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Welcome Third Grade Students and Families!

Welcome to Third Grade!

My name is Mrs. Ashley DeCoy. This is my sixth year teaching third grade in the Blackhawk School District. I received my Bachelors from the University of Pittsburgh and my Masters from Robert Morris University. My husband and I have a son, Easton who is almost 2! He’s a very happy and active toddler! We love vacations on the beach, going on hikes, exploring the outdoors, and the park! I love having fun while learning and exploring so get ready for some FUN in third grade! If you need to contact me, please feel free to email me at decoya@bsd.k12.pa.us or call the school. Thank you!


Spelling and Vocabulary
Click on the link under Resources Links to view a list of Spelling and Robust Vocabulary words from each Storytown Lesson.  
Highlights and Looking Ahead of the Second Quarter:

Highlights of 2nd Quarter:

In Math, we are studying multiplication. Students continue to be successful in our Math Workshops. The students work together as a whole class following warm-ups such as number and problem of the day. The kids then work in groups to practice new skills with teachers and review skills with their peers, independently, and using technology. The students look forward to this each morning.

In Reading, the students continue the Daily 5 system. While students are doing this we are working with small groups conducting guided reading groups where we are focusing on skills differentiated according to student need. Some of the skills include comprehension, back up and reread, main idea and details, theme, summarizing, compare and contrast, author study, context clues, and fact and opinion, fluency, and accuracy.

In English, the students are working on nouns. Students are also working on several different types of writing.

In Social Studies, we are working on a Veteran’s Day project.

In Science, we are currently studying life cycles and food chains.

Heads Up Newsletter
Parents, please see the weekly Heads Up Newletter that I send home with your child for all the weekly homework, tests, reminders, and any special events.  Thank you! 
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Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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