Butler, J

Welcome to Mrs. Butler's

3rd Grade Realm

Dear Families,

Many thanks to all  who were able to come to Open House.  It was a pleasure to meet so many family members and share some of the things that we will be doing in third grade this year.  For those who were unable to attend, you will find a black folder included in this week's progress report.  

iChat Forms-Several parents submitted their iChat forms.  However, the office returned forms that were submitted to me that did not have a photo ID attached.  If your iChat form was returned to me, you will find it either in the black folder or in the plastic pouch.

I sent home our first Weekly Progress Report on Monday, Sept. 18th in a plastic homework pouch.  Please remove all the papers located inside the pouch and read through the Report page.  On this page, all test and quiz scores will be listed.  I will also list any missing assignments that a child might have.  

In the event that a student has a missing assignment, he/she should do the following:

  • Check in his/her desk and binder-it could be that they forgot to turn it in. (Also, check at home.)
  • Check in the "no name" file-it could be that they forgot to put their name on it.
  • If a duplicate copy of a worksheet is needed, the student is responsible to look in the "extra copies" file and get what he/she needs. (Typically, I don't gather missing worksheets for students and they need to get them for themselves.  The only exception is when a child has been absent.  When a student is absent, their assignments are placed on their clipboard, so they can easily find them when they return to school.)

Also included are all the assignments that your child completed.  Take all of the papers out and see how your child did last week.  There is no need to return them to me, unless your child scores 75% or less.  In that case, he or she has the option of making corrections and returning it by Friday (9-23-16) for a higher score.  (There are no rescores on Quizzes, Spelling Tests or Reading tests.)  During the 1st trimester, I will give the students the higher of the two scores.  In the 2nd trimester, I will average the two scores together.  For the third trimester, no more corrected papers will be accepted for higher grades, as we will be looking towards 4th grade where students won't always have that option.  

Weekly Homework Logs begin on 9-18-17
Weekly Home Reading Log- Students are required to read 60 minutes at home per week, beginning with the story in our Reading book.  This is to be read on Monday evening to an adult and the amount of time spent reading it needs to be recorded on the log.  (These logs will be kept in each child's take home binder.)  Then, the students have the remaining days of the week to complete their total 60 minutes.  Home Reading Logs need to be signed by a parent or guardian and are due the following Monday.  (10 points will be deducted from the child's grade for any Home Reading Logs that are not signed.)  This is a separate grade each week and failure to complete will result in a 0% grade.

Weekly Math Facts Practice Log Beginning this week, we will begin setting Math fact SMART goals to help students master their multiplication and division math facts.   Students are required to practice Math Facts for 30 minutes at home per week.  and maintain a log for their practice. Similar to the Home Reading Log, the math logs also need to be signed by a parent or guardian and are due the following Monday.  (10 points will be deducted from the child's grade for any Home Reading Logs that are not signed.)  This is a separate grade each week and failure to complete will result in a 0% grade.

Assignment Planners and Data Notebooks-Last week, we started using our daily assignment planners.  We will be filling it out each day.  To see what we are doing, please take a look at your child's planner.  (If you have not yet paid for your child's data notebook and assignment book, the amount due is $5.00.  If you have a financial need and are unable to pay, please send me a note so that I don't send you any additional reminders.)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 is picture day!  Wear your best smile!

Question of the Week:  What should your child do, when he or she is assigned to read a story in their Reading book, but the child left their book in school? 

This is NO problem, if you have online access.  I just added a new link on the left called "Think Central". This link gives step by step directions how to access both our Reading book and our Math book online!  I hope this is helpful!
 

My best,

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

(734) 692-2212 Ext. 2314