I am looking forward to this new school year! I just wanted to make a few suggestions to help students/parents make the adjustment to 3rd grade.
1) Homework -
There will be homework daily and each child is asked to be responsible for completing and returning that homework. Please encourage your child to keep their take-home folder organized so they can keep up with all their assignments.
2) Agendas -
Students are given detailed directions each day for homework and then given my agenda to copy off the SMARTBOARD. Please check and sign these agendas each night. I use this as a means to let you know what type of day your child has had, as well! If they stayed on "green", they will get a stamp or sticker. If they don't, I will note what happened that day. Feel free to send any notes to me in the agenda, too! I feel it is a great daily communication record.
3) Effort -
Students are expected to participate in class discussions, group activities, and independent assignments. Please encourage your child to do their best each day. We are trying to deliver a huge amount of information and test-taking strategies. We need each student to be engaged and give their best every day! They are expected to be responsible learners!
I can't wait to get to know your children and look forward to seeing them each day! Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!