3 RD Grade Curriculum Night 2014-2015 Mary E. Bryant Elementary. 3 rd Grade Goals. To give your child the academic and social skills needed to successfully progress toward 4th grade
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3RD Grade Curriculum Night
Mary E. Bryant Elementary
To give your child the academic and social skills needed to successfully progress toward 4th grade
To provide a supportive, fun, & safe classroom environment while promoting the highest possible student achievement
“The Florida Standards will help our students reach their fullest potential by promoting a deeper level of critical thinking and problem solving that is necessary to be competitive in today’s job market.”
ELA- English Language Arts
Battle of the Books
Focus on using Math Strategies
Investigations in Science
STEM Fair within the classroom
Social Studies builds good citizens
Nightly Homework expectations
How YOU can help!
E=A (90-100%) N= (60-69%)
S=B (80-89%) U= (<59%)
Close reading practice ensures that students find evidence within the text
Students practice good test taking strategies by marking up the text
Expectations have increased beyond “right there” answers into the ability to compare and contrast multiple texts
Greater emphasis on nonfiction
Competition in Spring prepares our students through exceptional literature...
Title ___ Author Level
Traditional weekly spelling tests are being replaced by research-based practices Weekly practice is done within the classroom concentrating on spelling patternsAssessment will take place within normal classroom writing activities
Assessment rarely involves simple computation…
Careful reading of the word problem is essential!
Select the pertinent information
Analyze the question (often multi-step) and explain thinking using correct vocabulary and evidence
Complete the computation
Check work! (Accuracy/Efficiency)
using tools and inquiry skills
Geography and Culture of N. America and Caribbean
Primary focus on Government, Civics, and Economics
Often integrated across the curriculum
Utilize other resources (Time for Kids and Journeys reading series)
May integrate research skills
Fall Festival November 14th
Great American Teach-In November 20th
Grandparents Read-to-me Day January 16th
Field Trip- Glazer Children’s Museum February 27th
**All volunteers must have a completed and approved SERVE form on file each year prior to the event.
Feel free to write notes in Student Agenda; however, the BEST WAY to reach the teacher is via email since classroom phones do not have outside lines
Thank you for your support!