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Mrs. Sally Caulfield, Third Grade

Hello! My name is Sally Caulfield. I'm a third grade teacher and this is my 14th year at SJF. I am a proud mother of two former Falcons, Jake and Ryan. My husband, Andy, is also a former Falcon and we have been married for 31 years. I love to walk, read and practice yoga.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year that is going to be new and like no other!

Good Bye!

Posted on Jun 10, 2021

Dear Parents,

          I can’t believe we are at the end of the school year that was like no other!  We experienced so many “firsts” this year. I truly believe the children will not forget all that we went through and accomplished. I am so proud of each and every one of my students. I hope you have a wonderful summer and can make many fun memories. Thank you for being caring and supportive parents! God bless all of you!

XOXO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for June 1-4

Posted on May 31, 2021

The Week at a Glance for June 1-4

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends. I am so glad the weather cooperated! I can’t believe I only have two weeks left with your child! The year was certainly like no other, but it went so fast! Our schedule is still going to be busy.

Reading – We will be reading the novel I Survived the Great Chicago Fire. The last AR will be due on Friday. All library books will be due by Friday!

Math – We will be taking our test on measurement Tuesday. We will also have the last timed test. We will begin the chapter on 2 dimensional shapes.

Social Studies – The students will have a fun project this week. They will also complete the project presentations.

Religion – A quiz will be given on The Act of Contrition. We have mass on Tuesday.

 

*Special Notes*

Please turn in the hot dog lunch forms.

The last day to purchase rainbow cone is Tuesday, June 1st.

 

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The Week at a Glance for May 24-28

Posted on May 23, 2021

The Week at a Glance for May 24-27

Hello! What a lovely weekend! I know many of you had outdoor activities and we had the perfect weather for everything.  This is what we will be doing this week…

Spelling – The words have –le, -al, -el, and –er endings. The test will be Friday.

Reading – The story is called Compay Mono and  Comay Jicotea. This is a folktale and the students will find the moral or lesson learned. The open book test will be on Friday.

English – We are continuing our work with pronouns and reviewing the year.

Math – We will focus on measuring with a ruler, measuring liquids and mass.

Social Studies – We are working on our Chicago unit. The project is due on Thursday. The students have had the directions since Tuesday, May 18th. We have also gone over the expectations several times.

*Special Notes*

*We will have the Breast Cancer Walk on Friday.

*Don’t forget to order Rainbow Cone for June 3rd.

Thanks for all of your support! You are amazing parents!

Xo Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for May 17-21

Posted on May 16, 2021

The Week at a Glance for May 17-21

Hello! I hope everyone had a marvelous weekend and enjoyed some sunshine! We are going to be busy this week.

Spelling – Our words will have double consonants and the test will be Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Cinder Al and the Stinky Footwear. We are going to have fun with this fairy tale. An AR will be due by Friday.

Math – We will continue working on time and elapsed time. I am so proud of the students and the improvement they have made with time. We will have a quiz mid-week and then we will move on to measurement.

English – We ae working with pronouns. The students will work on a creative writing piece that will be completed in class. The will also be presenting chapter 11 in Stone Fox. I can’t wait to hear the new chapter that they wrote!

Social Studies - Chicago – The project for our Chicago unit will be handed out on Tuesday. This project will be due on Thursday, May 27th.

*Special Notes*

We will have I-Ready testing for math on Tuesday morning. Please make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and has eaten a good breakfast. Thank you for your assistance with this!

Have a wonderful week!

XO  Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for May 10-14

Posted on May 09, 2021

The Week at a Glance for 10-14

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing mothers!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

I would also like to thank you for the gift card and all of the other generous and thoughtful gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week. You are so sweet!!

This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – Our words will have vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel patterns.

Reading- Tell a Tale is the new theme for the next three stories. Our story this week is called When the Giant Stirred. We will focus on compare/contrast and figurative language. An AR must be completed by Friday.

English – We are doing more pronoun work. We were unable to complete our novel last week due to student absences. We will finish the novel and the students will have an in class creative writing project.

Math – We are finishing chapter 9 and we will begin chapter 10. We will work on time, length, volume and mass.

Social Studies – The students will create a timeline with the information they learn about the history of Chicago.

*Book orders are due Saturday, May 15th

Have a fantastic week!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for May 3-7

Posted on May 02, 2021

The Week at a Glance for May 3-7

Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. God Bless all of the children that made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. I can’t believe we are starting the first week of May!

This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – Our words have the –s and –j sound. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called It’s Our Garden. This is the final story with the theme Farm to Table. This story may inspire many children to plant gardens this spring! An AR and I-Ready must be completed by Friday morning.

English – We will wrap up our work with adverbs and move on to pronouns. We will complete our novel Stone Fox this week. The students will complete a creative writing project following the novel.

Math – We are working on comparing fractions. The students will be comparing 3 fractions.

Social Studies – We will be starting our unit on Chicago! This is a fun unit and the children will find out so much history about our great city.

*Notes *

*Please send in a photo of your child and Mom by Monday.

*The last book orders will be sent home on Friday. It is time to purchase books for summer

reading!

