Third Grade Philosophy:
We understand that your child comes to us with unique experiences, interests and learning styles. Our goal is to truly know your child well and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate him or her. We believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.
You are cordially invited to be
a partner in your child’s education
Ask your child what he or she is studying, and look in the homework folder every night. The homework folder is where you will find the newsletters and notes that are sent home, as well as any homework that needs to be completed. Our newsletter will help you keep up with important happenings in our classroom.
Ask Questions: If you have any concerns or are wondering why something is happening, please feel free to call or email us at any time. We welcome all concerns, ideas, and feedback that affect your child or our classroom. If something is not working, we are more than willing to talk.
Homework: You should expect that your child will have some type of homework most everyday. You will always find the homework assignments written in the agenda book. It will go home everyday. We encourage you to set up with your child a scheduled time for homework each day. Students should be able to do most assignments independently, but do help if it is completely necessary. If you notice that your child is not able to do an assignment on his or her own, please send a note or jot a note to us on the assignment.
Snack: All students may bring a nutritious snack and a bottle of water to school everyday. Please also give us a heads up at least a day ahead of time if your child is planning to bring a treat for his or her birthday.
Arrival/Dismissal Procedure: We would like to request that students arrive on time to school at 8:05 A.M. Please send in a note with your child if their regular dismissal routine is changing! For example, send in a note if your child is being picked up by someone other than a parent or taking a bus home with a friend.