Mrs. Clark's 3rd Grade Classroom
We begin each day promptly at 8am! It is critical that your child arrives at school in plenty of time to eat breakfast (if applicable) and arrive in the classroom before 8am. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:20am each morning. Children are allowed to enter the classroom at 7:45am (school-wide policy).
Weekly Logs: Logs are assigned on Mondays and are due at 8am on Fridays. Logs contain reading and math assignments that should be completed at home each evening. Late Logs will NOT be excepted unless the student is absent from school on the day the Log is due - no exceptions.
Spelling Tests are given every Thursday.
The school's Media Center is now open as well as my classroom library. Students are NOT allowed to take my classroom library books home but should take the books checked out from the Media Center home each evening. Students are required to take AR tests on books checked out from the Media Center. I am requiring the students to take and pass six (6) AR tests at 90% or higher for the third nine-weeks. I do allow (and insist) the students to use their books while taking AR tests to find evidence of their answers. Please read with your child each evening - and re-read books as this increases a child's reading fluency, reading comprehension, and overall success in life!!!!!
After reading with your child please use the sheet of skill-leveled comprehension questions in the front of your child's binder to discuss a couple of questions with your child then have your child write answers to a couple of other questions. This will increase your child's comprehension skills in preparation for the E.O.G.'s in a few months!
We will begin our short unit on poetry this week.
We will continue our unit on fractions this week. Please continue to work with your child at home on memorizing the Multiplication Tables 0 - 12. We are beginning to work on our Multiplication Sundaes in the classroom this week!
We are continuing to take Portfolio tests to satisfy the "NC Read to Achieve Testing Portfolios" requirements. Mini-lesson instruction for this program occurs one to two days a week during our Social Studies/Science time period. Our testing sessions are two to three days per week from 7:45 - 8:15 am. PLEASE make sure your child arrives at school on time and also in plenty of time to eat breakfast before reporting to the classroom for testing at 7:45am.
We will end our unit on the Earth, Moon, and Sun System with a unit test on Friday.
REMINDER: 'Excuse Notes' for absences, as well as bus/car rider changes, need to have handwritten notes in ink containing the following information: my name, date(s) of absence; full name of student; reason; and, parent signature.
Updated 01-23-15 07:23 am