Our week in Review:
We will be starting Charlotte’s Web Monday. We will be reading Charlotte’s Web as a class read aloud and students will get their reading grades from comprehension questions about the story.
Pretest: Monday, April 28th
Postest: Friday, May 3rd
ladder, morning, afternoon, warm, listen, bedroom, knife, brother, night, crying, hungry, tail, dirt
*No advanced list for the remainder of the year.
*If they pass the pretest with an A, they do not have to take it Friday. This test will be cursive and print.
NEW AR Goal:
Our new AR goal is for the kids to earn 10 AR points from now until end of the year. We have 7 kids left to get their AR goals!
We are working on becoming more independent with our assignments. We have begun to talk about an assignment and then move on from it. In the past, I would give them ample time to finish it. Now, the students come back to it during “work” time. The goal for this is to teach the kids to stop working when it is time, in order to prepare for fourth grade and the switching of classes. Some students are having a hard time with this but they will get it in time.
Happy Birthday in May
Third Grade Discipline Plan
This year at North Mac Intermediate School, the third grade will be using the PBIS discipline plan. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Support. The emphasis of this plan is rewarding and encouraging positive behavior.
There are three basic rules we expect students to follow.
1. Be Safe. Example: keep hands and feet to self, always walk, keep aisles clear.
2. Be Respectful. Example: Raise hand and wait to be called on before speaking, use kind words and actions, and treat others the way you want to be treated.
3. Be Responsible. Example: Be prepared for class (homework and supplies), keep area neat and organized, and always give your best effort.
In our classroom we have a section that displays various cards. Each child will have a magnet with their number on it. They will begin in the green “Ready to Learn” card. Students who follow the rules will keep his/her magnet on the green card or move up to the blue, purple, or pink. We have three “good” behavior cards beyond “Ready to Learn” the children can strive to reach. A student who does not follow the rules will be asked to move his/her magnet to the yellow “Warning” 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 asked to move his/her magnet in a positive direction!
On the other hand, if the student’s behavior does not improve but worsens, he/she will be asked to move his/her magnet to the orange “Consequence” card. Any time a student goes to the orange card there will be a consequence, normally a missed recess and/or note home. Students on the “Consequence” card may return to the yellow card if behaviors change.
Continued misbehavior or more serious behavior could result in a student moving his/her magnet to the “Red” card. Red card consequences include loss of a privilege, restitution/apology of the student, change of seating arrangement, time out from activity or privilege, teacher/student conference, parent/teacher conference, behavior contract, referral to dean of students, or school counselor.
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 our students to choose to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible.
Please go over this information with your child. If you have any questions, please call!
1st Quarter - Movie
2nd Quarter - Movie, Cookie, milk, pj day
3rd Quarter - Dance Party
4th Quarter - Park/ice cream reward (May 13th)
We will be celebrating the good behavior of each quarter! Students may not have any red cards.