Science and Math Syllabus


Welcome to 3rd Grade at PES

                                                                                                 August 1, 2017

Parents/ Guardians,

             Welcome to a new and exciting year at PES. I am Mrs. Ashley Ockman and am looking forward to teaching your child Social Studies and Science.  This will be my 5th year teaching. Let’s all work together to make this a successful and memorable year.

             In the Third Grade Social Studies class, we will covering a variety of topics all centered around Louisiana history and government. Grades will come from regular test and in class projects. Your child will be given a study guide with basic terms that we will be using in class over the course of the unit. Please keep in mind that all material your child will use in class is to kept and looked over each and every night.

            In our Science units we will covering the new State Standards. These standards are more in depth and are met to prepare the students for the LEAP test.

Folders will be used to organize the packets.  Please assist your child in keeping the folders neat and organized by taking out the notes, homework sheets, and newsletters after material has been tested.


Below are the folder colors with their assigned purposes.

Blue (provided by school) – Contains newsletters from the office, PTO memos, monthly discipline forms, and weekly homework sheets.


Purple – This folder will be sent home every Wednesday with test papers. Please review test, sign the signature document, and return within two days.


          Red – ELA           Yellow – Sci/SS


               Homework will be issued daily.  Homework sheets will be given out every Monday and will be placed in the  folder.  The students are responsible for coping homework assignments on the homework sheet daily. If students do not complete assignments it will be documented and you will be contacted if an excessive amount are missed.  Please remember that homework is a way to review skills and prepare your child for weekly tests and the state test.


Progress reports and final grades will be calculated by percentages not letter grades.  The St. James Parish Grading Scale is as follows:  100%-93% A, 92%-85% B, 84%-75% C, 74%-67% D, and 66%-0% F.  Below shows how the final grade will be calculated in each subject.


                Social Studies- 100% tests                     Science- 100% tests, labs, & projects

              If a student is absent, the student is responsible for seeing the teacher for the work he/she missed.  Make-up work is located in a folder labeled “Make-up Work” and is located on the shelf.  Make-up work or test must be completed within three days of returning to school. Students can expect at least 1 Science or Social Studies test per week. Test may fall on any day of the week. Students will know test dates in advanced. Please check homework sheets for information.


              We will prepare students for state testing all year by teaching the Louisiana State Standards and by familiarizing them with the format of the test.  A letter will be sent home to inform you more about state testing decisions. 


              More learning takes place in a structured and well-disciplined classroom.   The Paulina Elementary’s School-Wide Discipline Plan will be strictly enforced in our classrooms.  The rules are as follows:  1.) I will keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.  2.) I will respect students and adults.  3.) I will respect the property of others.  4.) I will follow all directions given.  5.) I will be nice to everyone.  If a rule is broken more than once, a consequence will be issued according to the PES Policy Manual (please read when you receive).  You can check your child’s behavior daily by signing the discipline form in the yellow folder.  Rewards will be given daily, weekly, and monthly for those students who stay on a green card.


               Lunch money, workbook bills, forms for the office or teacher must be turned in first thing in the morning. If the student does not turn it in before 8:15, he/she will have to hold it until the next school day. Please send everything in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and what the envelope is for and have it in the yellow folder. When sending money to school, please send a check or the correct amount. We don’t keep cash in the classrooms or the office to give change.

              In order for us to have a successful year, communication is essential. If you have questions/concerns or would like to schedule a conference with me, please call the school (225-258-4700) or email me. My planning time is 1:45-2:10.


The information in this document is subject to change if needed.


Your Partner in Education,


                            Mrs. Ashley Ockman