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Mrs. Hoke's 3rd and 4th Grade Page
Meet Mrs. Hoke 3rd and 4th Grade

Hi All,
Here is our weekly update.  Short week next week!  I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Mrs. Hoke

This week in...
Religion- David and Goliath, Unit 3 review.
( Memory  check is on TUESDAY.  It is a major part of the Religion grade.)
Language Arts-
3- Suffixes.
4-Wrap up Quotation marks and apostrophes, colons and parentheses.
Word Study-
Reading- 3/4- Cause and Effect. Thanksgiving themed activities. RAZ Kids, Scholastic News (interactive current events).

4:Topic 6 is patterns and expressions.

S.S.-  Early CT.  States and Capitals quiz on Tuesday.

Sci.- Forces and Motion. Balanced vs un balanced, friction.

Reminders and Important Dates:
* Monday is Art Club
* Tuesday is Karate Club
* No school Weds.-Fri. for Thanksgiving break
* ILS Annual Thanksgiving Feast, sponsored by out PTL is Tuesday.  Traditional Thanksgiving lunch is provided for all students.  If your child will not eat that, please send in a bag lunch for them.
* Tuesday, November 28th is our field trip to the movies to see The Star, please be sure to send in your permission slips and money asap.

* Follow us on Twitter: Barbara Hoke @ilsgrade3
Have a great week!

Barbara Hoke began her teaching career at Immanuel Lutheran School in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. In 2007, she completed her Master’s Degree at Western Connecticut State University, specializing in Curriculum. 

Mrs. Hoke is married and has a three year old son, Jameson, who attends ILS and is in Pre-k 3.  She has two dogs, Baxter and Lulu Belle. Besides her love for all things third and fourth grade, Mrs. Hoke enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Meet Mrs. Gordish

My name is Aretta Gordish.  I am happy to begin my second year here at Immanuel.  I will be working as a teacher’s aide in the 3rd and 4th grade classroom.  I previously worked as a preschool aide at Immanuel Lutheran School.  I graduated from Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California with a degree in Business Administration,  I have worked in various secretarial positions throughout my life but more recently have worked primarily with schools as a preschool para, a special ed para as well as an elementary school secretary.

I am the wife to Timothy, an LCMS minister as well as retired Navy Chaplain who currently serves as a chaplain at the Federal Prison in Danbury. I have four children, the three oldest are married and my youngest is starting his third year at Immanuel Lutheran. This summer I became a grandmother for the first time.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, crocheting, and writing.

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Reading Tips:

  • Read a book together (this will help with fluency)
  • Write daily (keep a journal) about your day (practice proper spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Write in a journal that allows for parental responses
  • Reading comprehension practice (buy a book at the Teacher store, Staples, Wal-Mart, etc.)
  • RAZ-KIDS (online reading practice)
  • Let your child write a story, help them edit and then get it bound at Staples and they can illustrate it too!

Helpful Tips:

  • Make a special place to read
  • Check out the local library to see what activities they have
  • Read your favorite childhood book together

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Barbara Zabawar-Hoke began her teaching career at Immanuel Lutheran School and is in her eighth year teaching third grade. Mrs. Hoke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. She completed her Master’s Degree at Western Connecticut State University, specializing in Curriculum. Besides her love for teaching, Mrs. Hoke enjoys scrap-booking, cooking and traveling.