The GO Folder will be our daily communication. It will be sent home every day and will need to be returned the next day. This folder will contain a cycle day calendar, homework assignments, and any unfinished work. I will also use this folder to send home office notes or notes from me. Any notes you have for me or the office please send to school in the GO folder.
As a school, we follow the code of conduct outlined in your handbooks. We will be using a ticket system as a positive behavior incentive. In the classroom, this will be accompanied by "Class Dojo"; an online point system accessible by teachers and parents. Each day, you can log in and monitor your child's progress, message me, and view our class story. Students know the classroom expectations, school rules, and procedures. If a rule is broken, a child will receive a warning. If the problem continues, or another rule is broken, a child will have think time and will identify how to have a better day. If the problem behavior continues, or another rule is broken, then the child will receive time in a buddy room and fill out a think time sheet that will be sent home. In addition, your child might receive a PAC room referral, or Principal’s office referral. Dojo points will be updated daily and ask your student how many tickets they received to monitor behavior. I know that this will be a positive learning experience. Reinforcement and positive reminders at home and school will keep Third graders working hard and respectfully everyday!
In Third Grade we have homework. All homework should be done in pencil (or crayons if they are called for) and is expected to be returned the next day. When bringing any homework home your child will transport it in their green go folders. Students will be bringing home any unfinished work from the day to be completed and returned the following day. Also, every Monday night the weekly word pattern list is sent home for practice, along with a reading log, book, and a quick comprehension question to complete. Math practice will be homework on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Wednesday night will be writing practice. Every night third graders can study math facts, read silently, or practice reading and math skills on the computer using IXL. All homework is a previously taught skill and should require little or no assistance from parents. We will go over homework together in class so all students have a chance to ask questions and clarify answers.
Throughout the year, your child will receive grades on curriculum and classroom work habits. Each quarter, there are formative and summative assignments in every subject. Formative assignments can be quick checks during class, a class assignment, mid. chapter checks, outlines, weekly lesson tests, etc. Formative assignments may be redone and resubmitted for a new grade. Summative assignments are worth more in the grade book and cannot be redone; they take the form of final papers, chapter tests, theme tests, projects, etc. On assignments coming home, you will see an Advanced, Proficient, Basic, or Below Basic. Report cards, this year will look different and your child will receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F). Use the link located on the home page to find out more information. Also, an online grade book is available for you to view throughout the year. Ask the office and they can give you the information needed to get it set up.