I am so grateful to have your child in my classroom!
We have a year planned for your child and will put forth efforts to ensure they are successful. We are looking forward to working together as we dive into new and exciting lessons.
This year, your child will have 2 teachers:
Miss D. Clarke and Mrs. S. S. Sánchez (myself)
Miss Clarke will be teaching your child their English Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Writing) and I will be teaching Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Third grade will be an exciting year for a few reasons. Children will be learning to be more thoughtful learners and writers.
As third graders, students will be taking the STAAR exam in Reading and Mathematics. Throughout the year, your child will take pratice STAAR exams which we call Benchmarks. In May, your child will take their actual STAAR test for the very first time. Both of your child’s teachers will do their very best to prepare each and every student so that they are successful. Attendance on a daily basis is key to achieving this goal as well so we need your full cooperation. Throughout the year, we expect third grade students to build their independence as they learn the importance of organization, accountability, work habits, respectful behavior and safe practices.
We are eager to work as a “teacher and parent team” to help make your child’s overall learning experience is a positive and challenging one. Remember, the educational process begins at home. We are only a tool for your child. To help build on that education, we need a “helping hand” and that hand belongs to you!
There are so many wonderful experiences your child will have throughout the course of this year. It is our hope that they become independent learners who will build confidence and a lifelong love of learning.