Welcome new 3rd graders!!!!

Hello Parents!!


I would like to welcome you and your children to 3rd grade.  Even though you do not begin until August, I hope some of you may be looking at this site for a heads up into 3rd grade. I am sure that their teacher has given them a packet for the summer to work.  Please make sure that they bring it with them the first day of school.  Have your students work on their addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.  They should know their multiplication for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10, as I know they have been already using these in 2nd grade.  They should also know basic fractions, how to recognize them, and skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10.  If you child is having difficulty with any of these task, please practice with them this summer.  Also continue reading with your children during the Summer.  I have the children read 15 minutes a night.  It would be a good idea to get them started in that habit if they are not doing that already.  I shall look forward to meeting all of you in August.  Have a great Summer!!!!



Ms. Crable

Happenings in 3rd Grade

Dear Parents,


I can't believe that I have already had 10 months with your children.  I would like to thank each of you for the opportunity of teaching and getting to know your children.  I would also like to thank you for entrusting your children to me these past 10 months.  It is my first year back in Topeka, and these 14 children will always have a special place in my heart.  They all have grown academically, physically, and much more mature than the first day they walked into my classroom.  Each of them posses different gifts from God and they should continue to nurture those gifts. Even though they will no longer be with me, I want to continue assisting them on that journey.  Each of the students took home a Summer Packet, which is to be completed and brought back the 1st day of school.  They are to give it to me on that first day of school and I will grade it and give it to the 4th grade teacher.  Continue working with your children on their multiplication and division, as well as some still need help with addition and subtraction.  When your child is reading to you, and they run across a word they do not know, write the word on a card.  Help them break the words down by syllables and by sounds of the letters.  Do not just tell them the words.  Give them the opportunity to hear the sounds and figure it out.  Once you have written these words on the cards, take 10 minutes a day and just go through the cards.  Let the children tell you words.  Continue to add to this list and you will see a difference in the fluency of your child's reading and their vocabulary will also grow.


Again,  thank you for the wonderful opportunity of teaching your children this past year.  If you have any questions over the summer, do not hesitate to email, as I will be glad to answer you.




Ms. Crable

News this week.



A lot is going on around St. Matthews this week!  If you haven't noticed, the Book Fair started today and will be open till Sunday. Please come by, take a look, and purchase a book for your child.

Friday, will be Grandparents Day.  All of the children's Genius Projects will be on display.

The students will also have a couple of test this week.  They will have their spelling pre-test on Thursday.  If they pass at 100%, they will not have to take the test on Friday.  Regular spelling test will be Friday.

Group I in math, will have a test on Friday, and Group II will have their math test on Thursday.

Verb test will be next Monday,  We will review on Friday.

Only two more weeks until Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your week.


Ms. Crable


Holiday Books with Scholastic



Today, your child will be bringing home a pamphlet on different books you can purchase for them for the Holidays.  They make great

Christmas gifts!!!  I always buy for my son.  If you purchase more than $25.00, your child will get a free book with $5.00.  Please take a look and hopefully you will purchase.  You can purchase by bringing back the order form on the back with a check made out to Scholastic, or you can get on the website; Scholastic books.com, and look for our school, and then my name, Ms. Crable.  You will need to pay by way of credit card to purchase this way.  Hope you enjoy looking at the types of  books that are available with your child.


Ms. Crable

News this week.

We will be having a busy week. Tuesday and Wednesday the students will be taking KITE Test.

They will also have a Religion, Chapter 4 test tomorrow. They have small books they made that have the new

words and definitions they learned from this chapter.

We will be having Mass on Tuesday so remember to wear your green shirts!

Thursday will be teacher/student/parent conferences.  Your child must attend.

Friday, the students will be out of school.


Enjoy your weekend!!!