Welcome to Curriculum Night! Third Grade Harmony Elementary School
About Mrs. Avery….Professional• Graduate from the University of Kentucky• Started a gifted program: “INQUIRE” in Shelby County, KY• Teaching experience: – Gifted Itinerant Resource Teacher- KY – Gifted Endorsement- GA – 5th grade in Rockdale County, – Special Ed, 2nd grade, Health, and 3rd grade at Harmony Personal Married with three children! And a Grandma!!! Craig- Trial attorney in Athens Ben- UGA graduate, law school, married to Katie (MCHS) and daughter, Amy… May 26, 2011 Sarah- UGA graduate, Athens Academy PE teacher Ali- MCHS graduate, sophomore at UGA
Balanced Literacy Reader’s WorkshopMini Lesson with large groupGuided ReadingIndependent ReadingShared ReadingReader’s Notebooks“Read Alouds” *Community of Readers *Book Club
Writer’s WorkshopMini lesson with large group Writer’s Notebooks Focus on four genres Celebrate Published Work
Word Work Grammar SpellingFigurative Language VocabularyGreek/ Latin Roots Handwriting
Word Study• 2011-12 Word Study• Gwinnett County Public Schools Language Arts is transitioning from spelling instruction in isolation to spelling instruction as part of word study instruction. Word study is a conceptual way of thinking about how to read and spell words and knowing what those words mean. It is a richer and more rigorous way of thinking about words and how we use them.• Word study has three components: phonics, spelling, and vocabulary.
Math 5 Strands: Numbers and Equations Measurement GeometryData analysis and Probability Algebra
More on Math…Skills will be taught using:• Manipulatives• Exemplars• Games• Technology• Calendar• Textbooks (also available online) www.eharcourtschool.com
Social StudiesMap/Globe Skills: Directions, Grids, Features, ScaleRoots of our Democracy/GovernmentEconomics/Personal Finance
Social Studies Continued…Life & Times of Historical Figures: Mary McLeod Bethune Paul Revere Susan B. Anthony Cesar Chavez Thurgood Marshall Lyndon B. Johnson Franklin Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt Frederick Douglass
GET INVOLVED!!!! Science Lab: Opportunities for Hands-on Science Lessons Math and Munch: Contact Sabrina Couch Harmony Students Need YOU!Please consider volunteering this year!
Technology at Harmony• Computer Lab- once a week• Math textbook is online: www.eharcourtschool.com• Classroom newsletter posted bi-monthly www.harmonywildcats.org Power point link will be posted onlineWe now have document cameras, projectors, smart boards, etc. for use!
Homework Policy• Sign agendas! • complete in a timely manner • will be written in agenda daily • given as a review or practice of skills taught
Grading Policy• Instructional reading level is included in the reading grade• Students have 2 days to make up work for each day missed.
More on grades…. • Conduct and effort will be reflected in the weekly Friday folder. • Midterm reports are issued for all third grade students. • Make sure you are signed up for the Parent Portal access.
Testing CogAT-9/19-9/23 ITBS- 10/17-10/263rd Grade Writing Assessment- March Georgia CRCT- April 23-27
Promotion to 4th GradeStudents must pass the Reading section of the CRCT! (minimum score of 800)Students must demonstrate proficiency of the 3rd Grade AKS.
LATE ARRIVAL• Students arriving after 8:50 AM must be brought into the front office for check-in by a parent/guardian. Otherwise, the student will be marked absent for the day.• Students arriving after 8:35 AM will not be served breakfast.
12:15• Checkouts before 12:15 PM will count as a school absence for that day.• Check-ins after 12:15 PM will count as a school absence for that day.
Early Checkouts• This is defined as when a parent, guardian, or other person having charge or control of a student authorizes a student to leave the facility before the end of the school day (3:20 PM).• ONLY PREVIOUSLY authorized people will be able to check-out a student---a Photo ID is REQUIRED.
Early Checkouts• We request that early check-outs be kept to a minimum to avoid disruption of the instructional day.• No child may be checked out after 3:00 PM.• When checking your child out early, please do not park in front (use the side parking lot).• Once buses are on the curb, you are not able to pass the buses and will be detained from leaving.
We appreciate your support…Thank you for attending!!!