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Teacher Biography 

Mrs. O'Brien

 

 

 My name is Susan D. O'Brien and I have happily been teaching your third graders here at St. Athanasius School for over 30 years. I teach Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math and Handwriting. I also teach to the second grade spelling. Before moving to the Philadelphia area, I taught first grade in MIddletown, Connecticut. My B.A is in Elementary Education and my M. S. is in Special Education.

I was born in England and grew up in Rye, New York, a suburb of NYC.  I am married to Ronald O'Brien and have a tuxedo cat named Nehemiah. When I have spare time, I love to be with my family and friends,  travel, learn history, read, garden and watch the birds at my bird feeders. Nehemiah is fond of the birds too!

I want the children in my class to love God, respect others, be responsible and to always be kind. I want them to learn as much as they can with the goal of becoming independent learners. I try to make learning fun and to have a classroom full of happy, learning children.

If you need to email me, please do so through the messaging on Option C. I check this daily.


 

Class News

2018-2019 Welcome Letter
2018-2019 Supply List and Summer Assignments

 

 Black History Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

HOMEWORK

 

Homework/Reminders:

November 19, 2018

  1. Reading – Put each new vocabulary word in a sentence.
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 117
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 29
  4. Social Studies – Simple Solutions Lesson 26

This week – Tuesday full day, Wednesday 11:45 dismissal CARES bring lunch Wednesday

 

 

 

 November 16, 2018

First In Math Just The Facts multiplication 10x10

November 15, 2016

  1. Reading – Test tomorrow on The Harvest Birds. Know the story and vocabulary.
  2. Science – Glossary words test tomorrow.
  3. Social Studies – Lesson 25

First In Math – Just the Facts Multiplication 10x10

*Parents – Look for 3 different letters in your child’s take home folder.

 

 

November 13, 2018

  1. Reading – Worksheet
  2. Social Studies – Study for test on Lessons 21-24 tomorrow
  3. Science – Study Glossary words test – moved to Thursday because you also have Religion to study.
  4. Religion – Test tomorrow.
  5. Math – FIM Just the Facts Multiplication

Lots of studying – Your most important homework!!     

 

 

November 12, 2018

  1. Reading/Writing/Social Studies – Write a paragraph to tell why we honor veterans on Veterans’ Day.
  2. Math – Test tomorrow on Simple Solutions Lessons 25-28
  3. Religion – Test tomorrow
  4. Science – Know your glossary wors!!

 

 

November 9, 2018

Homework – First In Math

Tests next week:

  • Math – Simple Solutions Lessons 25-28 Tuesday
  • Social Studies Lessons 21-24 Wednesday
  • Science – Glossary words on page 12 Wednesday
  • Reading – The Harvest Birds Thursday

Please sign and return tests and folder.  Have a great weekendJ

 

 

November 8, 2018

  1. Reading – Study vocabulary words for a test tomorrow.
  2. Spelling – Test tomorrow
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 29
  4. Social Studies - Lesson 23

Tests coming up next week

  • Math – Simple Solutions Lessons 25-28
  • Social Studies Lessons 21-24
  • Science – Page 12 Glossary words 1-6
  • Reading – The Harvest Birds

 

 

November 7, 2018

  1. Reading – Journeys page 107
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 111
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 28
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 22
  5. Science – Learn the meanings of the last words on your glossary page

*First In Math – work on your Fall Challenge

 

 

November 6, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread The Harvest Birds on line or with a buddy.
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 108
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 27
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 22
  5. Science – Learn words 3 and 4

First In Math – work on the Fall Challenge

 

 

November 5, 2018

  1. Reading – Put each new word into a sentence
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 103
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 26
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 21
  5. Science – Learn words 1 and 2 from your new glossary list.

*Try the First In Math Fall Challenge – There will be a rewardJ

 

 

November 2, 2018

First In Math – Just The Facts addition or multiplication

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Sunday!

Have a great weekend J

*Please try to bring in new socks or gently worn sneakers for children in need.

 

October 31, 2018

  1. Reading – Journeys workbook page 91
  2. Spelling – Journeys workbook page 97, test Friday
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 25
  4. Social Studies – Study for your test!
  • Early dismissal Friday

 

 

October 30, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread on line or with a buddy What Do Illustrators Do?
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 94
  3. Math – Simple Solutions test Wednesday on Lessons 21-24. Study the ones

you got wrong. Also – Sadlier green workbook page 34

  1. Social Studies – Study for test on Thursday Lessons 17-20

*Orange and black dress down day tomorrow. You may participate for $2.00

*Show parents the letter about eye care

*Early dismissal Friday.

