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Mrs. Van Dyke

3rd Grade - Spencer Pointe
dvandyke@nlsd122.org

Classroom Procedures

Here you will find helpful information about our classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Grading:

As we get into our routine, you should see schoolwork posted to your child's Seesaw account and schoolwork papers come home in your child's folder throughout the week. Please click HERE to access the grading system for our classroom. 

 

Homework:

Math Homelinks will be assigned most nights Monday through Thursday. Math Homelinks should be a 5-10 minute review of the skills we have learned and practiced in class. Homelink workbooks will be kept at home. Please have your child complete the assigned Homelink and return it to school the following day. Should you have any questions about what the answer should be, please reference the Unit Family Letter in their Homelink workbook at the beginning of each unit. The answers to the Homelinks can be found on the last page.

A Refrigerator Copy for ELA will be sent via email with the weekly newsletter on Fridays. Please use this as a reference for our weekly skills, spelling words, and stories that we will be working on the following week. We will be practicing spelling words in class throughout the week. We encourage students to practice spelling words and read each night. Students will be assessed on their spelling words on most Fridays. 

For questions on what homework assignments your child has for the week, please reference the Homework and Assignments tab located on the right sidebar of our class webpage.

 

Classroom Management:

In our classroom, we use CHAMPS and a clip chart system. All students have the opportunity to move up the clip chart for making great choices and can also move down the clip chart for making choices that do not follow our school and classroom rules. Please click HERE for more details on our clip chart system.

 

Mystery Readers:

In our classroom, we have mystery readers! A mystery reader is a surprise guest who comes to share their favorite story with our class. A mystery reader can be a family member, neighbor, or friend. For more information on mystery readers and the form to sign up, please click HERE.

 

Birthday Treats and Parties:

Birthdays will be celebrated at school and in our classroom. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in our classroom in May. District Policy does not allow treats to be sent to school for a child's birthday. 

There is also a policy regarding invitations to an individual child's party and gifts in the Parent/Student Handbook. It states, "Party invitations or gifts for classmates should not be brought to school to be distributed. Items such as these are of a personal nature and should be distributed outside of school. The office is unable to release addresses or phone numbers."

Thanks for your help with this matter!

 

Transportation: 

Please notify the office by 3pm if there are any changes in the way your child will be going home from school on any day.  Without verbal instruction from you by 3pm, your child will go home the usual way.  You may also send in a note with your child or send me an email in the morning regarding a transportation change.

 

Parent Resources:

Below you will find links with strategies to use to help your child with reading at home.

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*Please click HERE for our remote learning classroom procedures.*