3-1 (Mrs. Considine)

‚ÄčWelcome to the third grade!

My name is Mrs. Anne Considine.  I'm so happy to become a member of the St. Christopher family, and I'm enthusiastically looking forward to working with you all.  

Teaching is a second career for me.  After working in business for many years and then raising my three young children, I decided to return to school to become a teacher. I completed an undergraduate program in elementary education and attained a Masters degree in Literacy Studies. I graduated from both of these programs with distinction. I'm permanently certified in elementary education and reading.

I am a product of the Catholic school system here on Long Island, as are my husband and our three children.  I've taught full time in two Catholic schools and served as a substitute teacher in three others, simultaneously.

My children are all grown now and out on their own.  My husband and I enjoy going into Manhattan to visit them. We love the energy and the culture of the city!  I also enjoy gardening, the beach, snowy days, and rea
ding.


You can reach me, Monday through Friday (through 3:00 pm.on Friday), via email at
aconsidine@stchris-school.org.  As I stated at Back to School night, please refrain from contacting me on weekends and holidays.  Thank you so much.  And again, if you have something pressing, the best way to reach me is by writing me a note.  I don't see my email until the end of the day.

SO HAPPY WITH ALL OF THE WONDERFUL READING THAT THE CHILDREN ARE DOING!  IT'S GREAT TO SEE SO MANY OF THEM EXCITED ABOUT READING!

Changes in Dismissal Plans:

If your child's dismissal plans change, I must have a note.  I cannot release a child to anyone other than a designated guardian without a note signed by the parent.  State law requires a written signature.  This is for your child's safety.  If I don't have a note, I have to bring your child and the person that came to pick him/her up to the office.  The office will then have to call the parent to get authorization.  No one is ever happy when I have to do this, so please, please, to make things easier for everyone, send in a signed note.   
                    
GENTLE REMINDERS:


Please sign your child's planner and each page of homework every night.   Make sure that the homework that you sign corresponds with what is in the planner.  Thank you to so many of you who are doing this every night.  I appreciate your diligence!  It really makes a difference for your child.

Assessment packages go home every Friday.  Please sign the cover sheet and return the whole package on Monday.  I keep these papers on file.  Thank you!

IMPORTANT:

Please, please, please encourage your child to ask questions in class if they don't understand something, particularly during Math.  I always ask them to raise their hands if they're confused.
I go over the homework each day.  If they've had a problem with the homework,  they have to let me know.  Thanks for your cooperation.
  

SPECIALS SCHEDULE:


Monday Computer 10:10-10:50
Tuesday  Art 9:28-10:08
Wednesday Library 10:10-10:50
Thursday Gym 9:28-10:08
Friday Music 10:52-11:32
Gym 1:01-1:41


LUNCH:

Recess 11:34-11:54
Cafeteria 11:54-12:14