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Teachers:

Cindy Frankel, Rm 31 cfrankel@alamedaunified.org

Kathy Salcines, Rm 34 ksalcines@alamedaunified.org

Teri Suzuki, Rm 61 tsuzuki@alamedaunified.org

Todd Wolf, Rm 62  twolf@alamedaunified.org

 

 

 

Third Grade Life

Third grade is an important year in your child’s education as he/she transitions from what is often known as the “lower grades” to the “upper grades.” Expectations are that 3rd graders become independent, mature learners. In 3rd grade students progress from practicing basic skills to mastering them and then move on to developing more complex skills.

In 3rd grade, students will:

  • Read longer texts, including fiction and nonfiction chapter books, with an emphasis on comprehension.

  • Write structured and complex paragraphs which have more details and academic language.

  • Memorize their math facts and learn key math concepts. They will be expected to explain these concepts both orally and through writing.

  • Conduct in-depth, hands-on investigations to develop a greater understanding of science concepts and be able to record their observations, data, and conclusions in their science notebooks in a meaningful way.

  • Study the regions, cultures, and government of California’s past and present.

 

Third Grade Morning Routine

Ms. Frankel - Rm 31

  1. Drop off backpacks and lunches in a line on the last airplane closest to the media center.  Lunches go in the wagon.
  2. Library books go in the bin if it is Media Center day.
  3. Students are encouraged to participate in the walking club.
  4. When the bells rings, students walk over and meet the teacher on the black top for morning ceremony.
  5. After morning ceremony, Room 31 participates in morning exercise.
  6. After morning exercise, students will pick up backpacks and head into the classroom.

Ms. Salcines - Rm 34

  1. Drop backpacks in a line on the blacktop in front of Rm 34.
  2. Students can participate in the walking club or socialize with friends on the yard.
  3. When the bell rings students should line up with their class on the blacktop.
  4. If a child arrives while the school is saying the pledge, the student should stop and join the class after the pledge is complete and their backpack is placed with the others.

Ms. Suzuki - Rm 61 and Mr. Wolf - Rm 62

  1. At 8:10 students can place backpacks on the hooks by the classroom.
  2. Lunches go in the wheelbarrow.
  3. Library books go in the bin if it is Media Center day.
  4. Students are encouraged to participate in the walking club or line up on the black top.
  5. When the bell rings, students should line up on the black top with their class.

 

Teacher Websites

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Teri Suzuki