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Grade 3 - Mrs. Goltsov

Kerry Goltsov

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I have taught 3rd grade for over 10 years.  My son Jake is a graduate of St. Christopher School! My hobbies include reading, traveling, going to the beach in the summer, and spending time with my family.

November News

November is here and we are well on our way in third grade!  We have a lot to do before Thanksgiving break.

Some dates to remember:

November 1--Mass

November 7--Barnes and Noble Night

November 10--No School

November 16--Conferences

November 21---Prayer Service

In Math, we are concentrating on Subtraction.  Estimating differences, regrouping across 3 and 4 digit numbers, regrouping with zeros, and solving more advanced word problems is the focus this month.  We will soon be getting into multiplication.  In addition to IXL, www.multiplication.com is a great site to visit to practice these skills.

In Social Studies, we will be looking at immigrants from different countries around the world and their holiday celebrations.  We will also learn about the history of these holidays.

In Language Arts, the focus will be on compound words, syllables, comparing and contrasting, context clues, singular and plural nouns, and possessive nouns.

In Religion, Chapter 5 takes us into learning about the first members of the church, and how the church continues to grow.  We are reading stories about the mission of the apostles and how they continued the work of Jesus.



3G wishes all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.


October News



We are halfway through the first quarter already!  3G has many things in store for October which will keep us busy!

We met our PreK buddies in September, and have gotten together with them for some fun playtime.  We will do more activities this month.  It is nice to see the third graders helping out their new friends.

Math:  in chapter 2, larger digit addition is the focus, soon to move into subtraction.  Each student has their information to log in to IXL math.  This is a great website to reinforce those basic facts.  Word problems and math games continue to strengthen our math comprehension.

Language Arts:  cursive writing is beginning this month!  This is an exciting time!  Some of us are familiar with this so far, but we will all practice hard.  Plural nouns, possessive nouns, syllables, context clues, antonyms, main idea and detail are the themes moving forward. Our first book report is this month.

Religion:  we will be discussing the beginning of the church and how the first Christians were our role models for how we should live.

Social Studies:  rural, suburban, and urban communities will be our focus, and we will be learning about immigrants coming to America to start a new life and experience new opportunities.  We will "travel" around the world as we take a look at all of the different countries our ancestors came from.

We will be having a Halloween party on Tuesday October 31st.  Thank you to those who have offered to contribute in some way.   With plenty of snacks and activities, it's sure to be a great time!  Don't forget to wear your black and orange.


September News

We have been very busy already with all of our subjects!  Concentration this year will be on taking accurate notes, reading to find information, and study skills.

In Math, we are focusing on place value, comparing and ordering numbers, and rounding.  Chapter 2 will involve higher addition and subtraction.  Please continue to review those math facts, as we will be starting timed quizzes soon.

In Language Arts, we are continuing with short and long vowel sounds, author's purpose of writing, prefixes and suffixes, subjects and predicates, types of sentences, and vocabulary skills.  I'm hoping to see these skills incorporated into the journal writing each week.  Spelling tests are on Fridays, and the students can find the weekly words on www.spellingcity.com.

In Religion, we are learning about the teachings of Jesus and the parts of the Mass.  All of the Religion tests are open book, so the students are encouraged to look back in the chapter to find their answers.

In Social Studies, we are focusing on communities around the world.  Definitions are written at the beginning of each chaper.  Map skills are continuously reviewed as we explore different parts of the world.

We are off to a great start!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.


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