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1 A.W. Cox Elementary School Third Grade Welcome to Back To School Night! September 12, 2013

2 Professional Learning Community Meet the Third Grade Team:  Mrs. Arabolos – Room 9 (203) x109  Mr. Mascola – Room 6 (203) x106  Mrs. Johnson – Room 21 (203) x121 Mrs. Hartford – Room 10 (203) x110 Mrs. Guarnieri – Room 5 (203) x105 s s

3 Clear Expectations  Arrival Time 8:50 a.m. Marked tardy after 9:05  Independence  Organization - Planners  Responsibility  Accountable Talk Classroom behavior and appropriate dialogue

4 A Day in the Life…  Morning - Independent Activities  Morning Meeting  Writer’s Workshop  Math Block  Specials/Spanish – 3x per week  Recess/lunch  Reader’s Workshop  Science and Social Studies  End of day (organize homework, pack-up, planners, etc.)

5 Teaching Model (PLC)  PLC – Professional Learning Community Extensive collaboration  Flexible groupings – class rotations Target specific content areas Students become more comfortable with entire team Groups change throughout year

6 Language Arts  Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop  Units of study:  Personal narratives  Memoirs  Ocean Animals – Nonfiction research/writing  Digital writing  Opinion writing  Literary essays

7 Revised Math Curriculum  7 units of study: Unit 1 – Multiplication and division with factors of 2-5, 10 Unit 2 – Problem solving with mass, time, and capacity Unit 3 – Multiplication and division with factors of 6-9 Unit 4 – Multiplication and area Unit 5 – Fractions as numbers on a number line Unit 6 – Collecting and displaying data Unit 7 – Quadrilaterals and more challenging word problems  Everyday Math – Materials and home-links will be used as resources throughout the year

8 Revised Math Curriculum  Fact Fluency –Skill practice, district assessments  Great online resources such as multiplication.com, aplusmath.com, internet4classrooms.com, xtramath.com, and funbrain.com  Daily fact practice (+, -, x, ÷) essential to third grade skill development! 5 minutes a day is all it takes!

9 Science  Scientific Method – Guided discovery Very hands-on, inquiry-based  MeasurementFOSS Kit  Habitats  Rocks and MineralsFOSS Kit  Conservation/recycling 

10 Social Studies Topics to be covered:  States  Native Americans Hold the date:  Tuesday, 11/26 is Native American Day!  Volunteer sign up available for craft stations

11 *Field Trips Fall:  Bushy Hill – Native American study Mark your calendars – Tuesday, 10/8  Mystic Aquarium – Culmination of ocean animal unit Tentative Date: Monday, 12/9 Spring:  TBD *Dates and additional information forthcoming

12 Important Reminders  Dismissal Notes – Any deviations to daily plan  Lunch Money - Please provide in sealed bag/envelope labeled w/ child’s name  Volunteers – Please contact your child’s teacher You must be ‘Helping Hands’ trained to volunteer in the classroom and on field trips  March testing schedule TBD Change in testing format  Traditional CMT being replaced Early to mid-March?

13 Thanks Thank you for attending Back to School Night and for your continued support!

14 Curriculum  For more information… mation/curriculum/index.php


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