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Welcome to 3 rd Grade at OLGS. Mrs. McArthur’s Website: www.olgs.org/teachers/lmcarthur/ email: [email protected] Attendance. Regular Attendance is Essential for learning at OLGS Students must be unpacked and in their classrooms by 7:50 a.m.

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Welcome to 3 rd grade at olgs

Welcome to 3rd Grade at OLGS

Mrs. McArthur’s Website:

www.olgs.org/teachers/lmcarthur/

email:[email protected]


Attendance
Attendance

Regular Attendance is Essential for learning at OLGS

Students must be unpacked and in their classrooms by 7:50 a.m.

Parent/guardian must call the school between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. to report absences.

A doctor’s certificate is required for re-admission when:

Student has been absent 3 consecutive days.

Student has a communicable disease.


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Attendance2

Vacations during the school year are strongly discouraged.

Missed work and assignments may only be obtained upon return.

More than 20 days absent per year is considered excessive.

Parent/principal meeting

Summer school


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Attendance3

If a student is home for more than 1 day, please make arrangements to pick up or have homework sent by a sibling or neighbor. (Notify school by 1:30 p.m.)

Dismissal is 2:40 p.m. All students must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.


3 rd grade a year of transitions
3rd Grade “A Year of Transitions”

Organizational Skills

Increased Responsibility

Class work and homework

Moving toward independent work

Book Reports

Projects

Research


Learning environment
Learning Environment

WE LEARN BY:

Direct Instruction

Cooperative and Independent Work

Hands-on activities

Technology

Fun!

WE HAVE:

Rights

Responsibilities

WHICH SHOW:

Respect


Classroom behavior policy
Classroom Behavior Policy

Intermediate Grade Responsibility Code (3rd-5th)

Level 1, 2, and 3 infractions

Consequences based on a point system and severity of actions

Class Compliments (Marble Jar)

Personal Incentive Charts

Good Behavior Awards

Positive Reinforcement


Homework
Homework ?

YES!

Daily(every week day)

Deliberate (intentional)

Definite (for certain; explicit)


Homework 2
Homework 2

Daily assignments (as written in homework planner)

Study for tests /Alternative assessments (in lieu of written tests)

Make-up work for absences

Monthly book projects

Three Long-term projects


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Homework3

Missing Assignments (new school-wide policy for 2011/2012)

If due to illness, must be handed in within 2 days after student returns to school.

If due to carelessness, assignment will only be accepted on the following day and will be graded one letter grade lower as a consequence for lateness.


Monthly book projects
Monthly Book Projects

Read one book per month

Variety of genres

Written report (short form) and/or book project

Assigned on first school day of each month

Due on last school day of each month

Report formats posted on my website and are provided to students with assignment


Long term projects
Long Term Projects

Trimester 1

Social Studies

Trimester 2

Science

Trimester 3

Math


Grades
Grades

Students receive letter grades in all Content Areas and Resource Classes

Assignments averaged into total grade (number correct / total number of points)

Grades are posted on a bi-weekly basis

Friday Graded Work/Test Folder

Progress Report each Trimester

PowerSchool Parent Access / Training is MANDATORY


Math connects
Math Connects

Instruction based on a combination of textbook, technology, and hands-on activities

Differentiated instruction based on ability level (re-teach and enrichment activities)

Online Resources:

Student Textbook (access code provided)

Games, practice problems, tutoring, quizzes, tests

www.macmillanmh.com


Integrated language arts mcgraw hill treasures
Integrated Language Arts(McGraw Hill “Treasures”)


100 book challenge
100 Book Challenge

Daily D.E.A.R.

Students read 30 minutes daily (15 school; 15 home)

One on one student/teacher conferencing to monitor skills and progress


Religion we believe
Religion(“We Believe”)

Primary focus:

Core Catholic Beliefs

Responsibilities as members of the Church

Discipleship

Supplemented by “Family Life” program

Outreach – Defenders of Animal Rights

Monthly School at Mass

Periodic “3rd grade only” Mass


Social studies science
Social Studies & Science

Social Studies

Understanding Communities

Early American Immigration

Economics Unit

US Government

Science

*New*“Fusions”

STEM based

Plants/Animals Ecosystems

People & Natural Resources

Changing Earth

Simple/Compound Machines

Matter


Resource classes
Resource Classes

Monday: Physical Ed

Tuesday: Library/JGB

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday (am): Spanish

Friday (pm): Computer


Field trips
Field Trips

Fall

Baltimore Museum of Industry

December

Outreach Project to Defender’s of Animal Rights

Spring

Richard M. Nixon County Park, York, PA (Tentative)


Volunteer opportunities
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Room Mother or Father?

Junior Great Books Facilitators!!

Weekly commitment for a trimester

Training and materials are provided

Oral reading assessments (monthly)

Copying or preparing classroom materials


Looking forward to a great year
Looking Forward toA Great Year!


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