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Third Grade has Raised the Bar for 2016!  We came back from Christmas Vacation ready to learn!  Students have been busy learning about Point of View & Figurative Language.  The students especially enjoyed reading The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!  Who knew the wolf had a different perspective all along!  Students also enjoyed… Read more »


Our Indian Hills Field Trip was a success!  The classes were informative, the playground was amazing, and the      shopping was fun:)  Thank you to all the chaperones for your help! Next, we are off to Harry’s Coffee Shop for our Art Literacy lesson.  Students will be learning about Norman            Rockwell.  Harry’s has an extensive collection… Read more »


3rd Grade has had a great start to November!  We began the month preparing for SMA’s annual Spirit Run which   will take place on 11/19.  Mrs. Bonakdar stopped by our classroom to explain how students will set individual goals on how many laps they can run.  Family and friends will sponsor them.  Money raised will be used… Read more »


The students enjoyed their first field trip to St. James.  Learning about Icons was a great introduction to the Saints, who we will be researching in the coming weeks.  Be sure to mark your calendars for SMA’s Saints Assembly on Friday, November 6th at 10:00am.  School Mass will follow at 11:00am.  Our next field trip… Read more »

3rd Grade has been busy!

In Shared Reading, students have been using story arcs to identify the Central Message.  After reading The Legend of Damon and Pythias, students used their story arcs to retell the key details that conveyed the central message.  Students learned that “money doesn’t always buy happiness!” In Math, students are continuing to learn about multiplication and… Read more »

Back to School Meet and Greet 2015!

    Thank you to all the Stella Maris families who attended the Meet and Greet Thursday night!  It was wonderful to meet new students and their families.  It’s going to be a great year!

Welcome to Third Grade!

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