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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

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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 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

Reading Expectations


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


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/parents/


Major = 60% of final average

Minor = 40 % of final average

All major grades are highlighted in Wednesday Folder

Math and Science Grading Guidelines


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

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.com

Math and Science


Math Websites

www.firstinmath.com

www.carstensstudios.com/mathdoodles/mathdoodles.htm

www.homeschoolmath.net/math_interactive_links.php

www.mathplayground.com/

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/recommended/math/lk_onlinegames.shtm

www.aplusmath.com/games/www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/g_3.html

Math Games

www.aaamath.com/oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html

www.coolmath4kids.com/www.gamequarium.com/math.htm

www.kidsdomain.com/interativegames.htm

www.primarygames.com/

www.aplusmath.com/nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Websites


Science Websites

  • www.scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/kids.htm

  • www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/weigh/index.htm

  • www.starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov


How to Get in Touch With Us

  • E-mail is quick and easy.

    Mrs. Kennedy: [email protected]

    Mrs. Smee: [email protected]

  • 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 Purpleon 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

    Mrs. Smee: 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.


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