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August 2019

Another wonderful school year is around the corner!  Classroom doors open Wednesday, August 21st!!!  I look forward to welcoming back students and parents to SMA.  I also look forward to meeting our new families who are now part of our special Stella Maris community! Please join us Wednesday the 21st in front of the Administration… Read more »

Summer Work

Want to come back to school in the fall and attend our ice cream social? What about having the math department serve you pancakes? If either of these options interest you, please take a moment and check out the information below. Every summer our students are asked to read and complete math assignments (grades 4-8) to… Read more »

May 2019

Gratitude is SMA’s virtue of the month and 3rd Grade has so much to be grateful for.  We have had a wonderful year full of learning, our relationships with God are stronger, and we have gained tremendous confidence in ourselves.  We are also extremely grateful for our wonderful mothers who we will be celebrating on… Read more »

April 2019

3rd Grade continues to work on the many Reading standards in both Literature and Informational Text.  Currently students are learning how illustrations enhance the stories we read.  By looking closely at the story elements, students recognize how the characters, setting, major events, and mood are better understood thanks to the illustrator!  Students have revisited texts… Read more »

March 2019

The Lenten Season has begun and 3rd Grade has made their Lenten Promises.  Many students decided to do more of something they deem important such as prayer.  Students are recognizing the importance of spending time with God to strengthen their relationship with Him.  In the classroom, we are saying a decade of the rosary and… Read more »

February 2019

3rd Grade has been enjoying reading Poppy by Avi.  Although it’s a Fantasy piece, students have been making connections to animal food chains & webs.  One of the main character’s, Mr. Ocax, has been viewed by the students as a cruel, heartless owl but as we are approaching the end of the book, we are… Read more »

January 2019

Since returning from Christmas Break, 3rd Grade has accomplished quite a bit in a short amount of time!  Star Testing in both Reading and Math showed tremendous growth among ALL the students.  Great job 3rd Grade!!! Our new read aloud, Poppy by Avi, has been a “nail biter” to say the least!  The genre of… Read more »

December 2018

and the Advent Season begins… 3rd Grade will “be vigilant,”  recognizing Christ coming into our lives each and every day.  We will love one another and spend more time with God through prayer during this Advent Season.  O, Come, O Come, Emmanuel! 3rd Grade has been learning about character traits in Shared Reading.  Specifically, the… Read more »

November 2018

Over the past month, the 3rd Graders have been helping their parents around the house to earn money for Thanksgiving Basket items which will be given to a family in need.  We walked over to our local Vons to purchase the items.  Students brought their reusable bags and shopped wisely comparing prices and looking for… Read more »

October 2018

3rd Grade has been enjoying their study of Engineering in Science.  Over the past few weeks, students have used the Design Process to help them create catapults that launched marshmallows, redesign their paper airplanes in hopes of them flying 10 yards through a hula hoop, and design structures out of spaghetti that would defy gravity! … Read more »