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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Wildcat Weekly Blog

11/13/18 Update

English/Language Arts: This week will are on week 4 of our module on central message, lesson, theme, or moral!  To conclude this standard, we will be reading the stories A True Hero and  Seven Spools of Thread.  Our final reading assessment for this standard will be on Friday.  Our suffix this week is -less.  Additionally, we …

Veterans Day

We are celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 9th. Please wear red, white, and blue.  Students will be participating in many Veterans Day activities on this day.  We will be having a picnic lunch this day and the school will be closed to visitors for lunch on this day due to the ceremony.  If your child would …

11/5/18 Update

ELA/Social Studies: We will be working in week 3 of our module this week! Our text this week is a narrative nonfiction called Beatrice’s Goat. We will continue to practice writing to support a central message, lesson, theme, or moral.  Our suffix for the week is -ness and we will be working on the difference …

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!