BACK TO Heritage Elementary
SCHOOL! “Dream, Believe, Achieve”
Welcome to Third Grade!
Hello from Mrs. Eubanks Be safe in knowing that no matter what the
My name is Melanie Eubanks and this is my third year day holds, your child will be taken care of in
of teaching third grade at Heritage Elementary. my classroom. I make a sincere effort to
Before coming to Heritage, I had the joy of working make sure that each child learns and has fun
with preschool, third, and fifth grade students. while doing it.
I am a graduate of Athens State University where I Parent/Teacher Communication
graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. At Athens
State, I received my B.S. in Elementary Education. I In a couple of weeks, you will begin receiving our weekly
hope to return to school very soon to obtain my class newsletter. “The Eubanks Enquirer” will keep you
Masters in Elementary Education. informed of classroom and school happenings. I will
give your child a paper copy the first time it is sent
out. I will then begin sending it via e-mail. I ask that
I absolutely love teaching, and I could see myself
you please print out the newsletter and place it in your
doing nothing else. I feel very blessed to be
child’s binder in the newsletter sleeve. Please sign the
employed here at Heritage Elementary. Last year, I bottom of the newsletter so that I know you have
had an amazing year with my students. It was viewed it.
amazing to watch the students grow in knowledge. I
also look forward to working with your child. I Students will bring a “B.U.G” binder home every day.
promise to work hard to ensure your child gets the This binder needs to stay in the child’s backpack and
quality education that he/she deserves. travel between home and school every day. More
information about the “B.U.G” binder can be found on
I look forward to working with you to help your child
succeed not only this year, but for the rest of
Graded paper folders will go home each Thursday
his/her life. (unless otherwise stated). On the inside cover is a
About Third Grade sheet titled “This Week’s Work.” Please sign this
document, so I will know that you have seen your child’s
work. Please help your child get into the habit of
bringing his/her folder back on Fridays. Also, please
Third grade is an awesome and exciting year. return ALL graded papers. I must keep these on file.
However, third grade will also be a Students will receive a sticker on their charts when
challenging year. Your child will be folders are brought back signed the next day (more
information about incentive charts can be found on
introduced to new math concepts, cursive
handwriting, more detailed language and
grammar skills, hands-on science Listserv is a great way for you to stay informed about
experiments, and independent reading. school events and important information. The principal
sends information via Listserv every week. To sign up,
I believe that third grade is a year of go to the school website and click on “Listserv.” Follow
growing independence. the directions.
E-mails are sent out very often! Be sure I have your e-
mail address for class news.
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There will be several reading activities happening
Feel free to e-mail me anytime as I check e- throughout each week.
mail at school and home very frequently. If
your child has special needs or concerns, you • A story for the reader will be assigned weekly
(most often with a vocabulary list). Skills that
may want to e-mail me as soon as possible to let
accompany the story will be taught and
me know. Help me ensure your child’s success
practiced throughout the week. Some
through positive communication.
assignments will accompany these stories as
homework. Students will be responsible for
Mrs. Eubanks’ Contact Information: reading their weekly story, writing vocabulary
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org sentences, and studying their vocabulary
Phone: 256-772-2075 during the week. The story of the week and
vocabulary list will be noted on the weekly
newsletter. Vocabulary tests will be given on
Fridays. Comprehension tests will be given on
• Sustained silent reading will happen daily. This
may or may not be Accelerated Reading (AR);
Classroom Subjects however, it will be encouraged. We will begin
working on AR goals after the students have
Spelling taken the STAR reading assessment.
A spelling pretest will be given on Monday. Students will keep an Accelerated Reading Log
Students scoring 100% will not be required to in their binders. The log will give you more
take the post-assessment given on Friday. information on your child’s reading range and
However, students who compact out will still be AR goal. Students will have the whole nine
week period to meet their AR goal. AR tests
required to participate in certain spelling concept
will not count against the students’ reading
lessons during the week. Please do not have your
grades; however, rewards will be given to
child study for the pretest. The pretest is
those students who meet their goals. We will
used to assess PRIOR knowledge. chart their progress in the classroom. The
English/Writing key is to motivate your child to read.
