Early Dismissal September 21st at 11:40am
No School October 5th and 8th
Upcoming 3rd Grade Events
Nixon Park Field Trips October 11th and 12th
Setting up procedures for reading-select appropriate books, reading is thinking, how to turn and talk, fiction vs. non fiction, different genres, checking for understanding while reading, reading response logs
Making Connections focus on text to text connections
That reminds me of...
I have a connection...
The part in the text when... happened...reminds me of...
DRA areas like author's purpose, interpretation, reflection, summary, retell, fluency, expression, attention to punctuation (Developmental Reading Assessment will be given the last 2 weeks of the marking period.)
Interactive Read Alouds-Patricia Polacco
* Character traits/development, and purpose of fiction/story elements
Read Aloud-Judy Moody and Because of Winn Dixie
Using Lucy Calkins to Lauch the Writing Workshop
* Introduce writing notebooks, gather seeds using important people, places, experiences, and begin writing small moments
Complete paragraph (topic sentence, 3 detail sentences, and concluding sentence)
Science-Scientific Inquiry, Earth Science-volcanoes, earthquakes, weathering, erosion, living things, soil, protecting natural resources
Social Studies-US and Pennsylvania Government, Pennsylvania Geography
Mathematics-Marking Period 1
Daily Rocket Math to improve fact fluency
One classroom is piloting a new series called My Math.
Place Value to Hundreds and Basic Facts
math words-ordinal numbers, pattern, even, odd, addend, sum, fact family, difference, rule, number sentence, expanded form, standard form, word form
Number patterns, use addition properties, complete tables with patterns and give rules, word problems
Addition and Subtraction to Hundreds/Money
math words-regroup, sum, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, decimal, point, dollar sign, cent sign, round, estimate, least, greatest
Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers, Subtracting two and three digit numbers with and without zeros, Finding the value of bills and coins, Rounding
Link to Fastt Math at home
Students will begin the week with 4 letters (EARN). If a rule is not followed the student will lose a letter and recieve a behavior notice.
School Wide Rules
Feet, hands, and objects to myself
I respect others by what I say and do
Listen to and obey directions at all times
Learning is my resposibility (This includes homework.)
On Friday if the student has atleast 1 letter left they will EARN 20 minutes of an activity of their choice. The activities include; art, class games, board games, or movie. If not they will spend 20 minutes in the workroom reflecting on their behavior during the past week.
FILL A BUCKET- We are bucket fillers at Ore Valley!
New positive behavior support plan
•Overview-As students demonstrate positive behaviors showing love, kindness, caring, sharing, or making others feel special they will add ping pong balls to our bucket, once our class bucket is filled we will celebrate and then add it to the school wide bucket.
Time will be given each day for a class meeting to share how other people have filled their buckets
•Car Rider Procedures-by 3:25pm park in the parking lot, enter through café door #19, sign in/take ticket, students will be called to report to the cafe at 3:30pm.
NO WRITTEN EXCUSE CARD/NOTE IS REQUIRED
•Report Cards-New look this year! No report cards will be issued the 1st marking period. A conference report will be shared at the November conferences. Grading changes-O, S, S- N for major subject areas and special classes will no longer receive a grade.
•Only 1 bus assignment per student. There will no longer be bus passes.
Daily Schedule for 3rd grade
- Homeroom Activities
- Guided Reading/Independent Reading/Literacy Centers
- Interactive and Shared Reading
- Special 10:40-11:25am
- Lunch and Recess 12:30-1:30
- Word Study
- Content (Science or Social Studeis)