Welcome to Mrs. Hernandez’s Third Grade Classroom Webpage
A little about me: My name is Mrs. Hernandez, and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Birth – 3rd Grade. In my opinion, the field of education is a rewarding career that provides us with the opportunity to see the children’s growth and progress on a daily basis. Specializing in early childhood education has provided me the opportunity to make a positive impact on the children of our future. By believing that the students can achieve much more than expected of them, they will feel as if they have no limitations and reach the stars, if we only encourage and show faith in them.
As much as I love my students and my career, I also have a huge space in my heart for my family. I am a wife, and a mother of 2 gorgeous girls, one in 2nd grade and the other in 8th grade. As a mother and a teacher, I know the struggles and joys from both sides of the equation. I expect only the best from my children’s teachers which is why I will do my very best to give 110% to make your child’s 3rd grade year a happy and successful one.
Let’s stay connected!
Ben Gamla Tel: 305-596-6266
Class Dojo: Check classroom behavior, view class stories, and contact me. All students received an invitation on how to join. If you have not joined, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll forward you a direct invite.
FSA Math Test Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10
FSA Reading Test Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18
Can’t volunteer at the school? No problem, Every $10 donated = 1 volunteer hour. Include copy of receipt with your donation complete your hours.
- Chapter Books
- Variety pack binder clips
- Letter size laminating paper
- Variety colored legal size hanging folders (4 packs) red, yellow, blue, green
- Color copy paper
- Sharpies color sets
- Large chart paper
- Dry Erase Markers
- Colored card stock paper
- Rewards for children (pencils, erasers, book marks, stickers etc.)
- Refills for Glad Plug Ins
- Paper clips
- Amazon – Gift cards
- Dollar Store – Gift cards
- Get Smart – Gift cards
- Teachers Pay Teachers – gift card
Students receive a new packet each week. Please check your child’s homework every night.
Comprehension Strategy: reread to increase understanding
*Comprehension Skill: compare and contrast two things in an expository text
Genre: recognize characteristics and text features of expository text
*Vocabulary Strategy: use context clues to figure out the meaning of an unknown word*
( * = skills tested on the Reading Test)
Writing– write an informative essay explaining how adaptations have helped animals overcome challenges in their environment. Use evidence from sources to support your explanation.
Grammar– ensure subject pronoun and present-tense verb agreement, identify singular and plural pronouns and verbs that agree
Language Arts– read and spell words with closed syllables
Math– Elapsed times and Measuring with grams, liters, and inches.
Science– describe and identify vertebrate and invertebrate animals
Social Studies– explain the purpose and need for government, describe how government gains its power from its people, explain how government was established through a written constitution, identify the levels of government
Online Practice for Math and Reading
IXL: go to www.ixl.com and have student login. Username is first initial followed by last name @bgcs (ex. mhernandez@bgcs). Password is student. Once logged in, click on Math at the top and select grade level 3. Students may work on any skills they would like; however, I will have recommended skills that students should be working on as homework assignments.
TenMarks: students will have homework assigned by me that relates to what we are learning in class. To access it, go to www.tenmarks.com and click login button in the top right corner. Select student. Login information will be sent home (The username for most students it is first initial followed by last name. Password for all students is student.) On the Home page after you log in, you should see Your Class Work with clickable lessons. These are lessons I have assigned and should be completed by the due date. Each lesson has 5 or 10 questions and are very beneficial to math progress!
Accelerated Reader: Students must PASS two articles quizzes each week. Students are also encouraged to reach their AR reading goal assigned for the nine-week period (rewarded in class). Login by clicking on AR Login . Student usernames are the first initial and first four letters of last name in all capital letters (ex. MHERN). The password is abc in lowercase letters! Students can use AR to take quizzes on books they have read and to also take quizzes on informational articles provided by the program. I encourage students to do 2-3 AR articles a week, along with taking quizzes on any books they are reading at home. Quizzes taken after 3:30 PM may need a password and it is “admin“. Click Here for More AR Information
BOX TOPS – Service Project
In Social Studies we learn about service projects and how we can help our school and community. One of our service projects is to help our school raise funds. An easy way to raise funds is by simply collecting Box Tops.You may download the form by clicking the link Box Tops and glue or tape the box tops, or simply place them in a zip lock bag with your child’s name on it, or download the application (app) on your smart phone and scan your receipts.
Your child needs to wear a school uniform every day. “Jean Day” is each Friday for a donation of $1.00. The last Friday of the month will be a “Dress Down Day” for a donation of $2.00. PLEASE remember to send in the appropriate amount of money each Friday.
How to complete your 30 volunteering hours
Don’t have a volunteer number yet? Register at www.dadeschools.net under the parents or community tab then visit our office and obtain your number.
- Chaperone at field trips
- Lunch Duty
- Library (Read to students or help them check out books)
- Making copies
- Working in the classroom (small groups, reading to the students, science labs, etc.)
- Sharpen pencils