• Open House Information for 2020

     

    Thank you for taking the time to check on my Virtual Open House page! Here is some information that I think you might want to know.

     

    -If your child would like, he or she may bring in a treat to celebrate their birthday with.  Birthday treats are allowed, as long as they are sealed or individually wrapped store bought treats. Only teachers can distribute the treats.

     

    -There is one person in the class with an allergy.  Mrs. Brinck is allergic to nuts and tree nuts.

     

    -If you need to contact me, the best way is by email.  My address is bbrinck@polandcsd.org.

     

    -While the students are in class with me, my expectation for their behavior is rather simple..."Do the right thing, because it's the right thing to do." The students often snicker and make faces when I tell them this, because they know it is the way should behave.

     

    -For virtual learners the above expectation is still what is expected, but a few other things need to be added.  They are found below.

    • Identify a suitable workspace free of distractions (No working from your bed and no pets)
    • Minimize background noise by turning off the TV and radio
    • Have camera on at all times during instruction
    • Mute microphone during instruction and be prepared to unmute when appropriate
    • Listen actively
    • Dress appropriately
    • Be respectful 

     

     -I do not assign much homework.  If your child does not get it done and returned to school the next day, it will have to be completed at recess time.  If there is a problem that prevented your child from getting their homework done that was out of his or her control, please contact me to let me know.  In addition, if their homework is taking longer than 30 minutes to complete, let me know as well.

     

    -If your child has homework, they will write it on a weekly assignment paper.  Watch for the blue paper in their folder.

     

    -In 3rd grade, we use the ‘Wonders’ reading series from McGraw-Hill.  This program is different from the ‘Superkids’ reading series they were taught with in grades PreK-2.

     

    -For mathematics, we use the ‘Envisions 2020’ program by Pearson Realize.  On most days, the children will have homework in math.

     

    -Social Studies will be taught ‘Scholastic News.’  This is a news magazine designed for 3rd graders.

     

    -Our units in science are: Forces in Physics, Adaptations and Survival, and Global Climate.  We will be using the science kits from BOCES to complete these units.

     

    -Your child will receive a number grade on their quizzes and/or tests that will range from 0 to 100.  I write down these score because I feel they are the best way for you to tell where your student is at in school.  Our 3rd grade report cards are graded on a 4 through 1 scale.  4=Exceeds current standard with high quality work, 3=Meets current standard with proficient work, 2=Developing towards meeting standard, and 1=Not meeting standard.