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Class 3-304 Mr. LoMastro

“When mother-cow is chewing grass its young ones watch its mouth” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Welcome to the website for Class 3 - 304! Here you will find everything you need for our class. Check back often for news about upcoming events, daily homework, useful links, and contact information.

NOTE: For all websites, spelling words, printable and downloadable resources students and parents will need throughout the year, please click Resources.


Halloween Dance & Bake Sale

Our annual Halloween Dance will be held on Friday October 18, from 3:30PM to 5:00PM. The cost of admission is $5. Permission slips will be sent home Tuesday and are due Friday. The permission slips must have 2 contact numbers in addition to rules for costumes. If you do not have a costume, you are of course still welcome to come!

Our Halloween Bake Sale will be on Tuesday October 22 during all lunch periods. Most items will be 25 or 50 cents. Parents who are interested in contributing baked goods or in volunteering their time should contact the PTA.


Inauguration Day

Our 3rd grade representative, 3-304's Kacper Koprowski was inaugurated yesterday, along with the rest of our student government, by Glendale's congressional representative Mr. Robert Holden in a ceremony. Congratulations again to Kacper for his win and for accepting the responsibility. Pictures are in the Gallery or at the link above.


Me on a Map

Our first social studies project will be Me on a Map. We have begun learning map skills and geography and understand that when asked "Where are you?", it can have more than one answer. Instructions and a checklist for the project, including a writing activity that is to be attached to their work, can be found at the link below. This project is due Thursday October 24.

Me on a Map Project


Representative Koprowski

Congratulations to Kacper who won our upper grade election as the representative for the entire third grade! Kacper gave a great speech on Wednesday and it showed in the votes. He will be meeting weekly with the rest of the student government (including a few of my former students!) and the administration to discuss ways to make our pack even better. The inauguration will be Thursday at 9:15AM.


October in 3-304

We made it! Our first month of school is now behind us and we are really coming into our own as a class. The routines are established, and the children have been working hard and adjusting to the demands of third grade. I would like to let parents know what they can expect as October begins...

In Math, we will continue to work in Multiplication and Division. This is the most important and fundamental parts of third grade math. I encourage children to continue to practice/memorize their basic facts.

In Reading and Writing we will complete our unit in Narrative Writing, and move into studying mysteries and writing opinion and persuasive pieces. As always, I would like to see children reading a minimum of 20 minutes a day and continue with their daily writing and writing well. Unfortunately, PS91 will not be purchasing MYON this year. In the meantime, I will be looking into a reading software program to purchase.

In Social Studies we will finish our unit on geography and maps with a 'Me on a Map' project that will be detailed in the coming weeks.

I will also be rolling out a few new parts of our curriculum. We will begin our first lessons in Grammar, an important part of writing and for English Language Learners. Next, we will begin learning cursive handwriting. I will be giving students a full packet of the cursive alphabet that they will complete by a future date. Finally, we will be taking our first steps in ELA test prep. I will be sending home one story per week on Mondays to be completed and reviewed by Friday. I will be giving them test taking tips and strategies as we go on, getting them used to the idea of taking a big test without the pressure, and helping out with trouble areas.

Finally we will cap it off with a Halloween Dance on October 18, a Bake Sale on October 22, Picture Day on October 25 and a big Halloween party on October 31!




1 - Rosh Hashanah (school closed)

3 - Student Government speeches / election

9 - Yom Kippur (school closed)

10 - Student Government Inauguration

11 - Anti-Bullying Assembly

11 - Autism Workshop for Parents

14 - Columbus Day (school closed)

16 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM

18 - Halloween Dance!

22 - Halloween Bake Sale

24 - Me on a Map Project due

25 - Picture Day!

31 - Halloween Party!



16 - Jaylene