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Welcome to 3 rd Grade Curriculum Night!. …. Third Grade R.O.C.K.S the School House! Remembering Our Commitment to Kids. As a team, we believe that all children. have the capacity to learn. if they are given a nurturing environment mistakes are viewed as a learning experience.

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Welcome to

3rd Grade

Curriculum Night!

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Third Grade

R.O.C.K.S

the School House!

Remembering Our Commitment to Kids

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As a team, we believe that all children

have the capacity to learn.

  • if they are given a nurturing environment
  • mistakes are viewed as a learning experience
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We Know That...

-all students need a well-structured learning environment

-all students need connections w/teacher & students

-a knowledgeable teacher (our team has over 40 years combined experience!)

-engaging learning activities

-all students need recognition

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Schedule

7:55-8:30 Announcements Pledges/ T. Reading/DOS &DOG

8:30-9:15 Specials

9:15-9:45 Enrichment/ Differentiation Block

9:45-11:15 Math

11:15-11:45 Science/Social Studies

11:45-12:10 Recess

12:10-12:50 Lunch (please see your child’s class schedule for exact time)

12:50-2:15 Language Arts

2:15-2:45 Enrichment/ Differentiation Block

2:45-2:55 Pack up/ Agendas/ Restroom Break

2:55 Dismissal

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A Balanced Literacy Program
  • Word Work- knowledge of phonics & high frequency words
  • Reading Fluency- 120 wpm by the end of the year
  • Reading Comprehension***
  • Building Vocabulary- includes all content areas
  • Writing for different purposes
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Mysteries

Magazines

Poetry

Cook Books

Biographies

Fiction

Brochures

Non-Fiction

Chapter Books

Joke Books

Fables

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Build stamina

Independent Reading

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INDEPENDENT READING

MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Anderson, R. C., Wilson, P., & Fielding, L. G. (1988).

Growth in reading and how children spend their time outside school.

Reading Research Quarterly, 23(3), 285-303

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Reading & Writing Conferences

Teachers make time for individual reading and writing conferences. Reading conferences will check for fluency and comprehension.

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fact/opinion

Main Idea

supporting details

draw conclusions

Sequence

infer

Predicting Outcomes

There are many specific reading skills that we teach directly through daily mini-lessons and independent practice.

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Testing in 3rd Grade
    • We have district benchmark testing for reading, math and science during the year to assess student progress.
    • STAAR testing includes Reading and Math
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Sample question: (test 2003)

After reading 2 1/2 pages about “Lucy and the Chickens,” the children are asked questions like:

#7 Which of the following is the best summary of the story?

A. Lucy’s father comes home from town and sees the henhouse door open. He uses chicken feed to get the chickens back into the henhouse.

B. Lucy is too short to reach the hook on the henhouse door. She promises her father that she will never try to open the door by herself.

C. Lucy is not supposed to open the henhouse door by herself, but she wants to give the chickens some water. When she opens the door, the chickens get out. Lucy and her father must catch them.

D. Lucy helps around the family farm on a hot day. She sweeps the porch, gives water to the dog, and waters the flowers. Then she begins to worry that the chickens are thirsty, too.

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READ to your children.

LISTEN to your children read.

ENCOURAGE your child to read SILENTLY…and then ask them to tell you what they read. Ask questions.

CHECK OUT high-interest books, such as Bluebonnets, Newberry Winners, and books recommended by friends.

As parents, we understand that schedules can

be very busy and hectic. Sometimes creative solutions,

such as completing reading/studying for DOS in the car

on the way to games or practices, might be necessary.

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BE ROLE MODELS…let your child see you read books, magazines, and newspapers. Share interesting articles with your child.

SHARE with them stories you loved as a child.

Get a library card at the

Allen Public Library and

visit weekly.

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Writing

Workshop

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The Writing Process
  • Pre-writing
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing and
  • Proof-reading
  • 5. Publishing

Edit/Revise/Rewrite

Creative non-graded

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Write to convey feelings
  • (letters, poems, journal/ diary entries)
  • Write to narrate
  • (narratives, newscasts, biographies)
  • Write to inform or to provide factual information
  • (academic reports, interviews, character descriptions)
  • Write to persuade
  • (book reviews, advertisements, essays)
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Honesty

Common Interests

Prewriting

Strategies

Friendship

Fun times

Acts of kindness

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Objectives

Problem Solving

PLACE VALUE

ESTIMATION/ ROUND

READ, WRITE NO.

VALUE OF MONEY

TELL & WRITE TIME

THERMOMETERS

ADD/SUBTRACT/

MULTIPLY/DIVIDE

FRACTIONS

GRAPHS

PERIMETER

GEOMETRY/ 3-D FIGURES

MEASURE

CONGRUENCY & SYMMETRY

UPS√STRATEGIES

Understand

Plan

Solve

Check

Target Math

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IMPROVE NUMBER FLUENCY

Students practice numerical fluency daily.

In third grade the students will be expected to learn multiplication facts 0-12.

Multiplication skills will be practiced

weekly beginning in the

5th 6 weeks .

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#17 (2003 test) Sally had 90 days of summer vacation. Each day she did one fun exercise. She swam on 33 of the days and played basketball on 24 of the days. She rode her bike on all of the other days of her vacation. Which number sentence shows one way to find the number of days that Sally rode her bike? Mark your answer.

A. 90 - 33 + 24 =

B. 90 + 24 + 33 =

C. 90 - 33 -24 =

D. 90 - 24 + 33=

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At home, you can help reinforce what your child is learning by:

Involving your child in real life math activities

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Topics We Study:
  • Conservation
  • Life Cycles
  • Properties of Matter
  • The Sun
  • World Resources
  • Simple Machines
  • Space
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Main Focus:
    • Communities
    • Time Lines
    • Geographical Terms (location, distance, direction, etc.)
    • Economics
    • Government
    • Cultural Diversity / Customs and Traditions
    • How the World Relates to our Lives
    • Critical thinking skills to organize and
  • use information
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DOS/DOG
  • Daily Oral Science
  • Works on science skills
  • Study guide may be sent home on Mon. -Thursdays
  • Test on Fridays
  • Daily Oral Geography
  • Works on mapping skills
  • Study guide may be sent home on Mon.- Thursdays
  • Test on Fridays
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“What I like about third grade is learning new things.”

-Nikhil

“I like learning about Science,

tools, and matter.”

-Mahir

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“I like that third grade has a

later lunch. That way I have

More of an appetite.”

-Braylon

“It has better math!!!!”

-Jake

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“I like the crafts we do, like our book box!”

-Jordan Giries

“My favorite thing about 3rd grade so

far is meeting new people!”

-Gavin

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