Mrs. Dash

Hello, My Name Is...

Laytora Dash
Mrs. Dash

Welcome to Third Grade!
I am so excited about teaching 3rd grade this year at  GW Carver and helping my students be the best they can be!  I have previously taught 1st - 5th grade in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools since 2007 and taught at Woodrow Wilson Elementary since 2014.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, baking, crafting and sharing life experiences with my husband and son, who also attends Carver. 

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:  
College of Charleston, B.S. Elementary Education
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, NC Teacher Certification
Montreat College, M.A. in K-6 Education

Educational Philosophy/Vision
"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson

 

What Are We Learning?
3rd Quarter

Math

We will continue using problem-solving strategies multi-step word problems.  We will discuss patterns and relationships between multiplication and division.  We will solve word problems with perimeter, area, picture/bar graphs and time by the minute.  

ELA

We will identify the theme in fables, folktales, and myths and discuss figurative language in literary texts (i.e. idioms, metaphor, simile).  We will discuss cause/effect relationships and using inferencing strategies with informational texts.

Writing

We are conducting research on a topic by gathering facts from different sources (i.e. books, websites, articles) and creating a product to present our information.  We will continue to review capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech (i.e. nouns, verbs, adjectives) and 3rd-grade vocabulary.

Social Studies

We are learning about how the environment changes over time through natural, cultural and human variables/changes.  We will also discuss the absolute and relative location of places using a map in geography.

Science

We are conducting experiments with states of matter (i.e. solid, liquid, gas) and heat transfer/energy.  

Upcoming Learning Units, Themes and Holidays

- New Years Goals

- Winter

- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

- Black History Month

- Valentine’s Day

- Empathy/Friendship/Kindness (February CCR)

- Resilience/Perseverance (March CCR)

- Pi Day (3/14)

- St. Patrick’s Day

What Can We Do At Home?

-Read for 30 minutes EVERYDAY, including weekends, independently and/or with someone using books of their interests and choice.   

- Have your child practice their multiplication & division facts to increase their fluency using First in Math as well as Spelling City to practice their vocabulary.  Login/Passcodes are located in their home-school binders.

First in Math
Spelling City

How Do We Communicate?

Class Dojo

Students earn Dojo points throughout the week based on their classroom performance and behavior expectations.  You can also send a message in real time to check on your student's progress and communicate with me as well. Updates and announcements related to our classroom and school will also be sent using Class Dojo.   

Don't have a Class Dojo account?  No worries - All you have to do is email me your mobile number or email address and I will send you an invite to get you set up!

Facebook

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GW Carver Elementary and KCS Facebook pages for school and district news and events!