Presentation on theme: "Ms. Gailey’s 3 rd Grade Orientation 2010-2011. Children First School Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:20. The tardy bell rings at 8:05. If your child comes."— Presentation transcript:
Children First School Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:20. The tardy bell rings at 8:05. If your child comes at 7:50, he or she will be able to come to the room and get the day started! Please try to get your child here before the tardy bell. Please sign in at the front office and get a visitor/volunteer nametag.
Lunch and Snack Lunch is at 11:55. Feel free to bring lunch to your child, but per district policy only for your child. When you come to eat with your child during lunch, there is now a visitor’s table for you and your child to sit. Fast foods can be brought for your child during lunch. Please send a nutritional snack and water bottle with a sports top. No Peanuts Please!
Activity Fee The Activity fee is $18.00 and covers “National Geographic Magazine”, Science Lab materials, Corroboree, Arts and Crafts, two parties, and consumable materials. We will contact you about field trip fees at the appropriate time.
Dress Code Students should wear tennis shoes (no flip flops) and appropriate clothes for P.E. and recess.
Absence Please call the absence line if your child is sick.
Birthday Treats Birthday treats can be passed out at the end of the day as long as they are non-edible. Since we follow the Foods of Nutritional Value Policy, cupcakes and cookies cannot be brought for treats. Frozen yogurt tickets may be purchased through the cafeteria for a class because it falls under FNVP. Birthday party invitations cannot be passed out at school.
Support Our School! Please support our school by : –Joining PTA –Buying from our Innisbrook Fundraiser –Using Kroger, Randalls, and Target share cards. –Bringing box tops from General Mills.
Collaboration Face to face parents conferences are on the early release dates of October 27 th, 28 th, and the 29 th. My phone number is 281-641-1561 My email address is email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Look on my web page on the Woodland Hills website and you can find: –General information –A class calendar of any important events –The weekly spelling lists
Study Skills Study skills are filled out daily They show topics covered that day, homework for that night, and any conduct problems. Please review the study skills sheet nightly with your child and sign it.
Woody Wrap-up The “Woody Wrap-up” is the weekly Woodland Hills Newsletter. Important information will also be sent via e-mail.
Curriculum TAKS Reading will be on April 27 th. TAKS Math will be on April 26 th. District Benchmark Assessments will be given throughout the year in science, math, writing, and reading.
Tutoring Tutoring will be available in math and reading for those students who may be having problems when the need arises.
Word Study The children will use Word Study practices to work on their words. New words will be introduced on Monday and then tested on Friday.
Reading Reading will involved Reader’s Workshop –Whole group reading lessons –Structured independent reading –Teacher guided group lesson
Reading Counts and RIOT Reading Counts is a required part of 3 rd grade. RIOT (Reading Instead of Television) Calendars will come home monthly to keep track of at home reading. If all calendars are returned, the child will earn a trophy at the end of the year.
Writers Workshop Writers Workshop will occur daily –Whole group writing lesson –Independent writing time –Share time to celebrate their work
Progress Reports Progress reports will go home at the 4 week mark. Every child will get a progress report covering the first 4 weeks of school. Only children with unsatisfactory progress will get progress reports for other reporting periods. Report cards will go home every 9 weeks. The first goes out on October 29 th.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful child with me! I look forward to a very exciting year!