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Mrs. Dentons 3 rd grade class 2011-2012. Who is Mrs. Denton?? BA in Child Development from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) MA in Educational Psychology from.

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1 Mrs. Dentons 3 rd grade class

2 Who is Mrs. Denton?? BA in Child Development from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) MA in Educational Psychology from CSUN Ed Specialist in Ed Leadership from U of I taught in CA for 6 years before moving to Idaho in th year in Meridian School District, 5 th year at Mary Mac taught 1-5 th grades, preschool, and community college wife and mother enjoys a good book, funny movies, riding my bike, traveling, and spending time with my family

3 Whats awesome about 3 rd graders? Theyre curious about the world around them. They still like being silly. They still like being little kids sometimes. They enjoy school. They aim to please. Theyre becoming more independent, both in school and at home.

4 What will we learn this year? In Reading… 120 words per minute by Spring understand various types of text, learn about different genres plot, setting, characters dictionary and glossary skills (vocabulary) use of predictions, context clues, and other reading strategies use of questioning cause and effect, compare and contrast In Math… various ways to solve problems double-digit addition and subtraction multiplication measurement telling time counting money gather data and create graphs, tables and charts place value to 10,000 develop an understanding of fractions study 2D shapes and their attributes

5 The Daily 5 – What is it??? Teaching the students to organize and manage themselves. Teaching the students how to find a good fit book. Learning to love reading and writing, and gaining the independence to do these activities on their own. Read to Self Everyday Work (reading comp., and language practice) Word Work (vocabulary and spelling) Writing Reading Groups

6 What will we learn this year? In Science? the reason for the seasons states of matter simple machines relationships within ecosystems In Social Studies? Communities past and present culture economics geography government history

7 More fun things well do this year… cursive writing Art Smart field trips Meridian High Schools FFA program (Oct. 3 rd ) district-wide 3 rd grade Orchestra trip (Jan)

8 Celebrations Classroom celebrations for good behavior/job well done Holidays Halloween/Harvest, Christmas, Valentines Day, Spring Fling Birthdays acknowledgement in class with song and card from friends 3 parties/year to celebrate, one per trimester

9 Homework in our class… Packet goes home on Thursday, and is due the following Thursday Includes reading, math, and spelling Student is expected to read at home for 20 min. 5 nights/week

10 How can you help this year? At school… work with small groups make copies change bulletin boards go on field trips help with special projects plan/throw parties At home… help with special projects help your child with homework


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