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Welcome to the 3 rd Grade Open House Mrs. Miller Mrs. Smith Ms. Quinn Mrs. Barbieri Mrs. Sondles.

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1 Welcome to the 3 rd Grade Open House Mrs. Miller Mrs. Smith Ms. Quinn Mrs. Barbieri Mrs. Sondles

2 Curriculum Reading, Writing and Math: Common Core Standards Science and Social Studies: North Carolina Essential Standards

3 Whole Group Literacy Components Walls that Teach: 14 words per month Vocabulary: Academic and content vocabulary is important in the development of comprehension for mastery of content areas Fluency: Rate, Accuracy, Expression Comprehension: Understanding Writing: Opinion Writing, Narrative, & Informational; Incorporated into all content areas

4 Small Group Literacy Components Guided Reading Groups: Support and Enrichment, based on individual reading needs Literacy Centers: Review and reinforcement of previously taught literacy skills Word Study: Look at spelling patterns based on individual needs

5 Whole Group Math Components Fact Fluency: Minute fact practice daily, with 2 minute assessment each Friday Vocabulary: Math Expressions and EOG, important for explaining their reasoning and problem solving process Whole Group Lesson: Teacher Directed to model new curriculum, Partner and Independent practice of skill for students

6 Small Group Math Components Guided Math Practice: Students work with teacher on skills needed Math Centers: Review and reinforcement of previously taught skills Math Talk: Students practice explaining and justifying their strategies using math terms

7 Science Earth and the Universe Landforms Force and Motion Matter, Properties, and Change Plants Bones, Muscles, & Skin

8 Social Studies Civics and Governance How historical events have influenced today 5 themes of geography (location, place, human environment interaction, movement, and regions) Cultures Supply and Demand, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, Natural Resources

9 Assessments mClass: Individual assessments of reading fluency, oral comprehension and written comprehension District Wide EOG Reading Pre-Test: Baseline data used to drive instruction and show growth by the end of third grade Benchmarks: Assessing 3 times a year, a comprehensive evaluation of third grade skills in Reading and Math Spelling Inventory: Indicates phonics mastering and needs (Word Study Data) Formative Assessments created by teachers EOG test: Reading and Math, Must pass reading to be promoted to fourth grade Scholastic Reading Inventory: A computerized reading assessment used to determine a student’s reading ability and performance level. This has been a good indicator for EOG success. BOY: 400-500 3 rd nine weeks: 700-800 2 nd nine weeks: 500-600 EOY: 800+

10 Grading Policy Third Grade Report cards are on a letter grade system. Garrett uses the following system… A 93-100% A grade of an A indicates that the student performs above grade consistently. B 85-92% A grade of B indicates that the student performs on grade level consistently. C 77-84% A grade of C indicates that the student performs on grade level inconsistently. D 70-76% A grade of D indicates that the student consistently performs below grade level. F- Below 69 A grade of an F indicates that the student performs far below grade level.

11 At Home Read every night for 20 min. Read with your child and ask questions specific about the book Avoid: “Tell me about what you read.” Ask: For specific details (main character, character traits, main idea, connections to self, world, and other texts, sequence of events, authors purpose, how did the author organize text structure) Refer to handout Practice math facts daily: computer games, flashcards, parent quiz Ask your child to explain their math problems using math vocabulary taught in class, they should be able to justify their thinking Use everyday math: Read recipes, crafts, coupons, driving distances, telling time, counting money, sports statistics Talk to your child about what they are learning and doing each day. Do not accept, “I don’t know”, or “Nothing”, or “We went to lunch and PE”.


13 Staying Informed Please check your child’s website and the school’s website regularly Please check your child’s blue folder each night – behavior, homework, and important information Reminder- Scholastic News Money is due the first week of October

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