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Curriculum Night

  1. 1. Welcome to Grade 3 Susan Barber 2008 - 2009
  2. 2. Goals for All 3 rd Graders… <ul><li>Work independently </li></ul><ul><li>Work cooperatively </li></ul><ul><li>Use reading as a tool </li></ul><ul><li>Write well-constructed paragraphs (June) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply effective strategies for problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Recall number facts automatically </li></ul><ul><li>( efficient strategy) </li></ul><ul><li>Read for a sustained period (approx. 30 mins.) </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in literature discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate thoughts, feelings, opinions, information (verbally and in writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Participate daily (be an active learner) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate resiliency </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reading <ul><li>Small Flexible Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveled texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of genre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction - Fables, Tall Tales, Mysteries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry, Biographies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Author Study (Patricia Polacco) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction - Content Areas (Science/Soc.Studies) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ read to find out” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inferential* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluative* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jr. Great Books </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Support </li></ul><ul><li>- Mrs. Sue Mortelliti </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Writing as a process </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of writing experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>- Paragraph writing </li></ul><ul><li>- Written responses – full sentences, attention to conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><li>- Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>- Varied sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>Editing for conventions </li></ul><ul><li> capitalization, punctuation, spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling (Rebecca Sitton Program) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No excuse words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Level Words (150) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary/Challenge Words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cursive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboarding </li></ul></ul>Writing MCAS Test – Open Response Questions
  5. 5. <ul><li>Map Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Early Explorers (Vikings/Columbus) </li></ul><ul><li>Early Colonization (Roanoke/Jamestown) </li></ul><ul><li>Plymouth/The Pilgrims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plimoth Plantation Visit (Nov. 20th) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boston/Puritans </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Local Colonial Period </li></ul><ul><li>Westwood History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fisher School Visit (May) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholastic News /Current Events </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays/American culture </li></ul>Social Studies
  6. 6. <ul><li>Life Science : </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeds, Plants, Bulbs, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Observations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical Science : </li></ul><ul><li>Magnets and Simple Machines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Observations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducting Experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New… Engineering Component </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Science : </li></ul><ul><li>Plant and Animal Habitats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(end of school year) </li></ul></ul>Science
  7. 7. Math <ul><li>New TERC Investigations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes Mathematical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Strategies for Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manipulatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concrete to Abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Like you know your own name” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timed Facts Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addition/Subtraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Kristen Carr </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Homework <ul><li>Written Work </li></ul><ul><li>(Mon.,Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.) </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling/Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Sitton List of 150 Words (Lists went home on yellow paper) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Words to supplement Sitton Spelling Words weekly) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading (approximately 20 - 30 minutes each night) </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Book Clubs with Written Response Sheets starting soon </li></ul><ul><li>Math Facts (Drill) </li></ul><ul><li>Addition/Subtraction </li></ul><ul><li> Multiplication/Division </li></ul><ul><li>Unfinished Class Work </li></ul><ul><li> (weekend if necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent/review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify/Write Note </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Turn in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignment Notebook </li></ul>
  9. 9. In case I forgot to mention… <ul><li>Food Allergies </li></ul><ul><li>-Food for snack & parties MUST be nut free </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>- Friday Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>-Note, email, phone, </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Participation </li></ul><ul><li>-Room Parents (2) </li></ul><ul><li>-Library Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>-PTO School Activities </li></ul><ul><li>-Specific projects </li></ul>

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