Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Garnet Valley Elementary School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Garnet Valley Elementary School Second Grade Transition Meeting March 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM
2 Agenda Welcome and Introductions School Mission Grade Configuration The Instructional DayThird Grade CurriculumExtra Curricular ActivitiesGVES Home & School AssociationTransition Plans
3 Garnet Valley Elementary School The mission of the Garnet Valley Elementary School is to foster a respectful community of life-long learners who strive for continuous personal growth. We will fulfill our mission by inspiring academic, social and emotional growth within a safe, enjoyable, supportive and caring learning environment.
4 Third Grade Configuration “Teamwork Builds Communities of Learners” Two TeamsStudents stay together for Homeroom, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science.Students switch classes for Math instruction.Three Math Levels: Enrichment, On Grade Level, and Approaching Grade Level, with the majority of students falling into the On Grade Level category.The homeroom teacher serves as the key communicator with parents.Students will have either one or two teachers.
5 The Instructional Day Language Arts – 2 hours daily Math – 1 hour dailySocial Studies and Science – 1 hour dailyLunch and Recess – 55 minutes dailyStudy Skills – ½ hr./wk.Library/Book Exchange – ½ hr. each a weekArt - 1 hr./wk.Music – ½ hr., 2 times a weekPhys. Ed. – ½ hr., 2 times a weekHealth – ½ hr./wk. for one trimesterDevelopmental Guidance – ½ hr./wk. for two trimesters
6 Third Grade Curriculum Language Arts / Balanced LiteracyFour Blocks Model of InstructionGuided Reading: Conducted in flexible groups at students’ instructional levelIndependent Reading: 100 Book Challenge leveled texts at independent reading level with conferencing with teachersWriters’ Workshop: Direct Instruction, Guided Practice, Individual Conferences, Sharing, and GrammarWord Study: Developmental Spelling, Vocabulary DevelopmentStudy SkillsTest Taking StrategiesSuper 6 Reading Strategies
22 Third Grade Curriculum Social StudiesThematic Instruction: Communities (geography, public service roles, global community, responsibilities in a community)Literature IntegrationScienceRocks and MineralsPlant Growth and DevelopmentSun and Moon
23 Third Grade Curriculum Art Physical EducationArt History Knowledge of skills & ConceptsAll Projects (study of artists, cultures, styles & techniques) Invasion GamesCooperative Learning Lifetime Fitness2-D and 3-D Artwork Sportsmanship/teamworkShows: GVES Art Show/Celebration of the Arts ACES, Mileage clubRed Ribbon Week, JRFHMusic HealthMelody HygieneMovement activities Body Systems-Rhythm/Styles Skeletal/DigestiveIntroduction to the recorder WellnessNote Reading LibraryArtist in Residence Library Organization &Concerts, Chorus 3rd grade Research & Literary EnrichmentInformational Skills
26 Third Grade Curriculum: Guidance Developmental GuidanceProblem SolvingClass MeetingsCareer AwarenessGroupsOlweus – Anti-Bullying Program
27 Extra Curricular Activities Principal’s Advisory CommitteeChorusChess and CheckersV.E.F.L.S.Art ClubScience ClubComputer ClubSchool News Club100 Book ChallengeHomework ClubService ClubDrama ClubMath ClubC:\Documents and Settings\student\Desktop\AfterSchool Clubs chart doc
28 GVES Home & School Association SimilaritiesSneak-A-PeekGrandparent’s/Special Person’s DayHomeroom PartiesFamily Fun NightGrade Level Funtimes & Send-OffsStaff Appreciation WeekBook Fair
29 GVES Home & School Association DifferencesSchool StoreBeef and Boogie(November)Winterfest (February)Muffins in MayCommittee Chairperson Forms
30 Transition Plans Developmental Guidance Activities Mr. Burns, Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Mink and Miss D’Olio will visit with 2nd grade classes in AprilStudents in 2nd grade visit GVES – June 5, 2013Summer Mailing (August)Sneak-A-Peek (August )Grade Level Transition PlansTwo weeks of transition and teambuilding in the FallIndividual Classroom PlansDuring the School Year…Parent Liaison for New FamiliesBuddies for New Students
31 Transition Camp Registration forms sent later this spring For incoming 3rd gradersWednesday, August 21, 2013Tentative Agenda9:00 – 9:15 – Check-In9:15 – 9:30 – Introductions9:30 – 9:45 – Short Movie – A Day in the Life of a Third Grader9:45 – 10:30 – Activity to Explore the Building10:30 – 11:15 – Snack and Playground Time (split into 2 groups)11:15 – 11:30 – Questions and Answers$10 includes a snack and t-shirtRegistration forms sent later this spring
32 Thank you for coming and your continued support of our programs!