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December 2016

Third Grade is busy preparing for the coming of Jesus.  We are praying for peace in our community and around the world.  We are also seeking forgiveness by God.  Third Grade attended a Reconciliation Service this morning.  We pondered questions questions such as, “Do I respect my brothers and sisters?”  “Do I try to resolve… Read more »

November 2016

Our SMA Saints Prayer Service and Procession was a success!  The student’s costumes were amazing!  St. Teresa, St. Anthony, and St. Joan were in attendance just to name a few.  Our All School Mass was full of beautiful music and prayer.  We prayed for the souls of the Saints who led lives of holiness.  After… Read more »

October 2016

October is well underway and 3rd Grade has been busy!  Students just concluded their studies on character traits using various stories.  They especially enjoyed reading about Ruby Bridges and learning what motivated her to pray for those who tormented her day after day.  Students are continuing to learn about multiplication and problem solve applying the… Read more »

September 2016

Third Grade is learning many new things! In Reading, students are learning about the central message of a story.  We are reading The Legend of Damon and Pythias and retelling the key details to explain how the story conveys its message. In Math, students are multiplying and dividing with 2s, 5s, 9s, and 10s.  They… Read more »

Back to School!

It’s that time again!  Back to School!  Welcome to 3rd Grade!  I am very excited to see the students on Monday and am looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year! On Thursday, September 1st, SMA will hold its Back to School Night.  The night will begin by welcoming our new SMA families. A reception will take place in the Parish Hall… Read more »

May: Animal Research Reports

3rd Grade has been focusing on Informative writing this month.  Students researched an animal of their choice and shared what they learned through their writing.  Students worked with their peers to improve their reports through revising and editing.  Technology was used to publish a final draft and create an Adobe Voice Presentation showing their new… Read more »


Since returning from Easter Break, 3rd Grade has been busy!  In Shared Reading, students have been learning about different text structures such as cause & effect, sequencing, and making comparisons.  After reading A Bad Case of the Stripes, students enjoyed identifying what caused the main character, Camilla, to change colors & patterns! We just completed… Read more »


3rd Grade is doing a great job keeping their Lenten Promises.  We are supporting one another and reminding each other to turn to God when we need help. We are using the season to “clean out” those things in our lives that keep us from loving and serving others.  The students are strengthening their prayer… Read more »


Thank you to all the wonderful grandparents who attended Grandparent’s Day!  The students enjoyed having you visit the classroom and being able to share what they are doing across the curriculum.  They especially enjoyed working together on the art project and reading their recent Snowglobe Narratives to you.  Mass was absolutely beautiful with the special grandparent blessing and grandparent song sung… Read more »

SMA Open House

Come join us for Open House on Sunday, January 31st.  Classroom doors will open at 10am.  Tour the 3rd grade classroom and see what students have been learning in Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies.  Open House begins our Catholic Schools Week in the diocese.  We will be thanking Mrs. Lowell for all that she… Read more »