Welcome to Mrs. Lipe's Third Grade Class!
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Access Our Classroom Lesson Plans Here:
(**Subject to change)
Third Grade Syllabus
~Be prepared for class and ready to learn.
~Take care of personal and class property.
~Follow directions the first time they are given.
~Keep hands, feet, and belongings to yourself.
~Listen when others are speaking.
~Raise your hand to be called on to speak.
~Treat everyone with kindness.
~No bullying will be allowed.
~Be a helpful member of our classroom family.
**Have a positive attitude and always do your best!
We will be using a card system to keep track of our behavior. If a student does something that is against the rules, they must turn their card to the next color. The colors and their meanings are as follows:
~Green card – I had a great day! (I hope to see a lot of green cards this year!)
~Yellow card – Warning; Completion of Behavior Report, which will be signed by the student and parent and returned to school the next day.
~Red card – Phone call / message to parent; Completion of Behavior Report; Loss of recess
~Loss of red card – Visit to the Principal; Phone call / message to parent; Completion of Behavior Report; Loss of recess
Major problems will be referred to the Principal automatically, at the discretion of the teacher. The loss of more than four cards in a month will make the student ineligible for nomination for Pawsome Student. A student who receives a Disciplinary Referral will also be ineligible for Pawsome Student. Students who have more than 1 referral that quarter, or several missing assignments, may not be allowed to attend any upcoming field trips with our class.
Reading – Wonders Reading series
Spelling – Correlation with Reading series
Tests will be given each Friday; Spelling words for the
next week will be sent home each Friday
English – Correlation with Reading series
Math – Go Math! series
Mastery of Math facts
Science - Macmillan / McGraw Hill Science Series
Social Studies - Macmillan / McGraw Hill Social Studies Series
Handwriting – D’Nealian print and cursive
**A variety of supplemental material is also used in each subject area.
It is very important that I know how your child is getting home each day. Please send a note, or contact the office as early in the day as possible, if your child has a change in his/her afternoon routine. Without parent notification, the student will not be allowed to do anything different from their normal routine.
Take Home Folder
Your child will choose one of the folders required on the school supply list to serve as their Take Home Folder. Each student will bring this folder to and from school in their backpack every day. This folder will be used to carry such things as:
- Notes from the teacher or office
- Graded papers
- Weekly newsletters
The folders will be checked and emptied by the students each morning. This works wonderfully to help keep things organized, and promotes clear communication between home and school! It’s so much better than a bunch of crumpled up papers at the bottom of the backpack! ☺
Please send your child’s lunch money to school in their Take Home Folder, in an envelope or baggie with their name on it. Breakfast money is to be brought separately each day your child eats breakfast and paid in the cafeteria. If you are sending money to school for any other reason, please put it in an envelope or baggie, saying what it is to be used for.
Water bottles will be permitted in the classroom. Students can bring a bottle containing water only. No soda, juice, Kool-Aid, tea, water that is colored, etc. will be allowed. The water bottles must be brought to school filled and taken home each day. Please do not send a glass bottle, something that is easily breakable, or something that spills easily.
Students are not permitted to bring toys or other such items to school without the teacher’s permission. Items that are brought without permission, as well as any other item that becomes a distraction to the learning environment, will be collected and returned at a later date.
If a paper has a star, smiley face, “OK”, etc., that means that it was completed and/or checked together in class, and a grade was not taken. Remember that you can use the STI system to keep tabs on your child’s grades. Grades are updated weekly.
The students will often have some form of homework. There will never be an excessive amount of homework. The amount of homework will also depend on what they complete during the day. Homework is given to accomplish one or more of the following purposes:
- To practice skills taught in the classroom.
- To extend or develop an understanding of concepts.
- To complete work not finished during class time.
- To make up work from an absence.
- Homework is due the next day.
- If a student does not finish his/her homework, it may be finished during recess time.
- Graded work will be sent home each Friday.
- Homework must be completed by the student. However, you can check their work for accuracy, and work with them to make corrections if necessary.
- If your child is absent, it would be very helpful to have their missed assignments sent home. It can be difficult for the student when they miss several lessons and assignments. Please let me know if you would like to pick up their work in the office at the end of the day, or if you would like it sent home with a sibling.
- Assignment books will be sent home each day. We will work together to write down homework and any important reminders. The book does not have to be signed each night. However, it is important that you check it every night and stay aware of what your child may need to do that night, or know for the next day.
- Each day, homework from the previous night will be checked. Not returning homework more than 4 times in a month will cause the student to be ineligible for nomination for Pawsome Student.
Field Trip Guidelines
For a student to be eligible to attend a field trip, they must have all of their work completed, and at least 75% of their Dojo points must be positive. If they have received a disciplinary referral, they may be ineligible to attend. While on a field trip, if they display behavior that is inappropriate or interferes with the learning and safety of others, they may not be allowed to attend future field trips.
We will be using ClassDojo this year as a form of communication between school and home. A paper has been sent home with information and a code for you to get your child signed-up.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Good communication between teachers and parents is incredibly important for a successful year! I am available each morning from 8:00-8:15, or after 3:00 in the afternoon. I would also be willing to set up a conference with you at a more convenient time. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, send a note in your child’s folder or assignment book, or send me a message through ClassDojo. Thank you so much for your help in these matters. I am looking forward to a WONDERFUL year!
Third Grade Supply List ~ 2021-2022
- 1 plastic pencil / supply box
- 3 boxes of tissues
- 2 boxes (approximately 24 each) of #2 wooden pencils (no plastic coating) or mechanical pencils
- 1 bottle of glue
- 4 glue sticks
- 1 box of 24 count crayons
- 1 package of washable markers
- 1 package of dry erase markers
- 3 folders with pockets
- 2 pink erasers
- 1 pair of headphones or earbuds
- 2 wide-ruled notebooks (70-80 pages each)
- Gym shoes (to be kept at school)
- Backpack (without rollers)
If you would like to donate other classroom supplies, we would greatly appreciate any of these items:
- Disinfecting wipes
- Paper towels
- Baggies (gallon size)
- Hand sanitizer
8:15 - 8:35 - Pledge / Lunch Count / Attendance / Check Homework / Bathroom Break / Etc.
8:35 - 9:30 - Math
9:30 - 10:00 - Spelling
10:00 - 10:15 - Writing Journals
10:15 - 10:30 - P.E.
10:30 - 11:15 - Bathroom Break / Science / Social Studies
11:15 - 11:55 - Lunch / Recess
11:55 - 12:20 - Bathroom Break / Accelerated Reader
12:20 - 12:40 - Reading Room
12:40 - 1:30 - Reading
1:30 - 1:50 - English / Handwriting / Writing
1:50 - 2:05 - Read Aloud
2:05 - 2:15 Assignment Books / Pack-Up
2:15 - 2:45 Recess
2:45 - 3:00 - iPads / Dismissal
Music ~ 9:35 - 10:05 - Tuesday
Library ~ 10:50 - 11:10 - Wednesday
Grading Scale A......90-100 B......80-89 C......70-79 D......60-69 F......Below 60