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Mrs. Carter’s 3 rd Grade Class. Honey Island Elementary School 2014-15. About the Teacher. I have been with my husband, Chip, for 24 years. We have one son, Chad, who is a Junior at Northshore and interns here in the Library.

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Mrs. Carter’s

3rd Grade Class

Honey Island Elementary School


About the Teacher

  • I have been with my husband, Chip, for 24 years.

  • We have one son, Chad, who is a Junior at Northshore and interns here in the Library.

  • I have been an active PTA member and was PTA President at HIE when Chad was in 3rd grade.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Technology & Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University

  • Certified & Highly Qualified to teach 1st - 5th grades

  • Love my family, friends, reading, cooking, LSU, & the Saints

  • Celiac Disease

Classroom Procedures

  • R.O.DE.O. Binder

    What is it, why do we use it, what’s in it?

  • Homework

    How much do I expect? Where do I find it?

  • Transportation Changes

  • Sending in money

  • Absences/Tardies

  • Conferences/Communication

  • Water and Snacks

  • Birthday Celebrations

  • No toys, video games, cell phones

Classroom Management

CHAMPs: A program designed to teach students expectations for every aspect of learning in the classroom/school.







CHAMPs Blackout Goals and Incentives

Tickets and Reward Coupons

Whole Brain Teaching!

Morning Meeting

  • Builds classroom community

  • Morning Message

  • Question of the Day

  • Share Time

  • Word of the Day


  • Pre-Test

  • Homework

  • Tests


  • Following the LA State Standards

  • Homework

  • Tests


  • Mini-Lessons

  • Narratives, Opinions, Informational, Response to Literature

  • 3 writing grades per 9 weeks

  • Looking for complete sentences, correct punctuation and capitalization, minimal misspelled words, staying on topic


  • Following St. Tammany Parish Guaranteed Curriculum’s scope and sequence and the State Standards

  • First unit is an introduction to Multiplication and Division and will last 5 weeks.

  • How does Math look in our classroom?

  • What should I expect my child to bring home?

  • Parent information for RDW, number bonds, tape diagrams, etc.


  • Following St. Tammany Parish Guaranteed Curriculum and LA State Standards

  • Mini-lessons

  • Close Reading – focusing on comprehension

  • First anchor text is Charlotte’s Web and will last 7 weeks (books can not go home)

  • DIBELs Assessments

  • How can you help your child be a successful reader?

Daily 5

  • What is it?

  • Stamina

  • What are the students doing?

  • What is Mrs. Carter doing?

  • Strategies used during this time will help students become better readers and writers as they work on comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding their vocabulary.


  • Following St. Tammany Parish scope and sequence.

  • Investigations/Activities

  • Study Guides/Tests

  • How you can help?

Social Studies

  • Following St. Tammany Parish scope and sequence.

  • LA Dailies

  • Study Guides/Tests

Afternoon Dismissal

If your child has a transportation change, you must send in a note. If the change happens after your child has left for school, feel free to call the school office at (985) 641-3557.


Monday: Library

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: PE

Friday: Art

Lunch 12:40 to 1:00

Recess 1:00 to 1:20

Grading Policy

We follow the St. Tammany Parish grading policy.

A 93-100

B 85-92

C 75-84

D 67-74

F 0-66

Graded Paper Folders


Volunteer in our Classroom!


In the classroom:


Reading with students


Working with small groups

Science experiments



At Home

Read every night for 20-30 minutes

Ask you child to retell what he/she has read




With child

With Mrs. Carter

Studying for tests


Send me a note or email

Email: [email protected]

Leave a message in the school office

Phone: (985) 641-3557

Class Website

Thank You...

for taking the time to attend Open House!

I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!