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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

 

 

We are starting to work on logic puzzles. They consist of a grid and clues.  Students have to use the clues to determine who (from the grid) does or has what (also from the grid).  These are difficult!  Just ask the students about the first one we did together!  The goal is for the students to stick with something even when it is hard for them.  I feel like too many times kids' first inclination, when something is challenging, is to quit.  So, we are going to practice with these puzzles and hopefully build some perseverance. Ask your child about the Logic Puzzles! 

 

 

Academics

Week of January 21-25

 

Reading/Language Arts:  Lead 21 Unit 4 Week 3

Theme question: What is the story of Earth?

Focus question:  How are humans part of Earth's story?

Spelling: Pretest: Tuesday January 22     Posttest: Friday January 25

hurt, serve, worry, purse, turn, thirty, work, curly, word, first, shirt, ear,

acorn, into, morning

Math:  We are starting  Chapter 7. Like Chapter 6, it consists of practice on both multiplication and division.  It focuses on the inverse relationship between the two operations, lots of hands-on modeling, using arrays,equal sharing, and problem solving.  

 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.  Many students have completed their handwriting practice books! We will be integrating cursive into our assignments at individual student's pace.  Students are encouraged to continue working on handwriting. My goal is to have most students writing and reading in cursive by January.  

 

 *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.