Presentation on theme: "Welcome to 3rd Grade! I’m Ms. Kestenis"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to 3rd Grade! I’m Ms. Kestenis Parent Information Night
2 Hello from Ms. KestenisTeaching for 5 years: High School Reading/FCAT, First Grade, and Third GradeK-6 CertificationReading Endorsement K-12English CertificationHave a sonLived in Florida 30 years; originally from NYLove to Watch Hockey at the ForumLike to read
3 Daily Schedule 7:45-8:40 MATH 8:40-9:10 P.E. & BATHROOM 9:15-10:45 READING (vocabulary, shared reading, phonics, comprehension, and small group)10:45-11:25 SCIENCE(M,TH,F) ART(Tues.) MUSIC(Wed.)11:39-12:09 LUNCH & BATHROOM12:15-1:00 WRITING1:00-1: MATH (CALENDAR)1:15-1: INDEPENDENT READING/SMALL GROUPGifted on Tuesday
4 MATH FCAT practice pages in text and workbook Unit Reviews Textbooks & Practice Internet Links (Destination)Everyday Counts (calendar math)Chapter tests (every week or two)Mad Math Minute
5 SCIENCE Third Grade Common Assessments Textbooks FCAT Workbook Student Practice WorkbookProjectsHands-on Investigations
7 READING-Reading Counts Lexiles established from last year and again in September. (Recorded in Data Folders)Reading Counts Quiz: at least one per grading period/will take the highest test score for gradeEntire classroom library lexiledOne book from school library must be on lexile levelTo find book from home go to the Pinellas county web page and go to library (Destiny)
9 PROJECTS Social Studies Science Writing Reading Projects: One Month to completeStudent Work with Parent Guidance(brainstorm, arrange, type)
10 HOMEWORK GUIDELINES Should take approximately 40 minutes Due the following dayRead 20 minutes a night (7 days a week) to be recorded in reading log w/parent signatureCan double up on reading, but must complete entire logDue on MondayMust read everyday to receive creditMon:Reading, Tues:Math, Wed:Writing, Thurs: various depending on need, Fri.-Sunday:Read 20 minutes.
11 HOMEWORK GUIDELINES The student’s responsibility: Copy assignments in agenda at beginning of day EXACTLY as written.To complete class & home assignments. Incomplete work in class will be taken home and completed at home. Children will be instructed to write down what they need to complete.To obtain parent signature for reading log and graded work folder.To turn in homework by 7:50 a.m.
12 CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR PLAN Blue: Everyone starts the day on blue “I’m having a good day.”Green: (after two warnings to modify behavior)“I made a few mistakes, but I changed my behavior.”Yellow (after two more additional warnings)Five minutes taken off Fun Friday for everyday on yellow in week.Red (Having a really bad day!)One red=15 minutes off Fun Friday. Two reds= No Fun Friday.
13 CLASSROOM REWARDS Compliment Jar Fun Friday Popcorn socialGame socialSno Cone socialFun FridayGamesArtComputersPositive Phone Calls…Notes in Agenda
14 REPORT CARDS & GRADING PERIODS End of Grading PeriodsOctober 31, February 13, June 2Report Cards: 3 times yearlyNovember 14, February 27, June 2Will receive a Progress Report every grading period
15 Common Assessments Math Common Assessment: 3 times September, January, & AprilReading Common Assessment: 3 timesNarrative/Expository Writing: 3 timesFCAT Reading/MathMarch 10-20
16 PORTFOLIOS Must pass 5 portfolio items Reading assessments only (All three)SRI (500-given 3 tries to obtain)Other assessments
18 VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES Fieldtrip Drivers and ChaperonesMentoring & Tutoring StudentsClassroom ProjectsCutting, Pasting, Organizing, etc.Party Planning (only 3)Proper paperwork needs to be completed in the office in order to volunteer and drive.Please let me know what fits your schedule. I put all my energy into teaching your children, seldom taking the time to call volunteers for help. However, I DO want and need any help you can offer!!!
19 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT Signing parent Title I agreement Supporting philosophy & policiesHelping children arrive on timeCommunicating via phone, internet, or plannerReviewing all homework/signing Reading LogSigning agenda dailySigning and returning graded work folderSupporting dress code
20 WAYS TO CONTACT ME:**This is the best way. I check in the morning and at 2pm. Any sent after that may not be read until the following day.School phone:All calls will be returned within 48 hours.Agenda Books or Notes
21 CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE Class website Azalea Home page Click on Teacher WebsiteMs. Kestenis (3rd Grade)Homework is listed (Two weeks stay up)Monthly Spelling wordsScience ExperimentsDestination Math/Reading