Welcome to Mrs. Ricci’s 3rd Grade Class!



    3R Students are the BEST!
     Hi Everyone! My name is Mrs. Ricci, and this will be my 19th year teaching at Laning Avenue School. I LOVE spending my days with my amazing 3rd graders, watching them learn and have fun while they are doing it!
    This school year is starting a bit differently than any of my other 19 school years at Laning, but I plan on making it the best school year I can for all of my 16 students!
    Whether we are learning remotely or in our classroom, I will do all that I can to make sure that each of my student's know that I am here for them always. I am here to challenge and support them to learn new concepts, to help them build their confidence, to support them emotionally, to show them that learning can be so much fun, and overall, to build a special relationship with each one of them so they believe in me that I believe in them.
     Our 3rd Grade Supply List3
    Since we just had a change in how school will take place this year, Mr. Samples and I have altered the Third Grade Supply List to make it fit our upcoming school year.
    If you already purchased the entire list, no need to worry! We will need the entire list in time, but some of it will be used more when we are in our classroom. So, we have split the list up into two parts, what we need to start on our first day Monday, September 14th, and what we will need when we return back to the classroom.
    We only asked for a few notebooks and supplies to start us off. However, your child will still need basic supplies set-up in their work space for each day of school. Please feel free to use items that you already have to set-up your child's work area for success.
    Success in 3rd grade, from day one, starts with being responsible and prepared. Their work space should consist of basic school supplies, their computer and charger, the items on the supply list, tissues, a waterbottle, and anything else that they may need while they are working to limit the need to get up during lessons. Once the children get their textbooks, these books should be kept in this area as well.
    * The UPDATED supply list for 2020-2021 can be found in the menu on the left side of this page.
    4 Preparing for the First Day of Third Grade 
    We will be using Google Classroom as one of our ways to connect with each other everyday. I will have the children set-up and sign into each of my google classrooms on the first day of school. 
    **If possible, please check that your child has these programs on their device so they are ready to go when we need to use them. I am sure that most of them already have these available to them.
    To start, students will need Google...
    - classroom
    - documents
    - slides
    - meet
    * We will be using many other educational sites that we will add as we need them:)
    I hope that all of my soon-to-be third graders have been reading over the summer months so they do not take what they call " the summer slide." This means that they are not ready to push ahead to their next reading level, but instead may need to review the reading level they left off in a bit more.
    Your child should be reading a "just right" book on their own each day/night for at least 20 minutes. Chapter books are encouraged at this age level, but of course, reading a favorite picture book, comic, or magazine is always a fun way to switch your reading up every few days. Also, reading a chapter book to your child that is a bit more challenging, can be extremely helpful! It can help build their vocabulary, introduce them to new themes within literature, and it can help build their love for reading! 
    *Please make sure by the 1st day of school that your child has a chapter book that they are currently reading. We will be using them for different reading lessons.
    3 Basic Math Fact Practice
    Reviewing you basic math facts in addition and subtraction will help you feel confident in math. Being able to recall facts quickly and accuratly is extremely important in 3rd grade. We will be learning multiplication and division this year too! Recalling their addition and subtraction facts well will help assist your child when building a strong understanding in multiplying and dividing.
    If your child feels ready for the challenge, they can start practicing their facts for multiplication and division too!
    12 Other Ways to Prepare for 3rd Grade...
    *Keep a writing journal filled with lots of memories from the summer or creative stories! It is so important to keep their ideas flowing. If your child prefers to type their summer memories or stories, they can always make a folder in their google drive of summer writing.
    *Practice their typing skills. We use technology a lot in 3rd grade and being able to type well will help your child complete their assignments faster and with fewer errors. The Typing Club is a terrific FREE site that we use often in 3rd grade. https://www.typingclub.com/login.html 
    2 Special Message for 3R Parents

    Dear New 3R Parents,

    With this year starting a bit differently than usual, I am sure there may be many questions that you have about third grade. Over the next few weeks, I will do my best to help lower your level of concern that you may have about all that will take place.

    Third grade is always a big year full of changes! However, if we work together, your child will be a success and feel the support needed to accomplish all of the expecations and academic challenges that lie ahead in third grade.

    I will be reaching out to you often to keep you updated on what will be taking place in our class. At Laning, in 3rd Grade, we use ClassDojo to help communicate with parents frequently.

    Please make sure you download the ClassDojo app on your personal devices, so you are always up-to-date with everything that takes place in 3R.  

     HERE IS THE INVITE LINK TO JOIN OUR CLASSDOJO CLASS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: https://classdojo.com/invite/?c=C5HS5R9

    Once you join using the invite link, the app will then have me approve your invite. You will then officially be  a part of our ClassDojo Group:)

    I look forward to having an opportunity to work with all of you and your amazing children! 


    **If you have any questions during the school year, please feel free to e-mail me at jricci@veronaschools.org

    I will reply within 24 hours during the school week. I try my best to be on top of my emails on the weekend but my response time may be between 24-36 hours. I also have a voice mail account but the fastest way to get in touch with me is still through email or Class Dojo. Thank you for your understanding:)

     Students may access our GOOGLE CLASSROOM by clicking the link below:
    12   3R Reminders12
    Homework Schedule for 3R
    Always check your child's backpack for day to day assignments.
    Assignments can change based on work covered in class.
    Math- workbook page
    Reading-20 minutes and assignment
    Current Events - Team for the week assigned 
    Math- Workbook page  
    Read - 20 minutes & complete their assignment
    Math- workbook page
    Read - 20 minutes & notebook assignment
    Math- workbook page
                                                       Read - 20 minutes & notebook assignment
    Current Events -Due Next Day
    Read at least once over the weekend. Any reading done more than the assigned will be counted as extra credit:)
    For emergency school closure assignments, please click here.