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Welcome to “Team 3H”. Mrs. Hewitt’s Background Information. Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech/Communications and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh Teaching Certification from Seton Hill University (Elementary/Early Childhood)

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mrs hewitt s background information
Mrs. Hewitt’s Background Information
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech/Communications and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh
  • Teaching Certification from Seton Hill University (Elementary/Early Childhood)
  • Master’s Reading Program study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • 18 Years with GLSD
  • 9 Years teaching 3rd Grade
  • 21 years of teaching experience (includes 3 years of teaching preschool at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg)
contact information
Contact Information:

Karen Hewitt

1010 Mt. View Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone# 724-834-4379



  • Homework is written daily in the Homework Assignment Book (HAB) which is located in your child’s orange take home folder.
  • Third grade students should spend about 30 minutes on average to complete homework assignments.
  • I encourage independent reading daily as well as reading out loud to practice fluency. The Pizza Hut “Book It” program will start in October.
tips for helping at home
Tips for Helping at Home
  • Having a “Homework Basket”

and a designated time and

place to do homework is

very helpful. Making it a

habit now will be a valuable

tool for your child’s lifelong


expectations for 3 rd graders
Expectations for 3rd Graders


  • “Clip Up “ for good behavior!
  • We try to focus on the GOOD and work together as a team not only on academics, but on behavior, manners, and being good citizens of our classroom community.
  • Focusing on quality character traits is another component of our classroom. The first trait we are discussing is “honesty”.
  • “Caring Cats” continues this year through the guidance office.
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Storytown & GoMath!


Username: 24 ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

(first 4 letters of last name) (first 4 letters of first name)

  • Password: g L ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
  • (6 digit lunch number)
  • Students will receive new spelling words each Monday and will be tested each Friday, unless otherwise notified. This year, words that were missed during the theme and individual tricky words will be tested orally on the review week.
  • Robust Vocabulary will be defined and used in sentences and and discussions each week.
  • Reading Focus Wall located in the classroom to clearly define weekly learning objectives .
  • Comprehension, vocabulary, and skills for each lesson will be assessed on Friday, unless notified otherwise.
  • Third grade will be using GoMath! and other resources to teach real world problem solving skills.
    • Addition and Subtraction within 1,000.
    • Represent and Interpret Data
    • Understand Multiplication Concepts, Facts, and Strategies
      • Third graders are required to memorize Multiplication facts 0-12)
    • Understand Division Concepts, Facts, and Strategies.
    • Understand and Compare Fractions
    • Time, Length, Liquid Volume, and Mass
    • Geometry –perimeter and area & 2-dimensional shapes
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Student Log In Information will be sent home soon. Try to access it from home with your special access code!

  • XtraMath is an online program which helps kids to master basic math facts.
  • Students will work on XtraMath during Core Extension time and may also work at home.
social studies
Social Studies
  • What is a Community?
  • Geography Map Skills
    • Reading maps, landform & product maps
  • Chart and Graph Skills
    • Timelines, tables, graphs, flow charts
  • Current Events – Scholastic News
home school connections
Home – School Connections

We need your help!

  • Volunteer Opportunities: A note will be sent home regarding volunteers for parties and field trips (the 3rd grade field trips will take place in the Spring. There is a Volunteer Coordinator who will be contacting you if you signed up for parties.
  • Donations: We are always looking for Kleenex, Germ-X, Clorox wipes, fun band-aids, fancy duct tape, dry erase markers, and #2 pencils.
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Home – School Connections
  • Birthday Snacks: We would love to have you send in a treat for your child’s birthday! Please see me if it falls on a weekend, holiday, or summer… Please keep your snack SIMPLE (no cutting involved, please,  and no drinks) We normally have the snack during our “CE” time after recess. This year we have 19 students and five third grade teachers… the students like to take them to the other third grade teachers.
home school connections2
Home – School Connections
  • Scholastic Book Orders: Every month we have the opportunity to order books from Scholastic. By far the easiest way to order is to go online. Information will be sent home about ordering. Every time you order online we get free books for our classroom! Check out our webpage for more info!
  • “Book It!”: Pizza Hut is offering the “Book It” program again which begins in October. Look for information to be coming home soon. Certificates for free personal pan pizzas will be awarded monthly for students who read every day!
  • Conferences—will take place in November—sign-up tonight!  Take a post-it to remember the time you selected.
  • Morning Tutoring—by invitation on Tuesdays and Thursdays before school.
  • Field trip(s)—will take place in May of next year.
  • Wellness Walk will be held in October—all MVES donations come back to our school 
thank you for attending
Thank You for Attending!


scavenger hunt
Scavenger Hunt
  • Can you find…?
    • Your child’s desk
    • Our “buses”
    • Job Helper chart
    • Our Name Pencils (for monthly writing)
    • Our “ABC of ME” papers
    • Our behavior “Clip” system
    • Our “Crystal Balls” for Labor Day
  • Visit the Encore teachers, Guidance, Speech, Learning Support, and Nurse
  • Visit the PTO & the Spirit Wear Sale!