• Las Brisas Elementary implements the Character Counts model to guide students to become trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring citizens.

    Character Counts is part of our classroom behavior expectation, and students are expected to demonstrate good character throughout the school day and in their lifetime.

    The core components of Character Counts are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

    In order to provide a safe and positive environment, everyone must understand our behavior expectations. We believe that all students can behave appropriately at school and should accept responsibility for their actions. All students have a right to an education and no student has the right to interfere with the learning of others.

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  • The third grade team utilizes the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards when planning all instruction. The following lists are the district curriculum adoptions that will be utilized:

    Reading: Reading Street

    Math: Eureka Math

    Writing: Write from the Beginning

    Science: units developed by DVUSD

    Social Studies: Harcourt Brace

    Supplemental materials and lessons will be used to fit the needs of all students in all subject areas.

    Students will also utilize "Thinking Maps" in each subject area.


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  • This school year, students will show responsibility by taking home a daily classroom binder. 

    Inside these binders, students will fill out their assignment calendars, store their word sorts, passwords, and spelling words, and transfer assigned homework and completed work. 

    Please encourage your child to share this binder with you, as they strive to become an organized and successful third grader.

    Students are asked to bring their binder with them every day to and from school. Please review the rules located inside your child's binder.

    We encourage all parents to look inside to get familiar with the binder. The front left plastic pocket is our "Parent Pocket." This holds completed work that can be left at home, plus homework for the night. It is all work that parents need to review. The back right plastic pocket is our "Safe Pocket." This pocket is for our on-going, uncompleted work. Please DO NOT remove papers from this pocket. If you do, your student will not have his or her paper when it is time to work on it again. :(


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