It's Almost Spring!

Mrs. Graham's Third Grade Class

Field Trips

We will be going on a field trip to the Carolina Aviation Museum on Friday, March 17th at 9:45 AM. If you would like to chaperone, please let Mrs. Graham know ASAP. We will also go on a field trip in April to the movies to see Born in China. The time and date TBA.

Interactive Black History Wax Museum

We have worked very hard this past month on our projects! They are now up and running. You may come by to view them at anytime. All projects are located on B hall. If you need help, a student volunteer can help you navigate the museum.

Raz Kids @ Home

Your child can use Raz Kids at home! Just use the link below. The teacher's name is:


Lgraham12


https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

Homework Changes

The EOG's are coming up soon! In order to focus more on reading longer passages, your child will have a reading passage (or 2) for homework every week. This will help them build endurance while reading. The passages are very similar to the way the EOG will be organized. Because of this, I have decided to eliminate Word Work (which we will do in class) from homework.


  • Math
  • Reading Log (reading for 20 minutes)
  • Reading Passage (due by Friday)
  • Reading Response (Response to a book of your choice)
  • Science/Social Short response question written in your child's HAB (This is occasional)

Behavior Plan Change

Because my students are doing so well, I have decided to change our behavior plan. Instead of the stick, we will use a classroom economy. Students will have the opportunity to earn "money" for doing well in class. They can also lose money as well. Every two weeks, they will have a chance to shop for small items in our classroom store. If you would like to donate anything, please let me know. Here are some things that would be beneficial for our store:


pens

pencils

notebooks

erasers

crayons

markers

coloring books

stickers

small candy

small toys

books


As always, you can find this stuff at THE DOLLAR TREE, even the books!

Multiplication Incentive

I have made a deal with my students. If they are able to complete their multiplication tables, I will make them a FREE cup! So keep practicing!

EPIC! Reading club.

Dear Families,

I'm writing to let you know about a fantastic reading resource we're using in our classroom that you can use at home, too! It's called Epic!, the leading children's online library, with unlimited access to 20,000 high-quality books for kids 12 and under.

Epic!’s award-winning library includes instant access to thousands of Fiction, Nonfiction, Read-to-Me books, Spanish books and more. Epic! is great for nightly reading and learning.

When you subscribe to Epic!, you're not only helping your child develop a love of reading that will benefit him or her for a lifetime, you're also helping support your child‛s classroom.

Every month you subscribe to Epic!, Epic! automatically gives points back to our classroom, which will be used for books and supplies that benefit the classroom.

Epic! is completely free for 30 days, and $4.99 per month if you choose to continue using Epic! at home.

Go to www.getepic.comUse Class Code K9A2Xto access Epic! at home FREE for 30 days and begin earning points for our classroom

Thank you for supporting your child’s reading and our classroom.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Graham

Links

There will be links posted below for extra practice with math or reading skills.

Behavior Plan



For behavior management, we will be using the color system. Based on their behavior, students will move their clip up or down the stick ( a picture of it is below).


Red= Superb day! (Students will get to choose something from the treasure box)

Orange= Excellent

Yellow=Great

Green= Ready to Learn

Blue=Warning

Purple= Teachers' Choice (timeout, brief office visit)

Pink= Parent contact & Office


Everyday, each student starts on green.

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Mrs. Graham's Contact Info

Feel free to contact me!


lashondray.graham@cms.k12.nc.us