Mrs. Margaret Kinsella has been teaching at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for 21 years. This will be her ninth year teaching 3rd grade. Mrs. Kinsella was born and educated in New York. She graduated from St. John's University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and earned her master's degree in Special Education from CUNY of Staten Island. Before moving to Gettysburg in 1990, Mrs. Kinsella taught classes of children with learning disabilities and autism.
Mrs. Kinsella and her husband have two adult sons who attended St. Francis Xavier School.
Just a Reminder
Please have your child record the minutes read on their Book-It calendar each school night.
Religion test is scheduled for Monday, October 23, A study guide will be sent home in Wednesday's folder.
Halloween Poem verses to memorize for October 31st will be placed in Wednesday's white folder.
Please remember to sign test papers and return them in the Wednesday white folder each week.
Remember to read the Wednesday News for updates on school events
Class Lessons for Week of October 16
Language Arts - The children will read and discuss the story, Gary, the Dreamer, in their reading anthology. Book report presentations continue this week, Final copy of reports on countries of the world will be written.
Creative writing - fall poems
Spelling - A list of 20 words will be stapled in the children's planner. Homework for the week: Monday - words in ABC order; Tuesday -words (1-10) written 3xs each; Wednesday - words (11-20) written 3xs each; Thursday - sentences. Study nightly. Test on Friday. Please have your child write words using the 3rd grade tablet paper that is in their homework folder.
Math - Upcoming lessons include the properties of addition: identity, commutative, associative; patterns and estimation. The 3xs tables will be practiced daily . Check planner for daily homework. Pre-testing of the 3xs tables will be given on Thursday. Final test on October 25.
Religion - The faith focus of the week centers on the Ordinary Time of the church calendar year.. Religion test is scheduled for Monday, October 23.
We hold you in our prayers each day. Have a wonderful week!
Supply List for 2017-2018
These Items can be purchased at school:
- 2 Composition books-$2/ea
- 4 Writing tablets - $2.00 each
- 1 Student planner - $4.50
- Art Fee - $10.00
Total cost - $26.50
- 7 Folders with bottom pockets
- 2 Red pens for checking work
- 2 Yellow highlighters
- 5 Pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils)
- 1 Scissor
- 2 Glue sticks
- 1 Pack of construction paper
- 1 Pack of colored pencils
- 1 Box of crayons (no more that 24)
- 3 Boxes of tissues
- 1 Soft pencil case
- 1 Ruler (cm. and in.)
- 1 Small pencil sharpener with cover
- 1 Big eraser
- 2 Stretchy size large book covers
- 1 Pack of multiplication flash cards (for home study)
- 1 Container of disinfectant wipes
- 1 Pack of 3x5 white index cards – 100 count
- 1 Plastic index card box
- 1 School bag
- 1 Seat sack from 2nd grade (new seat sacks can be purchased at school for $8.00