Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to 3rd
I am very pleased to have you in my class for
the 2013-2014 school year. My name is Stacy
Broussard and I will be your child’s third grade
teacher. This is my 18th year
teaching third grade and I truly enjoy it! I am
married to Ted Broussard and we have 2 sons,
Logan, 13 and Zachary, 10.
This school year will
be exciting and challenging for both the
students and myself. Many changes have taken
place in 3rd grade over the summer,
especially in Reading and Math. It will be a new
learning experience for us all. Third grade is a
very important grade because students will be
getting ready for the iLeap test in the spring
and the PARCC assessment next year.
A discipline policy has
been sent home for you to review and discuss
with your child. I strictly adhere to these
rules and consequences. A class chart will
follow the students during library, P.E., and
Music. Student conduct grades are determined
weekly and will be sent home with test papers on
Wednesday. School notices and letters are also
included in the folders. Please review your
child’s work, sign the folder, and return it the
The Vermilion Parish
School system follows a 9 week grading period.
Therefore, progress reports will be sent home
every 4 weeks and report cards after 9 weeks.
There will be a total of 4 grading periods
throughout the year.
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Listed below are some
general guidelines for each of our subjects. I
will cover any questions you may have and
discuss these subjects further during Open
Students will be introduced to a
new story and vocabulary every 2 weeks. We will
cover most of the information in class and
review. Grades will consist of comprehension
quizzes, vocabulary / skill tests, class work,
and homework. Your child will be given a
comprehension passage each week for homework.
Students will have the week to complete and turn
it in for a 3 point grade. At the
end of the 9 weeks, I will combine all the
homework points into a homework grade. Usually
it averages out to 24-27 points at the end.
Finally, our class
will be participating in the school wide AR
program. Though it is not graded, I do ask that
students to set a goal of at least 10 points per
nine weeks. I will send a reminder periodically
to let you know how many points your child has.
At the completion of each nine week period
students who have reached their goal will be
treated with a reward. Mrs. Poche also has
school wide incentives in the library. Students
can earn bonus points in Reading
for surpassing their AR goals. I will inform you
when the time approaches.
This year our parish has adopted
a new Math program, Engage New York. You can
access the lessons from home by visiting
www.engagenewyork.org. Student books will be
kept in a binder. We will do lessons in class
that correlate with the homework assignments.
Please check your child’s book each night to
review the day’s lesson. Our main focus this
year will be on multiplication and division as
well as fractions.
Students will be introduced to a
new skill weekly. There will be 16 words and 2
dictation sentences each week. The lists will be
placed in your child’s yellow folder. I usually
give a trial test on Wednesday and the final
test on Friday. Any student who passes the trial
test with an A will not have to test on Friday.
The textbook will be a guide for
teaching skills, with an emphasis on writing.
The students will be tested weekly. Some work
will be done in class and some will be assigned
as homework. Writing assignments will be done
mostly in class.
Your child will be given a grade
in Social Living this year. Science and Social
Studies grades will be combined for an overall
grade. Study guides will be given to help
prepare for tests. Test dates will be given on
the same day the study guide is issued.
Supplemental handouts may be given in addition
to the study guide. Please review these
supplemental handouts with your child. Besides
tests, grades will also come from group
activities, worksheets and projects.
Students will be issued an
assignment pad, the cost is $3.00. Homework is
to be copied in this note pad. Please check it
daily. If your child should be absent, please
call the office in the morning so I can have
their homework prepared by 2:00. There is some
sort of home learning each night except on
Fridays. After 2 assignments are missed, a
homework notice is sent home. A class
newsletter will be sent home weekly
highlighting what skills and assignments will be
due for the week. Finally, you can also visit
the school website to access homework
assignments. The website is
can also access my webpage to locate information
Aside from the list that was sent
home at the end of last year, I am also asking
that each student bring in the following items:
$8.00 ($3.00 covers the
assignment pad and $5.00 for art and AR /
I feel this year is going to be
very productive. By working together we can make
it the best year possible for your child. If you
have any questions throughout the year please
don’t hesitate to ask. I can be reached by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call
the office at 937-6915 and I will return your
call as soon as possible.
Yours in Education,