Friday, June 5, 2020

eLEarning 6.5.20 - Your Last Day of 3rd Grade!

Good morning class, and welcome to your last day of school! To start your day, I'd like you to complete one last writing assignment. Please write a short note (5 to 10 sentences) to next year's third grade class. You can tell them what to expect in the 3rd grade: what might be hard, what might be easy, or what might be fun for them. Think about what you wish someone had told you on your first day of 3rd grade.


Please also complete 30 minutes of Khan academy or http://polyup.com/

We'll have our last class Zoom meeting today at 12. Please have a pencil and paper ready!


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Last but not least, here is a letter from me to you . . . 

Dear 3rd Graders,

Congratulations on making it to the end of what has been a very unique school year. Although we weren't able to end this year in class together, I'm glad we've been able to stay close thanks to our Zoom meetings, and I'm looking forward to our last meeting today when we can reflect a little on the year and say our goodbyes.

Earlier this week I had you share your favorite memory or memories of 3rd grade, so I'd like to share mine. When I think back about this year, what will stand out to me most are our two prayer services that you led with your reading buddies. Third grade was a long time ago for me, but I can still remember it pretty well. I know one of the things that I definitely did not do as a 3rd grader was get up and read in front of the entire school! You all were able to do that not once but twice, and at the same time set a great example as role models for your friends in Pre-K. You've all done so much to make me a proud teacher this year, but I think those two times are at the top of my list! 

I hope you all have a fun and fantastic summer, and that you find some time to read and maybe even practice your multiplication facts :) You all have email now so if you ever want to check in to say hello you know where to reach me: rsassetti@sthelenchicago.org

One piece of advice I'll leave you with before you go on to become big, bad 4th graders: don't be afraid to make mistakes! A lot of the time, it's after you make a mistake that you will learn the most. What's most important isn't what you did wrong, but how you choose to respond to it.

with Love,
Mr. Sassetti

Thursday, June 4, 2020

eLearning 6.4.20

Good morning 3rd graders 😊 The videos you made for Mrs. Johnson are fantastic! I know she'll be so happy to see them and I thank you for your efforts. If there are students who have yet to record please follow the link here to do so. This will be the last day to record before I send these to her:


Similar to yesterday, I'm asking that you use these last few days to check back and turn in a couple assignments that you might have missed over the last few weeks. We will be meeting in our regular small groups as well. 



Math (T/Th)
(9:30 - 10) - Stella, Owen, Kamila, Mika, Kaya
(10 - 10:30) - Vita, Cadence, Jacob, Evelyn
(10:30 - 11) - Sofia, Victoria, Thomas, Emi, Jhaxon

Reading/ELA (T/Th)
(12 - 12:30) - Vita, Evelyn, Thomas, Jhaxon
(12:30 - 1:00) - Stella, Owen, Emi, Cadence, Sofia
(1:00 - 1:30) - Kamila, Kaya, Mika, Victoria, Jacob


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

eLearning 6.3.20

Good morning class! With 3 days left in our school year, we will be winding down from daily posted assignments. You should use these next 3 days to look back in google classroom and catch up on missed assignments. You do not need to turn in every missed assignment, but you might want to pick one or two to work on for each day of school we have left. 

https://classroom.google.com/

I'm also asking you to complete one last Flipgrid assignment for the year. As you know, our principal Mrs. Johnson is retiring this year. Please leave her a short message thanking for her all she's done for our school, and wishing her well in her retirement. You might also like to include one thing you love about St. Helen, or a favorite school memory. Please take the time to send a nice message, I'll be sharing these with her on the last day of school :)


Your other assignments for the day are:

Math: 30 minutes Khan Academy

Social Studies: Zoom lesson on pgs. 252 to 255, click the link below to join us at 12

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

eLearning 6.2.20

Good morning class, and happy Tuesday. Today we will be meeting in our small groups for math in the morning, and reading/ELA in the afternoon. Same groups and times as usual, you can see the schedule below as a reminder.

Apart from small groups, I'd like you to write a letter to Sr. Mary Kay to introduce yourself for next year. Your letter should include the date, begin with a greeting (Dear Sr. Mary Kay), and end with a closing (From, Your Name). If you need help, ask your mom or dad to help format your letter. Here's what else to include:

1) an introduction sentence: "Hello, my name is  . . . "
2) What is your favorite subject?
3) What are you looking forward to in 4th grade?
4) What would you like to work on in 4th grade?
5) What do you like to do for fun?

These do not need to be long. 5 sentences would be enough, but you're welcome to make them longer if you like. If possible please upload as a google doc on our google classroom page, so I can print them off and give them to her for next year!

You can have until Thursday to complete this assignment :)


Here is the schedule and link for today's small groups:


Math (T/Th)
(9:30 - 10) - Stella, Owen, Kamila, Mika, Kaya
(10 - 10:30) - Vita, Cadence, Jacob, Evelyn
(10:30 - 11) - Sofia, Victoria, Thomas, Emi, Jhaxon

Reading/ELA (T/Th)
(12 - 12:30) - Vita, Evelyn, Thomas, Jhaxon
(12:30 - 1:00) - Stella, Owen, Emi, Cadence, Sofia
(1:00 - 1:30) - Kamila, Kaya, Mika, Victoria, Jacob


Monday, June 1, 2020

eLearning 6.1.20

Good morning class, and welcome to your very last week as 3rd graders. I cannot believe it's here. We will have plenty of time this week to reflect and say our goodbyes, but I'd like to say now that I'm so proud of what you've accomplished for yourselves this year, and feel very fortunate to have had you all as my very first group of students.

You don't have a regular list of spelling words this week, instead I'll be giving you a bonus test of Summer spelling words on Friday. As your write 5 sentences assignment for this week, please write them about your favorite memory from this school year.


Reading Buddies: We'll be meeting to say goodbye to our buddies, and read one last book together today at 10. Follow this link to join us:

Math: 30 minutes Khan Academy, if you would like to sign up for one-to-one help you can do so here:

(If you sign up for a meeting, use the link posted at the bottom of the page at your scheduled time)

Science: We'll meet as a group at 12 for today's lesson on pages C60 - 65, here's the link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 422 079 0415
Password: 302609

Friday, May 29, 2020

eLearning 5.29.20

Good morning 3rd graders! Welcome to the end of another week. Only one more left! Thank you for all the hard work you continue to put in on your assignments, and in our Zoom lessons. 

For morning work today, please read the short article "Is It Good to Be Bored Sometimes?" After reading, write a short response (5 sentences) about whether you think boredom can ever be helpful. Include at least one example from the article or from your own life.



Here's what else I'd like you to work on:

Math: 30 minutes Khan Academy or http://polyup.com/

Spelling: Parents please give the Week 34 spelling test and email me scores if possible

Handwriting: Write for 20 minutes in your workbook

Social Studies: Lesson at 12 via Zoom. We'll be working through Chapter 10: Government at Work as a group

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 422 079 0415
Password: 302609