Presentation on theme: "3 RD GRADE Mrs. Pudenz Mrs. Brown Ms. Anderson. WHAT DO WE TEACH IN 3 RD GRADE? ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS English Language Arts: My primary aim is to instill."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT DO WE TEACH IN 3 RD GRADE? ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS English Language Arts: My primary aim is to instill the life habits of readers and writers in all of my students. Building a Reading Life Following Characters Through a Series Reading to Learn Reading Nonfiction Poetry Biographies Math My primary aim is to help students view mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, while developing a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy. Place Value Strategies to Add/Subtract Multiplication/Division Strategies Compare/Order Fractions Shapes and Attributes Area/Perimeter Third Grade Curriculum
WHAT DO WE TEACH IN 3 RD GRADE? SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE
ASSESSMENTS STAR Testing: Students will be taking STAR Reading and STAR Math tests throughout the year. The STAR programs will provide reports that will help teachers identify instructional needs on an individual and class basis. Communication regarding the results of these tests will be sent home for parents to review. Acuity Testing: Once a quarter, students in third through fifth grade will be given a computerized test called Acuity. The test randomly assigns test questions that all students should know by the end of the grade level. The program also allows for practice. Based on individual needs, teachers can assign lessons that will help each student. MAP Testing: This year students will be testing in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Students will also take the Terra Nova in April/May. Please try to avoid absences during the month of April/May.
CLASSROOM PROCEDURES The Responsibility folder will be used as our school and home communication tool. Please help teach your child the responsibilities of their folder and work. Homework will be assigned on Monday and due on Fridays. Attendance is crucial. Please help me by making sure your child is here every day. Leader In Me Binders: Setting Goals Positive Behavior Support Classroom Jobs/ Leadership Opportunities
VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS If you would like to visit your child’s classroom to observe, bring birthday treats, volunteer or visit with the teacher, please make prior arrangements with the teacher (all treats brought to school must be store bought and not homemade, with no nuts). Birthday treats: You are welcome to enjoy birthday treats with your child in the cafeteria during lunch. Lunch: we ask that you sign in as a visitor in the office. Your child will be notified that you have arrived and will stop by the office on their way to lunch. Our lunch begins at 12:47.
BEGINNING AND END OF DAY Please keep transportation arrangements consistent. The safety of our students is a priority. Maintaining a consistent mode of after school transportation assists us with student safety. If an emergency arises and you must chance your child’s end of the day transportation, please do so by contacting the office by 3:00p.m. Questions regarding bus transportation (bus stops, bus numbers, routes or concerns, may be directed to First Student at 741-4023.
COMMUNICATION Contact Me: Megan Pudenz (816)359-6964 email@example.com Emily Brown (816) 359-6055 firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Anderson (816) 359-5613 email@example.com I will check my emails and voicemails before school and after school everyday. I will return all messages within 24 hours. Bi-weekly Emails As you have already noticed, I send out an email updating you on our weekly activities every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please let me know if you would like to add your email to our daily email list.