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Third Grade Orientation 2013

Welcome to Third Grade!
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Transcript of Third Grade Orientation 2013

Welcome to Third Grade!!
School Information/Policies
SAS Phone number: 817-924-8917

If your child is going home with someone other
than his/her usual pick-up please email before noon
or send a note to class.

Your 3rd grader must be picked up promptly by 3:10.
If you are unable to pick by this time students will be taken
to the cafe to wait for pick-up.

The only doors unlocked for parents and visitors are the front doors.
This is for the safety of our students.

All visitors must sign in and out at the office upon arrival and departure.
Please check RenWeb regularly to stay involved in your students progress.

Progress Reports will be sent from RenWeb once quarterly.

Please check all graded papers for the best assessment of your students progress and effort in class.
Progress Reports

Religion & Spelling: weekly tests on Friday
Reading: weekly story test on Thursday
Math: test after every 5th lesson
English/Science/Social Studies: Test as needed

Tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m.
It is VERY important that your child is in the classroom
ready to work by 7:50.

Prayers begin promptly at 7:50 a.m.

If your child is absent, email Lisa Harrington and
teacher to inform us of the absence by 9:00 a.m.

If requesting homework include
that in the email as well.
Tardies and Absences
Please feel free to bring a birthday treat for your child to share with the class during his/her lunch time.
100-94=A
93-86=B
85-76=C
75-70=D
below 70 is failing
S, I, or N: Specials and handwriting

Grading System
These classes will be theme based.

Grades will be determined by:
participation
activities
projects
experiments
and tests.
Social Studies and Science
Math homework will be sent home nightly.
Problem solving, logic, facts, and all other third grade math objectives will be taught and assessed through manipulatives, cooperative learning activities, individual assignments, and tests.
Students must regularly practice math facts at home on a regular basis.

Math
We will study 3 units in our basal reader:
Friendship, Money, & Imagination

Two grade wide novel studies:
Charlotte’s Web (school provided) and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (student provided)

Other novel studies are introduced independently depending on your child's reading/ELA teacher.

Reading
Our religious education program was developed
on the four pillars of the Catholic Church.
These four pillars are identified by the words believe, worship, live, and pray.

At the beginning of each chapter a take-home family time page will be sent home to give family members the opportunity to extend the chapter.

BlestAreWe.com contains online versions of the family time, chapter review games, glossary of important terms, and various other resources.

Religion
Weekly Homework
Homework will be posted in each classroom's
homework board and on classroom websites.
*** Very Important***
Daily Homework must be written into student
planners daily and is to be used as the primary
resource for homework. The website is a great
tool but is subject to change and does not include
classwork that is incomplete or possible
impromptu assignments throughout the
school day.
Front doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Homeroom doors open by 7:40 a.m.
Lunch/Recess: 11:20 a.m -12:10 p.m.
Specials: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 near the cafeteria

Brief Schedule
Third Grade Orientation

Saint Andrew Catholic School
2013-2014

Mrs. Nicole Castillo
Mrs. Jane Porras
Miss. Allison Spedale
Language Arts/Spelling
These classes are taught in a ELA block with your child's reading teacher..Students will have the same teacher for all 3 subjects. The Reading/ELA teacher is not always the homeroom teacher.Language Arts: parts of speech, grammar, sentences, punctuation, capitalization, poetry, writing process,.J

Journals which will be integrated throughout all subjects.

Spelling words are provided on Monday and practiced
throughout the week for weekly tests.
Please check the SAS handbook.

There are changes this year to help protect our students and the Saint Andrew Catholic School
positive learning community!
Dismissal/Visitor Policies
Tests
We LOVE to celebrate BIRTHDAYS!
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