• Jamie Friedel

    Third Grade
    Voice Mail (908)735-8512 ext. 112

    You can reach me most easily via email or the Remind App.
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    Please clip and save boxtops! It is REALLY helpful with counting if you glue them to the form rather than sending in loose boxtops. Click here for a printable version of the form.
    Strings lessons being next week. Violins & violas will have lessons on Tuesadays. Cellos will have lessons on Wednesday. Please bring your instrument and music the day of your lessons. All instruments should be kept on the rack in the bus lobby in the primary wing.
    Word Study
        Third graders will continue their work with Fundations this year. We will keep you updated as to our homework and assessment expectations as the year gets started. 
    Our reading and writing workshop is one my favorite times of the day. I love watching the students grow as the year progresses. We will start out slowly and work to get back in to our routine in the first few weeks of school. I will talk more about this at Back to School Night. It will be a huge benfit if your child comes to school the first few days with something to share in their writing about what they did over the summer. Maybe even include a picture or two in their folder to help "jog" their memory. 
    A yearly reading log will be coming home shortly after the start of school. It should be completed daily at home. Students are asked to read a total of 60 minutes a week (assuming it is a full week of school). You may break these 60 minutes up any way that works for your family. If you skip a night, just read extra the next night to make up the difference. Please make sure that you track the reading on the log and return the log each Friday (or the last day of the school week). Students may use their reading log to keep track of their 100+ Book Club reading, no need to complete 2 different forms. 
    We will continue to use GO MATH in third grade. This year student workbooks will be sent home each night with the homework. It is important that the books be returned the next day, regardless if the homework has been completed. Your child will not be able to participate in class the next day if it does not. Also, I will be sending home an XtraMath login for your child to practice their math facts at home. Mastering multiplication facts in third grade is IMPERATIVE.  
    Social Studies
    Third grade homerooms stay in class for Social Studies. We will start our year talking about the regions of the United States. I'm excited to hear about all the places the students have been able to visit! We also study Government, Colonial America/Revolution War, Slavery, & Economics.
     Students will be learning about weather, animal traits & habitats, force & motion, electrical & magnetic force.
        NOTE: We will not be having snack in our classrooms. This allows you to pack your child any snack you would like. Please provide a healthy snack for your child on a daily basis throughout the year. It is also fine for them to have a bottle of water to drink throughout the day.


    3rd Grade Daily Schedule 2019-2020astrokid

    8:30-8:45 Homeroom

    8:45-9:40 Reader's Workshop 
    9:40-10:20 Writer's Workshop
    10:20-10:35 Snack in APR
    10:35-11:33 Math 
    11:33-12:19 WIN
    12:19-12:49 Lunch

    12:49-1:22 Recess
    1:22-2:05 Specials
    2:05-2:45 Science/Social Studies

    2:45-2:50 Pack Up

    2:50         Bus Bell

    3:00         Dismissal 


    Be sure to check my homework page for nightly assignments.


    General Homework Information:
    • Homework will usually be assigned M-TH in Math and possibly Word Study. More to follow on Word Study homework once we begin.                  
    • Math homework will be carefully assigned to ensure that students are practicing skills that have been covered in class.
    • From time to time we all have situations at home which may interfere with homework completion. If this should happen, please send an email or a note if extended time is needed. I'd also like to be informed if the total homework for the night is taking your child, as an average, more than 40 minutes to complete.
Last Modified on September 12, 2019