Back to School Night! A Little About Me: This is my second year at Ivy Academia teaching Third Grade. Prior to Ivy, I taught 4th grade and 2nd grade at LAUSD, and intervention to 9-12th grade in Oxnard, CA I went to school here at California State University, Northridge for both my BA in liberal Studies and my teaching credential. Back To School Agenda #1: Conferences: Scheduled Parent / Teacher Conferences are in October Please let me know if there is any other time that you would like to have a conference throughout the year. Just e-mail me and we can arrange it : [email protected] Office hours: M-Th ( 7:45-8:00 A.M. and 2:45 P.M.-3:00 P.M) Back To School Agenda #2: Pick Up and Drop off School starts at 8:15 A.M. Please be in line ready to learn If late, please have son/daughter go directly to the office for tardy slip Please pick up your son or daughter from the classroom at 2:45 P.M. At 3:00 P.M. We meet at the stairs for any students that are not picked up on time Back To School Agenda #3: Volunteers: Check your e-mails please. I like to communicate via e-mail, please inform me soon if this is not a good way to send out classroom news and information. Whenever there is a project or assistance needed, I will send out an email. Just respond to the email and I will sign you up. Volunteer Hours: 25 hours for one child & 40 hours for more than one child I love classroom helpers, if you wish to be a room mom/dad, please sign for a specific date and time that works best for you. Back To School Agenda #4: Birthdays: (no food containing nuts) Please, no birthday invitations delivered to school unless there is one invitation for every child in the class. Otherwise, feel free to use the class roster to mail invitations to specific families. Thank you for your understanding. If you wish to have a party, please email me in advance. We only celebrate at the end of the day starting at 2:30 of the date we organize together. Back To School Agenda #5: Ivy Community: Ivy Community = student run businesses, where the children learn about product development, business operations, people skills, etc. . Ivy Community will take place on Friday afternoons, when we are in our Friday Formal Attire. Ivy Community has already begun and shopping will start in November. Back To School Agenda #6: Emergency Kits Emergency Cards Shared Support Agreement Please bring them in ASAP. Check the Ivy Website because they are all electronic Please fill out my personal info cards as well Thank you to those who have turned them in already. Back To School Agenda #7: Behavior: This year I will be using a positive behavior support plan. The class will always have a character trait which we are focusing on mastering. These traits will change and be chosen according to classroom need. Students who are displaying positive behavior will earn compliments and awards. We have a behavior chart, students that are showing professionalism in the classroom move up the chart to Prefect, and students that are showing unwanted behavior move down the chart. Students that go down to “Howler” will have a red card home where the student fills out the card and parent signs. Please talk to your student regarding the unwanted behavior in the classroom. Back To School Agenda #8: Four Things : For every lesson there will be four things discussed: 1) Entrepreneurial Standards: (How does this lesson relate to being an entrepreneur?) 2) Essential Questions: (What do we need to learn from this lesson?) 3) California State Standards: (What do we need to know in 3rd grade?) 4) Depth and Complexity: (How can we think in a more deep and complex way?) Back To School Agenda #9: Third Grade Curriculum: Language Arts Our curriculum is from CKLA, incbedded is Social Studies and Science We will be reading of fiction and non-fiction literature Implement strategies to improve comprehension and fluency. Students study classic novels including poetry and several non-fiction pieces. Distinguish the structural features of a text, and connect those to literary elements. Write clear coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing shows they consider the audience and purpose. They also write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. Student demonstrate complex and critical thinking skills buy applying depth and complexity icons. Science Inquiry based program that provides hands on investigation as well as problem solving skills. Physical Science: Electricity and magnetism are related effects that have many useful applications in everyday life Life Science All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow Earth Science The phases of the moon Investigation and Experimentation Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations Math Third graders are expected to know the basic facts of addition, subtraction. Multiplication, division and multi-digit multiplication and division problems will be introduced as a bridge to fourth grade. Students will work beyond the thousands with place value, complete functions with decimals, and will grow comfortable with fraction problems. Solving complex math problems is an important academic focus and will continue to utilize depth and complexity icons as a guide. They will study Geometry and Measurement and collect, represent, and analyze data to answer questions. Social Studies Students explore the rich communities and relate them to their own environment. They will demonstrate an understanding of government structure. Students learn how diverse people and cultures continue to influence our state Students will refer to multiple perspective icon to discuss different views in the community. Back To School Agenda #10: Homework : Is online via IXL.com or achieve3000.com Students are to check my web page for the work 20 minutes reading via reading log Spelling words (Know the spelling) Vocabulary (be familiar enough to do know how to use the word in a sentence) Multiplication facts: the first weeks of school will be the facts 2-12. Please work with your son/daughter to help memorize them. Back To School Agenda #11: Number Grades: 4 3 2 1 Excelling at the Standard Meeting the Standard Progressing toward the Standard Not Meeting the Standard Back To School Agenda #12: Field Trips: We are planning on going on four trips. These are still uncertain as we make plans/arrangements with the locations The Chumash Museum LA Opera The Arboretum Santa Monica-Heal the Bay Back To School Agenda #13: Comments / Thoughts / Questions: Thank You for Coming!