Presentation on theme: "Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, :00 pm"— Presentation transcript:
1Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, 2013 7:00 pm Third Grade Team Presentation
2Agenda 1. Welcome 2. Schedules 3. Academic Overview 4. Grading Scale SyllabusTextbooksThe Talented and Gifted ProgramOnline Instructional Tools4. Grading Scale5. Procedures6. Homework and Classwork7. Standards8. Materials9. General Questions10. Closure
3SchedulesMrs. Hamms Third GradeClass Schedule2013/2014
4Schedules (continued) Mrs. Hazards Third GradeClass Schedule2013/2014
5Schedules (Continued) Ms. Hoffman’s Third GradeClass Schedule2013/2014
6Schedules (Continued) Mr. Johnson’s Third GradeClass Schedule2013/2014
7Syllabus Third Grade 2012-2013 THIRD GRADE 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - READING /LANGUAGE ARTSFollow the Maryland Common Core State CurriculumRead and write to entertain, persuade, inform and perform a task.Use Sadlier –Oxford Vocabulary ProgramUse Sadlier-Oxford Grammar ProgramReading Street Common Core Scott Foreman Reading SeriesWilliam and Mary Reading Program for Talented and GiftedJunior Great BooksNovel StudiesEmphasis on Informational TextLiterature CirclesInteract Real World SimulationsProjects:1st Quarter – Fiction Book Report ProjectCultural/Heritage Project2nd Quarter – Book Project/ Write A Book3rd Quarter – Biography Book Report4th Quarter – Spelling Bee
8Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - MATH Follow the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum with Acceleration and Compacting when Appropriate.1st QuarterPlace ValueAddition and SubtractionMeasurementProperties of OperationsComputationGr.4 Place Value, Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, Perimeter, Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers, Area, Computation2nd QuarterFractionsGeometry Gr. 4 Fractions, Decimals, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Measurement and Data, Multiplying Fractions and Measurement
9Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 3rd Quarter Fractions Measurement ComputationProperties of OperationsGr. 4 Geometry, Measurement, Place Value, Computation, Fractions, Decimals4th QuarterGeometryDataGr. 4 Adding, Subtracting Fractions, Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number,Geometry, MeasurementProjects: 1st and 2nd Semester - Mad Minute/Multiplication Chill Zone Contest2nd Semester– Ring Pop Sale (Money) and Interact Real-World SimulationsOngoing (Prerequisite-Superior Fluency in Content ): Digging for Data MathCubed Research Project
10Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS – SCIENCE Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with Science Series Scott Foresman Science1st Quarter – Earth Science2nd Quarter – Space and Technology3rd Quarter – Physical Science4th Quarter – Life ScienceProjects:On going science experimentsScience Fair Project (Packets are distributed in October. The ScienceFair is scheduled for February)Delta Science Kits
11Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - SOCIAL STUDIES Follow the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum with emphasis on informational text.Use Scott Foresman Series – CommunitiesStudents 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 Project3rd Quarter – Economic Lesson - Ring Pop Sale
12Syllabus Third Grade 2013-2014 SYLLABUS - HEALTH Follow the Voluntary State Common Core Curriculum with new Health SeriesHarcourt Health and Fitness1st Quarter – Human Body, Growth and DevelopmentConsumer/Personal HealthNutrition2nd Quarter – Physical Activity & FitnessInjury Prevention3rd Quarter – Disease Prevention & Control/Drug Use Prevention4th Quarter – Emotional & Social HealthFamily LifeCommunity and Environmental Health
13Online Instructional Tools Vocabulary Book Website: Grammar Book Website:Spelling Website:Education City:First in MathReading Series Textbook and ResourcesMath Series Textbook and ResourcesEdmodoKidblog
15General Grading Scale Continued The following factors will be included in determining pupil grades in:Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies50% Assessments15% Homework35% ClassworkHealth30% Assessments20% Homework50% Classwork
16Procedures 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
17Procedures (Continued) General School ProceduresStudents 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.
18Homework 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.
19Homework (Continued) Homework Schedule: Mon. Math and Language Arts (this will include both spelling and vocabulary)Tues. Math, Reading/Language Arts (Spelling and Vocabulary), and Social StudiesWed. Math and Reading/Language Arts (Spelling and Grammar)Thurs. Math, Reading/Language Arts (Study for Spelling, Vocabulary, and/or Grammar Tests), and ScienceFri. MSA/CCSS Preparation Assignment and/or Health, Friday Folders (Parent(s) sign the Friday Folder record sheet and sign and return any work that requires a signature when indicated)Mon.-Fri. Students are required to read 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 and CCSS 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 a mandatory science fair project that is completed at home (science fair packets go home in October/projects due February) . Write-A-Book is also mandatory for third grade.Talk about flexibility
20ClassworkClassworkStudents 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.
21Grading and Absences 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.
22Materials 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 metalSharpened pencils (at least 4 each day )Grading Pens – at least 2 Highlighter1 pkg. of colored pencilsScissorsEraserPersonal pencil sharpener4 Glue Sticks1 pkg. of lined paper (not college ruled)1 pkg. of tab sized post-it notes1 pkg. of multi-colored index cards (3X5)LabelingComposition BooksMath JournalWriting JournalSpelling JournalScience JournalReading JournalPocket FoldersHomeworkClassworkMathScience/Health* No three-ring binders pleaseGood Organization is Important!
23Standards Third Grade Class Expectations Rewards/Consequences Show Respect for OthersCooperate with adults/peersDisplay self-disciplineAccept responsibility for actionsFollow school rulesComplete and turn in assignmentsWe 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/ConsequencesWe 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 theschool building. If students do not meet these expectations in otherteachers’ classes, the cafeteria, recess, in the hallways, etc. they willreceive the outlined consequences in our homeroom classes.
24*Will be used to help factor social skills and work habits grades Standards (cont.)PBISConsequences*Will be used to help factor social skills and work habits grades1. Student behavior redirected/behavior retaught2. Student reminded of appropriate behavior and potential +/- consequences3. Second reminder of appropriate behavior and potential +/_ consequences4. Student completes self-assessment form5. If behavior changes, it is recognized and rewardedNo? student completes Student Action Report . Parent is contacted by phone if necessary6. Student referred to administration and/or school counselor for administrative action
27Together 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 UnknownTogether we will have a great school year!The Third Grade Team