A new year and a new opportunity to build relationships and experience learning together! Third grade will be the best year yet.
The following pages are goals and expectations for my class this year. I'm looking forward to a great year! Thank you for supporting your child in their growth and learning this year!
Meet your teacher
This is my 14th year or teaching, teaching and learning has always been my passion. It truly makes me a better person and I feel so grateful I get the chance to learn and grow with you this year. I have taught grades 1st-4th, but third grade is the best! I love the curriculum and I love the students. We learn a lot and have a fun time along the way.
I grew up in Austin Texas and over the years I have lived in many different states. I moved to Utah about 14 years ago and I don't think I'll ever leave, I love it here. The mountains are my absolute favorite!
Things I love to do: traveling, reading, spending time with friends & family, trying new recipes, attending museums & factories, and riding roller coasters.
A Few of my Favorite Things:
Color: All shades of green Drink: Diet Coke Holiday: Thanksgiving Subject: Math Candy: Take 5 Season: Fall Sport: Volleyball Flower: greenery Activity: Travel, read, movies, board games
My nieces in Texas: Bailey, Zaita, Sawyer, and Lexi.
My niece & nephew in Washington: Sara & Logan
More about me!
I'll always be a Texan.
Aside from teaching, traveling is my absolute favorite thing to do!
Sloths are 1 of my top 3 favorite animals!
I am always looking to explore and make memories. Found this cute little Icelandic horse during one of my adventures.
I love trying new things. Last summer I learned how to bake in France!
Expectations for Students
-Come to school prepared to work hard and learn! -BE KIND to yourself, to others, and supplies -Participate in class and share your thinking -Be respectful to all students and teachers -Be responsible for your learning and your materials
Expectations for Parents
-Be positive about your child's learning. -Encourage your child to have a positive attitude about their learning -Contact me immediately if you have any questions or concerns -Help when and where you are able, we are in this together!
Positive & Negative Consequences
Each student will be earning letters to spell KINDNESS. They will move their clip along the K.I.N.D.E.S.S. board. Each time a student goes above and beyond they move their clip one letter on the chart. Students can only move forward, never backwards on the chart. When a student "spells" KINDNESS by getting their clip to the final letter, they will be celebrated by the class, receive a certificate, and a small reward.
Students can also earn one or more of the following: -Positive prasie -A happy phone call home -Earn Dojo points to use towards class reward coupons -Leader of the week (a positive trip to the principal's office) -School wide award (Kindness dollar, kindness club, or class coin)
Students learn through their mistakes. This is a year to grow and learn together. I am a big believer in natural consequences and working through our problems. All students will be given a verbal warning and will discuss appropriate actions. I will work with parents and students when issues arise.
There will be times when students will need an opportunity to take a moment by themself and reflect their actions. During these times, they will will go to Think Time.
THINK TIME is a time and place for students to reflect on their choices. A student who has received a THINK TIME will go to another third grade classroom to fill out a form and take a quick break to cool down. The filled out form will be sent home for a parent signature and must be returned the following day.