Welcome Back! 3rd grade (2019-2020)
Introductions Mrs. Foy Ms. Hawkins-Title I Math Mrs. Gibney Mrs. Kozup-Title I Reading Mrs. Book Miss Perkins-Title I Reading Mrs. Garnett Mrs. Sanchez-Learning Mrs. Gsell Support Mr. Hinkle Mr. Phoenix
Curriculum • Wonders and My Math • Supplements + Accelerated Reader (there is a MP goal) + i-Ready(can be done at home) - math - reading + Reflex math (can be done at home)
Daily Schedule • 9:00-9:15: Handwriting • 9:15-10:00: Special • 10:00-11:10: Math • 11:10-12:10: ELA • 12:10-12:40: Lunch • 12:40-1:25: MAGIC • 1:25-2:20 ELA • 2:20-2:45 Recess • 2:45-3:35 S.S./Science
English Language Arts (ELA) • Comprehension • Vocabulary • Homework ( is worth 10% of grade) • Grammar • Spelling • Writing • AR 5 points per marking period. • There will be weekly or nightly assignments associated with the weekly spelling and vocabulary lists.
Comprehension Tests • Multiple choice and open-ended questions • Teachers will accommodate and adapt testing procedures based on students’ needs
Example open ended question • How do the characters in the stories “The Thanksgiving Play” and “The Biggest Turnip” work together to solve their problems? Support your answer with cleartext evidence.
PSSA Text Dependent Rubric • http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Scoring%20Guidelines%20and%20Formula%20Sheets/English%20Language%20Arts/PSSA%20Text%20Dependent%20Analysis%20Scoring%20Guidelines.pdf
Math • Flexible grouping, possibly 2nd quarter • Vocabulary is important and will be tested this year. Please study! • Grades based on: • Class work • Test/quizzes • Homework (is worth 10% of grade)
Social Studies/Science • Will be included as one grade on report cards • First S.S. unit is maps. After initial unit, S.S. is incorporated into Reading (cross-curricular) • Science – living things, minerals, sun and moon, and more • Some science topics will be covered in STEM special.
PSSA Information • Reading: April 20th – 24th • Math: April 27th - May 1st • Expectations • Be in school on time. • Stress effort and trying their best. • Reading tests help prepare students. • Text dependent answers need to be supported by evidence from the story, not one sentence. • Math open-ended questions need to include work shown.
Organization • Folders • Planners (agendas) • Students are expected to come prepared for class, which includes the planner, folders, pencils, and completed homework.
Homework (10 % of Grade) • 30 minutes/night (average) • Completed and turned in on time • Written in planner by the student • Planners checked by parent • Consequences • May miss recess to complete work • May attend lunch bunch with Dr. Woods • There will be a 0 for late homework,
Discipline Expectations • Discipline will be handled according to the High 5 expectations • Each type of infraction has its own consequences.
High 5- SWPBSP • High 5 • School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program • Character Development
Academic Honesty Policy • Most offenses at this level will be Level One. If you determine a child has cheated on an assignment, typically you will: • 1. Allow him/her to take the quiz a second time. He/she receives the average of the zero and the second grade. • 2. Put a log entry into Power School so the offense is documented and one of the administrators can address the issue with the student if discipline is appropriate. • 3. Contact the parent.
Reminders • Make-up work will be sent when student returns. • 3 consecutive days absent • Dress code • No flip flops • No bare shoulders • Refer to student handbook • Classroom birthday treats • Individual servings to be shared at lunch • Food allergies
Talent Show • Third Graders may try out to perform • Students may not have more than 2 discipline slips for the year • Practices are required to perform • All paperwork must be turned in on time • Must have karaoke version of song if singing • Must be prepared at audition • Music must be on a flash drive or CD
Field Trips • Capitol and State Museum • Oct. 10th • Book and Foy • Oct. 17th • Gibney, Hinkle, andPhoenix • Oct. 24th • Gsell and Garnett • Volunteers need red badge from district office
Communication • If you have any questions or items you would like to discuss please contact your student’s teacher directly via email. • Will respond within 24 hours or sooner.