Third- Grade Welcome!
Welcome to Third Grade! • We will introduce you to third grade. • If you have any questions, we will answer general questions at the end of the presentation. Specific questions should be directed to your child’s teacher.
Hawk Elementary School Mission Statement The mission of Hawk Elementary is to create successful learners.
Our Goals • To give students the academic and social skills they need to progress to fourth grade. • To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. • To help them make new friends and discover new interests.
TEAM TEACHING Team Rangers Mrs. Shimek/Mrs. Beck/Mrs. MacLaren Team Cowboys Mrs. Prickett/Ms. Croix/Mrs. Gloria
Schedule • Classrooms open at 7:35 • Teaching starts at 7:50 • Conference time is from 10:30 – 11:15 • Lunch is from 12:30- 1:05 • Tutorials are from 2:00 - 2:40 • Students should be picked up at 2:50 • Changes to pick ups should be made BEFORE 2:00. (In writing if possible.) • Check Denton ISD Website for e-alerts. • Please send a note if someone other than a parent is eating with your child.
Important Information About our classrooms
Classroom Community • Our classrooms are a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. • Some of our class rules are: • Be respectful and responsible. • Be organized and follow directions. • Be on time. • Be prepared.
S.T.A.R. • S.T.A.R. refers to : • Students • Taking • Academic • Responsibility **Our classroom environment revolves around S.T.A.R.
S.T.A.R. Folders • Red Folder that is used daily • Goes home and returns everyday • Homework and parent communication • Behavior sheets signed on Fridays, returned on Mondays
3rd Grade Discipline Policy • Oops Book – Each signature is equivalent to 5 laps or 5 minutes of their recess time. • We will communicate with home using the behavior sheet/S.T.A.R. folder • Every six weeks period there will be a behavior party. • Classroom Cash
Class Subjects • The subjects we cover during third grade are: • Language Arts • Math • Science • Social studies • Health • Music, Art, PE, Library
Reading • CAFE • Daily 5
Writing • VOICES • Write From the Beginning • Expository and Narrative • Journals • Open ended prompts • Free choice writing • Grammar • Vocabulary
Spelling • Words Their Way • Integrated into Daily 5
Math • Math Workshop • Bridges • Number Corner • Problem Solving • Hands On Learning • Math Journal
Science • Hands On • Experiments • Journals
Social Studies • Focusing on learning about our world and our community. • Research projects.
Homework • Math homework will be sent home on Monday and due on Friday. • Book Talks will be assigned each 6 weeks. • Expect unfinished work or projects to go home occasionally. • Parent Support is Key!
Standards Based Reporting • At the end of each six week period, parents will receive a Standards Based Report Card reflecting student learning in the four core subjects. • Throughout the six weeks, parents will receive communication about student learning through a Target Binder.
Mastery Of Learning • Each student that does not demonstrate mastery of essential learnings will receive intervention and will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate mastery at the conclusion of the intervention. Prior to re-assessing student must: • attend tutorials • complete a test analysis that explains their thinking
Support Staff • Kathleen MacLaren – Inclusion • Jeanie Wylie – Math Interventionist • Lou Broughton– Reading Interventionist
STAAR TESTING • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) • Math – April 22nd • Reading – April 23rd
Contact Us • Email – email@example.com 940-369-1831 firstname.lastname@example.org 940-369-1832 email@example.com 940-369-1830 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 940-369-1835 firstname.lastname@example.org