Welcome to Mrs. Amidon's 3rd Grade Classroom
(formely Ms. Contegiacomo)
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. Our main general classroom communication is this class page and remind. I hope that you will visit it often to learn what is happening in our room. I update our class page with homework and with information on the skills and strategies that we are working on in class. Other announcements that pertain to our class, school, and community will also be posted on our class page and sent out through the remind app!
Please use the side bar to find out more about our classroom!
Take a look at our BEAUTIFUL Biography Projects we have been working so hard on!
Here's what we are working on......
Math: Students are starting Topic 10: Two Step Word Problems with Addition and Subtraction
Please continue to practice fast facts each night using the fast facts folder. Please remember to sign off on each night that facts were practiced.
Reader's Workshop: We will start our new unit this week focusing on characters.
We will be continuing with Unit 8- -le syllable
We will have a test next Friday 3/11.
Writing: We will be continuting our information writing unit. We will be publishing our books this week.
Science: We will be focusing on habitats.
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 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.
Planners: We will use the planner that was sent home as a communication tool between our class and your home. Homework and reminders will be written there each morning. Please sign the planner and review the homework folder on a daily basis. *We are still waiting on our planners from the PTN*
Chromebooks: Please bring your charged chromebook to scool each day.
Take Home Folder: I will be providing a Switlik homework folder for students on the first day. This folder is to come back and forth with them to school each day. Please use this folder to send in important notes and/or homework.
Google Classroom: Our google classroom is where assignments, resources, 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 try to remember bus number and student id number*
Our lunch is from 12:15 - 12:45
Please send in a healthy lunch and drink or you may order the FREE school lunch eacy day. Please visit the school website for the lunch menu.
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.
Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Students are permitted to bring items containing peanuts or nuts during lunch, but no snacks or food are allowed in the classroom. We are asking your assistance in providing all students with a safe and comfortable learning environment. Thank you for your cooperation.
Birthdays may be celebrated during school hours in the APR (Cafeteria) during lunch. Outside/homemade treats MAY NOT be delivered to the school and there will be NO visitors this year in the building. Students may bring prepackaged store bought items in to celebrate, if they wish to do so. Please remember to have enough for all students in the class (21 students).
In order to keep you all informed on everything going on this year, I ask that you please join my Remind group on your phone and/or email. It is easy to do and FREE to join! Follow the link below and sign up today!
I also ask that you please send me an email(email@example.com) so I have the best email to reach you at! Please let me know who your child is and any other information you feel I should know about your child!
Below is a list of items that are needed for the classroom throughout the year.
Donations are greatly appreciated!
- Clorox Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
-Small Ziplock Bags
-Large Ziplock Bags
-Small items for prize box
Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.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!If you need any assistance with technology/Chromebook, please click here to bring you to the district tech. forms page.The District Tech Tool Kit and Student/Parent Tutorials are also available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.
What is Bucket Filling?
Actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.