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    Mrs. Bates

    Third grade

    Best time to contact: 1:30-2:10


    Email: Desiree Bates

    Our Schedule

    9:00 - 9:30 - Morning Work
    9:30 - 10:30 - Reading
    10:30-11:45 - Math
    11:45-12:15 - Spelling/Vocabulary
    12:15-1:15 - Lunch/Recess
    1:15-1:30 - Wrap Up/Read
    1:30-2:10 Music/Art/P.E.
    2:10-2:45 Language Arts
    2:45-3:30 Social Studies/Science
    3:30-3:45 Wrap Up 

    Dear Parents,

    Hello! My name is Desiree Bates. I am so excited about the upcoming school year. Your child will be participating in many exciting activities this year. Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

    Homework: Any work not completed in class will be brought home each night in a homework folder. It should be completed and all work should be brought back in the homework folder the next day. Any special notes you need to see will also be inside this folder as well as the reading log. Please feel free to check your child’s work and have them correct it.

    Reading Log: A new reading log will come home in your child’s homework folder each Monday. Your child is required to read 20 minutes each night or 100 minutes each week. They may choose anything as their reading material. The reading log will be checked each Monday for the required reading minutes. Please sign the reading log each week or they will get a negative DoJo point and recess time taken if not signed.

    Thursday Folder: This folder will contain all your child’s work that has been graded.  Please sign and return it with the Trails Tracker the next day.

    Vocabulary/Spelling: We will have a vocabulary test every other week and a spelling test on the opposite weeks of vocabulary. Vocabulary/spelling lists will be given out on Monday. I will also post the new vocabulary/spelling lists online.  You can access them on the Heritage Trails website under my name.

    Accelerated Reader (AR): Your child will be responsible for a accumulating a certain amount of points each nine weeks. Points will be determined at the beginning of each nine weeks. I will write how many AR points they need for each week and whole nine weeks on their library card and it will available to them to see every day. There will be a reward at the end of the nine weeks for those students who received their points. (This specific information is on separate sheet in this packet.) Students are encouraged to bring their library books home each night. AR tests can be taken at any time. Students will be able to go to the library once each day.

    Class DoJo/Money System:  Each Monday, each student will receive money for their DoJo points to spend in the student store on Fridays.  Your child will be able to earn points each day for great behavior, homework turned in on time, 100’s on AR test, having their reading log signed and returned each day, etc. They will also lose points for inappropriate behavior. They will be able to shop at the end of each week in my student store. (If you would like to donate items to the store you may do so!!!)