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Holly Springs Elementary STEM Academy 3 rd Grade 2015-2016
Agendas Email Graded Work Homework PARENT CONNECT: ASPEN-see Cathy Townsend in the office for password to set-up account! Progress Reports and Report Cards Parent/Teacher Conferences Class Website-Newsletters & Important Dates http://mysite.cherokee.k12.ga.us/personal/ki mberly_forrester/site/default.aspxhttp://mysite.cherokee.k12.ga.us/personal/ki mberly_forrester/site/default.aspx
Written in EVERY day Homework & Classwork listed-also upcoming tests & quizzes listed Complete Transportation Calendars EVERY day Behavior Cards are in the back & should be signed EVERY weekend. Checked each Monday by teacher!
Send in an excuse letter. I will forward this to the office where they will mark absence excused. Make-up work will be sent home when the student returns to school. Remember, excessive tardies have a negative impact on student achievement. Our school has implemented a Truancy Committee.
Specials Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays- PE Thursdays- Art Fridays- Music Character Education lessons taught once a month
Library Every other Wednesday Look for more info in weekly newsletters so books can be returned on time
4 Houses: Sapienter, Teneo, Extollo, and Munio 4 colors: green, blue, red, & yellow (arm bands) Students earn points for their house for excellent behavior throughout the school. Rewards are given to the students in the House with the most points at the end of each quarter.
o Fountas and Pinnell– Initial placement assessment Helps determine individual reading level Benchmark Assessments given twice a year: Next assessment given before the end of 1 st semester In-depth to identify accuracy and comprehension Approximately 30 min. per student to administer
Reading Instruction Comprehension skills will be taught whole group. Novel Studies-whole group Literature Circles, Independent Reading, Research, & Special Projects will be assigned independently or in small groups.
o Guided Reading Daily Literacy/Language center rotations o Meet with the Teacher o Work on Writing o Read to Self/Partner o Word Work o Technology
Storia will be used for Reading instruction both at school and home (if available). Access to e-books (assigned based on reading level) Grades will be based on scores from the “Reading Challenges” (quizzes taken at the end of the book). Counts as 25% of Reading grade
o Fountas & Pinnell Assessment 25% of grade o Storia 25% of grade o Comprehension & Vocabulary 25% of grade o Classwork 25% of grade
o Write paragraphs using complete sentences and have correct capitalization and punctuation. Remember 7-Up sentences (7 words or more in a sentence)! o WRITING PROCESS- Rough draft, Editing, and Publishing o Use details that “paint a picture” with their writing. Interactive Student Notebooks
Spelling Tests given every 2 weeks Spelling words will be written or stapled into agendas Always on weekly newsletter
Ancient Greece U.S. Government Economics Map Skills Famous Americans Character Traits Interactive Student Notebooks
1.Read every night (20 minutes is ideal) Partner read Ask questions as you read 2.Study SPELLING Spelling Choice Board-due day of test- 3 activities must be completed before returned 3.Check agendas and Homework Folder for Study Guides prior to upcoming tests 4.Designate a place to work.
STEM TEAMWORK- Creative Thinking- Problem Solving Each week we will visit Lego Robotics, Computer Lab, Math & Science Lab.