Class 3A

happy stroll in meadow

Ms. Johnstone

Adventure Awaits in 3A

A Note from Ms. Johnstone:

Wishing all of the Mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope you enjoy this day with your family!  I want to thank everyone for the treats, gifts, and supplies you sent in this past week for Teacher Appreciation Week!  All of you truly spoiled me and I am so blessed to have such a loving and generous class.

Test folders will come home weekly with papers to sign and send back and papers to keep at home.

Please pack a small dry snack daily, that your child can keep on their desk in the morning until snack time.

Many Blessings,

Ms. Johnstone

Our Class Wish List on Amazon is listed below: (Please note that some items (e.g.; tissues, wipes, bandaids, etc.) may reflect purchased numbers from last year.  I increased the numbers to reflect the needs for this year.  Thank you so much for all of the purchases for our class already!!  We are truly blessed!!

Amazon Wish List

Important Dates:

Friday, May 24, 2024:   No School

Monday, May 27, 2024:   No School, Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, May 31, 2024:   Mass 8:15 am followed by NJHS Stole Ceremony, Last Day of Extended Care.  

Monday, June 3, 2024:   Field Day, 8th Grade Graduation, IHM Chapel 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2024:   Noon Dismissal

Wednesday, June 5, 2024:   Noon Dismissal 

Thursday, June 6, 2024:   Last Day of School!  Mass 8 am, 10 am Dismissal.  

Our Focus:


Unit 4: Jesus Brings Us to the Kingdom of God

The children will deepen their understanding of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection. They will appreciate being members of the Church and try to be good members.

Chapter 15: Jesus Suffered and Died for Us  Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem for the feast of Passover was honored with palms and hosannas. Still, Jesus was saddened by many people’s refusal to accept him as the promised Messiah. The children learn that Jesus offered himself as the sacrifice of the new covenant, which we celebrate at every Mass. They consider the sufferings of Jesus during his agony in the garden, his arrest and trial, and his Crucifixion and Death. They learn that by submitting to these sufferings in obedience to his Father’s will, Jesus conquered sin and death. The children are encouraged to model Jesus when they face trials and to be inspired by the hope of enjoying a share in Christ’s glory. 

Language Arts: Unit 5

The Big Idea: 

Unit Essential Question:  What are different ways to meet challenges? 

Concept:  Meet the Challenge

Essential Question:   Let’s Trade

Stories: Juanita and the Beanstalk & Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Concepts: How do we get what we need

Genre: Fairy Tales

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Vocab Skill: Root Words

Vocab: Barter, admit, considered, creation, humble, magnificent, payment, reluctantly

 Use workshop and unit papers in multi-pocket folder to study for reading tests.

Grammar:  Adjectives

Writing & Convections:  Friendly Letter, Spring Haiku, Opinion writing

Math: Multiplication/Division/ Geometry

Science:  Scientific Tools, Science Safety & Scientific Method, Simple Machines, Matter, Force & Motion

Social Studies: American Symbols, Geography, Parts of a Map, Landmarks, Local Community, Government, Elections & Voting, Government Documents, Parts of Government, Historical Figures, Economics


Test Schedule (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Spelling Test

Wednesday, May 22, 2024: Reading Test

Thursday, May 23, 2024: Religion Chapter 15 Test, Math Skills Quiz

Looking Ahead:



Special Schedule 3A:  2023-2024 

Physical Education:  (Mrs. Blasi) Please wear a gym uniform and sneakers.  Monday

Library:  (Mrs. Lytwyn) Tuesday

Art:  (Mrs. Waltz)  Tuesday

Music:   (Mrs. Vin0viskis)  Wednesday

Spanish: (Senora Acuna)  Thursday



Helpful Websites

Religion Text Christ Our Life

Wonders Reading Resource:
Login Information will be taped in your child’s Homework Book at the beginning of the year
Please use the site to review stories, skills, & vocabulary at home.

Math Text Sadlier Connect

Username: Sadlier student    Password: ReadyToLearn!

First in Math

  • Login Information will be taped in your child’s Homework Book at the beginning of the year

Ways to practice counting change with your child at home:

Mr. Nussbaum Counting Change Online Game 

Fun Brain Change Maker Online Game


  • Login Information will be taped in your child’s Homework Book at the beginning of the year

Spelling City


*More parent information can be found online at

Social Studies Study Guide for Maps & Globes