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  1. WelcometoBack to School Night! Miss Stratis Room 25 Third Grade 289-1734 ext. 2125 margo.stratis@venturausd.org

  2. Who is Miss Stratis? • I have 2 children: Melissa and Stephen. • I have been a teacher for over 20 years. • I have a bachelor degree from UCSB. • I have a teaching credential from CSUN. • I have a master’s degree from Walden U. • I love to read, cook, do art, work out at the gym, and swim. • I also love being a teacher!!

  3. Attendance • Class begins at 8:00 a.m. • Class ends at 2:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. • Class ends at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. • Punctuality is extremely important! • Attending class regularly is crucial to school success!

  4. Homework • Homework is an extension of the school curriculum and regular completion is critical to academic success! • Daily Excel. • Daily homework packets. • Nightly Reading Minutes. • 100 Reading Minutes are due weekly.

  5. Daily ScheduleMondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays • 8:00 Morning Work • 8:10 Reading Groups/Learning Center • 8:50 Continue Morning Work • 9:10 Announcements, Flag, Excel lesson • 9:25 PE • 9:45 Recess • 10:05 SSR, Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, Grammar) • 11:15 Writing, Social Studies, Science • 11:50 Lunch • 12:35 Everyday Math • 1:20 Recess • 1:35 Continue Everyday Math • 2:00 Literature • 2:15 Closing • 2:25 Dismissal

  6. Daily ScheduleWednesdays • 8:00 Morning Work • 8:30 Announcements, Flag, Excel lesson • 8:50 Art, Health… • 9:25 PE • 9:45 Recess • 10:05 SSR • 10:30 Language Arts • 11:00 Everyday Math • 11:50 Closing • 12:00 Lunch • 12:20 Dismissal

  7. Classroom Rules • 5 I-Care Rules: 1. We listen to each other. 2. Hands are for helping, not hurting. 3. We use I-Care Language. 4. We care about each other’s feelings. 5. We are responsible for what we say and do. • Behavior forms • Praise and other positive reinforcement

  8. How do I know what my child is learning? • Please talk to them each day about school. • Weekly Newsletters: please fill out the form given out tonight if you would like these sent to your e-mail or you would like a hard-copy. • Parent-teacher conferences 2x a year. • Refer to copy of the report card and Third Grade Standards. • Call or send me an e-mail.

  9. Wish List • Kleenex • Antiseptic wipes • Snacks: crackers, pretzels, granola bars... • Guinea pig bedding, food, and treats • Treasure box items

  10. Classroom Volunteers • Each class at Portola needs a “Room Parent.” This can be shared by two parents. • I love having help in or out of the classroom. Please sign the volunteer list. • Check in at the office and come on in!

  11. Our Curriculum • Houghton Mifflin Language Arts • AR reading • Chapter books • Step Up to Writing • Excel math • Everyday math • Science: solar system, animal adaptations, matter • Social Studies: California Native Americans, land and water, rules and laws, and economy • Health: Great Body shop • PE: Sparks • Art • Music: Mr. Brown

  12. How can I help my child learn and succeed in school? • Support the completion of homework. • Listen to my child read and ask questions (i.e. “Tell me about what you just read?”) • Read the Everyday Math unit letters. • Read the weekly newsletter together. • Look over completed work and talk about it. • Ask the teacher questions. • Praise your child for their hard work and efforts in school.

  13. Birthdays • You are welcome to bring treats to class in honor of your child’s birthday. • Please try to schedule this in advance. • Healthy treats are highly encouraged! • Summer birthdays: Talk to me about scheduling a celebration.

  14. Snacks • Your children often get hungry between breakfast and lunch. • I highly recommend that your child bring a healthy snack to eat at our first recess. • Water bottles are allowed in the classroom.

  15. The End Thank you so much for coming tonight! Please take a few minutes to look around the classroom!