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Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night September 8, 2011 7:00 pm Third Grade Team Presentation Rm. 14.

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1 Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night September 8, 2011 7:00 pm Third Grade Team Presentation Rm. 14

2 Agenda 1. Welcome and Instructional Activity 2. Schedules 3. Academic Overview a.Syllabus b.Textbooks c.The Talented and Gifted Program d.Brief Constructed Responses and MSA Finishline e.Online Instructional Tools 4. Grading Scale 5. Procedures 6. Homework and Classwork 7. Standards 8. Materials 9. General Questions 10. Closure

3 Schedules Mrs. Hazards Third Grade Class Schedule 2011/2012 TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 8:05Arrive/Warm- Ups Math 9:35L.AL.A. 11:00Lunch 11:30Recess 11:45L.A./Social Studies A Week Guidance B Week Guidance 12:15MusicDellMusicDellA Week Media B Week Media 12:45ICALP.E.EnrichmentP.E.L.A./Social Studies 1:15Science Science( * 1:45-2:15 Primary Talent Quest) * Dates to be determined 2:15L.A. 2:25Dismissal

4 Schedules (Continued) Ms. Hoffman’s Third Grade Class Schedule 2011/2012 TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 8:05Arrive L.A./Social Studies Arrive L.A./Social Studies Arrive L.A./Social Studies Arrive L.A./Social Studies Arrive L.A./Social Studies 10:15Math With Johnson 11:00Lunch 11:30Recess 11:45Math A Week Media A Week Media 12:15P.E.MusicP.E.GuidanceA Week MusicB Week Music 12:45EnrichmentDellICALDellMath With Mr. Johnson 1:15Science/Math With Johnson Science/Math With. Johnson Science/Health With Johnson ( * 1:45-2:15 Primary Foram) * Dates to be determined 2:15L.A./Social Studies With Hoffman 2:25Dismissal

5 Schedules (Continued) Mr. Johnson’s Third Grade Class Schedule 2010/2011 TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 8:05Arrive/Math 9:30Science Science/Health 10:15L.A. With Hoffman 11:00Lunch 11:30Recess 11:45L.A./Social Studies A Week Music B Week Music 12:15MediaEnrichmentDellMusicA Week DellB Week Dell 12:45P.E.ICALPEGuidanceL.A./Social Studies With Hoffman ( * 1:45-2:15 Primary Talent Quest) * Dates to be determined 1:15L.A./Social Studies With Hoffman 2:15Math/Science With Johnson Math/Science With Johnson Math/Science With Johnson Math/Science With Johnson Math/Science With Johnson 2:25Dismissal

6 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 THIRD GRADE 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - READING /LANGUAGE ARTS Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum Read and write to entertain, persuade, inform and perform a task. Use Sadlier –Oxford Vocabulary Program Use Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Program Houghton/Mifflin Reading Book William and Mary Reading Program for Talented and Gifted Junior Great Books Novel Studies Emphasis on Informational Text Projects: 1st Quarter – Fiction Book Report Project Cultural/Heritage Project 2nd Quarter – Book Project/ Write A Book 3rd Quarter – Biography Book Report 4th Quarter – Spelling Bee

7 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - MATH Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum 1st Quarter Place Value Money Geometry Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving Measurement Algebra 2nd Quarter Addition and Subtraction Multiplication Graphs Time Problem Solving

8 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 3rd Quarter Multiplication Division Fractions Measurement Probability Problem Solving Algebra Expressions 4th Quarter Decimals Metric Measurement Two Digit Multiplication/Division Projects: 1st Quarter – Perimeter/Area Activity 2nd Quarter – Math Scavenger Hunt and Time Capsule Project 3rd Quarter - Mad Minute/Get the Scoop on Multiplication Contest 4th Quarter – Ring Pop Sale (Money) Math Map to Fourth Grade Project

9 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS – SCIENCE Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with Science Series Scott Foresman Science 1st Quarter – Life Science 2nd Quarter – Earth Science 3rd Quarter – Physical Science 4th Quarter – Space and Technology Projects: On going science experiments Science Fair Project

10 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - SOCIAL STUDIES Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with emphasis on informational text. Use Scott Foresman Series – Communities Students will develop the ideas and learn skills and information needed for effective decision-making as an American citizen through the contents of government, geography, economics and history. Projects: 1st Quarter – Class Election Project 2nd Quarter – Cultural Heritage Project 3rd Quarter – Economic Lesson - Ring Pop Sale

11 Syllabus Third Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - HEALTH Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with new Health Series Harcourt Health and Fitness 1st Quarter – Human Body, Growth and Development Consumer/Personal Health Nutrition 2nd Quarter – Physical Activity & Fitness Injury Prevention 3rd Quarter – Disease Prevention & Control/Drug Use Prevention 4th Quarter – Emotional & Social Health Family Life Community and Environmental Health

12 Online Instructional Tools Vocabulary Book Website: Grammar Book Website: Spelling Website: Education City: First in Math Math and Social Studies Textbooks and Resources Edmodo Bookadventure