Your child will engage in several writing activities,
• The STAR reading assessment will be given
use correct punctuation, develop dictionary skills,
periodically during the year to evaluate
correctly use nouns, verbs, adjectives, and progress and set optimal reading levels for
pronouns in written and oral speech, etc. students.
Skill mastery will be assessed from writing • Small group instruction will be the primary
products and unit tests. reading strategy taught daily. Small group
instruction addresses individual needs and
Reading allows me to focus more on my students’
Your child will be given the opportunity and strengths and weaknesses in reading. While I
instruction to improve silent and oral reading, as am working with my small groups, the rest of
the class will be peer-discussing literature,
well as strengthen their comprehension through
doing reading activities from the class reader,
our AR program, chapter books and Harcourt
writing, applying language skills, or utilizing
Reading Series. Students will be given time in technology.
class to read silently from his/her AR book.
Reading strategies based on the Alabama Reading • Guided Reading will target specific reading
Initiative will be taught and reinforced during the strategies that improve student
year, so that your child will continue to improve comprehension.
his/her comprehension and oral reading.
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• Fluency is assessed in third grade through the
use of DIBELS. Students at the 3rd grade
level should be able to read 110 words fluently Math will be taught as a skill-building/review
by the end of the year. Therefore, fluency process using the Everyday Math and AMSTI
will be addressed weekly by read-alouds, programs. Hands-on materials will assist daily
poetry, and practice DIBELS fluency passages. activities that are practical (i.e. calendar,
Students will also be formally assessed on money, and elapsed time). There will be written
their fluency. More details about this assignments and homework.
assessment will be given to you at a later date.
Students are expected to have already
• Reading Logs – Students should read
memorized the basic addition and subtraction
approximately 15-20 minutes a night. The only
facts. During third grade, students should
way a child can improve their reading skills is
learn and memorize multiplication and division
by practicing. The practice should be fun!
Some strategies for making reading fun might facts through the 9’s; however, we will study
include whole family reading, read to a through the 12’s. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
big/little brother or sister, read to a friend or WILL BE ESSENTIAL with reinforcement of
stuffed animal, take turns reading with Mom all new and on-going skills. There will be a
or Dad, read something besides books – cereal weekly multiplication test given on Fridays.
boxes, comics, newspaper, recipes, game Please see the weekly newsletters for the date
the multiplication tests will begin.
• Students will be given a reading log at the Students will also be asked to write about daily
beginning of the year. I will e-mail you a blank
math experiences in a school-kept math journal.
copy, and again, I ask that you print out
several copies to place in the reading log Social Studies
section of your child’s binder. The reading log
should always be in your child’s binder in the We will be learning about communities around
reading log sleeve. Students will answer ANY the world as well as a study of Native
three questions on their reading log using the Americans, geography skills, map and globe
books they are reading. Students should not skills, American history and government, and
answer the same questions each week as they good citizenship. Research, note taking, and
need to work on all of the skills listed on the the writing process will also be taught within
reading log. The reading log does ask for this area.
parents to take 5-10 minutes to discuss and
record your student’s thoughts (only on one Science
question). I understand that you all have busy
Our science curriculum is enhanced with
schedules; however, if you are unable to fill in
AMSTI (Alabama Math and Science Technology
this section, your child can complete it
himself/herself. Students should only use
Initiative) kits that we receive through UAH
their weekly story out of the class reader one and FOSS. Each classroom kit is packed with
night a week when answering the questions. enough materials to last approximately six to
The other two nights should come from eight weeks. The kits include: Plant Growth and
reading material within their reading level. The Development, Earth Materials, The Human
reading log will count as a reading grade. Body, and Chemical Testing.
Reading logs will be due on Fridays. I will
periodically check your student’s reading log Health will be taught throughout the year in
during the week to make sure it is being
completed. Also, I will conference with
students often to discuss their reading logs.
We will do examples together in class before
students are given the assignment to complete
• Book reports may be assigned during the year.
