Mrs. DeMaster's Blog

I am so excited to be teaching at All Saints this year.  I received my education degree from the University of Minnesota in Duluth.  I taught full-time for eight years in- 6 years in first grade and 2 years on kindergarten- before getting married and starting a family.  My husband, Ben, and I live in Lakeville with our two boys, who attend All Saints.  When I have a little down time, I enjoy reading, running, watching movies, and spending time with my family.
I will be posting class updates each day on my page so you can see what we are up to in third grade.

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January 15, 2019

Homework for today:
Reading: Read for 15 minutes
Math: Area model for multiplication worksheet
          Keep working on 7s and 9s
Spelling: Study for the test on Friday
Language Arts:  Some students need to finish three sentences using irregular verbs.  They are writing three sentences about a driving trip they went on.  Who was driving?  Where did you go?  Where did you sit?  What did you eat?  (suggested prompts.)
Religion: BOF test 1/28 https://quizlet.com/_4bg58k

January 4, 2019

There is no homework this weekend except reading for 15 minutes and practicing multiplication- especially the 3s and 6s.
Events for next week: January/July birthdays are celebrated on Tuesday, January 8.  Students with a birthday in January or July may be out of uniform.

Spelling preview: Next week's spelling words will have the following blends:

ck, ct, ft, ld, mp, nd

STEM Fair Registration is now open! Sign up your project at https://goo.gl/forms/eDMaiZinxsGtJRG42

All students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are encouraged to enter projects.  Students may do an individual project or work in teams of two. Participants are invited to present a project in any STEM field.

 All projects will be reviewed and all entrants will be awarded certificates.  

 Students in 3rd - 8th grade who are interested in participating in the Archdiocesan Big Bang STEM Fair on April 6 will need to follow specific criteria for their project - more information will be provided if you indicate you’re interested when you sign-up.

 Key Dates: February 1:  Registration closes

                   February 15:  Final project titles due

                   February 26:  Fair begins at 5:30pm; Open house 7:00pm; Fair 

                   ends at 7:30

*In library to day, students received a National Geographic Kids.  These issues are out of circulation and do NOT need to be returned to the library.  Enjoy!


January 3, 2019

My apologies for not posting anything yesterday.
Homework for today:
Reading: read for 15 minutes
English/Language Arts: Some students have to finish their Polar Express packet
Math: practice multiplying 3s and 6s- We will have a quiz on Monday.
"In and Out" function page
Here are a couple of Quizlet links for practicing.  Division is included too, but students don't have to worry about that now. Just focus on multiplication facts.
Religion: BOF test 1/28- Quizlet coming soon.
It is great to be back with everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings to you in the New Year!

December 20, 2018

Homework over vacation:
All students are required to have a wonderful Christmas full of love, family and fun!  I am so blessed to teach this group of thoughtful, creative, and kind students.  It is a gift seeing how much they have learned already this year!  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessing in the New Year!
I look forward to seeing everyone in 2019!
P.S. Please remember to read and practice multiplication facts. :)

December 19, 2018

Homework for this evening:
Reading: read for15 minutes
Math: Practice multiplication facts
Students may be out of uniform tomorrow if they are wearing Christmas colors- red, green.

December 18, 2018

Homework for today:
Reading: Read for 15 minutes
Math: practice multiplication facts-  We talked in school today about other ways to practice multiplication facts besides using flash cards.
We had a presentation from the Science Museum of Minnesota this morning.  The students learned about the engineering process.

December 17, 2018

Homework for today:
Reading: read for 15 minutes
Math: Some students have some story problems to finish
Tomorrow is out of uniform and Caps for Communities.
Students may be out of uniform on Thursday if they wear Christmas colors- green and red.

December 14, 2018

I hope you enjoyed the wonderful concert last night.  All of the students preformed so well.  I always fell more of the Christmas spirit after the Christmas concert.
Homework for this weekend:
Reading: Read for 15 minutes
Events for next week: There will be no spelling test next week.
Students can be out of uniform on Tuesday for our monthly out of uniform day. 
Thursday we will have our class Christmas party in the afternoon.

December 13, 2018

Homework for this evening:
The Christmas concert this evening.  Children can come to our class seats in church at 6:45.  You MUST keep your child with you until I come to church.  Please do not leave your child unattended if you come to church before 6:45.
Reading: Read for 15 minutes
Math: practice 10s and 11s
Spelling: Study for the test on Friday.

December 12, 2018

Homework for today:
Reading: Read for 15 minutes
Math: Continue Practicing your multiplication facts.  We will have a quiz on 10s and 11s on Friday, but keep practicing your 2s and 5s.
Spelling: Study for your test on Friday.
Religion:  We went to reconciliation today.
Tomorrow is Spirit Wear day!  We also have our Christmas Concert in the evening.  Students should be with their parents until 6:45 when they can come to their designated class area. We sit in the choir side of the church. The students have worked really hard, and are very excited to share their Christmas joy with you!