WELCOME TO THIRD
Thank you for coming.
Tonight I hope to help you gain a better
understanding of the work your child will be doing
throughout this school year.
I look forward to working in partnership with you this
year to support your child to develop socially,
emotionally and intellectually.
Please take a moment to take a look around the
classroom and look at what your child has left out
for you to see.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME– PAUL JOHNSON
(FEEL FREE TO CALL ME PAUL, MR. J, OR MR. JOHNSON)
2nd year at AISD
7 years teaching in a public
school near Seattle, WA
National Board Certified
-Middle Child Generalist
o I have a three year old named
Bo, and my wife,
Nora Strauch teaches Grade 1
here at AISD.
I love to read, ski, garden, cook, surf, climb mountains, fly-fish, travel with Nora & swim with Bo.
I am passionate about making learning fun, meaningful, and relevant to the world that we live in.
Each day through constant goal setting and small group interaction I work to meet each student’s
individual needs. It is important that each and every child is challenged, but also feels like he or
she is growing in a nurturing and safe setting. I look forward to getting to know all of you this year!
CAROL PREWITT, SUPPORT TEACHER
VARSHATRIPATHI, TEACHER’S ASSISTANT
Push-in (in class)
Pull-out (during modern language)
Areas of Support:
School hours: 7:45 to 1:40 Tuesday
7:45 to 2:40 Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Recess and Lunch 12:20-1:00
Day 1- Spanish
Day 2-PE, HCS
Day 3-PA, Spanish
Day 4-PE, Library
Day 5: PA, Spanish, Art
Day 6-PE & PA
Day 7: HCS
Day 8: PE
CLASSROOM AGREEMENT &
AISD Vision: Preparing students to become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
As teachers we expect students to manage their behavior to the best of their ability so
that they can function independently in class as well a collaboratively in groups.
The students developed the following agreements they felt were important in order to
achieve this goal:
Help Each Other & Cooperate
Listen to Others
Do your best
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Honest
UNITS OF INQUIRY
•Water: River Systems
•The Human Body
•People Helping People
•Looking Into the Mirror
We cover six units of inquiry in which we try to
incorporate all areas of curriculum. Each unit last
approximately six weeks. Our Unit Work often provides
great interest and excitement in our classrooms, as we
explore the following fascinating topics and issues:
As a part of our unit of inquiry on water, students of grade 3 will record the amount of
water used at home over seven days. Students will tally daily household use of water
on tally sheets for a week in September.
Our goal is to record the amount of water used, analyze the results, and identify ways
we can help to conserve water at home. Students will record, compile, graph, and
analyze their data.
Thank you in advance for your support of this environmentally aware project that
includes math skills as well as the use of technology.
River Field Trip
September 8th or 10th Permission Slip Coming Soon
Small group mini-lessons focused on comprehension
Reader’s Theater focused on fluency
Word Work- Structured Word Inquiry/Words Their Way
oWhole or small group mini-lesson
oGuided writing and conferencing with children
6 Traits of Writing Guides Instruction
Our mathis designed to be interactive, encouraging students
to build upon
their natural curiosity to investigate
and understand the world around them. Our goal is for
students to think and reason mathematically. This year we
will continue to work on integrating math across the
Our major focus in third grade:
•Multiplication and Division
•Subtraction across zeros with regrouping
30-40 minutes per night including at least 20 minutes of reading every night.
Research has shown that reading is the MOST important indicator of school
help your child set up a homework area with supplies
please sign your child’s planner
Homework reinforces learning in school
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
o I look forward to working in partnership with you this year to help
support your child academically, socially, and emotionally.
o If you have an area of expertise that you would like to share with
the class, or know someone who has a connection to something
we are learning about please let me know.
Cell phone: 01713396753
Send a note with your child
Make an appointment
Conferences: Student-Involved November 5th
A FEW LAST THINGS
Buddy Classroom/Blog/Dietary Restrictions
Things that should come home each night & then returned to
school (book bag, planners, Homework Folders, any school
journals or folders associated with homework)
(if anything changes, please contact Kavya by 12:00 noon)
Please write a note to your child