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.
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.
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.
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.
Class work and homework
Moving toward independent work
WE LEARN BY:
Cooperative and Independent Work
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
Daily(every week day)
Definite (for certain; explicit)
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
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.
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
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
Instruction based on a combination of textbook, technology, and hands-on activities
Differentiated instruction based on ability level (re-teach and enrichment activities)
Student Textbook (access code provided)
Games, practice problems, tutoring, quizzes, tests
Students read 30 minutes daily (15 school; 15 home)
One on one student/teacher conferencing to monitor skills and progress
Core Catholic Beliefs
Responsibilities as members of the Church
Supplemented by “Family Life” program
Outreach – Defenders of Animal Rights
Monthly School at Mass
Periodic “3rd grade only” Mass
Early American Immigration
People & Natural Resources
Monday: Physical Ed
Friday (am): Spanish
Friday (pm): Computer
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Outreach Project to Defender’s of Animal Rights
Richard M. Nixon County Park, York, PA (Tentative)
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