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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.



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.





















We have had a wonderful start to this school year! Our class has been very busy learning the rules, following a new schedule, bonding with classmates and exploring seven new textbooks! I can tell that we are going to have a great year together!

Our specialist schedule is as follows:

Monday- Physical Education

Tuesday- Computer / Library & Music

Wednesday- Library / Computer

Thursday- Spanish

Friday- Art

In Math we have been reviewing skills from second grade including expanded form, money less than $1.00, addition/subtraction facts through 18, fractions, measurements, time and graphs. Next we will move on to comparing and ordering numbers. We will also be working on adding and subtracting larger numbers.

In Science we are learning about plants and how they grow. We are exploring the main parts of a plant, why plants need roots and stems, how plants are grouped, how new plants grow, and how plants of the past are like today’s plants.

In Language Arts we are using a new reading series which includes reading, comprehension, phonics, grammar, handwriting and spelling.  Today we learned about homonyms, short vowels, rhythm and conflict.

Here is the link to our class webpage on SpellingCity.com. Here you will find our list of spelling words and many fun games that you can play to practice for our weekly spelling test!


In Religion we are learning the teachings of Jesus through readings, class plays, art projects and more.

Our class visits Mrs. Goltsov’s class four days a week for Social Studies!

This Friday (9/7) we will have our first spelling test of the year. We will also be answering writing prompts on the summer reading book Ramona the Pest.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!


Third Grade Goals:

Our third grade class will have fun developing reading and language arts skills through weekly spelling exercises and grammar lessons. Students will learn all about the writing process, and practice some creative writing.  We will read many stories to improve upon comprehension skills.

In math, students will become experts at the multiplication tables 1-12! Students will learn about place value and money, division, geometry, fractions, and problem solving.

In science, our class will be doing hands-on activities and experiments to learn about life cycles, matter, forces and machines, weather, landforms, the human body, rocks and minerals, and the solar system!

In social studies, students will learn about communities, geography, economics, citizenship, and government. Students will also learn about American culture and our nation’s history.

I am looking forward to a great year in third grade!