Welcome to Third Grade!
Each new school year is such an exciting step in
life's journey! I am so happy to be given the
opportunity to get to teach and learn from your
Here are some 3rd grade expectations:
1. We will use the planner to record homework, both
daily assignments and long term projects. Please
check and initial planners daily. I will also use
the planner for any quick notes or minor
2. Expect homework daily. I use the Math Simple
Solutions as daily homework and we will check
together in class. If your child does not
understand a problem, I will answer questions in
class. Sometimes the book is on a new concept that
we have not yet covered, but will later. Most weeks
we will have Spelling. There will be some time to
work on pages in class, but some will have to finish
at home. The students will write their word lists
in the planner to study daily. I use the Simple
Solutions English as morning work in class, but
sometimes will have some English and Grammar packets
for weekly homework. By having the Math due daily,
and the Spelling pages due weekly I am trying to
help the students learn to budget their time and be
aware of differing due dates.
I am always at school early, and rarely leave before 4:00
p.m. Please contact me with any
questions that may come up, either in person,
through e-mail, or a phone call.
Thank you for all you do and I feel blessed to work
with your children this year.
Mrs. Van Etten