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Welcome to Third Grade

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Marlo Dentice-Johnson

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About Mrs. DJ...
*Grew up Brookfield, WI
*Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education with minors in math and social studies from UWM.
*Master of Education-Professional Development from UW-LaCrosse.
*14th year teaching and 3rd year teaching in Elmbrook.

Welcome to 3rd Grade!
Mrs. Dentice-Johnson and Mrs. Scheunemann
3rd grade - Room 235 and 233
denticem@elmbrookschools.org, scheunej@elmbrookschools.org
phone:
(262) 781-5280
Words Their Way:
*Individualized - focuses
on student spelling
abilities and needs
*Flexible grouping
*Weekly assessments
Math Workshop:
Bridges
Goal Writing
Learner Profiles
Aleks & Dream Box
Science:
FOSS Science
Investigations - Measurement, Rocks and Minerals and Electricity and Magnetism
Group projects
Maps and Globes
Cultures
Environment
Economics

Social Studies:
Technology is integrated into all subjects:
Math - DreamBox, BrainPop, Xtra math, thatquiz.org and ALEKS
Reading - Edmodo, E-Pubs, Kidblog, Storybook Maker
Science - Keynote projects, Kahoot and Socrative
Social Studies - E-Pubs, Timeliner and Keynotes
Writing - Pages, Numbers, Word, Excel and Storybook Maker
All Subjects - Google Classroom for Learner Profile and Goal Setting
Reader's Workshop:
Mini Lessons
Read-a-louds
Strategy Groups
Goal Writing
Reading Log
Learner Profiles
Writer's Workshop:
Goal Writing
Units of Study
Grammar
Journal Writing
Words Their Way
Cursive
MSO
High Interest Day
Nature Center - April
Halquist Quarry
Survive Alive
FedEx
Discovery World

We will be implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in addition to our CARE (Community, Attitude, Respect, and Empathy) philosophy.
PBIS
*Family - Cliff (my husband), Liam and Snowball
*I love to go camping, to play sports, go to the gym and hang out with my friends and family.
PBIS focuses on setting common expectations which are followed in every area of the school. Our three expectations of Be Safe, Teamwork, and Be Responsible are clearly defined in the classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, lunch, playground, and assemblies.
STAR Time - Once a month all school STAR time
Mixed grade level groups
All students would be involved in the same lesson
All staff would be involved
Days/Times would rotate
Weekly classroom STAR time remains (3 of the 4 weeks a month)

We also have strategies in place to address situations when expected behavior is not demonstrated in a particular setting
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Field Trips:
About Mrs. Scheunemann...
*Marquette University
*19th year in Elmbrook, but fourth at Burleigh
*Husband Steve
*Two children: Zack freshman in high school and Alie is in 6th grade
*Two labs, Dallas and Austin, new kitten
*Volunteer for the Lab Connection Resue
*Reading, walking, spending time with friends and family
Personalized Learning
We use a workshop model for Literacy and Math which allows us to individualize instruction for all students
Students will set goals based on expected outcomes and measure their progress along the way.
Students utilize technology on a daily basis to access resources and meet their individual needs

Intervention/Extension
Each grade level has a half hour time, four days per week, when students are grouped based on their specific needs. May focus on reading, writing, math, or behavior.
Some students may receive an intervention in an area that has been identified as a need. Others may participate in an extension activity.
Teachers meet weekly and use assessments to plan activities and monitor student progress. They then make changes to the groups or activities as necessary.

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

Encourage students to take risks and not be afraid of failure.
We will focus on praising effort
Intelligence is not fixed, everyone can make growth.

Inclusive Practice...
Inclusion means educating all students, full time in general education settings, regardless of their needs or skill level. Inclusive practices involve the adaptation of classroom activities and structures to facilitate student access and engagement.
Website: Weebly
http://mdjsclassroom.weebly.com

WHY...
Closely aligned to state standards
Rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners
Focused on developing deep understanding of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems
Compliments our workshop framework of opening, mini lesson, work time, and reflection

What will you see:
Problem solving centered curriculum
Strong emphasis on the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Combination of whole group, small group, and independent activities

Key Components:
Problems and Investigations
Work Places
Number Corner
Home Connection (2-3 times per week-varies by grade and unit)

Upcoming District Math Parent Information Nights
(6:00-7:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 19 at Brookfield Elementary

Tuesday, September 27 at Dixon Elementary
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