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Mrs. Newton 3rd Grade 2013-2014. A little about me… I grew up in HB Ive taught 17 years Ive taught 2 nd, 3 rd and 5 th grades I am a County and District.

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1 Mrs. Newton 3rd Grade

2 A little about me… I grew up in HB Ive taught 17 years Ive taught 2 nd, 3 rd and 5 th grades I am a County and District Mentor for science, a Site Trainer for Write From the Beginning and Thinking Maps and serve on the District Technology Committee I have my Masters Degree in Elementary Education and hundreds of hours of professional development I believe the best things in life arent things!

3 Discipline Plan The idea behind this plan is that as a class we can accomplish more than we can as individuals and that each individual is responsible for our class success. Our team members include: teacher, students, parents and school support staff. Each day begins with a clean slate A Need Note is a means to open the lines of communication between teacher, parents and student – it is not a punitive If a phone call occurs it an opportunity for a pep talk, not a lecture

4 Policies of Interest Independent Study – minimum of 5 days, must be set up before absence begins Birthdays – birthday book, student celebration Class Celebrations –Spooky Science Day (Halloween), Blanket Making (Thanksgiving), Winter, Valentines, End of Year Picnic Parent Communications – , website, texts (Remind 101) Parent Helpers Math Facts Restroom Use Recycling Project

5 Homework Homework – Due each day as outlined on the Home Education Assignment Sheet – we use assignments in daily lessons Should take about 30 minutes per night plus 30 minutes of reading Long-term projects will be included on the Homework Assignment Sheet when assigned Mastery Club on website is optional for students who want more to do

6 Curriculum Overview Literature – Houghton Mifflin Anthology, CAFE. Daily 5 Spelling – research-based approach using the high frequency words, word walls and all modalities of learning Writing and Grammar – Write from the Beginning, skills lessons from Houghton Mifflin and mini lessons Math – Harcourt Series, CGI, ST Math (JiJi Math), IXL Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin Series, map skills, biographies, Orange County/Huntington Beach Report PE – 90 minutes per week – times vary based on classroom curriculum requirements Science – Kit-based hands-on science with text for support, integration of technology and engineering, science fair Technology – Google Docs, Online Technology, Stop-Action Lego Movies using iPods (Grant from Huntington Beach Educational Foundation and Huntington Beach Assistance League) Character Counts/Second Step – 6 traits covered throughout the year and celebrated at assemblies, social skills and anti- bullying program taught within the class weekly Meet the Masters – assemblies and projects learning about art masters Accelerated Reader – Students are tested on books they read in their ZPD level and awarded prizes based on their participation and successful testing.

7 Class Website

8 Curriculum Helpers

9 I have the wonderful honor of being the Secretary of The Huntington Beach Educational Foundation (HBEF). HBEF benefits our students here at Peterson in many ways. They award numerous teacher grants impacting all areas of the curriculum, including: SMART Boards, LCD projectors, document cameras, math supplements and manipulatives, Junior Great Books, assisting with its annual marionette production, and much more. They also provide staff development, materials and funding for the Arts Advantage, ScienceWorks, and Outdoor Science programs. They recognize outstanding HBCSD educators, support staff, and volunteers through the Educator of the Year and Showing Appreciation through Grant Endowment (SAGE) programs They honor outstanding students through the Scholar Squad program each spring. In addition to the benefits outlined above, the HBEF Membership Give Back Program will provide much needed financial support for classroom supply budgets for the school year. Please support your childs education by joining HBEF and/or attending one of their great events such as monthly wine tastings at the Hilton, Touchdown for Technology on November 4 th or the Annual Home Tour in May. Visit their website for more information or to become

10 Thank you for coming! Sign up for a conference appointment Partners in Progress HB Educational Foundation membership Write a note to your student and leave it on their desk.

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