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Open house Grade 3



SAS Pudong Open House September 7, 2011

SAS Pudong Open House September 7, 2011



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  • Welcome to the Third Grade Open House Night! Greg Harder, Simone Loftus, Lisa Dibbayawan, Emmy David sl
  • Language Arts
    • Reader ’s Workshop
    • Our Balanced Literary program includes shared, independent, and guided reading opportunities every day. The students will be exposed to different genres including fiction, non-fiction, and drama presentations.
    • Students participate in large group novel studies and small group literacy circles.
      • Writer ’s Workshop
      • Using the Lucy Calkins Units of Study the students will work on narratives, essays and fiction throughout the year.
      • Word Study
      • Each week students will focus on a spelling pattern giving them the opportunity to look closely at how words work.
  • Core Subjects and Materials
    • Handwriting
    Proper handwriting techniques are stressed at this level. Our focus is on proper grip, posture and letter formation. In third grade the students move from print to cursive writing. The goal is to have every student writing in cursive by the third trimester. st
  • Core Subjects and Materials continued….
    • Mathematics
    • Learning Corporation
    • University of Chicago School Math Project
    • This is an enriched mathematics curriculum that empowers students and
    • teachers to understand mathematical content far beyond simple arithmetic.
    • The emphasis is to develop more meaning to math by integrating data
    • gathering, analysis, probability, geometry, patterns and algebra.
    • Mathematics becomes part of the ongoing classroom routines,
    • outdoor play, and the spare transitional moments that occur every day. 
    • What you will see being sent home!
    • *Home Links - almost every night of the week.
    • *Family Letters - at the beginning of each unit.
    • *Assessments - sent home at the end of each unit.
  • Social Studies & Science Topics:
    • Unit Themes
    • FOSS Science
    •  Physics of Sound
    •  Human Body
    • Rocks and Minerals
    • Nutrition
    • Social Studies
    • Communities
    • Rules & Laws
    • Current Events
    •  Mapping
  • Assessments
    •  Rubrics
    •  Peer assessments
    •  Self-assessments
    •  Ongoing anecdotal notes
    •  Independent work
    •  Group work
    •  ERB and MAP
    •  Written Assessments
    •  Visual and oral presentations
  • Communication
    • E-mail
    • Blog
    • Conferences
    • Report Cards
    • Face to Face
  • Specialist Classes Each class lasts 40 minutes P.E. 3 classes Typing 2 classes Art 2 classes Music 2 classes Language Learning Block 6 classes per six day cycle Library check-out 1 class Counselor 1 class g
  • Flex Technology and Library
    • This year third grade will be working in collaboration with the Technology and Library teachers to create integrated projects using a variety of resources.
  • Homework
    • Homework is designed to review daily lessons or complete unfinished work. Please take a moment to look over your child ’s work before it is returned to school.
    • Homework Folders – Math Home Links, Vocabulary Study, and Independent Reading is assigned Monday through Thursday.
    • Homework for 3 rd Grade will be 30minutes every night – 15minutes for LLB /
    • 15minutes for class work
  • Special Events
    • Birthdays
    • Class Celebrations
    • Field Trips
    • Third Grade Parent Coordinator – Erica Bradner
    • Soccer Day – 19 September
    • Fun Friday
  • We view education as a partnership between the teacher, student and parents. sl