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1 Welcome Back to School Carol Hanson Third Grade 2013 - 14 Alta Vista School

2 Purpose of this evening Parent/Teacher Introductions Overview of the Curriculum Daily Schedule and Field Trips Volunteer Sign-ups

3 Language Arts Reading The focus is comprehension – reading to learn Houghton-Mifflin texts Self-Selected Reading RtI – targeted instruction/differentiation Reference Skills Writing Personal Narrative, Creative Narrative, Response to Literature, and Expository (biography, animal adaptations) 6 Traits of Writing Cursive handwriting and keyboarding skills

4 Mathematics Goals for Third Grade Master basic skills (addition & subtraction) Internalize multiplication facts Reason and communicate mathematically Gain confidence in their own mathematical ability Units of Study: (Common Core) Number Sense: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Decimals Measurement & Geometry Algebra & Functions (incl. Graphing) Mathematical Reasoning / Problem-solving enVision Math, Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley

5 Social Studies Continuity and Change Geography Map skills Identification of physical features of the United States Local History Ohlone Native Americans Local History/Economy Diversity In the classroom and in the community Cultural Dolls Three Branches of Government Our Communities - Scott Foresman

6 Science The Goals for third grade: Work individually and as a team member to collect and share information Conduct simple investigations to test a hypothesis and record results Begin to communicate scientific information through writing, pictures, charts, graphs and models Units of study: The Sun, Moon and Stars – Stargazing Night and the DeAnza Planetarium Structures of Life – Monterey Bay Aquarium Matter and Energy – Mad Science Science Resources - FOSS

7 Music/ Physical Education / Art Music Third grade students receive 30 minutes music instruction weekly – ORFF program Physical Education Third grade students receive P.E. instruction through the S.P.A.R.K. (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) and the Rhythm & Moves programs Art Students participate in the Art Vistas and Clay programs P.E., Art Vistas and Clay are made possible by parent volunteers.

8 Reporting on Student Progress Ongoing throughout the year November Reporting Parent / Teacher Conference (beginning Nov. 14 th ) Report Card March Reporting Parent / Teacher conference (beginning March 13 th ) Report Card June Reporting Report Card

9 Communication Telephone/email Alta Vista School 356-6146 x107 email Wednesday Weekly Envelope School info/Student Work Class Website Alta Vista website, Class Pages, 3 rd Grade * Monthly Newsletter on our class webpage

10 School Website

11 Field Trips Sanborn Park (Ohlone) *May, 2014 Monterey Bay Aquarium *Feb. 27 th, 2014 DeAnza Planetarium - TBD Campbell Historical Museum –Local history trunks “Don’t tell me where you went to school, tell me where you’ve been…” Mark Twain

12 Volunteering You make a difference! Some examples of things you can do: Copying/Filing for grade level Art Vistas, Clay, S.P.A.R.K. P.E. Helper Reading/Math Tutors Room Parents/Help with Class Parties Library Helper – Tues., 1:00 – 2:00 Computer Lab Helper – Tues. 1:00 – 2:00

13 Our Weekly Schedule Library/Computer Lab – Tues., 1:00-2:00 Rhythm & Moves P.E – Wed., 8:20 – 8:50 Music – Thurs., 1:00 – 1:30 RTI – Mon. - Thurs., 11:00 – 12:00

14 Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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