Book reports will be assigned two weeks prior
to the due date.
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Cursive Handwriting Homework promotes self-responsibility,
establishes organizational skills, and provides
Cursive handwriting instruction will begin parents with information as to what knowledge
their child is mastering. You should expect that
immediately. Hand and paper position, posture,
your child will have some type of homework most
and letter formation will be practiced and
every day. The only time homework will be
rehearsed daily. Grading of an S (satisfactory)
assigned on Fridays is if your child has makeup
or N (non-satisfactory) will be based on
work or projects that he/she needs to complete.
improvement in legibility, neatness, slant, and
application. However, we will not begin writing You will always find the homework assignments
assignments in full cursive until we have learned written in the assignment notebook that is kept in
the proper formation of all upper and lower the “B.U.G” binder. I encourage you to set up with
case letters. your child a scheduled time for homework each
day. Students should be able to do most
assignments independently, but do help if it is
completely necessary. If you notice that your
Specials child is having trouble with a concept, please send
an email or jot a note to me on the assignment.
Projects are periodically assigned and the due
Physical Education date is given at that time. You should find your
Physical Education is required for 30 minutes on child’s homework worksheets in his/her “B.U.G”
a daily basis. For your child’s safety, please binder in the back pocket. If your child fails to
complete his/her homework at home, he/she will
have him or her wear appropriate shoes and
receive a warning on his/her “Work
clothing to school.
Study/Character Calendar”, complete the
Library homework assignment during recess, and lose 5
I have heard that we are on a flex schedule for points on his/her homework grade for each
library this year. This means that there is not missing assignment. Please refrain from bringing
a scheduled time for our class to go to the homework to school for your child.
library. Students will be sent to the library at
different times during the school day. Word Banks on Graded
If a word bank is provided on an assignment,
Art/Music will be provided on a rotating basis.
your child is expected to spell the words
For example, students will have art first
correctly. If your child chooses not to utilize
semester and music second semester.
the word bank provided, points (usually 2) will
Computer Lab be deducted from his/her grade.
Technology is incorporated across the
If a word bank isn’t provided, your child is
curriculum. Students have computer class once
encouraged to spell the words to the best of
a week for 30 minutes. Students will use
his/her ability. Your child will not be penalized
computers to practice keyboarding skills, work
if a word bank isn’t provided. However, he/she
on Success Maker, research, take Accelerated
must spell the word so that it makes sense and
Reader and STAR tests, and publish their
is identifiable by the teacher and student. If
writing. We will be doing a technology project
neither the teacher nor the child can read the
this year and you will be invited to view your
word, the answer will be marked wrong.
student’s technology project.
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Classroom Rules and CHILD’S WORK STUDY/CHARACTER CALENDAR in
the space provided if he/she failed to show
Discipline acceptable character during the day. Praise your
child for showing acceptable character and encourage
Discipline is necessary for the welfare of the him/her to accept responsibility for his/her actions
otherwise. Please keep ALL “Work Study/Character
students as well as the entire school.
Calendars” in your child’s binder throughout the
Therefore, we will act in accordance with the
guidelines set by the school. I am firm, yet Consequences
fair, about following classroom/school rules.
The rules will be posted and consistently
For each negative work study or character
followed throughout the school year. Please
behavior, students will receive a check on
discuss the rules and consequences with
their Work Study/Character Calendars.
your child. Your child should be encouraged
to follow the rules at all times. Students will
be taught the meaning of all rules during the No
first weeks of school. Rules will be practiced Great Day Positive Reinforcement
and role played for a clear understanding. Our First
classroom rules are: Offense Warning
1. I was not listening and/or not following Offense Student will lose 5 minutes
directions. of recess OR free time.
2. I was not truthful.
3. I was disturbing others.
4. I was not keeping my hands, feet, and Student will complete
other objects to myself. “Behavior Reflection Form”
5. I was not respecting others, school, and/
or my property.
6. I was not working and playing safely.
Third Parent will be notified by
7. I did not complete my assignments on Offense phone, email, or note.
8. I was not walking in the building. Student will lose 10 minutes
of recess OR free time.
