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Week of September 16-20
Early dismissal Wednesday September 18 @1:30
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 are probably not making the most of the time given at school. If you have a concern, please contact me!
Reading/Language Arts: Unit 1 Lesson 2
Essential question: Why are courts an important part of our government?
Spelling: (Pretest will be given on Monday, Sept. 16 and posttest will be given on Friday, Sept. 20.) spoke, mile, save, excuse, cone, invite, cube, price, erase, ripe, broke, flame, life, rule
Review words: these, those Challenge words: surprise, decide
Math: Chapter 1
Essential question: How can numbers be expressed, ordered, and compared?
Students continue to work on Chapter 1. If all goes as planned, we will be having the Chapter 1 test on Friday Sept. 20. The focus of this chapter is Place value. We are exploring strategies for rounding numbers. Students will usually have an independent practice page assigned after each lesson. I am hopeful that our schedule will allow students plenty of time to complete work in class. Some lessons will include a homework page designed to be completed at home and returned the following day.
Science/Social Studies: Students will begin learning about Our Government. Local, state, and national governments will be discussed.
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.
3A Daily Schedule *(M,Tu,Th,Fr)
8:05-9:05 Reading 12:00-12:30 W.I.N.
9:05-9:35 PE 12:30-1:30 Math
9:40- 10:05 **Specials 1:30-2:00 Math small groups
10:10-11:10 Language Arts/Writing 2:00-2:55 Social Studies/Science
11:15-12:00 Recess/Lunch 3:00 Dismissal
**Specials: Monday/Thursday: Music
*Schedule will be slightly different on Wednesdays due to 1:30 dismissals.
To view the Common Core Learning Standards please click below.
Third Grade Expectations
Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Use kind words.
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Follow directions the first time given.
Return work as assigned.
Keep materials organized.
Have a positive attitude!
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.