Thanks for being such great parents!!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for April 26-30

Posted on Apr 25, 2021

The Week at a Glance for April 26-30

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s is hard to believe this is the last week in April. Please keep all of the second grade students, and their families, in your prayers as they make their First Holy Communion this Saturday.

This is what we will be doing in Room 219…

Spelling – Our words will end with –ough and –augh.

Reading – Our story is called How Do You Raise a Raisin? We are going to focus on figurative language, context clues, text and graphic features. The open book test will be on Friday.

English – We are continuing our work with adverbs.

Math – We are in chapter 10 – comparing fractions.

Science – Our chapter 10 test will be on Wednesday. Please practice writing out the answers to the study guide questions.

Religion – A quiz will be given on the prayer Glory Be.

Have a great week. According to the weatherman, we are going to get a taste of summer on Tuesday!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for April 19-23

Posted on Apr 18, 2021

The Week at a Glance for April 19-23

Hello! I hope you had a nice weekend. This is what you can expect this week in Room 219...

Spelling – Our words will have the suffixes –ful, -ly, -er. The students will learn the root words and the test will be on Friday.

Reading – We are going to begin a new theme in Reading called From Farm to Table. Our first story is called  How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? This might make lunches a little bit different this week! We will focus on text structure and cause/effect connections from the story. An AR is due by Friday.

English – We will continue our work with adverbs. We will also work on a creative writing project that will go along with Early Day, which is April 22nd.

Math – We will complete our math chapter on fractions. The review and test will be given this week.

Science – We have been learning about the states of water and matter. This week we will focus on mixtures and solutions. The study guide will be completed in class and the test will be next week.

Religion – We will have mass on Tuesday.

Have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for April 12-16

Posted on Apr 12, 2021

The Week at a Glance for April 12-16

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a marvelous break! I have a feeling I might have a class of tired students, so we will be easing back into our normal routine.

This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – The words will have a final y, drop and change to i. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Edison’s Best Invention. The genre of this story is an opinion story. We will focus on first person pronouns. An AR must be completed by Friday.

English – We will review and move on to adverbs.

Math – We will review fractions and continue our work in chapter 8. A timed quiz will be given on multiplication facts.

Science – We will begin chapter 10 and learn more about the states of matter.

I really missed the students and can’t wait to hear all about their spring break adventures! Have a nice week.

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for March 29 - April 1

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

The Week at a Glance for March 29 – April 1

Hello! I can’t believe it is already Holy Week. This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – We are going to work on fun Easter themed spelling words.

Reading – We will read the story A Bumpy Ride. This is an informational text and we will work on chronological order.

English – We will work on a poem and create a craft to go with the poem.

Math – We are continuing our work with fractions.

Science – We have completed chapter 9 – Matter. The study guide was completed last Thursday and our test will be on Wednesday.

Religion – We will complete our Stations of the Cross booklet and our Holy week Prayer Service will be at 10:15 on Wednesday. Mrs. Nash has shared the link, feel free to join us!

The students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Thursday.

I hope you have a wonderful Spring Break! It is a good time to slow down and enjoy all of our blessings!

XOXO Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for March 22-26

Posted on Mar 21, 2021

The Week at a Glance for March 22-26

Happy Spring! I hope you were able to get outside to enjoy the marvelous weather! This is our last full week before Holy Week and we will be busy.

Spelling – Our words will have prefixes and suffixes. The students will be tested on Friday.

Reading – This week’s story is titled Rosie Revere Engineer and the genre is narrative poetry. We will work on informational text and the students will complete a character analysis. The open book test will be on Friday. An AR must be completed by Friday morning.

English – We are comparing with adjectives and we will write a diamante poem.

Math – We are completing the test on area and perimeter. We will begin fractions on Tuesday. Our timed quiz will be 0-7.

Science – We have learned all about tools that are used to measure matter. Our final lesson will be on solid, liquid, and gas. The study guide will be sent home on Friday and the test will be next week.

Religion – The children should be working on their Lenten Journey chart.

*Special Notes*

*Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes!! J

*Don’t forget to send in your donations, on Monday, for Pro Labore Dei.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for March 15-19

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

The Week at a Glance for March 15-19

Hello! The weather didn’t cooperate for the day off, but I still hope you had a nice weekend. This is what you can expect this week…

Spelling – Our words will have the –ed and –ing endings. The test, for these words, will be on Friday.

Reading –The story we will be reading this week is a biography called Timeless Thomas. We will work on timelines this week. The open book test will be Friday.

English – We are continuing our work with adjectives. We will practice our paragraph writing when given a topic.

Math – The students will complete the chapter on area and perimeter. The test will be at the end of this week.

Science – We will be going back to science.  The students will understand the terms matter, mass, and volume.

Religion – We will have mass on Tuesday. The quiz on Hail Mary will be on Thursday.

*Special Notes*

Wear a touch of green on Wednesday for St. Patrick’s Day.

Wear a touch of red on Friday for St. Joseph’s Day.

Report cards will go home on Tuesday. I am so proud of the growth I have seen in every one of my students! Way to Go Boys & Girls!!

Have a wonderful week!  

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for March 8-12

Posted on Mar 07, 2021

The Week at a Glance for March 8-12

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the nice weather. This is what to expect in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – Our words will have the oo sound. Our test will be on Friday.

