Mrs. E. Thomas
Teacher Librarian / Grade 3 Classroom
2019 - 2020
Mrs. Thomas: Day 1, 3, and 5
Mrs. Zaborniak: Day 2, 4, and 6
Ms. Prigroski: Day 1, 3, and 5
Mrs. Thomas: Day 2, 4, and 6
Music and Choir: Day 2, 4, and 6
Gym: Day 1, 3, and 5
Library: Day 4
Our Library Expectations:
In our library, our expectations fall under three categories:
Students are aware of these expectations and know to treat the library and the tools used in the library with respect.
Our Classroom Expectations:
In our classroom, our expectations fall under three categories:
Under these categories are general classroom expectations. Because we work hard to follow the expectations, your child may be able to tell you many of them without the list.
Each classroom will have a story time and book exchange with Mrs. Zaborniak. They will be able to sign out books to read and they are encouraged to take them home for personal reading.
Reading with your child is one of the most valuable gifts you can give. Your child is never too old to listen to you read. Start when they are small, with bedtime stories, songs and poems, but as they get older, read an excerpt from the newspaper, an article from a magazine, or some song lyrics, so your child can see the value in literacy at every age.
Your child is encouraged to read to you at home for at least 20 minutes per day.
Each classroom will have two opportunities through the year to work on Inquiry Based Learning (I.B.L.) with both their classroom teacher and Mrs. Thomas. Through this work, students will make discoveries and thus influence the direction of the learning. I.B.L. will incorporate research, technology, and literature to the regular classroom learning.
Good writers read a lot!
Encourage your child to do all sorts of writing at home; such as helping write out the grocery list, write a wish list for their birthday or Christmas, a story that a family member has told them.
Students at Sherwood will have opportunities to join many clubs that happen in the library. A few are:
- Open Library/Makerspace
- Coding/Tech Club
Please encourage your child to check out the clubs that interest them!
Math practice doesn't mean worksheets and drills.
Take a deck of cards and remove the face cards. Draw two cards from the deck and ask your child to add them together or subtract the smaller number from the larger. When grocery shopping, have your child estimate the cost of items and add them up while you go. Play board games that use dice and have your child add up the numbers that are rolled.