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Back to School Night: 12-13
Transcript of Back to School Night: 12-13
Back to School Night
3rd Grade Room 19
Round Meadow Elementary School
UC Irvine - GO ANTEATERS!
Classroom experience - 5/6 combo and 2/3 combo
Proud big sister to four siblings
A Little About Me...
Philosophy & Approach
-> Child-centered learning
-> Engaging and meaningful tasks
-> High expectations
-> Safety for all
-> Student ownership for learning and
-> RESPONSIBILITY and INDEPENDENCE
-> Life-long learners, critical
thinkers, and problem solvers
-> Come to class with a good attitude and ready to learn
-> Be on task
-> Ask questions
Goal: Promote personal responsibility for their actions, increase motivation, safety, and TEAMWORK
- Raffle tickets
- Classroom Mystery
- Praise, compliments,
and Pride in accomplishments
- SNAP Box
- Behavioral Binder (BB)
-> Language Arts
-> Social Science
Textbook: Houghton Mifflin
TIME for Kids
"In 1945, the average American student between the ages of six and fourteen had a written vocabulary of 25,000 words. Today, that vocabulary has shrunk to about 10,000 words."
Problem Solving and Application
Mental Math -> works on efficiency as well as accuracy
Problem Solving/Logical Thinking
Math Reflective Journal
States of Matter
Crayfish in the classroom?
Economic reasoning skills
Expect math homework every night Monday - Thursday
Reading is key! 30 minutes minimum/night (including weekends)
Goals are the same, while homework may not be the
INDEPENDENCE! Academically and socially
First year with letter grades
Homework almost every night
What's New in 3rd Grade?
We love our parent volunteers!
Volunteer schedule is NOT on a "first come, first serve" basis.
Small group helpers for RtI, Writer's Workshop, and Reader's Workshop will be added once we establish our routine and daily flow.
* Please see handout for additional information and sign-up form.