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About jennytremonte

I'm a third grade teacher at the John F. Kennedy School in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Week 7.

In literacy we have been learning about setting, problem, solution, plot, and characters in fiction stories. We are beginning to write a central idea and evidence on a graphic organizer to plan a writing response. We also had some Friday math game fun!


Week 6.

Our week was filled with “We Belong” events at the Kennedy School. We read with kindergarten buddies, decorated a banner with third grade friends, and designed t-shirts. It was a very fun week!

Week 4.

This week we practiced logging into our student accounts with our new passwords. We also joined our Google Classroom and Khan Academy, where math assignments will be posted throughout the school year. Students can access Google Classroom at home using their nine digit student ID number followed by

Week 3.

Our first full week of school is complete! We practiced how to solve addition and subtraction on the number line. We also started rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred on the number line. Here are some examples of how third graders are expected to solve math problems.

Supply list.

Welcome to third grade! I am very happy to have you as a student for the 2019–2020 school year. We are going to have a very exciting year.

If you would like to practice your skills over the summer, here are some things you can do:

  1. Read, read, read, and read as much as possible.
  2. Study addition and subtraction facts for quick recall.
  3. Visit the library and have the librarian help you find books that interest you.
  4. Study your multiplication facts (times tables).
  5. Keep a journal about your summer.

When shopping for school supplies, please purchase the following:

  1. 2 two-pocket folders (very important for organizational skills)
  2. Composition notebook (marble)
  3. Grid notebook (for math)
  4. Thin EXPO dry erase markers
  5. Sharpened pencils and erasers
  6. Markers, crayons, and colored pencils (for projects)
  7. Highlighters
  8. Scissors
  9. Glue sticks
  10. 2 spiral notebooks
  11. Hand-held pencil sharpener
  12. Small headphones (in a Ziploc bag labeled with student’s name)
  13. Boxes of tissues, hand soap, cleaning wipes, and hand sanitizer are welcome at any time throughout the school year!

I look forward to seeing you next year! Have a great summer!

Mrs. Tremonte

Our favorite memories.

Otis–Holiday activities and word searches with classmates

Hannah–Field trips

Romana–The Secret Soldier Project

Donovan–Pajama and movie day

Tesla–Pajama and movie day

Julie–Drawing our dream houses based on the Big Orange Splot

Natalie–Creating math board games

Lila–Reading Molly’s Pilgrim

Deniz–Getting extra recess

Aliyah–Creating math board games

Dylan–Molly’s Pilgrim project

Abdul–Going to Flatbread for pizza and bowling

Mac–The trip to the Mayor’s office

Jodenci–Walking to the Mayor’s office

Eric–Watching the “Santa Buddies” movie

Johnathan–New England Patriots Day/Patriots math

Mrs. Tremonte–Field trip to Somerville City Hall (Our students asked the Mayor amazing questions!)


Week 38.

The third graders loved their walking field trips! On Monday we visited Flatbread Company for pizza and bowling. Today we went to Somerville City Hall to visit Mayor Curtatone. He was very impressed by our students’ questions and everyone came home with a brand new water bottle!

Week 37.

This week was filled with STEAM Week activities and classroom projects! The students had to create a watercraft that would float for at least ten seconds while holding 25 pennies. The “Divergent Thinking Challenge” gave students the opportunity to create anything they wanted with a given set of materials. The children are also inventing their own math board games and they are working on a project about the book “The Secret Soldier.”