Welcome to the webpage for the third grade team!
A large focus of our homework this year will be math and language arts. However, there may be ocassional science or social studies assignments. Homework should not exceed 30 minutes per night in third grade. If you find your child is struggling with homework or cannot complete it in 30 minutes, please attach a note to the homework or send an email so that we may assist your child/make adjustments as necessary.
Most homework assignments will be graded with a √+ (mastery), √ (understanding is demonstrated but some reteaching is necessary), and √- (little understanding, reteaching required). Please discuss the importance of turning homework in on time with your child. It is important that your child keeps up with assignments throughout the school year to practice concepts being covered in the classroom.
While the check system referenced above may be used on some in-class practice assignments, those in which mastery is expected will receive a letter grade. These letter grades will be averaged together at the end of the term for the report card. Report card grades are based on multiple assessments from the entire term. These may include teacher observation, formal and informal assessments, classwork, and projects. Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
A Exemplary performance towards meeting grade level standards
P.B.I.S.: Classroom Behavior and Expectations
*Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide program.
*Research based program that links behavior and academic success
*Tiered Interventions: Reach for the Stars, Go for the Green, Warning, Loss of Privilege, Documentation, Office Referral
*Ongoing communication with home
*Classroom Privileges: students collect HERO slips and can trade them in for various privileges and rewards
*Thursday Folder/Quarterly Behavior Reports
*Email and phone calls
*Parent-teacher communication is essential for student success!
We are looking forward to a great year!