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
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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
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• 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
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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
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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.
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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
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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).
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Parent Orientation Presentation - Hudson Cliffs School PS/IS 187