Mrs.Sherwood's Third Grade -Thanks so much for stopping by!

Educating Hearts and Minds in the Holy Cross Tradition, making God known, loved and served.

Core Values: Pray, Learn, Love, Serve and Support

Meet Mrs.Sherwood

The 2018-19 school year will mark Mrs.Sherwood's 24th year of educating students in the Holy Cross Congregation tradition at St.Joseph Grade School. Twenty-three of those years have been spent with the amazing third graders. She was born in Toronto, Canada and is an avid hockey fan. She enjoys spending time outdoors and being with her family. Mrs.Sherwood graduated from Indiana University and has taken graduate courses through Indiana Wesleyan University and Valparaiso University. In addition, she continues to participate in professional development opportunities in order to provide the best educational experiences for her students.

A recipient of the "Light of Learning" Award with the South Bend - Ft. Wayne Diocese, she loves her vocation and her time with the students, faculty and parents of the St.Joe community.

Our class mission statement

In our community we promise:

• to be kind and take care of our friends and classmates.

• to respect the feelings of others.

• to take care of things in our classroom and school.

• to listen when others are speaking.

• to be safe and careful.

• to do our best work each day.


If your child has any allergies (food, seasonal, etc.), please contact me with your information. Thank you.



  • Your child has the number of days he / she is absent to complete and return missing work.
  • Please make sure if your child is absent from school he / she returns with a note stating a reason for the absence. We must keep these notes on file in the office. Thank you for adhering to this school policy.
  • If you know that your child will be late to school or need to leave early due to an appointment could you please send a note or email me. This will help me to organize our day better if I know someone has an appointment for a particular day.



All third graders are permitted to have water bottles (filled with only water).



I would love to have your child celebrate with the class his / her birthday or being Saint of the Week. I ask that the celebration treats not consist of food or candy. Listed below are some suggestions. These are merely ideas and your child may come up with other thoughts.

• Stickers / pencils

• A book donated to the classroom library

• Mini notepads

• Any small novelty item


Monday, January 14

Religion - Pray for the women and children of St.Margaret's House

Reading / Language arts - Study - test Friday (print and cursive)

- Book report due Thursday

Math - Hlink 3.3 due tomorrow; weekly review due Thursday

** We have gym tomorrow; no library.**


RELIGION - Pray for the poor

READING / LARTS - Study - test Friday (print and cursive)

- Read for 15 minutes

- Book Report due Thursday

MATH -HLINK 3.4 due tomorrow

- Review due Thursday

- Practice multiplication facts: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10

** We have Mass and computers tomorrow.**

Reminder Dates

Homework is now posted daily on my website.

1/17- Book reports due

-Weekly math review due

1/18- Spelling Test – print and cursive

1/21 – No School

1/22 - Next visit to St.Margaret’s House

This week's information ...

Information for January 16, 2019

Reminder as we begin the new year, homework is posted daily on our websites.


Please have your third grader practice writing the spelling words in cursive, as tests will now be done in print and cursive.

Milk- second semester

If your child will be getting milk for the second part of the school year payment is due by Friday, January 18.

If you choose not to purchase milk the second semester, the last day your child will receive milk is January 31. The new list will begin on February 1st.

St. Margaret’s House

Our next group will visit on Tuesday, January 22.

The following parents will be assisting on this day:

Mrs.Hardisty, Mr. or Mrs.Lutz, Mrs.McNally, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs.Connolly.


The students have been working really hard on our measurement unit. Measurement is a challenging concept for most students. Please practice measuring to the nearest inch, ½ inch, and ¼ inch with your child. We have also worked with centimeters, millimeters, and perimeter.


We have begun a new unit on “Disasters”. The students are really excited about this unit!

Be on the look out for an upcoming project.

Spelling List for week

January 14 - 18






















None this week

St.Margaret's House Service Project

Third Grade Service Project with St.Margaret’s House


One of the unique things about having children attend a Catholic school is that they are given the opportunity to put their faith into action. As Christians, we are called to serve those in need. The third graders work with St.Margaret’s House, a local agency, and are able to be “Disciples of St.Margaret’s House”. Please take a moment to learn more about St.Margaret’s House (SMH) and how you can be of service to the women and children of SMH during the coming months.

St.Margaret’s House is a day center for women and children in downtown South Bend. SMH provides a place of hospitality and support for women and their children who are challenged by day-to-day needs (food, clothing, support-emotional and physical). Here, women and children can receive a warm meal 5 days a week, access donated clothing and household items, do laundry, experience fellowship as well as participate in supportive programs. Staff of local health agencies provide educational and health information. Bible study and prayer groups meet weekly as well as other formative experiences. SMH depends on the generosity of many volunteers in order to fulfill its commitment to the gospel value of hospitality as reflected in Matthew 25:35 – 36.

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing,I was sick and you took care of me …”

Groups of third graders (8-9 students at a time) go to SMH at least once a month so they can learn more about this special service place and donate needed items. A guest speaker (from SMH) comes to help kick off the service project. We will find out specific needs that SMH has and those items will become our focus for the collection.

While many people take basic toiletry items for granted, for those at SMH these items are a luxury. A donation box is located in the middle floor hallway at the school, once the service project begins, for any school or parish member that would like to donate items.

This is the eighteenth year that the third grade has been involved with St.Margaret’s House. The children not only visit SMH and donate the needed items, but we pray for SMH regularly and make cards and crafts for special occasions. We hope that all of these activities will help the children build a deeper connection of service to those in need.

In addition, to these activities, we encourage families to participate in the SMH winter walk that is held every February. If you are interested in this activity, please contact St.Margaret’s house (574-234-7795) for more information.



Parents - Please sign up for the Remind class code. This will be used as a communication tool for parents to receive notifications / information from Mrs.Sherwood. Our code for the 2018-19 school year is: e4kca

Parents and Students - Here is information for Scholastic Book Clubs. Our class code is: L9X2G

Scholastic Books

Ignatius Book Club -- Code VMRGC6


Parents and Students - Here is a link to the Moby Max Site. Our school code is: in2567

Moby Max

Your child's login information was sent in the green Wednesday folder on September 12.

You will also be able to check their red homework folder for this information.

Come Pray The Rosary:

Read Works Login (see student red folder for login / password information beginning Nov 5, 2018):



Language Arts


Social Studies

Religion Curriculum


St.Joseph Grade School


Parents - Here is a link to the vacation form. This form needs to be completed and returned, prior to a student missing class.

Vacation Form

Schedule of Specials

Monday - Art -- 10:00 - 11:00

Tuesday - Gym - 8:45 - 9:15; Library 2:15 - 2:45

Wednesday - Computers - 1:10 - 1:50

Thursday - Music 10:30 - 11:00; Gym 11:00 - 11:30

Friday - Computers 9:45 - 10:15; Music 11:15 - 11:45; Spanish 1:15 - 1:45

Supply List 2018-19

Please refer to the school newsletters for this information.

eLearning Day information

In the event of an eLearning day, information will be updated here by 9:00 on the morning of the eLearning Day.

Mrs.Sherwood will check email ( at various times on an elearning day to help with any questions regarding assignments.