September 9, 2019
3rd grade is off to a great start! I wanted to share some important information with you to ensure the success of our year. We were been busy last week getting to know each other, working together as a team and creating our classroom expectations. Everyone is doing a great job so far! This week we will be starting to establish our daily routines. Third grade brings about many exciting things to learn! We will start off with story elements in ELA, persuasive writing, and place value in math. Map skills kicks off social studies and in science we will explore magnetism.
Schedule: Day 1 – Physical Education *Make sure your child wears sneakers to school!
Day 2 – Library
Day 3 – Music & Physical Education *
Day 4 – Computer & Music
Day 5 – Art & Physical Education*
Day 6 – Art & Computer
Recess & Lunch: 11:40 – 12:25
Snack: Your child is welcome to bring a healthy snack for an informal snack during the day if he/she chooses. We won’t have an actual snack time but the students will be allowed to pick a time to eat their snack when they are hungry as long as it is not disruptive.
Planner/Homework: Your child will be bringing home a planner page in the red folder each night. Homework this year is to read for 20 minutes each night and to do math fact practice for 10 minutes, if there is no math sheet sent home. Reading is a minimum of 5 times per week. Math is a minimum of 4 times per week. Keep track of the reading minutes on the planner page. Please initial and write the number of minutes read each day. Important dates/info and messages will be recorded on the planner page. This is a great means of communication from school to home. Make sure to ask your child if there is important info on the planner page every day. Please feel free to leave me a note or question on there, if necessary.
Math facts can be practiced with flashcards or online. I will send flashcards home next week for those who want them. Just let me know! There are links on our class website for online fact practice.
Red Folders: Red Folders come home every day with papers done in class or handed back as well as any letters from myself or the school. Be sure to read through any letters sent home! You can use this as a form of communication to send a note back. Some days there may be no extra papers coming home other than the planner page.
Seesaw: Seesaw is an easy way for your child to share their work & day with you. It is also a quick way for us to stay in touch with each other. I can post announcements/info/ reminders etc and you are able to message me back if needed. Students love reading the feedback from their family members!
Scholastic: Our class code to order online is HC3MF. Ordering online helps our classroom to earn free books! You can also send your order in to school with a check for Scholastic as well.
Website: The class website is posted on the District’s website. Go to http://pittsfordschools.org. Click on Our Schools, then Park Road, and finally Teacher Pages. We will also post work in Seesaw as well.
Whenever you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by planner page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at school (267-3025). The phone is on do not disturb so you can leave me a voicemail and I will get back to you. If there is an emergency or something that I need to know by the end of the school day, call the main office 267-1500 and they will get me the message. Our classroom website is in the process of being updated and I will keep you posted as that progresses.
I am very excited to continue to get to know your child and work with your child for the year! My goal is for your child to have a successful and enjoyable year in 3rd grade and to grow as a learner and leader!
Sincerely, Mrs. Falzoi