is a food chain?
What are some food chains?
How do environmental changes affect living things?

Religion: Chapter 9 - The Church Teaches Us 

In this chapter, the students will learn more about the Church and the ways in which the Church teaches us. 

The children will learn:  
   
*The Church is the Body of Christ and the people of God
*We profess our faith through the Apostles' Creed
*The Holy Spirit guides the Church
*The Church continues to teach the true message of Jesus

Social Studies: Chapter 5 - Community Environments

Students will learn that communities have different physical environments.  People adapt to their environment and they change it to meet their needs.  They will also learn that location and natural resources help communities grow.