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Welcome, Parents!. Mrs. Mentzer Third Grade. Classroom Schedule. This is what a typical day in our classroom looks like . Language Arts. Writing. Shared Reading. I.D.R (individual daily reading). Read Aloud. Spelling & Grammar. Guided Reading. Daily 5. Writing. Focus on:

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Welcome parents

Welcome, Parents!

Mrs. Mentzer

Third Grade

Classroom schedule
Classroom Schedule

This is what a typical day in our classroom looks like.

Language arts
Language Arts


Shared Reading


(individual daily reading)


Spelling & Grammar

Guided Reading

Daily 5


Focus on:

writing process -prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, publish

Staying on topic, details, and word choice

  • Personal narrative

  • Poetry

  • Informational Writing

  • Persuasive Writing

  • How-to writing

Words their way spelling
Words Their Way--spelling

  • 25 word inventory to determine level

  • Weekly word list to match student’s need

  • NO WEEKLY TESTS— “check ups” instead—usually every 4 weeks

  • Focus on patterns of words, not memorization

  • Students will also be responsible for 100 Fry words (sight words)


  • Workshop Model

    • 10 Minute whole group lesson introduction

    • Flexible grouping, dependent upon performance on unit pretest

    • 3—20 minute rotations

      • Small group with teacher

      • Independent class activity

      • Workstation/game

      • Mrs. Lewis, our math coach will be co-teaching with me.

      • Parent Helpers welcomed during this hour


  • Plant Growth & Development

  • Rocks & Minerals

  • Earth’s Changing Surface

  • Earth, Sun, & Moon

  • Changes--new

Social studies
Social Studies

  • US History

  • Economics

  • Government

  • Community

  • Maps & Globes


Homeworkopoly is a game each student will get to play IF they have completed their homework each night during that week. Please we our class website for more information.

  • Reading nightly—guided reading/free choice

  • Math nightly

  • Spelling—Monday & Wednesday

  • Writing- Thursday


  • 3,2,1 Scale

    • Grades come from assessments, classwork, observations, participation.

    • All math & reading assessments will be sent home—some writing pieces are kept in student portfolios.

    • All grades are available on eschoolbook…visit district webpage for more info.

    • New-Standards based report card

    • Contact me with questions-this is new to be as well


  • Math and reading- March 17-28th

  • Low stress

  • Benchmark testing 3 times a year to assure the students are prepared and to track the standards that need to be targeted.

School wide positive behavior support plan
School-Wide Positive BehaviorSupport Plan

C- Calm Transitions

A-Always do my best

N- Nice words and honesty toward others

D-Demonstrate respect for people and property

O-Objects, hands and feet to yourself

All students will start in ‘green’ for the day, one infraction moves the student to yellow and a second moves them to red

Room 18 3 volunteers
Room 18 <3 volunteers

  • Mystery Readers—Fridays at noon—must have volunteer clearances

  • Math workshop

  • Cutting & copying

  • Spelling/basic math fact helper

  • Book talk group

  • Suggestions?—something special to share


  • Sign in before you leave tonight

  • Sign up for a November 26th conference

  • Pick an apple or two if you can 

Let s have a great year
Let’s Have aGreat Year!