Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I find my child's homework?
- What are my child's spelling words?
- Can I eat lunch at school with my child?
- Formative assessments? What are those?
- Is their snack time in 3rd grade?
- When can my child buy ice cream?
- What are A.R. tests?
- What are Pennies for ACE?
- Have a question I didn't answer?
Where can I find my child's homework?
Your child copies homework EACH day in his/her agenda. Please make sure to
read and INITIAL their agenda each night. By doing this, I know you have seen
their homework. This also can be used for a great communication tool! If you
need to write me a short note, do so in their agenda and I'll be sure to see it the
next day. (I check agendas every morning to make sure they have copied down
the correct homework).
What are my child's spelling words?
Your child will be receiving new spelling words each week from his/her reading
teacher. They should be placed in your child's agenda (on the right hand side of
where they copied down their homework). If for some reason your child is NOT
brining home their words, or if they are absent- please call their reading teacher
to get their words.
Can I eat lunch at school with my child?
Yes! You are welcome to join us for lunch ANY day! We eat from 11:30-12:00
in the cafeteria. Please sign in at the office first. There is a special table set up
for parents to eat with the children.
Formative assessments? What are those?
Formative assessments are CUMULATIVE tests given by subject at the end of each nine weeks.
In 3rd grade, we start taking these tests in the middle of the 1st nine weeks (i.e. 4
1/2 week testing)Your child will be responsible for knowing ALL the information that
has been taught since the first day of school! The best way to help your child prepare
for these tests is to review ALL study guides and old end of the unit tests, the week
prior to testing. Your child's scores on these tests WILL be averaged in with their
report card grades.
Is their snack time in 3rd grade?
No, there is no scheduled snack time in 3rd grade.
If you feel your child needs a snack during the day, please contact me, and we will discuss this.
When can my child buy ice cream?
Ice cream is available every FRIDAY. The cost is $.75.
What are A.R. tests?
In 3rd grade we STRONGLY encourage ALL students to earn at least 50 A.R.points.
Students are able to do this by taking tests on the computer from books they have
read (either library or classroom). After each test is taken,a report is printed and
signed by the teacher. Students should be taking at LEAST two tests a week.
The goal for EVERY test is to get an 80%, 90%, or 100%.
In my class- Students track their progress on a chart. For each test taken with a
score of 80% or higher they get to place a sticker on the chart. If they receive a 100%
on their test they also to get to visit the candy jar.
What are Pennies for ACE?
Pennies for ACE is an ONGOING fundraising for the ROAR program. Students may
bring in any pennies they have, and at the end of each nine weeks- the school has
a competition to see which grade level has collected the most pennies.
Have a question I didn't answer?
PLEASE send me an email with ANY question that you may have.
I welcome your questions and appreciate the support!! :)