Welcome to my web site. I hope you find useful information on these pages along with resources you can access from home if you have an internet connection. Schedule The third grade at Dillard Academy Charter School consists of me, Ms. Quita Blount and Ms. Megan McDowell, the instructional assistant. We are a team that works together and communicates throughout the day so we are aware of student behavior and what is happening in both classrooms. When students arrive on campus, they come straight into the classroom for breakfast, morning work and 90 minutes of English Language Arts instructional time. At 10:00 am, our class switches and they have 90 minutes of math instruction with Ms. Blount. Lunch is at 11:30 and the entire 3rd grade goes to the cafeteria to eat together, followed by a block of 30 minutes for writing. Then the students go to specials, recess and then they have a 45 minute block for science and social studies which is alternated every 4 weeks with a week for review. We have split the 2 classes into 3 groups for science/social studies to be able to work with a smaller number of students. This is our last instructional time for the day so as we finish up science/social studies, we are also preparing for dismissal at 3:0 p.m. Bathroom breaks are provided periodically throughout the day, either as a class, in small groups or upon request. Orange Folder Please be sure to check your child's orange folder daily. This is our parent/teacher/student communication system along with your child's behavior for the day. Please put any notes, transportation changes, doctor's slips, etc. in the folder as we check them every day. Homework Also your student has homework Mon.-Thurs. It goes home on Monday and is due on Friday.