Presentation on theme: "A Parent Survival Kit for 3rd Grade"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Parent Survival Kit for 3rd Grade Back To School NightA Parent Survival Kit for 3rd GradeThank you for coming out tonight. Immediately following this presentation will be question and answer time back in the third grade classrooms where you can meet your child’s reading and math teachers. Our purpose tonight is to provide you with the information that you need to be successful in helping your child navigate through third grade.
2 The Third Grade TeamFrom left to right: Maria Gruett, Dana Myers, Amy Evans, and Leslie Morgan.
3 Change from Primary to Intermediate Student Greater personal responsibilityMoves from learning to read to reading to learnShift from parents sitting side by side to do homework to reminders and checking that it is finishedBinders in/out every day. Look for papers in binder/Homework folders. Remove papers in Stay Home section. Library Books. Assignment Sheet.
4 3rd Grade Rules and Expectations Every child has a copy of this in their notebook. These rules and expectations were discussed on the first day of class in their homeroom.
5 Consequences Written warning (Pink Warning Card) Continued issue = Lose 5 minutes of recess3rd time = Lose 10 minutes of recess4th time = Lose 20 minutes (all) of recess and student makes phone call to Mom or Dad to explain what the issue was.There have been a few Time Out sheets sent home last week and this week. This is just so you are kept aware of what is happening at school.
6 Behavior IssuesThe intent of this Time Out slip is two-fold. It is to force the students to consider why they lost recess and what they can do to avoid that next time. It is also to inform parents of behavior issues in the classroom, especially since the child may have three different teachers.
7 Homework GridIn the front of every child’s binder, should be the weekly Homework Grid. This organizing tool is to be completed by the children at the end of each subject they switch for and at some point during the day in their homeroom. Please look to this for information about their homework.
8 Homework and Poor Grade Alert In either case, these are merely informational for the parents. If it doesn’t return signed the next day, then the student misses 5 minutes of recess. This is to ensure that the children make sure you saw this paper, and didn’t conveniently forget to show you.
9 Binder Comes back and forth EVERY day Papers for each subject go behind the dividerHomework assignment sheet kept in the front - check it dailyCheck and empty the folder daily for important information and student papers
10 Flexible/Fluid Groupings Groups are first created by second grade data.Throughout the year, all students are evaluated for progress. Children may be reassigned teachers if their needs change.First Grade Level meeting is Tuesday, October 4th.Parents will be notified if their child’s Math or Reading teacher changes.Utilize the RTII model – see JB website for further information.
11 Math TeachersEvansAverage – typical curriculum pace – additional reinforcement may be necessaryGruettWorks at a faster pace & may need challengedMorganIntervention may be necessaryMyersAverage – typical curriculum pace** Mrs. Banack to provide additional support**
12 Reading Teachers Evans Average – typical curriculum pace – some opportunities for accelerationGruettReceives intensive interventionsMorganWorks at a faster pace & may need challengedMyersRead Naturally used as a fluency interventionBanackReceives small group instruction with intensive interventionsAll students are receiving third grade instruction in the core curriculum. Research has shown that the single largest factor in increasing reading speed and comprehension is the number of minutes that a child spends reading daily.
13 ConferencesHeld with your child’s reading teacher with information from the homeroom and math teacherNovember 22 (Tuesday) and November 23 (Wednesday)
14 Content: Social Studies and Science Not tested nor gradedOne subject per marking period to allow for in depth study45 minutes per day for contentWriting embedded in content
15 Daily Schedule 8:15 - 9:45 Math 9:50 - 10:30 Special 10:35-10:55 Recess11:00 – 11:30 Lunch11: :30 Social Studies or Science/Computers or Class Meetings12:30 - 2:20 Reading and Language ArtsSnacks can be eaten at recess or the end of the day.
16 Recess We will go out almost EVERY day, so please dress warmly. The wind whips across the fields so many times it is colder here than at home.
17 Changes…. No Race for Education this year (2 year cycle) Excused Absences for Educational Purposes1 Day – form goes to Mrs. Himes2 or more days – form goes to Dr. HersheyNo more than 5 total daysSnacks
18 Field Trip Information Landis Valley on Friday, April 13thState Capitol and State Museum on Thursday, June 7thLook for paper to volunteer for both field trips soon. You will know this fall if you were picked for the field trips, so you’ll have time to get clearances.Permission slips should be coming home shortly for the Landis Valley trip. We will be looking for a few parent chaperones. We’ll put the names in a hat to choose if more parents volunteer than we have space to take.
19 Party Time Harvest Party – Friday, October 28th Winter Holiday Party – Friday, December 23rd (half day)Valentine’s Day – Tuesday, February 14thThese will be held at the end of the day. We’ll send home information if we need supplies or volunteers.
20 How to Reach Us Email Call 626-3704 2:45-3:20pm Aevans@warwicksd.org Call :45-3:20pm
21 What Now?Teachers available in their classrooms to meet and greet and answer PUBLIC questionsNot a time for questions about your individual child