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?
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THIRD GRADE NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2017
ST. PIUS X SCHOOL
READING: Reading logs are due on Wednesday, January 3.
Third Graders are to read 20 minutes every day.
MATHEMATICS: Do continue with memorization of basic multiplication facts - to include basic addition and subtraction facts.
SCIENCE: Keep yourself familiar with and curious about elements and the Periodic Table. Recall common elements, their sources and/or uses.
SOCIAL STUDIES: The Native Americans and Pioneering Settlers.
WRITING: Thank you for the hard work on completing book reports and for those eager to read a biography over the holidays.
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.
"HAIL MARY" in Spanish, AVE MARIA
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.
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.