Your child will receive a monthly “Work
Student will earn 10 minutes
Study/Character Calendar”. This in any of the following:
document breaks down our classroom
Work Study/Character Calendar - isolation in buddy
rules into 21 statements that will help teacher’s room.
make you more aware of your child’s - isolation in lunchroom.
behavior at school. If your child
chooses to break a classroom rule, you
*If misbehavior continues, detention will be implemented
will see a circle around a check mark,
and parent will be notified.
and a number written beside the check
mark for a particular day. Please join
Detention will be held on the following Wednesday from
me in helping maintain an effective
classroom by INITIALLING YOUR
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In our classroom, students will sit in groups. Many times during
the year, students will be asked to work cooperatively with their
groups. It is very important that students learn how to work
Work Study/Character Calendar
together and socialize.
Each day a student does not sign his/her “Work
Study/Character Calendar,” he/she will receive a Each group will be given a letter. For example, group A, group B,
money stamp. etc. Each day, the groups will start out with two marbles. These
marbles will be shown by two dots on the classroom board. The
groups can earn more marbles; however, they can also lose
At the end of each day, I or a student will draw to marbles.
see how much money the students will earn for not
having their calendars signed. The money amounts After the students leave at the end of the day, I will place the
number of marbles earned in each group’s box.
will range from 5 cents to 25 cents.
At the end of each semester, I will work with the students to
On Fridays, students will be given the opportunity divide the marbles up within their group. Students will be
to trade in their money for items in our Classroom allowed to take home the marbles that they have earned.
Store. On Thursday night, students should total Class
their money and write the amount down. Students
who have signed their “Work Study/ Character “Bucket Fillers”
After reading a story entitled Have You Filled a Bucket
Calendar” during the week will not be able to visit Today, students will realize that we all carry an invisible
the Classroom Store until the following week. bucket around. This bucket is full of our feelings.
When we are saddened by the events of our life or
negative words from a peer, our bucket is empty. When
Students may choose to save their money if they
I or other students see a classmate being kind to
would like. others or doing a good deed, the class will receive one
or more “warm fuzzies” to place in the bucket.
By having this type of reward, students learn money However, if students display a negative action such as
bullying or saying something inappropriate, they will lose
amounts, how to add and subtract money, how to
one or more “warm fuzzies” from the bucket. Our goal
save money, and how to do what many of them is to work as a team and to display good character.
already do well…spend money. Once the bucket is full, the class will earn a reward.
Stickers Grading Procedures
When students display good character or good
Grades in each subject will be taken from daily work
behavior throughout the day, they will receive
samples, tests, projects, teacher observation, rubrics,
stickers that will be placed on their individual checklists, etc. Letter and number grades will be used to
incentive charts. Students will also earn stickers indicate your child’s progress. The Madison City School
when they return signed Graded Paper Folders, System has adopted the following grading scale for all
Character Calendars, permission slips, report cards, students:
etc. (if they are returned the following day).
When a student’s incentive chart has been filled,
they will be rewarded with one of the following 89 – 80 B
• Buddy Lunch with friend 79 – 70 C
• Homework pass
• Five small marbles 69-65 D
• One large marble
64 – below F
6. Snack/Volunteer Calendar Sleeve ~ The names of
Back To School Parentstudents whose parents have volunteered to bring in snacks
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on Fridays will be listed on the calendar. Also, if you are the
reading or craft volunteer for the month, your name will be
PROGRESS REPORTS/ on the calendar.
REPORT CARDS 7. Reading Tab ~ Students will write their vocabulary words
and definitions on a sheet of paper and place their work
A progress report with your child’s academic behind this tab.
average will be sent home every three weeks. A
report card will also come home at the end of the 8. Reading Log Sleeve ~ Your child should complete any
nine-week grading period. Look for the exact three nights of the reading log. The reading log will be
dates for the reports to be sent home in the checked often to make sure that it is being completed and
weekly newsletter. Please sign the progress your child is keeping it in his/her binder.
report and report card and send them back the
9. AR Information Sleeve ~ An Accelerated Reading Log
next school day.
will be kept in this sleeve. This log with give you information
on your child’s AR goal and reading range. Students will use
B.U.G BINDER this log to keep up with how many points they have earned.