Reading –The story we are going to read this week is called The Storyteller’s Candle. The genre of this story is historical fiction. The students will us e context clues to interpret the meaning of Spanish words. The open book test will be on Friday. An AR quiz must be completed by Friday morning.

English – We will work with adjectives that compare.

Math – We will continue our work with area and perimeter. A timed quiz will be given on 6-7.

Geography – The students received their study guide last Wednesday and the test will be on Tuesday.

I can’t believe we will be starting Third Trimester this week. I am so proud of my students and the growth they have shown! Have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

*Notes*

1. Book orders are due by Friday, March 12. Order online, or send your order to school with cash or a check.

2. The students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday due to the optional Parent-Teacher Conferences.

3. The students may dress in CPD apparel or in Blue clothing to support our amazing Chicago Police Officers. Don’t forget to send in your donation to support Get Behind The Vest.

4. The students will NOT have school on Monday, March 15th.

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The week at a Glance for March 1-5

Posted on Feb 28, 2021

The Week at a Glance for March 1-5

It is so hard to believe the first of March is this week! Our second trimester will be ending on March10th. This is what to expect in Room 219 this week.

Spelling – Our words are irregular plural words. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – The story this week is called Energy Island. This is a narrative nonfiction story and we will focus on point of view, text features and making inferences. The open book test will be on Friday. An AR must be completed by Friday morning.

English – We have been working on adjectives.  We are going to review articles and adjectives that compare.

Math – We ae going to jump ahead to chapter 11 Perimeter and Area. We feel it is important for the children to become familiar with geometry before the standardized testing takes place in April. The students will still take timed tests on their multiplication facts. I have seen a tremendous increase in fact accuracy!

Geography – We will be completing our unit on Geography. A quiz on continents, oceans and directions will be on Wednesday. The final test will be on Friday.

Religion – The students will learn the story of St. Patrick and we will be completing an in class writing project. We have mass on Tuesday at 9:30.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the nice weather!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for February 22-26

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

The week at a glance for February 22-26

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and I am praying for very little snow! This is what we are going to be doing in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – The words this week are compound words and abbreviations.

Reading – Our story is called Growing Table and the genre is a biography. The open book test will be on Friday. An AR must be completed by Friday. Please encourage your child to read their book over the weekend and complete the AR at the beginning of the week.

English – We will work on adjectives. We are also going to practice writing narrative papers. This is something that the students must complete during the Aspire testing.

Math – We will have a timed test on 0-5 multiplication facts. We will complete chapter 7 and the test will be at the end of this week.

Geography – We will focus on spelling the continents and oceans correctly. We will also work on the cardinal directions. The students will have to identify the continents and oceans and spell them correctly on a test.

Religion – We are going to focus on our Lenten promises. Please pray for the second graders as they make their First Reconciliation this week.

Have a wonderful week! The weather is supposed to be over 32 degrees, so we  are going to head outside for fresh air.

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The week at a Glance for February 17-19

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Hello! I hope everyone had a fun snow day! I know I am ready for spring and the warmer days that are coming this weekend! Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and all the extra wonderful treats! You are so thoughtful!  Our week is going to look very different. We are going to focus on math, geography, informational text in reading, and making our Lenten project. We will not have reading or spelling tests this week. The students MUST have an AR done in reading by Friday morning.

Take care and stay warm. I feel so blessed having all of you in my life. XO

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The Week at a Glance for February 8-11

Posted on Feb 07, 2021

The Week at a Glance for February 8-12

Hello! I hope you are staying warm on this cold Super Bowl Sunday! This is what you can expect during our short upcoming week…

Spelling – Our words have vowels r, with a focus on ear, air, and are. The test will be on Thursday.

Reading – Our nonfiction story will be the last story in the theme animal behaviors. The open book test will be on Thursday.  An AR test will also have to be completed by Thursday this week!

English – We will begin our unit on adjectives.

Math – Chapter 7 is a good review. A timed quiz will be on 4 & 5 this week.

Geography – We will continue our work on continents, oceans and hemispheres.

Religion – The prayer we are going to work on this week is the prayer before meals.

*Notes*

The students will be taking the Math I-Ready test on Wednesday morning. Please make sure your child is well-rested and has eaten a good breakfast.

The students will not have school on Friday, February 12, or Monday, February 15th. Enjoy your four day weekend!!

Have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for February 2-5

Posted on Feb 01, 2021

 The Week at a Glance for February 2-5

I hope everyone stayed warm and safe during this snowy period in Chicago! The students were just telling me how much they love the snow, well they have plenty now! Today is the start of Catholic Schools Week and we have many fun activities planned. ! I hope you were able to take a lovely virtual tour of our school!  This is what to expect this week.

Spelling – Our words will have the vowel and r sound.

Reading – The story is called Octopus Escapes Again! We will focus on using adjectives that compare and reading fluently. The open book test will be on Friday. An AR test must be completed by Friday morning.

English – We will be working on a creative writing paper in class.

Math – We have completed chapter 6 on division. We will review the chapter and the test will be this week.

Social Studies – We are working on our geography unit. We will focus on the oceans and continents this week.

