Birthdays are an exciting time for third graders. We will celebrate your child's birthday in school. Due to new state laws regarding nutrition, Macungie School has adopted a "no snack for birthdays" policy. Small items would be acceptable though. This would include pencils, stickers, erasers, goodie bags, etc.. Thank you for support with these new regulations. If your child has a summer birthday, they are welcome to celebrate at school on their half birthday or in the month of June. Please send me a note or e-mail if your child plans on bringing something in for their birthday. We have 24 students in our class this year.
Beginning in October, we will be taking home book reports. These books will be books at your child's "just right" reading level. They will have two weeks to read the book and complete the paper that goes along with it. This is a great opportunity for the parents, students, and the teacher to work together to create better readers. Parents please help your child to select too hard, too easy, or just right on their book report paper. The students will earn special rewards for completing their book reports on time. Happy reading!
Your child will receive homework each night of the week. They will not receive homework on weekends. The target is 30 minutes to complete homework for a third grader. If your child completes their homework quickly, have them read a book. If your child has difficulty completing their homework, please stop after 30 minutes and send a note to school and let me know. All homework should be a review of concepts learned in school and is not intended to be frustrating for the families in room 102. Homework expecations do increase in third grade. If your child does not come to school with their homework, they will receive an H on their behavior chart and not be able to participate in Friday Fun.
Macungie School encourages students to make good choices every day. We have a clip chart hanging in our classroom. Each child will start on green. If they need many reminders, they may need to move their clip to yellow (in danger). This is a warning to them to get back on track. Hopefully that will be the only reminder they need. If behavior continues, they will move their clip to red. This means that they will receive a note or phone call home and a B on their classroom chart. Anyone with a B on their chart for the week can not participate in Friday Fun days.