Welcome to Mrs. Biermann’s Third Grade Class!

I am excited to introduce myself as your child’s teacher for the 2018-2019 school year! This is my 11th year teaching in the Pasco School District.

This year, our classroom is part of a eight classroom, nine teacher third grade team. We are a passionate team dedicated to student success! As we look ahead to the coming months, we are anxious to see the excitement in your child as they learn and excel in their academics.

Throughout the year, I welcome you to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I am looking forward to being able to work together to ensure the success of your child!

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9/10/18 Update

ELA: This week we will continue our work with identifying character traits and this week we will deepen our focus by determining how a character changes throughout the text and reason why a character would change. We will continue reading to help us with our comprehension standard. Also, we will continue looking at context clues to …

Odessa’s Library

The media center will open next week starting on Monday, September 10th.  The students may check out 4 books at a time and may go any day they wish.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  

Sunshine State Readers

Sunshine State Readers

Starting in 3rd grade, students get the chance to participate in the Sunshine State Young Readers Program. This is an excellent program and I encourage all students to participate. Students can read books with peers, family members, at school or independently to participate in the program!

Stretch your reading skills with the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Reader Books!

Behavioral Plan

Behavior Plan

Throughout the year, I will be using a discipline plan to monitor daily behavior. The discipline plan had four color codes.

Green is “Ready to Learn”

Blue is “Excellent”

Yellow is “Think About Your Choices”

Red is “Multiple Warning Throughout the Day”

Each student has his or her class number on a clothespin and will start each day on “Ready to learn!”.  As the day progresses, students have the chance to move up or down according to their behavior. With this plan, we are working to teach the students that they have the power to turn their day around! We feel that this is very important for building a positive environment for the rest of the year. Each section is worth a certain number of points for students to cash in for a variety of incentives. Each evening, students will have a sticker in their planner indicating their end of the day status according to the chart. The “moving down” section of the plan looks like this:

1 check = loss of one point for the day
2 checks = Missed Recess, lose 2 points
3 checks = Missed Recess, lose 3 points
4 checks = Removal from class and a trip to the office, lose 4 points

Please discuss this system with your child nightly and celebrate his or her successes and good choices!