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Welcome to Third Grade

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Michelle Voccola

on 4 October 2014

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Classroom Environment
Community Roots Academy: Welcome to Third Grade

Bucket Fillers
We are Bucket Fillers in Third Grade.
We're committed to encouraging one another through compliments, positive reinforcement, and helping each other to grow academically.
Scholar Tickets
Students can receive scholar tickets for staying on task, participation, quick transitions, collaboration, doing good deeds and completing work in a timely manner.

Once receiving
5 scholar tickets
, they get a sticker on their
Scholarly Apple
. These add up to special scholarly rewards...the choice is up to them!

To the Core
Third Grade Benchmarks
FIRST PROJECT!
Studying Native American Culture
Driving Question - How can we as CRA students recreate history to honor, appreciate and value Native American culture?
How can WE make this a
memorable year?
Classroom Expectations:
*Follow Directions Quickly
* Raise Hand
* Hands and feet to self
* Make smart choices
* Be safe, be kind, be honest
CRA Code of Conduct:
Respect Others
Respect Ourselves
Respect Property
Daily Agenda
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting/Word Study
9:00-10:00 Math Workshop
(Fri-9:30-10:30)
10:00-10:40 Specials (Mon-Wed) or Vocabulary/Read Alouds (Thur)
10:40-11:05 Recess
11:10-12:20 Readers Workshop
12:20-1 Lunch
1-2 Writing
2-3 SS/Sci/Art
SPECIALS
Monday: P.E. & Music
Tuesday: Spanish
Wednesday: P.E.
Thursday: No Special
Friday: Spanish
Language Arts
Readers Workshop
* Making Connections
* Asking Questions
* Making Predictions
* Visualizing
* Synthesizing
* Inferencing

Vocabulary development
Word Study
Ongoing Read Alouds
Literature Circles & Book Clubs


Math Workshops
Writers Workshop
* Volunteers
* Experts
*Communication
Students fill out bucket fillers as time allows. How and who they 'Fill' is up to them, as well as what their 'Fills' will be. At the end of the select days we pick random fillers from the bucket and we're all filled!
Everyday Math
ST Math: Small group implementation within our regular math instruction
Tell me and I forget,
Teach me
and I remember,
Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin
Things to Discover:
How can we connect to the past in studying Native Americans?
How did Native Americans use the resources of the land to survive?
What does 'A day in the life of a Native American' look like?
How did Native Americans interact with others in their surrounding environment?
Who are individuals that have impacted and enhanced the Native American culture?
Science
Teaching
Philosophy
Provide a safe and fun learning environment for ALL.
Develop students’ potential by planning instruction that meets the academic needs of all students.
Assist students in developing good work habits, organizational skills, scholarly thinking love for learning.
Encourage a positive self-concept for all students in providing opportunity to set goals, take on challenges, make mistakes, and provide reflection time.
Engage in 21st Century Skills.
Recognize and respect individual differences.
Plan engaging tasks based on student interest.
Journal writing,
Daily Language Review/Mountain Language focusing on writing conventions
Writing Process
Narrative and Descriptive
Writing opinion pieces
Informative/Explanatory
Conducting short research projects
Author's Chair
Science and Engineering Practices:
- Asking Questions and Defining Problems
- Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
- Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- Engaging in Argument from Evidence
- Developing and Using Models
- Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
- Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Social Studies
Social Sciences:
Continuity & Change
History of Local Native American Tribes
Economics
United States Government & National Symbols
Community History
Homework...
good practice
My Homework Philosophy
Consistent Practice
Spelling (Word study)
Vocabulary Skills
FactsWise & Everyday Math
Reading Logs class & home
Raz Kids & ST Math
Writing & Grammar
Project related assignments
Wednesday modified Schedule:
Writer's Workshop 9:00-10
Special 10-10:40
Readers Workshop 11:15-12:30.
Whole class discussions of strategies and fostering higher-level math thinking
Extending learning beyond rote memory of content.
Fostering a respectful environment where students strategies are valued, appreciated, and explored by others.
Flex-groups rotate periodically between meeting with each teacher and working on computers with ST Math.
Engaging Number Talks and activities, making connections and seeing relationships among numbers
Community Roots Academy
Experience - Empower - Excel
Science Standards:
Forces and Interactions
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
Weather and Climate
Engineering and Design
Class Dojo!
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