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Mrs. Zavattero+March 27,2020+ELD9

ELD9=Rainy Day Hello Third Grade Students (and parents), We made it to Friday while adapting to the new world-norm.Your patience, flexibility and hard-work are all to be commended. Bravo! I’m looking forward to seeing you all this afternoon for our 4:00p Zoom call. It’s a gloomy and rainy day so how about we add a little fun to our call?  Let’s all dress-up like professionals for our meeting. All ge
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See You Soon

Mrs. Zavattero+3.26.20+ELD9 Good Morning  and Happy Thursday Third Grade! Today, Coach Newman has the floor, but before his message begins……a few announcements: Tomorrow @ 11:30a our class will gather together via ZOOM! to share silly jokes 🙂 Please check your email later this afternoon for the session number and invite. Students, remember to bring one joke to share at our class meeting. I’m excited
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Mrs. Zavattero+3.25.20+ELD8

Below is a record of yesterday’s E-learning overview from Mrs. Zavattero that was emailed to families the morning of Wednesday, March 25th. Thank you! Mrs. Zavattero+3.25.20+ELD8=Everyday Life Happy Wednesday Third Grade Families! Fun fact: The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland! Did you know this already? I certainly did not. This silly information popped up on one of the newsfeeds I follow each mornin
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Mrs. Zavattero+3.24.20+ELD7=All Your Friends

Mrs. Zavattero+3.24.20+ELD7=All Your Friends Greetings and Salutations! As we roll into day #7* of E-learning it is becoming increasingly apparent how much we miss the company of our friends. Friends. Are. The. Best. It’s been difficult to go through the day without thinking about our friends, right? Friends make us laugh. Friends listen to us. Friends help when needed. Stop and think of all the classroom activ
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Mrs. Zavattero+3.23.20+ELD6

Mrs. Zavattero+3.23.20+ELD6=Amazing Day Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone! What an unusual and different way to begin the school week without seeing you all in person. Let’s make it the best week ever. How do we do that you ask? By establishing a routine. A routine helps establish order. Order=Organization. And if you’re a student of mine, whether present or past,  you will absolutely know how to ans
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Laetare Sunday

Happy Laetare Sunday, third grade! Today is the fourth Sunday of Lent, which means we are over halfway through Lent! Be sure to log on and watch Mass online since we cannot gather together right now at SFX. As you watch Mass from home, use this handy Bingo board to keep track of what you see at church each week! Church_Bingo
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Mrs. Zavattero+ 3.20.20+ELD5

 Mrs. Zavattero+3.20.20+ELD5=Adventure of a Lifetime Good Morning Everyone! Congratulations on making it through the week. Your hard-work, determination and patience for learning new ways to learn is truly remarkable. For flexibility, you all earn an A+ ! And….a day off from your booklet work. Yes, that’s right. You read-me correctly. Today, set your packets aside, put down your electronics, shut off the
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Mrs. Zavattero+ 3.19.20+ELD4

 Mrs. Zavattero+3.19.20+ELD4=Sky Full of Stars Hello Everyone! I hope this note finds you as well as can be and that each student in 3Z can read this message along with their parent. I’m certain all students are working hard at being the best student and son/daughter they can be while away from our classroom. It sounds as though many are working on packets independently, enjoying some quality time with the fami
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E-Learning, Zavattero, 3-18-2020

Mrs. Zavattero. Day 3 of E-Learning. March 18, 2020   *Remember to keep all completed papers in packet and return to school when we’re back in session.  Put the date/time on the top corner of each page when complete. Day 3 Today you should complete the next 6-7 pages in your packet. Read a book of your choice for 20 + minutes.  Illustrate a scene from your story, including one or two descriptive sentences
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Zavattero E-Learning, 3-17-2020

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day   Hope Day 1 of E-Learning went smoothly for each of you at home.  Hopefully you made some progress on the packet I sent home.  I am expecting the packet to be completed by next Friday, March 27th.   Assignments for Tuesday, March 27th To set a good pace on the packet, students should complete 6-7 pages a day.  You may complete these in any order! Read for 20 minutes, a book
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3rd Grade Blog, 3-6-2020

John Schu This week we had a chance to meet yet another amazing speaker, John Schu. He spoke about….BOOKS!  He pulled the students (and adults) right into several plots and got all the kids excited about reading!  Kids were excited to hear about books they could check out in the library, buy from Scholastic book orders and even look for on the shelves of their classrooms. Several students walked away with signed book
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-28-2020

  Candace Fleming This week we had a chance to meet and hear from author Candace Fleming, thanks to the EPIC Fund. She talked about her book Giant Squid. She walked us through her writing process, all the way from finding a topic that interested her, completing research from reliable sources, writing SEVERAL rough drafts (written and typed), illustrations (from her husband), and finally, a published book. Hopefu
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Towervale Event Coming to SFX

