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Heather Hills Elementary Back to School Night September 8, 2011 7:00 pm. Third Grade Team Presentation Rm. 14. Agenda. 1. Welcome and Instructional Activity 2. Schedules 3. Academic Overview Syllabus Textbooks The Talented and Gifted Program - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Heather Hills ElementaryBack to School NightSeptember 8, 20117:00 pm

    Third Grade Team PresentationRm. 14

  • Agenda1. Welcome and Instructional Activity2. Schedules 3. Academic OverviewSyllabusTextbooksThe Talented and Gifted ProgramBrief Constructed Responses and MSA Finishline Online Instructional Tools4. Grading Scale5. Procedures6. Homework and Classwork7. Standards8. Materials9. General Questions10. Closure

  • SchedulesMrs. Hazards Third GradeClass Schedule2011/2012

  • Schedules (Continued)Ms. Hoffmans Third GradeClass Schedule2011/2012

  • Schedules (Continued)Mr. Johnsons Third GradeClass Schedule2010/2011

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012THIRD GRADE 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - READING /LANGUAGE ARTS Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum Read and write to entertain, persuade, inform and perform a task. Use Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Program Use Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Program Houghton/Mifflin Reading Book William and Mary Reading Program for Talented and Gifted Junior Great Books Novel Studies Emphasis on Informational TextProjects: 1st Quarter Fiction Book Report Project Cultural/Heritage Project 2nd Quarter Book Project/ Write A Book 3rd Quarter Biography Book Report 4th Quarter Spelling Bee

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - MATH Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum 1st Quarter Place Value Money Geometry Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving Measurement Algebra 2nd Quarter Addition and Subtraction Multiplication Graphs Time Problem Solving

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012 3rd Quarter Multiplication Division Fractions Measurement Probability Problem Solving Algebra Expressions 4th Quarter Decimals Metric Measurement Two Digit Multiplication/Division Projects: 1st Quarter Perimeter/Area Activity 2nd Quarter Math Scavenger Hunt and Time Capsule Project 3rd Quarter - Mad Minute/Get the Scoop on Multiplication Contest 4th Quarter Ring Pop Sale (Money) Math Map to Fourth Grade Project

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012SYLLABUS SCIENCE Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with Science Series Scott Foresman Science 1st Quarter Life Science 2nd Quarter Earth Science 3rd Quarter Physical Science 4th Quarter Space and Technology Projects: On going science experiments Science Fair Project

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012SYLLABUS - SOCIAL STUDIES Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with emphasis on informational text. Use Scott Foresman Series Communities Students will develop the ideas and learn skills and information needed for effective decision-making as an American citizen through the contents of government, geography, economics and history. Projects: 1st Quarter Class Election Project 2nd Quarter Cultural Heritage Project 3rd Quarter Economic Lesson - Ring Pop Sale

  • SyllabusThird Grade 2011-2012 SYLLABUS - HEALTH Follow the Voluntary State Curriculum with new Health Series Harcourt Health and Fitness 1st Quarter Human Body, Growth and Development Consumer/Personal Health Nutrition 2nd Quarter Physical Activity & Fitness Injury Prevention 3rd Quarter Disease Prevention & Control/Drug Use Prevention 4th Quarter Emotional & Social Health Family Life Community and Environmental Health

  • Online Instructional ToolsVocabulary BookWebsite: www.sadlier-oxford.comGrammar Book Website: www.grammarworkshop.com Spelling Website:www.spellingcity.com Education City:http://us.educationcity.com/First in Mathhttp://www.firstinmath.com/Math and Social Studies Textbooks and Resourceswww.pearsonsuccessnet.comEdmodohttp://www.edmodo.comBookadventurewww.bookadventure.com

  • General Grading Scale

  • General Grading Scale ContinuedThe following factors will be included in determining pupil grades in:

    Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies

    50% Assessments15% Homework 35% Classwork


    30% Assessments20% Homework50% Classwork

  • ProceduresClassroom Procedures

    Students are to receive permission from the classroom teacher to get out of their seats.To get the teachers attention students should raise their hand.Students are to use the bathroom and get water only after receiving permission from the teacher. If they have a bathroom emergency or need a drink of water students should use the appropriate hand signal. Water bottles are allowed.Students are to begin their morning procedures at 8:05. They are to have sharpened two pencils, copied posted homework, turned in their homework, read any morning messages, and completed the warm-up by 8:25. Most students have jobs and perform them daily.If students finish work early, they may complete other unfinished assignments, read a book, or choose from a selection of posted activities.

  • Procedures (Continued)General School ProceduresStudents arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 am.The day starts at 8:05 am.

    Students follow their morning procedures when they arrive:UnpackPlace their homework in the homework traySharpen two pencilsCopy posted homework in their agenda booksStart their morning work

    Students follow these procedures at dismissal:Read the board for what they need to take home for the day and make sure they have copied the homework for the night.Next students are dismissed by the teacher to pack up to go home.Students will read silently while awaiting dismissalThey are dismissed as their mode of transportation is called over the intercom.Car riders and walkers stack the chairs before they are dismissed.

  • HomeworkHomeworkHomework is given Monday through Friday.Students will receive a 0 for late homework assignments unless a parent gives a valid explanation for the missing assignment in writing (i.e. family emergencies); in addition, assignments received with no name will also receive 0s. The students are responsible for copying their homework in their agenda books everyday. A spelling pre-test will be given once a week with a spelling test at the end of the week. Students will either complete Silver or Gold list spelling assignments and a weekly test based upon their pretest results.

  • Homework (Continued)Homework Schedule:Mon. Math and Language Arts (this will include both spelling and vocabulary)Tues. Math, Language Arts (Spelling and Vocabulary), and Social StudiesWed. Math and Language Arts (Spelling and Grammar)Thurs. Math, Language Arts (Study for Spelling, Vocabulary, and/or Grammar Tests), and ScienceFri. MSA Preparation Assignment and/or Health, Friday Folders (Parent(s) remove graded work and return signed)Mon.-Fri. Students are required to read 20-30 minutes nightly and turn in reading charts on their due dates. Each reading chart is a grade for work habits and reading.Homework updates, MSA data, tools, and links, class events, tests, projects, poetry, study links, and other useful links can be found on third grade teacher websites. There will be an at-home project about every month including an optional science fair project that is completed at home. The third grade will generate group science fair projects for submission to the science fair in class. Write-A-Book is mandatory for third grade.

  • ClassworkClassworkStudents are expected to complete all assignments. Some assignments are given for assessment purposes. Some assignments will be sent home, others may be placed in the student's portfolio.

  • Grading and AbsencesGrading and AbsencesStudents who are considered lawfully absent will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments. Students are required to bring a written note from parents for all absences. The number of days allowed to make-up missed work will be equivalent to the


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