Thank you for sending your children to SJF! Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

Don’t forget to check out the online book fair! A form was in your child’s Friday Folder.

Xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for January 25-29

Posted on Jan 24, 2021

The Week at a Glance for January 25-29

Hello! Our first week back was absolutely delightful! We are so happy to be learning in our classroom. This is what to expect in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – Our words will have a vowel and “r” sound. The test will be this Friday.

Reading – The genre of the reading story is narrative nonfiction and fantasy. The story is called This is Your Life Cycle. The open book test will be on Friday. The students should be able to write their answers in a complete sentence. An AR test must be taken by Friday morning. The students can request books from Mrs. Keller at any time by sending her an email.

English – We are reviewing verbs.

Science – The students will complete the animal presentations this week. They have been doing an amazing job showing us what they have learned!

Math – We are continuing our work with division and fact families. Please make sure your child is practicing their facts. We will be finishing this chapter by the end of this week.

Religion – We are working on our prayer book.

I hope you have a nice week and there isn’t too much snow to shovel! Be safe and thank you for being such wonderful parents!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for January 19 - 22

Posted on Jan 18, 2021

The Week at a Glance for January 19 – 22

Hello! I can’t wait to be back in the classroom this week! I was very proud of the children and how they handled remote learning, even when there were technical difficulties! Please have your child bring in their diorama on Wednesday because their backpacks are going to be full and heavy on Tuesday. Their   Ipads should be charged and returned with the charger on Tuesday.

This is what we are going to be doing in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – The words are contractions. The students will learn the 2 words that make up the contractions. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Brothers at Bat. The genre of the story is narrative nonfiction and the skill we are going to focus on is sequencing. An AR must be completed by Friday morning. Try to complete the quiz on Monday of this week!

English – We are going to review verbs and work on a creative writing project in class.

Math – We have been working on division in math. Continue to practice math facts. The quiz for this chapter will be at the end of this week.

Science – The animal project is due on Wednesday. Feel free to email me the final paragraph and I can print it if you do not have access to a printer. We are going to assemble the paper part of this project in class. Please don’t have your child bring in the diorama on Tuesday. Their backpacks are going to be very heavy and I am worried about their ability to carry everything and I don’t want them to get hurt. The children should have the index cards completed for the oral part of their presentation. We are going to have so much fun learning about all of these animals!

Religion – We will be working on a prayer booklet.

 

Thank YOU for all of your assistance during our remote learning time! I appreciate all of your support and patience. Don’t forget that your child should be in gym uniform and pack a lunch for Tuesday!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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Remote Learning Schedule for Jan. 6-15

Posted on Jan 05, 2021

Hello and Happy New Year! I know your holidays were probably different from other years, but I hope you stayed healthy and were still able to make wonderful memories! This schedule is in your child’s Remote Learning Folder. It is important that the students have this folder (leave the papers in the folder), pencils, markers, their charged IPad (or the IPad should be plugged in). On Wednesday, January 6, we will meet on Goggle Meets at 9AM. The children should have their favorite gift that they can share and show. Attendance will be taken during our remote learning time. I can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday morning!

 

Third Grade Remote Schedule 

Happy New Year!! 

Wednesday -  01/06/2021 

9 a.m. - Grab your hot chocolate and your favorite Christmas gift and meet on Google Meets.  

Plan on being on Google Meets with your homeroom until approximately 11:00 – remember Wednesdays are a shortened day. 

Be sure to do iReady Math and Reading in the afternoon for at least 20 minutes each.  (This is part of our school day). 

 

Thursday, Friday and Week of 1/11 – 1/15/2021 

8:30 – 8:50 – iReady Math (Tues/Thurs) and Reading (Mon/Wed)  You choose on Friday 

9:00 – Meet with your class on Google Meets 

9:00 – 11:00 – Morning Classes 

11:00-12:00 – Lunch Break 

12:00 – 1:30 – Afternoon Classes 

1:50 - Specials 

 

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The Week at a Glance for December 14-18

Posted on Dec 13, 2020

The Week at a Glance for December 14-18

Hello! I can’t believe this is our third week of Advent and Christmas is next week! It has been so wonderful being in the classroom with the students. The remote work, for January 6-19, will be sent home with the children before Christmas vacation.  This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – Our words will have –oi and –oy. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our realistic fiction story is called Soccer Shootout. We will work on literary elements of a story and the theme. Our open book test will be on Friday with a focus on writing their answers in complete sentences. An AR test must be completed every week by Friday morning.

English – We are continuing our work with verbs.

Math – We will begin chapter 5.  In this chapter we will look at patterns as we multiply.  It is very important that the children go on Reflex, twice a week, to help learn their facts. The students will have a 2 minute timed test on their facts. This will help with speed and accuracy.

Science - A study guide for chapter 3 will be filled out in class on Monday. The test will be on Friday. Please help your child review for the test every day. It is extremely important to practice the writing portion of the study guide. The students need to make sure that they are writing their thoughts in complete sentences on paper.

Religion – Please light the third candle. This candle is pink and stands for Joy.  This is a good reminder to find the Joy in our lives, even though we are not living our normal lives.

