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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 (almost 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. 



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.


 *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! 



                                                           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

                                                                               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.



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! 


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, 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.