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Welcome to Ms. Papagianis' Classroom

“Called to Discipleship: Be Christ’s Light”



Welcome to third grade! My name is Ms. Anastasia Papagianis and this is my second year teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School. I am excited to start the school year and look forward to our adventure together. I was previously a teacher in the Diamond Lake School District for five years. I am a graduate from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I then went on to earn my Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University.


I am looking forward to a great year where learning will be fun, interactive, and enjoyable. Communication between home and school is always an important element to success. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  

 

Recent Posts

Wednesday, June 5

Tomorrow is our field trip to the Libertyville Sport Complex. Children should dress down for our trip. Lunch will be provided. We will also have some activities outside so you may want to put sunscreen on your child. We are looking for a fun day ahead of us.
 
Friday:
Report cards and yearbooks will be distributed 
Dismissal at 10:00

Tuesday, June 4

Read 20 minutes
 
Empty out backpack 
 
Reminders:
 

Wednesday - 9:30 Farewell Mass for 8th Grade

Thursday - School picnic with activities at Libertyville Sport Complex

Friday - 8:30 End of School Mass    10:00 Dismissal

Monday, June 3

Last Monday as a 3rd grader :)
 
Read 20 minutes
 
Please empty out backpacks as more books will be coming home this week
 

Reminders:

Please check at home for any classroom library books  

Tuesday - No Mass 

Wednesday - 9:30 Farewell Mass for 8th Grade

Thursday - School picnic with activities at Libertyville Sport Complex

Friday - 8:30 End of School Mass    10:00 Dismissal

Week at a Glance: June 3 - 7

Math: What did the tree seedling say when it grew up? Gee, I’m a tree! (Geometry) Ha!

We will wrap up our lesson in geometry this week. We will review angles and sides in polygons, plane shapes, two-dimensional shapes, and relate shapes, fractions, and area.

Reading: We will finish reading and discussing our class set of The Whipping Boy.

Language Arts: Students will continue to practice lowercase cursive letters. We will also continue to work on grammar skills in our Simple Solutions books.

Science: Students are finishing up their maze that they built last week. Their goal is to move the object through the maze without touching the object. Students will decide which force to use to move the object through the maze. They will also need to decide how the force will affect the type of design for the maze.

Social Studies: See Mrs. Macdonald’s page.

Religion: Students will read stories from The Beginner’s Bible.

Additional Reminders:

Please check at home for any classroom library books  

Monday - 3rd grade class pizza party

Wednesday - 9:30 Farewell Mass for 8th Grade

Thursday - School picnic with activities at Libertyville Sport Complex

Friday - 8:30 End of School Mass    10:00 Dismissal

Friday, May 31

Happy Friday!
 
Ask your child about today's mystery reader. It involved a long lost diary, a floral dress, a doctor with Doc McStuffins goals, a lifeguard, and two loose frogs. 
There were a lot of belly laughs and cheering today. 
 
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 28

Read 20 minutes
 
Math: Lesson 12.7 pages 739-740
 
Our classroom library has several missing books. Please check to see if the books are somewhere in your home.
Thank you!

Week at a Glance: May 28 - May 31

Reading: This week is our Unit Review for Unit 6. We will review reading skills including generalizations, inferring, sequencing, main idea and details, plot and theme, cause and effect, and author’s purpose.

We will also have a Spelling Unit Review. The list can be found on our Spelling Link.

Language Arts: We will review the concepts that we covered in Unit 6. The review involves abbreviations, final syllables, combining sentences, commas, quotations and parentheses, and related words.

We have been reviewing uppercase cursive letters and will continue this week with lowercase letters.

Math: This week we will further our lesson on right, acute, and obtuse angles. Then moving on to rectangles, rhombuses, and squares. We will use a Venn diagram to classify plane shapes. We will end the week by dividing shapes into equal parts and giving its fraction.

Social Studies: See Mrs. Macdonald’s page

Science: Students will design and build a maze through which they can move an object. The goal is to move the object through the maze without touching the object. Students will need to decide which force to use to move the object through the maze. They will also need to decide how the force will affect the type of design for the maze.

Religion: This week we will review the year in our church. The liturgical calendar represents the celebration of the mystery of Christ, from the anticipation of his birth to the sending of the Holy Spirit. Our review will include Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and Ordinary Time.

Homework - Thursday, May 23

Math: Lesson 12.6
Spelling Test tomorrow
Read 20 minutes
 
Spirit Wear tomorrow for our Pep Rally
 
Our classroom library is missing several books. Please check to see if the books are somewhere in your home.
Thank you!
 
 

Homework - Wednesday, May 22

Math: Lesson 12.5
 
Read 20 minutes
 
Please fill out School Year Picnic permission slip and return by Friday, May 31.