3rd Grade
(303) 772-3711 x139
Room 139

Get to Know your Teacher Better:

  • animals especially dogs
  • outdoor activities such as hiking / camping/fishing
  • eating good meals
  • Carmel apples gummy bears, truffle chocolates
  • restaurants such as Apple-bees, Olive Garden, Red Robbin, Taco Bell, Burger King, Wild Wings, Ihop, Starbucks, wine
  • winter wear like hats and scarfs
  • unique ornaments
  • flowers: tulips
  • Christmas favorite season
  • teaching :)

  • Cold days but I love the snow
  • Broccoli
  • disorganization
  • getting my hands messy :) 
  • soda is not my favorite
  • I don't like sweet things as much as salty things
  • I don't like stuffed animals because we already have so many of them at home. 

Third Grade Commonly Used Links and Classroom Resources: 
  • Think Central: Math Wed Site
    • Must have students password to access this site
    • Print forgotten math homework at home so it still gets completed
    • Extra at home practice
    • think central passwords will be written in your children's planner at the start of the school year
  • Infinite Campus Parent Portal
    • Check your child's grades as often as you would like
    • If you log in through a mobile device you will need your personal
    • log in information as well as the District ID: FXZDYT
    • IC passwords will be written in the students planner at the start of the school year. 
    • Parent Portal Directions
  • Parent/Student Handbook:
    • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3aixQJeTJYjRmE4YkFPU0tJenM/view?usp=sharing
    • refer to this site for dress code, pre-apporved absences, walking forms,etc...

Classroom Events/ Important announcements:
  • very Friday is now $1.00 Jeans day for 3rd grade
  • Every Friday is also Puma pride shirt day for FREE

Classroom Management and Procedures:

Homework Expectations:
  • Students are expected to complete homework at home and return it the next day completed to the best of their ability.
  • Incomplete homework will result in the student needing to stay in from recess to get help or complete it independently. 
  • Students should complete the homework independently without too much parent assistance. 
  • If the  best of their ability means they get some wrong that is ok because that helps me know what to work on farther with the class.
  • It is ok for students to struggle with homework because it tells me what they know and can do independently. 
  • Homework should be neat and easy to read and clean of food or spills when turned in.  
  • Homework must have the students first and last name and the date at the top.
  • If there is an emergency and homework can not be completed on time a note from a parents is needed so I can apply justice.  Too many after school activities or sports are not emergencies that will get the student out of homework.

  • A's=                                    Above Grade Level Performance
  • B's / C's=                           On Grade Level Performance
  • D's=                                    Need Home and Classroom Support
  • F's=                                     Struggles to Comprehend and Apply 

Responsibly and Ownership is very important in my classroom so here is my what I expect my students to own about their grades.  My goal is to help the students be successful and reach their individual potential as well as show a genuine interest and caring for their grades and not feel that the only good grade is an "A" but good grades means I tried my hardest and did the best that I can individually do. 

  • Students should take an interest in their grades and come to me to ask their grade in different subject areas often.  They may also check Infinite Campus with you at home regularly to review their grade. 
  • Students who are unhappy with their grade should talk to me about getting extra help or ask about ways they could improve their grade. 
  • If students wants to redo an assignment for a better grade they need to come to me with that assignment within a week of completing it in order to to redo it for a better grade. 
  • If it has been over a week I will be happy to let the student redo the assignment for the knowledge but not to improve the grade.  This way they are able to relearn the material even if the one week time limit has passed.  It also helps students take responsibility for remembering to ask me about redoing the assignment before the week is up so it can count in the grade book.  Students can redo assignments on their own or  I will be glad to help them with it if they need it. 
  • The kind of assignments that can be redone will be decided on a case by case basis.   As always Justice will be applied on a case by case basis.  
  • Papers without names will be placed on the no name board to be claimed for a grade.  If not claimed within a week they will be placed in the no name basket until the end of the quarter. 

  • Missing assignments will get a note sent home in the students planner if they have been missing more than a weekMissing assignments will receive points taken off the overall grade.

  • Students receive many different kinds of rewards and consequences in my classroom.  Below is an explanation of some of these processes. 
    • Students will receive warm fuzzies (Pom-Pom's) when they have completed a task per the directions or done something to show a core virtue or respect. 
    • Students will write positive Happy Box comments for one another when they notice each other doing something with good character. Receiving a Happy Box Comment will result in receiving a warm fuzzy as well. 
    • students will work as a whole class to earn marbles when the ENTIRE class following directions or completing a task well.  When the marble jar is full the class will have a marble jar party, usually a movie. 
    • students will use warm fuzzies to purchase prizes from the treasure box each month. 
    • failure to show responsibility, respect or core virtues may mean the loss of privileges or warm fuzzies. 
    • Students can also earn reward coupons for good choices in and out of the classroom as well as following directions and setting a good example for others. 
    • Please check upload our Free Class DOJO APP to keep up with your child's positive and negative actions in the classroom on a daily basis.  With this App you can see what kinds of actions your child has each day and keep up with classroom pictures of events and projects. 

