Expectations and procedures
Your now 9 almost 10 years old. You have more responsibilities at home, can stay home alone for a couple of hours, and now make choices that will effect the rest of your life. With this being said, you must also start relying on yourself more to understand what I am teaching. If you are not understanding something, need more time, or want more examples and copies you must take the initiative to raise your hand and ask.
Please make sure that you are following our morning routines, actively participating in classroom discussions, and if you are absent then you are completing your work and returning it as soon as possible.
I understand that you are expecting to have homework every night, but that is not how I work. I want you to use the resources that are available and provided by our school: prodigy, istation reading and math, and conceptua. Students will also be expected to work on assignments that were not completed during class time or math work that relates to the standards that we are currently working on.
Please be sure that if you want to change how your student is going home that this needs to be made through the front office if the school day has begun. I appreciate the Dojo message, but it is the school's policy that we make sure all afternoon transportation changes are made through the front office.
At Sanders Elementary School, we use ClassDojo to monitor and report on classroom behaviors. I will do my best to add comments if I have to take away points for something negative, especially if it is something that I feel needs further explanation. It is my classroom expectation that this is as far as we have to go when it comes to conduct because I do not want to have to write up anyone for making poor choices. We are almost at the end of our Elementary School career and we should all know how to act and behave.
Sanders' 3rd grade slideshow 2017-2018! Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in the "Fall"
Useful links and information to help you through the summer!!!
Summer Reading Challenge
This year we challenge all students to read at least 1,500 minutes this summer! K-8 students can log their minutes using Biblionasium.com, a subscription service provided all year long to K-8 students to support the culture of reading at your school. For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge, free ebooks, and literacy support in the summer, please visit www.cobbsummerreading.com. Please contact Library Media Supervisor Holly Frilot at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Lastly, please continue to work on conceptua, progidy, and istation throughout the summer. These programs are a GREAT tool to keep you sharp and ready for 4th grade!!! I can be reached throughout this summer through DOJO or email! Have a wonderful summer and I will see you in August!!!!!!!
This week is the BOGO Book Fair here at Sanders! We are scheduled to go check it out tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8th at 12:35, just after lunch. Feel free to send in money, or students can create their wish list and bring it home to determine how much and what to buy. We also have our Field Day this Friday! it is from 8am-12pm, so please be sure to be on time! Feel free to send your children with a change of cloths, because they tend to get wet. We decided that they will wear a grey shirt on Friday as our class color. Also, they can bring/wear sunscreen, a hat, and some water to drink while we are out playing.
**Please make sure that you are sending in a self-addressed envelope with 2 stamps on it for your report card to be sent home in this summer!**
Please make sure that your student is still practicing their multiplication facts, getting on istation, first in math, prodigy, conceptua, and reading 20 minutes a day! I know it seems like a lot, but all of these programs help build either their reading or math skills. They should also all be available throughout the summer.
January 2018 has arrived!!!
I have a lot to say so PLEASE keep reading until you reach the last post.)
January is one busy month for us in 3rd grade! Report cards go home Friday, January 5th. There is a NUT Day on Wednesday, January 10th. Students may dress down and wear jeans for $1! We have a PTA performance on Thursday, January 11 at 5:00pm. Immediately following is the PTA meeting and Superhero Curriculum Night. This will run until 7:00pm. I hope to see everyone there! It is going to be a lot of fun!!!! Plan on wearing your superhero attire, as I will be dressed up too!!! Then, the 15th is a school holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 16/17 will be our in-school field trip with High Touch/High Tech coming and doing some fun science experiments with our students!!!! (I always enjoy when they come to visit!) Our Awards Day is Thursday, January 18th from 8:15-8:45am (approximately and held in our classroom) Please note that this is informal and will be done during class time, so parent attendance is not necessary. Our big formal awards day will be in May. And that doesn't even touch what we are working on in the classroom to gear-up and prepare for our Milestones coming in April! We are busy little 3rd graders this half the school year, so please be sure to get plenty of rest, stay warm, and eat yummy, healthy meals!!!
Also, please make sure that you are following on ClassDOJO and allowing your student time to work on Istation and First In Math when they are at home. These are great practice tools for reading and math, so if they happen to not have homework or need something extra to work on then these would be great tools to use!
Attention ALL Staff, Students and Parents…Sanders Sweatshirts are now on sale!
We officially have 17 days left of learning before Winter/Christmas break!
I hope that everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving break with a lot of yummy food! I spent some much needed time with my family enjoying the great outdoors. We went for hikes, watched a tree lighting, and even cut down our Christmas Tree!!! Now, to business...
We will be having our class spelling bee this week to determine who will represent our class in the school spelling bee!!!! Also, Friday is PJ day for $1!!!
If you have not already done so, please make sure to return your signed progress report and permission forms and money!!! We have a lot of wonderful field trips planned for when we return from break, so please make sure you can join in the fun!!!!