ABC's of Third GradeAAttendanceLearning and fun take place everyday!Please make sure your child comes to schooleveryday on time,except in cases of illness or emergency.BBox TopsOur school is collecting“Box Tops for Education.”Each label is worth 10 cents…it adds up fast!Please cut out and trim each box top and put in baggie with your child's name on it.Get grandparents, aunts, uncles, everyone to help collect them!CCommunication between home and school is very important for your third grader. Feel free to contact the school or send a note with your child.
ConferencesI will be contacting you throughout the school year for parent/teacher conferences via phone or sending home a note.DDismissal
School ends at 3:25 pm on full school days and at 12:20 pm on early release days.
If your child is to go home a different way than his or her normal manner
you must send a written note.EEmergenciesThe school may need to contact you in case of an emergency. If your phone numberor address changes, please notify the school. Please make sure that the office andI have additional phone numbers in case you cannot be reached. This is very important.
The students and I spend a lot of time together and consider one another part of our “school family.” Please encourage your child to tell you something about their day at school.
Field TripsOccasionally we will go on a field trip. The permission slip must be signed and returned for your child to go.GGradesYour child will recieve a progress report every three weeks, and report cardsevery six weeks. Please remember that every page is not graded and gradesare taken from other sources than just paper tests. You may view grades onSkyward, get a code from the office.HHomework
Your child will have Reading and Math fact practice homework every night.
Homework is reinforcement of skills learned in class. Your child should be
reading at least 20 min. every night.IImportant Papers
Important notices will be sent home periodically. Please check your child’s homework folder for important papers every night.JJob Well DoneStudents should work towards good behavior and work happens every day. CORE Citizens will be recognized daily in the classroom and one overall each six weeks.KKindness
I have a “0 Tolerance” rule for unkind behavior. This includes actions and words.
Kindness is expected out of everyone.LLunchLunch is from 12:05-12:30. Every child will need to learn their own lunch account number. Please help your child learn this quickly. Notices will be sent home when they need more money in their account.MMoney
If you are sending money to school, please put it in an envelope and have
it labeled. Often times a student comes to school with money and does
not remember why they have it.NNewsIt is important for 3rd Graders to become more aware of the world around them.Watching the local and national news weekly is a good way to start familydiscussion about what is going on in the world around us.OOrganization
Good organizational habits begin to form in third grade. To help keep your child organized through the year they will be responsible for bringing homework to school every day…NO excuses!PPracticeJust like any other thing you expect to be good at, the skills learned inschool need to be practiced. Please provide time at home after schoolfor your child to practice their math facts and reading.QQuestions or Concerns
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
You may call and leave a message at any time and I will get back to you as
quickly as I can, or you can send a note and I will reply as soon as possible.
We will be doing lots of reading in 3rd grade. Please allow time for your child to read to you. Read books to them that are more advanced than their reading level. Share with them your love for reading.SSpellingSpelling will be taught in patterns. You will not have anexact list of words each week. Spelling is a skill that needs to be applied in every aspect of life. Words willbe on website, Spelling City.TTalkingTalking to friends about feelings and ideas is an important part of learning.There are, however, appropriate and inappropriate times to talk. I understandthat breaking rules about talking may seem less important than others, but I encourage you to support me in the enforcement of this rule, because it does affect your child's learning as well as other children.UUniqueI believe that each child has unique learning differences; therefore I will be providing instruction to your child that may be different than his or her peers.VVolunteersIf you would like to volunteer in the school please fill out the form on-line at www.birdvilleschools.net follow the links under parents.If you would like to chaperone a field trip you must fill out the form and be an approved volunteer.WWriting
Reading and writing are closely linked. This year
your child will be writing both expository essays
and narrative stories. We will be learning the correct uses of capitalization, usage, punctuation, and spelling as well.
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I am eXcited to work with You and Your child this year! Make sure he/she gets plenty of Zzzzz’s each night as we have eXciting days planned for this year.