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  1. WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE Tim Mills Cathy Madden Lauren Conn Ashton Slocum

  2. Schedule • 7:30 – 8:00: Arrival/Morning Work • 7:50: Tiger Tidbits • 8:00 – 9:30: Reading Block • 9:30 – 10:30: Math Block • 10:30 – 11:10: Specials • 11:10 – 11:55 – Math Block • Lunch: • 11:45 – 12:10: Mills • 11:50 – 12:15: Madden • 11:55 – 12:20: Conn • 12:20 – 12:50: Recess • 12:50 – 1:40: Science/Social Studies • 1:40 – 2:20: Interventions • 2:20 – 2:30: Pack Up/Dismissal

  3. Emergency Information & Transportation Changes • Please keep us updated on all telephone and address changes in case of an emergency. • We must have a written note that indicates your child’s change of transportation at the end of the day. No calls are accepted.

  4. About Third Grade • Please meet your child in the cafeteria if you want to have lunch with them • School Wide Reading Assessments • Scholastic Reading Achievement (SRI) • TRC (Text Reading Comprehension) • STAR • Oral Reading Fluency • Please read your child’s newsletter each week for important dates and information regarding your child’s education and behavior.

  5. ClassScapes • NHC Benchmark Testing • EOG like testing • Computer based Program • Used for NHC Benchmarks completed each quarter • Used for EOG Preparation • Reading and Math

  6. Grading Scale • This is the first year letter grades are assigned. • A= 93-100 • B= 85-92 • C= 77-84 • D= 70-76 • F= >69

  7. Homework • Reading with your child every night for 20 minutes. • If your child is in yellow (some risk) or red (high risk) please have your child read out loud to you to practice fluency. • Homework is sent home weekly and/or nightly depending on your child’s teacher. • This reinforces skills and lessons taught in the classroom.

  8. Programs in Third Grade • Accelerated Reader (AR) • Accelerated Math (AM) • Math Facts in a Flash • ClassScapes • EOG like testing • Computer based Program • Used for NHC Benchmarks and teacher data

  9. Reading Curriculum • Called Common Core State Standards • BIG focus on Nonfiction Reading • NEW: Speaking and Listening Standards • RIGOR: digging deeper into the text

  10. Math Curriculum • Called Common Core State Standards • NEW: Area and Perimeter • BIG FOCUS: Knowing multiplication facts • BIG FOCUS: More emphasis on how to solve rather than choosing the right answer

  11. Writing Portfolio • Friendly Letter • Imaginative Narrative • Personal Narrative • Poem • Content Specific

  12. Science Units • Physical Science (Current Unit) • Force and Motion • Matter: Properties and Change • Energy: Conservation and Transfer • Earth Science • Earth in the Universe • Earth’s Systems, Structures, and Processes • Life Science • Structures and Functions of Living Organisms • Ecosystems

  13. End of Grade TestsMay 2012 • Reading Test • 50 questions • 5 passages • Math Test • Calculator Active 1 day • Calculator Inactive 1 Day • FUTURE: State End of Year tests will be on the computer, they hope, within 2 years.