Bring your dad to school day, September 26! Dad's will be able to visit 3rd grade classes from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Father figures are welcome also. Dads will read with their child and complete a reading response question. This is what students normally do during this time and shows dads what the expectations of 3rd grade are.
Need a Conference?
Please click here to schedule a time and day that you would like to meet. Please make sure to include your student's name.
Transportation: If your child needs is going to go home a different way other than their normal way please make sure to send a note with them to school. If for some reason you need to make a change and you did not send a note or you forgot their note please notify me directly either through ClassDojo or by e-mail. Please try to have all changes to me by 1 pm at the latest.
Homework: (check the front section of your child’s binder) Binders and Planners need to go home and come back to school everyday.Planners: Students will complete their Bay planners in class. Please check it every night for homework, tests and upcoming events. Spelling lists will be glued into their planners each Monday and also posted on this website.
Math: Homework will be sent home daily. The worksheet is directly tied to the lesson of the day. It MUST be completed each night and returned the next day. It will be reviewed in class to check for understanding. Multiplication facts should be studied, timed tests are on Thursdays.
Reading: Students should read for 20 to 30 minutes every night. Please complete and sign the reading log. It will include dates for the month but is due every Friday for the teacher to check. Students will be working on reading 30 books this year, from all genres.
Spelling: This will begin soon. I will send home ideas for ways students can practice spelling. They will get a list of words on Mondays and should practice their words nightly. The tests are on Fridays. Spelling words will be posted on this website in case the list is lost.
Graded work: Students will place “keep at home” papers in the pocket of their binder. Please review your child’s work and check Focus for current grades.
Help Our Classroom Out
One thing we do in our classroom is use small groups. This allows me to better serve each student's needs on a smaller scale. While some students are working with me directly, I have other students working on activities that practice these skills through the use of center activities. As this is my 3rd year teaching 3rd grade my center activities have been limited to what I have been gifted through veteran teachers. This year I would really like to vamp up my center activities with some fun, hands-on, student centered activities that are really going to make the best use of my small group time. I have setup a Donor's Choose project (fantastic website that allows teachers to create fundraisers for resources they need in their classroom) to help meet that goal. You can help by donating to the project or by sharing the link with friends and family. Please consider helping in whatever way you can.
UPDATE 08/16/2018- We met our goal and our project was fully funded! Thanks so much for everyone who shared and donated.
Please Consider Helping Other Bay Teachers on Donors Choose:
Ms. Horton's Class
Mrs. Rentz's Class
This week we are learning:
Writing: FLEE map to organize writing
Math: Module 1, Topic E
Commutative Property (using arrays to model)
6x3 = (4x3) + (2x3) = 12+6 = 18
September 18: Mid term progress reports go home
September 21: Class photos, individual retakes
September 26: Bring your dad to school! 7:45-8:30
October 4: Open house for 3rd & 4th, 5pm
October 12: End of 1st quarter
October 18: Quarter 1 Report Cards come home
October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week
October 26: Fun Run!
October 31: Dress as your favorite book character
Reading log (20-30 minutes per night)
Study spelling words
Spelling List: vowel digraphs: ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow
SNACKS(Individually packaged preferred, but will accept anything) COPY PAPER
Mr. Lawson's Amazon Wish List
Graded Work / Quizzes this week:
Monday: end of module math test
Friday: comparing adjectives quiz, spelling
Bay Boosters Info (link to their website)
Boost Your Child's Confidence in 2 Minutes (link to article with poses)
TED talk_ with Amy Cuddy about body language and confidence.
NED is a Character Education program that we will be using at Bay this year. NED stands for:
Never Give Up
Do Your Best
Students will be learning about growth mindset in addition to lessons on not giving up, encouraging others and kindness, and doing their personal best.
My class also watches this YES I CAN (click for link) video and we use that as our class motto! We work on being positive and telling ourselves "yes I can!"
Cafeteria/Food Services Info:
Find the school lunch menu here:
Lunch account info:
www.EZSchoolPay.com. Your child’s EZSchoolPay.com student ID# is the 10 digit student ID number and your child’s first and last name
Breakfast Reduced: $0.30
Student Lunch: $2.60
Lunch Reduced: $0.40
Extra Milk: $0.50
Adult Lunch $4.00
7:15 - 7:45 Morning work in class
7:50 - 8:30 ELA iii group
8:30 - 9:00 Interventions / Enrichments
9:00 - 10:30 ELA (whole group and small groups)
9:45 - 9:50 Snack
10:30 - 11:46 Math
11:46 - 12:06 Recess
12:06 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:20 Specials*
1:20 - 1:40 Writing
1:40 - 2:10 Science / Social Studies
2:10 Pack up
Quarter 1 & 3:
Music - Mon.
PE - Wed, Th., Fri
Quarter 2 & 4:
Media - Tues
PE - Wed, Th., Fri