To better serve your child and to help you guide your child towards a rewarding Grade 3 year, I have outlined some guidelines for parents along with some of the class routines and expectations.
- Your child will receive no more than 30 minutes of homework a night, this work will come in the form of nightly reading and math work. The amount of time it takes students to complete their homework could vary greatly depending on each child. If it is not possible for your child to complete their nightly homework, please write a small note in their agenda letting me know. Any incomplete homework will be expected to be completed by the next day.
- On a daily basis, your child is given time to complete their agenda book. Each evening, please check and review to make sure they have completed their homework and initial the day. I would encourage you to use the agenda as a form of communication between myself and you. If you have a short question that I could easily answer, please feel free to write it in their agenda book and I will do my best to respond. Please encourage your child to be independent and responsible for their own work. By working together, we can help your child develop into a responsible, caring individual.
- Please let me know if your child has any medical problems, allergies, hearing loss, impaired vision, etc. Also, if your child is absent for any reason, or needs to leave school early, a note MUST be written.
- Please let me know about any problems before they get out of hand. I also would appreciate knowing when something is going well. A quick phone call may relieve a lot of unnecessary worries. It may also lighten up a teacher’s day! You may reach me at school in the mornings between 8:15-8:40 and 3:00-3:30.
- As part of our commitment to our CISVA theme: What do you want of me, Lord? Please be sensitive to inclusivity in our classroom. If you are going to hand out invitations for an out-of-school party at school please invite the whole class, or pass out invitations outside of school. Thank you for caring for our students!
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF TERM 1
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF TERM 2
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF TERM 3
CLASS ROUTINES AND EXPECTATIONS
Gym days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Please ensure that your child wears his/her gym shirt and shorts under his/her uniform and that they have their runners in a bag at school every day. Students will be participating in Daily Physical Activity (DPA) on the days that they do not have Gym and will require their gym strips and runners. If this is a problem for your child, please let me know and send a note requesting that your child be given permission to change in the bathroom. If your child cannot participate in gym, please send a note with your child excusing him/her.
Library day is every Tuesday. Your child must return or renew a library book at this time. Your child may also return and sign out a book whenever there is a parent/teacher librarian in the library.
French will be taught by Mrs. Chao on Thursdays and Fridays. Please contact her if you have any questions.
R.I.P. (Read In Peace) is daily from 12:45-1:00. Children may read a book from home, the classroom or school library.
Students will use Read Well for literacy and composition. Read Well is a highly lauded program utilizing scientific reading and writing research. Your students will have a chance to practice reading, phonetic skills and comprehension in class. The composition section follows along and reinforces the lessons learned during the literacy class.
I would encourage and expect students to be reading at home for at least 15-20 minutes each evening. Parental involvement with reading has positive influences on a child’s reading achievement and comprehension.
Students will have opportunities to complete math assignments through Mathletics at home. Mathletics is designed to help students progress in Math and thinking skills.
This year, students will learn about the life of Jesus, and develop a deeper understanding of God’s loving plan. We will also be developing a greater understanding of Church doctrine and scriptural references. Students will also learn about the meaning of and different parts of the Mass.
Students will also be developing their prayer life by learning traditional Catholic prayers as well as spontaneous prayers. Children are involved with daily prayers in the morning, at lunch and at the end of the day. They will also be attending Mass every Wednesday at 9am. Parents are always welcome to attend. I also encourage parents to foster prayer in their own homes by praying as a family each day.