  • As a friendly reminder students should not be bringing any toys from home to school.  Toys are starting to cause arguments and conflicts in the classroom and at recess time.  If they would like to bring in a ball or jump rope to school for recess they must ask Mrs. Magley for permission first, to make sure the toy is appropriate for school.  As long as they are ok with sharing the toy with others and OK if something accidentally happens to it they can bring it.  If a toy is special to them they need to leave it at home to make sure nothing happens to it at school. 
  • However, no toys other than balls or jump ropes should be in the classroom or in the desk because this causes distraction from learning as well as conflicts and jealousy between students. 
  • If a toy is brought to the classroom that has not already been approved Mrs. Magley will give a warning and ask the student not to bring toys to school.  If this student continues to bring toys to school and is a distraction to anyone's learning or causing problems at recess Mrs. Magley will take the toy away and put it in the forever box, and it will not be returned. 


Mrs. Magley's Calendar

 Math Units of Study:
  • Current Units of Study
    • Students will be given a multiplication quiz weekly.  The goal will be to pass all facts 0-12 by the end of the year.  There will be 30 facts on the quiz and they will need to be passed within one 
  • April-May In this order
    • Ch. 18 - Two Dimensional Shapes  
    • Ch. 17 - Angles and Lines
    • Ch. 10 - Money 
    •  Ch. 12 - Real World Problems:
    • Ch. 5 - Bar Models for Addition and Subtraction
    • Ch. 9 - Bar Models for Multiplication and Division

Spelling / Daily Spelling Homework:

Please click on the link below and practice the phonograms and their sounds with your children as often as possible. 


  • Riggs Power Point: Spelling
    • Day Three
    • find all ten of your must have words in your school dictionary and copy the definition exactly. 

  • Riggs Power Point: Spelling
    • Day Four
    • write a meaningful sentences for each for your spelling words.  Sentence must be complete and have a capital letter and end mark to get full credit. 
  • Riggs Power Point: Spelling
    • Day Five
    • all homework assignments for the week will be collected and graded today
    • spelling test is also today

Reading / Writing / Grammar:
  • Reading: April-May
    • Short Constructed Response and Citing Sources (i.e. answer found in the second paragraph of the second page.  I think they need to do this for PARCC)
    • Character Mapping
    • Main Idea and Details
    • Asking Questions
    • Summarizing
  • Writing: April-May
    • Research papers and informative writing research reports
    • Paragraph writing:
        * Topic sentence
        * Supporting details
        * Concluding sentence
      Creating a plan, rough draft, and final draft       
      Use the writing process (plan, rough draft, edit, revise, final draft)
    • Point of View Writing  
    • Friendly Letter  
    • Use the writing process (plan, rough draft, edit, revise, final draft)                       
    •  Three paragraph writing using Narratives with a beginning, middle, and end
    • Three Paragraph research reports and response to a prompt essays
    • Poetry - Write and interpret poems; poetry night  
    • Summarizing
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Poetry - Write and interpret poems; poetry night  Character Essay
  • Grammar: April-May
    • Capitalization and punctuation
    • Dictionaries
    • Subject / predicate        
    • subject pronouns
    • Types of Sentences
    • review verb tenses       
    • review to be and to have
    • Conjunctions
    • Prefixes and Suffixes
    • Syllable dots
    • Quotes

Social Studies/ Science

On some Science and Social Studies assessments students will be allowed to use one side of a small note card or the text book, and write down notes that they may use on their assessment on their note card. Note cards must be created by the student not the parents. 
  • Social Studies:  April-May
    • 13 colonies
  • Science: April-May
    • Ecology

Core Knowledge / Virtues

Character Traits: April-May

Gentleness & Humility
  * Treating others with kind words and a mild manner
  * Knowing that I am not perfect
  * Avoiding the temptation to exaggerate my own abilities and underestimate the ability of others

Wonder & Wisdom
  * To stop and say "wow"
  * Delight in the beauty and mystery
  * To marvel at mystery, to stand in awe, before the unexplained

Stories: April-May
Three Words of Wisdom (p. 38)

Poems: April-May
    Jimmy Jet (p. 12 - Oral Recitation) & Eletelephony (p. 14)
    Father William (p. 14
Sayings/ Phrases: April-May
Rule the roost (p. 62) & The show must go on (p. 62)
Touch and go (p. 62)