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Shakerag Elementary Third Grade Parent Teacher Night
Parent “To Do” List • Student letter • Emergency Contact Document- make changes in RED pen and return to me tonight • Volunteer Table • Question Cards and Basket (Include your child’s name and e-mail)
A Message from our Principal http: //bit. ly/shakeragvideo
Thank you for coming! • It makes my job easier to work with active involved parents such as yourselves. • http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1 t N 1 U 0 uu 2 e 4&feature=related
Thank you to volunteers • If you are interested in helping out in some way please let me know and I am sure we can find a job for you! -Book Coordinator, PALS, Science Force, Veteran's Day Poster, AR Rep, Hearing and Vision Screening, etc… Volunteers opportunities are on the back table
SAFETY! • Fulton Co. policy concerning entrance to building. – Door locked, need license, badge ON!
Meet Mrs. Francis • I was born and raised in Georgia and graduated from Berry College. • I have an ESOL endorsement and am working on my TAG endorsement. • This is my 5 th year teaching in Fulton Co. • I just got married over the summer to E. J. , who teaches Kindergarten. • I have a dog named Simon. • I love teaching at Shakerag! • I have a new email address with my new name: [email protected] org
Class Website: • There is A LOT of information on our grade level and class websites • Let’s browse… • http: //shakeragthird. weebly. com • http: //francisthird. weebly. com
Mrs. Francis’ Schedule Special Area Schedule Third grade students are divided • into 5 groups (A-E), each with a different schedule. You can find • your child’s schedule on our website and in his or her agenda. • • Students to go ASL, PE, Art, and • Music Each week • • Also : Computer Lab/Media • Center/Classroom Guidance • • • Daily Schedule 7: 40 -7: 55 Team Time/Leader In Me/Announcements 8: 00 -9: 10 Content 1 (Math/Reading) 9: 15 -9: 35 Recess 9: 40 -10: 50 Content 2 (Math/Reading) 10: 55 -11: 40 Specials 10: 45 -12: 00 Science/Social Studies 12: 00 -12: 30 Lunch 12: 35 -1: 20 Writing Workshop 1: 20 -2: 10 - Intervention and Enrichment Block 2: 15 Pack Up 2: 20 Go home and enjoy the day! * Tentative schedule, subject to change
Media Center and Advanced Strategies Lab: • Monthly media center lesson – Supplements classroom instruction through research, presentation, and technology • Resources on Media Center Website • ASL (Advanced Strategies Lab): – Once a week lesson that encourages students to problem solve as a group through creative hands-on activities.
Curriculum: • Based on Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) • Supported through text series but not in order • http: //www. fultonschools. org/en/divisions/acd/learnteach/Pages/Elementary. Textb ook. Codes. aspx • Standards found at www. georgiastandards. org • Common core app for phones
Reading/Language Arts: • Word Study- • Reading Workshop- • Writing– Narrative, informational, and opinion styles of writing. - Cursive and Typing • Supplemental Reading- *Great books to add to home libraries!
Mathematics • 70 minute classroom setting • 6 progress building units Class Structure: -Homework Check -New concept intro with journal -Modeled and guided practice -Independent practice and small group • Involves hands-on activities with many writing activities and practical application of math concepts. *Interactive Journals instead of study guides
Social Studies/Science: • About 2 -3 weeks of each area • Also integrated into other subjects • Social Studies– – Democracy Economy Branches of the Government Historical Figures • Science– – – Life Science Earth Science Physical Science Earth’s Land Rocks, Habitats, Pollution, Heat, Magnets
The Leader In Me • The 7 Habits of Happy Kids • We are a leader in me school • This drives a lot of our learning and procedures in the classroom. • Many Leadership opportunities throughout the year.
Shakerag Essentials 1. Learn and practice the Seven Habits. 2. Stand while speaking to a large group. 3. Respond with “Yes”, “No”, “Please” and “Thank You”. 4. Greet others; respond to questions and ask a follow-up questio 5. Make eye contact when speaking, greeting, and listening. 6. Know names of your teachers and classmates. 7. Know the Shark Bump. 8. Clean up our space. 9. Hold the door for person behind you. 10. In line? Walk silently. Not in line? Walk quietly. 11. Win respectfully and lose gracefully. 12. Include everyone (we are a family). 13. Speak the truth. 14. Learn from your mistakes (and move on). 15. Be the best you can be.
• • OUR CLASS MISSION STATEMENT Fantastic Respectful Active Nice Confident Intelligent Shark Leader
BEHAVIOR • Clip chart colors • Fun Friday • Visit website for more information
Leadership Notebooks • • Student mission statement Class mission statement Academic Goals vs. Personal Goals Graphs to track their learning (progress in areas of difficulty) • Proudest pieces
Grading • • « Grades are based on a variety of information • • Teacher Observation • • Class Participation • • Written Assessment • Projects/Tests Grade Scale A= B= C= F= Grade Components: – – Summative 40% (Tests, performance assessments, projects) Formative: 30% (quizzes, home projects, oral presentations) Classwork: 20% Homework: 10% (Graded for completion, not accuracy) • You will see your child’s performance through graded papers, nine week report cards, Fall and Spring progress checklists, and Home Access Center 90 - 100 80 - 89 70 - 79 69 or below
Graded Papers • Sent home every two weeks on Friday • Please review papers with your child • Please sign and return the whole packet the following Monday. • Newsletters weekly on grade level website http: //shakeragthird. weebly. com
Standardized Testing: • I. T. B. S. (Oct. 19 -23) – National standardized test of all content areas – Provides a baseline for students – Not something we study for – Alternate Schedule – Healthy Snacks • G. M. A. P. (April 12 -26) – Georgia standardized test for all content areas – Replaces CRCT (Georgia Milestones of Achievement and Progress) – Open ended questions with required explanation to show thinking
Professional Development Dates: • • September 8 th November 20 th February 16 th April 1 st • Shakerag students will not have school these days for professional development
Agendas • • • Agendas are brought home each day Homework will be written in each day Please review this with your child Sign and return the agenda daily You may also use the agenda as a communication tool between home and school
Policies • Homework Policy: Up to thirty minutes a night, 4 nights a week in addition to 20 minutes of reading which is written in reading log. • Transportation Policy: Must have ALL changes in writing (no emails accepted). • Attendance: It is helpful when you e-mail me that your child will be absent or will be early/late due to an appointment. You also need to email or send me a note when your child has been out sick.
Miscellaneous Snack time is around 9: 30. Send in one healthy snacks that are easy for your child to eat. Don’t forget to wear sneakers P. E. days
More Miscellaneous Information • Extras at lunch: cash or written note by parent for child to use lunch card to purchase “extras”. • Birthdays are to be celebrated in accordance with the handout you received at Sneak Peek. • Please do not pass out birthday invitations at school.
• Conference forms (reports from each teacher) will be sent home with students in mid-September. • Sign up sheets will follow if you would like to request a conference with a specific teacher. • Mrs. Corney (math teacher) will schedule and hold conferences upon her return.
Donations are GLADLY accepted • • • Old magazines • Giftcards (Dollar Tree, Walmart, Used books Target, Publix) Old (clean) socks • Strong magnets Shoeboxes Recess equipment
If you have any questions about the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG), please contact a TAG teacher or visit shakeragelementarytag. weebly. com. Email: • Melinda Sawyer [email protected] org • Jennifer Erikson [email protected] org Nancy Goldie [email protected] org
Thank you for coming!!! We are going to have a GREAT year!!!!
Meet and Greet! Please use this time to introduce yourself to any of the other teachers your kids see. However, Mrs. Corney and Mrs. Schlemmer are not here tonight.