Important Classroom Information
By 3rd grade, it is the students’ responsibility to keep track of their own assignments; therefore, students will maintain a daily agenda planner to record homework, project due dates and upcoming events. They are given an agenda at the beginning of the school year, but must purchase a new one if the first one is lost. There will be space for communication between the teacher and parent. This does need to be signed daily so you can stay informed of homework and curriculum. Staying organized is very important.
Official nightly homework will begin the second week of school. If this is an issue, please let me know immediately. It is very important to complete homework each and every day and make it up when absent. All projects that require at-home time are in addition to any regular homework.
Reading and spelling tests are completed on Fridays. Math tests will occur at the end of a chapter. I believe in learning from our mistakes and second chances, so if a student scores poorly on an assessment, I will use my judgement to determine if a retest is necessary.
Reading: Students in the intermediate grades are required to read 20 minutes each night. Students will be required to keep a weekly reading log to record pertinent information about their reading.
Spelling/Vocabulary: Each week students will either have a spelling test that they will take on SpellingCity.com. Students are responsible for learning to read and write these words each week. This is the same site that students will use to study throughout the week. Vocabulary quizzes will occur every other Friday.
Frequency: Addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts are practiced every day. Students will be given a mad minute and progress at their own pace three times a week.
P.O.D: (Problem of the day) These are high level questions in word format. We will journal these problems every day of the week. Being able to filter through high level questions is the foundation of understanding math.
Daily Lessons: A lesson is done every day. There will be homework just about every day (Monday through Thursday) on the math skill we are working on in class.
Assessments: These will be competed at the end of every unit of study.
Please make sure that you and your child know how to log into My SCS from home. This is where students will have access to i-Ready and other academic tiles.
Classroom Rules, Positive & Negative Consequences
Students are expected to follow classroom and school rules at all times. Below are our five classroom rules:
Be prepared: This means students have their homework and signatures completed on time and they begin each lesson with their required materials-pencils, books etc.
Be respectful: This means students treat everyone on campus with the same respect they expect in return, wait their turn, raise their hand to talk, etc.
Be on task: This means students are working on the task assigned during the allotted time given. This also means conversations are on task as well.
Be Positive: This means that students are maintaining a good attitude each day!
Be a good listener: This means that students are being an attentive listener and not talking while the teacher is speaking, and also listening to their classmates during presentations.
The following are our classroom positive consequences:
Receive verbal praise
Earn busy bee stickers
Pick a prize from the bee hive prize box
Lunch with Mrs. Green
Positive note or phone call home
The following are our classroom negative consequences:
Receive verbal warning
Loss of a privilege
Having to complete work before going to stations
Note and/or phone call home to parent