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Parents As Partners Mrs. Lord Grade 3
Goals My goals for each child are the same. I hope for each child to grow socially, emotionally, and academically. I expect the children to take responsibility for their behavior and their learning. In the classroom, I strive to create a warm, caring, and “family” atmosphere so that each child will feel confident and comfortable enough to take risks and learn from their mistakes. I want your child’s third grade experience to be a fun positive one, where they will strive to be the best that they can be.
Special Areas Schedule Day 1 Music Day 2 Art and Computer Day 3 P.E. Day 4 Music Day 5 Library and Art Day 6 P.E. Lunch 11:30-12:15
Planners Students are responsible for writing their homework down in their planners. Your child should take home his/her planner folder with homework in it daily. Please look over any notes that come home and check and sign the planner nightly after making sure the homework is complete and of good quality. The students are responsible for bringing their planners to and from school. On Fridays, they receive a sticker for having their planners filled out correctly and signed all week for their incentive chart.
Homework I assign homework every night except Friday. The homework reinforces what I have taught that day. If a homework assignment is not completed, then it will be completed in study hall during the first half of recess. On Fridays, students who had their homework completed all week receive a sticker on their incentive charts.
Daily Reading Daily reading is crucial to your child’s academic success. Your child should be reading every night for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Have your child write the book title that they’re reading in the reading box in their planner. We will be practicing the five finger test for picking out a “just right” book for them.
Curriculum Reading workshop- read alouds, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading Writers Workshop- write alouds, shared writing, guided writing, independent writing Language Arts- word study, parts of speech, spelling/Fundations Math- multiplication, division, geometry, measurement, fractions, word problems Science- plant cycles, electricity, water cycles, animal cycles Social Studies- current events, maps, globes, charts, the environment & natural resources, communities past & present, physical & cultural characteristics of communities around the world
NYS Tests English Language Arts- April 14-16, 2015 Mathematics- April 22 nd -24, 2015
Report Card Schedule 1 st quarter- Parent- Teacher Conference *Please sign up before you leave 2 nd quarter- Friday, February 6, 2015 3 rd quarter- Thursday, April 23 rd, 2015 4 th quarter- Wednesday, June 24 th (last day of school)
How is my child assessed? Class participation Assigned work Completing homework Projects Tests, quizzes (study guides will be sent home to be used for preparation, tests below 70% must be signed by a parent)
TIC When you see this on your child’s paper, it means that your child completed the work with the whole class and it will not be graded. Often we will work on one side of a paper together and they will complete the other side independently.
Scholastic Book Orders Book orders will be sent home monthly. Please pay by check only! This is a great way to get age appropriate books for home that are tax-free and are at a reasonable cost. Plus it helps earn points for our classroom library!
Star of the Week Every child will get their turn to be Star of the Week. Please help your child gather up some things the weekend beforehand to share about themselves, pictures, favorite book, hats, art work, etc., I will send out a schedule shortly and reminder note to the star student the Friday before their week.
Classroom Rules *Listen to directions the first time they are given *Learn from your mistakes *Raise a quiet hand to share *Treat others the way you want to be treated *Be kind and respectful to others *Always try your best!
Classroom Rewards GoodiesTreats Class parties Prize from the prize boxMovies Stickers PencilsExtra recess time Special awards Sit at the teacher’s desk Special passes
Birthdays Class parties Birthdays- pencils, stickers, treat bags. No food items. Class Parties- will consist of a fall party, a winter party, and an end of the year picnic. You will have the opportunity to donate treats or crafts.
Absences If your child is absent, please call the main office to notify the school. If you would like to pick up class work and homework for your child, I will have it ready at the end of the day or I can send it home with a sibling or neighbor.
Thank you for sharing your evening with me! If you have further questions or concerns please call me at the school or drop me a note and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!
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