Dear Students and Families:
Welcome to third grade! Third grade is a big transition year for your students, they will be learning a variety of things, and they will have much more responsibilities placed on them. We would greatly appreciate your support in this area! School begins at 8:00 and students are dismissed at 3:00 EVERY day, please be sure to have your child here on time.
Life as a Third Grader
As third graders, your students are considered some of the “big kids” of the school. They will be able to participate in other activities that they weren’t allowed to in previous years, such as after school clubs. Students will also be able to ride their bikes and scooters to school. They need to be locked up on the bike rack or fold so that they can fit into the student’s backpack. THEY MAY NOT BE LEFT IN THE HALLWAYS, due to safety.
Important Topics We Cover
In third grade your students will learn about: states of matter, life cycles, civics, geography, economics, as well as different types of writing, including narrative, expository, research, and opinion.
Good behavior is part of maintaining a safe and happy classroom community. We expect good behavior from your students on a daily basis. Centennial’s behavior goals as well as 3rd grade classroom goals, address our ABCs: Accountability, Belonging, and Courage. Your child will be rewarded with praise when respectful behavior is displayed.
Your child will have daily homework. Third graders must do 30 minutes of ST Math and 30 minutes of reading daily at home. Reading is CRITICAL for the growth and development of your child. As your child grows, reading is a vital life skill, and your child is expected to read every night for 30 minutes. Students will have a variety of reading options on their Benchmark website.
You can expect to receive RED Friday folders every Friday. It will contain: their completed and graded work, as well as handouts or fliers from the office. Please review the work in the folder and return the folder empty on Monday.
We will also frequently update our class page on Centennial’s main website, please check it out: http://centennial.adams12.org/classrooms/169, as well as use ClassDojo for updates, announcements, and photos. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR CLASS DOJO! Let us know if you need a new handout on how to set it up.
We will chart birthdays on our class calendar, as well as sing to the birthday student. Please feel free to bring in treats for your child to share with the entire class. We will celebrate birthdays in the last 15 minutes of the day.
3rd grade teachers (Ms. Montgomery, Mrs. Scanlon, and Mrs. Walton)
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