Homework Most week nights Occasional weekends Approximately 15 minutes Read 5 nights/wk for 30 minutes (Mon-Thurs, Once on Weekend) Please initial calendar & record number of minutes. It is important to inform me of difficulty with homework. Adjustment can take place. Must be completed regularly, accurately and neatly.
Agenda Your child has been provided with an agenda that will be used on a daily basis for the following: Recording Homework Assignments Parent/Teacher Communication Please initial your child’s agenda each night to ensure that it is being used effectively. I will do the same.
Take Home Folder n Contains student work daily n Book It! Calendar & Reading Log
Common Core Standards District Expectations Lesson plans are aligned with National Common Core Curriculum Data gathered, collected & reviewed
Reading Balanced Literacy Approach, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Instruction provided at each child’s instructional level Lead 21 Reading Currently assessing individual reading levels Reading levels and how they correspond to the report card Independent Reading Time Computer Programs Accelerated Reader (AR) Read Aloud Scholastic Weekly Magazine Partner Reading with Classmates Skill Reinforcement Reading Buddies Kindergarten
Writing Writing for information and understanding in all content areas Instruction in the process of writing using the Units of Study program Mechanics and word study Editing Written logs, journals, responses and projects Penmanship, Cursive Writing
Mathematics National Standards, Core Curriculum Everyday Mathematics - Spiraled Curriculum Coach Book Supplemental Resources IXL Reference Book Memorization of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division facts
Social Studies Map skills Presidential Election Geography National government Communities around the world
Science and Health Rock and Minerals Buoyancy Butterflies Body Systems Personal Safety
Spelling * Weekly lists, activities/word sorts and tests * Tests will be given on Wednesdays
Report Card Academic Performance Level 4 Meeting Learning Standards with Distinction: Student performance demonstrates a thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills expected at this grade level. 3 Meeting Learning Standards: Student performance demonstrates an understanding of the knowledge and skills expected at this grade level. 2 Partially Meeting Learning Standards: Student performance demonstrates a partial understanding of the knowledge and skills expected at this grade level. 1 Not Meeting Learning Standards: Student performance does not demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills expected at this grade level
New York State Assessments April 16-18, Grade 3 ELA Assessment April 24-26, Grade 3 Mathematics Assessment
Behavior Management System n The blue card day! Blue card means your child has had a good day and followed all classroom rules. Green card means your child has broken one rule or has not complied with a request. (Warning) Yellow card means your child has broken two rules or has not complied with two requests. (Consequence - possible contact home) Red card means your child has broken three rules or requests. (Consequence - Consequence and possible contact home) n Catch them being good! Earn tickets and hold drawing for extra privileges. Gumballs! AR Goals!
Birthdays n You’re welcome to bring a snack to school on or around your child’s birthday. We have 24 children. Any day is fine, just let me know when you’re coming! n If planning an out of school party, please do not bring invitations to school.
Parties Our class will be celebrating different holidays, as well as other festivities, throughout the year. Sign-up sheets are available if you can donate.
Questions The important thing is not to stop questioning. A. Einstein