Second Nine Weeks

Important Information!

 

Hello!Welcome to my 3rd grade classroom! This is my 13th year teaching third grade at Nansemond Parkway.3 Facts About MeI have taught 13 years.I have a B.S. in Accounting and a Master’s in Elementary Education.I have 2 children, 15 yo girl and 8 yo boy. To Contact me By Phone: During School hours(757) 923-4167By Email: Anytimejacquelynherndon@spsk12.netIn Person: Call or email to set up an appointment.Blog: http://blogs.spsk12.net/2314/ Email List There are many times throughout the year that I will send out information via email.  This includes reviews that I use in class or reminders of tests/other events.  Please make sure the office has the correct email so that you will be included in the weekly parent email list  J
Open Door Policy Although I have no problem with parents stopping by to help in the classroom, it would be helpful If you contact me first.  This way I can let you know if it is a good time, as some days we have testing or other activities that may not necessarily be in the classroom. Grades Grades will be kept up in the computer and Home Access Center will be a great way to keep track of your child’s grades.  Please contact the office if you need assistance in setting up HAC. Reinforcing Use of Strategies It is our grade level policy that students are required to use strategies taught in both math and reading.  On classwork, homework, and quizzes students will have 5 points deducted for not using strategies.  On a test, an additional quiz grade will be taken on the student’s use of strategies.
HW Policy All students are expected to complete homework nightly.  Homework counts as 5% of your child’s grade.  Word Study and HW sheet will be assigned on Monday and collected on Fridays. Any other homework will be checked the next day. Nightly Reading Students are required to read for 20 minutes each night.  Please have your child write the title of the book read at the bottom of his/her daily word study assignment.  Parents, please sign next to the title to show student read for 20 minutes.  All signatures are due Friday. Weekly Word Study Homework Monday-  practice sorting cards, write sort in notebookTuesday- Choose 10 words and put in alphabetical orderWednesday- Choose 5 words and make into 5 “third grade” sentences.Thursday- Take a practice quiz, sort and spelling count, get signed
Daily Schedule Reading               9:35-11:05Writing                 11:05-11:30Math                    11:30-12:30Resource             12:30- 1:20Lunch                   1:25-1:50Social St.              1:50-2:35Science                2:35-3:20Recess                  3:20 -3:40DEAR*                  3:40-3:50Dismissal             3:50*  Drop everything and Read Resource Schedule Monday: ArtTuesday: Music Wednesday: Media Thursday: Computer Lab Friday: P.E. Please make sure students bring library books on Mondays.  Students will not be able to check out new books if they are overdue. Supply List24 pkg. of crayons/colored pencils12 pencils (No. 2)1 package of loose leaf paper3 Pocket folders (Green, red, yellow) 12 glue sticks7 composition notebooks- any colorPencil bagScissorsDry erase markersIndex cardsMulti-colored construction paper Highlighters3 boxes of tissuesZiploc bags: gallon/ sandwich sizes
SnackSince 3rd grade has a later lunch, students will be allowed to have one snack during the day (around 10:50-11:00).  Snack will not be provided, you must send one in daily if you would like your child to have snack.Due to allergies, be aware that students are not to share snacks.  Also, please make me aware of any student allergy as soon as possible. Weekly Communication FolderThe students have a folder that will go home with them every Tuesday.  This folder will have graded assignments as well as any fliers that need to be handed out.  The folders should return to school on Wednesday after being signed by a parentAlso, please sign and return all papers with a score of 69 and below. Multiplication This is the year students will start memorizing their multiplication facts.  In the second nine weeks students will be completing timed quizzes to show mastery of the facts.  It is a good idea to have students start studying these facts! Please let me know if you need resources to help.
AR Reward System In addition to the school’s incentive for taking AR tests, students will be able to receive classroom rewards for taking (and passing with 80%) AR tests on their level. More details to come later in the nine weeks. Benchmark and Other Testing DatesYou will be made aware of benchmark and other testing dates as soon as I am notified of the day.  I will send these dates out in my weekly email and also post them on my blog. Resources to Use at Home Students will receive login information for the following websites.  IXL, Study Island, and Reading Eggs.  We use these resources in class and students are more than welcome to continue the use at home if they have access.

Subject Outlook

Reading:  3.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text. f) summarizing

Writing SOL 3.9 Letter

Social Studies 3.2 Mali   The student will study the early West African empire of Mali by describing its oral tradition, government, and economic development.

Math (SOL 3.9d)  Area and Perimeter. The student will estimate and use U.S. customary and metric units to measure area and perimeter.

Science: (SOL 3.6)  Ecosystems.  The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.

Reading Eggs  :  www.Readingeggs.com

IXL:  www.ixl.com

Study Island:  www.studyisland.com

(Student’s username and passwords are taped on their agenda.  If you need me to email it to you, just let me know.)