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Welcome to Mrs. Sachse's 3rd Grade ELA Class

2017-2018

I'm excited for the great year ahead! Third grade is like no other! It is truly a BIG year of change and growth. Your child will be responsible for much more this year, this is their first year to switch teachers, first time earning letter grades, plus they must pass the state Reading test to be promoted to fourth grade. I'm here to help them be successful in all these things and MORE, and I hope you'll be hand-in-hand with me on this journey!

I truly can't wait to get to know your kiddos and seeing how bright they are! My classroom is a home away from home, a place where we get comfy (see our flexible seating handout) in order to learn and perform at our highest ability. In our class we keep the mind set that we are not only friends, but family, so we act as such. My goal is for the students to grow by leaps and bounds this year in academics AND character. They will be making goals for themselves in both areas through the year to monitor progress. I like to remind them that no matter the level they are starting at, they can always grow!

Stay up to date with events, important dates and other fun and helpful info by checking in on this webpage, join our class Remind account, and follow me on Twitter (both have live feeds below as well)!

You can always email me at with any questions or concerns, and I'll get back with you within 24 hours: casie.sachse@dcsms.org

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*Please sign up for Remind ("Mrs. Sachse's 3rd Grade ELA Class" group), so I can keep you informed at home, and you can individually contact me as well! I never see your private number and you never see mine. I do not give out my personal phone number so this is an awesome way for us to communicate other than email.

For text notifications, text @mrssachses to the number 81010

Or on your Smartphone, type rmd.at/mrssachses in your web browser for instructions to sign up and download the app

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 HOMEWORK

A Practice Work packet will go home each Monday. This will include the Making Meaning vocab words letter, the page to make flash cards, and a couple extra practice sheets on vocab or comprehension passages with questions. (I've told the students to glue the cards back to back or simply fold them as to not waste notecards). You may help your child do these pages or check them afterward. The goal is to practice to get better, but they WILL NOT be taken for a grade. They do NOT need to come back to me ***unless otherwise stated for bonus***. They are simply for your child's benefit. I hope you find these helpful.

*Every night your child should be reading at least 20 minutes.This is the most important homework your child can do! :)

*Things we work on in class or they did not finish in class that are taken home should be labeled "keep home."

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HELPFUL WEBSITES

*readtheory.org (your student's username and password is taped inside their ELA folder)

*readworks.com (has printable reading comprehension passages as well)

*myOn.com (student passwords are their lunch numbers)

 


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