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Welcome to Third Grade! Dress  Students need to be comfortable.  Dress appropriately for P.E. (sneakers and socks, pants, shorts, no skirts or flip.

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2 Welcome to Third Grade!

3 Dress  Students need to be comfortable.  Dress appropriately for P.E. (sneakers and socks, pants, shorts, no skirts or flip flops)  You may send a jacket to leave in the room if your child gets cold in class.  Girls wear shorts under skirts (when possible).  Jewelry – do not let your child wear jewelry other than earrings, it may get lost or broken. It is also a safety hazard on the playground.

4 Behavior and Classroom Rules Rules – Your child will be made aware of all classroom, hallway, school, recess, bathroom, and lunchroom rules and procedures on the first day. We will be reviewing the Bear Code book the first week. Behavior chart – green, yellow, blue, orange, purple and red Green – Good Day Yellow – Warning Blue – Lose 5 Minutes of Recess Orange – Lose all of Recess Purple – Parent Notification Red – Office Referral Friday treats are given for remaining on green all week and completing all assignments..

5 Bear Bucks Students will have an opportunity to earn and spend Bear Bucks. Students can earn Bear Bucks in several ways: –Making Honor Roll –Making 9 week AR Goal –Making Growth on the MAPs test –Various other class wide opportunities (ex: recess)

6 Supplies Thank you for sending in the beginning of the year supplies. They will be a big help during the year. Please send in $7 for Social Studies Weekly as soon as possible. Some notes will be sent home about snacks needed. Example: treats for weekly AR goals

7 Recess We will go outside daily (weather/temperature permitting). Please dress your child for the weather. Toys – Please do not send any toys with your child. They may get lost or broken. Football – Please do not send footballs with your child. They get too rough for this game at recess. All school rules will be followed at recess! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the temperature.

8 Volunteers There are many ways that you can volunteer. You can come in and read with the students, cut and glue items at home, send in any needed items and/or snacks, etc. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in volunteering in any way. You will need to complete a SLED background check form and we must have it back from the District Office before you may volunteer. Always get a nametag from the office. This rule is school wide and helps to keep your child safe.

9 There may be curriculum based projects sent home during the year. You will be notified ahead of time and given at least a week to complete the assigned project. Please work with your child on these projects. Encourage them to be creative and to do their best. Special Projects

10 The School Day The day begins at 7:45 and ends at 2:15. It is very important that your child arrives to school on time because of attendance, lunch choices, and morning assignments. If your child is eating breakfast they must be here no later than 7:35. You cannot sign your child out after 1:30. The end of the day is a very important time of the day in our classroom.

11 Tardy Slips If your child is tardy (arrives at school after 7:45) they will be given a tardy slip. We will mark in your child’s agenda that they were tardy.

12 Lunch Lunch boxes – Please send a lunch that your child can open and eat without the need of a microwave. Food cannot be refrigerated! Lunch is only 25 minutes so talking is not permitted for the first 10 minutes of lunch. Put all lunch money in a Ziploc bag or envelope.

13 Homework and Agenda Please check and sign your child’s agenda daily. Two consecutive days without a signature will result in recess detention. Please check your child’s binder for important papers. Please send backpacks everyday! All assignments should be returned on time with your child’s name written at the top. Missing assignments will result in recess detention. Spelling lists will be written in the agenda on Fridays for the following week.

14 Weekly Assignment and Test Schedule Monday: read story/ study vocabulary Tuesday: read story/study vocabulary Wednesday: DOL and Math 4 Today tests Thursday: Reading story/vocabulary test Friday: Spelling Test/Social Studies activity Expect spelling and math practice work each night. Reading books, library books, agendas, and binders should go home daily, other books just as needed. Check agendas for scheduled tests, and look for study guides in your child’s binder.

15 Language Arts Weekly story and vocabulary words Weekly DOL/Analogies Weekly spelling words Reading Renaissance-Students will be given a weekly/quarterly goal. This goal should easily be met if your child reads at home for 20 minutes daily.

16 Math We use the Everyday Math program. Homework will be given Monday-Thursday. Tests will be scheduled at the completion of each unit. Please check your child's agenda daily. Math4Today needs to be reviewed daily in preparation for weekly tests. PLEASE study multiplication facts at home with your child.

17 Concepts Social Studies and Science tests will be scheduled at the completion of each unit. Study guides for unit tests will be placed in your child’s binder, and test dates will be in the agenda. Social Studies Weekly newspapers will be used to supplement the curriculum.

18 Grades and Papers The grading scale in third grade is numeric. Grading scale: A------------ 93- 100 B------------ 85- 92 C------------ 77 -84 D------------ 70 -76 F------------ 69 – below I------------ Incomplete E----------- 90 -100 S----------- 80 -89 N---------- 70 – 79 Promotion Guidelines for 3 rd grade –Must Have a 70% or above in the following subject areas: Math Reading/ELA

19 Birthdays and Parties If you send invitations, please send one for every child. If you would like to send in cupcakes or individually wrapped treats for a birthday, please send them before lunch.

20 Medicines/Illness Please do not send medicine with your child to school. If your child needs medication at school, please see the nurse. Please notify me if your child takes daily medications and must to report to the nurse. If your child has not been feeling well, please send me a note. Please keep your child home if they are sick! Please keep all phone numbers current! Send excuses for missed days! If your child has an allergy or other medical condition please notify me ASAP.

21 Going Home Send a note with your child if he or she will be going home a different way. If I do not receive a note, your child will be sent home the way that they usually go home. If you are picking your child up in carline – please have a carline sign, stay in your car, and be patient.

22 Miscellaneous You will receive phone calls through Parent Link from Mr. Rogers letting you know about school events. Students will take MAP tests twice throughout the year to show growth. Monday folders will be sent home with graded papers weekly. Progress reports will be sent home every other week. These papers must be signed and returned on Tuesday or Wednesday each week. (Remember, you can see grades by logging onto PowerSchool)

23 Online Access Weekly newsletters will be emailed to parents who provided an email address. They can also be found on the grade level webpage: –

24 We are going to have a great year!!! Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. We want the best for your child, too. School (664-8156) Conferencing will be held by appointment and cannot be held before school hours. We look forward to working with you and your child during this school year. E-Mail your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

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