Deer Park Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade

Welcome to Deer Park and the Year of Air! We are very excited to get started on a great third grade year of learning. We believe in teaching students the skills and strategies necessary to be self-reliant, responsible, and confident in order to be successful in school and life. We have a lot to cover this year in a fairly quick pace, so it is extremely important for your child to be in school every day and practice good study habits.

We feel strongly that we need to work together throughout the year to help your child be the best he/she can be, especially since third grade is such a big transitional year for many students. We will be contacting each of you after the first week or two of school for a report on behavior, work habits, and adjustments to third grade expectations. In October, we will conduct student-led conferences. The students will share their learning with you. This is a great time to collaborate strategies that will help your child succeed. Graded papers will be sent home each Friday in a gold folder. Students will return the folders on Monday. Student work earning a letter grade of D or F will require a parent signature.

Homework will be added to student Agendas each Monday. Students will have homework Monday-Thursday. Feel free to write a note in Remind, call, or e-mail if you have any questions. Remind is an app that will be used for communication in third grade. You can text the teacher privately and the teacher can respond to you privately. We will also use this for group communications.

We will spend the first several weeks of school reviewing and learning new skills, getting to know each other, adjusting to new routines, and assessing academic levels. Our first units of study will focus on reading comprehension strategies, civics (rules, laws, and citizenship), and place value in math.

We look forward to working with you and your child and building a love of learning that will last a lifetime!

Third Grade Schedule for 2017-2018

9:05-9:20 Breakfast (is served daily and is free to all students) and Morning Meeting

9:20-10:25 Math

10:25-11:55 Literacy

11:55- 12:25 Lunch (Tisdale/Lilliston) 12:00-12:30 Lunch (Clear/Snowe)

12:35-1:25 Resouce

1:30-2:50 Recess

2:50-3:00 Literacy (Continued)

3:00-3:30 STEM