Music- Monday’s and Wednesday’s
PE- Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (please remember PE shoes on these days!)
Library- Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
In Mrs. Ludemann’s 3rd grade classroom, we eat while we work, so snacks will be anytime throughout the day that your child feels hungry. I will not provide snacks so please be sure to pack brain power foods!
Book orders will be sent home the beginning of every month and due the middle of every month. Please make checks payable to Mrs. Ludemann and not to Scholastic as it will delay the orders. Let’s read to earn some free books for the classroom!
I was taught to never turn down a helping hand! If you would love to become a parent volunteer for your third grader’s school year, we would love to have you. However, all parent volunteers must be fingerprinted before volunteering. This can take 4-6 weeks to process so please keep that in mind. Stop by the school office to ask for more information.
Our third grade class will be bringing home planners every night. In these, your student will be writing their homework assignments, any classroom reminders, and their financial earnings or losses for the day. Because I believe the parent-teacher connection is important to enusre success for each student, I am asking that my students have their parents sign the planner each day. This gives parents a snapshot of what we are learning in our classroom and students the opportunity to talk about how their day went. Please feel free to write concerns, absent notes, or anything else in the planners as I check them every morning!
I will begin assigning homework closer to the end of September. Many days, it might simply be work that your third grader didn’t finish in class. Generally, I believe that homework should: only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete, be a review of what Mrs. Ludemann has taught in class, and be Goldilocks (not too easy, not too hard!).
In third grade, we will be earning and spending our own classroom money. This will double as our classroom management system. Students will receive a job assignment in the first few weeks of school and begin earning a monthly salary. They will be expected to pay rent on their desks as well. They can earn extra money through bonuses by following classroom rules, actively participating in their learning, and being superstar third graders. On the other hand, they can lose money through fines by disrespecting others, turning in homework late, and being off-task.
Don’t worry! We aren’t all work in third grade! We will also have fun at the conclusion of every month where students can spend the money they worked so hard to earn at our classroom auction or store.
Having our own personal economy will provide the students with the great opportunity to learn about financial responsibility. So don’t be surprised if your student comes home with questions about paying rent or regretting overbidding at an auction. I believe our class will enjoy themselves and learn a lot about making responsible decisions and saving skills.
I believe communication is one of the most powerful tools teachers and parents can use to help our students achieve success. If you have questions at any point during the school year there are a number of ways to contact me!
Phone: 307-283-1227 and leave a message with the ladies in the office
READ ALOUDS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:
Frindle by Andrew Clements
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Please see the document attached below on great tools and ideas to help your child with reading at home!