Mrs. McIlrath – ( pronounced Mack Ill Wrath ) About me – * I have four children - One girl and three boys, ranging in age from 24 to 12 I love animals and currently own 3 cats, one dog, and a bearded dragon. I enjoy camping, fishing and hiking. I like to read, watch movies and spend time with my family I love to watch sports, especially ones that my kids are participating in
Communication Communication is key to a successful year. If you ever have a concern about your child please feel free to visit with me. * A weekly email will be sent home each Fri./Sat. * I will be available before and after school. 8:15 to 3:45 * You can call the school at 801-402-4600 and leave a message in the office. I will get back to you as soon as I can. * The best way to contact me is by e-mail at email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
General Daily Schedule 8:40-9:00Morning Work 9:00-9:15Phonics/Word Work 9:15-9:25Vocabulary 9:25-10:00Reading Comprehension 10:00-10:15Morning Recess 10:15-10:45Writing 10:45-11:00Fluency 11:00-11:30Guided Reading 11:30-12:15Lunch 12:15- 12:45Computer Lab 12:45-1:00Math Minute 1:00-1:40Math Lesson 1:40-1:55Afternoon Recess 1:55-2:30(Music & Art, P.E., Computers, Library) 2:30-3:15Math/Science/Social Studies 3:15-3:25Clean Up **This schedule is subject to change
Attendance By looking at our daily schedule you can tell that our day is very full of learning. A lot of these experiences are hands on and cannot be recreated or sent home for make-up when they are absent. We understand that sickness, and emergencies happen. Please do not send your student to school sick. However, please make every effort to have them at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY!
Weekly Assessments FRIDAY ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! We assess students every Friday in multiple areas that we have been working on during the week. Language Arts Assessment Spelling Test Math Skills Quiz Practice will be sent home for these assessments in the weekly homework packet. Weekly Assessments are almost impossible to make up. Please make sure that your student is in class ALL DAY on Friday.
Homework Expect to see homework folders that come home each week. At Home Reading – 20 minutes a night. They will be reading for comprehension, and will be completing a book report to be shared with the class once a term. Please sign the Reading Calendar that will be sent home at the beginning of each month and due at the end of the month. 10 minutes of other review On occasion there will be homework that requires extra time. i.e. book reports or research projects.
Rules Rules are based on “RESPECT” R= respect for themselves and others E= enter ready to learn S= silent when others are talking P= participate daily E= erase negative thinking C= care for the classroom T= teamwork
Discipline POSITIVE Behavior Clip Chart Outstanding Great Day Good Day Ready to learn Think about it Teacher’s choice Parent contact Everyone starts ready to learn
Star Students Each student will be assigned a week to shine. They can bring a poster with things about them. ( I will have a sample hanging up the open house) They can also bring a treat to share with the class. Please remember that they need to be store bought treats. (stickers, pencils, small toys are great options ) There will a be a sign up at the back to school Open house.
Volunteers always welcome Sign-ups will be available at the Open house. If it is not listed and you feel you could help please talk to me. Parties Field trips Reading Math Correcting Desk fairy
Wish List Check the “Thumbs Up Donation” chart that will be hanging by the classroom door. Kleenex Disinfecting wipes Dry erase markers Hand sanitizer Ziploc bags – all sizes Erasers, pencils, glue sticks
THANK YOU Thank you! I look forward to working as a team to help your child grow, learn and have a FANTASTIC Third Grade Year!