Welcome to
       Open House !

  Thanks for coming!



Sanford Creek Elementary School
Agenda

•   Curriculum Overview
•   Standard Based Grading
•   Flow of the Day
•   Homework
•   Volunteers
•   Q&A Notecar...
Curriculum Overview
• Connections
   – http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/
• Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop based o...
Standard Based Grading
• Wake County Handout
• Standard Based Grading, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
  based on the objectives for 3rd...
Reader’s Workshop
• 5- 7 minute Mini-lesson each day with active
  student involvement
• Read Alouds
• Building stamina in...
Writer’s Workshop
•   5- 7 minute Mini-lesson each day with active
         student involvement
•   Conferencing will be u...
Word Study
• Complete activities each day to practice words
  including writing complete sentences to build on
  grammar
•...
Math Units
• Math Expressions is based on many years of
  researching children around the world
• Parent letters for each ...
Science Units
•   Taught with hands on activities and experiments
•   Human Body-Skeleton
•   Plants – Life Cycle
•   Soil...
Social Studies
•   Citizenship
•   Government
•   Geography
•   Changes in Communities
•   Natural Resources
•   Producers...
Flow of the Day
• Daily Schedule
   – 8:45-9:15 – Unpack, morning work (please have your child
       here on time!)
   – ...
Homework
• Math
  – Homework is a review of strategies taught or review of
    previous topics
  – Practice addition and s...
Parent Volunteers
• All parent volunteers must register each year
  to become a volunteer at the school
• Parents may not ...
General Questions?

        Be sure to check our website at
        sanfordcreek3rd.wikispaces.com



Specific questions f...
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Third Grade Curriculum Night 2010-2011

  1. 1. Welcome to Open House ! Thanks for coming! Sanford Creek Elementary School
  2. 2. Agenda • Curriculum Overview • Standard Based Grading • Flow of the Day • Homework • Volunteers • Q&A Notecards
  3. 3. Curriculum Overview • Connections – http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/ • Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop based on Teacher’s College of NY, Focus lessons –Wake County Public Schools • Math Expressions by Houghton Mifflin & Math Trailblazers • Word Study by Words Their Way • Science kits from FOSS and Carolina Biological Supply
  4. 4. Standard Based Grading • Wake County Handout • Standard Based Grading, Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 based on the objectives for 3rd grade • Go to www.wcpss.net for more information • In the search window, type report cards • Opportunities for a level 4 will be offered on most assessments
  5. 5. Reader’s Workshop • 5- 7 minute Mini-lesson each day with active student involvement • Read Alouds • Building stamina in our readers: Expected to read independently for 30 min. or more each day • Independent Reading with “Just Right” books • Guided Reading groups • Book Studies and Author Studies • Readers “post it” their thoughts • Partner Talk– have authentic conversations about what you read with your child
  6. 6. Writer’s Workshop • 5- 7 minute Mini-lesson each day with active student involvement • Conferencing will be used to help individual students develop stronger writing skills • Students will be introduced to and compose a variety of writing with a beginning focus on personal narratives •Other units of study include letters, feature articles, fantasy, poetry and a non fiction research • Watch newsletter for information about each unit
  7. 7. Word Study • Complete activities each day to practice words including writing complete sentences to build on grammar • Word patterns, concepts, and spelling rules are introduced to groups of students through mini- lessons • Weekly spelling quizzes
  8. 8. Math Units • Math Expressions is based on many years of researching children around the world • Parent letters for each unit • Very hands on and full of problem solving • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division • Measurement • Fractions • Geometry • Data Analysis • Algebra
  9. 9. Science Units • Taught with hands on activities and experiments • Human Body-Skeleton • Plants – Life Cycle • Soils – 3 types of soil and composting • Objects in the Sky –sun, moon, and stars • End of unit tests are given • These tests will help prepare students for 5th grade NC End of Grade test
  10. 10. Social Studies • Citizenship • Government • Geography • Changes in Communities • Natural Resources • Producers and Consumers-Economics • Technology in home, school, and community
  11. 11. Flow of the Day • Daily Schedule – 8:45-9:15 – Unpack, morning work (please have your child here on time!) – 9:15 - Morning Meeting – 9:30 –Literacy Block • Includes Readers Workshop, Word Study, Guided Reading, independent reading time and Writers Workshop – 11:30 – Specials –Schedule varies by class – 12:20/12:25 – Lunch – 1:00 – Math – 2:00 – Enrichment Time – 2:30- Recess – 3:00 - Science/Social Studies – 3:40 – Pack Up/Dismissal
  12. 12. Homework • Math – Homework is a review of strategies taught or review of previous topics – Practice addition and subtraction with games on your own; multiplication and division comes 2nd quarter; should know them in a snap; practice for 3 min. a day • Language Arts – Reading for 15-20 min. – Practice writing complete sentences, review of concepts discussed; writing prompts – Spelling – review and concentration of studying spelling patterns that will flow into your child’s reading and writing • Should not exceed 30-40 minutes
  13. 13. Parent Volunteers • All parent volunteers must register each year to become a volunteer at the school • Parents may not volunteer in the classroom until they have registered • Parents should check in at the office on the day they come to volunteer • Parent volunteers are needed for: – our field trips – Copying & cutting out laminated materials – working with small groups – helping out with special classroom projects – returning books in the library – in the lower grades during center time
  14. 14. General Questions? Be sure to check our website at sanfordcreek3rd.wikispaces.com Specific questions for your child’s teacher? Please write it on an index card and she will contact you.

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