Dear Third Graders,
WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE, and to Village Elementary School! We are Mrs. Gold and Ms. Brown and we are thrilled to be your teachers this year!
You should be very excited for this coming school year. In Social Studies, you are going to learn all about the amazing history of Montgomery Township as well as important facts about your home state of NJ! You are also going to study the fascinating Lenape Native American tribe who lived in New Jersey! In science, you are going to discover magnetism and electricity, and conduct some real hair-raising experiments! You will also study plant growth and development and grow your own plants & flowers! In math, you are going to be masters of multiplication and division by the end of the year! We’re going to do graphing, fractions, problem solving, geometry, and much more! I hope you have been practicing your addition and subtraction facts! And of course, we are going to be reading so many different book genres, and doing lots of descriptive writings along with them!
If you complete your homework each week, you can play Homework-opoly on Fridays and receive different prizes! I have beautiful little hearts that are used to fill up a jar if the class behavior is excellent. If the jar is full, the class wins a party! Also this year, you will get paid in Classroom Cash for doing your homework, being organized, responsible, and well-behaved. You can save up your Classroom Cash to win a variety of rewards! And we have a special visitor who sneaks into our room in the middle of the night. Who might this be? The Desk Fairy of course- searching for the cleanest and most organized desk. I hope you are neat!
You’ll need to come to school prepared with certain things. Our supply list is attached. Each day, bring to school a healthy snack and a book for IDR (Independent Reading) time. We have a huge classroom library if you’d prefer to get a book there.
Below, is our class pledge. We are asking you to TRY to memorize it, and be ready to recite it to us on the first day of school at Morning Meeting! This is your first homework assignment!
“I pledge today to do my best in reading, math, and all the rest. I promise to obey the rules, in my class and in the school. I’ll respect myself and others too, I’ll expect the best in all I do. I am here to learn all I can, to try my best and be all I am!”
Take a few minutes to check out Mrs. Gold’s website! It gives a lot of information about what 3rd grade will be like for you and your parents! There are also fun learning activities for you to do as well! www.mrsgoldsclass.com
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we can’t wait for you to join our class! Bring your brains, your smiles, and of course, yourselves! It’s going to be an extraordinary year!
Mrs. Gold and Ms. Brown