Third Grade Policies and Procedures
Mrs. Maureen Jochetz
The language arts grade will be determined by averaging the Reading, English, Phonics, and Spelling grades together. The subjects will be weighted as follows: Reading-30%; English-30%; Phonics-20%; Spelling-20%. Weekly Reading Logs and Accelerated Reader points will be averaged into the Reading portion of the total grade.
The Math grade will be determined by combining the averages of the practice work (class work and homework), the weekly quizzes, and the tests. The practice work and the quizzes will each count for 30% of the grade, while the tests will count for 40%.
The Social Studies grade will be determined by combining the averages of the practice work, the quizzes/projects, and the tests. The practice work will count for 30%, the quizzes/projects will count for 30%, and the tests will count for 40%..
In Religion, Science, and Handwriting all the assignments will count equally.
Students may correct and return papers if the grade is below 93%. I will average the corrected grade with the old grade to obtain the new grade. If the grade on the paper is circled, it may not be corrected. Papers with letter grades (E,S,N) or checks may not be corrected.
Discipline and Communication
The discipline policy of St. Ignatius is described in the school handbook. Please read and review the policy with your child.
Every day I will communicate with you using your child’s agenda. A sticker/stamp placed in the agenda indicates that your child made choices consistent with the school code of conduct on that day. Conduct slips may be stapled in your child’s agenda outlining any misbehavior and indicating whether a demerit, afternoon detention, or Saturday detention has been earned based on the inappropriate conduct. Please review and sign your child’s agenda daily, and please make sure that your child brings his or her agenda to school every day.
I will also communicate through the ClassDojo app, if you have elected to sign up. Signing up for the app is voluntary.
Most nights your child will be given some form of homework, plus the twenty minutes of reading for the Weekly Reading Log. Each week the third grade newsletter will outline the homework for the week, and it will also be listed on Renweb. Every Monday the reading log will be collected. Your child is required to read 20 minutes a day. Please fill out and sign the reading log daily. Reading logs that do not have parent signatures will have points deducted.