Ms. Gaileys 3rd Grade Orientation2010-2011
Children FirstSchool Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:20. The tardy bell rings at 8:05. If your child comes at 7:50, he or she will be able to come to the room and get the day started!Please try to get your child here before the tardy bell.Please sign in at the front office and get a visitor/volunteer nametag.
Lunch and SnackLunch is at 11:55. Feel free to bring lunch to your child, but per district policy only for your child.When you come to eat with your child during lunch, there is now a visitors table for you and your child to sit. Fast foods can be brought for your child during lunch.Please send a nutritional snack and water bottle with a sports top.No Peanuts Please!
Activity FeeThe Activity fee is $18.00 and covers National Geographic Magazine, Science Lab materials, Corroboree, Arts and Crafts, two parties, and consumable materials. We will contact you about field trip fees at the appropriate time.
Dress CodeStudents should wear tennis shoes (no flip flops) and appropriate clothes for P.E. and recess.
AbsencePlease call the absence line if your child is sick.
Birthday TreatsBirthday treats can be passed out at the end of the day as long as they are non-edible.Since we follow the Foods of Nutritional Value Policy, cupcakes and cookies cannot be brought for treats.Frozen yogurt tickets may be purchased through the cafeteria for a class because it falls under FNVP.Birthday party invitations cannot be passed out at school.
Support Our School!Please support our school by :Joining PTABuying from our Innisbrook FundraiserUsing Kroger, Randalls, and Target share cards.Bringing box tops from General Mills.
CollaborationFace to face parents conferences are on the early release dates of October 27th, 28th, and the 29th.My phone number is 281-641-1561My email address is email@example.comLook on my web page on the Woodland Hills website and you can find: General informationA class calendar of any important eventsThe weekly spelling lists
Study SkillsStudy skills are filled out dailyThey show topics covered that day, homework for that night, and any conduct problems. Please review the study skills sheet nightly with your child and sign it.
Woody Wrap-upThe Woody Wrap-up is the weekly Woodland Hills Newsletter.Important information will also be sent via e-mail.
CurriculumTAKS Reading will be on April 27th.TAKS Math will be on April 26th.District Benchmark Assessments will be given throughout the year in science, math, writing, and reading.
TutoringTutoring will be available in math and reading for those students who may be having problems when the need arises.
Word StudyThe children will use Word Study practices to work on their words. New words will be introduced on Monday and then tested on Friday.
ReadingReading will involved Readers WorkshopWhole group reading lessonsStructured independent readingTeacher guided group lesson
Reading Counts and RIOTReading Counts is a required part of 3rd grade.RIOT (Reading Instead of Television) Calendars will come home monthly to keep track of at home reading. If all calendars are returned, the child will earn a trophy at the end of the year.
Writers WorkshopWriters Workshop will occur dailyWhole group writing lessonIndependent writing timeShare time to celebrate their work
Progress ReportsProgress reports will go home at the 4 week mark.Every child will get a progress report covering the first 4 weeks of school.Only children with unsatisfactory progress will get progress reports for other reporting periods.Report cards will go home every 9 weeks. The first goes out on October 29th.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful child with me! I look forward to a very exciting year!