2Welcome To 3rd Grade and Miss D’Andrea’s Class! Please Come In!Sign in on the back table!- “Reach for the Stars!” If you’d like to donate something inexpensive to our class, please reach for a star in the small red bag for items that we are in need of!- Take a look around :)- Find your child’s seat!
3A Typical Day Focus: Independence Personal Responsibility Community ValuesAdvancement of Each Child’s Academics
5Supporting Roles Miss D’Andrea - Classroom Teacher Mrs. Troccolo - Special Education Teacher (at least 1 hour per day)Mrs. Artigas - Special Education Aide (all day)Mrs. Rose - Special Education Aide (1 hour per day)
9Time For Morning WorkSkills:GrammarMath ReviewCritical Thinking QuestionsWriting Prompts
10Word Study (Spelling) Words Their Way spelling program Spelling lists at eachstudents’instructional level!
11Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share. Reader’s WorkshopStudents gather for a mini lesson, where we teach a strategy…During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I have small group instruction or one-on-one conferences with students.Then they go off and read on their own for a minimum of 20 minutes.Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
12More importantly, students are to READ, READ, READ!!! Reading ExpectationsAccording to the CT State Standards, students are to read and respond to 25 JUST RIGHT books this year!Students are to read for a minimum of 15 (later will become 20 then 30) minutes each nightStudents are to log their reading EVERY DAYMore importantly, students are toREAD, READ, READ!!!
13Writer’s WorkshopStudents gather for a mini lesson, where we teach a strategy…Then they go off and write on their own for a minimum of 20 minutes.During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I have small group instruction or one-on-one conferences with students.Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
14Math Place Value Pictorial Representations of Numbers Models for OperationsBasic FactsDecimals, FractionsWord ProblemsEstimationGeometry and MeasurementTimeWorking with Data: Probability and StatisticsAlgebraic Reasoning: Patterns and Functions
15Science Living Organisms Changes in Matter Rocks & Minerals Earth’s Waters and Resources
16Social Studies 3rd Grade Big Picture: Norwalk Geography Native AmericansNorwalk GeographyEconomy/Industry of NorwalkNorwalk History
17Computer Lab Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Proper Typing Study Island program
18HomeworkHomework is the STUDENT’s responsibility (you all already went through 3rd grade!)Every night, students will have Math, Spelling (on full weeks), Language Arts skills, plus Reading and filling out reading logs!Your student will also know what special they have the next day!
19Star Student AwardsHand in your homework from each night ON THE DAY IT IS DUE! (Personal Responsibility)Receive:Star Student Certificate/BookmarkStar Student BandMove Watermelons up 2 spaces
20CMTs… No that doesn’t stand for Child Mind Torture (although it should 3rd Grade is their first CMT experience- Tests given over 2 weeks in March!- Tests:- 1 Writing Prompt- 2 Reading Comprehension tests - 45 minutes each (multiple choice questions and open ended questions)- 2 Math tests: 60 minutes each (multiple choice questions and opened ended questions)- 1 DRP: 60 minutes (multiple choice)- 1 Editing and Revising: 60 minutes (multiple choice)
21Agreements (Rules) & Rewards 1. Only talk one at a time.2. Listen attentively to the speaker. 3. Keep our hands, feet, and objects to ourselves. 4. Follow directions the first time given. 5. Raise our hands to speak. 6. Show respect to EVERYONE!Rewards1. Beads in the Reward Jar (Entire class incentive) 2. Individual raffle tickets for the drawing on Friday
22Discipline System “Flip Cards” System Green = Great Behavior (start on green each day)Blue = Warning!Yellow = Lose 5 minutes of extra recessOrange = Lose 10 minutes ofExtra recess and write letter aboutBehavior (to be signed by parent)Red = Isolated lunch,phone call home by student
23Field Trips Fairfield Audubon (November-ish) Roton Planetarium (April) City Hall (May)Little Red Schoolhouse (May)Lockwood Matthews Mansion (June)
24How can you help?? Be our reader in the library on “A” days - Read with your child!- Chaperone our field trips (more information about this when field trips are announced!)- Ask me ANYTHING ANY TIME you have a question! (Best way to get in touch with me: !)- Donate your “Borders Bucks” to our classroom so we can buy more books for our library!