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3rd Grade Curriculum Night

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Cassandra Romero

on 31 July 2018

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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.
Classroom Management
Mrs. Bailey
Meet the Teachers
Word Study
-Word patterns and vocabulary will be reinforced in class each week.

-Study copies will be kept in STAR binders.

Writer's Workshop
-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, Informative, and Poetry

-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

-Guided reading groups, work on writing, word work, read to someone, read to self, listen to reading, and reading centers

-Major concepts: visualizing, questioning, author's purpose, summarizing, connecting, compare and contrast, predicting, character traits, inferencing, genres

-Scholastic Orders

Science/Social Studies
-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

S.T.A.R. Binders

-What to expect for homework?

-Reading minutes
-Math facts
-Unfinished work

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.

-Binders will be checked frequently
Beyond Textbooks
-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 state standards to guide us rather than our teacher materials

-If you would like a copy of the standards that we'll be covering for the entire year, please sign the form in the back
How you can help...

-Thank you for those of you that signed up to volunteer. We will be going through volunteer sheets and we'll contact you when volunteer help is needed.

- 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 International Night
*Bailey- Spain
*Romero- Greece

-This is my sixth year teaching 3rd grade at Cambridge (THE BEST GRADE EVER!).

-I was a substitute for early childhood and K-8 at Omaha Public Schools while I completed my master's in Nebraska.

-I will be Mrs. Steagall when we return from fall break.

-Although I have no kids of my own, I have an adorable dog named Ella.

Ms. Romero
Ms. Romero's Classroom Management
-Students earn tickets and Coyote Coupons for demonstrating positive behavior

-Students will work on earning house points

-Teacher vs. Student

-Every Friday we draw 3 tickets and students
will earn scan to win coupons.

Mrs. Bailey's Classroom Management System
School/Classroom Events
STEM Night
K-3 Literacy Night
Father-Daughter Dance
Mother-Son Lunch
Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook Off
Pumpkin Carving with Grandpa
Tea with Grandma
International Night
Biosphere 2 field trip (Fundraising ideas)
Reading camp out
Poetry Slam
Spring Carnival
Famous American Wax Museum

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

Get our school's app
Add Mrs. Bailey or Ms. Romero
Classroom contract
Logical Consequences
Individual Reinforcement Plans
Coyote Coupons for demonstrating positive behavior.
-Students will take the AzMerit (writing, reading and math) when we return from spring break.

-Make sure you are working with your children at home.

-Students will be participating in Computer- Based Testing (CBT) this year.

-Resources will be sent out ahead of time to help prepare your student, but we will be preparing the students all year with quality instruction.

-Practice tests available on the Arizona Education website:

"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.

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. 

Students are not allowed to get in the car until you have pulled all the way up to the teachers. If you are late to pick up your child, they will be sent to after care.

For your children’s  SAFETY, students ARE NOT allowed to cross the parking lot alone. Teachers cannot walk your children across the 
parking lot.  

If you need to meet with us, please wait until after the car line.
∙         Uniform shirts may be purchased anywhere, but shirts must be embroidered with  the Cambridge logo.

Polo colors may be red, white, navy, light blue, teal, black, gray or gold. 

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.

Dress Down Friday is typically the first Friday of the month. Students may wear what they want for $1.
Tutoring is by invitation only. Thursdays will be our scheduled tutoring day. We will meet from 3:15-4:00. Invitations will be sent home by Friday, August 3rd.

- This is my 2nd year teaching 3rd grade. I have worked in early childhood education for 25 years.

- I graduated from Kendall College with an undergraduate degree in ECE. I will be graduating from ASU with a Master's of Education in December.

I have lived in Arizona since 1996.

-I taught internationally at the American School of Kuwait.

- I love spending time with my family!
-Students will be participating in a Book Tower Challenge. Our goal is to have each student read 40 books by the end of the school year. Students will be able to track their progress through a graph in the classroom to provide supportive motivation.
Book Tower Challenge
-Our school will be implementing a new STEM curriculum called Rozzy.

-Friday is dedicated to STEM exploration.

-Students also have access to STEM Bins.

-Students will have daily learning opportunities on the Dell laptops.
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