Weekly Focus!

This week we have late start on Wednesday.   School will begin at 9:35 instead of 8:35 that day.  Reminder- all field trip permission slips and money are due by Wednesday.  If you would like to chaperone, please note that it is also $14 for you.  We are hoping to have several chaperones per class to help manage the kids.  The apple orchard is always a fun time.  Another friendly reminder that we have gym on Thursdays.  Some kids are forgetting to wear their gym shoes on those days.  Please help them remember.  It was great seeing so many families during Open House last week.  We have another busy week ahead.  Here is what we will be working on this week.

Math:  We will continue to work with multiplication and division.  We will focus on the distributive property.  There will be a mid-module assessment on Wednesday.

Science:  We are still learning about forces.  Forces are all around us.  Ask your child what forces are working to keep things on the table, as well as, what forces make things fall off the table and unto the ground.

Social Studies:  We will be focusing on natural characteristics of Michigan by examining Michigan’s landforms and bodies of water.

Reading:  We are learning how to recount stories including fables, folktales, and myths.  We are also learning how to determine the moral of a story.

Writing:  We will continue working on true stories.  This week we will focus on setting a writing goal, learning how to organize our writing, and how to write leads.

NWEA testing will continue this week.    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  See you all on Monday!

Homework for the weekend!!

We have been working on asking and answering questions  for the past week. The homework is to read the text come up with questions and answering the questions under the text. Students must write in a complete sentence.


Have a great weekend!!

spelling words for the week 9/10/18

lane, ate, trap, tape, can, north, south, array, publish, division 

Weekly Focus!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, its been very cold for me.

Thursday is open house I will send the time later this week, it is a chance for the parents to meet the teacher and sign up for conference. I hope to see everyone Thursday.  Friday is a half day


This week we will start with the spelling works and our spelling test will be every Friday.

This week we will be taking the reading and Language NWEA test. Students are being tested to determine their reading levels.


This week we will focus on:

Math: Students are getting used to the new math book, we started with multiplication last week and this week we are getting more into division. everyday with the math home students will be taking home a guide sheet to review what they have learned in school and to help them with the homework.

Social Studies: Last week we started our first unit which is Geography we were able to look at different places using good earth and students worked on “Me on the Map” project. This week we are going to continue with our geography unit and focus on cardinal directions and look at the natural resources in Michigan.

Reading: We are still exploring fiction texts this week.  We will be focusing on asking and answering questions in a complete sentence by restating the question in the answer.  Answering in complete sentences is a very important skill.  You can practice this at home with your child.  When asking them questions, have them respond to you in a complete sentence.

Writing:  We are learning how to do flash drafts or quick writes to get ideas onto paper.  This is the beginning process of developing stories.  You can help your child at home with this by having them orally tell you a story making sure it has a beginning, middle, end and some interesting details.

Science: We will continue exploring magnetic forces and focus on balanced and unbalanced forces.

If you have any questions you can always text me on remind.




Tonight’s homework

Math lesson one homework 2 pages

read at least one book at home.

Tonight’s Homework

practice addition and subtraction sheet. Return Tuesday

If you did not return the lunch survey we would love to have it Tuesday. Tuesday is the last day

Tonight’s Homework

“Get to know me bag” is due tomorrow. Please remember to bring the bag and share with the class.

Subtraction homework sheet . Please practice and return tomorrow.

Have a great afternoon.

Get to Know me bag!!

Please complete and bring back your bag on Thursday to share with everyone.


Welcome Back!!

I hope Everyone had an amazing summer, It’s time to come back to a new school year  full of learning.

Monday, August 27th is the first day of school.

I am very excited to meet everyone.

See you Monday remember it is half day!!

Welcome to Third Grade!

Welcome to 3rd Grade!


Dear Parents,


Welcome to a new year! I am really excited about being your child’s teacher this year. Third grade is going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! Your child will be given tools and the opportunities to really explore knowledge. Much of your child’s success will be determined by the communication between school and home. I would like to welcome not only your child to my class, but you as well. I consider us a team in working towards a quality education for your child. I look forward to meeting each of you at our open house on September 13th.  


Homework/ Tests

Each night check my iblog to find out what your child’s homework will be.   Your child will receive reading homework daily. It is very important for your child to read 20 minutes each night. In addition, they may have to complete any work that was not finished during the day or complete a review assignment for something that we have already done in class.  It is necessary for your child to complete all homework and have an adult look over the homework. Please do not do your child’s homework for them. Sometimes students will have math homework from the MobyMax site. Grades are given for homework. If your child does not understand the assignment and no one at home can give them assistance, simply write a note on the homework. This will help me to know what your child may still need to work on. In science, social studies, and math, your child will have a study guide to study from before taking tests in these subjects. All tests taken in class will be sent home for you to sign and return to school the next day.



Please subscribe to my iBlog:  https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/kazanz/  I will be posting weekly spelling lists, weekly focus, and daily homework assignments. I will also post upcoming events such as test dates, late start dates,etc. on the iBlog.


If you have any questions or concerns about any of the work or tests, please do not hesitate to call or email. I will not be able to speak during teaching time, however I would  be happy to speak to you before 8:20 am or after school after 3:35pm or set an appointment with you.


Snacks  Each day your child may bring in his/her own healthy snack.  Some healthy snacks ideas are:  fruits and vegetables. Your child may also bring in a water bottle with a top.



Below you will find a suggested supply list for this year.

  • 6 ( 1 subject notebook) red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange
  • 6 (2-pocket folders) red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange
  • 1 pack of 24 count crayons
  • 1 crayon box
  • Pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Small sharpener
  • 2 Black and White Composition Notebooks
  • 24 pack of pencils
  • 2 glue Sticks
  • Loose Leaf paper
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • Large Hand Sanitizer bottle
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Gallon size Ziplock bags
  • Clorox Wipes




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