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Third Grade Syllabus
2018 – 2019
Glenoaks Christian Elementary

Mrs. Laura Perrine
B.A. in Child Development
M.A In Education
Preliminary Multiple Subjects Credential
APU 2016
School phone: (818) 365-1513
School email:
School website:
Class website:

Welcome to third grade! Third grade is a year of great transitions. Primarily, we switch from “learning to read” to
“reading to learn.” The curriculum lays the foundational skills for much of what they learn in the remainder of their
school years (multiplication and division fluency, content area vocabulary, and concepts).
I look forward to this exciting school year, as the children and I embark on a journey of exploring, learning, and

Third grade content standards can be found at the following website: The full document is also
available for viewing in the classroom when school begins. For a weekly overview of what we will be studying, please
visit our class website (address above) and go to the “Weekly Newsletter” tab or refer to the Weekly Newsletter
provided to you in the “Monday Folder.”

Students will be evaluated based upon classroom discussions, classwork, teacher observations, homework, quizzes,
tests, and projects. Every Friday, the students will be tested on Spelling, Reading Comprehension/ Vocabulary, and
Weekly Skills (SRW). The students will also have Math chapter tests and Social Studies Quizzes on Fridays as well.
Science and Social Studies Unit tests will be given at the end of each unit. Projects will be graded according to a rubric,
which will be provided to the students in advance. All grades are based on straight percentages (see below).

Homework will be given nightly, Monday through Thursday, and must be returned the following day. A student cannot
make up missed homework unless the student has a reasonable excuse. Spelling and Math homework will be graded for
completion and any other homework will go towards the students over all participation grades. For details on how
homework is assessed, please check the Homework Criteria below. Homework is intended to strengthen the skills and
concepts learned in class. Students can expect to spend approximately 50-60 minutes per evening on homework. This
does not include time spent on any assigned projects. Typically, assignments will be in the areas of spelling, math, and

Homework Criteria

• Student turned in completed homework
✔ (full credit)

✔ - • Student turned in homework that was
only partial completed (half credit)

• Student did not turn in any homework
(no credit)

Students will complete 3 projects throughout the year. That is one project per trimester. The First Trimester Project will
be a group research paper about the California Indians. The Second Trimester project will be a Science research project
about the Solar System. The Third trimester project will be a Social Studies Project where the student will be come
“Little Entrepreneurs” and create a business where they will “sell” items. Further details about these projects, including
its due date, will be provided to the students in advance.
Please, free to help, guide, support, and supervise, but all work must be done by the student. Remember, for your child
to make the most of 3rd grade, your child will need to experience all that the learning process involves, even if it means
making mistakes.
Late projects: For each day a project is late, a half a grade day will be deducted from the grade earned.

Please make every effort to have your child at school on time daily. Instruction begins as soon as we enter the
classroom. Please keep in mind that there will be a $5.00 fee for each tardy after the 5th tardy throughout each
trimester. If your child will be absent for an extended period of time (more than three days), please notify me 2 weeks in
advance so that I may prepare a work packet and plan for any missed tests. Students’ attendance will be recorded onto
the “Attendance Chart” that is posted in the classroom to refer to throughout the year.

93 and above A 4.0
90-92.9 A- 3.7
87-89.9 B+ 3.3
83-86.9 B 3.0
80-82.9 B- 2.7
77-79.9 C+ 2.3
73-76.9 C 2.0
70-72.9 C- 1.7
67-69.9 D+ 1.3
63-66.9 D 1.0
60-62.9 D- 0.7
50.9 and below F 0.0

• Please, remember that F’s or (-) marks will result in disqualification for trimester awards.
• Every test will require a Parent or Guardian signature
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday (Mini Day)
1 Fri of each
Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning
Meeting at Meeting at Meeting at Meeting at Meeting at Meeting at the
the Flag Pole the Flag Pole the Flag Pole the Flag Pole the Flag Pole Flag Pole
Morning Morning Chapel Morning Review 4 Test Review 4 Test
Work Work Work (on own) (on own)
Language Arts Language Language Language SRW, Math & SRW, Math &
Arts Arts Arts Social Studies Social Studies
Bible P.E Library Computer Testing Testing
Recess Recess Recess Recess Recess Recess
Math Math ELA/Math Math Continue Continue
Testing Testing
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch/
Dismissal at
Continue Continue Continue Continue Art
Math Math Math Math &
Social Social Social Social Music
Studies/ Studies/ Studies/ Studies/ Enrichment
Science Science Science Science
End of Day End of Day End of Day End of Day
Routine Routine Routine Routine

When parents, students, and teachers communicate openly and respectfully, it is likely that the needs of all will be met. I
am available for conferences by appointment as well as brief, casual conversations 30 minutes before or 30 minutes
after school.
o This is a way for you to get text message reminders and updates for specific events or activities. You can
set up your account in one of the following ways
§ Follow this link
§ Text @mrslperrin to 81010
o I will be reachable Monday thru Friday via my school email from 7am to
5pm. I also use email to send out important information and reminders.
o Please check your child’s Test Folder for school and/ or classroom flyers, announcements, notes and
forms to sign and return.
o Make a habit of checking the school and class websites frequently.


• Behavior Standards
1. Listen carefully
2. Keep your hands and feet to yourself
3. Follow directions
4. Raise your hand if you have something to say
5. Show respect and kindness to your classmates
6. Do your best

NOISE (whole class consequence)
As a whole the students are trying to keep the word NOISE on the board. If they become too loud, the letters, starting
with “E”, come off the board. Under each letter is a number of minutes the students owe starting with 1 minute under
“E” and progressively getting higher for each letter. The minutes are also cumulative, this means that if the student
loose “E” (1 minutes) and “S” (2 minutes) the students owe a total of 3 minutes. If the students loose all the letters they
will loose a combined total of 15 minutes. This will be either be taken from the student recess, lunch or other normal
“free” activity time.
BEHAVIOR CHART (individual reward & consequence)
The behavior chart will be used for reward and consequences, however it will also be an opportunity for the students to
track how they are doing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The students will move up or down the chart throughout
the day. If the students are above the green square (either on blue, purple or pink), then they will receive a stick for the
day. If the students move down one square (yellow) this is a warning about their behavior and they need to think about
their next action. If they move down again (orange), I will be making a choice for them. This can be anything from
loosing recess time, to moving to another classroom, if needed. Lastly, if they need to move down again (red) there will
be contact will the parent. The students will be have the opportunity to move up or down, however once they are on
parent contact you will be contacted regardless if your child moves back up the chart.
The students will also be tracking their progress daily, in a journal. This will give them the opportunity to reflect on how
they did that day, week or month. The hope is that they will be able to see a pattern of their behavior and change when
needed. This journal will not be sent home, unless the parent requests it. This is an opportunity for the students to do
STICKS (individual reward & consequence)
The students are trying to earn sticks, in their wall “pocket”. At the end of the week if the students have enough sticks
they can get a prize from the 5, 10 or 15 prize box. The students earn sticks by: being on task, listening, helping a friend,
etc. Conversely, they can lose sticks for being rude, not following the rules, etc. They can also save up the sticks to try to
get a larger prize from the prize box. This not only teaches each student self-control but also the ability to delay the
gratification of a small prize for a bigger one.
Parents are often overwhelmed by the third grade year. Please remember that we take it one day at a time, one topic
and concept at a time. I make every effort to make the learning fun. We will soon be celebrating a year well-done and
looking forward to 4th grade!
***The information on this syllabus is subject to change
based on the needs of the students***