Important News for Third Grade
Dear Third Grade Students and Families,
WELCOME! I am so glad to have you here. You will be joining the team of Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Jacobs, and Mrs. Soltroff. In third grade, we switch classes for our subjects. I will be teaching Reading, Mrs. Jacobs will be teaching Writing, Science and Social Studies and Mrs. Soltoff will be teaching Math.
Third grade is the year for students to transition from learning to read to reading to learn. This is a significant mile-stone for students and parents, and it is a wonderful grade to teach. We spend time helping students become proficient and efficient learners. You will be amazed at the growth in your child. The expectations set forth by our state are high, encourage independency, and increase stamina in the children.
There will be homework in Third Grade. Reading homework could be repetitive reading of a passage on their reading level focusing on vocabulary development, comprehension, citing evidence, and writing about their thinking and a Grammar or Spelling activity. This should only be a 20-25 minute process.
The Sitton spelling words will be given to your child on Fridays with testing the following Thursday. Also, I would encourage reading with your child and discussing the story, article, recipe, newspaper and of course the old stand by...cereal box. Reading can be anywhere, anything, or anytime.
3rd Grade Classroom Suggested Supply List
Third grade is a big transition year from primary expectations to intermediate ones. Part of that transition includes becoming responsible for both personal and shared belongings. Here you will find a list of suggested supplies to help your child gain this sense of responsibility. Please refer to this site, https://goo.gl/EbP7XS, for a video with more content description and ideas for where to find these items as cheaply as possible.
1 - zippered, soft pencil pouch with the following contents:
- 16 or 24 count pack of crayons
- 1 highlighter (any color)
- 2 dry-erase markers
- 1 dry-eraser (or a clean, old sock would work, too)
- 1 pair of 4 inch kid safety scissors
1 - pack of 12 or more pencils (to be kept in classrooms for teacher distribution)
The teachers will be using our district-provided money to purchase most of the necessary materials for third grade, such as composition books, agendas, folders, pens, glue, etc. but have found that additional help is needed especially in regards to individual student supplies. Since your child will be rotating among three classes, we’ve found that the small pencil pouch is helpful in containing their necessary items during switches.
We appreciate your support in anticipation of a fabulous year of 3rd grade. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher with any questions!
Mrs. Soltroff, 3-1 Mrs. Fox, 3-2 Mrs. Jacobs, 3-3
If and when you have any concerns or questions regarding your child please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 261-3460) and I promise I will return communication with you within 24-hours.
As always, take care,
Mrs. Fox (Tonya)
Future information for PSSAs...
Website to use for practice:
PSSAs will begin the second and third week in April, for third grade Reading/Writing and Math portions