Mrs. Edelmann's Class Newsletter
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Third Grade Happenings: September 2019
Important Dates and Reminders
September 16 - Parent Night @ 5:30-6:45pm
* All parents will start in the gym for a presentation from Mr. Walshire. 3rd Grade parents will stay in the gym for a presentation on 3rd grade curriculum and other information. We will leave time at the end for you to visit your child's classroom where they have prepared a little something for you. Time is limited, so if you have questions, comments, or concerns, you can always contact me after Parent Night as well! Hope to see you all there!
*Students will either have a home link page for homework or an assigned iXL skill for homework. This can be found at ixl.com or the iXL app on your child's iPad. Skills can be found highlighted in yellow or stared under the recommendations tab. Please reach out if you need help navigating through this process. We do track progress and can verify time spent on skills.
Technology is an ever-changing part of our lives and will continue to make in impact on our lives and in ways that seem unimaginable. Throughout the year in each of the academic classrooms as well as in their Technology (STEM) special, computer skills will be taught and reviewed frequently. We will use several programs that are available to help us work on these skills.
We see these programs as an asset in working on computer-based testing skills, and helping to master math and reading concepts. We are fortunate to have access to an online program, www.ixl.com, which follows our curriculum closely. We will use the program within the classroom to master and review key concepts. However, we want you and your child to be aware that the program can be used outside of the classroom on an unlimited basis. We see IXL Math and reading as an excellent opportunity for extra practice at home. We hope you encourage your child to work with IXL!
Student Log-In to IXL:
1. Go to www.ixl.com
4. Choose grade and skill
iPad Care Over Long Weekend
There is Still Time to Sign Up for Seesaw!
Stay connected to your child's learning through Seesaw! I will communicate with families through the Seesaw app! Your child will post projects, reflections, and more to share their learning directly with you. I'll also use Seesaw to send you messages and reminders. Seesaw is private; you'll only see posts created by your child.
- Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/695-656-404
- Choose your child from the list
- Create your account
- Once I approve you, you can see content from your child
After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.
If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the 'Sign in' tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.
3rd Grade Happenings: August 2019
First Full Week
iPads will be going home starting Tuesday afternoon to those students who have take home rights. We ask that students use this time to get into the routine of just getting the iPad home, charging it, and getting it back to school.
Start of Another Great Year!
PBIS: Prepared and Respectful Together
As a Third Grader, your student should be very familiar with our expectations after our overall review. We will also use Second Step, our social emotional learning curriculum, to continue to review expectations and ensure success in following them throughout the year. However moments may arise in which students do not make the right choices. In these situations, the following procedures will take place:
- First offense: Student is retaught expectation and given a verbal warning to follow expectation.
- Second offense: Student connects with the teacher to identify the unwanted behavior and review the expectation on the PBIS matrix.
- Third offense: Student and teacher work together to have student complete Behavior Reflection Sheet. The teacher and student then brainstorm strategies to use in the future in order to follow expectations with success. The reflection is sent home and should be signed by a parent and then returned to school. Teacher will document behavior as a minor.
It is important to note that by documenting the behavior, I am collecting data in order to help your child reflect on their own behavior and make better choices on their own. If the behavior improves, we celebrate that success! If the behavior does not improve, I have data that will help me decide what other methods or interventions to use in order to support your child more.
My goal this year is to provide specific feedback on your child's behavior to motivate them and build a positive working relationship in the classroom!
If you have further questions, please reach out to me.
Birthdays this Month!
Thaddeus - September 7th