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?

Math

This quarter is all about multiplication and problem-solving!  We will discuss the relationship between addition and multiplication and strategies to make representations of equal groups in multiplication.  We will also review addition and subtraction strategies through solving multi-step word problems.

ELA

We will begin our author's study of Patricia Palacco to practice reading and writing comprehension skills (i.e. compare/contrast, character traits/response).  We are discussing the habits of good readers as we read and comprehend grade-level text through our Daily 5 procedures for independent/group work.

Writing

We are practicing the habits of good writers using strategies from the writing process (i.e. brainstorm, draft, edit, publish) to writing true personal stories.  We are review grammar skills (i.e. capitalization, punctuation), language skills related to parts of speech (i.e. nouns, verbs, adjectives) and phonics (i.e. prefixes, suffixes).

Social Studies

We are about the history of our local/regional communities and how they have changed over time.  We will also discuss the functions of our local government of Kannapolis.

Science

We are studying the basic functions of the skeletal and muscular systems of our bodies.  We will discuss the structure and function of plants and how it affects our environment.

 

Upcoming Learning Units, Themes and Holidays

- Back to School Routines, Procedures & School Rules

- Labor Day

- Fall/Autumn 


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.  Login/Passcodes are located in their home-school binders.

First in Math

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

If you have a Facebook account, you can search for Mrs. Dash's Class and check out what we are learning in our classroom.  You can also check out GW Carver Elementary and KCS Facebook pages for school and district news and events!