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Mrs. Anderson

Welcome to Mrs. Anderson's 3rd Grade Page 

North Mac Intermediate School

Welcome to Third grade

Mrs. Carla Anderson 

Contact Information

Phone: 217-627-2419

Email: canderson@northmacschools.org

 

 

Academics

Week of March 25-29

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) for third graders                    is complete!  Any student who missed a test,                    will be making it up this week.

 

Reading/Language Arts:  Lead 21 

Theme question: What does it take to survive in the wild?

Focus question:  How do living things survive in extreme environments?

Spelling: Pretest: Monday March 25    Posttest: Friday March 29

 unhurt, unwrap, reheat, unlucky, reuse, untie, unfair, rewrite,recheck, unclear, replay, pennies, stories, school, people

Math:  We will be having the Chapter 10 on Thursday March 28. 

 

Math Fact Competition

Congratulations to our class for winning the first-ever NMIS Math Fact Competition!  We have a huge banner that will be hung in our room and we will be having ice cream to celebrate!

Awesome job!

 

 Science/Social Studies:  Along with the text book we will be using Scholastic News for both Social Studies and Science.  

 

Handwriting: Students are working on D’Nelian cursive writing.  We will be integrating cursive into our assignments.  Students are encouraged to continue working on handwriting. Students should be starting to write some of their assignments in cursive!

 

 *The Homework Club is used to encourage students to return homework.  Students will start each week on the club board.  Each day that all homework is finished and returned, they stay on the board.  If homework is not returned at any point during the week, they are taken off the board.  On Friday afternoon, those that remain on the Homework Club board will get a small reward.  I am hoping that everyone will want to be in the Homework Club! 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  You can reach me by email at canderson@northmacschools.org or by phone at 627-2419.  Please leave a message and I will get back to you  as soon as possible. 

 

To view the Common Core Learning Standards please click below.

(http://www.corestandards.org)

                                                             3A Daily Schedule

                                       8:15-8:45 RTI                                11:30-12:30 Lead 21

                                       8:45-9:55 Math                              12:30-1:00 *Specials

                                       9:55- 10:20 PE                                 1:00-1:30 Lead 21 (cont.)

                                      10:20-10:45 Read aloud                    1:30-2:30 Social Studies/Science

                                      10:45-11:30 Lunch/Recess                2:30-2:55 Flex

                                                                             3:00 Dismissal

                                                                *Specials:  Monday/Wednesday: Music

                                                                              Tuesday/Thursday: Computers

                                                                              Friday: Art

  

Third Grade Expectations

Be Safe

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Be Respectful

Use kind words.

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Follow directions the first time given.

Be Responsible

Return work as assigned.

Keep  materials organized.

Have a positive attitude! 

 

Behavior Management Plan

   Each student begins the day on the green “Ready to Learn” card.  Students following the rules will keep his/her magnet on the green card or move up to the blue, purple, or teal cards.   These are the three positive behavior cards above “Ready to Learn”.  If a student ends up on a positive behavior card, they will receive an incentive. A student who does not follow the rules may be asked to move his/her magnet to the yellow “Think about it” card. This is only a warning. It gives the student a chance to reflect and change his/her behavior.  If improvement is made the student will be able to move his/her magnet in a positive direction!

On the other hand, if the student’s behavior does not improve, he/she will be asked to move his/her magnet to the orange “Make Better Choices” card. Any time a student goes to the orange card there will be a consequence, normally a missed recess. Students on the orange card may "move up"  if behavior changes.

Continued negative behavior could result in a student moving his/her magnet to the red or "Parent Contact" card.  Red card consequences include loss of a recess and a note, phone call, or email to the parent.

Students who show positive behavior will be rewarded and encouraged for their behavior.  Each third grade teacher will offer special rewards to their students for positive behavior.  There will also be monthly rewards, quarterly rewards, school-wide rewards, and unannounced rewards for students who are showing positive behavior.  We want all students to choose to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible.

My name is Carla Anderson.  I love teaching third grade and I am always amazed at how much my students learn and change throughout the school year.  This is my 24th year teaching in this district (starting in Virden).  I have taught second and third grades. (But third is my favorite!)

     In 1988 I graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. After working for a few years in the worker's compensation field, I went back to school and received my teacher education degree from Sangamon State University (currently the University of Illinois in Springfield). I also have  a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University.

     I live in Chatham with my husband and 6 kids. In my free time  I enjoy being with my family, reading, and watching movies.