Welcome to Third Grade Contact Information Team Reading Teacher 1 Kristin Dry email@example.com Math Teacher Sarah Nash firstname.lastname@example.org Grade Level Chairman 2 Misty Wied email@example.com Bonnie Naylor firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Lisa Godwin email@example.com Amanda Corkran firstname.lastname@example.org 4 Jennifer Delany email@example.com Erin Jones firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Chairman Mrs. Jones 11th year of teaching My husband, Kent, is a teacher and football coach at Terry HS…we love LCISD! Daughter, Avery, is starting 1st grade at Hubenak Son, Ty, is in the Pegasus program at Hubenak Love traveling, spending time with family and friends and being active…I have run a marathon and now I do Crossfit. Mrs. Nash I grew up in Northeast Ohio This will be my third year at Hubenak and fifth year of teaching I'm married to my husband, Billy, and I have one daughter, Addison, and another little one on the way! I love to be outside running, doing CrossFit, and playing with my daughter I received my BA from Texas Tech University and my MEd from University of Houston Mrs. DeLany • • • • • This is my third year teaching at Hubenak I graduated from the University Of Houston main campus with a degree in education My husband Brian and I have been married for two years I'm starting my second year of graduate school this fall to get my masters in administration In my free time I like spending all the time I can with my family & friends. I also enjoy fishing, wakeboarding, photography, crafts, and antique shopping Mrs. Wied -This is my 11th year of teaching and my 2nd year teaching at Hubenak. -My husband, Blake, and I have a two year old daughter, Grace, and an 8 month old son, Luke. -I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and shopping. -I received my bachelors in Communications from SWT and my MEd from Texas State University. Mrs. Dry This is my 2nd year of teaching. Our family has been at Hubenak since it opened. My husband, Jim and I have been happily married for 16 years. My son Parker is a freshman at Foster High School. My daughter Grace is in 7th grade at Briscoe Junior High. We have two new “family” members from Honduras: Keffy is 22 yrs. old with her daughter Valentina who is 3 years old. I enjoy family time at the beach and being outdoors, watching my kids in their activities, and reading. I graduated from Houston Baptist University. Mrs. Naylor -This is my 2nd year of teaching. -I graduated from The University of Houston. -I'm teaching Math, Science and Social Studies -My husband and I have a 9 year old daughter who is entering 4th grade here at Hubenak and a 4 year old daughter who will be joining us next year. -In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with my family and friends. Mrs. Godwin First off, I’d like to say that I am so elated to be part of the Hubenak Team! I am very excited to teach 3rd grade this year and look forward to seeing each of your children grow in their own unique and inspiring way. This will be my eleventh year of teaching, and my previous experience includes 4th grade ELA, Literacy Coaching, and Dyslexia Coaching. I have also taught in both Katy ISD and El Paso ISD. I am originally from West Texas. I moved here last summer from El Paso with my wonderful husband Troy, and my two amazing boys, Landon and Clay. My family and I love outdoor sports such as fishing, waterskiing, racing, and of course BASEBALL! Mrs. Corkran Went to SFA Have 2 pets-Batman and Star Huge Texans fan! 3rd year teaching, but 1st at Hubenak Love teaching Math and Science Welcome to STAAR! -Students will take STAAR Math and Reading in April -Many changes from TAKS: More rigorous test with higher order thinking. Students have 4 hours to take the test and will have to do their own bubbling. -STAAR Parent Night in January for more information -STAAR Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ Third Grade Schedule 7:30-7:55 Morning Procedures/Keystone Curriculum 7:55 Switch to Block One 7:55-9:25 Block One 9:25-9:55 Recess 9:55-10:40 Block One 10:40-11:20 Homeroom/Block Two 11:20-11:50/11:25-11:55 Lunch 11:55-12:45 Specials 12:45-2:30 Homeroom/Block Two 2:30-2:35 End of Day Routine/Dismissal Homework Reading Monday-Thursday: 20 minutes of reading homework each night. The activities will be specified in the agenda, so be sure to check the agenda each night. Math Monday-Thursday nights there will be a math practice sheet. Spelling Students will be given a list of spelling words on Mondays that include spelling pattern words and high frequency words. Their pattern words will be determined by their mastery on Monday’s Spelling Pre-Test. All students will be responsible for knowing the same third grade high frequency words. Students will be given a menu of activities to choose from on Mondays and will have to complete four activities to be turned in each Friday. The activities do not necessarily have to be done