*Notes*

Thursday will be an all school Polar Express Day. Everyone can come to school in their pajamas!

Have a wonderful week!

Xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for December 7-11

Posted on Dec 06, 2020

The Week at a Glance for December 7-11

Hello. I hope you had a nice weekend and find yourself getting into the Christmas spirit as we begin our second week of Advent. Last week, I gave the children a hand to help guide them when they are saying prayers. Each finger helps the children pray for different people in their lives. Please keep Beau Dowling in your prayers and your heart as he heads into surgery on Monday morning.

This is what to expect this week in room 219…

Spelling – The words this week have the –aw sound.  The test will be on Thursday.

Reading – Our story is called Two Bear Cubs. The genre of this story is a play based on a Native American myth.  We have been having so much fun acting out the various parts the past few weeks! Don’t forget that an Accelerated Reading test must be completed by Friday morning. The book should be at a 2.8 or higher.

English – We are working on verb tenses. We will also continue our creative writing project.

Math – We will complete chapter 4 this week. I hope to begin the test on Friday. The students need to continue practicing their facts!

Science – We will learn all about the different ecosystems.

Religion – Don’t forget to light the second candle and continue to work on Do Advent!

*Notes*

The students may wear an ugly Christmas sweater on Friday if they bring in at least $1. All of the money will go to Pro Labore Dei.

 

Thank you for being the best parents. I love being your child’s teacher! Have a nice week.

Xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

 

 

The Week at a Glance for November 30 - December 4

Posted on Nov 29, 2020

Hello! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, even though it was different from others. It was a nice time to reflect on all of the good we have in our lives. I am so happy that we will be in school as we begin the Advent season together!

 This is what you can expect this week…

Spelling – We will work on words that have –ou and –ow. Our test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Gigi and he Wishing Ring. The genre is a drama. The students will work on fluency while reading. Our open book test will be on Friday. PLEASE remind your child that an Accelerated Reading test must be taken between Monday and Friday morning .

English – We will begin working with verbs. The students will also complete a creative writing project this week.

Math – We will complete our work with the Distributive property.  The mid-chapter quiz will be on Wednesday.

Science – We will begin chapter 3 which is about food chains.

Religion – We will work on an Advent project this week.

Thank you for being such wonderful and supportive parents. I loved having the opportunity to talk with you last week. I care for your children and I am so proud of their growth in the first trimester!

Have a great week!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at Glance for November 23-24

Posted on Nov 22, 2020

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Dear Third Grade Families,

As you have heard from Mrs. Nash, Monday and Tuesday will be remote learning days for St. John Fisher School. I look forward to speaking with you at conferences and appreciate this time to make sure we are all healthy and safe. The following assignments must be completed to fulfill the requirements for our remote learning days:

Monday

  1. 30 minutes of Math I-Ready
  2. 30 minutes of Reading I-Ready
  3. Reflex until you reach green light
  4. Thanksgiving math pages 1-2
  5. Read independently for 20 minutes
  6. Read from the One and Only Ivan

 

Tuesday

  1. 30 minutes of Math I-Ready
  2. 30 minutes of Reading I-Ready
  3. Reflex until you reach green light
  4. Thanksgiving math pages 3-4
  5. Read independently for 20 minutes
  6. Read from the One and Only Ivan (stop at page 180)

 

  • An Accelerated Reading test must be completed between

November 30 –December 4th. An information sheet is attached.

 

  • We will not have face to face meetings on these two days.

Although your Thanksgiving may look different this year, I wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays! I am truly so grateful for my students and their families! God bless all of you!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

Our Week for November 16-20

Posted on Nov 15, 2020

The Week at a Glance for November 16-20

Hello! Our November weather is here! I hope you were still able to have a nice, relaxing weekend. I know the students brought things home “just in case” we went remote.  I am so glad that we are still in school! I guess one thing we have learned from Covid is to be flexible and patient. This is what to expect this week in Room 219…

Spelling – Our words have the diagraphs –ch and –tch. We will work on decoding skills throughout the week and the test will be Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Saga of Pecos Bill. We will work on literary elements and chronological order.

English – The students will need to write or type the final copy of their pilgrim paper. Please e-mail the paper to me if you do not have access to a printer. Thank you for your help! We will also complete our unit on nouns and the test will be this week.

Math – We will begin chapter 4, which continues our work with multiplication.

Social Studies – We will complete our government unit and the test will be at the end of the week.

Special Notes

  • The students will be required to complete their I-Ready assignments every week.
  • Say a special prayer for Beau Dowling. His surgery is next week and the whole family needs our prayers and support.  
  • Book orders are due Tuesday, November 24. You can send the order to me with cash or a check or you may order online.

Have a great week! XO  Mrs. Caulfield

The Week at a Glance for November 16-20

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The Week at a Glance for November 9-13

Posted on Nov 08, 2020

Hello Room 219 families! I hope you were able to enjoy the spectacular weather this past weekend!  There was so much life and laughter in our whole community. I am so happy to be back in school, and this is what to expect this week…

Spelling – Our words will have silent letters. The words this year are difficult and the students will need to spend time learning how to spell them.  The test will be Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Why is the Statue of Liberty Green? This is a narrative nonfiction story and the open book test will be on Friday. It is important for the students to be able to write their thoughts clearly on paper. Please encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes every night!

