Mrs. CookEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgGrade (s): 3Subject (s): Reading, English, Spelling, Writing
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.Welcome to Third Grade!Thank you for taking the time to view my website. Please peruse my website and let me know if you see anything which you think would be helpful to add. Your feedback is always appreciated.My name is Kelly Cook, and this is my twelfth year teaching third grade at Drums Elementary Middle School. I currently reside in Larksville, PA, with my husband, daughter Elizabeth, and 3 cats, J.B, Cheetoh, and Silver.I am excited for the year to come and look forward to helping my students gain a thirst for reading and writing, as well as a better understanding and knowledge of spelling and grammar concepts.
We will be studying and working on many new and exciting things this year. Third grade is a year of transition from the development of skills to the development of independence. It is a time for students to begin to assume responsibility for their education and become life-long learners.It is my goal to create a classroom environment where students feel free to share their opinions and feelings regarding classwork. I plan to utilize hands-on and minds-on activities to engage students and strike their interest, so they may use the information learned in class to gain a further understanding of the world around them.Third grade will be writing intensive, in order to give students the needed practice. Since writing is going to be a common occurrence throughout their academic career, I want to ensure that my students are introduced to the Five Steps of the Writing Process as early as possible. The students will be writing a variety of prompts and experimenting with many writing types this school year. The first major writing type they will be introduced to is the Personal Narrative.The students will be completing short and fun journal prompts daily, which will always be shared with the class to spark and maintain student interests. I will utilize several activities and writing workshops, which utilize student interest in order to make writing enjoyable and relatable.The students will also be introduced to different forms of poetry this year. I have developed a unit which helps students have fun with and experiment with words, and use their own imaginations to curve and develop their writing. Since poetry is about how a individual feels, I will ask my students to write from the heart and mind. Poetry will also be a daily part of our classroom routine, giving all students the opportunity to respond to writing.My ultimate goal is to encourage my students to read.The New School Year IS HERE!