Welcome to Third Grade!!
Welcome #TeamBurrfel families!!! I am so excited to be team teaching with Mrs. Welfel this year. This website is an excellent resource to find information on our classroom discipline plan, class dojo, report card guidelines, testing information, homework policy and so much more. Explore and learn! If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at my school email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-671-7125.
Kindness 180 is a year-long commitment that Eighth Street is making for our students and staff as 180 degree turn in order to promote kindness as a personal goal and lifelong endevor. Please follow our Facebook page to share photos and stories.https://www.facebook.com/Kindness-180-1926847454003976/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adw_wrPntOmN7mrhkmuGiA890y5bnOyEMYzqh-vlGQZ6WQ%3AAdxJyEjtfbWf4Dr7meAW7RoWKinYmxIBXVu-iviT6yq-Ng
Ms. Burrage’s Discipline Plan
The following goals have been established in my classroom and throughout the school to ensure a positive learning environment for all students as we SOAR about all others:
- Strive to do your best.
- Obey the rules.
- Achieve your goals.
- Respect teachers and others.
Our rules to help us achieve the SOAR goals are:
- Follow all directions
- Be kind and Be respectful
- Take care of your classroom and school.
Class Dojo is the fasting growing classroom management system in the country with one in every three teachers implementing the program in their classroom. Research shows that the classic "clip/color chart" is ineffective for collecting student behavior data and unsuccessful to correct or change behavior AND promote positive behaviors. My goal is to use Class Dojo to motivate my students to do the "right thing" and reward them for their positive behaviors. It also allows me to know when and why a student is not on tasking or making a good choice. It allows me to help the student more efficiently. I am ALWAYS happy to answer any questions about Class Dojo and the best part about Class Dojo is I am accessible any time right through the app.
Report Card Guidelines
Grades are taken for:
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
Within each of these subjects grades are broken down into categories and have weighted percentages.
English Language Arts is comprised of:
Foundational Skills (30%) Reading Foundational skills such as phonics, grammar, and reading fluency.
Comprehension (40%) Reading comprehension based assignments and assessments.
Communication (30%) Writing and speaking and listening activities.
Social Studies is broken into:
Performance Based Tasks (55%) assessments
Students are required to read for 20 minutes each night. Additional, optional assignments will be assigned as well. Students can read books from home, the libarary, or read on Epic (getepic.com) or through MyOn(log in through their student desktop portal). Students can take quizzes on Whoo's Reading!
Help is always welcome in the classroom. Fill out a volunteer form at the front office as soon as possible. The school will need to make a copy of your driver’s license or ID. If you do this early in the school year you won’t miss out on attending great field trips and other school events with your child.
I want to work with you because you know your child best. You know what works at home and you know your child’s interests.
Please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or schedule a conference throughout the year.
I look forward to having a wonderful year with you and your child.