Welcome to Mrs. Gilmore & Mrs. Magee's Class!
3rd grade is a fun year and we are going to learn so much together!
Week of Oct. 11th!Monday - Penny DayTuesday - Nickel DayWednesday - Dime DayThursday - Quarter DayFriday - Any Coin DayWinner will win Kona Ice Truck!!!!
Book Fair:Tuesday Oct. 19th
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome,and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair:
- Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital
account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and
others can contribute, too!
- If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All
orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.
Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and
Fire Safety: Thursday Oct. 21st
Picture Day: Friday Oct. 22nd
Picture Day: Is fast approaching on Friday, October 22nd. Please review the guidelines set forth below to ensure the safety of all students and staff in reference to group class pictures:
- Students will be arranged on risers standing shoulder to shoulder. We are unable to photograph the students socially distanced – 3 feet apart.
- Students will wear their masks as they are arranged for the picture. At the very last minute, the photographer will ask them to remove their masks and hold it in hand.
- When the group image is captured, the students must immediately replace their masks as they leave the area.
- Please inform your child's teacher if you do not want your child to participate in the class picture.
10/20- PTN Meeting 7pm Switlik APR, Gym, and Zoom11/4 & 11/5- No School11/16-11/18- Shortened Days Parent/Teacher Conferences11/24- Shortened Day11/25- No School11/26 - No School12/24-12/31- No School Winter Break
We believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year.
Mrs. Gilmore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Magee: email@example.com
Class DOJO: We 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.
*PARENTS: Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we have the BEST email to reach you at throughout the year.*
8:55-9:20 Morning Meeting
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.
**Due to planners not having arrived yet, we will continue to use the weekly Homework sheet**
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.
We 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 please make sure it is labeled with their name on it. It is also recommended to have an extra mask or 2 kept in your child's backpack incase one gets misplaced or dirty. Please remember that it is mandatory that children wear masks all day.
The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day. We will not have access to the water fountain due to the current situation, so we kindly ask that a water bottle be sent in everyday (must be water, juice will be allowed in the lunchroom).
Chromebooks: Please bring your charged chromebook to scool each day.
Binder: We will be providing a binder for stundets within the first few first days. This binder is to come back and forth with them to school everyday. We will keep all of of work in this binder, Please do not remove any papers from the binder, we will remove papers in school when they can stay at home.
Homework Folder: We 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 large binders or multiple notebooks, folders, and supplies. Also, please no toys.
*Please try to encourage your child to memorize their bus number and student id number*
The best gift that you and I 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
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!
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!
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!