Mrs. Wendy Quezada

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." – St. Augustine

Drivers/Chaperones Needed

April 22, 2017 by · Comments Off on Drivers/Chaperones Needed · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

I hope you’re all having a great Easter vacation. I just want to reach out again to ask for at least two more drivers for our last field trip on Tuesday April 25th. We still need drivers for 8 students in order to make this trip to Descanso Gardens (in La Canada) possible. We would need you at school at 9:00 am, and we’ll be back to school by 12:00 pm. Please send me an email if you’re able to help. We would really appreciate it!

Thank You,

Mrs. Quezada

wquezada@abvmpasadena.org

Reminders Before Vacation

April 12, 2017 by · Comments Off on Reminders Before Vacation · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

Please remember to complete the parent survey (as requested by Father Gerard). The link will only work until midnight this Friday.

Link to parent survey
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIM9HzUaAue_d21yxMTm8r4V9gpS1VOQCpS-m5AywMUvERXw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

  • We could use a couple more parent volunteers as chaperones/drivers for our last field trip on Tuesday April 25th. We will go to Descanso Gardens in La Canada. We need to leave the school at 9:00 am and will return by noon. Please send me an email if you can drive, and let me know how many students you can accommodate seat belted in your back seat. Thanks!
  • Finally, please send your completed care package for the Get on the Bus ministry after Easter Vacation. Some parents asked for a reminder of the contents of the bag:
  • 1 small reusable bag, 1 bottle of water, 1 non-perishable snack, 1 coloring book, 1 pack markers/crayons, 1 small stuffed animal or toy or deck of cards ( or similar contents)

 

Thank You Kindly and Happy Easter,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

April 10, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

Third graders did a lovely job leading the school in The Living Stations of the Cross. Thank you for sending costumes and for attending, if you were able.

We have regular weekly Mass this Wednesday. This Holy Thursday we are out of school at 12:00 pm. There is Holy Thursday Mass in the church at 7:30 pm and all Children in the choir are encouraged to attend and sing. Even if your child is not in the choir, they are welcome to join the choir this evening to add to the beautiful singing.

*Remember to have your child bring their completed care package for the Get on the Bus ministry back to school on Monday April 24th. You can find the specifics on the earlier posts/announcements.*

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing any tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed that night at The International Dinner.

Students may choose to make a housing model of the: Kwakiutl/Tlingit (plank house/long house with totem pole), Inuit (igloo), Cheyenne (tipi), Navajo (hogan), Maidu (earth lodge), Nez Perce (longhouse OR tipi made of mats (tule) OR underground sweat lodge), Sioux (tipi), Iroquois (longhouse), or Seminole (chickee).

Housing model should be on a sturdy base because we will be moving them to display them in the gym for the International Dinner. The base should be no larger than 12″ by 12″. BUT PLEASE have model/dioramas substantial enough to be seen and displayed-NO mini houses on index cards. INCLUDE a name tag with child’s name, tribe name, and housing type. Housing can be made out of any materials. You can use nature, supplies from Michael’s, sugar cubes, or even cereal/pretzels. Please look online for examples of the different types of tribal housing. Your child can simply make a model of the house, or add small props, like people, animals, trees, crops, etc. Have fun with this!

Here are a couple examples. You’ll have to copy and paste in address bar.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092900161555/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433471532871058220/

 

Weekly Assessments-Thursday April 13th

Spelling-10 Words

cross, everlasting, sacrifice, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Resurrection, Easter Sunday

 

Have a Blessed Easter and Peaceful Vacation,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

April 3, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy April Third Grade Families!

I have some important reminders for you:

Please return the filled CRS Rice Bowls to school by Friday April 7th.

Please return the Care Package for the Get on the Bus ministry after Easter vacation on Monday April 24th.

This Friday April 7th The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This prayer service will take place at 2:00 pm on the school yard. You are invited to attend. Please see below what your child should bring to school on this day to change into for the prayer service.  (If we get rained out on Friday, we’ll probably have to reschedule for sometime next week-stay tuned).

