Best time to reach me is around 7:50am or 3:00pm.
218-254-5726 Ext. 1147
PLEASE KEEP AS A REFERENCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
This will be my 12th year teaching 3rd grade in Chisholm. I am originally from Chisholm but have also worked in the Moundsview School District as a Reading Intervention and Guided Reading teacher. I love third grade and look forward to getting to know each of you! I am married with three children. My son Joe is 10, McKenna is 6, and Max is 2. I also have a dog named Sadie, and two cats, Emo and Mimi. During my free time I like to read, watch movies, go for walks, and spend time with my family.
Students start the week with three clothespins. Students may have clothespins taken away due to behavior, missing work, or lack of effort, etc. If a student loses all three clothespins by Friday, they will not be able to attend Fun Friday.
Our school focuses on Bluestreak Pride. Students are recognized for good behavior that is SAFE, TRUSTWORTHY, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL, EAGER TO LEARN, ACHIEVING GOALS, KIND, OR STANDING STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE. Students earn tickets and a chance to be recognized in front of the school on Friday.
Please do not send birthday invitations to school. You may send a birthday treat that your child may share during snack time. If your child has a summer birthday they may bring a treat for their half birthday or you may choose to celebrate in May.
Book orders are usually sent home monthly. You can place your order online or send a check to Mrs. Copp made out to Scholastic Books Orders. Our class activation code is GP6YX. See attached flyer.
Every Friday we will have some free time where students will be able to do an activity of their choice. We often combine with the other third grade classes. In order to participate in this free time, your child needs to
1) Have ALL work handed in.
2) Good Behavior
Accelerated Reader: AR is a reading program where students are able to read books at their level and test on the books to show their comprehension. Students are given quarter goals for Accelerated Reader. They should be reading their library books and books at home for approximately 20-30 minutes a night to meet their AR goal. Their goal is set based on their reading level and ability. Their progress towards their goal will be sent home. This does count towards their Reading grade. They will be given a graphic organizer each week to complete with a book at their level. See the Accelerated Reader Guide for Parents.
Math: A practice worksheet will be sent home on Mondays. These are also due on Friday. Short weeks may be an exception on homework.
Students are also responsible for completing any other unfinished assignments. Students who are struggling in an area or receive less than 70% on a test/assignment may have extra practice assignments sent home. If CORRECT & RETURN is written on their paper, they do need to return this assignment to school. Students will be given ½ point for every problem they correct.
This is the first year your child will be taking Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. I have attached the Math Standards that they will be required to know by the end of third grade. These tests usually take place towards the end of April.
This year we will be learning multiplication. I have attached a list of problems that the students will be required to memorize. Any practice that you can provide at home will be helpful to your child’s success at this. I would like it to be a goal that the students have these problems memorized by Winter Break.
If you are interested in surprising your child by being a “Mystery Reader” and reading a book to the class, just call or email Mrs. Copp and we can work out a time around your schedule.
Each child will be required to copy down all of our daily assignments and check off assignments as they finish them in their planner. I will usually make a note if they are missing assignments. They will also have an Accelerated Reader Progress update sent home most Fridays so you can see how they are progressing towards their goal. This planner is to come home everyday and be returned to school the next day. You may write notes to me in this since I will check these daily. You will need to sign this every night.
Class Dojo has added many new features this year including portfolios and messaging. I plan on using Class Dojo as a way to keep you informed on how your child is doing on a daily basis and sending out messages about what we are doing in class. It is very important you sign up for this as I will be sending out updates on what we are doing in class.
We do have snack time in the afternoon. Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks. Milk is available for $.65. Your child may also put milk on their lunch account. If you would like them to do this, please send a one time written note giving them permission to do this.
Students will see specialists for Music and Physical Education. Students will be required to have gym shoes for Physical Education.
I have attached many helpful links off my classroom webpage, please explore it to learn more about what your child will be learning this year.
I will be updating the my website with our schedule and other helpful information.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. Students are more successful in school when the parents and school work together. Thank you for your support.
Mrs. Copp’s Contact Information
Best time to reach me is around 7:50am or 3:00pm.
Direct Phone: 218-254-5725 Ext. 1147
(Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason)