Welcome to Third Grade! I’d like to introduce you to third grade and Room 12. If you have any questions, please see me following the presentation and I’ll try to answer them.
Mrs. Dawes I graduated from Lycoming College with a dual major of sociology and education. I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Rochester in elementary curriculum. I have been teaching for more than 30 years and still am excited to come to work each day to be with my students. They make me smile! I truly enjoy making learning fun and having a good time with our class.
My Goals To give your child the academic and social skills needed to be lifelong learners and lifelong successes. To help your child make new friends and discover new interests. To provide a supportive, safe and fun classroom environment.
Class Subjects The subjects we cover in third grade are: Reading Writing Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Reading Phonics Instruction Whole Group Reading Skills Instruction Small Group Skill Work Literature Circles Independent Reading
Math Counting Number writing Tallying Money Telling Time Addition Subtraction Using the number grid Graphs Patterning Odd and Even Number stories Measurement Place Value Geometry Symmetry Fractions Calendars Rocket Math
Science The new FOSS Science program uses more hands-on experiences. Life Cycles of Living Things Earth Materials Sound Agriculture
Social Studies Pennsylvania Unit Communities Are People Maps & Globes Being a Good Citizen Government Our Nation’s History Making & Selling Being a Thoughtful Consumer
Specials Our schedule for specials is as follows: Day 1- Computer Day 2- Gym Day 3- Library Day 4- Music Day 5- Gym Day 6- Art *Please be sure your child wears sneakers on Gym day. * So your child will be able to check out more books, please help your child remember to return library books on Library day.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we will discuss and develop rules to help us get along with each other and enjoy the school year. We will build on “I care” rules: We listen to each other. We keep our hands, feet and objects to ourselves. We use “I care” language. We care about each other’s feelings. We are responsible for what we say and do.
Homework Homework is designed as a review of skills taught in school. In accordance with district policy, third graders are to receive no more than 30 minutes of homework each night. Assignments will be listed for the week and found in their homework folder. Please sign your child’s assignment paper as the work is completed to ensure clear communication between school and home. If your child is struggling with homework, please sign his/her homework paper with “Does Not Understand.” I will then be sure that the homework was attempted. I want homework to be a time for your child to show how much he/she has learned and for you to work together.