Butler, J

Welcome to Mrs. Butler's

3rd Grade Realm

Dear Families,

Welcome Back to School! This closed group has been created to help the families and friends of my 2018-2019 Class be connected to news, information, events, and photos that relate to my classroom throughout the school year. My classroom title is "Mrs. Butler's Third Grade Realm", featuring a knight in shining armor, a princess, and even a dragon! Our classroom motto this year is "DO your BEST, because *YOU* are WORTH it!

Our school-wide theme is "Oh, the Places You Will Go!"

This is the year that my students make the transition from lower elementary (Grades K-2) to upper elementary (Grades 3-5). Many new and exciting things happen in third grade. Here are just a few highlights:

*ELA (English Language Arts)-Beginning in third grade, we make the transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. We will be using the Journeys program that includes comprehension skills, phonics, spelling, grammar, genre studies and much more! Creative Writing will be integrated with all subjects.

*Math-Our 3rd grade curriculum includes units about multiplication and division, two-step word problems, elapsed time, geometry, fractions, and more!

*Science-We will be studying 4 units: (1) Inheritance and Traits, (2) Fossils and Ecosystems, (3) Weather, and (4) Forces.

*Social Studies-We will be learning about Michigan's history, economics, government, and more!

I am very excited to meet the new "Sirs and Ladies" (titles that I give my students!) who will be entering my realm in Room 14 on September 4, 2018. It's going to be a GREAT year!

My best,

Mrs. J. Butler
3rd Grade Teacher
Erving Elementary School
Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools

(734) 692-2212 Ext. 2314