The ABC's of Third Grade
Absences: If your
child is sick or has an appointment, please call the school office to verify
your child's reason for absence.
Reader is a computerized reading program. Children read AR books and then take
a test on the computer to check their comprehension. Points are earned based
on the difficulty of the book and how many questions are answered correctly.
Each child much read and test within their reading range, and classroom
teachers set each student's individual AR goals. Books are available in the
library and classroom.
Quiz List Link:
AR Quiz List
Book Orders: I send
home Scholastic Book Orders about once each month. This is a wonderful way to
build your child's home library and help our class at the same time. Our class
earns Bonus points with each order that I will use to buy more books and
Box Tops: An easy
way to help our school is by collecting Box Tops for Education,which are found
on many of the foods we all buy. You can send any Box Tops to school with your
Computers: We visit
the computer lab each week to learn and practice new skills. Students also use
the computers in the classroom during center time to play educational games
and reinforce skills.
Do Your Best: Students
need to do their best at all times. This includes being prepared, organized,
and engaged in their classroom learning.
Email: One way to
contact me is through email. My email is:
fieldtrips will be planned throughout the year. Chaperones will be invited to
join us. Depending on the fieldtrip the number of chaperones may be limited.
In order to attend fieldtrips, a permission slip needs to be filled out and
returned to school.
Each child has a different level of frustration. Please stop your child from
their working task before they get frustrated. No tears please!
Students can be caught showing good behavior by teachers or proctors. Golden
tickets are rewarded and used for monthly raffle prizes.
will be sent home daily and recorded by your child on their homework log. All
assignments, unless otherwise noted are due the next day.
Follow the link below for
guidelines for helping your child with homework:
and Logic Parenting: Homework Tips
Internet: Access to
educational websites can be a valuable way to reinforce learning. However,
without your permission this is not possible. Please be sure to read, sign and
return the "Technology Acceptable Use" form so your child can benefit from
this wonderful learning tool.
Don't throw away your computer ink cartridges. The school earns money by
Job Well Done: It
is vital that students understand the importance of their school tasks.
Encourage them to take pride in their work by reviewing their papers that come
home. Be sure to praise them for a "Job Well Done". I've created a handy list
below to show you applaud their efforts.
Join PTA: Get
involved in Golden school by supporting PTA.
Turn off the TV for at least 20 minutes each night and talk with your child.
Enjoy their conversation or share a book with them.
Lunch: Students can
buy hot lunch or bring their own from home. I've created some cute "Lunch Box
Notes" to surprise your child with. Tuck one in their lunch once in a while
and make them smile!
Box Notes with Sports theme
Box Notes with Racing theme
Minimum Day: Every
Monday is a minimum day. Dismissal is at 1:15.
Money: Please use a
baggie or envelope to send money with your child to school for lunch or book
orders. This helps prevent lost money.
Newsletters: I will
post a weekly newsletter on my website under the "Newsflash" category to keep
you up-to-date on class assignments, nightly homework and school events. It is
vital that you take the time to access the newsletter online every week so you
are kept well informed.
On Time: School
starts at 8:15. Please help your child arrive to school in plenty of time each
day so they don't feel rushed or anxious.
Parking Lot: For
the safety of all children, please follow all parking lot rules when dropping
off or picking them up.
P.E. I enjoy
During my lessons your child will be practicing various P.E. skills every
week, which include gross motor skills, cooperation, teamwork and
penmanship habits need to be used especially during these formative years. In
3rd grade printing skills include learning proper cursive letter writing,
holding a pencil properly and appropriate spacing.
Questions or concerns?:
Please send a note, call me, or email me.
School: (909) 463-9105
children will have a morning recess. Please remember to pack a healthy
snack choice for your child to enjoy.
Report cards are issued three times during the year in November, February and
Throughout the year, some special projects will be assigned that will relate
to a variety of curriculum areas. Most projects will often include an oral
presentation to reinforce the importance of speaking in front of a group.
Directions for the assignments will be sent home well in advance of the due
Snack: Your child
may bring a healthy midmorning snack to eat at recess. Please remember to send
healthy choices like fruit, string cheese, or vegetables instead of cookies,
candy or sugary items.
Student store will be held throughout the year and run by PTA. Various items
are sold including pencils, folders and school spirit clothing.
Tardies: If your
child is late to school, please sign them in at the office before sending them
should not bring any type of toys to school as they can be a disruption to
there is a change in the way your child will go home, please send in a note to
let me know.
Unique: Each child
is unique and has their own special gifts and talents. I recognize that in my
classroom, and I encourage you to avoid comparing your child to others. Click
on the link below for an inspiring video from "Raising Small Souls: Timeless
Parenting Advice" called The Animal School.
Animal School Video
are many opportunities for volunteering, some at school and some at home. An
interest sheet will be sent home describing various ways to help.
Students can start their day by "Walking Across America". Join the fun on the
field and earn mile marker prizes at the end of each month.
Website: I have
created a class website that is full of class information, resources for kids
and parents and more detailed descriptions of what we're doing in class. I
hope you will find it useful and visit it often.
X Marks the Spot:
Please have a regular, consistent place for your child to complete their
homework. Work should be completed in an area free of distractions.
You: As parents, you
are a vital partner in your child's education. I look forward to working with
you this year.
Ten Things Teachers Wish Parents Would Do
Zzzz: Please make
sure your child gets enough sleep. Well-rested, alert children are more
successful in school.