Riley (Jesus)-wear white T-shirt, navy or uniform short, sandals

Daniel, Chris, Justin, Landon, Anthony (Guards)-white uniform polo shirt, navy uniform shorts, and uniform shoes

Emiliano & Eddie (thieves)-old looking, ripped, or stained solid dark colored t-shirt, uniform shorts, and sandals.

Quinn (Joseph of Arimathea)-a solid colored sheet or bathrobe and sandals. I have a brighter colored sash for you to show your wealth.

Eliza (Mary)-wear a light blue or white shirt of any kind and any light color leggings. I have a light blue gown to put over your shirt and leggings and a head covering for you. Bring any sandals.

Jadelyn (Angel)-bring a white or light colored outfit (T-shirt & leggings) to wear under the white angel tunic I have for you. Bring white shoes if you have them and a halo of any kind if you can buy or make it. I have a tunic and wings.

All other third graders are part of the CROWD/MOURNERS or SIGN HOLDERS:
1 solid colored bathrobe or sheet (to drape around body) to look like a tunic. Earth or muted colors are best. But send whatever you can. DO NOT go out and buy anything special.

1 belt/rope (can be the belt from bathrobe)

1 muted/solid color pillow case or material for head covering WITH rope to tie around head
OR Girls could choose to wear a scarf or shawl over head

School shoes are FINE or students can bring flip flops or sandals

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing a tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed at The International Dinner. In next week’s announcements I will list the tribes/housing types from which to choose and more specifics about the diorama/housing model.**

 

Weekly Assessments

Wednesday April 5th-Social Studies Chapter 6 Test

Friday April 7th

Spelling Test-10 words: hearthstones, eagerly, paddock, shuffling, fogbound, energetic, pioneer, married, believed, making

Math Test-on all nightly homework

Religion Test-Chapter 12

*We’ll be taking a break from weekly reading/vocabulary/grammar tests for awhile. We are currently doing a novel-study of Sarah Plain and Tall. Students will be graded on in-class reading/vocabulary activities and quizzes. But there is nothing to study for at home. Students just need in-class focus and participation as we work through this novel chapter by chapter together.*

 

Thank You and Have a Blessed Week,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

March 28, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Good Evening Third Grade Families,

This Friday March 31st will be our class pizza party test to celebrate memorizing all multiplication facts. Students will receive cheese pizza, a snack, and a drink at lunch time. You can cancel hot lunch if you have ordered it. Please send your child to school with water and a snack for recess.

Please return the filled CRS Rice Bowls to school by Friday April 7th.

Please return the Care Package for the Get on the Bus ministry after Easter vacation on Monday April 24th.

Next Friday April 7th The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This prayer service will take place at 2:00 pm on the school yard. You are invited to attend. Please see below what your child should bring to school on this day to change into for the prayer service.

Riley (Jesus)-wear white T-shirt, navy or uniform short, sandals

Daniel, Chris, Justin, Landon, Anthony (Guards)-white uniform polo shirt, navy uniform shorts, and uniform shoes

Emiliano & Eddie (thieves)-old looking, ripped, or stained solid dark colored t-shirt, uniform shorts, and sandals.

Quinn (Joseph of Arimathea)-a solid colored sheet or bathrobe and sandals. I have a brighter colored sash for you to show your wealth.

Eliza (Mary)-wear a light blue or white shirt of any kind and any light color leggings. I have a light blue gown to put over your shirt and leggings and a head covering for you. Bring any sandals.

Jadelyn (Angel)-bring a white or light colored outfit (T-shirt & leggings) to wear under the white angel tunic I have for you. Bring white shoes if you have them and a halo of any kind if you can buy or make it. I have a tunic and wings.

All other third graders are part of the CROWD or MOURNERS:
1 solid colored bathrobe or sheet (to drape around body) to look like a tunic. Earth or muted colors are best. But send whatever you can. DO NOT go out and buy anything special.

