Welcome Third Grade Families Please check out this slideshow for general information pertaining to you and your third grader.
Attendance • Please call the attendance line to report absences • Arrival begins at 7:30 AM • School day begins at 8:10 AM • Dismissal • 1st bell (round one busses) is at 3:00 PM • 2nd bell (round 2 busses, pickups, walkers) is at 3:05 PM
Absence/Homework • If you’d like to pick up homework for your child, please call the office before 9:00 AM • Homework will be ready for your child at the end of the day
WKCE Testing • State testing dates occur between the end of October and early November • Please make sure that your child is in attendance during these dates • 3rd graders are tested in the areas of math and reading • Testing is usually spread out over 5 days and occurs in the morning hours
Assignment Notebooksand Take Home Folders • Please check these nightly and sign in the parent signature section. • They’re checked daily by your child’s teacher. • Students record their assignments in them each day. • It’s a great way to communicate between home and school. • The take home folders come home nightly containing homework and important school documents.
Clothing • Please refer to the Grand Avenue Dress Code to make sure your student is dressed accordingly • It is a good idea to have a change of clothing, including a shirt, pants, and socks • Athletic shoes are required on Phy. Ed. days
Communication • Grand Avenue goes GREEN • Many documents from the school office and classroom are sent through email • Please keep the office informed of email changes • Please let the office know if you don’t prefer this type of communication • We always appreciate the communication. Feel free to contact us any way that works for you. • Email • Phone • Assignment notebook
Nightly Reading • Each teacher has a nightly reading assignment. • While reading with your child… • Ask about the characters, setting, problems, solutions • Help them decode by looking for pieces of words they know, blending sounds, and skipping and coming back to the word • Practice fluency by rereading familiar literature and working on smoothness and expression • Discuss new vocabulary and possible meanings for words using context clues
Math at Home • Homelinks come home most evenings • You may check out an SRB(Student Reference Book) to use at home (Must be brought back to school each day.) • Parent letters come home before each new unit to explain concepts. They include answers for parents to reference. • Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts throughout the year
Rebecca Sitton • The spelling program focuses on spelling patterns rather than memorization • Word previews are sent home with words that follow the spelling patterns focused on in the unit • There is a spelling review for each unit • Take Home Tasks are sent home with each unit. They practice the same skill on the spelling review.
Healthy Snacks • Students may bring a healthy snack to eat before or after morning recess • There is not a milk option in third grade with snack • Students may bring a healthy snack to celebrate their birthday if they choose
Above the Line • At Grand Avenue, we talk about appropriate behavior in regards to being ABOVE THE LINE