Presentation on theme: "Mr. Field’s Third Grade Class Welcome, parents! Welcome to Third Grade! I will introduce you to third grade and to our classroom. If you have any."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Third Grade! I will introduce you to third grade and to our classroom. If you have any questions during my presentation, please feel free to ask.
All About Me My background I grew up in Chardon, Ohio. I live in Fairport Harbor with my wife Sharon and our three children, Christian (8 on 9/28) and Mary (5 yrs), and Emma (2 yrs). My education Received my degree in Early Childhood Education from Lake Erie College in 2004 Received my Reading Endorsement from Lake Erie in May ’07 Currently taking classes towards my Masters Degree in Administration
New in Ohio Education Third Grade Reading Guarantee Rigor!!
New in Riverside Local Infinite Campus New website for grades and student records Currently unavailable to parents ??????
My Goals To give your child the academic and social skills he/she needs to progress to fourth grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help your student make new friends and discover new interests.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are: Work Hard, Always Treat others as you want to be treated (Golden Rule) Be respectful of all people Be Wrong LOUD
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during third grade are: Reading and writing Phonics/ Spelling (Mrs. Ford) Math Science (Mrs. Rhomberg) Social studies (Myself) Specials (Music, Art, and Gym) Trimesters 12 weeks of each (Gym, Music, and Art)
A note about Math: Timed tests in Mr. Field’s class Climbing the tree, moving our Monkeys Test value is 50 pts. Move at your own pace Why is it important?
Homework I will assign roughly 60 minutes of homework every night. This includes 20 minutes of reading. I will endeavor to keep homework in this time frame. If it is taking your child longer we can work together to find a solution. XtraMath, allowed as a math assignment starting next week, Study Island assignments will still be due on Friday Study Island assignments Reading and Math every week, the assignment is set and active Monday and will lock on Friday night at midnight Exception for shortened weeks, assignments will stay active till Saturday at Midnight.
Planner Planner will be used to record homework assignments and projects. I require that students show parents their planners every night and get a signature. The reason behind this is to maintain communication between us and keep parents aware of what we are doing.
Book Log/Calendar Nightly record for assigned 20 minutes of Reading. I ask that this is initialed by parents and it is worth a homework point towards the reading grade. Log must be initialized to receive the points. (1 point for every 20 minutes assigned. Weekends are worth 3 points.) Students may read anything; a book, magazine article, newspaper, comic book, etc… I will check this every day along with the Planner— my hope is that the students will fill out the logs independently, asking for parents to initial.
Make-Up Work If a student is absent from school, they will have the same number of days to make up work as they missed. I will send home a “While you were away…” paper with the missing assignments listed. (haven’t started with the early absences)
Projects There will be periodic projects assigned throughout the school year. These will contain cross curricular exercises and will be due on a specific date. Late projects will be accepted but there will be points subtracted. Any questions regarding projects, please contact me.
Tardiness School starts at 8:35 A.M. I take attendance at 8:50 A.M., per office request. However anyone coming in the room after 8:50 is considered tardy. Due to the amount of work we need to accomplish in the third grade, every moment is precious.
Field Trips Zoo- end of year trip is a definite. Holden Arboretum Working on other trips Gas an issue