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  1. Welcome to Room 24! Building bridges between school and home.

  2. How to build bridges that will last a lifetime:

  3. Communicate.

  4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! • Call me at school at 272-8596 (direct classroom number) • Email me at: mth13@scasd.org • Call my cell phone (570) 660-1663 (between 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.)

  5. Become involved

  6. Volunteer • Here are some ways in which you can help: • Volunteer on a weekly basis (same time, same day) • Become a homeroom parent (plan parties, call for volunteers, start the phone tree, etc.) • Volunteer for special events (could be messy) • Come and have lunch with your child (no reservations needed (unless you want to order lunch)

  7. Help your child with homework

  8. Homework • There will be homework every day, Monday through Thursday. • Please check your child’s homework planner and sign every night. • Word Study • Cursive • Math • Reading • Other Projects (Occasionally)

  9. Family Journal • Sent home Friday • Students write a minimum of five sentences about the week • Written in letter format- can be to anyone! • Person must write back • Anything can be added! This is a personal collection of 3rd grade memories and a great way to communicate with others about what is happening in school!

  10. Grading • Homework Assignments: • ✓+Submitted on time, well done, neat, complete, 90% correct • ✓Handed in on time, complete, 80% correct • ✓- Late, incomplete, or mostly incorrect • Tests & Quizzes: • Traditional grading scale, point value will vary • Projects & Activities: • Assessed with rubrics that are specific to the particular task • Please refer to the SCASD grade profile for details about how letter grades are assigned

  11. Donate materials

  12. Party supplies • Classroom supplies • Tissues • Materials related to the units

  13. Visit us

  14. Come in for lunch. • Come in to the classroom and visit for a while. • Visit our web page. • Stop by and say hello at the end of the day.

  15. Units of Study • Japan/Air and Aviation • Africa/Ecosystems • Festival of the Arts/Energy of Electricity

  16. Scholastic Book Orders • I will send book orders once a month, except in October because of the PTO Book Fair. • Order Online! • Create username and password • Enter class code • View Catalog • Choose books • Purchase! • Can still submit order form with money to me

  17. Math • Math Expressions • Math Facts • IXL • MAP • http://www.scasd.org//Domain/38

  18. Math • Third year of the program, Math Expressions • Mix of traditional and conceptual • TWO books: Homework and Classwork • Switch for Math- well-constructed instructional groups • Helping the students stay more organized  • Fact Fluency: Daily (Xtramath)

  19. Specials • Monday – PE 8:50-9:30 • Tuesday – Music 8:50-9:30 • Wednesday – Library 8:50-9:30 • Thursday – Art 8:50-9:30 • Lunch – 12:20-12:55 • Recess – Every day 11:50-12:15 • Book Buddies – Tuesday 2:20-2:40

  20. Technology Laptops: Macbooks • IXL, Typing Pal • GoogleDocs • Presentations • Research • Email

  21. Laptop Cart

  22. MAP: Measure of Academic Progress • 3x a year • Math and Reading • Computer-based • PSSAs • Given in March (?) • Math, Reading and *Writing* • Paper-based

  23. Behavioral Expectations • Citizenship Skills • In room 24 we will respect each other, care about each other, and resolve our conflicts. • Discussed what being a good citizen means • Responsible, Honest, Fair, Caring, Respectful • RESPECT • Ourselves, each other, classroom, school

  24. PAWS • Promote Kindness • Act Responsibly • Work Hard • Show Respect • School Wide • Earn tickets in recognition of PAWSitive behavior (positive) • Yellow ticket goes home for parent recognition! • White gets collected, one “winner” each week • Tangible and intangible awards, announced over loudspeaker on Monday! • Classroom Behavior System: Earn marbles every day to earn a special privilege.