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3rd Grade Curriculum Night

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Cassandra Romero

on 2 August 2016

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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
Ms. Wiig
Meet the Teachers
Word Study
-15 pattern words to study at home (included in student's planner)

-5 vocabulary words that correlate with current content that we are learning

-Both tests will be on Thursday

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 American.

-Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, Expository, and Poetry

-This is the first year students will be tested on writing for the state of Arizona (AZMerit).
-Interactive Notebooks

-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, multi-step word problems
-Daily Five: Guided reading groups, work on writing, word work, read to someone, read to self, listen to reading

-Donations for Lit. Sets

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

Science/Social Studies
-We will be rotating Social Studies and Science units

-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

Students will be keeping
track of their homework and school work.
Spelling words will also be written here.
These are going to be checked every morning for a parent signature.

-Please check your child's homework folder on Monday.
-Homework will be due Thursday morning.
-Students are responsible for coming in and asking for help before/after school Monday-Wednesday.
-Homework pages should take no longer than an hour to complete. If there seems to be difficulty completing homework within the given time frame please notify your child's teacher, so we can make accommodations as needed.

-What to expect for homework?

-Reading minutes
-Math Facts
-Math Review & Reading
-Monthly book projects

Reading & Math Logs!!!!
-Make sure your child is reading their goals.

-Record reading in your child's binder

-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 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 International Night.

-Classroom Party Room Parent & Volunteers

-This is my fourth year teaching 3rd grade at Cambridge.

-Substitute for early childhood and K-8 at Omaha Public Schools while I completed my master's.

-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 earn tickets for coming prepared to class each day

-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

-I look for awesome behavior each day for our VIP seat

-Brag Tags for goals, behavior, and special occasions
Ms. Wiig's Classroom Management System
School/Classroom Events
-Famous American Wax Museum

-Poetry Slam

-Biosphere 2 field trip
(Fundraising ideas)

-Spring Carnival

-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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-3rd Year teaching, but my 2nd year teaching 3rd grade.

- Graduated from Wayne State College and enrolled at University of Phoenix for Curriculum and Instruction

- I have lived in Arizona since June 2016

-From Papillion, NE where I taught 4th grade for one year and 6th for another year

- I have a 4 month old Callie Hope and 4 year old Chance. My Fur babies
-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
Positive Reinforcement
Safe Seat
Flexible Seating Clips
-Students will take Arizona's state test in April.

-They will be tested on Reading, Writing, and Math.

-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."
There will be times that your child will have the opportunity to bring in technology from home. Please make sure the device is secured safely and the child leaves it in his/her backpack. Teachers are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

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 by Arid Zone
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 on Tuesdays after school until 4:00pm
Ms. Wiig-ELA
Ms. Romero-Math
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