English – We are continuing our work with nouns this week. The students will also work on a creative writing project. They will listen to a story about the pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower and starting their life here. The children will pretend that they were also on the Mayflower.

Math – We are working on arrays and the children will learn another strategy to help them solve multiplication problems.

Social Studies – We will continue our work on the Government this week. Our focus will be the three branches of government.

*Special Notes*

Wednesday is Veteran’s Day. The students may dress in red, white, and blue for $1.

Thank you for being YOU! Have a wonderful week!

Xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

 

 

 

The Week at a Glance for November 2-6

Posted on Nov 01, 2020

The Week at a Glance for November 2-6

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice Halloween! We have 2 more days of remote learning and then we will be back in the classroom. This is what you can expect this week…

Our meetings will begin at 9:00 and 12:30 on Monday and Tuesday. Please have all of your school supplies near with sharpened pencils.  

Spelling – Please have your child write the spelling words, from the end of this letter, on a piece of paper. They will receive their spelling packet on Wednesday when we return, but they will need the words before that day. The words will have a j, k, and kw sound.

Reading – Our story is called The Flag Maker. This narrative nonfiction story will focus on retelling events in order.

English – We have been learning common and proper nouns. The students will begin leading plural nouns and the spelling rules that apply.

Math – We are starting chapter 3 – understanding multiplication. The students will understand how to make and array, make equal groups and relating multiplication to addition. A quiz will be on the first 3 lessons on Thursday.

Social Studies – We will continue with our Governments unit. The focus this week will be the purpose of Government, Creating our Government, and the Three Branches of Government.

*The students may dress in their Halloween Costume on Wednesday!!

* Thank you for being such wonderful parents!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

 

Spelling – Module 3-Week 2 (j, k, kw sounds)

1.ledge                                          15.scratch

2. nudge                                               16.splash

3.smudge                                      17.sprint

4.budge                                                18.squeal

5.ridge                                          19.quiver

6.wedge                                               20.constant

7.quiet                                           21.budget

8.circus                                                22.enrage

9.second                               

10.quart

11.quick

12.comma

13.stage

14.huge

 

The Week at a Glance for October 26-30

Posted on Oct 25, 2020

The Week at a Glance for October 25-30

Hello! Can you believe we will be starting our 8th week in school? I am thrilled and hope everyone stays healthy so we can remain in school. Thank you for all of your help!

This is what to expect this week…

Spelling – The words begin with 3 letter blends. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called The U.S. Constitution and the genre is informational text. The students will learn facts about the constitution. Your child should be reading at least 20 minutes every day.  If your child does not have a library card, the form can be turned in to me and Mrs. Keller will get the card for you child.

Social Studies – We will step away from science and focus on our unit on Government.  Our reading story and the Government unit will go together.

English – We will focus on common, proper, and plural  nouns this week.

Math – We will be completing chapter 2 this week. The assessment will be on Wednesday-Thursday.

*Special Notes*

*The students may dress in Halloween costumes on Friday.  We may not bring in treats. We will make time for fun afternoon games!

*Turn the clocks back on Saturday.

Have a wonderful week!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for October 19-23

Posted on Oct 19, 2020

The Week at a Glance for October 19-23

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend with your family. This is what you can expect this week in Room 219…

Spelling – Our words focus on long and short vowel sounds. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our fantasy story is called Dear Dragon. We will focus on comparing and contrasting two characters in the story. We will also focus on literary elements we read this story every day.  This includes know the characters, the setting, the problem in the story and the solution. The open book test will be on Friday.

English – we have been working on the 4 types of sentences, context clues, subject/predicate, and combining sentences.  The students will be assessed in these areas this week.

Math – The students are working on all types of graphs. We will review picture graphs and tally charts. We will be reading and creating bar graphs and line plots.

Science – We have learned all about the life cycle of plants.  This week the students will learn about the life cycle of animals.  A project will be sent home on Tuesday and will be due on Friday.

I hope you have a wonderful week. Please remind your children to dress for outside recess.  They may also bring something to play during this time. Thank you for all you are doing!

xoxo Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for October 13-16

Posted on Oct 12, 2020

The Week at a Glance for Tuesday, October 13 – Friday, October 16

Hello Third grade Falcon Families! I hope you had a lovely fall weekend! Now that we are all refreshed, it is time to get back to work!

This is what we will be doing in Room 219…

Spelling – Our words this week will have long I. The students will learn meanings and use their decoding skills when writing these words correctly. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – We will begin our week by reading various forms of poetry. The students will create their very own cinquain poem. Our reading story is The Upside Down Boy. We will have fun with figurative language, find the effect that each cause created in the story, and put events in the correct order.

English – The students will write sample sentences for declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.  We will have an assessment at the end of this week.

Math – We are moving on to chapter 2. The students will interpret data from charts and graphs.  Your child should be going on Reflex at least twice a week. This is an excellent way to strenghten math facts.

Science – We will learn all about the life cycles of plants and animals in chapter 2.

