Third Grade Classroom Information
Here is a quick overview of our third grade classroom, including materials, subjects, and general information:
- 1 box of tissues (2 if you can spare )
- 1 large container of antibacterial wipes
- 1 box of 24 Crayola Crayons
- 1 black clear view one inch binder (plastic cover on the outside to slide in paper, with pockets in the front and back cover)
- 2 wide-ruled black and white marble composition notebooks (no dotted lines)
- 1 pencil box (8in. x 5in. hard plastic)
- 1 hand held pencil sharpener (PLEASE NO TOYS)
- 1 pair of student scissors
- 1 clipboard (letter size)
- 2-3 glue sticks
- 1 wide-ruled spiral notebook (70 pages)
- 1 colored pen of your choice
- 4 pocket folders (one red, one yellow, one green, and one blue)
- 1 pair of headphones in a labeled Zip-lock bag
- 2 pkgs. of sharpened pencils (min of 24 ct.)
- 2 Chunky hand held erasers (the regular pink kind is best)
- 1 package of lined 4x4 Post-Its
- 1 yellow highlighter
- 1 small peanut free non-perishable snack (safety bucket)
- 1 small 8 oz. water bottle (safety bucket)
- 1 "Just Right" chapter book to read for pleasure
- $10.00 for our class fund in an envelope labeled with your child's name. This will be used for class projects and festivities.
Please take all supplies out of packaging and label with your child’s name
(with the exception of the pencils). Please bring only the supplies listed.
There is not enough room to keep extras in the desks.
Thank you in advance for purchasing these supplies.
Reading: Reading instruction is every day. Reading will take place within our classroom. The third grade will be using the leveled readers, as part of our comprehensive balanced literacy program. During our reading time we will also be doing independent reading, literature and word studies, read aloud activities, and writing activities.
Math: In third grade we will continue addition, subtraction, money and fractions, but with larger numbers.We will also be working on telling time, reading graphs and charts, geometry, multiplication and division.
Social Studies: This year will have a focus on map skills, communities and regions of the world. We will begin with North America (geography, economics, history), and continue with China and Brazil.
Science: The focus of science will be on life cycles. We will begin by going over how to be a scientist, and then move into various life cycles. We will study plants, the water cycle, electricity and butterflies.
Language: We will be exploring different types of writing, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Poetry and creative writing will also be part of our language program. There is also a strong focus on grammar, spelling skills and word study.
Classroom Management: In the classroom, I use a variety of techniques for classroom management. I try to create a classroom community based on respect, rights of an individual, and honesty. There is use of a rainbow color chart that has consequences and rewards for each individual student. The students are also responsible for a job everyday.
Students will be given a S.T.A.R. planner to keep track of their work and activities. Their planner must be signed every night. This planner and all information regarding its use will be given on the first day of school. It is a tool that will be used all year.
Homework: Homework will be given every night, except on Friday. The homework will be a reinforcement of the work done that day, along with reading review.
Snack: We have snack everyday. Please provide your child with a healthy snack daily. Please do not send candy as a snack. (*Due to various food allergies, please do not send in a "birthday snack" on your child's birthday for the entire class. Birthdays are important, but do not require food. The student will be acknowledged by the principal and classroom teacher on their special day.) *** We are a PEANUT and TREE NUT free classroom. Please use the note that went home on the first day for great snack ideas. Thank you!