Presentation on theme: "What Third Grade Means… It means… Your child will have greater personal responsibility. Your child moves from learning to read to reading to learn. Your."— Presentation transcript:
What Third Grade Means… It means… Your child will have greater personal responsibility. Your child moves from learning to read to reading to learn. Your child works independently on homework with you checking to see if it is done.
Daily Schedule 7:50Opening 8:15-9:35Math 9:40-9:55Recess 10:00-10:40Special 10:40-11:10Content 11:10-11:40 or 11:15-11:45 Lunch 11:50-12:20Content 12:20-2:20Reading Language Arts 2:30Dismissal
Math Math Core The Math Connects website (www.mhschool.com) is a great resource to use at home. There are tutorials, games and the online student edition. The access code is B824256BE8. Rocket Math Mountain Math
Language Arts Core Reading Anthology Chapter Books Time for Kids Magazine Word Study Grammar Skills Writing Informational Persuasive Narrative Guided Reading Vocabulary Fluency
Content-Social Studies and Science These subjects are not tested nor graded. There will be one subject per marking period to allow for in depth study. Writing is embedded in content. Occasionally there will be projects to be completed at home.
Social Studies and Science Topics Social Studies Communities Pennsylvania Science Life Science Human Body/Life Skills (LGH) Earth Science Physical Science
Flexible Groupings Groups are based on current achievement/performance data. In 3 rd grade, this data includes: 4Sight scores, DIBELS data, writing prompts, spelling inventories, and DDS data. We continually monitor students' performance and progress to ensure we are meeting their instructional needs. Groups are flexible, fluid, and change throughout the year. Teachers will notify parents of any changes in their child’s groups.
Data and Testing-DIBELS DIBELS stands for (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and is a standardized assessment that we perform 3 times per year with progressing monitoring for students not reaching designated benchmarks. It assesses students oral reading fluency and accuracy on the DORF portion and comprehension on the DAZE portion. Third grade has the benchmark goals of 100 words a minute with 97% accuracy. Please be sure that you are reading daily with your child.
Your Child’s Binder Your child’s binder needs to come back and forth to school each day. A “Homework Sheet” is kept in the front of the binder to show daily assignments. Dividers keep papers organized-please leave them in there. “Homework Folder”-Please check and empty this folder on a daily basis.
Homework Guidelines The homework policy allows for 20 minutes of homework with an additional 15 minutes for reading each night. If your child has worked and not completed the assignment within the 20 minutes, please note it on the paper and we will address it in class.
Alerts to Parents A “Homework Alert” is issued if your child has incomplete or missing homework. A “Classwork Alert” is issued if your child does not complete classwork during the allotted time. A “Poor Grade Alert” is issued if your child gets a D or F on a quiz or test. A parent signature is required.
Recess We will go outside for recess every day, so please have your child dress appropriately. Just note…the wind whips across the fields, so many times it is colder here than at home.
Field Trips We will be going on TWO field trips this year. The first field trip will be to Landis Valley Farm Museum on Friday, October 26 th. The second field trip will be to the State Capitol Building and State Museum in Harrisburg in May (date to be determined). Volunteer opportunities will be available, so be sure that you have completed any necessary background checks to be an independent volunteer.
Changes This Year NO food is permitted in the classroom unless it is ordered through our food services. Order forms are available on the website. For Birthday Treats, students may bring in non-food items or order treats through our food services. This is optional.
How to Reach Us To get in touch with us, please call the school at 626- 3704 or e-mail us. Mrs. Evansfirstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Gruettemail@example.com Mrs. Myersfirstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Banack- email@example.com@warwicksd.org We also look forward to taking with you during Parent/Teacher Conferences in November.
Meet Your Teachers in Homerooms Please join us in our homerooms to see where your child spends his/her school day. Our homerooms are: Mrs. Evans-526 Mrs. Gruett-Room 525 Mrs. Myers-Room 527 Mrs. Banack-Room 523 We will be available until 8:30 p.m.
Thank You! We would like to thank you for coming to this Open House this evening. Working together as a “TEAM” we can make your child’s learning experience in 3 rd grade a happy and successful one.