Expectations for reading calendar: signature, turn it in at the end of the month, 30 minutes of students reading to someone or someone reading to them daily.
Grade 3 Team
HCPSS Vision & Mission
Every student is inspired to learn
and empowered to excel.
We cultivate a vibrant learning
community that prepares students to
thrive in a dynamic world.
To promote a positive self image in each student.
To foster a learning environment which focuses
on cooperation and respect for others.
To differentiate within instruction in order to
meet each child’s needs.
Expectations Have Changed
We will work on fostering greater
There will be a greater focus on writing.
Purposes for Writing
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts,
supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts
to examine a topic and convey ideas and
Write narratives to develop real or
imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, descriptive details,
and clear event sequences.
Components of the Writing
Explanatory/Informative, Opinion, and
Narrative Writing Activities.
Use of the “Writing Process”
Use of strategies such as “6+1 Traits of
Applied Language Mechanics
The Writing Process
Components of the Reading
WTW Typical Week
Monday:Teacher demonstrates sort, students cut/sort, write words
in journals and reflects on how the words are alike.
Homework: Sort words into the categories learned in class. Give
reasons for your sort.
Tuesday: Independent Sort/Speed Sort & Blind Sort with a partner
Homework: Do a “Buddy Sort” with a parent or sibling.
Wednesday:With a buddy, search in books for new words that fit
your sort and write them in your journal (Word Hunt)
Homework: Hunt for 2-3 new words for each word category and
copy them into your journal.
Thursday:With a buddy, find synonyms/antonyms for the word sort
Homework: Study for the word sort quiz.
Friday: Word Sort Quiz
Subject Areas – A, B, C, D, E
Effort Codes/Behavior Outcomes – 1, 2, 3
Grades determined by: class work,
homework, participation, tests,
observations, anecdotal notes, rubrics,
HCPSS Web Page – www.hcpss.org
9:25-9:30 Opening, Morning Journal
10:45-11:30 English Language Arts
12:45- 1:45 Related Arts
1:45-2:45 English Language Arts
Students will have spelling activities and
math homework Monday through
Reading will be assigned on Monday
and due on Friday.
Please make sure to check for accuracy.
Please initial agenda book and
homework sheets daily.
ROAR with an Awesome Attitude
Communication form will be sent home
if a student receives yellow or red.
Classroom teachers will contact parents
about classroom needs and when to
begin. A letter will be coming home with
Field Trips are being discussed by the
team and planned.
Other Items of Interest
Quarterly Book Reports
Due to health issues, HCPSS is not
allowing Birthday treats in school.
We have children with allergies.
Specific guidelines will be sent