A bit about me . . . Education •Pepperdine University •B.A. English •M.A. Education •Santa Monica Montessori Institute Family Husband: Mark Barrett : Freshman at Emerson College Jack: 9th Grade Kate: 7th Grade Dog: Potter Cat: Zelda Fish: lost track of names Check my teacher page: Class Calendar, Daily Homework, Class Files for Reading Log, Class Newsletter, etc… Check your child’s agenda and homework/folder Email me: [email protected] Send a note Give a call Grading Homework Class work Participation/Effort Quizzes Tests Projects Homework Reinforcement/Practice skills learned in class Responsibility 45 minutes Due the following day Reading/Math Log due each Friday Homework Tips Have your child eat a snack before they begin homework Remind your child to use their textbooks, class notes, lists, and online support (teacher page links) Do the reading and math log daily. It can be overwhelming to complete on a Thursday night! Please review and sign your child’s agenda daily Encourage your child to have their homework/agenda/books in their backpack the night before ready to go. Avoid morning chaos! Please do not turn in forgotten homework for your child. Let them take responsibility! Third Grade Subjects Spelling: 30 words per week (20 basic, 5 review, 5 challenge), based on spelling principles, test every Wednesday Grammar: subject, predicate, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, comma usage, quotation usage, capitalization & punctuation Writing Workshops: descriptive paragraph, personal narrative, how to essay, persuasive letter, fictional story, research reports, poetry Cursive: practice the first few months, make the switch in January Vocabulary: 10 new words every other week Phonics: word attack skills, last year for phonics Reading: Junior Great books Series, chapter books including Martin’s Mice, If You Sailed on the Mayflower, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express, The Best School Year Ever Math: fact fluency for multiplication & division, place value through hundred thousands, elapsed time, customary & metric measurement, making change, geometry, fractions Social Studies: kinds of communities, Native American communities, early U.S. communities, being an active citizen, U.S. government (local, state, national), world cultures Science: life science (plants, animals, ecosystems), solar system (moon phases, eclipses, inner & outer planets, telescopes), energy, matter (physical & chemical changes) Other Important Stuff School begins promptly at 8:30. Plan to arrive by 8:15 so your child won’t feel rushed. Bring a labeled water bottle to school each day. Please ensure that your child gets a good night’s rest, eats a protein-filled breakfast, and brings a healthy snack each day! Comfort letters: need as soon as possible, include a family photo Change of clothes: label a gallon size Ziplock bag, send in as soon as possible Field Trips: California Science Center, Autry Western Heritage Museum, GCC Planetarium, Tree People ERB Testing: do not schedule any doctor appointments, please be on time, make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast Class Parties: story and/or game that doesn’t require purchases Questions?