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1Mrs. Taxara – Room 210 Third Grade 2013-2014 Back to SchoolMrs. Taxara – Room 210Third Grade
2Contact Information1561 Joiner Pkwy., Lincoln, CA 95648Please feel free to me anytime. This is the best way to reach me. I can also be reached at the school’s phone number above and will return your call as soon as I have the opportunity.
3Classroom Website http://fres.wpusd.k12.ca.us/subsites/SusanTaxara My website is updated weekly. Homework, announcements, online textbooks and other information is available to you. This is a great resource to stay informed about what is happening in our classroom. It is also a great way to get homework if your child is absent.
4Accelerated ReaderAccelerated Reader is a program that helps students to monitor their success in reading. Students should take a quiz every time they finish a book. This will aid in their reading comprehension. Students can take quizzes on books that they read at home and at school.Please go to the Home Connect Link on my website for directions on how to set up an account to monitor your child’s progress.
5HomeworkThere will be a homework packet sent home every Monday and it is due each Friday. Math will be sent home each day, and is due the following day.Homework and most class assignments can be found on the class website.Spend about an hour on homework, including reading. If you finish early, use the remaining time to practice math facts or play other math/spelling games that are on my website.
6Homework Continued… Nightly homework will include: Math pageFact practice page-5 minutesFluency Passage-1 minuteLanguage or spelling homework20 minutes of readingPeriodic homework will include:Book Reports (1 per trimester)Celebrating Traditions Report
7Report CardsReport cards are issued mid-November, beginning of March, and the last day of school.Mandatory conferences will be held in November.I am happy to meet with you anytime throughout the school year. Please contact me to set up an appointment.
8Library Friday is our library day. Your child may check out one book at a time.Your child must bring back his/her library book every Friday and either return or renew it.If your student finishes the book before then, he/she can return it at any time.
9Book Orders Once a month book orders will come home. If you order online, the class will receive a free book. You are able to create your own log-in and password this year using our class activation code (www.scholastic.com/bookclubs - GKZCY).If you turn your order into me, please make your check out to Scholastic Book Clubs.It usually takes two weeks to deliver from the day the order is submitted.
10BirthdaysYou are welcome to send in a treat for your child’s birthday.If you bring a beverage, I encourage you to bring milk.There are currently 31 students in the class.Summer birthdays will be celebrated during the last week of school.
11Field TripsWe will be having two field trips this year. There will be more information as they approach.LHS Science Expo(May)Bernhard Museum(April)CostumesParent Volunteers
12Third Grade Presentations Kids on the Block Puppet Show: November 14Re-Create Waste Disposal: January 9, 2014
13Guest SpeakersDue to the limited number of field trips, I would like to schedule guest speakers to come into our classroom.If you or someone you know has an interesting profession or hobby that you’d like to share with the class, please check your for the link to sign upto be a guest speaker.
14VolunteersParents are encouraged to volunteer. There are a variety of ways to get involved in the classroom and the school.To volunteer, you need to have a TB test on file with the office. The TB test is good for 4 years.Please check your for a link to signup to volunteer!
15Spirit DaysSpirit Days are every Friday. To show our spirit we wear burgundy and grey. School t-shirts are the easiest way to do this.There will also be special themed days throughout the school year.
16Behavior Policy Class & School Expectations Be ResponsibleBe RespectfulBe SafeIf students are not following the expectations, they will be asked to check in.Check in #1 – WarningCheck in #2 – RDRCheck in #3 – RDRCheck in #4 – Call and or to parent/visitanother classroomCheck in #5 – Visit the principal
17Daily Schedule Language Arts – 9:00-10:00 and 11:00-12:00 Math – 12:40-1:40PE – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:20-11:00Music – Mon. 1:55-2:40 and Tues. 10:15-11:00Science – Thursday 10:15-11:00Library – Friday 2:05-2:40Computer Lab – Monday 8:30-10:00Social Studies – 2x per weekGardening and Art (TBA)
18I look forward to a great year full of fun and learning. Thank you for coming!I look forward to a great year full of fun and learning.