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  1. Welcome to Third Grade! Back to School Night Mrs. Robin Ciccone Room 207 2014 – 2015

  2. The 411 • rciccone@chatham-nj.org • Emergency Messages, please call SBS Main Office (973) 457-2509 • Please send in a note if there is a change in your child’s dismissal route

  3. Room Mothers • Please contact them if you are interested in volunteering for special events, holiday parties and field trips. Mrs. Hay and Mrs. Parekh

  4. Have FUN while learning! Class Goals Responsibility Self Confidence Respect others Organization

  5. Unit 1 Skills for Learning Unit 2 Empathy Unit 3 Emotion Management Unit 4 Problem Solving This is our pilot year , many of the lessons included in the program have always been taught in our school but this is now in a formal and sequential format.

  6. Welcome to 3rd Grade… • Battle of the Books • Continental Math League and Academic Vocabulary • Trips: Bronx Zoo and Waterloo Village • Technology (Chrome Books, Tech. Lab, Document Camera, Voice Amp. System, Smartboard) • January – Almost all cursive handwriting • PARCC Dates: March and May 2015

  7. Typical Day in Room 207 • Jobs/Morning Assignment (It is VERY important the students arrive ON time) • Daily Comprehension review • Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Spelling) • Math • Lunch

  8. Typical Day Continued… • D.E.A.R. • Science and Social Studies • Specials

  9. Our Specials’ Schedule Tuesday Monday Wednesday Health 10:15 – 10:55 Gym 1:20 – 2:00 Music 10:15 – 10:50 Design & Technology 1:20-2:00 Art 10:15 – 10:55 Friday Thursday Gym 1:20 – 2:00 Library 10:15 – 10:50

  10. Language Arts • English Language Arts- includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, grammar, handwriting, conferencing, book talks, Inquiry and Literature Circles… • Writer’s Notebook and Anthology • Handwriting – Zaner-Bloser • Comprehension Clubs • Words Their Way (Spelling / Word Study) • Grammar lessons - Authentic

  11. Design and Technology What are we doing? Ms. Stojanov (Ms. S) sstojanov@chatham-nj.org Thematic Curriculum 2014-2015 Kindergarten: A Home for All Seasons 1st Grade: Agriculture Around Us 2nd Grade: Our Environment, Our Health 3rd Grade: Every Drop Matters

  12. The Engineering Design Process What is the problem? How could you make your solution better? What are possible solutions? Follow your plan and build your solution. What will your solution look like?

  13. Math All Around Us… • Pearson Program (Visit www.pearsonsuccessnet.com ) • We follow our curriculum and exceed CCSS • Concepts include: algebra, addition and subtraction (with and without regrouping), place value, geometry, decimals, fractions, measurement, time, money, multiplication… • Timed tests for Basic Facts! • PROBLEM SOLVING!

  14. Science and Social Studies • Social Studies • New Jersey: • History • Physical and cultural environment • Geography and map skills • Government • Economy Science • Chemistry/Matter- Mrs. Rosenstein • Weather – Mrs. Tromonda • Living Things (Life cycles of plants/animals) – Mrs. Izsa • Physics/Pushes and Pulls – Mrs. Scrittorale • Earth Science/Rocks & Minerals – Mrs. Noonan • Astronomy/Solar System – Mrs. Ciccone

  15. Homework • Reading and Spelling– • Monday - Thursday • Math– • Monday - Thursday • Weekly Reading Response and/or Writing Prompt • Please sign homework and initial agenda • Feel free to help your child correct his/her homework Please be involved with the homework, this will show your child that homework is important to you!

  16. Discipline • Keep it as positive as possible, but a child’s behavior should not get in the way of anyone’s learning. • Parents will be notified of any behavior concerns as soon as possible. Together, we will work through any situation. Bones Tickets Kernels

  17. FAQ • How do we celebrate birthdays? In an effort to create healthy birthday celebrations, our school has a “no-food” policy. To celebrate a child’s special day, suggestions include the donation of a book or an educational game to the classroom or the school library in honor of the birthday child. Your child will still be sung to and will have the opportunity to visit Mr. Gardella’s Treasure Chest. • What about snacks? A healthy, simple snack is best. Snack time has a ten minute spot in our schedule. Please send it in a bag or container separate from lunch. Snacks may not be shared because of possible allergies. Peanut free snacks. • All medications must be administered by our nurse, Karen Leister…even cough drops.

  18. Field Trip • Waterloo Village (Nov. 13th) • Bronx Zoo – (June)

  19. Important! • Emergencies:If there is an emergency that requires a change during the school day, please phone the office and ASK THE SECRETARY TO PHONE MY CLASSROOM WITH THE MESSAGE. • Bus Students: The school policy states that a “bus child” is a “bus child” without a note even if the child says otherwise. A child scheduled for an Enrichment Class will be sent to the class unless there is a note stating otherwise. • Appropriate clothing for recess please!

  20. Important Information- • S.B.S. Birthday policy • Communication – e-mail or notices • Web page – www.chatham-nj.org (Go to Southern Boulevard and click on Staff Pages tab) • Fall Conferences – December 2, 3, and 4 (12:35 dis.) • 3-C homework policy – Approximately 20 - 30 minutes, not including the reading for the month.

  21. Thank you for coming… I look forward to a wonderful year together. Before you leave, please make sure you: *Check in with our Fabulous Room Moms! *Sign up for a conference time *Write a note back to your child