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Welcome to 3rd Grade

Open House Presentation
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Aaron Van Borek

on 10 December 2013

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Welcome to 3rd Grade
with Mr. VB
3rd Grade:
THE BIG PICTURE

Who is Mr. VB?
Teaching Philosophies
OPEN HOUSE
Overview of our classroom activities & learning
Our Learning Family
Classroom Management
Student Support & Notices
3rd Grade is an incredible adventure in learning and a year that shapes future educational habits. It's a time for students to sharpen their sense of self, develop independence and organization, begin to pursue personal passions, and take charge of their own learning. We play a pivotal role as a team (teacher and parents) in enuring that each student progresses, unlocks their potential, and reaches new heights.
3rd Grade Curriculum
Semester 2
Portuguese & Support
Our Learning Family
3rd Grade Curriculum
Semester 1
3rd Grade Curriculum & Assessment
Communication & Technology
A Team: Between Home and School
Who is Mr. VB?
Mr. VB's Teaching Philosophy and Goals
-Make every student feel safe, important, valued, and loved
-Empower each student to be a risk-taker, feeling confident and capable ("It's difficult, but I can still do it!")
-Students enjoy learning, are curious & identify personal passions
-Instill the values and skills of appreciation, collaboration, inclusion, and communication (and manners!)
-Help students to dream bigger and set higher goals
("Show me your best. I know you can do better!")
-Utilize technology & the arts to express ourselves & create motivation
-Ensure the needs of all students are being met (differentiation)
JOURNEYS
MIGRATION
CULTURE
What is culture? How does culture enrich our lives?
INTERDEPENDENCE:
Ecosystems & Foodwebs
Who do we depend on? Who depends on us?
Where are we? How did we get here? Why are we here?
How does a person become a part of our community and country?
How are children around the world similar and different?
EXPERIENCE THIS!
EARTH'S MATERIALS
THE PHYSICS OF SOUND
What is sound? How can we change pitch and volume?
CHANGEMAKERS
Leaders & Heroes
How can a person make a difference
in their community?
In the shoes of a Scientist & Leader
21 curious, enthusiastic, and sweet children
Breakdown: 12 girls, 9 boys
Nationalities: Brazilian (13), American (3), Korean (2), Argentinian (2), Mexican (1).
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Korean, Mandarin, Hebrew.
Technology & Communication
emails, parent conferences, meetings
#1: the blog!
makeithappenwithmrvb.blogspot.com
The Classroom
The Schedule
Notices
Teamwork
Text-rich, inviting, friendly, supportive, learning anchors, student-centered, collaborative, conflict resolution, clear expectations & boundaries, rewards
During Open House
we will be in the
Lower School Library

Bobbie Jo Olio Neubern
Substitute OLC Teacher- Third Grade

Fernanda Oppenheimer Fleury
OLC Teacher- Third Grade

OLC rooms are in I-7 (above the Lower
School Office)

Optimal Learning Center (OLC)

Português Regular

PLA – Português Língua Adicional

Van Borek’s class

Mari Formicola

3o Ano Português

Paula Berlinck

Diversity of Activities & Learning=Supporting the Whole Child
Questions?
THANK YOU!
We are a team! So how can you help?

-Be available, check agenda & log
-Check our class blog often!
-Help study word patterns/sorts, read together
-Build a positive self-image of your child
-Help practice math facts & Homelinks work
-Help your child be in class by 8:00 AM
-Emphasize the importance of homework, reading,
and best efforts
-Encourage use of technology!
-SPEAK ENGLISH & immerse them in it!
-Encourage inquiry & their curiosity
-Get involved in the classroom
BIRTHDAYS
Birthdays are special days! If you
would like to celebrate your child’s
birthday in class please send me a
note or email at least 1 day before. I will set aside 15 minutes at the end of FRIDAY to celebrate (Handbook rules).

If you are planning a party outside of school, we kindly ask that you distribute invitations outside of the classroom unless the entire class is invited. This helps us avoid hurt feelings in the classroom.

A kid at heart
A family man
Artist &
Filmmaker
Traveler
Assessment & Report Cards
Homework
40 minutes from Monday-Thursday
(20 minutes reading in English,
20 minutes spelling/Math Homelinks)
Why can't one live without the other?
Why do people value some rocks over others?
How do properties of matter determine their use?
If a tree falls in the forest when no one is around, does it make a sound?

We assess your child’s progress in many ways.
You can get a good idea of how your child is doing through:
Student Portfolios
Rubrics
Assignments and Projects
Interim Reports
Report Cards
Conferences
MAP Scores

Please check progress & report cards on Veracross regularly. Report cards are a great opportunity for reflection & goals setting (a celebration of accomplishments and a roadmap for improvement).

Laptops, iPads, Google Docs, and more...
Welcome Parents!
I will be in the Library if
you’d like to meet me.

Carla Maia
Lower School Counselor

ELL Program
(English Language Learner)

Cary Varela
3rd - 5th


Vanessa Carvalho
Assistant Teacher
1st - 5th



ELL Program Open House
Thurs. Sept. 26th
8:30 am
Teachers’ Cafeteria

Parents of ELLs
Come meet us tonight!
Library


Canadian
Naturalist
Camp Counsellor
Adventurer
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