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WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE Back to School 2014-2015. This is Mrs. McIlrath and her family!

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1 WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE Back to School 2014-2015

2 This is Mrs. McIlrath and her family!

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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!

7 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.

8 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.

9 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

10 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

11 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.

12 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

13 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

14 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!

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