Math Practice & More!

Our class has been working on multiplication and division. One way to help students is to practice skip counting. When your child skip counts, it’s important for he/she to hold up the fingers that go with the skip count so a connection is made between the multiplication/division fact and the skip count (for example, for 3 x 2 the student holds 2 fingers up). We do these activities daily and the students are really improving! Have fun with the videos! Click on the links below for the skip counts songs!









If you haven’t purchased a third grade t shirt for your child, we would encourage you to do so. Our goal is for each student to have a shirt to wear on our field trips, and we have the added benefit of being able to help fund our Lansing trip as well with each shirt purchased. Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide fun and educational experiences for your children!

Third Grade T Shirt Order Page

Third Grade Lansing Trip Fundraiser!

Our students are going on a wonderful trip to Lansing. In order to help fund the trip, we are selling third grade t-shirts that are available in adult sizes (for parents or grandparents who would like to chaperone, for example) as well as a variety of sizes for youth! You are also able to donate money specifically to the cause and your donation will go toward funding our trip.

Please click on the link below to donate and/or order a third grade shirt!

Third Grade T-shirt Fundraiser

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Open House and Parent Meeting!

Our school-wide Open House is this Thursday, September 12 from 6:00-7:30. Please come join us in Room 32. Here’s what to expect:

  • A scavenger hunt! Complete with your third grader and become familiar with our classroom!
  • Sign up for conferences! Bring your calendars.
  • Sign up for blogs and Remind apps! Bring your smart phone to scan QR codes that will streamline the process so you can stay up-to-date on our school events and classroom announcements!
  • Meet Mrs. Joachim! Bonus points for students who bring their parents AND a knock-knock joke!
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At 5:30, we will meet in the library for a 3rd Grade Parent Meeting!

  • Find out about field trips!
  • Find out about homework routines!
  • Learn about PBIS!
  • Ask questions!
  • Sign up to be Homeroom Parents!

We will dismiss at 6:00 so you can enjoy the rest of the Open House!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!


Welcome to my blog!  I’m so glad that you have taken the opportunity to visit.  I hope that you will find this site informative. Explore all of the tabs. They are full of good information about third grade!

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I look forward to a year of growing and learning together with your third grader!

–Mrs. Joachim

Presentation Schedule

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Here is the schedule for the Made In Michigan presentations.  You are welcome to come watch the presentations.  Each presentation lasts about 5-10 minutes.  When you arrive, if a student is presenting, please wait in the hallway until the student is finished talking.  It can be very distracting to students when people are walking in/out of the classroom.

No changes will be made to the schedule.

Presentation Schedule

Field Day!


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June 10 is Haigh’s Field Day!  We are looking forward to this fun end-of-the-year activity!  I am sending home a note in your child’s Owl Folder with information and we hope you can volunteer to help out if you are available!  We appreciate all that our Haigh families do to support the activities that we plan for our students!  An extra copy can be found in the link below

Field Day Note


End of Year Picnic

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Our picnic will be on June 6 (Thursday) at Levagood park in the red/blue playground located near the basketball courts.  If you would like to provide any of the items needed for the picnic, please click on the link and add your name to the google doc.  Thank you!

Picnic Sign Up

Made in Michigan Projects

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The students have started their research on companies that are based in Michigan.  Here are the main points to know as your child works on this at home!  I would encourage you to visit some of these companies in the next week or try out some of the products that the students are researching.

When do we work on it and when is it due?

  • The rest of the project (poster and notecards) will be finished AT HOME
  • The poster and notecards are due on Friday, May 31!  Each day late will result in a 5 point reduction in the final grade.

What does the project look like?

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  • For this project, students will be determining the products made by their assigned company, all three of the company’s resources (natural, capital, and human), the main location of the company (or a location close to where we are in Dearborn), and any interesting facts about the company.
  • Students need to make a poster on standard poster board (22×28).  You can find it at Staples, Walmart, Michaels, Dollar Tree, Target, etc.  They typically cost less than $1.
  • The design for the poster is totally up to your child, but all of the elements need to be included.  A packet was sent home today (5/23) that shows an example.
  • The note cards basically summarize the poster.  The packet contains the information that is needed for each notecard.

How will my child be graded?

  • In the packet, there is a 100 point rubric that shows all the elements that are required to earn 100%.
  • For each day late, the grade decreases by 5 points.  Note: If it’s 2 days late, that’s a loss of 10 points, not 5.
  • Earn an extra credit (5 points) for including a photo of your child with the product/company!!

When will my child present his/her poster to the class?

  • Regardless of when your child presents, the entire project (poster and cards) are due on May 31 and will be kept here in class to make it fair for everyone.
  • Presentations will be on June 7 and June 10. A schedule will come out on May 31 and will be posted on my blog.
  • On the day of the presentation, you are welcome to come.  I will stick to the schedule absolutely and no exceptions will be made.  The end of the year is very crunched with activities so we want to be respectful of everyone involved.  If your child would like to bring in samples to share with the class, that is absolutely fine.  It is NOT REQUIRED but it does make the experience more fun and real for the students.  Keep in mind, food samples that require any special equipment (ice cream scoops, bowls, spoons) will not be available in the classroom.  You will need to have your child bring those along.

Extra Resource Packets

Click on any of the links for additional packets if your child misplaces his/her original.

Made in Michigan Research Outline

Made in Michigan Note Cards

Made in Michigan Poster Sample

Made in Michigan Rubric

Michigan Map Outline

Back to school today!

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The school is all aired out and we are ready for students this morning!  Please plan on a regular school day today.

Thank you for your support and help yesterday as we dismissed students.  It was a safe and orderly process and your cooperation was appreciated by all the staff.  This was just one more example of how our Haigh community comes together in support of one another. Thank you!