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Third Grade

Year of Possibility 2016-2017

 

Dear Third Grade Families,

I would like to welcome you and your child to our third grade classroom!  My name is Miss Lindsay Schrom and I am very excited to work with your child this year!  We have a lot of exciting things planned and I hope it will be an educationally rewarding and fulfilling year.

In order for our third grade program to reach its fullest potential, it is of utmost importance that we have ongoing communication.  I will make every effort to keep you informed.   At the end of each week, you can expect to receive a brief newsletter in your child’s Friday Folder.  The newsletter will explain homework for the following week and list any important upcoming events (this will also be available on our class website).  I will also be sending home your child’s completed work, quizzes, tests, or special notes from school. Please keep anything on the left side of the folder (labeled “keep”) and sign and return anything on the right side of the folder (labeled “sign/return”).  Your child will also have a Homework Folder.  Daily homework assignments will be included in this folder, along with the “Reading Log.”  Please keep the Reading Log taped to the inside pocket.  It is checked daily.

If there is anything that you think I should know about your child that will make her/his school year go more smoothly, please don’t hesitate to call, write a note or make an appointment to see me:  (School: 805-489-1210), or e-mail me at lschrom@stpatschoolag.com.  I check this daily.

Third grade is an important school year, both academically and emotionally.  I will do my best to make this a year of positive growth for your child; and in so doing, keep you informed of classroom procedures and activities.  Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation; working together we can make a positive impact on your child’s life.

 

Sincerely,

 

Miss Lindsay Schrom

Spelling/Vocab.: We will take a spelling test based on prefixes,roots and suffixes every week.  We will also have vocabulary tests regularly.  The words for these tests will come from novels or other short stories we read in class. They will not be graded on spelling for the vocabulary test.

Religion: Religion will include worksheets based on the reading, tests and projects.  Students will be expected to answer in complete sentences.

Math: We have math quizzes regularly.  The quizzes will cover material we cover in class and practice at home.  We also have a speed quizzes in order to work on basic skills (this is not part of the math grade).  We will attempt to master simple multiplication and division up to 12s.

Science: The chapters are made up of lessons.  Each lesson has vocab. and Find Out at the beginning and a summery and review at the end.  Each chapter ends with  Review and Test Preparation pgs.

Social Studies:  There are vocab words in the front of each core lesson and main ideas marked by a star. There are also lesson reviews and a ch. review for each unit.  There are lesson tests, chapter tests and unit tests

English:  We will have daily grammar and writing lessons.  We will practice and refine all aspects of the writing process each week.

Reading:  Very different from 2nd grade.  We move from learning to read to reading to learn.  When you read with your child ask them to infer about the characters and the situation in the story.  Reading for 20 minutes each night is a part of the reading homework.

Cursive: We work on this in class and do not start writing in cursive until January.

Grade scale

100-97 A                     82-79 C+

96-94   A-                    78-74 C

93-90  B+                    73-70 C-

85-83  B-                     69-Below

No invitations or gifts are to be given on campus unless it goes to the whole class or all the girls or boys.

The homework should take around 30- 45 min.  There will be homework in the subjects of Spelling and Reading 4 nights a week (M-Th).  There will also be Math, Grammar and Writing homework on various nights each week (check the newsletter and homework page on the website).