Thank you for being such amazing parents and sharing your special gifts with me.  I LOVE being your child’s teacher!

Have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for October 5-9

Posted on Oct 04, 2020

The Week at a Glance for October 5-9

Hello! I hope you had a nice weekend. This is what we will be doing in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – The words this week have the long o sound. The test will be on Thursday.

Reading – Our story is called Dear Primo. The genre of this story is realistic fiction and we will focus on writing a letter, point of view, text and graphic features.

English – The students will be using their senses to write about the lovely season Fall.

Math – We will complete chapter one and I will be assessing the students on this chapter on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Science – We have complete chapter one. The students will be filling out the study guide in class on Monday and the test will be on Thursday. Making flash cards for the vocabulary or making practice tests prove to be very helpful.

Special Notes

  • It is Spirit Week! Let’s have a fun week, Falcons!
  • Monday - wear your PJ’s to school because it is roll out of bed day. Don’t forget to brush your teeth though!
  • Tuesday - Wear high school, college gear or clothing from a future career path.
  • Wednesday – Sports fan clothing day.
  • Thursday – Falcon Spirit wear day!
  • Don’t forget that the students do not have school on Friday, October 9 or Monday, October 12. Enjoy this nice fall break with your family!

 

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

 

The Week at a Glance for September 28-October 2

Posted on Sep 28, 2020

The Week at a Glance for September 28 – October 2

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the perfect weather this past weekend! It is going to feel more like fall this week so please bring a sweatshirt for recess.

This is what you can expect in Room 219 this week…

Spelling  - Our list will go with our story and the words will have the long a and e sound. The test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our fantasy story this week is called Scardey Squirrel . We will focus on point of view, theme, text/graphic features, and context clues. The open book test will be on Friday.

English – We have been learning how to write a proper sentence. The students have completed the rough draft of their narrative paper about their beautiful First Communion. This week, they will complete the final draft and create a cover.

Math – We will begin subtraction this week. The students will learn different strategies for solving problems.

Science – We are going to learn about plants and animals and their parts needed for survival.

*Special notes*

*Tuesday is picture day! 

*Thank you for taking the time to sign your child’s planner after their work is completed. I know you are very busy, but it is so important that we work together to help your child develop good habits. I really appreciate all you are doing!! 

*Have a wonderful week and stay healthy!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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The Week at a Glance for September 21-25

Posted on Sep 21, 2020

The Week at a Glance for September 21-25

 

What a perfect day to celebrate First Holy Communion!  I was so proud of every student and I felt so blessed to share this special day with your child!

This is what you can expect this week in room 219…

Spelling – Our words will have the vowel-consonant-vowel pattern, and the test will be on Friday.

Reading – Our story is called Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout.  The genre of this story is realistic fiction and the students will work with figurative language. The test for this story will be on Friday.

English – We will be writing a 3 paragraph paper in school. This personal narrative will be all about First Communion. Please send in a communion photo or email me a photo by Thursday.  Thank you!

Math – We are learning different strategies for adding. The mid-chapter quiz will completed in school on Friday. The students need to practice their adding and subtracting facts.

Science – The students are learning all about living things and what they need to survive.

Special Notes

*Sign your child’s planner after they have shown you their completed work. 

*Please sign your child’s Friday Folder every weekend.

*The students love your special notes to them in their Friday Notebook, don’t forget to write a note every weekend.

* Book orders are due by Friday.

 

Have a wonderful week!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

 

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The Week at a Glance for September 14-18

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

The Week at a Glance for September 14-18

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend after our terrific start back at SJF! Yes, things look different, but the children were so great at accepting this huge change.  That just shows how important it is for all of us to be back in school together!

Thank you for taking the time to look over your child’s Friday Folder and for responding in their Friday Notebook. Please check over your child’s planner every day to ensure that the work in complete and back in their 8 pocket folder.  We are working on organization and developing good habits.

This is what we will be working on in Room 219 this week…

Spelling – Our spelling words will be part of our new reading series. Your child will be bringing home a list that can be put on display in your home. Please keep the packet in the 8 pocket folder. The test will be on Friday morning.

Reading – Our new series is HMH into Reading. The story we will be working on this week is Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match. The genre is realistic fiction and the skill we will be working on is character traits. The students will also learn new vocabulary from the story.

English – We will be working on writing complete sentences. We will be going over the four types of sentences.

Math – We will be rounding to the nearest ten and hundred. Your child should practice their addition and subtraction facts.

Science – We will be learning about the Scientific Method and we will make an interactive flap book for our Science notebooks.

Religion - It is the week before First Communion!! The parts have been given and we would appreciate your help in practicing! I am so excited to be sharing this very special day with your child!!This is such an important day and we are doing all we can to make it a wonderful!

Thank you for all of your kind words and support as we go through this adventure together!

Have a wonderful week!!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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Our Week at a Glance for September 8-11

Posted on Sep 08, 2020

Hello and Welcome to Third Grade - Room 219! I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend and are feeling ready for this new school year! I feel so blessed to be your child’s teacher and I enjoyed being with the students on Orientation Day. This week we are going to work on our classroom routines, working on our core subjects, and we will spend time preparing for our upcoming Communion Day! This is a huge adjustment, but I know we can all figure it out. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by email or a note to scaulfield@sjfschool.us . I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

 

Below is the detailed letter that was emailed to you about what to expect in third grade.

