Name: S. Martin
    Grade: 3rd
    Classroom: 302
    Phone Ext:
    Welcome Parents and Students to third grade!
    Let's dedicate ourselves to a successful 2017-2018 year. 

    Dear Parent:


     We have so much to learn in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and technology. Third grade is a crucial grade in propelling your child further along the educational path.  Your child is making that transition to no longer being a “baby.”  More independence will be needed. More responsibility will be required. More concrete learning and thought processes will be developed.  I look forward to working with you to provide the most rewarding learning experience for your child. My expectations are high, yet I know your child can rise to the challenge. Finally, third grade is the first testing grade.  Your child will be assessed on the retention of knowledge and overall progress throughout the year based on strategies learned, not memorization.  It is so very important for teacher, student, and parent to work as a team to help your child reach his/her highest potential.

    Characteristics of a successful third grader:  
    At Avondale, we SOAR
    * Self Control
    * On Task
    * Accountable
    * Respectful
    * Independent Learners
    * Good Listeners
    * Follower of directions
    ***Please sign up for Class DoJo. Class DoJo
    This is a webpage and app for your smart phone that will allow you to keep up with your child's behaviors; positive and negative.  You can also message me through DoJo and see upcoming events/reminders.
    You may also subscribe to text reminders from me through Remind 101; Simply text 619-754-8620 with the message @c808.  You will not receive spam texts, only reminders from me and your information is kept private.
    If at any time you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me through the Class DoJo, text, or my personal email outside of school:  luv_2teach_kids@yahoo.com 
    I am looking forward to having your child as a student in my class this year.  I am anticipating working with you to help provide the best academic growth for your child.  Remember, it takes the school and the home working together to reach these goals. 
    Sandra Martin
    NBCT 2010