Welcome to 3rd Grade!
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I am so excited to be a part of your child’s 3rd Grade year! I wanted to give you some helpful information to start off the year.
SCHOOL START/END TIME: School will start this year at 9:05 and end at 3:45. If you are bringing your child to school, please do not drop your child off until 8:55 or after.
COMMUNICATION: I will email our weekly newsletter every week and post it on our class website. I will also post reminders on Seesaw.
VOLUNTEERS: I would love to have volunteers in our classroom. Please complete the Volunteer sheet if you are interested. Every volunteer must complete the volunteer application and a background check prior to volunteering.
HOMEWORK: Children will be expected to read on average 5 days a week for 15 minutes. A reading recording sheet will come home with your child on the first day of school. Please have your child return the recording sheet to school after they have completed a row. Be sure to initial each row before returning to school. If your child fills a sheet, they are encouraged to get a new one and keep on reading!
Each child will also be responsible for practicing math facts and studying for science/social/health tests. A review sheet or text book will come home for your child to study from.
SNACK: Your child may bring a snack each day. We will have a working snack. Please encourage HEALTHY snacks with your child. If you would like to donate extra snacks, that would be greatly appreciated for any children who do not have one.
BIRTHDAYS: We will celebrate each child’s birthday or half birthday in the classroom. We no longer allow children to bring in birthday treats for their birthday.
STUDENT PLANNER: Each child has a student planner that will be filled out each day in class. This will keep you informed of what we are doing in each subject and if your child has any homework. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOOK AT THIS EACH NIGHT.
BINDERS: Students will be coming home with their binder which contains their student planner EACH DAY! This will also contain any “mail” your child received from me for the day, as well as any work being sent home. Please check this each day with your child.
Book Orders: You will have access to order books online each month. I will provide you with access code information when I send out the first book order. If you prefer to send in the order form and a check payment, that is great too!
Star of the Week:
Each child will have a chance to be our classroom’s “Star BEE of the Week”. During the week before your student is the Star Bee, I will send home a sheet explaining some things your child can share during their special week as Star BEE.
DON’T FORGET TO:
LABEL your child’s backpack, any coats, mittens, hats, shoes, etc. THANK YOU!!
A few reminders:
● ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE: 952-496-5953 — this is the number that should be used to report the absence of your child from school.
● If you are picking up your child, please do so at the front UPPER level doors.
If you need to contact me, you may call 952-496-5952 and leave a message on my voicemail, or my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to start our 3rd Grade year together!