Presentation on theme: "A.W. Cox Elementary School Third Grade"— Presentation transcript:
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) x109Mr. Mascola – Room 6(203) x106Mrs. Johnson – Room 21(203) x121Mrs. Hartford – Room 10(203) x110Mrs. Guarnieri – Room 5(203) x105
3 Clear Expectations Arrival Time Independence Organization - Planners 8:50 a.m.Marked tardy after 9:05IndependenceOrganization - PlannersResponsibilityAccountable TalkClassroom behavior and appropriate dialogue
4 A Day in the Life… Morning - Independent Activities Morning Meeting Writer’s WorkshopMath BlockSpecials/Spanish – 3x per weekRecess/lunchReader’s WorkshopScience and Social StudiesEnd of day (organize homework, pack-up, planners, etc.)
5 Teaching Model (PLC) PLC – Professional Learning Community Extensive collaborationFlexible groupings – class rotationsTarget specific content areasStudents become more comfortable with entire teamGroups change throughout year
6 Language Arts Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Units of study: Personal narrativesMemoirsOcean Animals – Nonfiction research/writingDigital writingOpinion writingLiterary essays
7 Revised Math Curriculum 7 units of study:Unit 1 – Multiplication and division with factors of 2-5, 10Unit 2 – Problem solving with mass, time, and capacityUnit 3 – Multiplication and division with factors of 6-9Unit 4 – Multiplication and areaUnit 5 – Fractions as numbers on a number lineUnit 6 – Collecting and displaying dataUnit 7 – Quadrilaterals and more challenging word problemsEveryday Math – Materials and home-links willbe used as resources throughout the year
8 Revised Math Curriculum Fact Fluency –Skill practice, district assessmentsGreat online resources such as multiplication.com, aplusmath.com, internet4classrooms.com, xtramath.com, and funbrain.comDaily fact practice (+, -, x, ÷) essential to third grade skill development! 5 minutes a day is all it takes!
9 Science Scientific Method – Guided discovery Measurement FOSS Kit Very hands-on, inquiry-basedMeasurement FOSS KitHabitatsRocks and Minerals FOSS KitConservation/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: Spring: Bushy Hill – Native American study Mark your calendars – Tuesday, 10/8Mystic Aquarium – Culmination of ocean animal unitTentative Date: Monday, 12/9Spring: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 nameVolunteers – Please contact your child’s teacherYou must be ‘Helping Hands’ trained to volunteer in the classroom and on field tripsMarch testing schedule TBDChange in testing formatTraditional CMT being replacedEarly to mid-March?
13 Thanks Thank you for attending Back to School Night and for your continued support!