Homework packets are sent home in kid mail every Friday and due the following Friday.
Life Cycles Water and Weather PNW Natives Properties of Materials Pioneers
The first weeks of school are an important time to set precedent for the rest of the year. Please make sure your child arrives on time, well rested and after having a good breakfast.
Health - we will spend some time on getting to know each other and learning ways to work together.
Writing - our first unit is Narrative Writing. Students will learn how to write about small moments. Small moments are tiny windows of time. For example, maybe you went to Disneyland. A small moment would be explaining one part of the trip. An example would be picking one moment like a ride, or eating an ice cream, or the airplane trip rather than a long list of all activities. I like to explain to the kids that it is like painting a picture of a certain small moment rather than writing a newspaper report about the whole trip. Please brainstorm with your student about all the different things they can write about. The more ideas they have, the easier it is. Practice talking about small moments at the dinner table. It's fun and challenging to try to stick to one topic.
Math: Please read over the Family Math letters sent via email. Your student's membership to IXL is a great place to help your student practice what we learn in class.
Third grade is an important transition in reading skills. The focus changes from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and therefore the better the reader they are the more success they have at school. Please make sure you child has good books at school at all times.
Our first unit is Democracy and Citizenship. This is a great way to see how these principles can be applied to how we work and get along together in class.
Our first unit is a wonderful unit on Life Cycles. We use the Salmon to illustrate these concepts with a trip to the Salmon Hatchery.
Classroom Volunteer Application Now Online
We look forward to having you in our classroom. The volunteer application is now only available online. Please complete the Issaquah School District Volunteer Application here. Your volunteer clearance is valid for a year.
-Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Teacher Assignments available
-Mon, Aug 31 2015 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM Meet the Teacher
-1 First day of School
-7th Labor Day No School
-11th Popcorn Friday
-15th Picture Day
-17th Curriculum Night 6:00 -6:45 3rd grade 6:45-7:15 Staff And Specialist introductions in MPR
-23rd Volunteer Training 10:00 - 10:30 Challenger Library
-12th Teacher Work Day - No school
-15th Vision and Hearing Screening
-20th Picture Retakes
Instructions for Parents Paying Online
Go to the Challenger website:
Click on Pay Online.
Your user name is your Family Access username.
Your password is your last name. (Note: the username and password are case sensitive.)
Click on your child's name.
You should see a RED notification that your child has unpaid fines/fees.
Click on Pay.
Click on the Select box.
Click on Pay Selected Fines/Fees.
Click on Checkout.
Follow the check-out steps.
If you need assistance please call Danna at 425-837-7551.
My contact information
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Phone number: 425 - 837- 7592