13 General Grading Scale PercentageGeneral Rubric BCR Rubric MathBCR Rubric Reading Markings 100% - 90% = A 4 = A 2 = Complete Understanding3 = Complete Understanding * = A 89% - 80% = B 3 = B 1 = Minimal Understanding2 = General Understanding + = B 79% - 70% = C 2 = C 0 = Completely Incorrect, Irrelevant, or Missing 1 = Minimal Understanding = C 69% - 60% = D 1 = D 0 = Completely Incorrect, Irrelevant, or Missing - = D 59% - 0% = E 0 = E

14 General Grading Scale Continued The following factors will be included in determining pupil grades in: Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies 50% Assessments 15% Homework 35% Classwork Health 30% Assessments 20% Homework 50% Classwork

15 Procedures Classroom Procedures Students are to receive permission from the classroom teacher to get out of their seats. To get the teacher’s attention students should raise their hand. Students are to use the bathroom and get water only after receiving permission from the teacher. If they have a bathroom emergency or need a drink of water students should use the appropriate hand signal. Water bottles are allowed. Students are to begin their morning procedures at 8:05. They are to have sharpened two pencils, copied posted homework, turned in their homework, read any morning messages, and completed the warm-up by 8:25. Most students have jobs and perform them daily. If students finish work early, they may complete other unfinished assignments, read a book, or choose from a selection of posted activities.

16 Procedures (Continued) General School Procedures Students arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 am. The day starts at 8:05 am. Students follow their morning procedures when they arrive: Unpack Place their homework in the homework tray Sharpen two pencils Copy posted homework in their agenda books Start their morning work Students follow these procedures at dismissal: Read the board for what they need to take home for the day and make sure they have copied the homework for the night. Next students are dismissed by the teacher to pack up to go home. Students will read silently while awaiting dismissal They are dismissed as their mode of transportation is called over the intercom. Car riders and walkers stack the chairs before they are dismissed.

17 Homework Homework is given Monday through Friday. Students will receive a 0 for late homework assignments unless a parent gives a valid explanation for the missing assignment in writing (i.e. family emergencies); in addition, assignments received with no name will also receive 0’s. The students are responsible for copying their homework in their agenda books everyday. A spelling pre-test will be given once a week with a spelling test at the end of the week. Students will either complete Silver or Gold list spelling assignments and a weekly test based upon their pretest results.

18 Homework (Continued) Homework Schedule: Mon. Math and Language Arts (this will include both spelling and vocabulary) Tues. Math, Language Arts (Spelling and Vocabulary), and Social Studies Wed. Math and Language Arts (Spelling and Grammar) Thurs. Math, Language Arts (Study for Spelling, Vocabulary, and/or Grammar Tests), and Science Fri. MSA Preparation Assignment and/or Health, Friday Folders (Parent(s) remove graded work and return signed) Mon.-Fri. Students are required to read 20-30 minutes nightly and turn in reading charts on their due dates. Each reading chart is a grade for work habits and reading. Homework updates, MSA data, tools, and links, class events, tests, projects, poetry, study links, and other useful links can be found on third grade teacher websites. There will be an at-home project about every month including an optional science fair project that is completed at home. The third grade will generate group science fair projects for submission to the science fair in class. Write- A-Book is mandatory for third grade.

19 Classwork Students are expected to complete all assignments. Some assignments are given for assessment purposes. Some assignments will be sent home, others may be placed in the student's portfolio.

20 Grading and Absences Students who are considered lawfully absent will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. Students are required to bring a written note from parents for all absences. The number of days allowed to make-up missed work will be equivalent to the number of days of lawful absences. The timeline begins when the teacher gives the student the assignments within 48 hours of the request. Students who do not complete the missed assignments within the allotted time will receive 50% for each assignment.

21 Materials Labeling Composition Books Math Journal (Johnson) Writing Journal (Hazard) Warm-ups Journal (Hoffman) 3 Subject Notebooks Science/Health/Journaling (J) Spelling (Haz) Reading/Writing/Social Studies Pocket Folders Homework Warm-up and/or Classwork ICAL Math/Science (Johnson)

22 Standards Third Grade Class Expectations 1.Show Respect for Others 2.Cooperate with adults/peers 3.Display self-discipline 4.Accept responsibility for actions 5.Follow school rules 6.Complete and turn in assignments Consequences For Not Meeting Class Expectations 1.Blue-Fantastic 2.Green-Warning 3.Yellow-Time-out in the room or lose recess minutes 4.Orange-Time-out in another classroom and/or lose recess minutes, parent phone call or email, and complete a behavior management form 5.Pink-Go to the office or guidance counselor, parent phone call, and possible student referral or other student disciplinary action (including student suspension) All students are held accountable for these standards throughout the school building. If students do not meet these expectations in other teachers’ classes, the cafeteria, recess, in the hallways, etc. they will receive the outlined consequences in our homeroom classes.

23 General Questions

24 Closure

25 “Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true!” Author Unknown Together we will have a great school year! The Third Grade Team

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