Welcome to 3rd Grade Orientation
Dear Parents, Aug. 21, 2018
Welcome to Third Grade!!! It is a privilege to have your child in my class this school year. My name is Mrs. Teresa Bogner. This is my 30 year of teaching! Although I have taught First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth grades, I love teaching Third Grade!
We are in for a very busy and exciting nine months. There are many new concepts your child will learn in the third grade: the basic beliefs of the Catholic faith, mastering multiplication facts, learning about the community in Social Studies, exploring a variety of science concepts, as well as strengthening Reading, Writing, and Spelling skills.
Each Sunday you will notice that I have updated my webpage. On Monday (or the first school day of the week) you will receive a paper calendar. It will remind them of any quizzes or tests for the week. It will also remind them of when they have P.E., Music, Library, Spanish, and Mass. All these events will also be on my webpage, as well as on my Google calendar. Between my webpage and the Google calendar (which is linked to my webpage) you should feel very comfortable and informed about what is happening in the third grade.
The following pages highlight a few important items. Please read them over carefully.
Tuesday: Music & P.E.
Wednesday: Mass & Art
Thursday: P.E., Atrium, Music
Each day your child will see Sr. Carolyn for Reading, Grammar & Writing, and Science. I will be teaching her class Math, Spelling, Handwriting, and Social Studies.
There are four basic rules: 1. Listen and follow directions.
2. Raise your hand before speaking and
leaving your seat.
3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
4. Respect your classmates and teachers.
There is a behavior chart posted within the classroom. Students start each day with a green "paw." If a student violates one of the above rules or has a missing/late homework assignment, their "paw" will be changed to yellow. (They have been given a warning.) If they violate the same rule or another rule, their "paw" will be changed to orange (which means they have been given a second warning and will need to sit from recess for 10 minutes.) If they break one of the above rules for a third time, their "paw" will become red and receive a letter which needs to be signed by a parent, and returned to class the next day. Students will receive a "reward ticket" if they are able to keep a "green paw." Tickets are used to purchase prizes and rewards. Hopefully this system helps students take responsibility for their actions, and know that there will be good consequences for good behavior and difficult consequences for poor behavior. It is their choice. May they learn to make wise choices.
All homework is to be turned in ON TIME. Good study habits should be formed at an early age. Students (and I) will be keeping track of this and teams will be rewarded for "no late homework assignments" within their team. They will also receive a candy treat each week if they had no missing or late assignments for that week. STUDENTS ARE USUALLY GIVEN CLASS TIME TO BEGIN HOMEWORK AND ENCOURAGED TO USE ANY "SPARE TIME" TO WORK ON IT. Homework should not take so long each night, unless your child struggles in a certain skill.
All graded papers will be sent home each Monday within a special folder. Included in this folder is a paper notifying you of late homework and low test scores. Please sign this form and return it with the folder on Tuesday. Please keep the papers at home unless otherwise noted.
**Third graders will be attend swimming lessons at the Rec. sometime during the school year. When the exact dates are known, you will be informed. This is usually done in the Spring. During lessons we will need some Dads and Moms to help chaperone in the locker rooms. You will need to have taken the "Shield the Vulnerable" workshop to be a chaperone.
**Third graders will be going on a field trip to Seneca Caverns this Fall. More information on this field trip will go out after Labor Day. We will also be making a trip to the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue in May.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop in after school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your child is very important to me and I will do the best I can to meet their individual needs. Let's work together to make this the best year ever for your child. May God bless us with a learning-filled and grace-filled school year.
God bless all,