Welcome to 3rd Grade at Maercker School
3rd Grade Curriculum Guide - click here
3rd Grade Teachers
3rd Grade Literacy instruction includes:
Text: STORYTOWN - Harcourt Publishers (2008)
3rd Grade Mathematics instruction includes:
New text: enVisionMath (2010)
3rd Grade Science instruction includes topics in:
3rd Grade Social Studies instruction includes topics in:
Art (1x a week)
Music (1x a week)
Physical Education (20 minutes per day)
Library (1x week)
Technology (1x week)
Social / Emotional Education (1x week)
On a daily basis please check:
Spend time daily on:
Textbooks are available in the reference sections of the local public libraries.
We plan many field trips for each school year!
How much homework should I expect my child to have every night?
Your child will have daily homework to complete. Time in class will be spent recording homework in a student planner and organizing materials. Homework may include skill practice/ worksheets, projects, studying for tests, etc. Additional time should be spent on practice of basic skills including spelling, math facts, and at-home reading. Any unfinished class work is also considered homework. This should take an average of 30 minutes. If you notice that your child is frequently taking longer than this, please notify the teacher.
How should I help my child with homework?
How can I encourage my child to read?
How can I contact my child's teacher?
Parents may contact teachers by sending a note, leaving a voice mail by calling (630) 515-4820, or sending an email*. At the beginning of the school year, individual teachers will provide parents with the preferred method of communication.
*A note about email: Teachers may not be able to check email during the school day. Please call the school office with any time sensitive information. For example, if your child needs to leave during the school day for a medical appointment, a written note MUST be sent to school.
How are birthdays celebrated?
We acknowledge birthdays in our classroom. Students may choose to announce their birthdays over the intercom during morning announcements and receive a special sticker from the principal to celebrate. Summer birthdays are recognized during the school year. The library promotes a birthday book program. In addition, students may bring individually wrapped, healthy, treats or trinkets such as pencils, erasers, or stickers to share with classmates. Due to food allergies, please do not send nut products. If planning a party, invitations should be sent through the U.S. mail rather than distributed at school. Addresses may be obtained through the school office.