Welcome Grade 3 Parent Orientation Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Ms. Amy Wittner Ms. Lambrini Luna Ms. Kim Ayuso A Typical Day in Third Grade 8:20 – 8:40 Morning Routines • • • • • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Take attendance Hand in notes Hang up coats and book bags Hand in homework 8:40 - 9:52 Literacy • Reader’s Workshop – Guided Reading : » New Common Core Curriculum: ReadyGen » Junior Great Books » Non-Fiction reading for integrated social studies project Time For Kids – Independent Reading at Fountas & Pinnell Levels • Writer’s Workshop (Integrated into ReadyGen) – Opinion Writing Unit – Fictional Narrative Unit – Report of Information Unit A Typical Day in Third Grade (continued) • Common Core Aligned: Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Workshop • Vocabulary Study through: – Junior Great Books – ReadyGen – GoMath! • Social Studies as integrated into ReadyGen • Read Aloud To Include – – Author Study of Roald Dahl Various Texts in ReadyGen A Typical Day in Third Grade (continued) 9:55 – 11:26 Math (schedules may vary) GoMath! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • • • • GoMath! Student Edition (used in class) Student Practice Book (used as homework) Math Steps Hand-outs Tests will be given after each chapter is completed 4 Minutes Timed Quizzes will be given every Friday September – Addition/Subtraction Facts October – June – Multiplication Facts A Typical Day in Third Grade (continued) 11:35 – 12:25 Lunch & Recess 12:35 – 1:08 Science – Ms. Ileana Estrada • Foss Hands-on Investigations Units Include: 1. Plant & Animal Adaptations 2. Simple Machines 3. Matter 4. Energy Third Grade Science Grading System The grade will be an average of the items listed below. • • • • Check lists Class work Science Notebook Exit Passes (2-3 questions they have to respond to at the end of the lesson) • Quizzes • Tests Science Notebook Benefits • Documentation - develops organizational skills. • Reference Document - helps students review forgotten facts. • Cognitive Engagement - writing helps students clarify what they know. Components of the Science Notebook • • • • • • Table of Contents Page numbering Date and teaching point Class notes Vocabulary words Graphs, tables and charts Contact Information • Leave a message (212) 927-8218 • E-mail me at [email protected] A Typical Day in Third Grade (continued) 1:10 – 1:30 Sustained Silent Reading (Independent Reading in Book Baggy Books) 1:35 – 2:00 Inquiry & Discussion 2:00 – 2:25 Homework 2:25 – 2:35 Pack Up & Dismissal (Please come up to the class instead of waving to your child across the schoolyard. Please do not take your child off the line.) 2:40 – 3:30 PLI Program with small group of students (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Common Planning for Teachers (Wednesdays) Specials’ Schedule Ms. Ayuso Science – Ms. Ileana Estrada 3x a Week (Mondays & Double on Thursdays) Physical Education – Mr. Esteban Diaz 2x a Week (Wednesdays & Thurdays) Music – Mr. Chris Jennings 1x a Week (Fridays) Library – Ms. Rose Ellen Neidish (Tuesdays) Specials’ Schedule Ms. Luna Science – Ms. Ileana Estrada 3x a Week (Double on Tuesdays and once on Mondays) Physical Education – Mr. Esteban Diaz 2x a Week (Mondays & Thursdays) Music – Mr. Chris Jennings 2x a Week (Wednesdays & Fridays) Library – Ms. Rose Ellen Neidish (Fridays) Specials’ Schedule Ms. Wittner Science – Ms. Ileana Estrada 3x a Week (Once on Thursdays & Double on Fridays) Physical Education – Mr. Esteban Diaz 2x a Week (Mondays & Wednesdays) Music – Mr. Chris Jennings 1x a Week (Tuesdays) Library – Ms. Rose Ellen Neidish (Wednesdays) Extras • Art with Ms. Jackie Waldman 1 cycle (some cross curricular projects with Social Studies curriculum) • Y.A.N.Y. with Ms. Ann Pasquale Young Audiences of New York: Drama Program About Homework • Homework is given nightly • Students will have literacy & math assignments every night • Students must read for 30 minutes each night • Students read from their book baggie books assigned during their literacy period • The reading chart must be marked every night, but will only be checked and collected at the end of each month. (If the children lose the chart they must notify the teacher immediately!) • If homework is too difficult for your child or is taking your child too long to complete, set up a meeting with the teacher to discuss strategies and/or accommodations that can be made. • Vacation homework will be optional with the exception of reading (no responses).