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Mrs. Pellerin- VanderLoop’s Third- Grade Class Welcome, students!
Welcome to Third Grade! I will introduce you to third grade and to our classroom. If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on.
All About Me My background I grew up in New Hampshire. Later in Middle school, I moved to Florida. I attended Dunedin Middle & High School, and I got my teaching degree at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. I majored in Primary/Elementary/Specific Learning Disabilities and minored in Math. My experience I’ve been teaching for 11 years, all here at Kings Highway. I have also taught 2/3 and 4/5 Varying Exceptionalities class, but third grade STARS is my favorite.
My Family I just recently got married on July 5, 2008 to Mr. Greg VanderLoop. I have two step-sons: Cody and Zack I have a younger brother, who is a fire fighter in Jacksonville. I have no pets at this time.
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during third grade are: Reading and Writing Math Science/Health Social Studies Music and Art
Reading Books available for preview. New Reading adoption MacMillan- McGraw Hill. http://www.macmillanm h.com/ http://www.macmillanm h.com/
Writing Writing grades will be complied from: spelling creative writing language arts
Math Harcourt Math Books are available for preview. Riverdeep Math at home: http://rdhome2.pinell as.k12.fl.us/lms
Science Books available for preview. New science and technology grant. Third grade will be working with 8 th grade Kennedy Middle School and our project is Space. http://my- ecoach.com/project.php?id= 13379
Social Studies Learning about the world around them Presidential election Good citizenship
Music and Art Art: Mrs. Jardine 40 minutes/week Located next door Music: Ms. Buckley 40 minutes/week Located in the Music portable
I will assign about 45 minutes of homework every night. This includes 20 minutes of reading. Please check all homework and sign and return the agenda, everyday. If you would like to write to me in the agenda, this proves to be a very nice way to communicate, because I look at this every morning. You can also reach me on my cell phone between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tardiness The first bell rings at 7:35 A.M. School starts at promptly at 7:45 A.M. If you aren’t in the classroom by the time the second bell rings, please check in at the school office before coming to class. Tardies: All tardies are reported to the office on a daily basis. Excessive tardies are turned into the state for further review.
Absences If your child is absent please send a note in with your child when he/she returns to school. If your child is absent more than three days please send in a doctor’s note. Your child is responsible for getting and returning all make-up work. All absences that are unaccompanied by a note from the parent, are considered unexcused.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are: Be respectful and responsible. Be organized and follow directions. Be on time. Be prepared.
Behavior Plan I use a color system to manage behavior. You can monitor your child’s behavior each day by referring to their agenda nightly. Green: Excellent Behavior Blue: Warning Only Yellow: In Class Time Out Purple: Out of Class Time Out Red: Office Referral
Field Trips and Guest Speakers Science Center Ruth Eckerd Hall Kennedy Space Center Channel 8 News Weather
My Pledge To give you the academic and social skills you need to progress to fourth grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help you make new friends and discover new interests. To motivate, inspire and encourage you to be the best student you can be. I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise. I will respect you and work with you to solve problems.