Mrs. Wendy Kane


Welcome to Mrs. Kane's Third Grade Class!

Each day is a learning day in our classroom! We want to make the most of each of our days together so that we can fill our minds with as much new knowledge as we can. We will work together each day as a TEAM of learners.

Thank you for your time and support throughout the school year. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. E-mail is the quickest way to reach me. I believe we truly are a team and together we can provide each child with the best education possible!

wendy_kane@wasdpa.org
717-762-1191


This year we will soar into learning as we are SUPERHEROES!


MONTHLY UPDATE

This month we have lots to learn about in 3rd grade. In reading, we are focusing on Main Idea and Details, Theme, and Author's Point of View.  In writing and grammar, we will discover all kinds of nouns and we will write a how-to explanatory piece. 

 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 math drills up and rolling.  Students will have drill home work Monday-Thursday and 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.  All students will begin on multiplication.

In content, we will be finishing up our science unit and moving into social studies.  The students will be learning about why it is important to understand where we live. They will also have a special project to complete that focuses on the regions of the US. More information will come home as we approach that time. 

We also 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 in the classroom. 

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 and our Renfrew Field Trip

October 28- Fall Parties

Let’s have a spook-tacular month everyone! 



Daily Schedule
8:40--Arrival
8:50--Falcon Flyer Time
9:30-11:40--Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Daily 5, Word Work, Content
11:40-12:30---Recess and Lunch
12:30-1:15---Writing and Content
1:15-1:55---Specials
1:55-3:15---Math
3:15--Pack up 

Homework
 

Homework (Mon.-Thurs.) will consist of a facts practice page based upon your child's level, 15 minutes of independent reading with their AR book that is on their reading level, sign their reading log verifying they completed their reading, spelling practice two times per week, and a math application page out of their unit math packet.

Homework (weekend) will consist of 30 minutes of reading with their AR book and their reading log will need to be signed one time. 


Grading Policies
1. Homework will typically be out of 5 points. If it is not completed, 4 points will be given. If it is half done, 4.5 points will be given. 

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

3. Tests and quizzes are independently completed. They are typically given the test back to fix mistakes in which half credit is given for a correctly fixed response. 

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

 

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