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Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, 2013 7:00 pm Third Grade Team Presentation.

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1 Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night August 21, :00 pm Third Grade Team Presentation

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

3 Schedules Mrs. Hamms Third Grade Class Schedule 2013/2014

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

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

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

7 Syllabus Third Grade THIRD GRADE SYLLABUS - READING /LANGUAGE ARTS Follow the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Read and write to entertain, persuade, inform and perform a task. Use Sadlier –Oxford Vocabulary Program Use Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Program Reading Street Common Core Scott Foreman Reading Series William and Mary Reading Program for Talented and Gifted Junior Great Books Novel Studies Emphasis on Informational Text Literature Circles Interact Real World Simulations 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

8 Syllabus Third Grade 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 Measurement Computation Place Value Fractions Geometry Gr. 4 Fractions, Decimals, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Measurement and Data, Multiplying Fractions and Measurement

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

10 Syllabus Third Grade 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

11 Syllabus Third Grade 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

12 Syllabus Third Grade 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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.

18 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.

19 Homework (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 Studies Wed. Math and Reading/Language Arts (Spelling and Grammar) Thurs. Math, Reading/Language Arts (Study for Spelling, Vocabulary, and/or Grammar Tests), and Science Fri. 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.

20 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.

21 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.

22 Materials 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 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)

23 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 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.

24 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

25 General Questions

26 Closure

27 “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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