Welcome to 3rd Grade:
- Remain positive about school and your child’s work; your child will not be asked to do anything I don’t think he or she can do. Be firm yet encouraging when discussing homework.
- We are all on the same team. Every person in this room wants your child to have the best year he or she can – spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.
- Our number one catch phrase is, “Do your best!”
BIG Kids in 3rd Grade:
- Agendas filled out and signed
- Monthly book reports & projects due first Monday of each month from October – May
- Quarterly midterms & grade cards – 1st semester +, S+, S; 2nd semester percentages
- Homework – Monday through Thursday
- ITBS in March
- Responsibility and Accountability are the keys to success in 3rd grade!
How you can help?
- Check agendas for homework. When all work is completed, initial or sign. Double check that all homework, a healthy snack, and a water bottle are in your child’s backpack.
- Find a quiet, well lit location in your home for your child’s ideal “homework area.”
- Practice multiplication facts, spelling, reading, and praying during down time.
- Helpful reminders of, “Are you doing your best right now?” or “Where do your hands need to be?” are given first.
- One more gentle reminder is given. Then I ask a student to tell me how I can help him or her find success. A lap to walk at recess may ensue, and then time in the hallway is given.
- Trips to the office are only made in extreme situations (hitting, fits, shouting).
Field Trips and Projects:
- In the fall, we go to the zoo and the Federal Reserve Building by bus.
- In the spring, we go all around exploring businesses within the Blue Springs community needing parent drivers and chaperones.
- Our community project is our largest out-of-school project. We start these in February, and they are due in early March.
- STAR Program sponsored by Kohl’s & Children’s Mercy
- Parties need to offer healthy options along with a sweet treat or two. Organized games with prizes help make the party a success.
- I expect your child to do his or her best, come to school to learn, and follow our classroom rules.
- You can expect that I will work my hardest every day to teach, challenge, encourage, and love your child for the exact person he or she is with the Holy Spirit as my guide and co-teacher.
- I expect you to speak positively about SJL and to go above and beyond to help your child find success. I ask that your celebrate weekend Masses with your children.