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Back to school night

  1. 1. Welcome to Third Grade Grade 3 Team Mrs. Rosnik Mrs. Suknova Mrs. Becker Mrs. Hartner Mrs. Watson
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>To promote a positive self image in </li></ul><ul><li>each student. </li></ul><ul><li>To foster a learning environment which focuses </li></ul><ul><li>on cooperation and respect for others. </li></ul><ul><li>To differentiate within instruction in order to meet each child’s needs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Expectations Have Changed <ul><li>We will work on fostering greater independence. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a greater focus on writing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. English Language Arts Listening Speaking Reading Writing LanguageArts
  5. 5. Maryland Common Core <ul><li>This year we will implement writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Language arts and math will be implemented once teachers have received professional development and resources have been developed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. HCPSS Writing Matrix for Grade 3
  7. 7. Purposes for Writing <ul><li>Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Components of the Writing Program <ul><li>Explanatory/Informative, Opinion, and Narrative Writing Activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the “Writing Process” </li></ul><ul><li>Use of strategies such as “6+1 Traits of Writing” </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Language Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar activities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mechanics <ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reading Standards <ul><li>We will continue to implement the existing HCPSS standards. </li></ul><ul><li>This will include literary and informational texts. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Components of the Reading Program <ul><li>Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reading <ul><li>Reading Groups (start soon) </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Constructed Responses </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spelling <ul><li>All grades, including 3 rd grade, will implement the “Words Their Way” program. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can receive more information about this program from a powerpoint that is on the school website. </li></ul>
  14. 14. WTW Typical Week <ul><li>Monday: Teacher demonstrates sort, students cut/sort, write words in journals </li></ul><ul><li>and reflects on how the words are alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Sort words into the categories learned in class. Give </li></ul><ul><li>reasons for your sort. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: Independent Sort/Speed Sort & Blind Sort with a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Do a “Buddy Sort” with a parent or sibling. </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday: With a buddy, search in books for new words that fit your sort and </li></ul><ul><li>write them in your journal (Word Hunt) </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Hunt for 2-3 new words for each word category and </li></ul><ul><li>copy them into your journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday: With a buddy, find synonyms/antonyms for the word sort words. </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Study for the word sort quiz. </li></ul><ul><li>Friday: Word Sort Quiz </li></ul>
  15. 15. Handwriting <ul><li>Manuscript </li></ul><ul><li>Cursive Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Transition to Cursive </li></ul>
  16. 16. Math
  17. 17. Mathematical Content <ul><li>The students will maintain a balance of concepts, skills and, application. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mathematical Processes <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Making Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>
  19. 19. Problem Solving Strategies <ul><li>Choose an operation </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture </li></ul><ul><li>Make a model </li></ul><ul><li>Act out the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Make an organized list </li></ul><ul><li>Make a table or a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Logical Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Guess and check </li></ul>
  20. 20. Unit Tests <ul><li>Parent Preview Sheet with details about the upcoming unit will come home before each unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Tests will go home to be reviewed and signed. The folders with the tests have to be returned to school. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hcpss.org/academics/mathematics_elem.shtml </li></ul>
  21. 21. Quarter 1 <ul><li>Algebra, Patterns, and Functions, and Problem Solving Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Number Relationships and Computation: ( Place Value and Money) </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics (Analyze and Interpret Data) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Quarter 2 <ul><li>Number Relationships and Computation: Multiplication/Division </li></ul><ul><li>Number Relationships and Computation: Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>Probability and Algebra </li></ul>
  23. 23. Quarter 3 <ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul>
  24. 24. Quarter 4 <ul><li>Number Relationships and Computation: Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Number Relationships and Computation: Decimals </li></ul>
  25. 25. SMART Pages and SAW Program <ul><li>S tudent M athematics A ctivity R esource T ools </li></ul><ul><li>S trategies A t W ork </li></ul><ul><li>(A Basic Math Facts Program) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.hcpss.org/math/smart/ </li></ul>
  26. 26. Social Studies <ul><li>Our Community and Beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Communities Near and Far </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Count$ </li></ul><ul><li>The Citizen and the Community </li></ul>
  27. 27. Science <ul><li>Unit 1 – Earth Science/Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 2 – Physical Science/ Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 3 – Physical Science/ Light, Heat & Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 4 – Life Science/Plants & Trees </li></ul>
  28. 28. Health <ul><li>Social and Emotional Health </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and Injury Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Disease Prevention and Control </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life </li></ul>
  29. 29. Report Cards <ul><li>Instructional Codes </li></ul><ul><li>A - Above Grade Level </li></ul><ul><li>O - On Grade Level </li></ul><ul><li>B - Below Grade Level </li></ul>
  30. 30. Report Cards <ul><li>Subject Areas – A, B, C, D, E </li></ul><ul><li>Effort Codes/Behavior Outcomes – 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades determined by: class work, homework, participation, tests, observations, anecdotal notes, rubrics, and checklists </li></ul><ul><li>HCPSS Web Page – http://www.howard.k12.md.us </li></ul>
  31. 31. Our Schedule <ul><li>9:15-9:30 Opening, Morning Journal </li></ul><ul><li>9:30-10:45 Math </li></ul><ul><li>10:45-11:45 English Language Arts/ Content/Technology </li></ul><ul><li>11:45-12:45 Related Arts </li></ul><ul><li>12:45- 1:15 Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:15- 1:40 Recess </li></ul><ul><li>1:40- 2:45 Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>2:45- 3:40 English Language Arts/ Content </li></ul><ul><li>3:50 Dismissal </li></ul>
  32. 32. Homework Schedule <ul><li>Students will have spelling activities and math homework on Monday through Thursday. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading will be assigned on Monday and due on Thursday. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Clarksville Cougars ROAR with an Awesome Attitude <ul><li>R espectful </li></ul><ul><li>O n Task </li></ul><ul><li>A lways Safe </li></ul><ul><li>R esponsible </li></ul><ul><li>Communication form will be sent home if a student receives yellow or red. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Other Items of Interest <ul><li>Quarterly Book Reports </li></ul><ul><li>“ Book It” Program by Pizza Hut </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Calendar </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom teachers will contact parents about classroom needs and when to begin </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips are </li></ul><ul><li>being discussed by </li></ul><ul><li>the team and planned. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Birthdays/ Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Due to health issues, HCPSS is not allowing Birthday treats in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Parties </li></ul><ul><li>We have children with allergies. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>New Dress Code Policy </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate attire </li></ul><ul><li>no Flip-Flops </li></ul><ul><li>no spaghetti straps </li></ul><ul><li>School News Letter Web Address </li></ul><ul><li> www. alerts@hcpssnews. com </li></ul>
  38. 38. Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. Henry Ford
  39. 39. Thank you for coming!

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