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                   …In Third Grade!

Agenda Books

          Students will be responsible for recording homework assignments in their agenda books on a daily basis.  They will also bring their agenda book home each evening to have them signed by their parent/guardian.  It is crucial for parents/guardians to check over the agenda books nightly before signing them to ensure communication and that the student is completing the homework assignments.  It will also be beneficial because teachers will correspond with parents frequently through notes on the agenda books.  The teacher will be checking for a signature daily.  If agendas are consistently unsigned, the teacher will contact the parent for assistance in assuring communication.   If agendas are lost or destroyed, the student may have it replaced for the cost of $5.00.


Good Behavior

          Good behavior is expected and will be rewarded throughout the year.  The school rules and consequences are listed below.



  1. Follow directions quickly.
  2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  3. Raise your hand for permission to get on the floor.
  4. Make smart choices.
  5. Keep your dear teacher happy!


--Students will receive and/or participate in incentives for displaying appropriate behavior.  


  1. Yellow light- 5 minutes of walking at recess
  2. Orange light (2 light changes in one day)- 10 minutes of walking at recess
  3. Red light- walk all recess and a note sent 
  4. The number of light changes will determine the student's availability to attend behavior celebrations.


--Consistent marks against behavior and/or extreme inappropriate behavior will result in student being referred to the principal.



Crocodile Celebrations

Students will be rewarded for expected appropriate and positive behavior.  The celebrations will take place bi-weekly within the classroom or grade level.  Students with NO light changes during the two-week period will be invited to attend the celebration.  Activities may include, but not be limited to, craft activities, outdoor games/activities (weather permitting), board games, iPads/iPods, etc.


Crocodile Blowouts

            Students demonstrating expected appropriate and positive behavior throughout the nine weeks grading period, will be invited to attend the Crocodile Blowout.  Throughout the year, the criteria to attend the blowout will change slightly.  Students will be allowed less opportunity each nine weeks for light changes – by the end of the school year, the goal is for students to have no light changes for behavior.


  • 1st nine weeks – 6 yellow lights, no orange, no red
  • 2nd nine weeks – 4 yellow lights, no orange, no red
  • 3rd nine weeks – 2 yellow lights, no orange, no red
  • 4th nine weeks – no yellow, orange, or red lights


            Crocodile Blowouts may include, but are not limited to, outdoor games/activities, art/craft activities,  bouncy houses, sno cones, indoor activities, movies, and Wii Dance.



          Students will be expected to complete and turn in homework assignments on time.  Zeroes or points- off may be received for any assignment that is not turned in or incomplete, excluding absences.   Students will be responsible for recording daily assignments in their agendas.


Friday Folders

          Each Friday student work and informative letters will be sent home in a Friday Folder.  This will ensure that parents are aware of the student’s progress throughout the week.  Please make sure to empty the folder and sign the folder chart every Friday.  Return this and any other important information with the Friday Folder each Monday morning or on the next scheduled school day.


Lexia Reading

          Students will be entered into the Lexia program and complete a diagnostic test to help identify areas of strength and areas of needed growth.  Upon completion of the diagnostic test, the student will begin working on their own level and continue through the program at their own pace.  The student will be able to monitor their own progress throughout the year as they log in and complete necessary activities with accuracy.  If they are struggling, the area of concern will be identified and will be focused on during small group instruction in reading or during in-class RTI.

            Students are encouraged to work on the Lexia program at home to build various reading skills and increase their reading ability.  Small incentives will be used to encourage the students to use the Lexia program at home and at school.  They will be recognized within the classroom for achievements, as well as at morning assemblies with they have complete their current level and “leveled up.”


3rd Grade Curriculum



Language Arts- (Reading, Spelling, and Grammar)

Social Studies

Arts & Humanities- (Music, Drama, Art)

Physical Education



Response to Intervention (RTI)

Third grade students will be receiving letter grades this year. The grading scale is as follows:

A   90-100%

B   80-89%

C   70-79%

D   60-69%

U/F 0-59%



Need to Knows…

If there is any specific information that I may need to know about your child, please let me know.  Also, if your child has any specific concerns such as allergies or accommodations of which I should be made aware, please notify me.  This will help to make his/her days at school as comfortable as possible.  Please, notify me of any questions or concerns as soon as possible.



Please call the school before 2:30 each afternoon if you plan to pick up your child if your child is not a regular outside pickup.


I will be sending regular newsletters home with each child updating our classroom instruction and reminders of important dates and events.  There may also be periodic reminders sent home to keep our students and families aware of various happenings in our school and district.