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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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THIRD GRADE NEWS, OCTOBER 18, 2017
ST. PIUS X SCHOOL
Reading Logs are due Oct 23.
Third Graders are to read 20 minutes every day. This reading assignment is recorded in the log sheet that is also signed by a parent or guardian when it is completed.
Spelling tests are every Friday.
SAINT OF THE WEEK: Pope St. John XXIII. Please access information on this saint through CatholicOnline or Google through a responsible adult.
Please color this page. Knowing the saints marks us unique in our faith and Christianity. Art forms have almost always been a part of this faith expression.
THE APOSTLES' CREED
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.