Welcome to Parent Orientation Mrs. Schaar Room 23
Contact Information School Phone: 833-2115 E-mail: beth firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://fc.pickerington.k12.oh.us/~beth_scha ar/ http://fc.pickerington.k12.oh.us/~beth_scha ar/ How do I reach you? - please fill out form and return
Specials Monday: None Tuesday: Library (Return books) Wednesday: Art (Need smock, please keep in book bag) Thursday: Music Friday: Gym (tennis shoes required) Lunch: 12:45 - 1:30
Math / Envision math text / To view on-line textbook, see my webpage for directions / Envision math text / To view on-line textbook, see my webpage for directions
Math Journal / Daily word problem / Completed with partner showing two solutions / Reviewed daily as a class / Daily word problem / Completed with partner showing two solutions / Reviewed daily as a class
PAL PAL needs to be included with all word problems. P- Problem A- Answer L- Label Example: 6+4=10 balloons PAL needs to be included with all word problems. P- Problem A- Answer L- Label Example: 6+4=10 balloons
Timed Tests / Flash Cards (please keep these at home to practice) / Addition and subtraction facts will be reviewed on Fact Master (instruction sheet coming soon) / Timed tests will be taken for multiplication facts starting in January. / Flash Cards (please keep these at home to practice) / Addition and subtraction facts will be reviewed on Fact Master (instruction sheet coming soon) / Timed tests will be taken for multiplication facts starting in January.
Drop in the Bucket (DIB) Daily Language Review Brought home on Thursday Weekly Quiz on Friday (Graded)
Reading Whole group books Small group books Individual books Mysteries, Multicultural, Biographies, Fairy Tales, Poetry Scholastic Book Orders - Will be sent home soon (CHECKS ONLY)!!
Accelerated Reader Five books each nine weeks Tests must be on level within their range Scores must be 60% or higher Can do more books to improve grade AR tests will be taken on Fridays Send book to school for use during test Book levels can be checked by following directions on website
Writing Handwriting - we will REVIEW all upper and lower case letters - once all letters are reviewed cursive will be required on all work - example of D’Neilan alphabet provided Paragraphs - We will work on types and parts of a paragraph
Spelling The spelling program is based on a two week schedule. 1 st Mon.: Pretest at school Spelling list will come home Tues.-Fri.: Spelling skills instruction at school Study words at home 2 nd Mon.: A Take-home Task will be sent home to compliment the skills we are working on at school. 2 nd Tues.: Take-home Task will be reviewed at school Study words at home 2 nd Wed.: Dictation Sentences at school Study words at home 2 nd Thurs.: Word test and skill test at school 2 nd Fri.: Tests will be reviewed at school. Words to master and practice will be recorded.
ScienceScience Health - circulatory system - respiratory system - germs Rocks and Soil Animals / Lifecycles Force and Motion Health - circulatory system - respiratory system - germs Rocks and Soil Animals / Lifecycles Force and Motion
Map Skills Timelines Local History Local Government Local Economics Map Skills Timelines Local History Local Government Local Economics
Assignment Notebook Homework written in daily Signed by parent each night Homework checked or reviewed in class Homework Passes
Behavior/Discipline Individual behavior monitored by a Card System will be rewarded with play money. Twice a nine weeks money will be spent on a special group activity. Group behavior rewarded weekly. Whole class good behavior earns compliments for bubble gum party.
Toy Policy The Pickerington Elementary rules do not allow the children to bring toys from home. The third grade has a policy that if a student is caught with a toy from home it will be taken and returned at the end of the school year or a parent may come into school to pick it up. Thank you in advance for your help! For outside recess, students may bring playground balls. (nerf football, basketballs, soccer, etc.)
Supplies Please be sure to periodically check with your child to see if they need any new pencils, erasers, glue sticks, etc. Extra Supplies - Please send in something to use as an eraser for dry erase boards. If in need of supplies please contact Mrs. Toopes. No No’s!! - - mechanical pencils - hand held pencil sharpeners
Daily Snack Healthy snack Finger food About five minutes to eat
EXTRAS Complete survey titled “Handle with Care” Class list included Scholastic Book Orders - Will be sent home soon (CHECKS ONLY)!! K.I.S.S. Luncheon will be March 15, 2011
Picking up your child »Must go to the MPR to get child. Children may not be released from the classroom.