Thor's new fan club!
Making a masterpiece out of recycled junk! Go Green!
The POLAR EXPRESS made a stop on the third grade floor! The third grader students had a great time on the train!
Honoring our Veteran's under the direction of Mrs. Denise Reilly.
Fall Recess fun!!!
Exercising their right to vote! Team U.S.A.
Sending the Cross Country runners to State in style!
First full day of fall-- still hot in the school...
Beat the heat!!!
When the heat rises in the building--you take the classroom outside for a little fresh air.
3rd grade Science!!!!
Showing their designs from their communities.
Welcome to 3rd grade!
Please make sure to check your child's take home folder each day. There is a behavior chart in the back that will tell you how their day went! **All third grade students use an agenda book to write down assignments and tests. They also have an orange folder that contains notes, graded papers and homework sheets. Both of these items are used in place of progressbook postings. These tools help with becoming more independent and becoming prepared for the middle school. If you have any questions, teacher's contact information can be found in your child's orange folder.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee sets school careers on track
Edison Elementary School is in its fourth year of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The guarantee’s purpose is to help us find out which of our K-3 students are struggling to learn to read. We do this by assessing every student’s reading ability at the beginning of each of these grades. Once we know a child is not reading at the level needed for her grade ̶ and why ̶ we can give her the right help to catch up.
Why do we need a reading guarantee? Reading is the key to so much of what our children learn in school. Studies have shown that when a child does not read well by the end of grade 3, learning in every grade after will be difficult. This can lead to failure and even dropping out of school.
To measure this risk, the Ohio Department of Education studied struggling readers who were in third grade in school year 2003-2004. It followed the group to see how many of its members graduated on schedule in 2013. The Ohio study confirmed what a recent national study had shown: a child who is not reading at grade level by the end of grade 3 is three times more likely not to graduate on time than classmates who are proficient readers. The department of education also studied Ohio third-graders in 2005 and found the same to be true.
The Third Grade Reading Guarantee is our way of going to bat for our students who may otherwise get a poor start in school. To learn more about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and how we work with our struggling readers, contact Mr. Hermes.
AIR testing! Each 3rd grade student will be testing in English Language Arts (fall and spring) as well as Math (spring). March 13-18, 2017 Spring ELA; April 3 - May 12 Spring Math. Exact dates will be determined as the time gets closer.
POOL TIME! SPLASH!!
In physical education class, 3rd grade students get to take swimming lessons at the Norwalk Recreation Center for 5 weeks. When your child's homeroom has swimming, please make sure to send a swim suit and towel with them to school. Permission slips come as their homeroom time gets closer. Slips must be returned to be able to attend. Each session will be from 1:45 - 2:30.
November 9 - December 14 Morrow's Homeroom on Wednesday's
November 11 - December 16 - Matula's homeroom on Friday's
January 18 - Feb 15, 2017 - Whiley's homeroom on Wednesday's
January 20 - February 17 - Mills' homeroom on Friday's
March 1 - March 29 - Semple's homeroom on Wednesday's
Several third grade students were able to participate in PPG's revitalization of the Thomas Edison Museum. Students painted a banner, took part in Science experiments with color and light from Carnegie Science Center from Pennsylvania and were able to listen to several speakers. It was a great morning for these third grade students.