I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at Back-to-School Night from 6:30-8:00pm. If you aren’t able to attend, I will be uploading parts of the presentation to our class website.
Throughout the year you will be able to find important classroom information at http://pdevoto.reedschools.org (including blog posts with photos).
Your child has been assigned a general username and password that will work for most programs that we use at Bel Aire. It would be valuable to memorize these now (we have practiced in class - ask your child when they get home today if they know theirs)! The pattern is as follows:
Username: First 3 Letters of First Name + Last Name
Password: First 2 Letters of First Name + First 2 Letters of Last Name + Last 4 Digits of Student ID (district assigned)
For example, following this formula, my username and password would be as follows (Paul Devoto)
*Please note, while this login information will work for most school programs, some will require a different username (like IXL).
We have officially launched the Accelerated Reader (also known as AR) program, which is a school-wide reading program. Read more about it on our class website.
IXL is a great program for practicing core skills in both math and language arts. We will be using it regularly throughout the year and students can access it from home too.
Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out the online parent survey. For those of you who have done so, I have taken the time to read them carefully multiple times. It helps me to revisit them a few times during the first month of school to gain a clearer, more comprehensive vision of your child. If you haven’t yet done so, you can still fill it out here (link).
Internet and Photo Permission List
Thank you for taking the time to sign the online internet and photo permissions lists. These are needed for your child to use the internet at school and to have their images posted to our classroom blog site.
We have several students with severe nut allergies and are officially a nut-free classroom. Please read the attached flier for more information from the district about being a nut free classroom and school.
Students are bringing home a small bag today to be used as a “comfort kit” in case of a school emergency. Feel free to add pictures, notes, or other small items that you think would comfort your child in such a situation. They will be returned at the end of the year.
Students were issued headphones on Friday to use with their iPad at appropriate times (e.g. watching a tutorial video or editing a movie). They are the earbud type. If students would prefer to bring in a more comfortable pair from home, they are welcome to do so.
The 3rd-grade team works collaboratively to put together the homework packets each week. At this time, it is not possible for me to guarantee that I can get you the packet early. I apologize if this scenario is not optimal.
Starting Tuesday, students will be issued a spelling list for homework each week. In addition to any homework-related activity, students can practice the spelling words using Spelling City (available online or as an iPad/Android app). Find out more here.
We have started using Class Dojo to track all of the wonderful
My class is once again linking up with Mr. Remmers’s 5th-graders for collaborative, design thinking learning experiences. Students will be paired up with a 5th-grade “buddy” who they will work with on a series of creative projects each Tuesday throughout the school year. Keep an eye on the class blog for highlights!
Hope to see you tomorrow evening for Back-to-School Night.
Mr. Paul Devoto
PS Ask your child if they can remember the 10 body parts that begin with 3 letters!