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Third Grade Team Mrs. Adams Mrs. Behner Mrs. Lane Ms. Mc. Kee Mrs. Waterman
Community �We are family and believe in forming a strong student/teacher relationship. Morning Meetings Guidance with Mrs. Gelnaw and Mrs. Joseph � www. charactercounts. org 3 rd Grade Team meetings and activities
GO Binders - “Getting Organized” You will find: • Calendar - No news is good news. If there was a concern during the day, it will be written on that day. • Behavior Chart – check and sign when notation is made • Subject Areas - Resources • Graded Work – These can be found in the front pocket or in Wednesday Folders. • Wednesday Folders - Yellow folders will be sent home with school notes. Return on the following day.
Communication • Key and a priority to make each child successful • Grade Level Newsletter • Email - quickest response - SPAM Folder • Phone • FB - Third Grade Action (private, highlight student learning and teacher videos)
Home Access Center (HAC) • Online portal for grades • Log-in information mailed home from the District • Contact front office if you need assistance with log-in information • Update email address and phone number • Progress report – 3 rd week of the six weeks • Report card – after the 6 weeks th week of the six
Car Line and Car Tags • Color-coded by grade level • Visible during dismissal • If you don’t have one in the car line, you will be asked to park and come into the office. • Please visit the office if you need extras. • Monitor cell use for the safety of children.
Positive Reinforcement: BRAG TAGS!!
Workshop Model Opening Work Period Closing This format can be found in all content areas and the students of NISD has been using this teaching method for years and those who have been a part of NISD have been exposed since kindergarten.
Routines & Rituals First 30 Days for ELA & First 10 Days for Math and Science –Setting expectations –Building community –Journals –Anchor Charts –Goal Setting
Language Arts: Reading, Writing & Spelling Whole Group Small Group Conferencing & Setting Goals • Moving from knowing how to read to learn. • Emphasis on comprehension & text evidence • Character Development • Inferring & Drawing Conclusions • Author Study • Writing about the moment
Math • Whole Group • Small Group • Pre-Test vs. Post Test • Deeper in Content • Trust the process • Think Through Math • We will be sending newsletters for every module and videos of us teaching to support your math talk at home!
Science • Investigation & Reasoning • Matter & Energy • Force, Motion & Energy • Earth and Space 1 • Earth and Space 2 • Organisms & Environments • We would LOVE to have any “experts” come talk to our classes about these topics. Let us know if you would be willing.
At Home English Language Arts • READ, READ • Model good reading • Talk about the reading • Get excited about reading Math • Fluency – addition/subtractio n – multiplication/divis ion • Think Through Math • Watch videos
The Butterfly Story