Welcome to Mrs. Gilmore's Class!
I am looking forward to a year filled with excitement, fun, adventure, and lots of learning! Please check our class page as it has important information to help start the year. We are going to have an AWESOME year!
I believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year. My main general classroom communication is Class Dojo. I hope that you will visit use Dojo often to learn what is happening in our room.
*PARENTS: Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I have the BEST email to reach you throughout the year.*
I believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year.
Class DOJO: I will be utilizing Class Dojo for an easy messaging system, class story (so you as a parent/guardian can see some of the things we do each day), and as a behavior management tool (ability to earn points towards rewards) All invite information will come home the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Please join as soon as possible!!! It is a GREAT place to message us with anything you may need.
Google Classroom: Our Google classroom is where assignments and lessons will be posted throughout the year and where students will submit their assignments if they or the class needs to go virtual. We will be using it for other assignments within the classroom as well.
Please make sure you join our Google Classroom ASAP!
Class Page: Our class page will be updated with any important information that is happening in the classroom and announcements that pertain to the class, school, and community.
SEPTEMBER 19th at 7:00PM in ROOM 1
9:00-9:20 Morning Meeting
10:25-11:00 SS/Science/Health (1x per week)
11:45-11:55 Bathroom Break
12:50-1:00 Bathroom Break
Monday: Gym with Mr. Hamdi
Tuesday: Technology with Mr. Autenrieth
Wednesday: Art with Ms. Langer
Thursday: Media with Ms. Palme
Friday: Music with Mr. Morgan
Charged Chromebooks MUST come to school EVERY day!!!
Please make sure they are fully CHARGED.
Leave chargers AT HOME.
Please come to school with your PLANNER every day.
Planners will be used as a DAILY form of communication. Your child will be responsible for writing homework, assignments, and tests in their planner each day.
I have provided everything your child needs to have a successful year in 3rd grade. If you would like to bring in a small pencil case to keep inside their desks. Soft cases work and fit best.
Please make sure it is labeled with their name on it.
The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle (filled with water) each day. These will be kept in a central location and available throughout the day.
Binder: These have not come in yet-I may need to ask all parents to send in a 1inch 3-ring binder with their child.
I will be providing a binder for students within the first few days of school. We will keep all work in this binder, Binders will stay in school unless notified otherwise. Once we complete units/topics papers from the binders will be sent home.
Homework Folder: I will be providing a folder for students on the first day. This folder is to come back and forth with them to school everyday. Please use this folder to send in important notes and/or homework.
Art Smock (optional): Please label with their name
Since our desk storage space is limited, we ask that students refrain from bringing in any extra binders or notebooks, folders, and supplies. Also, please no toys. No pencil sharpeners for inside their desks.
*Please try to encourage your child to memorize their bus number, route number, student id number, and all log in info*
The best gift that we can give your child is the support that they need to MEMORIZE their multiplication facts. Memorization of facts frees up all of their working memory so that they can concentrate on the bigger task - solving the real problem before them.
To notify the office of a dismissal change for your child, please print and fill out the following document. Please send in the note the DAY of the dismissal change.If you hand in a handwritten note, please be sure to include your child's full name, the date, and teachers name on your letter.
If your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused. Thank you!
Chromebooks have been provided to each student for use at home and in school for the duration of the school year. Please remember to bring your chromebooks to school each day and charge every night so they are accessible for in person and remote learning. Please review chromebooks protocol and expectations below:
DIRECTIONS TO ACCESS TO PEARSON WEBSITE:
Please use the following while you are at home:Username: switlikPassword: school
Birthdays may be celebrated during school hours in the APR (Cafeteria) during lunch. If you wish to send in birthday treats, please feel free to do so. Please remember to have enough for all students in the class ( students).
As per school district rules-- NO BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS CAN BE GIVEN OUT IN SCHOOL!
We will be dancing during our "Brain Breaks." These breaks give us a chance to move and focus our brains for the next task. We use GoNoodle which is a website with different fun videos to get us moving! You and your family can try it at home. Here is a link: https://www.gonoodle.com
In our classroom, we will work hard to be "Bucket Fillers", not "Bucket Dippers"!
But what are "Bucket Fillers" & "Bucket Dippers"?
We're going to read the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
This book tells the story how everyone, all over the world, carries an invisible bucket with them. The way that we treat others can fill their buckets when we are kind, or we can dip from their buckets when we use unkind words and actions. Other people can fill or dip from our buckets too.
In the first few days of school, we will spend time learning how we can fill other peoples' buckets and learning how to avoid dipping from them! You'll be able to fill your friends' buckets in our classroom by writing positive notes to them and using kind words!
Free Educational Sites
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
Family Activity Ideas
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
70 Educational Activities: A former homeschooler shares 70 educational activities you can do when you're stuck indoors.
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board
Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack each day. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment. Thank you for your cooperation!