Grade 3


Miss Cates & Miss Anthony




 

Meet Miss Cates

 

Tell me about yourself.

At the age of four, I decided that I wanted to become a teacher. After teaching preschool for six years, I left the field of early childhood education to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. In May 2015, I graduated from the University of Southern Maine’s 9-month ETEP program with my K-8 certification and a masters degree in Teaching and Learning

  

Why do you like teaching third grade?

I fell in love with third grade when I began student teaching here at Lura Libby. At this grade level, we’re able to really dive into the content and learn about a lot of really cool things. Third graders are also so eager to learn and even though they’re “grown up”, they still love to hug their teacher each day!

  

What are your favorite student units?

I love to teach all subject and content areas but my favorites are reading and writing.

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

Communication is so important and I welcome all phone calls and emails from parents. The best way to contact me is via e-mail. I will also send home notes in F.I.S.H. folders, newsletters on a regular basis and reminders through text message via the Remind program.

 

What are your homework guidelines?

Required homework includes reading for a minimum of 20 minutes per night and recording it in a reading log. Other content area assignments may be sent home as well.

 

 

Meet Miss Anthony

 

Tell me about yourself.

I graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta in December of 2014. I have been working in RSU13 as a substitute throughout my whole college career. I even student taught here in the Fall of 2014 in the second grade. After student teaching I was a long term sub in the Castles program and am excited to have a full time job as a teacher here!

 

Why do you like teaching third grade?

I really like how independent 3rd graders are becoming at this grade level. It’s a great age to start organizational skills and responsibility.

 

What are your favorite student units?

My favorite student unit to teach my students is multiplication and the fairy tale unit. I have always believed that multiplication is a very great skill for students to have. I love the tricks you can teach your students for multiplication. The fairy tale unit is really cool as well. I love teaching all the different elements of a fairy tale. 

 

What is your plan for parent contact plan?

In my 3rd grade class we have a M.O.O.S.E binder. In the binder there is a spot specifically for parent communication. Also email is another great way for parents to contact me. My e-mail is banthony@rsu13.org        

  

What are your homework guidelines?

In my students M.O.O.S.E binder there is a spot for their homework. Also the students have a planner where they write their homework in everyday to remind them and their parents what is for homework each night. Homework varies every night except for reading. The students are required to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night. They are to record their times that they have read in their monthly reading log.