Teacher's Name: Mrs. Kathleen Buckley

Grade/Subject:   Third Grade 

Contact:  kbuckley@stjohnskenmore.com

                                                                                                                                           

Dear Families,

    Merry Christmas! December is a short but activity packed month. We will be celebrating the season of Advent until January. We will have a holiday party in our class, please look for a sign up genius coming soon for all the information you will need for our celebration. Our class is making serious progress in our multiplication facts. Students are spending the month of December building our skills focused on how multiplication works. We are practicing our facts to build fluency. Your child will take a timed test for each fact to practice their fluency. Please continue to spend 5 minutes per day practicing these facts. Our reading blocks continue to focus on crucial close reading skills and examining the details and themes of a variety of text. In science we are learning more about our rocks and minerals than ever before! We will begin a STREAM kit soon looking closely at specific rocks and minerals. Our social studies units are liking beautifully with our Reading and Language Arts themes building the themes on one another. 

     If your child has an upcoming birthday just a reminder to send in a note to schedule the day to bring in the item. Our afternoons are usually spent at a special so some days work better than others. Thank you for your consideration and support of our nut free room. 

    Finally, I wish you all a wonderful, blessed, and memorable Christmas. May the Lord bless each and every one of you this Advent season. 

     Merry Christmas, 

         -Mrs. Buckley

*** !IMPORTANT DATES! ***

* EARLY DISMISSAL, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

* MASS 12/8 

* REPORT CARDS GO HOME 12/8

 BOOK ORDER DUE 12-12

(LAST ORDER BEFORE CHRISTMAS)

**CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN CHURCH 12/12**

*HOME SCHOOL MEETING 12/14

*CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS PARTY 12/21*

* PRAYER SERVICE 12/22 EARLY DISMISSAL**

*** CHRISTMAS BREAK 12/23-1/1/18**

CLASSES RESUME ON 1/2/18

The following is the weekly listing of our specials:

Monday:  Gym--please be sure your child to pack gym clothes.

Tuesday:  Library--please be sure your child returns borrowed library books.

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Music--please remind your child to bring his/her book and recorder.

Friday:  Computers