The B.U.G Binder will be used to help keep us
10. Language Tab ~ Behind this section you will find your
organized, and it will assist with things running child’s “Daily Proofreading” exercises. Also, practice
smoothly in our classroom. Listed below is a brief activities for language will be found here.
description of what is found in your child’s
“B.U.G” binder. 11. Editing Information Sleeve ~ Students will use the
1. Messages from School Pocket ~ The first pocket Editing Symbols sheet that is included in this sleeve to
to the left of the binder is for important notes. This correct their “Daily Proofreading.”
includes the monthly lunch calendar, work done in class
that will not be graded, any notes from the office, and 12. Assignment Notebook ~ Your child will write his/her
other communication that does not need to be assignments on his/her homework book each day. Please
returned to school. Please check this pocket daily and purchase an assignment planner from the PTA. I will assist
remove all material so that it is empty and ready to be a great deal with getting students prepared for their
used the next day. nightly assignment. It is your child’s responsibility to follow
my instructions, so that he/she has the correct homework
2. Zipper Money/Note Pouch ~ Please place all money assignment, and all of the material required to complete
sent to the classroom for pictures, PTA membership, homework goes home with him/her. Please check your
book orders, field trips, lunch, etc. in the zipper pouch. child’s assignment notebook daily to make certain all work
*Remember: All checks sent to Heritage should have a listed has been completed before going to bed at night.
valid driver’s license number written on them.
13. Math Reference Sheets Sleeve ~ Students may refer
3. Sign and Return Sleeve ~ This section will hold to the math reference sheets to help them complete their
forms that will need to be signed and sent back to math homework assignments.
school. Ex. Report Cards, Progress Reports, Field Trip
Forms, Notes from Teacher, etc. 14. Multiplication Information Sleeve ~ Students should
study the multiplication chart that is included in this
4. Newsletter Sleeve ~ This sleeve will house section. Also, we will use this section to record when your
classroom newsletters. The newsletter is entitled child has mastered each multiplication fact. Your child will
“The Eubanks Enquirer.” The newsletter will keep you work toward earning a Multiplication Sundae.
updated on classroom happenings and important dates.
15. Work Study/Character Calendar Tab ~ Please
5. Schedule Sleeve ~ Once the schedule has been remember to check your child’s “Work
finalized, students will receive a copy to keep in their Study/Character Calendar” daily.
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16. Homework Pocket ~ Any practice Students love having visitors read to them, as well as
worksheets or information about projects that help with various activities. Please let me know if you
have been assigned will be found in this section. have any special talents or ideas that you would like to
Please check this nightly. share.
Also, if you would like to help with parties, chaperone
Policies and Procedures field trips, or volunteer in any way, please complete
the Parent Roundup form and return it to me as soon
Illness as possible. Our room mother will be getting in
contact with you about bringing small snacks on
If you feel your child is not well, but you want
Fridays and having a parent come in and read or make
him/her to try coming to school, please don’t say
a craft with the students once a month. Anything
to your child, “If you are not feeling well by that you do will be greatly appreciated!
lunch you can come home”. Your child will watch
the clock and conveniently become ill at that Student Numbers
time. Instead, please send me a note, and I’ll
Each student will be assigned a number. I would
make sure that the proper precautions are taken
like for your child to write the number on all of
for the benefit of your child.
his/her homework and class assignments in the
Early Check Outs/Late Arrivals upper right hand corner of his/her paper. This
number system will help me identify student work
If you will be checking your child out early, please
when they forget to write their names, and it will
send me a note, so that I may have your child’s
also help me speed up the filing process.
assignment(s) ready upon your arrival. When
checking your child out early, please go to the Classroom Helpers
office first (not the classroom). The secretary
Children need to have responsibilities in order to
will then call our classroom to notify me of your
become responsible adults. Throughout the
arrival (this is less distracting to the class).
