Mrs. Slade’s Third Grade Back To School 2015 - 2016
Meet Mrs. Slade I am so excited to be your third grade teacher! I love to teach, read, and spend time with my wonderful family! We love to travel, go on picnics, and have family movie or game night.
Lots of Learning We are learning so much in Third Grade! Your student will be learning new reading comprehension skills, how to write longer pieces, and many new math concepts! There is a lot to learn, and not much time to do it in. It will take a lot of practice, and one-on-one time to master all of these skills! YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOUR HELP! Practice makes perfect, and most of the individual practice takes place at home.
Daily Homework Homework/Tuesday Folders Folders should come home and back to school every day! At Home Reading Our goal is to have every student read 20 minutes each day. Your child should be reading a book on their reading level. I will help them determine what this is. Please sign and record the minutes on the Reading Calendar that will be sent home. They will be completing a book report to be shared with the class each term. More information in these as they get closer. A daily reading/comprehension/fluency page will be given each day. Math Homework A daily math page will be sent home that reinforces the math concept learned that day. Finish it and return the next day. Please HELP your child with their homework, but please don’t GIVE THEM THE ANSWERS. Folders come home with important information EVERY TUESDAY.
Attendance Third Grade is FULL of hands on experiences. These experiences can not be recreated or sent home in case of absences. THIS IS WHY ATTENDANCE IS SO IMPORTANT! 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! If your student is absent for any reason, they are responsible for any work that they missed.
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 The words that are sent home on Mon/Tue will be tested on Friday. Math Skills Quiz Reading Fluency Timing Weekly Assessments are almost impossible to make up. Please make sure that your student is in class ALL DAY on Friday.
Fun Fridays In Third Grade! This year in Third Grade, we will be having Fun Fridays! If all of your work is complete, you can choose which fun activity you would like to participate in. If you have any missing assignments, you will be going to study hall to complete them.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THE CLASSROOM!! This year we have VERY large class sizes! In order for your child to have the best experience in Third Grade, we need all of the help we can get. There will be a sign up page at Back to School. I need a Room Mom, Party Planners, and Tutoring help. Tutors will be needed EVERY week. They will be working one on one with students in reading and math.
Fantastic Field Trips! We will be going on some fantastic, fun field trips this year! One this fall, and then one in the spring. Watch for more information to come! I will send home a sign up for parent volunteers when we get closer to the date.
Standardized Testing Standardized Testing will take place the last part of April and the Beginning of May. We will announce the dates AS SOON as we know! It is imperative that your student be in school and rested during these times!
Third Grade Behavior Expectations Rule 1: Follow directions quickly. Rule 2:Raise your hand for permission to speak or leave your seat. Rule 3: Respect everything and everyone. Rule 4: Make smart choices. Rule 5: Keep your dear teacher happy.
Behavior Management Positive Individual Students collect “Bee Bucks” to purchase classroom prizes. Positive Classroom Work towards classroom/table points for rewards Behavior Clip Chart Students have the opportunity to move up & down the chart. Rewards will be given when they move up. If they are in the lower zones, these punishments will be given: Think About It! -- Warning Loss of Privilege- - 5 minutes of recess is lost (usually). Parent Contact -- whole recess is lost to fill out a note that will be sent home. This note MUST be signed and returned the next day or the student will miss an additional recess. Multiple verbal warnings are given before students will be moved down the chart.
School Wide Behavior Management Syracuse Elementary has a school wide aggressive behavior management plan. This can be found on the school website. This behavior management plan will be used for aggressive behavior and override our card system. The Syracuse Elementary Aggressive Behavior Management Plan is generally handled by the administration.
Communication Weekly newsletters will be sent home in the Tuesday Folders and can also be found on my website http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/57099. http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/57099 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the best in most cases. Please try this first.)email@example.com Phone: 801-402-2600 I will be available after school from 3:30-4:00 if you need to contact me. You may leave a message at the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
BIRTHDAYS AND “TREATS” Birthdays will be celebrated as close to their actual day as possible. Summer birthdays I will pick an “un-birthday” day. Treats are completely optional. Small prizes may be substituted for snacks. Snacks will be passed out at the end of the day. (Individually wrapped items please.)
Student Supplies Your student will need the following supplies for the upcoming school year. The school provides one box of crayons for the year and one pencil and one glue stick per child per term (4 a year). The rest comes out of my own budget. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Each student: Backpack Items to add to the classroom supplies: (I will add these to what I have for classroom use) Please do NOT send these items for your individual student. Pencils Glue Sticks Post-It Note Pads Erasers Composition Notebooks Portfolio Folders (2 pocket folders) Sheet Protectors Kleenex Tissues Clorox Wipes
Thank you for all of the hard work that you have already put into your child’s education! I look forward working with you and your student this year! I am super excited for a fantastic school year in Third Grade!