2 Welcome to Third Grade! We will introduce you to third grade. If you have any questions, we will answer general questions at the end of the presentation. Specific questions should be directed to your child’s teacher.
3 Hawk Elementary School Mission Statement The mission of Hawk Elementary is to create successful learners.
4 Our GoalsTo give students the academic and social skills they need to progress to fourth grade.To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment.To help them make new friends and discover new interests.
6 Schedule 7:35- 7:50 Morning Work 7:50 – 10:00 Team Teach 10:00 – 10:10 Restroom Break10:10 – 10:55 Specials11:00 – 12:30 Team Teach(Homeroom)12:30 – 1:05 Lunch1:05 – 1:25 Recess1:30 – 2:05 Team Teach (HR)2:05 – 2:40 Tutorials2:45 - 2:50 Dismissal
7 Schedule Cont… Classrooms open at 7:35 Team teaching starts at 7:50 Conference time is from 10:10 – 10:55Lunch is from 12:30- 1:05Students should be picked up at 2:50Changes to pick ups should be made BEFORE 2:00. (In writing if possible.)Check Denton ISD Website for e-alerts.Please send a note if someone other than a parent is eating with your child.
9 Classroom CommunityOur classrooms are a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other.Some of our class rules are:Be respectful and responsible.Be organized and follow directions.Be on time.Be prepared.
10 S.T.A.R. S.T.A.R. refers to : Students Taking Academic Responsibility **Our classroom environment revolves around S.T.A.R.
11 S.T.A.R. Folders Red Folder that is used daily Goes home and returns everydayHomework and parent communicationBehavior sheets signed on Fridays, returned on Mondays
12 3rd Grade Discipline Policy Oops Book – Each signature is equivalent to 5 laps or 5 minutes of their recess time.We will communicate with home using the behavior sheet/S.T.A.R. folderEvery six weeks period there will be a behavior party.
16 Language Arts Switching Classes CAFE Independent Reading with ResponsesWritingGrammar/Vocabulary/Spelling
17 Spelling This year we will be using the Words Their Way program. Students will get lists on Mondays based on their individual needs.Students are responsible for completing three activities in their spelling journal at home each week. (due on Friday)We will assess where they are on Fridays.
18 Writing Write From the Beginning Journals Open ended prompts Writing to inform, personal narrative, imaginative narrativeJournalsOpen ended promptsFree choice writingGrammarVocabulary
19 Social Studies Switching Classes Focusing on learning about our world and our community.Research projects.
23 HomeworkAll homework, (math and spelling) will be sent home on Monday and due on Friday.Reading Calendars will be assigned at the beginning of the 6 weeks period and are due at the end of the 6 weeks period. Children should read 5 days a week.Expect unfinished work or projects to go home occasionally.Parent Support is Key!
25 Grading Policy Six week grading schedule Progress reports – Every 3rd week, parents will receive communication from the school. Students are considered at risk if their average is 75 or below.
26 Grading PolicySummative grades only will be recorded in four core content areas:LA, Math, Science and Social Studies.A supplement will be provided inside each 2nd – 5th grade report card. The supplement will provide standards based performance related to learning targets within each six weeks period in each core content area.
27 Retake PolicyEach student scoring below an 80 is expected to retake each summative assessment once and will receive the higher score. These students mustattend tutorials, andcomplete a test analysis that explains their thinkingStudents that score 80 or above have an opportunity to retest once.
28 Huddle Up! 2:05- 2:45 Daily re-teach/enrichment time Switch Classes Small groups
29 Support Staff Kathleen MacLaren – Inclusion Jeanie Wylie – Math InterventionistMonica Spray – Reading Interventionist
30 GradespeedThis year parents will be able to view student grades through Gradespeed.Grades will be entered in a timely manner.Due to our grading policy regarding corrections and retakes, grades are subject to change throughout the 6 weeks period.
31 STAAR TESTING Math – April 24th Reading – April 25th State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)Math – April 24thReading – April 25th
32 Contact Us Email – firstname.lastname@example.org 940-369-1833