Welcome to Third Grade!
I want to welcome you and your child to third grade. This is an exciting and challenging time. I am looking forward to having your cooperation and support to make this upcoming school year a successful one.
One of my main goals, and a goal of the school, is to help the students develop independent work habits and self-discipline, both in conduct and academics, which are vital to being a good student. Our hope is that all of the students will assume responsibility for their actions and work, both in completion and quality. The most important element of learning is to develop good work habits. It is a big step from second to third grade. We set high expectations and these expectations must be met so that the students have success in the third grade and beyond.
Homework is not assigned; therefore, if uncompleted assignments are brought home, it tells you that your child is not completing their work in the time allowed in class. Please make sure that all work brought home is completed and returned by the next day.
Each day your child will copy the tasks, assignments and reminders off the board into their agenda. This is to keep you informed of your child’s school day. At the end of the day they will indicate work that has been completed by placing a check next to the item. If there is not a check, please have your child complete that task. Please sign your child’s agenda each night after you have read it and checked for homework.
Richland Elementary is very fortunate to have Chromebook computers purchased for our classroom. This is a 1:1 ratio for our room; meaning every student will have a Chromebook to use in class. I have many exciting and challenging learning experiences in store for the students this year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Our school phone number is listed below along with my email address. If you leave a phone message with the office I will return your call as soon as possible. If you send an email, I will probably be able to respond more quickly. I am looking forward to a happy, productive year. Please do not hesitate to ask questions. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and grow better together! Thank you for your support.
Third Grade Teacher