Welcome to Mrs. Biermann’s Third Grade Class!

I am excited to introduce myself as your child’s teachers for the 2017-2018 school year! This is my 10th year teaching in the Pasco School District.

This year, our classroom is part of a six classroom, seven 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 children 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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Wildcat Weekly Blog

12/11/17 Update

Looking ahead to what we will be learning next week: ELA/English Language Arts:  This week, we will be continuing our focus standard of comparing and contrasting within two text.  We will be reading All about Fossils and The Scoop on Dino Poop and comparing and contrasting fossils to coprolites.   Additionally, we will be working on the …

12/4/17 Update

English Language Arts:  This week, we will continue our work with comparing and contrasting within two text and we will be reading four different text on native and nonnative plants.  We will begin our week with the text Washington Weed Whackers and read about spartina.  Then, we will read Purple Loosestrife on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, …

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 2017-2018 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!