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Welcome to Third Grade! Mrs. Brown Mrs. Griffith Mrs. Lucas Ms. Martin.

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1 Welcome to Third Grade! Mrs. Brown Mrs. Griffith Mrs. Lucas Ms. Martin

2 Daily Schedule 7:40 Arrival/ Morning Work 7:50 Announcements/ Morning Work 8:05-10:15 Block 1/ Homeroom 10:15-10:45 Third Grade Target Time 10:50-11:35 Special Areas (PE, Art, Music) / Teacher Conference 11:35-12:15 Block 2 12:15-12:45 Brown/ Griffith Lunch 12:20-12:50 Lucas/ Martin Lunch 12:45-1:15 Recess/ Bathroom Break 1:15-2:50 Block 2 (Continued) 2:50 Dismissal

3 Language Arts Students will be able to independently use their learning to… Establish a purpose for reading Ask questions, before, during and after reading Monitor Comprehension Inference Summarize Make Connections

4 What is The Daily Five? A structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently that will lead to a lifetime of literacy independence. Read to Self: students read independently Read to Someone: students read with a partner Word Work: students practice sight words, vocabulary, dictionary work, grammar skills Listen to Reading: students listen to books on tapes, CDs and the computer Work on Writing: students free-write independently *During each Daily Five Rotation, the teacher will be working with reading groups.

5 What is CAFÉ? CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary, and the system includes goal- setting with students in individual conferences, developing small group instruction (Guided Reading Groups / Literacy Circles), whole-class instruction and conferring one-on-one with students. Check for Understanding Just Right Books Back Up and Re-Read Tune into Interesting Words Stretch the Sounds and Reread Cross Checking

6 Guided Reading Groups A few things to know: Your child will be bringing home “Just Right Books” every day except Friday. These will be books that your child has worked through in class while in a guided reading group or literature circle. Please have them read these books nightly and return daily. Have your child use their strategies before helping them. Remind them to use the strategies that they know. *Before, during and after reading the book, ask your child questions. EXAMPLES: *What do you think the book will be about? *Why would you read this book? *What kind of text do you think this is? *What was the Setting? Problem? Solution? *What will happen next? *Who was your favorite character? Why? *Why does the character change? *How does the character feel? Why? *what will happen next? *Retell the story in your own words. (BME) *What was the author’s purpose for writing this story?

7 Language Arts Homework The students will be required to read every night. A readers response activity will need to be completed every night. (Parents please check your child’s work, we want to see complete sentences.) These activities may involve work before, during, and after reading. All homework is due on Friday, but will be discussed at reading groups each day to help with conversations during our literacy circle.

8 Social Studies Students will be able to independently use their learning to… Understand important ideas in historical documents Understand the impact of scientific breakthroughs and new technology Understand and compare the heroic deeds of heroes Understand the concepts of map skills Understand the concept of a free market

9 Science Students will be able to independently use their learning to… Apply the scientific method Recognize changes in the natural world Understands there are a variety of cycles and systems Create scientific based models

10 Math Students will be able to independently use their learning to… Understand and apply place value & properties of operations to solve problems involving addition & subtraction of whole numbers within 1,000 Solve problems with multiplication & division within 100 Understand fractions as numbers & represent equivalent fractions Describe characteristics of 2-D and 3-D geometric figures

11 Sample Science & Math Homework

12 Report Card Performance Level Descriptors

13 Performance Level Descriptors 1= BEGINNING “I Need Help- I still need some instruction. But I am working on it!” These students: Demonstrate minimal understanding of basic concepts and skills Occasionally make obvious connections among ideas Have difficulty applying basic knowledge and skills Communicate in an ineffective manner

14 Performance Level Descriptors 2= DEVELOPING “I Can Do It- I understand but I may make an occasional mistake.” These students: Demonstrate partial understanding of basic concepts and skills Make simple or basic connections among ideas Are starting to apply knowledge and skills using appropriate strategies Communicate effectively at times

15 Performance Level Descriptors 3= INDEPENDENT “I Can Explain It- I can do it without mistakes and I can explain my thinking.” These students: Demonstrate understanding of concepts and skills Make meaningful, multiple connections among ideas Apply knowledge and skills using appropriate strategies Communicate effectively 3 is considered On-Level. This is the goal!

16 Performance Level Descriptors 4= ADVANCED “I Can Connect It- I can make a connection to my learning.” These students: Demonstrate in-depth understanding of concepts and skills Make abstract, insightful, or complex connections among ideas Apply knowledge and skills effectively and independently using efficient strategies Communicate effectively and thoroughly

17 Binders include agenda, guided reading books, homework, six week curriculum snapshot, behavior codes, class schedule, and grading performance descriptors. Students are held responsible for turning in notes and homework to teacher. Parents: Sign agenda each night and return binders daily Monitor weekly homework Check for notes placed in front pocket TAKE HOME BINDERS

18 AGENDA Agendas are required and should be purchased for $6 from school office Check daily for behavior notes and learning objectives Review agenda entries to ask your child questions about daily target skills

19 DATA BINDERS Students will use their data binders to track their own learning. Will be sent home with Progress reports and Report Cards. Will require parent signatures and need to be returned the next day. Do not remove anything from the data binders.

20 Class Management Student Expectations: ► Do your best! ► Listen & follow directions at all times ► Resolve conflicts in a positive way ► Show respect to teachers, all Stephens’ staff, & peers. ► Come prepared each day with binder, agenda, guided reading book, reading logs, homework,… Consequences: ► 1 warning= verbal reminder ► 2 warnings= Note home/ 5 minutes at recess ► 3 warnings= Note home/ 10 minutes at recess ► 4 or more warnings = Parent Phone Call and/or Office Referral (removal from classroom) Rewards

21 Communication Email will be the primary means of communication this year. Please be sure to let me know if your email address changes. Agendas must be signed daily. Tuesday Newsday Folders should be signed & returned ASAP. Remind : Teachers will be sending text reminders and notice to parents using REMIND. Watch for more info soon! Class Website will include up-to-date news and info. Follow Mrs. Lucas’ Class on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Transportation Changes & Absences Volunteer applications (digital) are now available on DISD website.

22 We look forward to a great year! Please let us know if you have any questions.

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