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Miss Schramm

 

ABOUT ME:

My name is Miss Melanie Schramm and I love teaching third grade! I am always excited to guide students through a growth mindset model to learning and success. My favorite things about teaching third grade include (and are not limited to!): mastering multiplication facts, learning cursive, informational writing, and reading Because of Winn-Dixie.

 

My education:

I graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2011 and went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) with a Spanish minor from Susquehanna University in 2015. In 2022, I will graduate from the University of Kansas with my Master of Science in Education with a Reading Specialist License. My teaching career began in a different school district where I taught one year of K-6. I began teaching in the Loyalsock Township School District in 2016, where I taught my first two years in kindergarten. I have been teaching third grade since then and I absolutely love it!

 

My hobbies: 

In my spare time I especially love running, biking, swimming, kayaking, doing yoga, and gardening. Other hobbies you might find me doing include reading or spending time with my family and friends.

 

 

ACADEMICS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR:

Math:

Here you will find the core focus of what is learned and expected in third grade.

Home-Links, flashcards, and study guides are located here.

Here are some games to practice third grade math skills.

Every day, students are expected to complete Rocket Math Facts and Xtra Math Facts. Rocket Math is done with paper and pencil in school. Xtra Math can be done at school and at home. Your child can login to Xtra Math using my email (mschramm@loyalsocklancers.org) to sign in to their profile. The mastery of basic math facts leads to success in math.

 

ELA:

There are three major novels that we work through in the third grade:

  1. Charlotte’s Web (full audiobook – Youtube)
  2. Stone Fox (full audiobook – Youtube)
  3. Because of Winn-Dixie (audiobook playlist – Youtube)

 

Writing:

Our third grade writing curriculum builds off of what has already been taught in K, 1, and 2. We become more serious as writers to strengthen the writing skills we already have. Throughout the year we focus on three major types of writing:

  1. Narrative
  2. Informational
  3. Opinion

 

Phonics:

Phonics instruction is explicitly taught through two curricula: Fundations and The 95% Group.

 

Fundations:

One of the best things about Fundations is learning cursive! If you would like some cursive printables for your child to practice at home, you can find some here.

There are 15 units total. Each of the units can be accessed below:

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Unit 6 Unit 7 Bonus Unit Unit 8 Unit 9
Unit 10 Unit 11 Unit 12  Unit 13 Unit 14

 

The 95% Group:

This is a skill set of six syllable types in which third grade students are expected to master to improve reading and comprehension. The skill sets are as follows:

  1. Closed syllables
  2. Silent-e syllables
  3. Open syllables
  4. Vowel team syllables
  5. Consonant-le syllables
  6. Vowel-r syllables

 


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: mschramm@loyalsocklancers.org

Phone: (570) 326-3554

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