We have a very busy and exciting year in store for us! In our 3rd grade classroom, all students will enjoy a rigorous, challenging program that is engaging and appropriate for addressing each individual student’s needs. Your child will work toward meeting and exceeding Florida common core standards and toward acquiring the tools/skills necessary for his/her future, academically and otherwise.

Each student will have the opportunity to develop his/her reading, writing, math and other academic skills and knowledge through our reading and math programs and a wide variety of literature, hands-on activities, historical resources, scientific inquiry, manipulatives, realia, and technology. Students will be engaged in activities that develop higher level thinking skills as they work together to increase their knowledge and develop social skills. We will also participate in weekly enrichment programs for science, the arts, computers, and the library.

I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. However, I cannot do this alone. I need your help. We both need to be partners in the learning process. I appreciate home support in maintaining high expectations of classroom performance and behavior. I need each of you to encourage your child to do their best each day, have completed assignments, and help them study for quizzes, if necessary. I know with your help that we are going to have a great year!

Sincerely, Mrs. Tweed

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the classroom expectations?
1. Be Respectful- Best behavior

  • Be kind with words and actions
  • Use indoor voices when it is appropriate to talk and silence during instruction
  • Raise your hand to add to a class discussion
  • Keep the classroom clean and in good order

2. Be on Task – Best learning practices

  • Listen attentively
  • Follow directions the first time
  • Be efficient and productive

We use Class Dojo to keep track of our day.

What are the advantages to meeting classroom expectations?

  • Rewards
  • Get along well with others, creating an excellent learning environment
  • Feel good about yourself
  • Learn more
  • Get good grades
  • Earn privileges
  • Earn Class Dojo points

What are the consequences of not meeting classroom expectations?

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Loss of some privileges and a seat of opportunity
  3. Loss of all privileges, a seat of opportunity, and a note or email home
  4. Academic Improvement Community and probable loss of field trip for the quarter

Know What’s Expected