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2011-2012 Sharon Elementary. Born and raised in Crystal City, Missouri. My family and I live in the district. I have a fourth grader here at Sharon and.

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1 Sharon Elementary

2 Born and raised in Crystal City, Missouri. My family and I live in the district. I have a fourth grader here at Sharon and a 8 th grader at SFMS. Undergraduate from Florida Southern College Masters Degree from Southeast Missouri State Over 12 years of classroom experience in DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Forsyth Counties teaching grades, 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th, and 5 th Took time off to raise my kiddos, but stayed current tutoring many children in the area. Completed four long term sub positions at Sharon This is my second year in third grade!

3 7:10-7:55 Morning Procedures and Morning work 7:55-8:35 Specials and restroom break 8:40-9:15 Grammar and Morning Work Check 9:15-10:30 Literacy Centers (volunteers needed! ) 10:30-11:10 Writers Workshop and Whole Group Reading 11:10-12:09 Math 12:09-12:39 Lunch 12:40-1:10 Recess 1:10-2:05 Read Aloud/Science/Social Studies 2:05-2:20 Homework in Agendas and Dismissal

4 K- Media N – ITS I – PE G – PE H – Art T – Music

5 Money System (checkbook system) Dazzle Dots Agenda notes Weekly notes in Friday Folders

6 We will be using a combination of whole group and differentiated guided reading groups throughout the year including: Literacy Centers Novel Studies Basal Stories Leveled Readers

7 Guided reading groups allow students to read and explore books on their level in a small group setting. Groups will meet with the me twice a week as part of a literacy center rotation. They will have readers response sheets to guide their understanding.

8 Students will write on a variety of topics throughout the year. Our writers workshops will take students through the writing process with emphasis on: Response to literature Narrative Informational Persuasive

9 Spelling lists are created from spelling patters that follow the reading series. We have added five Sitton No Excuse words to each list for mastery. Spelling tests are given each Friday. Third Grade Grammar skills include Parts of speech Types of sentences Mechanics (capitalization, punctuation…) Daily Language Review Quizzes will also occur on Fridays

10 Math will consist of whole group instruction and differentiated small group instruction. For the first nine weeks, we are getting the kids ready for timed multiplication tests. They will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Fun topics of study include: Place value, estimation/rounding, multiplication/division, area, perimeter, addition/subtraction, word problems, counting back change, geometry, fractions, and decimals.

11 Third Grade Units Include: Rocks/Minerals/Fossils Magnets Heat Energy Georgia Habitats and Adaptations **Science will definitely be more challenging than in past years. Students will be expected to demonstrate higher level thinking skills. **Study guides will be given for each unit. The third graders will be taking the science portion of the CRCT.

12 Third Grade Social Studies Units: Map Skills Famous Americans Roots to Democracy Branches of Government Economics

13 Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. All students will write their homework in their agendas each afternoon. Please check your childs agenda each night and initial. 20 minutes of reading is required each night.

14 DOTS Binders Agendas Weekly Notes Phone Calls **I will respond to your or call within 24 hours.

15 There are so many ways to help out in and out of our classroom Literacy Centers Mon.-Thurs. (beginning Sept. 20 th ) Copy Parent/Friday Folders Mystery Reader School Store At home projects Media Center

16 For our events, I would love to have as many pictures taken as we can. If we have a computer savvy parent who is willing to create a slideshow, I will provide the DVDs for this. If possible, we can all send our photos to our director.

17 The students are earning money for jobs and good behavior to spend in our class store. Our store will be open every other Friday beginning September 9th. We are in need of some fun items that can be donated for very little money. (Pencils, erasers, bubbles, candies, silly bandz, trinkets…..) Class Coupons will also be able to be purchased. (take your shoes off in class, purchase the rolling chair, sit with a friend for the day, diners theater…)

18 for taking the time to attend Curriculum Night! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!

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