• Hello!  Welcome to room 204, third graders!

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    Name: Mrs. Gregory
    Grade: 3rd
    Email: renee.gregory@psd150.org
    Room #: 204
     
    I am so glad you are in my class!  
    From the Teacher
     
    Hello parents and students! On this website you will find the bi-weekly classroom newsletter.  Be sure to look for the Reading Log sheet this year.  We are assigning 20 minutes of reading per night, Monday through Thursday.  Students will turn in the log for review on Fridays and then at the end of the month. There will also be announcements about up-coming events, and a summary of what we are working on in the classroom.
     
    I have two main goals for this year.  Reaching for these goals across the year will help your student grow and become more independent.  This will also prepare them for 4th grade, and beyond.   They are:
    • Find your voice and use it.  This means that we will work on speaking and listening rules when in a group, building on each other's comments in a group discussion, and thoughtfully communicate your ideas through speaking and writing.  Developing strong reading skills will help develop student thinking and opinion processes.
    • Make math work for you in every day life.  How many times have you heard, "Why do I have to learn this?"  Well, nothing makes learning challenging material more worthwhile than a strong understanding of how you will use this every day.  Suddenly, a student has a reason to learn how to work with a new concept, so he or she works to learn!

    I believe these two goals will permeate everything we do in class.  Mastering these two things this year in third grade will help build excellent student habits, a growth mindset, and a foundation to build on as they grow up that will help open windows and doors to opportunities in both education and careers in the future.

     

    Welcome to my class!  May the learning begin!