Welcome to our class. I look forward to making this an exciting year of learning and growth for your child. I hope to inspire each child to discover his/her own strengths and learning style through different methods of teaching. This year will be the first year your child is exposed to SBAC testing. Therefore, it is important to attend school daily and stay focused on learning.
Third Graders are required to learn the multiplication facts, write well developed paragraphs and stories, and learn to use technology throughout the day in all subjects! In science we will learn about Ecosystems, Weather, Matter and Energy, Life Cycles, and Animal Habitats. We will be incorporating STEM activities throughout the year in order to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. And finally in Social Studies we will learn about American Indians, Landforms, and our 3 Branches of Government.
Expect homework in Math nightly Monday through Thursday. Students will also be expected to read each night for at least 20 minutes and complete a comprehension activity on the Reading Log. They will also practice multiplication flash cards for 10 minutes.
I use a clip chart for Behavior that includes both positive rewards and negative consequences. Students are able to earn PAWS tickets for good behavior and can earn a trip to the treasure box. I also give class points, and the reward is usually a class party of some sort. Negative behavior will result in RC (detention) or a phone call home depending on the severity.
Your support and encouragement are important to me and to your child. I welcome your participation and help in the classroom. You could help on a regular basis or just come in to read occasionally. Please feel free to call anytime. It’s going to be a great year!!!
P.S. PLEASE send a water bottle to school with your child. It can be refilled at the water fountain each day. It is hot out and they need to have water throughout the day. DO NOT FREEZE THEM—WATER ONLY!!!
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the best way to communicate with me.)