Presentation on theme: "Academics in Action Third Grade Teachers – Ms. Dickenson Mrs. Erkman Mrs. Gray Mrs. Kennedy Mrs. Smee Ms. Tolleson."— Presentation transcript:
Academics in Action Third Grade Teachers – Ms. Dickenson Mrs. Erkman Mrs. Gray Mrs. Kennedy Mrs. Smee Ms. Tolleson
5 School Rules Follow directions quickly Raise your hand for permission to speak Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat Make smart choices Keep your dear teacher happy!
Reading Expectations Reading Skills Vocabulary Character Traits Story Elements Cause and Effect Sequencing Author’s Purpose Fact and Opinion Author’s Craft Compare/Contrast Text to Support Meaning (Evidence) Inference Summary Main Idea & Supporting Details Cognitive Thinking Strategies Visualizing Predicting Connecting Questioning Synthesizing
Language Expectations Personal Narrative Expository Fiction Writing Persuasive Poetry Grammar
Social Studies Expectations Communities Map Skills Geography (research project) Government Economy Historical Figures
ELA Grading Guidelines Major = 60% of final average Minor = 40 % of final average All major grades are highlighted in Wednesday Folder Subject# Majors# Minors Reading 39 Language 36 Social Studies 36
Reading Levels Levels taken 3 times per year Beginning of year = Level N Middle of year = Level O End of year = Level P
STAAR Reading STAAR is April 25 Math STAAR is April 24 Maximum of 4 hours Homework will help build endurance STAAR information available at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/par ents/
Math and Science Grading Guidelines Major = 60% of final average Minor = 40 % of final average All major grades are highlighted in Wednesday Folder Subject# Majors# Minors Math 49 Science 36
Pearson Success Net www.pearsonsuccess.net Log information is sent home. Excellent program that: –Remediates –Extra Practice –Enriches Krahn bucks for any printouts brought from this program!
Math and Science Math Large group to introduce Individual Practice Small Group Partner Game to reinforce/remediate/enrich Science Hands on labs United Streaming Foldables Science Journal Weather bug –www.achieveweatherbug.comwww.achieveweatherbug.com
Websites Math Websites www.firstinmath.com www.carstensstudios.com/mathdoodle s/mathdoodles.htmwww.carstensstudios.com/mathdoodle s/mathdoodles.htm www.homeschoolmath.net/math_intera ctive_links.phpwww.homeschoolmath.net/math_intera ctive_links.php www.mathplayground.com/ http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/reco mmended/math/lk_onlinegames.shtmhttp://www.pbs.org/teachersource/reco mmended/math/lk_onlinegames.shtm www.aplusmath.com/games/ www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/g_3.htmlwww.aplusmath.com/games/ www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/g_3.html Math Games www.aaamath.com/oswego.org/ocsd- web/games/mathmagician/maths1.htmlwww.aaamath.com/oswego.org/ocsd- web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html www.coolmath4kids.com/ www.gamequarium.com/math.htmwww.coolmath4kids.com/ www.gamequarium.com/math.htm www.kidsdomain.com/interativegames.ht mwww.kidsdomain.com/interativegames.ht m www.primarygames.com/ www.aplusmath.com/nlvm.usu.edu/en/na v/vlibrary.htmlwww.aplusmath.com/nlvm.usu.edu/en/na v/vlibrary.html
How to Get in Touch With Us E-mail is quick and easy. Mrs. Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Smee: email@example.com By phone Mrs. Kennedy: 832-484- 6489 Mrs. Smee: 832-484-6502 Conference Times: 2:15-3:00
Scholar Program We are the Purple Team!! Our children can earn points being here and on time to school, good behavior, returning all library books on library day, and turning in homework. Wear Purple on Tuesdays and Krahn shirts on Fridays.
Wednesday Folders Look for them every Wednesday. We sometimes like to send notes home attached to the parent sheet. Please return folders on Thursday. Your child will earn Krahn bucks. All major grades will be highlighted in yellow. Sign papers below 70% and return the next day.
Technology Visit our classes’ website Mrs. Kennedy’s: http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/pkennedy http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/pkennedy Mrs. Smee: http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/dsmee1 http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/dsmee1 You’ll find important dates and links to educational and fun websites.
Scholastic Books We will try and send home Scholastic orders once every month. Please write checks to Scholastic Books or order them online with the teacher code. This helps build our own classroom libraries that the children use.
We have a Wonderful PTO Please join the PTO Please send me your email if you would like to volunteer with PTO.