```Welcome To Third Grade!
Miss D’Andrea
Room 18
Miss D’Andrea’s Class!
-- “Reach for the Stars!” If you’d like to donate
something inexpensive to our class, please reach
for a star in the small red bag for items that we are
in need of!
-- Take a look around :)
A Typical Day
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Focus:
– Independence
– Personal
Responsibility
– Community
Values
Each Child’s
Supporting Roles
• Miss D’Andrea - Classroom Teacher
• Mrs. Troccolo - Special Education Teacher (at least 1
hour per day)
• Mrs. Artigas - Special Education Aide (all day)
• Mrs. Rose - Special Education Aide (1 hour per day)
Starting The Day…
Choose Lunch
Math
Concept:
Graphing!
Hand In Homework
Time For Morning Work
Word Study (Spelling)
• Words Their Way spelling program
• Spelling lists
at each
students’
instructional level!
Students gather for a mini lesson,
where we teach a strategy…
Then they go off and read on their own
for a minimum of 20 minutes.
During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I
have small group instruction or oneon-one conferences with students.
Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
• According to the CT State Standards, students are to
read and respond to 25 JUST RIGHT books this year!
• Students are to read for a minimum of 15 (later will
become 20 then 30) minutes each night
• Students are to log their reading EVERY DAY
• More importantly, students are to
Writer’s Workshop
Students gather for a mini lesson,
where we teach a strategy…
Then they go off and
write on their own for a
minimum of 20 minutes.
During this time, Mrs. Troccolo and I
have small group instruction or oneon-one conferences with students.
Lastly, we will come back together for our closing share.
Math
•Place Value
•Pictorial Representations of
Numbers
•Models for Operations
•Basic Facts
•Decimals, Fractions
•Word Problems
•Estimation
•Geometry and Measurement
•Time
•Working with Data: Probability
and Statistics
•Algebraic Reasoning: Patterns
and Functions
Science
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Living Organisms
Changes in Matter
Rocks &amp; Minerals
Earth’s Waters and Resources
Social Studies
Norwalk
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Geography
Native Americans
Norwalk Geography
Economy/Industry of
Norwalk
– Norwalk History
Computer Lab
• Microsoft
Word
• Microsoft
PowerPoint
• Proper
Typing
• Study
Island
program
Homework
• Homework is the
STUDENT’s responsibility
• Every night, students will
have Math, Spelling (on full
weeks), Language Arts
• Your student will also know
what special they have the
next day!
Star Student Awards
from each night ON THE
DAY IT IS DUE!
(Personal Responsibility)
Star Student
Certificate/Bookmark
Star Student Band
Move Watermelons up 2
spaces
CMTs…
No that doesn’t stand for Child
Mind Torture (although it should!)
-3rd Grade is their first CMT experience
-- Tests given over 2 weeks in March!
-- Tests:
-- 1 Writing Prompt
-- 2 Reading Comprehension tests - 45 minutes each
(multiple choice questions and open ended questions)
-- 2 Math tests: 60 minutes each (multiple choice
questions and opened ended questions)
-- 1 DRP: 60 minutes (multiple choice)
-- 1 Editing and Revising: 60 minutes (multiple choice)
Agreements (Rules) &amp; Rewards
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Agreements:
1. Only talk one at a time.
2. Listen attentively to the speaker.
3. Keep our hands, feet, and objects to ourselves.
4. Follow directions the first time given.
5. Raise our hands to speak.
6. Show respect to EVERYONE!
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Rewards
1. Beads in the Reward Jar (Entire class incentive)
2. Individual raffle tickets for the drawing on Friday
Discipline System
• “Flip Cards” System
• Green = Great Behavior (start on green each day)
• Blue = Warning!
• Yellow = Lose 5 minutes of extra recess
• Orange = Lose 10 minutes of
Extra recess and write letter about
Behavior (to be signed by parent)
• Red = Isolated lunch,
phone call home by student
Field Trips
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Fairfield Audubon (November-ish)
Roton Planetarium (April)
City Hall (May)
Little Red Schoolhouse (May)
Lockwood Matthews Mansion (June)
How can you help??
-Be our reader in the library on “A” days
when field trips are announced!)