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Welcome to Third Grade
Transcript of Welcome to Third Grade
Community Roots Academy: Welcome to Third Grade
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.
Students can receive scholar tickets for staying on task, participation, quick transitions, collaboration, doing good deeds and completing work in a timely manner.
5 scholar tickets
, they get a sticker on their
. These add up to special scholarly rewards...the choice is up to them!
To the Core
Third Grade Benchmarks
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
*Follow Directions Quickly
* Raise Hand
* Hands and feet to self
* Make smart choices
* Be safe, be kind, be honest
CRA Code of Conduct:
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting/Word Study
9:00-10:00 Math Workshop
10:00-10:40 Specials (Mon-Wed) or Vocabulary/Read Alouds (Thur)
11:10-12:20 Readers Workshop
Monday: P.E. & Music
Thursday: No Special
* Making Connections
* Asking Questions
* Making Predictions
Ongoing Read Alouds
Literature Circles & Book Clubs
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!
ST Math: Small group implementation within our regular math instruction
Tell me and I forget,
and I remember,
Involve me and I learn.
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?
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.
Daily Language Review/Mountain Language focusing on writing conventions
Narrative and Descriptive
Writing opinion pieces
Conducting short research projects
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
Continuity & Change
History of Local Native American Tribes
United States Government & National Symbols
My Homework Philosophy
Spelling (Word study)
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
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
Forces and Interactions
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits
Weather and Climate
Engineering and Design