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Franklin Borough School
Grade 3


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

Mr. Ryan Ellis - ext. 437

Mrs. Alison Hendershot - ext. 445

Ms. Mary Hocking - ext. 471

Mrs. Natalie Lewis - ext. 447

Ms. Brianne McGlone - ext. 404

Ms. Alyssa Pisauro - ext. 428

Mrs. Courtney Savino - ext. 443

Ms. Melissa Storch - ext. 427

Mrs. Shannon Zaremba - ext. 429


Mr Ellis, Mrs. Hendershot, Mrs. Lewis

rellis@fboe.org  |  ahendershot@fboe.org | nlewis@fboe.org

Web Update
March 2017
Third Grade

Great news! The third grade will have a State Fair! Students will research information and write a report on one of our 50 states. We will share all of our information about the fair with our parents/guardians in a letter that is going home. We ask that you read and sign the letter and return it to school. Students will do the research portion of the report at school. The costume and 3D project should be completed at home. It will be held on June 1, 2017 at the school.

In math, we are busy studying fractions. We are using math vocabulary such as numerator, denominator, and improper fraction. We are learning fractions of a whole and fractions of a group. We are even using fractions in word problems!

Please continue to practice math facts and read every night for about 15 minutes. Secure skills of basic math facts and reading comprehension truly make a world of difference in your child’s education.

Thank you for your continued support!

Dates to Remember
March 9- 12;30 P.M. Dismissal for, Teacher In-service
Sunday, March 12- Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring ahead one hour!)
March 20-22 Scholastic Book Fair
March 24- PTO Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Ms. Hocking

March 2017

 3rd & 4th Basic Skills Language Arts:  

In March, your child will continue to focus on reading fluency using expression. Your child is  practicing comprehension skills and tricks that will help him/her understand what is read.  Your child is also writing about what was read and is creating news reports using evidence based on the texts that are read in class. Lastly, your child is focusing on identifying, spelling, and sounding out complex vowel patterns.  Please continue to read with your child at home.

5th Grade Language Arts with Mrs. Panaite:
This month, your child continues to research, write, and revise a research report on a historic hero of choice.. Please have your child complete all homework assignments on time and continue to read his/her AR books. The 3rd marking period ends on March 31, 2017.


Monday- Students receive spelling words, spelling packet, and vocabulary words.

Tuesday- Vocabulary sentences are due.

Thursday- Vocabulary test is given in class.
Friday- Spelling packet isdue and spelling test given in class.   

3rd Grade Math:
Your child is learning to use fractions to describe how much or how many and understand that a fraction is a part of a whole in Chapter 8. To do this, your child is learning to read, write, and model with fractions. After that, Chapter 9 will teach your child how to compare fractions. Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts at home.  

4th Grade Math:

Your child is currently learning different strategies to compare fractions and write equivalent fractions in chapter 6. Your child is doing this by using models, using multiplication and common multiples, and by making tables. Following chapter 6, chapter 7 will teach your child how to add and subtract fractions that have the same denominator. Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts at home. 

Please visit my website for additional language arts or math resources and contact me if you have any concerns about your child.


Ms. McGlone

Welcome to March!  This month in language arts, we are writing friendly letters.  By the end of this unit, students will all write a letter to someone using the correct letter format, and they will mail it to the recipient.  We are also beginning to study contractions.  Students will understand what a contraction is, which words make up each contraction, and how to write a contraction correctly.  We continue to read daily.  Please make sure you are reading at home every night with your child. 

In math, we have begun to learn multiplication.  We are starting with arrays and equal groups and will eventually move on to trying to memorize facts.  This is a challenging topic but one that the students are thoroughly enjoying so far.  

 Homework will be sent home each night unless otherwise noted in their planners.  Please make sure your child completes his or her math homework daily. 

In science, we are completing our unit on Space.  The students have learned about each planet and will make a human model of the solar system.  They have really enjoyed this unit! 

As always, thank you for your continued support!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

jumping in pot of gold

Mrs. Savino


In language arts, we will start Unit 6! Students will learn about citizenship and create a way to positively impact our community.  Comprehension and fluency are two main components of this unit.

Second grade math will continue subtracting two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.  Third grade math will begin division!



Ms. Storch


Kindergarten students will work on beginning and ending letter sounds. We will work in a variety of centers sorting words by their beginning and ending sounds. Students will also focus on consonant vowel consonant (CVC) words. Our sight word wall is growing each week, and the students are so excited when we add new words.  

First grade students will explore long vowel spelling patterns through sorting activities. The students will continue to strengthen their reading skills during independent reading time. We will discuss the story elements of our fiction books and answer comprehension questions. Students will practice their weekly high frequency words through word building activities. 

The second grade students will focus on r-controlled vowels. Students will practice words with r-controlled vowels through sorting activities. The students will work with a partner to practice their high frequency words by completing mystery word activities. We will continue to focus on using a variety of strategies to improve reading fluency. 


Mrs. Zaremba



The month of March is here!! Daylight saving time begins on March 12th. . Please make sure to “spring ahead.” On March 17th, our class will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, so please wear green! Our Book Fair will be held from March 21-22  from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and there is a 12:30 p.m. dismissal Thursday,  March 9th.  

In social studies, we completed our Boston Tea Party unit with a classroom play. The students did a wonderful job, and they enjoyed it thoroughly. We are now learning about the Great Lakes through a daily language arts paragraph and daily group activities. The students will be graded on their participation.  

            Please remember to read with your child at least ten (10)minutes every night. Fourth graders need 3 AR points by the end of the marking period.  

Students will receive two pieces of homework every night. They always have spelling and math homework. Please be sure to check the planner to find out exactly what the assignment is supposed to be.  Also, please be sure to sign your child’s homework planner every night. It is important to have an open line of communication, and this is a great way to have questions answered. Please help your child with homework if he/she does not understand it.  I do not want anyone to be frustrated. A spelling test will be given every Friday, so please help your child study.  

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at szaremba@fboe.org

Thank you,


Mrs. Zaremba 






Last update March 08, 2017