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Welcome to Miss Holcomb’s 3 rd Grade Class !. About Me  Grew up in Anderson, IN  Attended Ball State University  This will be my 5 th year teaching.

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1 Welcome to Miss Holcomb’s 3 rd Grade Class !

2 About Me  Grew up in Anderson, IN  Attended Ball State University  This will be my 5 th year teaching  Love to shop, play sports and read  Getting married June 7, 2014  VERY excited to be teaching 3 rd grade  Grew up in Anderson, IN  Attended Ball State University  This will be my 5 th year teaching  Love to shop, play sports and read  Getting married June 7, 2014  VERY excited to be teaching 3 rd grade

3 Our Daily Schedule  8:30-8:45Check-in / Morning Work  8:45-10:25Literacy Block  10:25-11:15Specials (Day 1: Art, Day 2: Technology, Day 3: P.E., Day 4: Music)  11:20-11:50RTI  11:50-12:10Recess  12:10-12:45Lunch  12:50-2:00 Math  2:00-2:45Writing  2:45-3:15PBL  3:15-3:25Pack-up/Dismissal  8:30-8:45Check-in / Morning Work  8:45-10:25Literacy Block  10:25-11:15Specials (Day 1: Art, Day 2: Technology, Day 3: P.E., Day 4: Music)  11:20-11:50RTI  11:50-12:10Recess  12:10-12:45Lunch  12:50-2:00 Math  2:00-2:45Writing  2:45-3:15PBL  3:15-3:25Pack-up/Dismissal

4  Same as normal daily schedule BUT  NO specials  Collaboration time for grade level teachers  Students will have enhanced lessons with special teachers and counselor  Same as normal daily schedule BUT  NO specials  Collaboration time for grade level teachers  Students will have enhanced lessons with special teachers and counselor Our Day 5 Schedule

5 3 rd Grade Instructional Reading Level

6 Homework  Spelling  3 times a week (Monday-Wednesday)  Wednesday Skill Homework  Test Thursday  Math  4 times a week ( Monday-Thursday)  Graded for completion  Parent letter each unit  Reading  90 minutes a week total. Reading log will be sent home Fridays and is due the next Friday.  Spelling  3 times a week (Monday-Wednesday)  Wednesday Skill Homework  Test Thursday  Math  4 times a week ( Monday-Thursday)  Graded for completion  Parent letter each unit  Reading  90 minutes a week total. Reading log will be sent home Fridays and is due the next Friday.

7 Grading Scale A93-100% A B+87-89% B83-86% B-80-82% C+77-79% C73-76% C-70-72% D+67-69% D63-66% D-60-62% F0-59% EExcellent SSatisfactory NINeeds Improvement

8 Classroom Assessments / Math quiz weekly on Monday / Spelling test weekly on Thursday / All other quiz/ test dates will be on class website and written in assignment notebooks by student / Math quiz weekly on Monday / Spelling test weekly on Thursday / All other quiz/ test dates will be on class website and written in assignment notebooks by student

9 Spelling  Sitton Spelling Sitton Spelling  Not traditional spelling program  MORE info on handout  Sitton Spelling Sitton Spelling  Not traditional spelling program  MORE info on handout

10 Project-Based Learning  Projects that encompass all subject areas  Students explore real-world problems and challenges  Students work in collaborative groups  Will cover a lot of Science and Social Studies at this time  Main ideas will include: How community has changed over the years, Bill of Rights and government, saving money and economics, and rocks and minerals.  Projects that encompass all subject areas  Students explore real-world problems and challenges  Students work in collaborative groups  Will cover a lot of Science and Social Studies at this time  Main ideas will include: How community has changed over the years, Bill of Rights and government, saving money and economics, and rocks and minerals.

11 Freedom Levels  School wide behavior plan  Level 4  Student who ALWAYS demonstrates what is expected! Does not need any reminders.  Level 3  Student who mostly demonstrates what is expected. May need a few reminders. Starting position for all students.  Level 2  Student who struggles to demonstrate what is expected. Needs multiple reminders  Level 1  Students demonstrates major noncompliant behaviors.  Student form will be completed weekly; signed on Fridays by you, then returned on Mondays  School wide behavior plan  Level 4  Student who ALWAYS demonstrates what is expected! Does not need any reminders.  Level 3  Student who mostly demonstrates what is expected. May need a few reminders. Starting position for all students.  Level 2  Student who struggles to demonstrate what is expected. Needs multiple reminders  Level 1  Students demonstrates major noncompliant behaviors.  Student form will be completed weekly; signed on Fridays by you, then returned on Mondays

12 Assignment Notebooks  Please check their assignment notebooks each night to make sure they have completed all their assignments.  Parent signature each night  Assignment notebooks should be coming home every night and coming back every day.  Take home folders will come home nightly with homework and papers for parents.  Please check their assignment notebooks each night to make sure they have completed all their assignments.  Parent signature each night  Assignment notebooks should be coming home every night and coming back every day.  Take home folders will come home nightly with homework and papers for parents.

13 3 rd Grade Assessments  ACUITY (predictive)  end of September  December  February  ISTEP  March  May  IREAD  March  ACUITY (predictive)  end of September  December  February  ISTEP  March  May  IREAD  March

14 Miscellaneous  Change of transportation: send a note in with child or call school  Wellness policy – No snacks, birthday treats, etc (allergies)  Change of transportation: send a note in with child or call school  Wellness policy – No snacks, birthday treats, etc (allergies)

15 Volunteering  Flexible with times/jobs!  Field Trip Volunteers  Sign Up on Student Permission Slips  Noblesvilleschools.org  Parents tab>Forms>Volunteer Noblesville Online Form  Sign up now, and I will put together a schedule and clear it with everyone!  Flexible with times/jobs!  Field Trip Volunteers  Sign Up on Student Permission Slips  Noblesvilleschools.org  Parents tab>Forms>Volunteer Noblesville Online Form  Sign up now, and I will put together a schedule and clear it with everyone!

16 How to know what’s going on - Weekly newsletters (on class website or ) - road tab> classroom > Miss Holcomb - Come in and visit! - Phone - Weekly newsletters (on class website or ) - road tab> classroom > Miss Holcomb - Come in and visit! - Phone

17 In the Room  Make sure your student signed in by the door  Make sure you and your student completed all activities listed on the board  Make sure your student signed in by the door  Make sure you and your student completed all activities listed on the board

18 Thank You for coming!! I’m excited for our year together! Promise Road Phone Number


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