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Weekly Schedule                                                                                                                        Monday: Gym and Music

Tuesday: Spanish
Wednesday: Art
Thursday: Spanish
Friday: Computer

Reading and Writing Notebook Assignments
Monday Group: Saniya, Lia, Frankie, Evandro, Anthony
Tuesday Group: Theresa, Genevieve, Giuliana, Ashley
Wednesday Group: Sumer, Adrian, Matthew, Kane
Thursday Group: Zion, Sean, Kenneth
Friday Group: Hanna, Tannor



Mrs. Roccia Class 3-1

Posted on April 1, 2017


Welcome to Mrs. Roccia’s Class 3-1

WEEK OF 6/19/17 to 6/23/17

  • Tuesday, June 20th is our End of Year celebration from 10:00- 11:30am in St. Anastasias church Annex
  • Wednesday, June 21st last day of special lunches. ?After-school care will be available until 6pm, Monday through Wednesday. There will be no afterschool on Thursday, June 22, 2017, or Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Noon Dismissals, ?Thursday, June 22, 2017 and Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Friday, June 23rd is the last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year
  • (No OPT Bus Service on the last day of school)

Homework Updates

Posted on January 22, 2017


Homework Monday, 6/19/17

  1. End of Year celebration tomorrow from 10:00- 11:30am in St. Anastasias church Annex.We ask that each child bring in a native dish or dessert from their country or from the country they studied. All dishes or desserts should be brought in upon their arrival or before 8:30am.

  2. Reading Logs must be handed in by tomorrow

  3. Math – wb pg. 659 (1-7)

Homework Tuesday, 6/20/17



Homework Wednesday, 6/21/17

  • Noon dismissal tomorrow
  • Return all borrowed books from the class library by tomorrow


Homework Thursday, 6/22/17

  • Noon dismissal tomorrow


Homework Friday, 6/23/17

Have a TERRIFIC Summer!!!


Grade 3 Douglaston ? Newsletters

Posted on January 11, 2017

Third Grade Newsletter

June 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

Third grade has spent the past week hard at work researching, writing and editing their answers to or essential question of the year, How do people live, work, play and pray in their individual countries? Most of the children came in prepared with information on their country such as landforms, water features, language, currency and information on a famous person born in their country. We will be sharing our posters with the parents on Tuesday, June 21st from 10-11:30am in St. Anastasia’s Annex. Next week we will be working on our country’s Famous Landmarks, flag, picture of traditional clothing worn, work (education), life in the city and country life (live) and map of their country. The children must bring in pictures of the following no later than Monday: 1) famous landmark 2) flag ?3) traditional clothing worn 4) map of their country. We thank you in advance for all your help and support.

In Math we have started working on perimeter. Some vocabulary words the students have been working with are Perimeter: which is the distance around a shape and UNIT SQUARE which is a square with a side length of 1 unit and is used to measure area. Next week the students will be solving equations by measuring shapes using a centimeter and inch side ruler. Please make sure your child has their ruler in school on Monday. Within these equations they will have to revisit adding 5 or more numbers as well as solving multi-step equations where they must first add then subtract to find the missing measurement of a particular shape. Sometimes they must add a final step of dividing when there are 2 sides of an unknown length in a shape. It is important that you occasionally review addition and subtraction facts with the children; in doing so it helps the children recall facts and solve equations quicker.

Lastly, tomorrow Monday, June 12th is Divine Wisdom’s first Walk-a-Thon. The children are to wear their field day shirts, shorts and sneakers. On Wednesday, June 14th in observance of Flag Day the Academy children have a free dress down day. Children are to come dressed in red, white, or blue


  • Monday, June 12th : Walk- a- Thon (children should wear their Field Day shirts and gym shorts
  • Monday, June 12th : The following pictures are needed for the children to complete their end of year Choice of country assignments 1) famous landmark 2) flag 3) traditional clothing worn 4) map of their country.
  • Wednesday, June 14th : Flag Day Free Dress Down children are to come dressed in either red, white, or blue
  • Wednesday, June 21st : Last day of Special Lunches for round 7
  • Please Note that students are permitted to wear their gym uniforms if the temperature will be 80 degrees or above.

Thank you for all you do it is so greatly appreciated!


Mrs. Roccia and Ms. Annibale


Grade 3 Douglaston – Week of 12/18/16

Posted on December 18, 2016

January 6, 2017

Dear Third Grade Parents,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our first week after our long break was a busy and productive one. We have started a brief unit on water. Before diving into this unit we needed to review descriptive words with the children, and explain how important these words are to make our writing come alive. We learned how some descriptive words in a sentence can tell “how many” or “what kind” when describing nouns. Within this unit, the children will revisit several strategies we learned through our Power of Literacy unit. We started the unit, by letting the children discover the topic we would be learning about through group work. They were given an opportunity to analyze and describe several pictures of water in different forms (ex: a river, a close up of a wave, an iceberg). They were given the task of jotting down what they “noticed” and “wondered” about the pictures using descriptive words. At the end of the activity we shared our findings and through their investigations the children correctly told us that we would be learning all about water. Next week the children will be asked to read several quotes and passages from the book, One Well, the Story of Water. Through group work they will underline unfamiliar words and circle words or phrases that may help them figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words.

In Math we have started chapter 4 and have gone back to working with multiplication. By now the children should know their tables from 2-5 including the 10 table and start concentrating on memorizing the 6-9 tables. This week the children as part of the Common Core standards have learned two different strategies to help them solve a problem they may come across they don’t know all that well. In the first strategy, the students explored using multiplication facts with 5 and addition to find the 6’s facts. They were taught that since they already know how to multiply by 5, adding one of the factors to the product would make it easier to fond their answer. Below are some examples that we worked on with this strategy.

Ex: 6 x 6 = 5 x 6 + 6 = 36

6 x 8 = 5 x 8 + 8 = 48

6 x 9 = 5 x 9 + 9 = 54

Another strategy the children will learn next week will be to find the product using the Distributive Property (multiplying a sum by a number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number and then adding the products.

Ex: 2 x 4 = 2 x (4 +4)

2 x 8 = (2 x 4)+ (2 x 4)

2 x 8 = 8 + 8

2 x 8 = 16

In Religion we will begin chapter 4 where we will learn all about how the church began. The children will learn all about how the Holy Spirit came to the disciples, how the church began on Pentecost and how the holy church grew.

Lastly, we are asking for clear 1-liter bottles to be sent in with your children. We are looking to collect at least 12 to 14 bottles between both classes for an experiment we will be working on. Any contributions will be most helpful!

  • Thursday, January 12th is our field trip to Alley Pond Environmental Center to learn all about “Climate Change”
  • Friday, January 13th the academy is closed due to a Professional Development Day for teachers
  • Monday, January 16th the academy is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

As always we thank you for all you do!


Mrs. Roccia and Ms. Annibale



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