All About Third Grade and 3-S Everything You Need to Know About Third Grade... Snack: A fresh fruit or vegetable may be brought to school daily in a container labeled with your child's name. The mid-morning snack really helps to energize us in a healthy way!
Water Bottles: Water bottles are essential to pack daily for your child. It helps minimize distractions to the drinking fountain, and also keeps your child hydrated throughout the day. A lid or coaster from home is also helpful for your child to keep on his/her desk to keep desks nice and dry as the water bottle sweats throughout the day. Dressing Appropriately:Dressing for the seasonal change in weather will help your child stay comfortable inside and outside throughout the school day. Our class is outside for recess and gym on days when weather permits. Also, gym shoes must be worn each day in PE class in order for children to safely participate. After School:Please make sure your child knows where he is or she is supposed to go after school before they leave you each morning. Whether they are riding the bus home, walking to a friend's house, meeting a brother or sister, or going to an activity, children should know their schedule. If for some reason, plans change after your son or daughter is already in school, please email me or alert the school office so we can get the message delivered to avoid after-school confusion. Tardies/Absences: Please minimize appointments throughout the school day, so your child does not miss school. If you are planning to pick your child up from school, a note or email should be sent so I am aware of the time your child should be sent to the office. I also need to know if /when your son or daughter will be returning to school that day. When your child is sick, please alert the school nurse. Do not send your child to school until they feel better, to minimize the spread of germs to classmates. It is not necessary to make arrangements to pick up the work your child misses when absent. Being on time to school each day helps your child establish a good morning routine to stay organized at school. Our first special is first thing in the morning, so every minute your child is late to school is time missed during that class. Homework:Your child should be using his/her assignment notebook Monday-Thursday to check for nightly homework. When he/she finishes an assignment, it should be crossed off to indicate it was completed and put back in the home folder on the "bring back" side. Home folders and assignments notebooks must go home during the week and come back the following school day. Also, any papers on the "stay side" of home folders should be emptied and left home each night to stay organized. If it helps your child if you sign off each night in their assignment notebook to help them get used to this routine, please feel free to use this management system. If homework is left at home, a call will not be made home asking you to drop it off for your child. You may drop off anything you feel your child may have left at home if you feel the need to do. The only thing your child will call home about is a missing lunch. Any missing assignments will result in a Homework Warning. This should be signed by both you and your child that night and returned to school the next day with the completed missing assignment from the previous day. Three or more Homework Warnings in a week, will require parent contact and some missed recess time. Specific Weekly/Monthly Assignments- In 3rd grade, the students are responsible for filling out a monthly reading log. This will consist of logging minutes that they read each night and a weekly response sheet. Spelling practice and tests will be differentiated based on the pretest scores. The practice and homework will vary depending on the list they receive for that week. Math will come home if the work was not finished in class that day. It will be due the next day.
Additional projects or enrichment opportunities may come home throughout the school year. I will give specific instruction when those opportunties