Mrs. Lindsey Duesler

Welcome to 3rd Grade! 

Instruction

This month is a busy one in 3rd grade! In reading, we will be looking at nonfiction text and learning how an author uses text features to help the reader better understand the text. Hopefully your 3rd graders come home ready to tell you about how our food supply stays safe to eat, and about the job of a volcanologist!

 In math, we will spend a great deal of time on multiplication, multi-step number stories, and how to use number models to represent a problem.  Our goal is to also get multiplication math drills up and rolling.  Students will have drill homework Monday through Thursday and will take a drill test on Friday.  If they pass the drill test on Friday, they will move onto the next set of drills. If they do not pass it, they will repeat that drill the following week. Look for more information to be coming home in the near future.

In content, we will be finishing up our science unit and moving onto social studies.  The students will be learning about economics.  We will be discussing types of money, supply and demand, and how resources can be used to buy and sell.  Your child will even get to design their own currency using common characteristics!

Finally, we plan to begin working on Study Island this month.  We will send home more information as we approach that time. Right now the goal is to familiarize the students with the program and use it as a reinforcement to what we are already learning in the classroom. 

Homework
**Please make sure your child is completing his/her assigned homework. Students are responsible for reading for 15 minutes per night and are required to have 1 line of their Accelerated Reader log signed each night by an adult. Please practice the weekly spelling words with your child every night. Students will also have nightly math fact homework and will be tested each Friday. 

Important Dates

  • October 18- 2 hour delay
  • October 19- Grandparent’s Day
  • October 21- End of the 1st marking period
  • October 25- Picture Make-Ups
  • October 27- Grades will be posted on Sapphire Community Portal
  • October 28- Fall Parties and Project TEAM day


Our Daily Schedule

8:40 – 8:50

Arrival, Arrival Tasks, Morning work

8:50 – 9:30

Falcon Flyer

9:30-10:00

Shared Reading

10:00-11:00

Daily 5 Literacy/Guided Reading

11:00-11:40

Special 
Day 1: Heath/PE (Sneakers!)
Day 2: Art
Day 3: Music 
Day 4: Library

11:40-12:30

Recess/Lunch

12:30-1:15

Writing

1:15-1:30

Grammar

1:30-2:50

Math/Guided Math  


2:50-3:15

Content (Science/Social Studies)


 3:15-3:25  Dismissal Tasks
 3:25  Dismissal


Grading Policies
1. Classwork varies based upon the assignment and whether it is a participation grade or graded for accuracy. 

3. Tests and quizzes are independently completed.

4. Letter grades are given in third grade based upon their percent. 
90%-100%---A
80&-89%---B
70%-79%---C
60%-69%---D
Below 60%---Failing

*You can view your student's report card and grades at any time on the Student Portal.*

As we plunge into the first marking period, please support your child at home by making sure they complete all homework, get a good night's rest, and come to school every day! :) 

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