Mrs. Long

Mrs. Long

3rd Grade Team
ashleylong@mckeelschools.com

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: Finding Main Idea & key details  (non-fiction text)/Focus: Ancient Civilizations 

Writing/Grammar: Research skills, identifying nouns/pronouns

Math: Understand Multiplication of whole numbers

Social Studies: Geography 




Important Info!  

Check out the links to the right, IMPORTANT FILES. You will find our class schedule, the supply list (incase you forgot something!), and all kinds of resources throughout the year. 


Snack Time  

We will eat snack around 1:00pm each day. Please make sure your child has one serving of a healthy snack each day. Your child may also bring a water bottle to keep at their desks. Only water is allowed in the classroom. 


Parent Night 

Join us in our classroom for detailed information on the coming year! We will begin at 6:45pm and should run about 30 minutes. This time is for parents only please. We will go over our class routines and expectations, our schedule, standard's based grading, the return of portfolios, fundraisers and field trips and much more! I look forward to seeing you there! 


Homework:  

  • 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. 
  • Memorize your student ID (it is written in student agendas this week). If students will be getting lunch/breakfast from the cafeteria, they are asked to know their number. 
  • *Weekly spelling words: they’ve, I’ve, we’ve, you’ve, we’ll, you’ll, she’ll, I’ll, he’ll, it’ll, she’d, he’d, they’d, it’d, we’d (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: Complete 2's time facts sent home on Monday. 100 problems in 7 minutes, Test on Thursday! Students may also log into Xtramath or IXL at home to practice. 




Dates to Remember...  

Tuesday: Aug. 6th: Orientation

Thursday: Aug. 8th: School Starts! (First day back for students) 

Tuesday: Aug. 20th: Parent Night @ 6:45pm 

Monday: September 2nd: Labor Day 


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