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Welcome to 3 rd Grade Curriculum Night!. Overview. Curriculum guide can be found at: http://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/Page/2804 How to use this curriculum and home support guide 3 rd grade homework policy Approximately 10 minutes of homework per grade level

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Welcome to 3 rd grade curriculum night

Welcome to 3rd Grade Curriculum Night!


  • Curriculum guide can be found at:

    • http://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/Page/2804

  • How to use this curriculum and home support guide

  • 3rd grade homework policy

    • Approximately 10 minutes of homework per grade level

    • At this point, your student should read at least 15 minutes per night

    • Each night you should plan for at least 30 minutes total time for homework

    • Assignment Notebook needs to be signed and returned every day

  • Language arts reading
    Language Arts: Reading

    • MAP scores and DRA testing to determine individual needs.

    • Students will participate in reading groups at their reading level or dealing with a skill they need.

    • Daily reading is the key to becoming a better reader.

    Language arts writing
    Language Arts: Writing

    • Students will write stories, reports, poems, and letters.

    • Each day a lesson will be taught and time to write will be provided.

    • Students write at their own pace.

    • “Writer’s Notebooks” are places where we keep our ideas.

    Language arts word study
    Language Arts: Word Study

    • Students select 5 words from a list of “High Frequency” words that they didn’t know on the pretest this fall.

    • Students will be practicing a feature skill each week.

    • The goal is to teach students about words and how they relate; students learn patterns for a lifetime, not a list for a week.

    • There will be a quick quiz every Friday in place of traditional Spelling test.

    • Word Study homework will be given on Monday and is due on Friday.


    • Students will have blue math homework almost every night.

    • Students will be pre-tested on each chapter.

    • Typical math lesson:

      whole group lesson, try sample problems as a class and then individual or small group work.

    • Big focus in 3rd grade is mastering multiplication facts.

    • Please review addition and subtraction facts at home.

    Online math tools
    Online Math Tools

    • Math Expressions textbook

    • Online math manipulatives

    • Online games

    • www-k6.thinkcentral.com

      • Username: firstnamelastname deanpod or jackson3

      • Password: 123456 or jackson3

        • Lunch number


    • Hands-on activities with reading resources

    • Three areas studied

      • Life science (plants and animals)

      • Physical Science (energy and sound)

      • Space and Technology (planets, solar system)

        • Throughout the science units there will be a focus on science based careers

    Social studies
    Social Studies

    • Themes covered this year

      • Geography and Mapping

      • Government

      • U.S. History

      • World History

    Social Studies box online


    Username: DeanPod

    Password: Jackson3


    • Safety

    • Nutrition

    • Drugs

    • Decision making

    • How to take care of your body

    Report cards
    Report cards

    • Grades

      • 4, 3, 2, or 1

      • 4= 100%-93%, 3=92%-80%

        2=79%-70%, and 1=69% and below

    • Personal Growth

      • M= most of the time

      • S= some of the time

      • NP= needs improvement

    Study island
    Study Island

    • http://www.studyisland.com/web/index/

    • Map scores will be uploaded to Study Island to meet the needs of each student.

    Username: firstnamelastname.jc ex: deanpod.jc

    Password: 123456 (Lunch number)


    • http://www.lexialearning.com/

    • Lexia provides personalized learning on foundational reading skills for students of all abilities, and delivers norm-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

    Online code 1096-5327-4339-2529

    IPAD app: Lexia Reading

    How can you help at home
    How can you help at home?

    • check your child’s back pack each night and return the round-trip home folder

    • practice and review math facts and games

    • discuss the current science and social studies topics with your child

    • spend time reading stories together

    Field trips we will need volunteers for all of our field trips
    Field TripsWe will need volunteers for all of our field trips:

    • Shakopee Fire Station – fire safety week

      • Minnesota Wildlife Refuge:

      • Fall – Seeds on the Go!

      • Winter – Snowshoeing

      • Spring – Measuring trees

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    • Beginning of April

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

  • Beginning of May

  • Daily schedule 2013 2014
    Daily Schedule2013-2014

    • 8:40–9:10 Writer’s Workshop

    • 9:10-9:40 Encore

    • 9:40-10:00 Morning Work

    • 10:00-10:30 Reading Mini Lesson

    • 10:30-11:20 Reader’s Workshop 

    • 11:33–11:53 Recess

    • 11:53–12:13 Lunch

    • 12:20-12:40 Social Studies/Health

    • 12:40-1:40 Math

    • 1:40-2:30 Specialists

    • 2:30-2:55 Science

    • 2:55-3:05 Clean Up/Notebook

    • 3:05–3:10 Dismissal

    Any questions thank you for all your support

    Any questions? Thank you for all your support!!!