 

 

September 2020

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Third Grade at St. John Fisher! We are so excited for the new school year and the new growth that will be sure to happen over the next nine months in your child's height, weight, and KNOWLEDGE! We understand that this school year will have unique challenges, but together we know we can be successful and have a great year! WE ARE READY!

MATH - We use the GO MATH series. We know it can be rigorous, but we also know that the core of our Math curriculum is the same as it has always been. Students will become effective problem solvers by first understanding math concepts. Fluency in the basic facts of addition and subtraction are essential in math. Please continue to work at home on this skill. Multiplication and division mastery will be our goal by the end of third grade. They need to know how to use computation skills and how to apply appropriate problem solving strategies. How do we accomplish all of this??? With a lot of hard work, perseverance, and positive attitudes! Anything you can do to encourage and assist your child in building their "real life" Math experience is greatly appreciated!

Reading - We will be exploring weekly stories, articles, passages, and read alouds that incorporate lessons in vocabulary, phonics, spelling, fluency, literacy skills, comprehension, extended response, and writing with our new school-wide Reading series, Into Reading. All students will have a consumable book and will use a notebook in Reading class. Several novel studies and independent reading will also be included throughout the year. Third graders are shifting from learning to read to reading to learn.

English - In third grade, grammar, sentence structure, and parts of speech will be covered. Writing and writing and more writing will play a vital role in all subject areas. We will be working on opinion pieces, narratives, and informational types of writing. Simple informative research reports will also be assigned later in the year.

Spelling - Spelling tests will be given every Friday. Cursive will also be incorporated in each cohort.

Science/Social Studies - Science and Social studies will be taught during each trimester, however they will not be taught at the same time. We will begin with a Science unit and when completed, we will move on to Social Studies. This format will continue for the duration of the year. Third graders love learning about animals, matter, geography and our city, Chicago, among other topics.

Religion - September 19th is our scheduled date for First Holy Communion. We are thrilled to be sharing this special day with the communicants! The goal of our Religion program is to learn and understand more about our Catholic faith and values using our book Blest Are We, Faith In Action.

Homework - Homework will be written in the student planner each day. Students are being taught to use this planner. Please check your child's assignment notebook daily.

Chromebooks - A new and exciting change for third graders is that each student will be given a Chromebook computer allowing us to be 1:1. The Chromebooks will not be available at the start of the school year, but should be distributed by early October. Since our students will be working with these devices, all third grade students will be receiving a Google account and email address. Each homeroom teacher has created a Google classroom. Students will receive their log- in information and code for their homeroom during the first week of school. Even though their devices won't be available right away, we are requesting all students to log in to their accounts and join their homeroom. Having all the students logged into their homerooms will be vital, should we have to transition to remote learning. 

Specials – Monday – Computers, Tuesday – Gym, Wednesday – Art,

Thursday – Library, Friday - Music

Teacher Communication - Please feel free to email us with questions or concerns. We will be using our Google accounts so both students and parents could e-mail us directly.

Mrs. Margie Sefcik – msefcik@sjfschool.us

Mrs. Sally Caulfield - scaulfield@sjfschool.us

Mrs. Therese Regnier - tregnier@sjfschool.us

 

Schoolwide Cleaning and Disinfectant Procedures -

· Regular and consistent cleaning and disinfecting is necessary to reduce exposure. EPA approved disinfectant and cleaning supplies will be housed in every classroom, out of the reach of children, and will be used to kill germs.

· Frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door handles/knobs, desktops/tabletops, countertops, chairs, light switches, pencil sharpeners, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, phones, toys, cubbies/coat and backpack areas, sinks and faucets) will be cleaned on a daily basis.

· Classroom surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized several times throughout the day, but specifically before and after snack/lunch, recess/playtime and at the end of the day. The school buildings will receive a deep clean on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

· Formal bathroom breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. Areas in each of the bathrooms will be taped off and only a limited number of students will be allowed in the bathroom at once to allow for safe and proper social distancing.

· Gloves and other appropriate PPE will be used during cleaning and disinfecting.

· Teachers will train students how to properly wear and adjust their masks and consistently work with students to ensure appropriate hand washing, sanitizing and disinfecting takes place frequently throughout each day.

 

In conclusion, we will be studying and working on many new and exciting things this year. Third grade is a year of transition from the development of skills to the development of independence. It is a time for students to begin to assume responsibilities for their education and become life-long learners, but they definitely still require guidance from school and home. Please review the Friday Folder each week with your child. It is really the best method to monitor your child's progress. Please check out our Third Grade Blogs and up-coming Classtag for information. Thank you in advance for all of your cooperation and support. We look forward to a year like no other!

WE.CAN.DO.HARD.THINGS.

Sincerely, the Third Grade Team

 

 

             

Welcome back Falocons!

Posted on Sep 02, 2020

Welcome to third grade Fisher Falcons!  I can't wait to meet all of you at Thursday orientation. Together, we will make this an amazing year! See you tomorrow!

XO Mrs. Caulfield

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