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Stephanie Sunseri
Third Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
936-709-1600
7420 Crownridge Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382









Save the Date:
3/1 Reading benchmark
3/ 8 - Soc. St. Benchmarlk
3/13 - 3/17 - Spring Break
3/24 - Report Cards
3/25 - spring Carnival










Donations Needed:

Sticky Notes!!

Highlighters
EARBUDS



           Our Schedule:

8:00    Announcements

8:05    Word Study/Language/ Writer's Workshop

9:05    Specials

9:55    Guided Reading/ Literacy Centers/  Social Studies

11:15   Switch

11:45    Recess

12:05    Lunch

12:40    P.A.W.S.

1:10      Writer's Workshop/ Guided Reading/ Literacy Centers/ Social Studies

3:10 Dismissal




                         Current Studies:                                        Homework:

Reading
Poetry
  • Spelling sentences for homophones due on Thursday
  • Spelling test on Friday
  • "Listen Rabit" due Friday

Writing

  • expository
  • Responding to literature in letter form



Social Studies
Econmomics and famous women
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Policies and Procedures:

Tardies and Absences            School begins at 8:00
Every day is an important day at school; something new is always being taught. Even the first ten or fifteen minutes of each day can affect your childís success. Students who arrive even a few minutes late tend to be less organized and prepared than the students who arrive on time.

Academics
Spelling
Each week there will be a new rule or sound taught. These words will be tested via 5 dictation sentneces at the end of the week.

Vocabulary
Each week new content vocabulary will be taught and tested within the context of a particular subject. Vocabulary won't be taught and tested in isolation.

Reading
Third graders at Bush Elementary are required to do at-home reading at least 20 minutes per day. As part of the Reading homework, your child will write the title and page numbers they read in their planner each night.

Writing
Third graders will be focusing on the writing process throughout the year. We will be writing every day in order to build their comfort level and stamina in writing. Our two areas of focus include persoanl narrative and expository writing.


Social Studies
Our goal this year is to create enduring understanding regarding communities and how they develop, about government and about technology over time.


Homework
Your child will usually have homework four days a week. A homework binder will go home every night. The binder will contain several divider sections that you will need to check. Each night, please check the planner for any assignments and notes for that evening. After checking the planner, please sign by that day's date. One divider section may contain completed work that is not being saved for the Tuesday Folders. This daily work is for you to go over and keep.

Occasionally, your child may need help with a homework assignment. We support your willingness to work with your child, but would appreciate a note if you feel your child had a great deal of difficulty with the assignment. This will let us know if we need to reteach this concept or skill to your child. A good rule of thumb (one that we use in school) is to resist the urge to take the pencil out of the child's hand. We encourage help with editing, etc., but the student should write corrections.

Please help your student develop responsibility and come prepared with assignments completed on time. They must return the homework binder each morning! This will allow the teachers to monitor closely each day's progress.

Conduct
Third grade rules:
Be safe
Be responsible
Be respectful
Be prepared
Follow directions

Rewards: Appropriate behavior will be recognized with classroom recognition, positive notes, and/or phone calls home. We also have a Bush Bucks system that I'm sure your child would like to tell you about.

Consequences: Students who receive a conduct mark for behavior will bring home a red behavior slip. Your child will have written a sentence on the slip explaining each problem. Please sign and return it the next day, so that the teachers know that you are aware of the situation. Children are sent to the office only after many teacher interventions, or immediately, in the case of a serious infraction.

Every Friday, we will send home a red conduct folder. In it you will find a monthly calendar. On the calendar, we will record your child's conduct grade for the week. The chart details specific problems, if any. Please sign the calendar where indicated each week, and return the folder on Monday. We believe this system will give you a clear picture of your child's week. It will also help you understand your child's conduct grade on the report card.

An S on the report card indicates Satisfactory behavior, appropriate for a third grader. E's are given for excellent behavior, NI means Needs Improvement, and U means the conduct is unsatisfactory.


Tuesday Folders
Graded papers will be sent home each week in a “Tuesday Folder.” Papers with a failing grade must be signed and returned. On a week with a Monday holiday, the Tuesday Folder might not be sent until Wednesday.

This folder will usually be packed with information from the school office such as the Bush Banner, important notices, and items from the PTO. It is very important that your child return the Tuesday Folder the next day.

Parent communication
Communication is very important for academic success. Progress reports will be sent to all students after the middle of each grading period. Conferences are offered twice a year (one mid-fall and one mid-spring). In addition, the teacher or parent may schedule a conference on an as-needed basis. This can be held by telephone or in person. If you would like to schedule a conference, please send a note or e-mail.
        Email address: ssunseri@conroeisd.net
Supplies
Please help your child be responsible and prepared for school each day. Set aside a special place at home to collect school supplies in the evening so your child will be ready for the next day. Please place water bottles in an outside pocket or put them inside a heavy plastic bag. Many books have been ruined by contact with water bottles.

Snack/Water
Since our lunch is very late this year, please send a quick, healthy, easy to eat snack for your child to eat each day. They will also need a water bottle that can be refilled during the course of the day. Sports top bottles help to prevent spills.

Lunchtime
You are welcome to eat lunch with you child . Please wait for us in the main hallway or the cafeteria. All students at Bush have Silent Time during the first and last five minutes of lunch to encourage them to finish all their food and clean up for recess time. Parents say goodbye to children at the beginning of the last Silent Time.

Birthdays
We love to celebrate birthdays! If you choose to bring in a small treat to share with the whole class, please plan on delivering them to the classroom at the end of the day.

Dropping off items
If your child has left something at home, you may drop it off at the Drop-Off Table outside the front office. If it is a lunch, your child will check the table before lunch. We try to limit distractions during our precious instructional time.

 Rainy Days / Transportation changes
You will be asked to send a note at the beginning of the year stating your alternate plan to be followed on rainy days. If you have transportation changes, please follow Bush school policy.
Transportation changes must be submitted via a written note or fax. We cannot accept e-mails for this purpose. If you decide to pick up your child with the building, you must stop in the front office to sign your child out.

Student of the Week
All third grade students will receive a poster that resembles a newspaper page near the beginning of school. Homeroom teachers will explain the assignment, and give the due date at that time. The posters will be hung in the third grade hallway on a rotating basis as a way to introduce your child to other third graders.






 

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.