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Mrs. Anderson

Welcome to Mrs. Anderson's 3rd Grade Page 

North Mac Intermediate School

3rd Grade

Mrs. Carla Anderson 

Contact Information

Phone: 217-627-2419

Email: canderson@northmacschools.org


Welcome to Mrs. Anderson's

Third Grade 

     My name is Carla Anderson.  I love teaching third grade and I am excited to get to know my students, and watch them learn, grow, and change!  This is my 25th year teaching (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 returned to school to earn my teacher education degree from Sangamon State University (currently the University of Illinois in Springfield).  I completed a masters program in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University in 2011.

     I live in Chatham with my husband Tim. We have 6 kids, Tatum (22), Karch (19), Jaxon (17), Weston (16), Ava (14), and Becklin (12). Blue is our 2 year old puppy. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, walking Blue, reading, and watching movies.


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. 



*Early dismissal Wednesday January 15 @ 1:30

*No School Monday January 20 MLK  Birthday

          *Scholastic book orders due Friday Jan. 24            (Class code: LJ37L)


   Week of January 13-17          


 Starting Monday January 6, we will be changing from doing a Reading/Spelling lesson in 5 days to using 7 days.  This means that instead of starting a new lesson on Monday and having Spelling and Reading tests on Friday each week, these tests will be given 7 school days after introduction.  For example: We are starting Lesson 11 on January 6, so we will be working on this lesson for the next 7 days, and the test will be given on January 14. I will keep this updated.    

Reading/Language Arts "Week" January 15-24

Lesson 12

Essential question: Why is it important to grow food crops?

Spelling: (Pretest will be given on Wed, Jan. 15 and posttest will be given on Fri. Jan 24.)  

hole, whole, its, it's, hear, here, won, one, our, hour, their, there, fur, fir

Review words: road, rode       Challenge words: peace, piece


Math: Chapter 6 Patterns in the Multiplication Table

Essential question: What is the importance of patterns in learning multiplication and division?



 Science/Social Studies:  We will begin a Social Studies unit called People Move from Place to Place. It will focus on why communities change over time.  Scholastic News will continue to be used as well.


Handwriting: Students will be working on D’Nelian cursive writing.  We will  integrate cursive into our assignments later in the year.  Students are encouraged to practice daily.


 *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!



Students should have enough time to complete most assignments in class. Schedules, this year, have been set up to allow more time to complete assignments while at school.  If your child is bringing home a lot of work every day, they may not be using class time wisely. If you have a concern, please contact me!




                Effective Monday October 28, 2019


   3A Daily Schedule   *(M,Tu,Th,Fr) 

                                       8:05-9:05 Math                                12:00-1:30 Reading (whole group)

                                       9:05-9:35 PE                                       1:35-2:00 Reading (small groups)

                                       9:40- 10:05 **Specials                        2:00-2:30 Writing

                                      10:05-10:35 Math (small groups)      2:30-2:45 W.I.N.

                         10:35-11:10  Social Studies/Science   3:00 Dismissal                                          

                                      11:15-12:00 Recess/Lunch                    


                                                                **Specials: Monday/Thursday: Music

                                                                               Tuesday/Friday: Computers

                                                                                Wednesday: Art

                   *Schedule will be slightly different on Wednesdays due to 1:30 dismissals.


To view the Common Core Learning Standards please click below.



Classroom Expectations

Be Respectful

Treat others as you would like to be treated

Allow others to learn by not disturbing them

Use kind words, manners, and a friendly tone

Voice Level 1 for classroom activities & discussions

Voice Level 0 for listening & independent work


  Be Responsible

  Give your best effort

      Be prepared to learn (Bring all materials, return homework, positive attitude & behavior)

Listen and follow directions the first time given

Stay on task & finish the task 




Be Safe

Keep hands, feet, & objects to yourself

Walk in the classroom & hallway

Keep chairs on the floor




Discipline 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 or purple cards.   These are the two 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.