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Welcome to the Class of 2024. Michelle Thiel Cindy Figueiredo Heather Boyer LuAnne Ainsworth Rhonda Gil. Please Keep in Touch. Email is an effective way to reach us during the day. Conferences. Planning Period: 12:00-12:50 Feel free to schedule a meeting during this time.

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welcome to the class of 2024

Welcome to the Class of2024

Michelle Thiel

Cindy Figueiredo

Heather Boyer

LuAnne Ainsworth

Rhonda Gil

please keep in touch
Please Keep in Touch

Email is an effective way to reach us during the day


Planning Period:


Feel free to schedule a meeting during this time.

Beginning of Year Conferences:

  • October 3rd
  • October 8th
academic expectations
Academic Expectations
  • Grades based on a 100% point scale
    • Assignments below 75% will be retaught
    • Upon Reteach
      • Final Grade  original grade will be averaged with a 75%
grade weights
Grade Weights
  • Assessments  50%
    • Math
      • Assessments broken down (Tests 30% + Quizzes 20%) = 50%
  • Daily Work  40%
  • Homework / Participation  10%
    • Computer
      • 100% Based on completion of assignments and participation
viewing your child s grades online
Viewing your child’s grades online

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language arts block
Language Arts Block
    • Warm- Up: Daily “get in gear” activities such as, Making Words, journaling, analogies and grammar corrections.
    • Spelling: using phonetic patterns (students will have option of assessment on list 1 or list 2)
    • Writer’s Workshop: Students will use the Writing Process to compose original writing pieces.
    • Vocabulary: We will focus on several vocabulary words each week to expand our students’ vocabulary.
  • “DNA” = Did not answer
reading block
Reading Block
  • Use of novels, reading anthology, & other printed materials
  • Skills in: vocabulary, comprehension, main idea, literary elements, conclusions, summaries, sequence, author’s purpose, etc.
math block
Math Block
  • Check homework
  • Daily lessons centered around State Curriculum
    • Wednesday is Assessment Day
      • Alternating between Tests and Quizzes
    • Friday is Reflection Day
      • Self-analysis of missed test questions
  • Motivational Math Workbook
  • Hands on Approach reinforced through strategic games, manipulative, visuals and rotations.
  • “DNA” = Did not answer
homework students copy assignments in planner
HomeworkStudents copy assignments in planner
  • Reading- 20 minutes per night + complete “Reading Log” page
  • Spelling- Practice words twice a week through different assignments
    • Quiz on Thursdays.
    • Spelling Café (ABC order, Sentences, Story Writing, etc).
  • Math- Daily Homework assigned on Monday
      • Monday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook)
      • Tuesday: Study Guide to prepare for Quiz or Test
      • Wednesday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook)
      • Thursday: 1 page (usually from the Motivational Math workbook)
  • Science - Solar System Project
  • Social Studies- Hot Spots Project & Culture Doll Project
math reading staar
Math & Reading STAAR
  • Your child will take the Math and Reading STAAR test for the first time this year. We will be working to practice the STAAR format throughout the school year.
  • STAAR Testing Dates:
    • April 21st Math
    • April 22nd Reading
social studies block
Social Studies Block
  • Social Studies in the third grade offers the student a chance to explore his/her community more in depth.
  • Students uncover their community’s unique history, personalities, cultures, and landmarks.
  • We will journey through a regional tour where students will learn about different regions in our country.
  • Projects: Hot Spots, Culture Dolls
science block
Science Block
  • Units of Study
    • Matter
    • Weather
    • Force, Motion and Energy
    • Natural World
    • Solar System
    • Ecosystems
  • Hands-on Experimentsusing the Scientific Method
tuesday folders
Tuesday Folders










student expectations
Student Expectations

Citizenship Grades:

E 95-100

S+ 90-94

S 85-89

S- 80-84

N 75-79

U 70 -74

Conduct points lost for:

  • Unfortunate behavior
  • Late / Incomplete homework
general information
General Information
  • Birthday celebrations
    • Last Friday of each month (typically)
    • From 2:30-2:45
      • The home room parent will notify the appropriate families for the birthday celebrations.