school year, students will have important jobs
When entering school late, this same procedure
that will contribute to the operation of our
must be followed; please note that it is important
classroom. Students will rotate jobs weekly.
for your child to arrive on time. This will teach
your child that being on time is important and will Birthdays
prove to be an important life-time skill. Birthdays are special times. If you would like to
celebrate your child’s birthday by bringing special
treats to school, please send me a note in
Any time your child’s mode of transportation advance. Before sending or bringing in treats,
changes, please notify me by email, phone or a please see and follow the Nutritional Guidelines
written note. that you will receive. You may bring the treats
PTA during our lunch period. There are ____
students in our class. Please make sure your child
I would like to encourage you to join the Heritage
brings enough treats for all of the students.
Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
(PTA). Membership in the PTA is an excellent Students will also receive a coupon from me for a
way to be involved in your child’s education. free ice cream treat from the cafeteria (to be
Please take the time to join at Open House or the used on or after their birthday).
first week of school, if possible. Prizes or
incentives are usually given for the classes in If your child has a dairy allergy, he/she will
each grade level obtaining 100% membership receive another small special gift.
first. I urge both parents to join if possible.
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Classroom library rules:
Students will be allowed to have a snack. If you 1. Find a book that you want to read.
would like your child to participate, please pack a 2. Place the index card that contains the
nutritious snack for your child to enjoy each day. book’s title and author in your number’s
Book Orders checkout sleeve.
Book orders will be sent home periodically. The due 3. Please do not get books wet.
date will be found in the newsletter. This is an 4. Please do not “dog ear” any pages. Use a
excellent way for you to purchase quality books at bookmark to keep your place.
discounted prices. Also, with the bonus points that 5. Return the book to the check-in box within
I receive, I am able to stock our classroom library a week.
with some of the students’ favorite books. Please 6. Be sure to write in the date when the book
complete the form thoroughly and return it along was returned.
with your check (made payable to Heritage 7. Take responsibility for any damage that you
Elementary) or you may order online on or before may have done to the book.
the due date. *If your child loses a book or damages it beyond
repair, I ask that you or the child please replace
Field Trips it.
Third grade field trips this year MAY include the
• YMCA swimming lessons
Student of the Week
• Botanical Gardens
• Cathedral Caverns Assignment:
• Space and Rocket Center Any items brought to school will be returned the same day they
• Huntsville Stars Game are sent. However the items are the responsibility of the
Parents will be asked to attend trips where extra student. Listed below is everything your child needs to do
help is needed. If we participate in the YMCA during their special week. The “Student of the Week” bag
contains most of the items needed to complete each activity.
swimming program this year, then I will need a
The bag will come home with your child on the Friday before
few parents to swap out days to accompany us.
their week. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETURN THE BAG
BY THE NEXT FRIDAY. It is very important for each child to
If students bring money or other items on a field know he/she is special. During your child’s special week he/she
trip, they will be responsible for these. may share anything about him/herself. This can be pictures of
family members, special occasions, special toys, awards, etc.
• Students/families should take our pet rock, Buggy, on
Classroom Library an adventure. The rock will be in the bag. The
adventure could be going to the grocery store, taking a
I am very proud of our classroom library walk, reading a book to our pet rock, or anything you
collection. Most of the books were either bought can think of to do with the rock. Students will write a
by family members or myself. Many of the books story about their adventures with Buggy.
were my husband’s when he was younger. Also, While your child is the Student of the Week, each day of the week will
several of my previous students donated books to consist of an exciting event or activity to honor him or her.
the classroom library.
• Monday: “The _____ Times” - Your child should bring at
least one photo of him- or herself to school. Also, he/she
Students are more than welcome to check out should complete “The _____ Times” in the binder and return
books from our classroom library. However, once it to school by Monday. The photograph may be attached to
the books are checked out, that book becomes the questionnaire.
the responsibility of the student.
