Welcome to Mrs. Hyatt's Grade Three Class!
Welcome to grade three! I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this year! I believe that communication with parents is essential for a child’s success in school. Therefore, I have provided information on two different ways that you can get in contact with me easily and quickly. The app “Remind” is a handy tool that I often use to send information home about upcoming events. I have supplied information on how you can become a member on my class “Remind” app on the following page. I also communicate daily messages to parents using our school agendas. I will be putting your child’s agenda into a large Zip Lock bag with your child’s name on it. Please write down any questions or concerns in your child’s agenda, and I will write or call you back.! If your child is a bus student and is NOT going to be riding the bus home on a particular day, PLEASE write a note in your child’s agenda. This is due to child safety and school policy. Thank you so much for your cooperation and participation! I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and working with your child!
What can you expect?
1.) Weekly math game—Each Friday, starting on September 7th, students will be asked to play a math game with their parents or siblings whenever possible throughout the week. Please return the game on the following Friday and I will send a new game home.
2.) Spelling—New weekly spelling words and one dictation sentence will be written in your child’s agenda on Fridays. These words will be studied throughout the week and we will have our spelling tests on Friday mornings. Our first spelling test will be on Friday, Sept 14
3) Home reading—Your child will be encouraged to take home a “Home reading book” and read 15 minutes to you on a daily basis. Your time can be recorded on a “Home Reading” sheet and prizes will be awarded to students that complete each form. As I need time to assess your child’s reading level, this program will start by mid September.
Our first unit in math is called, “Patterns and Sequencing”. Students will be asked to identify, extend, create and compare increasing and decreasing patterns. We will be using number charts and different types of objects to examine these patterns and solve pattern problems.
Rocks and Minerals” is our first Science Unit. We will be comparing samples of various kinds of rocks and identifying their similarities and differences. Please help your child find a rock that they can bring to school and share with the class. Please make sure it is not too large and that it is not one that is special to your child or family. We will be doing experiments with the rock and then they will get to decorate it and write about their “Pet Rock”.
Rocks are due on Friday, September 28th.
Thank you for your support!
We will first be focusing on developing your child’s skills in geographical thinking. We will be labeling the continents of the world and using cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places on maps.
We will occasionally paint during art time. Could you please have your child bring an old painting shirt to leave in their locker? Or please remind your child to wear paint friendly clothes on Thursdays and Fridays. Thank you!
Presentation Day (Show and Tell)
Oral language is the foundation of literacy. Through listening and speaking, people communicate thoughts, feelings, experiences and learn to understand themselves and others. We will be having “Presentation Day” on Fridays starting on September 21st. More information about “Presentation Day” will be sent home soon:)
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school or email me at email@example.com I’m looking forward to wonderful months with your child!