Answers to Most Asked Questions
Birthdays- We will sing to your child to acknowledge their special day. You may send in a treat, but it must be non-edible. Summer birthdays may choose a date. They tend to pick “half birthdays”.
You do NOT need to send a treat at all. We will still sing and celebrate!
Standardized Testing- The third graders will be taking 3 different tests. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills will be administered the week of January 12-17, 2020 and the PSSA English Language Arts test will be administered from April 20-24, 2020, and the PSSA Mathematics test will be administered the week of April 27-May 1, 2020. Vacations will NOT be approved during any of these times.
Book Orders- I will send a ScholasticBook order home each month. Please pay by check made out to Scholastic Book Club. You may also order the books online. Our classroom code is GYNW9.
Class Meetings/ BullyPrevention- Our class will meet once a week to discuss school wide themes, using the Olweus Bully Prevention Program and the Second Step Program. We also discuss any issues that arise throughout the year.
Star of the Week- Each child will have a week to be our star student. I will send a schedule home on Thursday the week before their week begins. If you have any questions, let me know.
Materials- Each student should have an accordion folder with 5 sections. Please label them for Science, Social Studies, Math, Keep at Home and Homework.
Homework- You should expect homework Monday through Thursday. The guideline for 3rd grade is about 30 minutes a night. Please be sure to check your child’s assignment books each night for upcoming tests as well. They should be studying/practicing each night. Please let me know if the homework is taking too long. The students should have their assignment books initialed by you each night.