nightly, however, four must be complete and ready for the teacher to check each Friday. Spelling post-tests will be on Thursdays every two weeks. The tests will be a mixture of writing spelling words, dictation sentences and STAAR formatted editing where students apply knowledge of spelling words. Agenda The agenda must be signed nightly next to the conduct color. If a student does not have his/her agenda signed, it counts as not having incomplete homework. Homework Rewards Each student that has all of his/her homework completed entirely will receive one husky buck. Homework Consequences If a student does not have homework completed entirely, he/she will move their clip. If the homework is completed during recess, the clip may be moved back up. If the homework does not get completed during recess, the clip will stay moved down. Rules, Consequence and Rewards Rules 1. Be on time to school and class. 2. Take care of school property. 3. Respect the rights of other and their property- “The Golden Rule” 4. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. 5. Follow directions the first time they are given. Individual Student Rewards 1. Husky Bucks 2. Positive Note Home 3. Clip to Gold 4. Individual PAT Time 5. Student Privilege (sit in a special chair, carry Mr. Potato Head etc.) Class Rewards 1. PAT Time (We will use a Mr. Potato Head as a visual reminder for the PAT time earned. He will travel from class to class and the frequency is determined by students’ behavior.) 2. Husky Bucks 3. Class Privileges (sitting in special seats, electronics time, extra recess etc.) Individual Consequences 1. Verbal Warning 2. Take Husky Bucks 3. Color Change 4. Red Folder Documentation 5. Office Referral Behavior Clip Changes As with homework clip changes, behavior clip changes may be moved up if the behavior continues to improve throughout the rest of the day. However, around January, we will transition away from this opportunity to clip up because clip ups are not permitted in 4th grade Clip changes that occur in the Computer Lab (A Specials rotation) will count toward the classroom conduct grade. Art, PE, and Music conduct is separate from classroom conduct. Husky Bucks Once a week, the students will be able to purchase items from the Husky Store. Items will include pencils, erasers, book marks, special passes etc. The Husky Store will be run by parent volunteers and will take place on Thursday mornings, depending on parent availability. Electronic Devices Cellular phones, telecommunication devices, MP3 players, cameras, or any other types of electronic devices are not allowed to be turned on or in use inside the school building unless being used for specific instructional activities. Campuses have the discretion to identify appropriate opportunities for electronic device use. The time frame for grades Pre-K-5 is immediately upon entering the school building until exiting the school building at the end of the day. Third grade Consequences 1. Verbal Warning 2. Device taken, office referral, and $15.00 charge to receive the device back Conduct Misbehaviors will be documented in the agenda each day. Parents will need to sign the agenda each night. Pay attention to the number codes in the agenda explaining any rules that were broken that day. The students color changes will determine their conduct on their report card. Any incident that requires more information will be written down in the students agenda. Students will only be allowed 4 color changes to attend the Husky Hangout at the end of each nine weeks. A Mini-Husky Hangout will be at the midpoint of each nine weeks and students will get to attend if they have 2 or less color changes. Husky Hangout Husky Hangout is an incentive that occurs every nine weeks To qualify, the student can only have 0-4 color changes (other than green or gold) for the nine weeks. This includes behavior and homework clip changes. Husky Hangout is at the end of each nine weeks. Students can bring board games and electronics that day. Success Assemblies At the end of each nine weeks a Success Assembly is held. Awards for honor roll and perfect attendance as well as character rewards are given. Be sure to read the emails from the Third Grade Team to find out the dates for these assemblies at the end of each nine weeks. Communication / Agenda Students will write their homework in the agenda everyday. Parents will need to sign agenda each night. Any notes for the teacher please write or attach in the agenda. We will check it every morning. Teachers will also send home notes and announcements in the agenda. Agenda Husky Folders Blue Husky Folders will go home each Thursday. Please look through them and send any papers that need to be filled out to school the next day. Be sure to clean these folders out and only return the papers we have asked you to fill out. Weekly Emails You will receive weekly emails from our team with important dates and announcements. The emails will come from your child’s homeroom