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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 