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1 Wexford 2012-2013

2 Agenda Curriculum/Subjects Schedules Communication & other important information Volunteer opportunities Questions

3  Language Arts  Reading  Writing  Grammar  Spelling  Math  Science  Social Studies

4 Guided Reading & Literacy Work Stations (Daily 5) Book Room - Thank you PTO! Guided Reading Journals Themes for anchor storiesanchor stories Formal assessments include cold reads, Holistic Reading Assessments, Fountas and Pinnell,Fountas and Pinnell and AIMSWebAIMSWeb Book Reports

5 Monday – Introduce vocabulary, the reading strategy using the anchor story, and introduce the writing focus (Spiral Writing Notebook) Tuesday – Introduce grammar skills, Guided Reading and work stations Wednesday – Guided Reading and work stations Thursday – Guided Reading and work stations Friday – Spelling test, Guided Reading, publish writing, and work stations

6 A new writing focus is introduced at the beginning of the week. Prewriting, writing, revising, and editing are done throughout the week. Publishing is done on Friday. Open ended responses are worked on throughout the year using TAG (Turn, Answer, Give details). Grammar is introduced on Tuesday. Rules and examples are written in the back of students’ Spiral Writing Notebooks.

7 Each week there is a spelling pattern for 15 of the words. The remaining 5 words come from the anchor story’s vocabulary list. After each theme a bubble test is given from the words that follow a pattern. Lists are sent home on Fridays, and the test will be given the following Friday. All spelling lists can be found on under Wexford Elementary – Third Grade Starting in October we will transition to Fundations. Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe is done in class and completed in the back of Guided Reading Journals. Cursive Spelling Practice is done in class.

8 *Numeration *Add/Subtract Larger number *Geometry *Multiplication Facts *Division *Fractions *Data, Graphs, Probability ****Online homework practice****

9 First in Math – online math program that reinforces math concepts for grades 3-8. Math 24 Game – challenges students to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to solve for 24. A classroom and third grade competition is held at the end of the year. Knowledge of basic facts is crucial to students’ success throughout the year!

10 Macmillan McGraw Hill Science Weather Earth & Space FOSS/ASSET Kits Structures of Life – Plants & Crayfish Chemistry STEAM possibility of an additional kit

11 Communities Communities & Government Map Skills Explorers Presidents Pilgrims/Native Americans Customs & Cultures

12 8:55- 9:15 Arrival 9:15 – 9:30 Morning Work 9:30 – 9:45 Review morning work 9:45 – 10:25 Specials (PE, Computers, Music, Library, Art) 10:30 – 11:30 Math 11:30 – 12:30 Science or Social Studies 12:35 – 1:35 Lunch & Recess 1:35 – 3:05 Reading, Language Arts, and Writing 3:05 – 3:35 Customization Time 3:35 – 3:45 Complete Assignment Sheets & Dismissal

13 Monday – Music Tuesday – Physical Education Wednesday – Art Thursday – Computer & P.E. Friday – Library

14 Communication – Third Grade Website, Monthly Newsletter, Conferences, and EmailThird Grade WebsiteEmail Absences, Early Dismissal, and/or Vacation Requests must have written documentation – if you email please cc the office cc the office Grades – P, D, B, N, NA (online report cards) Homework & Assignment Sheets Long Term Assignments Birthdays, Star Students, Wellness Policy Book Clubs – Scholastic Book Clubs on line Class Code – DXBY8Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Economy

15 PTO Committees Homeroom Parent Classroom Parties 1.Halloween 2.Winter Holiday 3.Valentine’s Day 4.End-of-Year Third Grade Celebration – grade level, not individual classroom Math Fact Helpers Science Chemical Asset Kit End of Year – Field Day & Math 24

16 Questions???


18 for taking the time to attend the Meet the Teacher 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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