# Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, :00 pm

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Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Syllabus Textbooks The Talented and Gifted Program Online Instructional Tools 4. Grading Scale 5. Procedures 6. Homework and Classwork 7. Standards 8. Materials 9. General Questions 10. Closure

Schedules Mrs. Hamms Third Grade Class Schedule 2013/2014

Schedules (continued)
Mrs. Hazards Third Grade Class Schedule 2013/2014

Schedules (Continued)
Ms. Hoffman’s Third Grade Class Schedule 2013/2014

Schedules (Continued)
Mr. Johnson’s Third Grade Class Schedule 2013/2014

Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - MATH
Follow the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum with Acceleration and Compacting when Appropriate. 1st Quarter Place Value Addition and Subtraction Measurement Properties of Operations Computation Gr.4 Place Value, Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, Perimeter, Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers, Area, Computation 2nd Quarter Fractions Geometry Gr. 4 Fractions, Decimals, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Measurement and Data, Multiplying Fractions and Measurement

Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 3rd Quarter Fractions Measurement
Computation Properties of Operations Gr. 4 Geometry, Measurement, Place Value, Computation, Fractions, Decimals 4th Quarter Geometry Data Gr. 4 Adding, Subtracting Fractions, Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number, Geometry, Measurement Projects: 1st and 2nd Semester - Mad Minute/Multiplication Chill Zone Contest 2nd Semester– Ring Pop Sale (Money) and Interact Real-World Simulations Ongoing (Prerequisite-Superior Fluency in Content ): Digging for Data Math Cubed Research Project

Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS – SCIENCE
Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with Science Series Scott Foresman Science 1st Quarter – Earth Science 2nd Quarter – Space and Technology 3rd Quarter – Physical Science 4th Quarter – Life Science Projects: On going science experiments Science Fair Project (Packets are distributed in October. The Science Fair is scheduled for February) Delta Science Kits

Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - SOCIAL STUDIES
Follow the Maryland Common Core 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: 2nd Quarter – Cultural Heritage Project 3rd Quarter – Economic Lesson - Ring Pop Sale

Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - HEALTH
Follow the Voluntary State Common Core 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

Online Instructional Tools
Vocabulary Book Website:  Grammar Book Website: Spelling Website: Education City: First in Math Reading Series Textbook and Resources Math Series Textbook and Resources Edmodo Kidblog

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

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

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 7:45. They are to have sharpened 4 pencils, copied posted homework, read any morning messages, gather materials for the day, and start a warm-up activity. They must be prepared to transition to their first class by 8:00. 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 anchor activities, or projects

Procedures (Continued)
General School Procedures Students arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 am. Eat breakfast (if necessary). Leave their backpack outside their class room door and walk the walking path. Encase of inclement weather, students read silently outside the classroom door. The day starts at 7:45 am. Students follow their morning procedures when they arrive: Sharpen four pencils. Copy posted homework in agenda books. Gather materials needed for the day and prepare for transition to their first class. 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. Chairs are stacked and housekeeping completed. Students will read, stand, or sit on their desks silently while awaiting dismissal.

Homework 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.

Homework (Continued) Homework Schedule:

Classwork 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.

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.

Materials Labeling Composition Books Math Journal Writing Journal
WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS –GR. 2 & 3              Pocket Folder, Composition Book, Box of               24 crayons                                                                                   GRADE 3  Zippered pencil pouch (for carrying supplied to different classes)- no plastic or metal Sharpened pencils (at least 4 each day ) Grading Pens – at least 2 Highlighter 1 pkg. of colored pencils Scissors Eraser Personal  pencil sharpener 4 Glue Sticks 1 pkg. of lined paper (not college ruled) 1 pkg. of tab sized post-it notes 1 pkg. of multi-colored index cards (3X5) Labeling Composition Books Math Journal Writing Journal Spelling Journal Science Journal Reading Journal Pocket Folders Homework Classwork Math Science/Health * No three-ring binders please Good Organization is Important!

Standards Third Grade Class Expectations Rewards/Consequences
Show Respect for Others Cooperate with adults/peers Display self-discipline Accept responsibility for actions Follow school rules Complete and turn in assignments We have adopted the PBIS program at Heather Hills Elementary School this year. It is a school-wide program that fosters positive behaviors at our school. The 3 R’s (Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn) outline the positive behaviors that foster a positive and safe learning environment. “As Mustangs we show pride by being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!” Rewards/Consequences We are following Heather Hills PBIS Program. Students receive Mustang Money as a reward for displaying the 3 R’s. Students save their “money” to cash it in for a reward once a month. The initiative is school wide and students can receive Mustang Money from any school staff member. 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.

*Will be used to help factor social skills and work habits grades
Standards (cont.) PBIS Consequences *Will be used to help factor social skills and work habits grades 1. Student behavior redirected/behavior retaught 2. Student reminded of appropriate behavior and potential +/- consequences 3. Second reminder of appropriate behavior and potential +/_ consequences 4. Student completes self-assessment form 5. If behavior changes, it is recognized and rewarded No? student completes Student Action Report . Parent is contacted by phone if necessary 6. Student referred to administration and/or school counselor for administrative action

General Questions

Closure

Together we will have a great school year! The Third Grade Team
“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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