*Communication and ClassDojo: I am a strong believer in parent- teacher communication and will be using ClassDojo throughout the year. With your child’s login and password, you can access class information/ updates, your child’s behavior points and be able to communicate with me through messages. In addition to Class Dojo, email is an excellent way to communicate with me. I will respond back to you as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours.
*Wish List: Gently used Happy Meal toys, puzzles (with all the pieces), coloring books, Play-doh or any other indoor recess toys (in case of inclement weather).
*Volunteer: If you would like to help me prepare, please send a note or email. Most preparations can be done from the comfort of your home but it would be a huge help for me. Also, if you would like to volunteer for field trips, please let me know.
*Homework: I assign all homework on Monday and it is due no later than Thursday. Students can turn in homework any day on or before then (unless there is an absence on Thursday).
*Grading: In 3rd grade, we use a 4-point grading scale as follows:
1- Significantly below grade-level
2- Below grade-level
3- On grade-level
4- Above grade-level
*Behavior Policies: Students follow a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) code to ensure that everyone knows the expectations and behavioral rules of the school.
TCEA Arts Integration Curriculum, Teaching Philosophy and Mission/ Vision Statement: