Mrs. Helm’s Blog


Catholic Schools Week Agenda



We are all so excited to celebrate Catholic Schools Week! Below is the agenda for next week. Monday – Friday we will be collecting items for Our Lady of the Road and St. Margaret’s House. Third Grade is collecting sugar. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be divided up between the two organizations. […]

Week of January 7th



Happy New Year! It was wonderful to be back together this week! We all enjoyed hearing about each other’s adventures over the break. It sounds like everyone had a great time together!   We eased back into our routines this week. We enjoyed reading a Cherokee legend, learning how a new chief was chosen to […]

Week of November 5th



The highlights of the week are certainly Wednesday’s mass and our book projects! Our classmates did a wonderful job of reading and leading the school mass on Wednesday. We were all so proud! We’ve enjoyed sharing our fall book projects and learning about new, interesting books. The children’s creativity and effort is apparent on each […]

Week of October 22nd



Fall is here—with all the fun and cooler temperatures! Please be sure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves on these chilly days. We go outside for recess each day, so layers are important.   The highlight of the week was All Schools mass at Notre Dame on Wednesday. It was a wonderful celebration […]

Week of October 15th



We had a great week together full of buddies, birthdays and mice!   Mice and motorcycles were on everyone’s mind this week as we enjoyed our first class novel study of The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. We learned new vocabulary, followed plot development and discussed character traits. The children read independently, with […]

Week of Sept. 17



We enjoyed another fun, busy week together! We covered a lot of ground academically and enjoyed learning from each other. Our class story this week led us to discussions on imagery, historical fiction and engineering. “Pop’s Bridge” left us with many questions about other bridges and the engineering feats of massive bridges. It also left […]

Week of Sept. 10



We enjoyed 5 full days together this week! Our classroom caterpillar was a main attraction all week. We enjoyed watching the black swallowtail caterpillar munch on Queen’s Anne lace and move about. We are predicting it will form its chrysalis soon! We also celebrated Liliana’s birthday and courageous 8th grader, Connor, and began our first […]

Week of Sept. 4th



It was great to be back together after the long 5 day break! We had a busy week– reading, writing, investigating, celebrating Aaron’s and Luke’s birthday, meeting with Fr. Michael and enjoying being together! In LA we practiced drawing conclusions as we read “The Trail of Cardigan Jones.” The setting of the story led us […]

A Great Start!



We are off to a great start in 3rd grade! It has been so fun to see all the smiling faces this week. We have enjoyed catching up and hearing about summer adventures as we begin to learn 3rd grade procedures. We have organized our new supplies, covered our new textbooks and learned how to […]