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Grade 3 - Ms. De Zorzi

id000117Welcome to Third Grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I am excited for the upcoming year as part the St. Christopher School family. I was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. I graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time I like to cook, shop, and make crafts.



October Newsletter 3D

We have had a wonderful start to the month of October! We warmly welcomed a new classmate, Justin, to 3rd grade this week! Our class has many things to look forward to including beginning cursive writing, meeting with our pre-k buddies, and our Halloween party on the 31st!  We will have early release on October 17th. Our first book report is due October 26th!

Math: This month we will be working on Chapter 2 in our math program. In chapter 2 students will add 2-, 3-, and 4-digit numbers, including money, with and without regrouping. Students will use related facts to find missing addends. They will solve problems with the strategy of using simpler numbers, and will use rounding to estimate sums.

Language Arts: In Language Arts we are continuing with short and long vowel sounds, vocabulary, plurals, author's purpose of writing, prefixes and suffixes, editing, types of sentences, subjects and predicates, and writing.

Religion: We have just begun chapter 3 in our Religion books! In this chapter students will learn about Jesus’ second coming. Sr. Elizabeth visits our class on the first Tuesday of each month. This week she spoke to us about angels and the way Jesus wants us to live.

Science:  Both 3rd grade classes have just completed chapter 2 on the topic of How Animals Live! We will now begin chapter 3 on Where Plants and Animals live. In this chapter students will study ecosystems.


Grade 3 Book Report #1

Book Report Mobile


You will be making a mobile as your project for this book report. I expect all projects will be of high quality. Your project should demonstrate pride of workmanship and neatness. You must include the title of the book, the name of the author, and number of pages with each project. Your book should be at least 100 pages long or longer and be at least the third grade reading level.

You can use a wire coat hanger, construction paper or poster board, and string to construct a mobile based on the book, or the parts of the book you liked best. Hang a minimum of six panels from the mobile. Each panel will have a detailed quality picture on one side and a detailed paragraph explaining the picture on the other side. Make your mobile colorful, detailed and explain each picture in detail. You need to cover the characters with a minimum of 2 panels, the setting with at least 1 panel, and the plot with 3 panels. Remember that the plot consists of a series of events in a story. The plot has three main parts which are the conflict (problem), the climax (turning point), and the resolution (solution). One panel should be devoted to each of these areas of the plot.

Your book report mobile will be due on October 26, 2012

Character Panels

  1. Protagonist

The Principle character in the story

  1. Antagonist

One that causes problems for the protagonist

Plot Panels

  1. Conflict

The problem of the story

  1. Climax

The highest point of tension in the story or major turning point of action in the story

  1. Resolution

Solution to the problem of the story

Setting Panel

  1. Setting

The time and place that the story took place


3D Super Scientists

Science Chapter 2: How Animals Live

Today we learned about vertibrate and invertibrate animals. Students made their own models of a backbone using pasta wheels and gummy Lifesavers!























Science Chapter 1: Plants and How They Grow

Students made venn diagrams to compare and conrast the roots of beets and grass.



















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