Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- How do I contact Ms. Anderson?
- How do I know what is going on in my child's classroom?
- When is a good time to schedule conferences?
- What is my child's assignment folder for?
- How do I know what my child has for homework?
- How long should my child be doing homework?
- How can I help my child do his/her best in 3rd grade?
- What changes will take place this year?
- What will my child learn in 3rd grade?
How do I contact Ms. Anderson?
By Phone at school: 368-3183 have secretary transfer you to room
By e-mail at school: email@example.com
How do I know what is going on in my child's classroom?
A monthly newsletter will be sent home. I will also send home
reminders from time to time and other forms of news and
information for parents. Check your child's bookbag everynight!
The red assignment folder will have your child's information
enclosed. Feel free to call with any questions you may have.
When is a good time to schedule conferences?
I will be sending home information about conferences within the
first few weeks of school, however a conference can be scheduled
at anytime that is convenient for both the parent and teacher.
More than one conference may be necessary during the course of
the school year. Contact me by phone, e-mail, or written note if
you would like a conference.
What is my child's assignment folder for?
The red assignment folder is for your child to keep track of
his/her assignments on a daily basis and should be brought back
and forth to school and home each night. This keeps your child
organized with assignments and important items to be brought
home. I don't give assignments on Fridays or over vacations.
How do I know what my child has for homework?
Look in your child's red assignment folder to view assignments.
It is a good idea to check your child's bookbag each night for
homework and other information that is sent home. I
don't give assignments on Fridays or over vacations.
How long should my child be doing homework?
As a rule, a third grader should have about 30 minutes of
homework each night, (which is 10 minutes multiplied by grade
level). 10x3=30 minutes. If your child is struggling with
homework or it is taking an unreasonable amount of time for your
child to complete his/her homework, please contact me. It is no
fun for either child nor parent to endure negative homework
How can I help my child do his/her best in 3rd grade?
Check your child's bookbag each night for your child's red
assignment folder! Getting in this habit each night will ease
homework stresses! Encourage your child with the homework and
help out when you are able. It is very likely that your child
will have homework every night Monday through Thursday! Contact
me if you are concerned about anything.
What changes will take place this year?
Third grade consists of many changes. Students are not only in a
new grade, but they are challenged with new material and are
entering a new building with many new faces! At first I will
familiarize students with the new setting, classroom processes
and procedures and students will become comfortable in their
settings. This will happen very quickly and is fresh and exciting
for 3rd graders!
What will my child learn in 3rd grade?
At first we review old material and I assess what your child
already knows from his/her previous educational experiences. Your
child will begin cursive handwriting for the first time and will
also learn multiplication starting around January. It is a good
idea to have a pack of multiplication flashcards at home to
practice several times a week. Flashcards make great stocking
stuffers! (Hint, Hint)! They are available at the Dollar Tree!
Your child will also learn new spelling words, math strategies
for problem solving and will be writing using specific prompts.
These are gradual processes that continue throughout the whole