Third grade is an amazing and exciting year! However, third grade will also be a challenging year. Your child will be introduced to new math concepts, cursive handwriting, more detailed language, and grammar skills, new science and social studies concepts, and plenty of independent reading. I believe third grade is a year of growing independence. Rest in knowing that no matter what the day holds, your child will be taken care of in my classroom. I make a sincere effort to make sure that each child learns and has fun while doing so. Please visit our classroom website to access a variety of resources.
Your child will be given a folder and assignment notebook (we call this our “Agenda”). Both of these items MUST travel to and from school daily! Homework promotes self-responsibility, establishes organizational skills, and provides parents with information as to what knowledge your child is mastering. You should expect that your child will have some type of homework almost every day. The only time homework will be assigned on Fridays is if your child has make-up work or needs to complete a project. You will always find assignments written in the Agenda by your child. Students should be able to do most assignments independently, but do help if you notice it is completely necessary. If you notice your child is having trouble with a concept, please jot a note or send me an email.
These first few weeks of school will be a period of adjustment for all of us. The students will be settling in, learning school and classroom rules, and getting to know their classmates. Please be patient and supportive so that we may smooth out all of the rough spots. My expectations for the students this year will be high. They will need to work hard to do their best. My door is always open. If you have anything to share, please do not hesitate to email me. Finally, I look forward to meeting each one of you as we work together to support, encourage, and help our children learn.
Our 3rd Grade Google Classroom link is here!
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