• Tuesday: Favorite Book – The student should bring one of his
or her books to read to the class. Students can read the book
I have created a procedure students must follow
aloud to the class (if it can be read in less than 10 minutes) or
in order to help us all keep our classroom library give a book-talk if the book is longer.
organized and complete.
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• Wednesday: Estimation Jar - Students should fill or
partially fill the estimation jar that is included in the Parent Night
“Student of the Week” bag. The jar should be returned to
school on Wednesday. The student of the week should count
the number of items before bringing the jar to school. Just You are all invited to attend Heritage’s Parent
a hint, it may be a good idea to write the number down Night on ____________ at ____ p.m. On this
somewhere, so your child doesn’t forget. Items could night, you will be able to tour our classroom, and
include: toy cars, rice, beans, Q-tips, game pieces, cotton
I will be discussing classroom procedures and
balls, beads, baseball cards, marbles, etc. PLEASE NO
LIQUIDS. Edible items will no longer be edible due to the plans for the year. Also, I will be answering
germs in the estimation jar. questions that you may have. I look forward to
• Thursday: Parent Letter (Optional) - Parents will write a seeing all of you!
letter to the class telling us how special your child is to you.
Send the letter in a sealed envelope to school with your
child, and I will read the letter to the class at class meeting. Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup Labels
The content of the letter is up to you, but you may want to
choose from the following ideas: Describe special or funny
stories about your child for the class to hear, write a silly or Please remember to save Box Tops and Campbell’s
serious poem about your child, tell us some neat things we
Soup Labels. The school uses the proceeds to
may not know about your child, send silly or special pictures
with a letter describing the pictures, or write a short story purchase equipment and supplies.
with your child as the main character.
• Friday: “Buggy Story” – Students will share the story that
they have written about their adventures with Buggy. The
student will be recognized by his or her classmates and This year students will be responsible for
presented with a "Student of the Week" certificate. completing homework assignments and projects.
I am not at all against parents helping children. I
• Some games will be packed into the bag. Please try to play at
believe that one-on-one time is essential to
least one game with your child during their special week!
student learning. Parents are encouraged to help
• Before returning the bag, please complete an inventory their child; however, please refrain from
sheet. completing your child’s assignment for them.
• We will all make a Buggy Jr. at the end of the year!
Reminders Closing Statements
School Supplies Needed These first weeks of school will be a period of
adjustment for all of us. The students will be
• 4 small glue sticks
• 1 box of 24 crayons settling in, learning school and classroom rules,
• 1 box of colored pencils with sharpener and getting to know their classmates. They will
• 1 gross (144) of #2 pencils also be learning to be comfortable with me as
• 1 spiral notebook their teacher. Schedules seem to change
• 1 composition notebook
somewhat during the first few weeks of school,
• 1 graphing notebook
so I will send one home as soon as it is finalized.
• 5 packs of wide-ruled loose leaf paper
• 1 pack of dry erase markers with Please be patient and supportive so that we may
eraser smooth out all of the rough places, such as
• 10 pocket folders with prongs transportation, scheduling, etc.
• Zipper supply pouch
• one - 1 1/2 inch 3 ring binder (white with
clear pocket on front) with 5 divider
Open House Packet
Be sure to complete all the forms and
assessments sent home in the Open House
Back To School Parent Newsletter – Page 11
• Hello from Mrs. Eubanks
• About Third Grade
• Parent/Teacher Communication • “B.U.G” Binder
• Classroom Rules and Discipline • Policies and
o Work Study/Character Procedures
• Parent/Teacher Communication,
• Policies and
• Classroom Subjects • Rewards continued
o Individual • Student of the
o Group Week
o Class Assignment
• Grading Procedures
• Classroom Subjects, continued
• Classroom Subjects information
• Student of the
• Progress Reports/Report Cards
• “B.U.G” Binder
• Classroom Subjects, continued Assignment,
• Special Classes continued
• Word Banks • Reminders
Please detach and return
I have read and understand the information in the Parent Handbook
provided by Mrs. Eubanks.
Signature _____________________ Date _________
Please keep this handbook throughout the school year.
Parent(s) Comments and/or Questions