Mrs. Long

Mrs. Long

3rd Grade Team

Hi... my name is Ashley Long and I am so excited to return to the third grade team! I am actually a graduate of McKeel Academy of Technology. After graduating from MAT, I attended the University of South Florida and earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I am so blessed to have only ever taught right here at MAC! After teaching third and fourth grade for several years I decided it was time for a change. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to teach first grade for the past five years. I grew so much as a teacher and learned a tremendous amount about the foundations of teaching reading.  As I begin my thirteenth year teaching, my personal philosophy remains the same- no matter the age of the students in my class. I strive everyday to provide a classroom in which every student feels loved, welcome and uplifted- only then can we begin to learn together. 

Looking forward to an AMAZING year... 

What We Are Learning 

Reading: Literal and non literal Language and What are stories made of? 

Writing/Grammar: subject-verb agreement, Opinion writing

Spelling: -er & -est ending continued

Math: Categorize shapes according to their attributes. 

Science: The Properties of Matter, measure and compare temperatures of solids and liquids. Measure and compare mass and volume of solids and liquids. 


  • Read each night! Even just for 15-20 minutes. You can read to someone, with someone or listen to someone. You can read a book, a magazine, on an iPad, however you choose... just LOVE it! You may log it in your agenda. 
  • *Weekly spelling words:   cuter, nearer, thinnest, kinder, easiest, funnier, nearest, happier, kindest, thinner, quietest, funniest, safer, quieter, safer, quieter, safest, quicker, cutest, easier, quickest, happiest  (Check out the Spelling City link on the right side of my webpage for a fun way to practice your words each week online!). 
  • Math:  Zearn at home! Log in information is in the front of your child's agenda. Skills on Zearn are assigned and reinforce what we are learning in class, students should have 4 assignments completed by each Friday. Multiplication/Division- 100 problems in 7 minutes, we practice in class everyday! Students may also log into Xtramath or IXL at home to practice. 
  • IXL Challenge: Students may work to reinforce the skills will be covering in class this week. If they complete 4 tasks at at least 80% in Section CC 1-4 and DD 3-8: Polygons, then students will earn extra recess time! For username and password, please check the front of your child's agenda. 

Dates to Remember...  

Nov. 25th-29th- Fall Break

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd- Holiday Walk About in downtown Lakeland

Thursday, Dec. 5th- Lakeland Christmas Parade (MAC is float #27B)

Tuesday, Dec. 10th- STEM Field Trip to Skate World (forms/info sent home Nov.18th)

Wednesday, Dec. 18th- A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 19th- 3rd grade Christmas Breakfast w/Parents, End of Semester/End of 2nd 9weeks

Friday, Dec. 25th- Winter Break

Monday, Jan. 6th- Students Return from Winter Break

Friday, Jan. 17th- Report Cards

Monday, Jan. 20th- MLK Day: No School for Students/Students<

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