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3rd Grade Curriculum Night
Transcript of 3rd Grade Curriculum Night
What's happening in 3rd Grade?
Thank you for joining us! This year has started off great. We are really excited to share what has been going on in our classrooms, and what your children will be doing this year!
Thank you for coming!!
-If you have any questions feel free ask them now or send us an email.
Meet the Teachers
-Word patterns and vocabulary will be reinforced in class each week.
-Study copies will be kept in STAR binders.
-We will begin the year with students learning how to write a proper sentence. By the end of they year students will be writing a research paper on a famous person.
-Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, Expository, and Poetry
-This is the first year students will be tested on writing for the state of Arizona (AZMerit).
-Daily math entries in notebook
-Math differentiated to students' levels
-Students should have mastered addition and subtraction facts by the end of 2nd grade. By the end of 3rd grade, they should master multiplication and division facts 0-12
Major concepts: multiplication, division, fractions, elapsed time, area, perimeter, rounding, multi-step word problems
-Parent Night ?
Guided reading groups, work on writing, word work, read to someone, read to self, listen to reading, and reading centers
-Donations for Lit. Sets
-Major concepts: visualizing, questioning, author's purpose, summarizing, connecting, compare and contrast, predicting, character traits, inferencing, genres
-Our week will be divided into two science lessons and two social studies lessons.
-Major units: new world explorers, ancient civilization, government, economics, Holidays around the world, immigration, civil rights, famous americans, living and non-living things, food chains, ecosystems, fossils, and science investigation
-Team building with STEM activities
-What to expect for homework?
-New school wide homework policy
Reading & Math Facts
-Students should be reading at least 25 minutes a night. Projects dependent upon reading will be completed in class.
-Math facts should be practiced 15 minutes a night on MobyMax.
-Binders will be checked frequently
-We will be using Beyond Textbooks again this year
-It provides us with a curriculum map, so we can effectively teach all the essential standards to prepare them for 4th grade
-Curriculum Map helps us use the Common Core Standards to guide us rather than our teacher materials
Parent/Teacher Communication Logs
-Please write any questions or concerns in the communication logs. Our preferred method of communication is through email.
-If you do leave a note please make sure you have your child tell us.
How you can help...
-Thank you for those of you that signed up to volunteer. We will be utilizing you throughout the year.
- Donating food for Rocky when we have Green Team because our class is responsible for feeding Rocky that week (He LOVES fruit & green veggies!)
-Be thinking of ideas for Leap Into Literature
-Romero- Charlotte's Web
-This is my fiftth year teaching 3rd grade at Cambridge.
-Substitute for early childhood and K-8 at Omaha Public Schools while I completed my master's in Nebraska.
-Although I have no kids of my own, I have an adorable dog named Ella.
Ms. Romero's Classroom Management
-Students earn tickets and Coyote Coupons for demonstrating positive behavior
-Students are also rewarded for having the behavior dots on their desk
-Every other Friday we draw 5 tickets and students get their choice of classroom coupons
Mrs. Bailey's Classroom Management System
-Famous American Wax Museum
-Biosphere 2 field trip
-Reading camp out
- Donuts for Dad & Muffins for Mom
We have school-wide behavior expectations for the playground, office, walkways, cafeteria, and classroom
Our classroom has specific expectations as well
Failure to follow these expectations will result in a consequence (See 2nd-3rd offenses and consequence document)
Students following the TRACKS will be rewarded
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- 1st year teaching 3rd grade, 25 years working in early childhood education.
- Graduated from Kendall College with undergraduate degree, graduating from ASU with Master's of Education in December.
- I have lived in Arizona since June 1996.
-Taught internationally at the American School of Kuwait.
- I love spending time with my family!
-If you haven't already heard or noticed, our school is going paperless
-Please let us know if you have a question or concern about our new homework changes
Class Goals and Incentives
Individual Reinforcement Plans
Coyote Coupons for demonstrating positive behavior.
-Students will take the writing portion the last week of March. Reading and math will be taken in April.
-Make sure you are working with your children at home.
-Study packets will be sent out beforehand to prepare your student.
"I promise to believe half of what your child tells me, if you promise to believe half of what your child tells you."
Drop Off and Pick up
If the gates are closed in the morning, students must be signed in. They are tardy at 8:01am.
DROP OFF: When dropping off in the morning
PLEASE pull all the way up to the teachers. Do not let
children out of the car before you have reached a teacher.
PICK UP: PLEASE DO NOT get in the line before your
child’s release time. If you are in line early you WILL be asked to get out of line until the appropriate time.
Students are not allowed to get in the car until you have pulled all the way up to the teachers. If you are late picking up your child, please park on the side street and walk up.
For your children’s SAFETY, students ARE NOT allowed to cross the parking lot alone. Teachers cannot walk your children across the parking lot.
∙ Uniform shirts may be purchased anywhere and then MUST be embroidered
Originals or purchased at the school’s resale shop. Polo colors may be red, white,
navy, light blue, teal, black, gray or gold. Shirts must be embroidered with the Cambridge logo.
∙ Bottoms can be black, navy, khaki or gray and must not be athletic type
pants. Leggings are NOT permitted unless they are under dresses or skirts.
∙ Uniforms cannot be ripped, torn or embellished.
∙ Jackets and coats intended to be worn in the classroom must be uniform
∙ No flip flops. Sandals must have a heel strap.
∙ Shorts and skirts cannot be shorter than the student’s fingertips when arms are extended down and shoulders are relaxed.
∙ NO DENIM! (EXCEPT ON FRIDAYS)*** Friday’s are “Coyote Spirit” days.
Students may wear their uniform shirts, Coyote Spirit shirts or any college
tshirt. Denim may be worn on Fridays as well.
Tutoring is by invitation only. Stay tuned for more information.