Presentation on theme: "Ms. Elliott 3 rd Grade Back to School Night. Welcome to Third Grade! Tonight’s parent information will include: Introduction and Goals Classroom."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Third Grade! Tonight’s parent information will include: Introduction and Goals Classroom Rules Behavior/Consequences Homework Progress Reports Basic Math Facts Common Core Standards Daily Schedule/Conferences Attendance Information & Question cards Supply List Support
All About Ms. Elliott My background I grew up in Bakersfield, California. I attended college at CSUB. My experience I’ve taught 1 st grade, Title 1, 2 nd grade, 3 rd grade, and have helped in Kindergarten and 5 th grade classrooms. I have taught 3 rd grade the past 2 years at Castle.
My Goals To give students the academic and social skills needed to progress to fourth grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help students make new friends and discover new interests.
Classroom Rules Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are: Listen to and follow instructions Enter and exit prepared Always try your best Respect yourself and others No excuses! Class Mission Statement- Student Generated
Behavior and Consequences = exceptional positive behavior choices = unwarranted behavior choice and code = student had a good day *Student responsibly logs their behavior on their Weekly Progress Report in their Home and School Connection folder. I keep a daily record for comparison and report card conferences.
Consequences 1 st : Warning 2 nd : Miss 5 minutes of recess 3 rd : Miss all of recess and contact parent. You will call your parent from the classroom and explain. 4 th : See principal
Homework Homework will be assigned on a daily basis and will be collected and graded the following day it is assigned. Students will be responsible for daily reading, a Reading Log, Math homework, and other work that is not completed in class. Homework will go home in the Home & School Connection folder. The folder needs to come back to school everyday for other assignments/flyers that may be handed out during the week. Homework will be checked for completeness, general accuracy, effort, and neatness. Homework will be factored into the student’s quarterly Work Habits grade on their report card.
Progress Reports The goal of the progress report is to give the parents and students an idea of current grades and provides a chance to focus attention on any needed areas before report cards are sent home at the end of each quarter. Each student will have the opportunity to improve failing assessment scores (69% or lower) if he/she chooses to correct all incorrect problems during their recess time. Graded papers will be sent home one week after they are given. The progress report will reflect the student’s progress and growth throughout the quarter. This report must also be signed by a parent and returned promptly.
Basic Math Facts It is very important that all students have mastered addition and subtraction facts through 20. We will be working on multiplication and division this year. Students will need to memorize their multiplication and division facts through 10 by the end of 3 rd grade. I strongly urge students to practice basic math facts by using flashcards on a daily basis. *Dollar Tree* Facts can be practiced during meals, in the car, before bed, during commercial breaks, walking to school, in the bath, etc. Daily practice with basic facts will significantly help your student with their learning foundation. Math Facts Scoring Guide_____ 90-100%A (Mastery) 80-89%B (Approaching Mastery) 70-79%C (Satisfactory) 60-69%D (Unsatisfactory) 59% and belowF (Failing)
Common Core Standards The CCS intention is to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live. For more information: www.commoncoreworks.org/page/378
Daily Schedule 8:20-9:00 – Morning Work 9:00-10:00 –Mathematical Concepts 10:00-10:20 – Recess 10:20-12:00 – Literacy (Reading & Writing) and Language Block 12:00-12:50 – Lunch 12:50-1:15 – Math Fast Facts 1:15-2:35 – Intervention and Other Subjects Conference schedule will be sent home- choose best time and return
Attendance It is very important that your student comes to school on time every day. If you know that your student is going to miss school, please make sure you notify me so that I can give him/her the assignments that will be missed. It is your student’s responsibility to make up any assignments missed. Any assignment not completed will result in a lowered grade.
Birthdays If you would like to bring a treat for your child’s birthday, please contact me or send a note with your child the day before. If your child has a food allergy, please send a box of approved treats with your student to school. *Last 10 minutes of the day
Index Card 1.Student Name_____________________ 2.Parent Name______________________ 3.Email____________________________ 4.Phone Number (___)_________________ 5.Please describe one specific area you would like to see your child improve in this year.
Quick Reminders Class Support Supply List Slips- if you are able to and want to donate, please take a supply slip of your choice. Vote Food Backpack- fill out tonight & turn in Questions for Ms. Elliott- fill out card
Thank you very much for coming to Back to School Night. I am happy to be working with your child this year and want to thank you for entrusting me with them. I know that with your support, we are going to have a fantastic year. If you would like to speak to me regarding your child’s specific needs, please sign up for a conference or send me an email. I look forward to a great school year!