 

 

 

October 29, 2018

  1. Reading – Put each new vocabulary word in a sentence
  2. Spelling – Spelling Journeys workbook page 89
  3. Math – Green workbook page 20 and study for test on Lessons 21-24 Simple Solutions
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 20, Test Thursday on Lessons 17-20

 

 

October 26, 2018

Homework:  First In Math and studying for tests next week

  • Math Simple Solutions Lessons 21-24 test Wednesday
  • Social Studies Lessons Tuesday
  • Reading – Max’s Words Skills and Comprehension Monday

 

 

October 25, 2018

  1. Reading - Vocabulary test tomorrow on your last list.  Be a ble to read and use the sentences correctly.
  2. Spelling – Test tomorrow
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 24
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 19

Book Fair last day tomorrow.

 

 

October 24, 2018

1. Reading – Journeys workbook page 82

2. Spelling – Journeys page 83

3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 23

4. Social Studies – Lesson 18

*Two more days for the Book Fair!

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2018

Homework:  First In Math – Just The Facts Addition, Subtraction or Multiplication

Reminders: 

  • Book Fair all next week
  • Bring lunch Monday. No hot lunch will be served. See letter sent home earlier.
  • Please try to bring a quarter a week for the Mission.
  • Have a great weekend!

 

October 18, 2018

  1. Reading – Vocabulary test tomorrow on the list in your vocabulary book.
  2. Spelling – Test tomorrow on the list on page 69
  3. Math – Test tomorrow on Lessons 17-20
  4. Social Studies – Do Lesson 15

*Social Studies test grade is on Option C

**Book Fair starts Monday J

 October 17, 2018

  1. Reading – Journeys practice book page 51
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 69
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 20, test Friday on Lessons 17-20
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 14

*Book Fair starts October 22nd J

 

 October 16, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread Roberto Clemente on line or with a buddy.
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 66
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 19, test Friday on Lessons 17-20
  4. Social Studies – Test tomorrow on Lessons 9-12. Study!!

*Book Fair starts October 22nd J

 

 October 15, 2018

  1. Reading/Vocabulary – Put each new word into a sentence.
  2. Spelling – Journeys workbook page 61
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 18 – Next test is on Lessons 17-20
  4. Social Studies – Study for test Wednesday on Lessons 9-12

 

 October 12, 2018

First In Math Just The Facts. If you are finished addition, go to subtraction. If you are finished that, you

do anything on FIM.

Have a great weekend!

 

 October 11, 2018

  1. Reading/Writing – Write a paragraph to explain why Robert called the bridge Pop's bridge. Indent the first word. Start with this sentence – Robert's dad was a skywalker on the Golden Gate Bridge, and Robert called it Pop's bridge.

  2. Spelling – Journeys page 52

  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 17

  4. Social Studies – Lesson 13

 

 

 

October 10, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread Pop’s Bridge on line or with a buddy.
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 47
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 16
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 12

*Early dismissal tomorrowJ

 

 

October 5, 2018

*No school Monday and early dismissal Thursday.

**First In Math – You may do anything in FIM this weekend.

***Science project Tuesday, October 9th. It is not optional

****Have a great weekend!

Parents - Please sign all tests and return them in the test folder on Tuesday.

 

 October 4, 2018

  1. Reading – cancelled

  2. Spelling – Journeys page 55

  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 14

  4. Social Studies – Lesson 10

*Parents: The next time you go shopping would you please pick up the following for the classroom? Tissues, paper towels, cleaning wipes and hand wipes such as Wet Ones. We have enough liquid hand sanitizer to fill a bathtub, so we are fine on that! Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

October 3, 2018

  1. Reading/Writing – Write a paragraph to explain how to do something. You can pick how to cook, how to ride a bike, how to swim, how to play Play Station games ~ anything you want. Indent the first word in the first sentence. That sentence will tell what you are going to explain. The next 4 sentences will tell how to do it.

  2. Spelling – Journeys page 52

  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 13

  4. Social Studies – Lesson 9

*Pretzels tomorrow

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2018

1. Reading – Tests tomorrow on Destiny's Gift – vocabulary and story

2. Spelling – Journeys page 47Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 12

3. Science – Test tomorrow – Glossary words and identifying solids, liquids and gases.

4. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 12

Reminders: No school Monday for students

dismissal October 11th

Fund Raiser money due.

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2018

  1. Reading – Answer questions about Destiny's Gift. Use sentences to answer.

  2. Social Studies – Test tomorrow on Lessons 5-8. Study well!

  3. Science – Take home project paper. Project is due October 9th. Study for test Wednesday on the glossary words and identifying solids, liquids and gases.

  4. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 11

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2018

Homework:

  • First In Math – Finish up with addition Just The Facts. If you are done, start Subtraction.

