Third Grade • 2015-2016 Ashley Falls • Room 405 Ms. Erin Lee CLASS INFORMATION Homework folders: Homework will be sent home Monday through Thursday. Every Monday, your child will receive the week’s assignments on the homework calendar sheet, and it will be posted on the website. Homework should take about 30-45 minutes, including reading. Please make sure your child brings his or her folder to school each day with their completed assignments. •Please note: Third grade is currently in the midst of putting together integrated project-based homework that we will keep you up to date on via email communication and class websites. Behavior: Students will be expected to follow class and school rules. If they choose to break a rule(s), the following will happen: 1.Right Wrong Slip- requires parent signature 2.Lose a privilege and complete a Peace Treaty- requires parent signature 3.Conference with parents 4.Conference with principal = Class raffle tickets, praise notes, and AF’s Eagle Tender are used for incentives. We will have class opportunities each week. Birthdays: Parents are welcome to bring in a nonfood item for your child’s birthday or half birthday either at recess, before lunch or before end of the school day. Nonedible items are also rewarding- or perhaps donate a book to the class library in your child’s name. Please aim to follow the district’s wellness policy. I will honor your child’s birthday or half birthday (if in the summer) with a night of No Homework! They will receive a pass that they will need to turn in when they use it. Volunteers: Schedule to go out Sept. 2nd at 8:00am- MUR Lunch Duty, Everyone A Reader, Friday Math Games, Reading tutors, Wednesday Folders, and Copy/Clerical. I will make a schedule for the entire year. I will also put it on our class web site for you to download. Field trips will be done as needed. PTA is asking for room parents to sign up tonight! Anyone? Daily Schedule 8:00-8:30 Opening/Morning Journals 8:30-9:45 Math 9:45-10:00 Read Aloud/Snack 10:00-10:15 Recess 10:15-10:30 Silent Reading 10:30-11:40 Language Arts/ Cursive 11:40-12:00 3rd grade P.E. 12:00-12:45 Lunch/Recess 12:45-1:35 Soc. Studies/ Science/ Current Events 1:35 -2:15 Writing/ Word Study/ Poetry 2:15 -2:30 “Hippo” Jar/ Chores/ Closing STEAM + Every Wednesday: 8:25 – 9:10 Technology with Mr. Cunha 9:15 – 10:00 P.E. with Mrs. McBride 10:20 – 11:05 Science with Mr. Miller Every Tuesday: 8:55 – 9:25 Library Every other Thursday: 9:15 – 10:00 Music / Art Third Grade Curriculum Overview LANGUAGE ARTS: •Houghton Mifflin, Write Source, Nancy Fetzer Writing •Rebecca Sitton’s Spelling Program •Wordly Wise- vocabulary •Zaner Bloser Traditional Handwriting •Class novels, literature circles, novel studies, small group ‘close reading,’ student-selected books Concepts taught… • Literature(50%): classic literature, author studies, fables, folktales, fairytales, drama, poetry >focusing on the comprehension of message, lesson, moral, and character traits through details •Informational Text / Non-fiction (50%) : comprehension of main idea, text features, compare & contrast two texts •Writing: Narrative, Opinion, Expository >using correct grammar, conventions, spelling, and citing evidence) •Oral Presentations: Current Events, Science Fair, Ashley Falls Café, Wax Museum Third Grade Curriculum Overview MATH: curriculum •Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) along with Investigations •Problem Solving and Critical Thinking and Class Discussions •Dice & Card Games to enhance skills • Standards of Mathematical Practices •Intentional Talks- How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions by Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz Concepts taught: •Operations/Algebraic Thinking (fluent multiplication/division within 100, solve multi-step word problems, finding patterns in math) •Number and Operations (place value understanding with base 10; fluently add and subtract within 1,000 using a variety of strategies, know the properties of operations) •Fractions (parts of a whole, using a number line, compare & equivalency) •Measurement/Date (time, volume, mass, perimeter, area, represent & interpret data) •Geometry (reason with shapes and attributes; partition shapes into equal parts) Third Grade Curriculum Overview Social Studies Concepts: •Geographical Regions /Map Skills •Community/Native Americans (Kumeyaay) •Government/Economy- Ashley Falls Café •Scholastic News Science Concepts: • Energy and Light – Science Fair in November • Biomes/Adaptations – Carlsbad Wetlands in June • Solar System – R.H. Fleet Science Center in February • Matter- in Science Lab with Mr. Miller • Life, Physical, & Earth Science using Next Generation Science Standards Thank you for your support! Please write a quick letter to your child and sign up for a parent conference in November. Contact Information: •Erin Lee: (858)259-7812, ext. 3045 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.dmusd.org/Page/3074 •Ashley Falls • Class Pages • 3rd grade • Leonard PLEASE EMAIL ME, SO I CAN HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!! Also, please write back to your child. They will LOVE to read your note. THANKS!!