Our class uses S.T.A.R. binders (Students That Are Responsible) to keep us organized. A HUGE thank you to Amanda Madden for inspiring me to create the S.T.A.R. Binder! You can check out her class' binders on her website at http://teacherweb.com/SC/bells/madden/hf6.stm.

 

What is a S.T.A.R.?

 A STAR is a special notebook that you will carry to and from school everyday this year.

 STAR is an acronym for Students That Are Responsible.

 The STAR will help you stay organized and keep your parents in touch with our classroom.

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S.T.A.R. Rules

 Take care of your STAR; it will be used all year!

 Take your STAR home every day and bring it back each morning.

  Keep your STAR sparkling clean - do not eat or drink in front of your STAR!

 Show your STAR to your parents everyday - they will be so proud of your new responsibility!

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  Don't make any marks or drawings in or on your STAR.

  Don't leave your STAR at home, in the car or bus, or at daycare.

  Don't let anyone borrow your STAR or tear pages out of your STAR.

  Don't put any papers in your STAR that do not belong.

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What's in a S.T.A.R.?

Here is an overview of what is inside our STAR:

Students That Are Responsible

First Clear Sleeve

Newsletter

 

Daily Schedule

 

In the first clear sleeve, you will find a copy of our weekly newsletter.  This newsletter will include a list of what we are studying in class, important dates to remember, fun websites to visit at home, and other important classroom information.  On the backside of this sleeve, you will find our daily classroom schedule.  Please note the time of our lunch and plan to come eat with your child occasionally if possible! :o)

Second Clear Sleeve

Monthly Lunch Menu

Class Roster

In the second clear sleeve, you will find the monthly school lunch menu. 

 

On the backside of this sleeve, you will find a copy of our class roster.  This can be used for sending out birthday invitations, Valentine’s cards, etc. 

 

 

Third Clear Sleeve

Rotation Schedule

In the third clear sleeve, you will find a copy of the rotation schedule for Woodland Elementary West. 

First Folder

Take Home Folder

 

Notes from School or PTA

In the first folder you will find class work that your child has completed.  This pocket should be cleaned out each evening.  After you have “oohed and aahhed” over your child’s work, I’m sure that you will want to hang it on the refrigerator!  ENJOY!! :o)

 

In the second pocket you will find homework papers.  These papers need to be completed each night and returned to school in the same pocket the following day.  Make sure that you remember to sign your child's assignment notebook each evening after homework has been completed! I know this is a lot of work for busy parents, but it really helps your child to become responsible, which is a big goal for us in third grade!  Thank you!

Your child’s graded work will come home in this folder as well.  You will be able to know whether or not an assignment was entered into the grade book by looking at the top corner. Anything that is graded will have corner cut off. This work should be taken out, reviewed with your child, and signed.  Please return any graded work so that it can be placed in your child's portfolio.

Please remember to sign your child's assignment notebook each and every night! It is the only way to assure that we are staying in communication with each other throughout the year.

Second Folder

Math Folder

Please do not take anything out of this folder. All of the work is needed for in-school assignments.

Third Folder

LA folder

Please do not take anything out of this folder. All of the work is needed for in-school assignments.

Fourth Folder

Science/Social Studies folder

Please do not take anything out of this folder. All of the work is needed for in-school assignments.

Cover

 

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Last updated on June 19, 2008

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