teacher Be sure to read this important information! Other Communication Hubenak Facebook Page… “Like” us to stay up to date with reminders on Facebook. “Remind”…get occasional “text message” reminders from your child’s teacher. Progress Reports Progress Reports will be given out every 4th week of the nine weeks. How to Check Your Child’s Grades http://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/family-access This link will connect you to Skyward where you can find all of your child’s information such as grades and attendance. Language Arts Grade A minimum of seven (7) daily grades and/or quizzes will be taken each nine weeks. A minimum of three (3) major grades will be taken each nine weeks, as well (Total of 10 grades). Reading Grades A minimum of seven (7) daily grades and/or quizzes will be taken each nine weeks. A minimum of three (3) major grades will be taken each nine weeks, as well (Total of 10 grades). District nine week assessments will be given in Reading Weekly assessments will be timed to prepare students for the timed STAAR test. Rubrics (the highest possible grade on a rubric is a 95%) Types of Rubrics: Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Response Rubrics Math Grades A minimum of seven (7) daily grades and/or quizzes will be taken each nine weeks. A minimum of three (3) major grades will be taken each nine weeks, as well (Total of 10 grades). District nine week assessments will be given in Math The report card grade will reflect a weight of 50% daily grades and quizzes and 50% major grades. Fast Fact quizzes are given weekly. The grades are averaged together and count once at the end of each nine weeks. (This will be one of the daily grades) Weekly assessments will be timed to prepare students for the timed STAAR test Science and Social Studies Grades A minimum of seven (7) daily grades and/or quizzes will be taken each nine weeks. A minimum of three (3) major grades will be taken each nine weeks, as well (Total of 10 grades). District nine week assessments will be given in Science and Social Studies Reassessment A teacher shall provide one reasonable opportunity to reassess failure to master the TEKS/Curriculum in each daily grade. The highest possible grade that can be earned and recorded on the reassessment is a 70. The teacher will make a note in the electronic grade book of the date and grade of the reassessment. A teacher shall provide one reasonable opportunity to reassess failure to master TEKS/Curriculum on each test grade. Teachers will reteach and allow students an opportunity to retest the objectives not mastered. The highest possible grade that can be earned and recorded on the reassessment is a 70. The teacher will make a note in the electronic grade book of the date and grade of the reassessment. The following assessments are not subject to the reassessment guidelines: Elementary DRA TPRI and Running Records Student Projects Elementary Common Assessments Grading Codes in Skyward CSA- Common Summative Assessment (retaught, but grade is not changed in the gradebook) CFA- Common Formative Assessment 50/80- Shows original grade and reteach grade Tardy/ Absent School officially starts at 7:45am, however, learning begins at 7:30. If students are not through the front door at 7:45 they are considered tardy. Students are absent if they are not at school by 9:30am. Any notes from parents can be sent to school in the agenda. Consequences for Tardies The tardy policy will be as follows: 1st tardy warning 2nd tardy lunch bunch 3rd tardy no recess and lunch bunch 4th tardy 45 minute after school detention with the teacher Additional tardies: 45 minutes after school detention, teacher notifies the assistant principal. The AP will contact the parent. As a reminder, tardies count against the Perfect Attendance Award and Lead Husky award each nine weeks (Only ONE tardy is allowed per nine weeks). Please help in getting your child to school on time. Specials Specials rotation will include: Art, Music, PE, and Computer Lab The rotation schedule will posted weekly in the Music website and the PE website If your child has PE, please be sure they wear tennis shoes or bring a pair to change into before Specials Birthdays We do not have celebrations for birthdays at school, however, you are welcome to bring store bought treats for the class. Students are not allowed to pass out invitations at school. However, if you have added your name to the Birthday List, you will receive contact information from other parents who want to share their information so invitations can be sent outside of school. Treats and Parties Birthday Treats: Students may bring in store-bought treats for their birthday. The treats will be passed out the last 5 minutes of the school day before dismissal so that it does not interfere with lunch and interrupt instructional time. School parties: Winter party STAAR Incentive Party Field Day Healthy Snacks Students will be able to bring a HEALTHY snack to