Today’s Schedule Whole Group Presentation Classroom Visits- “New Year! New Beginnings!”
Our Mission Statement As a community we strive to foster meaningful relationships and build a safe, supportive environment that develops life-long learners who care and think deeply about their world. Our partnership is critical to this work!
School Continuous Improvement Plan (S.C.I.P.) To increase the academic achievement of all students, every Calf Pen Meadow student will have access to a rigorous and quality education and will have the supports needed to be successful. To provide a safe and orderly environment for all, Calf Pen Meadow will establish and maintain a community that supports, promotes, and expects behaviors which ensure students are responsible learners and caring citizens of their school. To strengthen and promote school/family/community relationships, the people attached to Calf Pen Meadow School will be committed to fostering and nurturing these partnerships that contribute to increased learning for all students.
What have our grade 3 mathematicians been working on? Added and subtracted numbers within 1,000 Used place value strategies and number lines to represent addition and subtraction solutions Developed the concept of multiplication and related it to skip counting and repeated addition; practiced basic multiplication combinations, beginning with 2's, 5's, and 10's Represented and analyzed data on bar graphs and pictographs
What will our grade 3 mathematicians do next? Explore and reason about area and perimeter using standard units (feet and inches) & metric units (centimeters and meters) Identify and reason about attributes of shapes Develop and understand the meaning of fractions and fraction notation; use representations of fractions to solve problems Learn multiplication combinations up to 9 x 9; develop strategies for solving multiplication and division Solve addition and subtraction problems with 3 digit numbers, working with numbers larger than 1,000
How can families help at home? Fact practice at home See CPM website - Academics link for websites and Fastt Math link Promote participation Extreme-Home Math - Students should record the math task they work on in their planner Idita-Math Problem of the Week - Problem will be sent home in Friday folders, beginning today Homework Math Investigations hardcover handbook - still available to check out if you need one! Communicate difficulties to classroom teacher
What have our grade 3 readers been working on? Unit 1: Launching the Reading Workshop express ideas clearly during discussions build on the ideas of others during discussions support their thinking with evidence from the text Unit 2: Understanding Narrative Structure determine the elements of narratives including characters, setting, problem, turning point, solution, plot and author’s message determine author’s message or lesson in a text use narrative elements to recount stories orally
What have our grade 3 readers been working on? Unit 3: Navigating Nonfiction Text Features identify text features (conventions) and use them to gather information and to determine what matters most ask questions before, during, and after reading to gather and clarify information begin to take notes to record big ideas and supporting evidence notice new vocabulary and apply a variety of strategies for making meaning use visual features to gain a deeper understanding of the text gather and share information learned while reading
What have our grade 3 readers been working on? Unit 4: Unlocking & Exploring Traditional Literature recognize the common characteristics of traditional literature explore connections between folktales and cultures read closely to determine the relationship between central message, or lesson, and key details in a text compare/contrast traditional literature stories w/similar lessons ask/answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a traditional text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for answers take and utilize notes to become effective oral storytellers practice the skills of fluent and effective oral storytelling
What will our grade 3 readers do next? Unit 5: Biography Unit 6: Uncovering the Language and Messages in Poetry Unit 7: Researching Across Texts: Content Area Study (Science) Unit 8: Reflection and Assessment: How I’ve Grown as a Reader
How can families help at home? Promote participation Extreme-Reader - Students should record the their minutes in the planner Daily and Nightly Reading w/ Conversation “Talking is thinking. Thinking is learning. The more children talk, the more they learn.” “The Planner”
Our Performance Target 83 % of families responded favorably to the indicator… “This school offers me many ways to be involved in my child’s education.”
Our efforts to increase involvement to date… Family Numeracy Learning Sessions Mystery Readers Fall Conferences Have You Heard? /The Graze January Open House Weekly NYCU Special Projects QU Literacy Collaborative
Partnership Opportunities Looking forward… One School One Book (Grants) Family Nights (PTA) Additional Family Numeracy Learning Sessions Family Literacy Night Name That Book Chess Club Spirit Day April Conferences School House Rocks Drama Production Iditarod Projects (including “IditaMath” problems) All School Gathering Events Chorus & Band Concerts Art Shows
Ideas and suggestions??????? Please complete our electronic survey that will be emailed to you… so you can tell us how we’re doing and so you can share your ideas!