Welcome To Third Grade! Miss D’Andrea Room 18
Welcome To 3rd Grade and Miss D’Andrea’s Class! • Please Come In! • Sign in on the back table! • - “Reach for the Stars!” If you’d like to donate something inexpensive to our class, please reach for a star in the small red bag for items that we are in need of! • - Take a look around :) • - Find your child’s seat!
A Typical Day • Focus: • Independence • Personal Responsibility • Community Values • Advancement of Each Child’s Academics
Supporting Roles • Miss D’Andrea - Classroom Teacher • Mrs. Troccolo - Special Education Teacher (at least 1 hour per day) • Mrs. Artigas - Special Education Aide (all day) • Mrs. Rose - Special Education Aide (1 hour per day)
Choose Lunch Math Concept: Graphing!
Hand In Homework • Working on: • Responsibility • Sorting
Time For Morning Work • Skills: • Grammar • Math Review • Critical Thinking Questions • Writing Prompts
Word Study (Spelling) • Words Their Way spelling program • Spelling lists at each students’ instructional level!
Reader’s Workshop Students gather for a mini lesson, where we teach a strategy… During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I have small group instruction or one-on-one conferences with students. Then they go off and read on their own for a minimum of 20 minutes. Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
Reading Expectations • According to the CT State Standards, students are to read and respond to 25 JUST RIGHT books this year! • Students are to read for a minimum of 15 (later will become 20 then 30) minutes each night • Students are to log their reading EVERY DAY • More importantly, students are to READ, READ, READ!!!
Writer’s Workshop Students gather for a mini lesson, where we teach a strategy… Then they go off and write on their own for a minimum of 20 minutes. During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I have small group instruction or one-on-one conferences with students. Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
Math • Place Value • Pictorial Representations of Numbers • Models for Operations • Basic Facts • Decimals, Fractions • Word Problems • Estimation • Geometry and Measurement • Time • Working with Data: Probability and Statistics • Algebraic Reasoning: Patterns and Functions
Science • Living Organisms • Changes in Matter • Rocks & Minerals • Earth’s Waters and Resources
Social Studies • 3rd Grade Big Picture: Norwalk • Geography • Native Americans • Norwalk Geography • Economy/Industry of Norwalk • Norwalk History
Computer Lab • Microsoft Word • Microsoft PowerPoint • Proper Typing • Study Island program
Homework • Homework is the STUDENT’s responsibility (you all already went through 3rd grade!) • Every night, students will have Math, Spelling (on full weeks), Language Arts skills, plus Reading and filling out reading logs! • Your student will also know what special they have the next day!
Star Student Awards Hand in your homework from each night ON THE DAY IT IS DUE! (Personal Responsibility) Receive: Star Student Certificate/Bookmark Star Student Band Move Watermelons up 2 spaces
CMTs…No that doesn’t stand for Child Mind Torture (although it should!) • 3rd Grade is their first CMT experience • - Tests given over 2 weeks in March! • - Tests: • - 1 Writing Prompt • - 2 Reading Comprehension tests - 45 minutes each (multiple choice questions and open ended questions) • - 2 Math tests: 60 minutes each (multiple choice questions and opened ended questions) • - 1 DRP: 60 minutes (multiple choice) • - 1 Editing and Revising: 60 minutes (multiple choice)
Agreements (Rules) & Rewards • Agreements: 1. Only talk one at a time. 2. Listen attentively to the speaker.3. Keep our hands, feet, and objects to ourselves.4. Follow directions the first time given.5. Raise our hands to speak.6. Show respect to EVERYONE! • Rewards 1. Beads in the Reward Jar (Entire class incentive)2. Individual raffle tickets for the drawing on Friday
Discipline System • “Flip Cards” System • Green = Great Behavior (start on green each day) • Blue = Warning! • Yellow = Lose 5 minutes of extra recess • Orange = Lose 10 minutes of Extra recess and write letter about Behavior (to be signed by parent) • Red = Isolated lunch, phone call home by student
Field Trips • Fairfield Audubon (November-ish) • Roton Planetarium (April) • City Hall (May) • Little Red Schoolhouse (May) • Lockwood Matthews Mansion (June)
How can you help?? • Be our reader in the library on “A” days • - Read with your child! • - Chaperone our field trips (more information about this when field trips are announced!) • - Read with your child! • - Ask me ANYTHING ANY TIME you have a question! (Best way to get in touch with me: email!) • - Read with your child! • - Donate your “Borders Bucks” to our classroom so we can buy more books for our library! • - Read with your child!
Important Info: - Conferences: 11/4!