Miss Ellinor's Class

3rd Grade

About me

Hello! My name is Lindsay Ellinor and I am a graduate from the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Coaching. I played volleyball and softball while at UD and loved every minute of it!

I am from Freeport, IL, but currently live in Dubuque with two roommates. I have one older brother who graduated from Loras College. I enjoy outdoor activities and love staying active. My hobbies include playing volleyball and softball, shopping, and just spending time with my friends and family.

Becoming a teacher was never something I decided to do. It was something I was called to do.

Class Expectations

1. Students are expected to have all assignments completed and handed in on time.
2. Students are expected to respect themselves, classmates, teachers, authority figures, etc.
3. Students are expected to behave appropriately at all times and follow instructions.
4. Students should ask questions if they don't understand something. I am here to help!

Classroom Rules

1. Respect yourself, classmates, teachers, school materials, etc.-- If it's not yours, don't touch it without asking first.
2. Manners please--"Please", "Thank You", "Excuse Me", "You're Welcome" make for a positive learning environment!
3. No "put-downs"-- If a student insults or puts down a classmate, they must apologize and give the student 3 compliments.

Homework Policy

-Homework is expected to be completed and handed in the morning of the assigned due date. I will have a basket on my desk labeled "Homework" that the students will put their completed homework in when they walk in to class.
-Late work will be accepted, but points will be taken off. Every homework assignment is worth 10 points. For every day that the assignment is late, 2 points will be taken off. Ex: if an assignment is due Tuesday and the student hands it in on Thursday, they can get a maximum of 6 points.
*I do stress that even few points are better than getting a 0.

Disciplinary Actions

1. First offense results in a verbal warning.
* Any time a student is given a verbal warning, the parents will be notified. I will send a letter home with the student which the parent must sign and return to me. This is to provide an open line of communication between myself and the parents.
2. Second offense will result in student being sent to the "Quiet Corner".
* A desk set up in the corner in the back of the room for the "Quiet Corner". There are books and "Brain Games" there to help the student calm down and think about what they have done. When the student has apologized and proved that they are ready they may return to class. Parents will be notified.
3. Third offense will result in student being sent to the Principal. He will then decide what further action to take and if the child may return to class.
4. Fourth offense will result in a detention.
5. Any offense after the fourth will result in suspension.
* I have a zero-tolerance policy for violence in my class. If there is any act of violence from a student they will immediately be sent out of class to the Principal.
* Parents will be notified of any disruption in class caused by their child.

Field Trip!

Friday, Oct. 4th, 10am

3800 Arboretum Drive

Dubuque, IA

The class will be going to the Dubuque Arboretum to explore the different kinds of plants there!

Printable Worksheets

Below is a link for a website that has printable worksheets. You can print them off at home and do them your child for additional practice!