3rd Grade

3rd Grade

ABOUT ME (The 3rd Grade Teacher)

I am Jomar Nacanaynay, and fortunately the 3rd Graders and other school children call me Mr. Nacanaynay (Nah-Kah-Nigh-Nigh) and they say it quite well, really.

I was born in Sonoma, CA but spent my growing up years in Iloilo and later in Quezon City (the Philippines) from Grades 1 to college.  I can speak and understand Tagalog, but may not be as fluent as I would like - but my wife is from Taguig, Manila, so she helps me a lot in this regard.

I am very grateful to be here at St. Pius X, and I really appreciate the cultural mix here.  I  have worked in public schools, taught for 7 months in one school with unique challenges.  I am still studying to get an endorsement in Special Education which I think can apply to almost every and any setting where the objective is to learn. I have my teaching cert from Antioch University.

Faith formation also marks the unique character of what it means to be teaching and learning at St. Pius X.  I grew up in Catholic schools, went to church almost every day and aspired to be a Franciscan.  I was sent to the missions and have worked in city squatter areas, or the Agta (a Negrito tribe) of Quezon Province. For a month,I  stayed with the Franciscans in  Vietnam (Saigon, Nha Trang, Da Lat).  I really hope that my teaching and sharing of the Catholic faith with your student makes learning in the classroom well-rounded, grounded and even hopeful or joyful.

Any questions or concerns about our class?

Please email at jomar.nacanaynay@gmail.com

or jnacanaynay@stpx.org.  Thank you.

تحميل صور

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READING: Reading logs are due on Monday, April 16.

Third Graders are to read 20 minutes every day. 



SPELLING LIST FOR THE WEEK: Correctly write each word twice.

We will have a spelling test on Friday, April 20.

  1. create_________________________

  2. medium________________________

  3. piano_________________________

  4. idea_________________________

  5. radio_________________________

  6. video_________________________

  7. studio_________________________

  8. violin_________________________

  9. duo_________________________

  10. patio_________________________

  11. rodeo_________________________

  12. pioneer________________________

  13. trio_________________________

  14. stadium________________________

  15. audio_________________________

  16. audience_______________________

  17. radiate_________________________

  18. cereal_________________________

  19. symphony______________________

  20. recreation______________________

B) ASSIGNED READING: Please finish the book


this weekend - along with the homework attached.  

This homework piece on “setting” is due on Monday, April 16.

Name: _________________________



Book Title:___________________________________________

Author: ____________________________________________


DIRECTIONS: Think about the setting or different settings for your book.  Use a graphic organizer. (Skip this step if you have already decided.) Pick a setting that is especially memorable or entertaining.


I am writing about this place and time: (Give a general description for the place and time. Is this found on a specific page or in a chapter of the book? pictures?)  ________________________________________________________________________________




NEXT, add some details to describe the place and time (name at least 3 details): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


THEN, add details to the setting that  YOU might imagine (if you were the author):



FINALLY, write down a general statement about the setting (a feeling, an opinion or impression.)




MATHEMATICS: Do continue with memorization of basic multiplication facts - to include basic addition and subtraction facts.

Name some 2-D shapes. Name some 3-D shapes. Be familiar with such words as: slide, turn and flip OR translation, rotation and reflection.

SCIENCE: What do geologists study?

SOCIAL STUDIES: America Grows with the entry of newcomers or immigrants from all parts of the world, having different ethnic groups. 

WRITING: To improve our writing we learn to rewrite drafts and review our writing with a rubric, the "Writing POLICE".



  1. “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”


  2. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”


  3. “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.”


  4. “Honor thy father and mother.”


  5. “Thou shalt not kill.”


  6. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”


  7. “Thou shalt not steal.”


  8. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”


  9. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”


  10. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”



St. Josephine Bakhita

Feast Day: February 8

“Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know him.

What a great grace it is to know God!”


To learn more about St. Josephine Bakhita, visit Formed.org.  Suggested: watch the movie, "Bakhita."


Knowing the saints marks us unique in our faith and Christianity.  Art forms have almost always been a part of this faith expression.



Dios te salve, Maria.
Llena eres de gracia:
El Seńor es contigo.
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres.
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre:
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.


 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. (Apostles' Creed - Roman Ritual)



If your 3rd Grader has completed the homework packet, consider having her/im write a book report.  Click here for a format.  

You may print out and fill in this 2-page document.  I will be happy to read and check the work.  Write in complete sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation.


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