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Biely's Communication Binders

Mrs. Biely’s

Third Grade Expectations

I am so excited about this year! I would like to explain the purpose of your child’s communication binder.


  1. Keep you updated on important school information and student progress
  2. Keep your child well organized
  3. Promote parent/teacher/student communication

Below is a list of contents and instructions for this binder.  Please check the binder daily and return notes and homework promptly. It will affect your child’s grades.

  1. Zipper Pouch: Lunch Money/ 2 pencils/Expo Marker/Math Facts Flash Cards
  2. Pocket 1 (Green): Mrs. Biely’s Third Grade Expectations
  3. Pocket 2 (Yellow): 2018-2019 School Calendar/Mrs. Biely’s Class Schedule (Subject to Change)
  4. Pocket 3: Menu with Block Schedule (Note P.E. dates on Lunch Menu to dress appropriately.)
  5. Pocket 4 (Blue): Reading Counts (RC) Points Bar Graph & Chapter Book Log:
    • Shows your child’s progress towards a goal of 25 points each 9 weeks.
    • Rewards & grades are given for RC Point Milestones. It pays to read carefully and often!
    • Students are required to read and RC test on four chapter books each 9 weeks.
  6. Pocket 5 (Pink): Five Finger Retells/Reading Comprehension Strategies & Spelling Homework Ideas/Homework Tips
  7. Pocket 6 (Orange): Multiplication Facts Chart/CUBES Math Strategy & Multiplication Facts Practice Test /Various Math Skill Sheets (to be added throughout year)
    • Use Flash cards and Multiplication Chart to practice for weekly tests
    • Use Expo Marker and Kleenex on clear sleeve to practice 1 minute timed tests at home
  8. Folder 1: Homework Folder/Agenda/Reading Log & Morning Work
    • Your child will write on each subject daily. Please discuss and determine homework using this page and the contents of the homework folder.
    • Reading Log: Read chapter book for a minimum of 20-30 minute, Monday-Thursday, from a chapter book at his or her reading level. More is best! Student fills in title and pages read. Parent signs at bottom for accountability.
    • Incomplete/Redo class work is due the following day. Students turn it in to their colored folder upon arrival.
    • Homework from an absence will be due two days after it is sent home.
    • Parent Communication: Look for Student Praise and/or Issues to be addressed (blue ticket= walk 3 laps; golden ticket= caught doing something good!)


  1. Folder 2: Papers to Sign and Return /Papers to Keep at Home:
    • Students are responsible for putting notes home in this folder and presenting them to you daily.
    • On Mondays this folder will contain your child’s work from the previous week. This is a great opportunity to look over your child’s progress and determine if he or she is practicing good work habits and accomplishing their educational goals. You can keep these papers at home. Incomplete/Redo work is due the following day. I will make it a point to address areas of concern during small group /one-on-one time.
    • Students with good work habits and positive behavior will get to participate in Ridgy Recess on Friday! Any work for the week not turned in by Friday will be completed in study hall during Ridgy Recess. It pays to get work done! 
  2. Back Binder Cover: Spelling List for the week: Test Every Friday!  Lists will also be on website


Nightly Reading:

Each 9 weeks students are expected to complete 4 chapter books, RC test with a grade of 70% or higher, and accumulate 25 RC points.  Students must read their chapter book for a minimum of 20-30 minutes each night, Monday through Thursday. The student is expected to fill out the title and pages read, and parents will need to sign reading log daily (found on agenda) for the student to receive credit for reading that week. I will check their agendas daily.  If your schedule did not allow for reading on a day during the week, the student will read during Ridgy Recess on Friday.  Repeat occurrences will result in reading during half of our regular recess. Your child receives points each week for reading and these points add up quickly! Strong readers read daily from a variety of texts. Encourage your child to read daily to become the best reader they can possibly become!

Classroom Expectations:

  1. We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  2. We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or put-downs.
  3. We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  4. We will help one another whenever possible.
  5. We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.
  6. We will encourage each other to do our best.
  7. We will cheer each other to success.
  8. We will show respect and courtesy to our peers and all adults in the building at all times.


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School Office:  (918) 786-5573     Call/Text: 479-238-5835