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Mrs. Starr’s 3 rd Grade Class. Welcome to Back to School Night!. Agenda. Teacher Introduction Classroom Expectations Class Schedule Nine Weeks Homework Grading Question & Answer Contact Information. A Little Bit About Me….

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Mrs starr s 3 rd grade class

Mrs. Starr’s3rd Grade Class

Welcome to Back to School Night!


Agenda

Agenda

  • Teacher Introduction

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Class Schedule

  • Nine Weeks

  • Homework

  • Grading

  • Question & Answer

  • Contact Information


A little bit about me

A Little Bit About Me…

  • Graduated from University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree from Marymount University in School Counseling.

  • Originally from Maryland and currently reside in Sterling.

  • 11th year teaching

  • Enjoy reading, lacrosse, running, hiking, cooking, baking and watching college basketball.


Classroom expectations

Classroom Expectations

  • Behavior:

  • Clip-Chart behavior system

    • Sticker Chart

  • Beans for positive table & class behavior.

  • Blue & Red Stars: whole class reward.

  • Students arrive promptly and begin morning work

  • Students are to stay on task and not disrupt the learning process

  • Students are responsible for their own behavior and expected to follow the school and class rules

  • Students will copy their homework in their agenda and hand in completed homework in a timely manner


Class schedule

Class Schedule


Cce website

CCE Website

  • Visit the Creighton’s Corner website for information.

  • Schedule

  • Projects

  • Other important information.

  • http://www.lcps.org/Page/62135


Visit the 3 rd grade website

Visit the 3rd Grade Website!

Click on:

  • Amy Starr

  • Schedule

  • Sign-up for Conferences!

  • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A622AA8-1stquarter


The first nine weeks

MATH

Place Value, Estimation/Rounding, Comparing

Inverse Relationships: Addition and Subtraction

Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Patterns/Properties

Patterns

Line Plot, Bar Graph, Picture Graph/Interpreting Graphs

SCIENCE

Scientific Investigation

Matter

Water Cycle

Natural Cycles (Sun, Earth, & Moon)

The First Nine Weeks


The first nine weeks cont d

SOCIAL STUDIES

Maps, Globes, & Communities

Civics

ENGLISH

LANGUAGE ARTS

Use effective communication skills in group activities

Apply word-analysis skills when reading

Use strategies to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction materials

Read and demonstrate comprehension of fiction

Write descriptive paragraphs

Edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

The First Nine Weeks (cont’d.)


Homework

Homework

  • Students will receive approximately 30 minutes of homework every night.

  • Students will be expected to read 15-20 minutes every night.

  • Students are expected to use their agendas daily.

  • Homework will be written for the week on Monday.

  • Mrs. Starr will check agenda daily and look for notes from parents.

  • Parental supervision of agenda use is strongly encouraged.


Grading things to know

Grading Things to know:

  • NG= Not Graded

  • Formative Assessments:

    • SOL objectives on Report Cards

    • I.e., Fractions on a Brainpop quiz indicates formative assessment

  • Summative assessments

    • SOL stamped onto it.

    • These contribute to the overall grade.

  • Diagnostic

    • Pre and Post testing to monitor learning and target areas for teaching.


Grading

Teachers will use the following grading scale for student work:

4– Outstanding/Extends

3 – Meets SOLs

2 – Progressing towards SOLs

1– Below Grade level SOLs

0– Not performing

Progress Indicators

4 = Exceeds Standard

3 = Meets Standard

2 = Progressing Towards Standard

1 = Below Standard

● = Denotes knowledge or skill not assessed at this time

Grading


Grading cont d

Grading(cont’d.)

Example


Peanut nut free classroom

Peanut/Nut Free Classroom

  • LCPS policy states: “All students should be encouraged to eat healthy snacks, such as fruits and vegetables. Food containing allergens should not be consumed in classrooms of students with food allergies.”

  • LCPS policy states: “Proper hand-washing techniques by adults and students should be taught and reinforced before and after meals at the elementary level.”

  • Snack will be allowed provided that it is nut free and not made in a facility that processes nuts.


Class parties

Class Parties

  • LCPS policy states: “Only non-food treats will be allowed for birthday celebrations.”

  • Possible alternative treats:

    • Favorite book/game for classroom

    • Fun pencils, etc.

    • Come have lunch with your child in the cafeteria!


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Please feel free to contact me via:

    • Phone at Creighton’s Corner

      • (703) 957-4480

    • Letters sent in with your child in front pocket of their Yellow Homework Folder.

    • Notes written in their agenda.

    • Emails (the best way to contact me)

      • [email protected]

    • Remember that all dismissal changes need to me made through the Front office.

      • (703) 957-4480


Volunteers

Volunteers

  • Volunteers will be needed throughout the year!

  • Please complete your interest inventory in volunteering in our classroom.

    • Different volunteer opportunities are listed!

    • You can also contribute from home!

  • If you would like to be our room mother/father please let me know!


Question answer

Question & Answer

  • Please feel free to ask any questions that you have at this time.


Please sign up for a conference or to be on our class directory

Please sign-up for a conference or to be on our Class Directory!

  • Computers are available in the back or you can complete this process at home!


Fun language arts detail

Fun Language Arts detail….

  • Students have started the “Niagara Falls” unit.

  • They gathered clues in their reading spiral today and theyhave not seen all of the pictures on the Whiteboard.

  • Writing: The students will be writing a persuasive argument about if they would or would not go over Niagara Falls in 1901.

  • The year is heavily stressed along with no modern technology.

  • FYI: Students will learn that it is currently against the law to go over Niagara Falls.

  • Annie Edson Taylor was the first person and woman to go over Niagara Falls in 1901.

    • She stated that no one should do it.

  • Look forward to hearing about it!


Thank you for coming i look forward to a great year

Thank you for coming! I look forward to a great year!


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