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Welcome to Parent Curriculum Night 2014 3 rd Grade Lakeway Elementary **If you have any questions throughout the presentation, please write it down on the sticky notes provided at your table group. Please also include your name, number and/or email address, and I will respond to you promptly.**
Welcome to 3 rd Grade!! This is my 10th year teaching at Lakeway Elementary, and I’m so excited to be returning to the 3 rd grade team this year!
The Jungle’s Daily Schedule 7:40 – Daily Assembly in Gym 7:50 – 8:50 Math 8:50-9:20 Math Skill Building (extra practice/enrichment) 9:20 – 9:40 Recess/Snack 9:45 – 10:40 Reading/Language Arts/Writing Workshop 10:40 – 11:30 Specials (My conference period) 11:35 – 12:05 Lunch 12:10 – 12:35 DOL/Handwriting 12:35 – 1:05 LA Skill Building 1:05 – 1:50 Science (Mrs. Smith) 1:55 – 2:30 Social Studies 2:30 – 2:45 Pack-up/Dismissal
A few things to remember… Library –Every Wednesday 10:05 – 10:35 –Check out 2 books each week Snack: Everyday –Healthy and not too messy Specials –PE: tennis shoes –Music: recorders *Recorders on sale now for $7* (cash is best)
S.T.A.R. Binder and Planner STAR Binder Binders need to come to school EVERY day. This year we are working on building student responsibility. These binders take the place of communication folders. Please refer to your child’s planner for upcoming events and tests. Please do not take anything out of the binder. Several of the pages you may use at home to study, we also use here at school. Planner –Homework and assignments for the week –Behavior Contract
Homework Routine Read 20 minutes EVERY night Homework will be sent home on Friday and will be due the following Thursday (math review packet and reading comprehension packet) Spelling homework is not required, but study tips are included in the STAR binder In addition to our paper homework, we have several online resources that are available to our students. We ask that students complete 1 RAZ Kids story a week. This can take the place of reading one night.
What we’re learning… Math Concepts: –Place Value –Number Patterns –Geometry –Addition/Subtraction –Problem Solving –Measurement –Multiplication/Division –Fractions Reading/Language Arts Concepts: –Fluency –Grammar –Writing –Spelling –Handwriting –Comprehension –STAAR Prep For more details, you can find the TEKS at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/teks/
D.O.L. Practice sentences are on the back of the weekly study guides and corrected together in class Tests are every week in paragraph form because this is the way our writing looks!
Spelling Tests Study all 18 words + vocabulary words Only 5-10 words will be tested Students will be graded on proper sentence structure, capitalization, and end punctuation as well as making sure the spelling word is spelled correctly. Vocabulary words are used as bonus words
STAAR Testing Math STAAR Test April 21 Reading STAAR Test April 22
Fun 3 rd Grade Events! Columbus Day Float Your Boat – October 10 Track and Field Day – October 16 (AM) Pumpkin Math – October 31? Nutcracker Field Trip – December 9 th or 10 th Winter Holiday Party – December 18 Valentine’s Day Party – February 11 Inner Space Caverns – May 29 End of Year Third Grade Carnival – June 3
Field Trips Long Center - Nutcracker Ballet (Students Only) –December 9 th or 10 th Inner Space Caverns (Limited # of Chaperones) –May 29 th –You can guarantee your spot by bidding on our class at the carnival!
T-Shirts Should be worn on field trips, spirit days, field day Price included in class funds Please remember these shirts last all year, you may want to order 1 size larger
Transportation Please send a note with your child if there is any change from the regular or routine mode of transportation. If there is a change of plans during the school day, contact the front office (email@example.com) before noon so a pass can be sent to your child. I may not get a chance to check my email before the end of the firstname.lastname@example.org Communicate with your child before school if there is any change in transportation.
Birthdays Bring treats in the morning on the last Friday of the month Please be considerate of food allergies when making or buying snacks We will only have 1 bottle of water and 1 treat (cookie or cupcake) per student
Parent Conferences October 3 rd and 8 th (Early Release Days) Sign up for a conference to meet and discuss your child’s progress We will discuss any testing results and current progress Ideas for helping your child at home
Communication Email – email@example.com@ltisdschools.org Phone- 512.533.5567 Classroom website Shutterfly site (coming soon!) Don’t forget to sign-up for Remind101
Before You Leave….. *Fill out the yellow form about your child *Leave your child a note *Sign up for a fall conference *Leave cash or check for class funds (if you don’t have it today, please send with your child within a week)