1 belt/rope (can be the belt from bathrobe)

1 muted/solid color pillow case or material for head covering WITH rope to tie around head
OR Girls could choose to wear a scarf or shawl over head

School shoes are FINE or students can bring flip flops or sandals

 

Weekly Assessments

Tuesday March 28th-Social Studies Quiz Chapter 5 Cheyenne Native Americans

Friday March 31st-

Spelling 10 words:

pesky, homely, wretched, feisty, flax, windbreak, rustle, coarse, hollered, canvas

Math-on all nightly homework

 

Have a Wonderful Week,

Mrs. Quezada

 

Weekly Announcements

March 20, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy Spring Third Grade Families!

The much anticipated CUMULATIVE MULTIPLICATION TEST will be this Friday March 24th. Please help your child study all factors 0-12 this week. The test will have 144 problems and students will have nine minutes to complete it in. I can also give them a little extra time if needed. The time limit isn’t meant to cause any stress. It’s just meant to ensure that the facts are truly memorized. The students don’t have to get 100% to pass this test, and they know this. They were told to study hard every night, and if they don’t pass on Friday I’ll let them know privately. I’ll also send you a note or email letting you know that they need to study a little more over the weekend.  If they need to re-test, it will be on Monday March 27th. We will have a pizza party on Friday March 31st to celebrate our success with mastering the multiplication facts. Students will NOT need lunch or a drink that day, just send them with snack and water.

Living Stations of the Cross-The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will lead the school in The Living Stations of the Cross on Friday April 7th at 2pm, on the school yard. All families are welcome to attend, and all students will have a part. Costumes are rather simple and are nothing you will need to purchase. Next week, I’ll let you know your child’s part and costume.

Weekly Assessments-Friday March 24th

Spelling-20 words

glow, bonus, road, town, owl, pound, about, July, scoop, due, flew, use, rule, mule, unit, tissue, raccoon, equipment, segregation, bundled

Religion-Chapter 11

Reading/Vocabulary-Uncle Jed’s Barber Shop

Grammar-Compound Subject & Compound Predicate

Math– Regular weekly test on all homework & Cumulative Multiplication Test x 0-12.

Have a truly wonderful week,

Mrs. Quezada

 

Weekly Announcements

March 14, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

Welcome to a nice, warm week! This Wednesday our class will be in charge of the 8:15am Mass. Please join us if you are able. Students should wear dress uniform, and can take their sweaters off after Mass if they are feeling warm. 🙂

Thank you for continuing to support The CRS Rice Bowl and The Get on the Bus service projects that we are involved in during this Lenten season. This week in class, we will begin learning about the different people and countries that are helped by the CRS Rice Bowl funds.

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day on Friday, students may wear Green Free Dress.

Weekly Assessments

Thursday March 16th-Science Test Unit B/Chapter 2 Solar System (books go home Wednesday)

Friday March 17th-Spelling Test-10 words

joy, more, point, cowboy, least, donated, worst, employer, charged, hired

Reading Vocabulary/Comprehension Test-Madam C.J. Walker

Grammar-using articles ‘a’ vs. ‘an’

Math-weekly test on all nightly homework and x 12 multiplication test

Please remind your child to study all multiplication facts NIGHTLY to keep them memorized. The big cumulative test will be on FRIDAY MARCH 24th. They’re all doing really well!

Have a Wonderful Week,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

March 7, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy March Third Grade Families!

Please remember to encourage your child to do chores around the house to earn money for the Get on the Bus ministry care packages and to contribute to the CRS Rice Bowl. (coming home tomorrow)

Also, please help your child to remember to keep studying all multiplication facts so they stay fresh in their minds and are truly memorized. The big cumulative test will be at the end of this month. Continue to pay special attention to graded multiplication tests, which come home in the Tuesday white student folder. If your child needs to take any retests, it will be noted on the top of the test.

Friday March 10th Assessments

Religion-Chapter 10

Spelling-10 Words

better, royal, spoil, most, moist, oyster, coin, best, voice, less

Math-weekly test on all nightly homework & x 11 multiplication facts

Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary-Story Lemons and Lemonade

Grammar-punctuation/capitalization of abbreviations and names of cities, states, proper nouns

 

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Quezada