Presentation on theme: "Miss Gulledges Third- Grade Class Welcome to Open House 2011!"— Presentation transcript:
Miss Gulledges Third- Grade Class Welcome to Open House 2011!
What to do first? Find your childs cubby (Look at list on the wall by the cubby room.) Place all supplies in your childs cubby Sign in at kidney table Share your email (very important) Take folder to fill out and return with child on first day
All About the Teacher My Education Undergraduate in Elementary Education – Jacksonville State University Masters in Gifted Education – University of South Alabama, Mobile My Teaching Experience 9 th Year of Teaching Taught fifth grade in Barnesville, Georgia Taught third, fourth, and fifth grades here at Riverton Personal One Baby (Honey)
My Goals To give you the academic and social skills you need to progress to fourth grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To make you wonder about your world. To stretch your mind and to make you think harder than you ever have To help you make new friends and discover new interests.
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during third grade are: Reading Writing Grammar Math Science Social Studies
Math Got your math facts? AMSTI math investigations Math notebooks Hands-on Inquiry-based instruction
Science Inquiry-based instruction AMSTI Units: Chemical Tests, Plant Studies, Human Body, Earth Materials Science notebooks
What is AMSTI? AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) is a state-wide initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide. Its mission is to provide all students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce. AMSTI is a research-based way of teaching and involves investigation-based instruction. I will have an Afternoon with AMSTI Activities for parents in the next few weeks. Please be looking for information in an upcoming weekly newsletter.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are: Be respectful and responsible. Be organized and follow directions. Be on time. Be prepared. No excuse policy.
Homework I will assign 20-30 minutes of homework every night – Monday through Thursday. If your child has additional homework, it is only because he/she did not finish class work, and I am giving them the opportunity to do so. This should not happen often. If it does, please contact me for a conference. Homework will not be made up if forgotten, left at home, etc. The only exception is if you are out due to extreme circumstances – illness, death, etc. Homework passes can be purchased through our classroom store. However, I encourage students to hold on to these in case they forgot/lost their homework.
Tardiness School starts at 7:30 A.M. If you arent in the classroom by the time the second bell rings, please check in at the school office before coming to class. Work missed due to unexcused tardy will not be allowed to be made up. It is important to be at school on time every day.
Parent/Teacher Communication Weekly Monday Notes – See my webpage on Madison Countys website. Email several times a week – Monday Notes will be emailed, as well. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org@madison.k12.al.us Homework – check your childs planner daily Webpage - updated often Phone calls home Study guides/project sheets will be emailed for your convenience. I normally try to do this as soon as I get them typed up.
Discipline I do not anticipate any discipline problems with my students. However, if any arise, I will follow the actions below: 1.Warning 2.Behavioral Slip 3.Note Home/All of Recess 4.Office Referral and/or Phone Call Made by Student to the Parent During Class Time