We are thrilled to announce that SFX will play host to an exciting Towervale event here on campus on Tuesday, March 10th. Towervale is an intriguing new book series by Patrick Carman that incorporates reading and video gaming. Carman is a well-respected children’s author and the Towervale event is interactive and promises to entice our most reluctant readers with the fusion of reading and gaming. The series is
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-21-2020

Poetry Pals  The Poetry Pal trip to the Islamic Foundation School was informative and a great learning experience.  The kids had an opportunity to work in their color groups to create a skit based off the poem they wrote together over the last two sessions.  We also got to tour their holy space, mosque, as well as listen to their Imam, religious leader.  Our next Poetry Pals experience will be held at Saint Francis X
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-14-2020

We had such a fun day with our Valentine Celebration!  The kids LOVED looking at all their valentines, learning about St. Valentine, playing games, creating crafts, and spending time with their friends.  Thank you, once again, to our room moms for getting all of our fun treats. Poetry Pals  Our upcoming trip for Poetry Pals is planned for next Wednesday, February 19th.  We will be going to the Islamic Foundation Scho
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3rd Grade Blog, 2-6-2020

  Poetry Pals  Our next trip for Poetry Pals is coming up fast!  On Wednesday, February 19th we will be going to the Islamic Foundation School to learn about our Muslim friends and their faith.  Since the Islamic Foundation School is so far away, Villa Park, we will be joining our new friends for lunch. We are asking all students to pack a nut and PORK free lunch for this trip.  (Example lunch items would includ
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-31-2020

Wow, what an amazing and fun week!  We had a Poetry Pals field trip, talent show, and celebrated Catholic Schools Week! Catholic Schools Week was a blast!  We had so much fun wearing our P.J.’s, fan gear, and crusader colors to school.  On Tuesday we enjoyed completing service projects with our communities. We even had daily raffles and fun surprises as well.  I mean, just check out these smiles! Poetry Pals  On Wedn
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-24-2020

Catholic Schools Week Just a reminder that Catholic Schools Week starts this Sunday!  We invite you all to attend 9:30 Mass with us at SFX on Sunday. Anyone that wears their school uniform to Mass will be presented with a Dress Down Pass when you join us back in our classrooms.  In our classrooms, you and your child will participate in a Scavenger Hunt, allowing them to show off everything they have been doing in the
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3rd Grade Blog, 1-17-2020

Math Facts As you continue to work on memorizing your multiplication facts for speed and accuracy, throw a challenge to your child.  See if your child can turn their multiplication facts around into division facts.  We have been learning about fact families in class.   Winter Weather This week students were able to play in the snow during recess.  Remember to pack snow pants, boots, a coat and gloves for fun in
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3rd Grade, 1-10-2020

We hope that everyone had a joy filled and relaxing break!  Just a reminder, Quarter 2 ends on January 24th. Can you believe we are almost half way through the year already?   Multiplication Facts Congratulations to all the kids that practiced math facts over the break and earned a homework pass!  That extra practice is noticeable as we begin division and multiplying multi-digit numbers. Please find a way to wor
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Intramural Basketball

Thank you to the many parents who have registered their K-3 students for the upcoming season of Intramural Basketball in the St. Joseph Gym. Online registration is now closed. However, parents still interested in late sign ups are invited to email Mike LaRaviere at mlaraviere@gmail.com. While only one spot remains in our K-1 Girls session, we seek additional registrations for our 2nd-3rd Grade Girls program. Boys ses
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3rd Grade Blog, 12-21-19

Follow The Star We wrapped our 2019 up with a beautiful prayer service, Follow the Star.  What a wonderful tradition that reminds us all about the true meaning of this season.   Christmas Math Challenge Over the Christmas break, students may participate in an OPTIONAL Christmas Math Challenge.  We are challenging all third graders to practice their basic math facts for 15 minutes on 12 of the 16 days of break. 
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3rd Grade Blog, December 13th

Christmas Shop The students had a great time shopping for family and friends this week at the SFX Christmas Shop.  We hope you all love the treasures they found, wrapped and placed under the tree! Cookies & Cocoa On Friday our third graders participated in Cookies & Cocoa.  We all gathered with friends and rotated through the three third grade classrooms.  With Mrs. Zavattero students made Reindeer Food. Whil
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3rd Grade Blog, 12-6-19

Advent Prayers Every Monday during the month of December the entire school community gathers in the gym for an Advent Prayer Service at 8:15, right after the first bell.  We enter the gym peacefully and prayerfully.  The entire school sits in a circle around the advent wreath, where we are lead through the service by middle school students.  This is an amazing opportunity to start off the day and week in the right fr
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3rd Grade Blog, 11-22-19

Conferences We are looking forward to meeting with everyone next week during Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We enjoy getting to sit and chat about your child. We can’t wait to tell you all about what we see in the classroom/school setting and share the growth we see in your child.  If you haven’t done so already, please return the Pre-Conference forms. This paper will help us use the time wisely and keep our conversati
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