school along with a water bottle. Students will eat snack around 9:30am. Suggestions: fruit, crackers, string cheese, etc… Please be sure that snack can be eaten while working (ex. They don’t have the leave the room to wash their hands). No large bags of chips, please. Please NO PEANUT PRODUCTS!! Food Services Parents are encouraged to put funds pn the student account prior ro meal service. Payments can be made at each campus cafeteria with cash or check. Also, payments can be made online at www.parentonline.net At Parent Online, parents can set up balance reminders to be emailed so there are always funds available for meal purchases. For further information you may contact, Food Services at 832-223-0180 Cafeteria Updated 2014-2015 meal charge policy: Students may charge meals up to the value of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches or $15.00. After reaching –$15.00 a student will receive a cereal and milk for breakfast and a cold cheese sandwich and milk for lunch. Their account will be charged $0.50 for the cost of the alternate meal. The student lunch number is now the same as their student ID #. The number should never change while the student is enrolled with LCISD. No more syrup. It is going to be baked into the breakfast items. No juice will be offered at lunch. New meal requirements for students: A student during lunch must take ½ cup fruit or vegetable to complete a reimbursable meal. There is no longer an “entrée”. A student must take 3 components to complete a meal. No beverage is required. LCISD practices “offer vs. serve”. Students need to be allowed to make their own choices. Dress Code * Students are to wear a collared, plain, navy, black, light blue, red, or white shirt. * Sweatshirts and hoodies must be solid navy, light blue, red, white, or the Hubenak hoodie. Solid denim jackets are allowed. * Students may also wear an approved Hubenak shirt such as the PTA Hubenak T-shirt or the grade level shirt. Friday is our spirit day where children can wear their class T-shirt. * Student’s pants or skirts need to be denim, navy, black, or khaki. Jeggings are not allowed unless worn under a skirt. * Shorts or skirts must be no shorter than fingertip length. * Shoes must be safe for recess and physical education and must have backs. Flip-flops, backless shoes, etc. are not allowed. * Earrings on males are not permissible. * Extremes in hair styles; mohawks; psychedelic colors; lines, letters or designs shaved in the head is considered inappropriate. Third Grade T-Shirts $9.00 Sizes Youth XS-XL Adult S-3XL Early Release Early release for parent conferencesNovember 6th and 7th Sign up information will be coming at a later date. Transportation Changes If there is a change in the way your child will get home from school, you must send a note stating the transportation change. If you need to call in a transportation change it MUST be done before 2:00. DO NOT email transportation changes. We are not always able to get to our email before dismissal. Transportation Reminders All students will be wearing transportation tags on their backpacks. Please keep these tags on their backpacks as we will be using them all year. If your child is a walker, please allow for the teacher to walk your child across the street and meet them at the corner. This is for safety reasons. If your child is a car rider, please allow the teacher to escort your child around your vehicle if necessary. Parents, please remain in cars. Please do not meet in the foyer of the school. We appreciate your cooperation and patience for the safety of all children. BUS TRANSPORTATION Haven’t received the info yet * Route 14 will be a double route until further notice. * Route 147 will return to Hubenak to pick these students up between 3:20 and 3:30. * If you have concerns, please contact Transportation at 832-223-0550. Visitors If you are visiting our school, you must enter through the front door and sign in at the front office. You will receive a visitors badge. Parent Volunteers Third Grade Volunteers- Husky Store, Decorating Hallway, Field Trip Chaperones, Party Helpers…add your name to the pink Parent Volunteer Interest Form if you would like to be contacted about these volunteer opportunities! JOIN PTA Join PTA! They need lots of volunteers, but if you work outside the home there are still many ways you can help. It starts with joining, so please pick up an envelope tonight! Website We will be putting all 3rd grade information on our website this year. Please be sure we have your email for our distribution list. We will send out lots of information in these emails! Please be sure to check both your email and the website…we are going green and only sending home forms that need to be signed! Elementary Handbook http://www.lcisd.org/docs/defaultsource/students-parentsdocuments/elementaryeducation/elementaryhandbook.pdf?sfvrsn=4 Any Questions??? We are happy to answer any questions that you have!! It’s Going to Be a SUPER Year!