  • Social Studies test on Tuesday. Lessons 5-8

  • Science test Wednesday – Glossary words 1-9, and knowing solids, liquids, and gasses.

  • Reading tests Wednesday on Destiny's Gift

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

September 26, 2018

  1. Reading – Journeys page 36
  2. Spelling – Journeys page 41
  3. Math – Test tomorrow on Lessons 5-8
  4. Social Studies – Lesson 9 AND study for test next week Lessons 5-8
  5. Science – Learn glossary words 7, 8, and 9. Test next week

 

 

September 25, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread Destiny's Gift on line or with a buddy.

  2. Spelling – Journeys page 38

  3. Math – Study for your Simple Solutions test on Lessons 5-8 Thursday. This is a correction on Lesson numbers!

  4. Social Studies – Simple Solutions Lesson 8

  5. Science – Learn the meaning of words 4, 5, 6. Test next week on all of the vocabulary

  6. Math – again! There will be an addition facts speed test on Friday. JTF will help!

 

 

 

 

September 24, 2018

  1. Reading – Put each new vocabulary word into a sentence.
  2. Spelling – Do page 33 Journeys Practice Book
  3. Math – Simple Solutions test on Lessons 7-10 will be on Thursday. Study the hard ones.

                I will pick questions from these lists.

  1. Science! Learn the meanings of words 1, 2 and 3 on page 1 of Properties of Matter.

 

 

 

September 21, 2018

Homework: Just the Facts Addition for those who aren't finished yet. The others who are Just the Facts subtraction.

Say good bye to summer tomorrow. Fall starts tomorrow evening!

Have a great weekend.

Remember – I need a note if you can't do First In Math.

 

 

 

 

September 20, 2018

  1. Reading/Writing- Write a paragraph to explain why communities need courts with juries sand judges.Use the tablet paper that I give you.
  2. Spelling – Study for test tomorrow. List is on page 19
  3. Social Studies – Simple Solutions Lesson 7
  4. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 10.

Parents:  Test scores are on Option C. Please check them out. Test folders usually go home once a month.

CRAZY HAT DAY TOMORROW! Wear a crazy hat or a hat from your favorite team.

 

 

 

September 19, 2018

  1. Reading – Journeys practice book page 16
  2. Spelling – Journeys practice book page 27
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 9
  4. Social Studies – Simple Solutions Lesson 6

Reminder:  Tomorrow pretzels are for sale. 50 cents J

 

 

September 18, 2018

  1. Reading – Reread The Trial of Cardigan Jones on line or with a buddy.

  2. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 8

  3. Spelling – Practice Book page 24

  4. Social Studies – Simple Solutions Lesson 5

*Work on Just the Facts Addition unless I have told you that you are done.

 

 

 

September 17, 2018

  1. Reading/Vocabulary – Put each new word into a sentence. It’s in your ELA copybook
  2. Spelling – Journeys Practice Book
  3. Math – Simple Solutions Lesson 7
  4. Social Studies – Test tomorrow.

 September 14, 2018

Homework:

First In Math – Just the Facts Addition. Please bring a note if you can’t do it.

Study for your Social Studies test.

Reminders:

Please try to bring twenty-five cents a week for the missions. We are collecting for

children who need our help.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 September 7, 2018

Do First In Math - Just The Facts. If you are unable to do it, please bring a note to explain.

September 6, 2018

Homework:

  1. Spelling – Do Journeys Practice Book page 10

  2. Math – Do Simple Solutions Lesson 3

  3. Social Studies – Do Simple Solutions Social Studies Lesson 1

Toy Day Friday: If you may bring a toy, only bring 1 inexpensive

toy that fits in your book bag. If you are not on the toy list, work

harder next week to earn the privilege.

 

 

 

 

September 5, 2018

Homework:

  1. Spelling – Journeys practice book page 5. Do the page

  2. Math – Simple Solutions do Lesson 2

  3. Reading – Your projects are due by the 17th. Work on them

and do them well. Neat and attractive!

Reminders:

  • Parents please use the envelope that your child took home

    today for the supply money. Please only send cash.

  • People who sent in money, you will get your change in that

    envelope as soon as I have it.

 

 

August 30, 2018

Parent reminders:

  • No school tomorrow or Monday. Full days start Tuesday.

  • Breakfast, lunch and CARES begin Tuesday. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. Go in downstairs door.

  • Please return brown envelope signed and dated and all necessary forms by Tuesday.

Student reminders:

  • Do First In Math over the long weekend. Work on Just The Facts addition and subtraction. I will check your progress Tuesday. Log in information is in your planner.

 

 

 

 

 

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