Mrs. Macchiarella's

Third Grade

A peek at the week!

Hello 3M families!

Last week was a great week and the students were super busy!! We are working on several projects right now to finish out our year strong! The students also had a fun surprise last week as I brought in Giovanni to meet everyone :) My hope is that we will continue to finish out our final 9 days together the best we can!!

Here are a few announcements for the week and a look at what we will be discussing in class:

      • Remember to return your registration packets
      • May 25th is the last day to turn in library books!!
      • Have your child bring in cereal box to work on our biography projects
      • If your child is bringing home his or her biography book and notes page, please make sure they bring that in!
      • Check out Current Events updates below!!


In the Spotlight: None

Current Events: Since it would be challenging to have Current Events on the last day of school, I scheduled a few groups to present this Friday. In addition, I accidentally skipped a group, so we will have three groups present Friday!!

Group 1:

Anchorperson Atharva

Book Critic Sruthi

Commercial Vanamaala

Food Critic Zoey

Movie Critic Ellery

Sports Reporter Aarav

Reporter’s Choice Raniyah

Group 2:

Anchorperson Annie

Book Critic Harsha

Commercial Grant

Food Critic Gavin

Movie Critic Jeramiah

Sports Reporter Kynnedi

Reporter’s Choice Humza

Group 3:

Anchorperson Siddharth

Book Critic Janelle


Food Critic Will

Movie Critic Saahir

Sports Reporter Neda

Reporter’s Choice Kashish

ELA Reading: We will continue biographies this week. Our project we will be completing will be a cereal box all about the chosen person. I will model this assignment as a whole class with the students. Please have your child bring in an empty cereal box if they haven't done so!

ELA Writing: We will Finish up our Memoirs using Google Docs or Slides. The students will be finding pictures or drawing pictures to represent the beginning, middle and end of their stories.

Read Aloud: A variety of short biographies. Students will be working on notetaking skills as we read about a variety of influential people in history.

ELA Word Study: This week, we will continue to talk about plurals and possessives!

Social Studies: We will continue our final unit of the year on Immigration and Ellis Island, followed by the Great Migration, and concluding with Westward Expansion and the Oregon Trail.

Math: We are taking a quiz tomorrow to check our understanding of area and will finish off this week with fractions.

Guided Reading: During this time, groups are working on Animal Habitat Research, completing their memoirs and biographies for Writer's Workshop and even venturing to the Makerspace one time per week!

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Mrs. Macchiarella

Engage May Watts flyer.pdf

Come to the Engage May Watts event on Thursday!!

The start of some awesome obstacle courses exploring force and motion!

3M Creates in the Makerspace!

This week, 3M students had a chance to explore in the Makerspace in our LMC. The students had a chance to create original masterpieces using Strawbees, build towers from images or create their own desing using Keva planks, create Snowflakes using a variety of materials and engage in coding using the Dash robots. As the students explore activities in the Makerspace, our goal is to have the students engage in the 4C's of 21st century learning (Collaborating with others, using Creativity, Critically thinking to accomplish a task and using effective Communication skills)

Announcement from our 3M room parents!

Hello 3M Parents,

We are Kara Symon and Beth O'Riordan, and are excited to be Mrs. Macchiarella's Room Parents this year. We will be coordinating volunteers to work both in the classroom and from home. These opportunities include hosting 3 separate parties (Fall, Winter and Valentine's Day), donating supplies, chaperoning field trips, guest reading and contributing in other ways that arise throughout the year.

We will be using a simple scheduling website called This will allow you to view availability online and plug yourself in to your desired slot. This is a very user-friendly site and an efficient way of planning.

Could you please send us your email address so we can send out to you any specific needs for the 3M classroom. Please include your name as well as your child's name. We would appreciate having all e-mail addresses by Wednesday, September 20th as we need to start the fun and get organized!

Thank you in advance for your help. Looking forward to a great year!

Kara Symon (Janelle's mom)

Beth O'Riordan (Ellery's mom)

Specials Schedule

Monday: Art (10:20-11:10)

Tuesday: PE (10:20-10:45) ; Music (10:45-11:10)

Wednesday: Music (10:20-10:45) LMC (10:45-11:10)

Thursday: PE (10:45-11:10)

Friday: PE (10:45-11:10)

Class Calendar/Homework

Click on the link in the Calendar to view the day's homework.


  • Communication between home and school is very important. Please remember to let both the classroom teacher and the office know if your child will be absent from school or if they have an alternate method of transportation home from school. If you need to contact me, I can be reached via e-mail and telephone, however, I do not have access to e-mail or the phone while I am teaching. If you need to get information to me or your student promptly, please call the office and they will convey the message. Office Number 630-428-6700

Please find my contact information below:

Mrs. Emily Macchiarella

Room 209

Phone 630-428-6724

E-mail -

Important Links:

May Watts Website -

District Website-

May Watts PTA -