Mrs. Mayo's Terrific Thirds!
Homework will begin the week of Sept 17th. Homework is given on Mondays and expected back on Fridays.
I ask that students are reading 15 minutes each night and complete math sheets.
- Tuesday Sept 4th- First day of school!
- Wednesday Sept 5th-first early release Wednesday
- Wednesday Sept 12th- Open House 5:30pm-7pm
Students are allowed to bring in water bottles from home. However, in order to prevent bacteria build up, we are asking students to bring them home daily.
Birthday Celebration Update:
-As part of the continuing student wellness initiative, we are discouraging cupcakes for birthdays. BUT :-), healthy alternatives are listed below.
-Also, please refrain from having your child bring birthday invitations to school unless the entire class is invited.
-Fruit of any kind
-Crazy hair day
-Veggie & Dip
-Cheese and crackers
Extra, Extra, Read All About Third Grade!
The first week has already come and gone! The students are finding their way around the second floor. We are developing a community with a new group of individuals and classroom. We spent the first few days developing rules, routines and getting to know one another through many games, activities, and conversations.
We have learned all about:
Homework: In a couple of weeks I will start assigning homework. I send it home on Mondays. There are little activities to do each evening (Reading, math sheet, etc). The entire homework assignment does not have to be passed back in until Friday. I reward students that have completed their homework by putting a marble in the jar. The purpose behind homework is for the children to have extra practice on concepts they have already learned in school.
Expected behavior: The students have developed classroom rules. The students are aware that when the entire class shows the expected behavior they earn marbles. Once the marble jar is filled the whole class decides on a reward. For example, extra recess, watching a movie, a dance party, or anything that is approved by the school. The reward usually takes place the day after filling the marble jar.
Communication Folder: The students bring their yellow folder back and forth from home and school. Students will regularly check the folder for any notes and on occasion I will send a note home in this folder for you to view. This way there is always constant communication. It is also a great place to transport papers or projects with your child’s great thinking skills.
They are learning many new routines and slowing diving into new academic concepts.