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					WELCOME TO 3RD
    GRADE

   Curriculum Night
            MEET THE TEACHERS


Ms. Kirkland-Williams: Reading, Grammar,
and Social Studies


Ms. Weiss: Math and Science
               IMPORTANT REMINDERS


•VIP packets are sent home each Thursday. Please
sign and return on Friday.
•Classroom check sheets are in your child’s agenda.
These should be signed weekly.
•Homework can be expected Monday-Thursday and
may consist of reading, completion of daily
assignments, or studying for quizzes/tests. Students
will not have homework on Fridays.
              DEKALB COUNTY
              GRADING POLICY



Homework=                    5%
Projects=                    25%
Test/Quizzes=                30%
Class Participation= 40%
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                             100%
                   PARENT PORTAL

 Parents can login to the Parent Portal to access their child’s
   grades. If you are unfamiliar with this, please refer to the
                            link below:
Parent Portal Website:
  http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/parentassistant/
Please check our websites for information
regarding
•Homework
•Important dates
•Useful websites
•Electronic textbooks
•Much more….
          Contact Information

Email is the most effective way of reaching us.
We both check our email several times a day. If
you have a dismissal change in the middle of the
day, please contact the front office and they will
relay the message.
                   STUDENT ABSENCES



We will collect missed work for students who are
absent.
Students will receive the missed assignments upon their
return to school.
**Please be sure to let us know why your child is
absent so we can input your child’s absence correctly
(if your child is sick, we MUST have this in writing).
                Snack
Please send a snack in with your child
each day.


Students may bring water bottles to
school with them.
         VANDERLYN EXPECTATIONS
                  FOR
            STUDENT BEHAVIOR

•   Follow directions the first time given.
•   Maintain silence in the hallways.
•   Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
•   Demonstrate respect for self, others,
    and school property.
                      POSITIVE
                    CONSEQUENCES


• Verbal Praise
• Positive notes/phone calls home
• Positive conduct grades
• Participation in classroom reward opportunities.
• Learning the lifelong lesson of interacting successfully
  with others.
• Student of the Month recognition
• Pay day every two weeks
               CONSEQUENCES FOR
              BEHAVIOR INFRACTIONS

   1st Offense: (Warning) Teacher will give a verbal
               redirection of expectations.
           2nd Offense: (Classroom Time Out)
  3rd Offense: (Classroom Consequence) Teacher will
           contact parent to report behavior.
4th Offense: Parent will be called and/or a conference
                    will be scheduled.
 5th Offense: (Office Referral) Student will be referred
                   to an administrator.
•Deepen comprehension
•Increase vocabulary
•Foster a love for literature and
authors that will last a lifetime
•Making good book choices
•Making connections to personal experiences, other texts,
and the world
•Visualizing to create mental images while reading
•Inferring and predicting
•Identifying important story elements
•Summarizing and synthesizing
•Understanding elements of fiction and nonfiction
•Exploring a variety of genres
•Reading aloud with fluency and expression
•Participating in Literature Circles
          COMPREHENSION STANDARDS



 Fact and Opinion      Interpreting Information
       Plot             from Charts, Diagrams,
                          Graphs, and Graphic
     Setting
                              Organizers
Character Analysis
                             Genre Types
    Main Idea
                           Author’s Purpose
  Summarization
                       Dictionary, Glossary, and
  Context Clues            Thesaurus Skills
    Inference
  Cause/Effect
             WRITING


• The Writing Process
• Transition Words
• Organizational Patterns
• Sensory Details
• Anecdotes
• Narrative, Persuasive, and Response
  to Literature
• Cursive Handwriting
                READING/ELA
                 HOMEWORK
Daily: Students will be expected to read a
chapter book for at least 20 minutes as well as
prepare for their Friday spelling/vocabulary
test, grammar sentence assessment. Students
will also be assessed over the concepts covered
during the week.

Periodically: Students may be asked to work on
projects. Complete specific homework
assignments or finish incomplete classwork.
               Some topics we will study include:
Types of sentences
Subjects/Predicates
Subject/verb agreement
8 Parts of Speech
Capitalization/Punctuation
Antonyms                  Spelling
Homophones                Suffixes
Synonyms                  Root Words
Dictionary skills         Figurative Language
               A FEW GOALS FOR MATH THIS
                         YEAR…


•All students will determine and estimate amounts of
money up to $5.00. This includes amounts spent,
change received and equal amounts.
•
•All students will tell time to the minute, measure
elapsed time, and measure time before and after an
hour.

•All students will be able to divide and multiply up to
the number 12. Yes, we do long division in 3rd
grade!
        WHAT DO YOU DO IN CLASS EACH DAY?


• Lots of hands-on activities (base ten blocks,
  tangrams, pattern blocks, working with
  money, etc.)
• Working with partners and small groups
• Mad Minutes to build our speed and accuracy
• Centers!
• Dry Erase Boards
               TESTS, QUIZZES AND
                  HOMEWORK!

Expect math homework four days a week.

Students will take a pre-test at the beginning of
each unit. Students will have quizzes periodically
throughout the unit, and a test at the end of each
unit. Study guides will be provided for each test,
and students will know test dates well in advance
               “WHAT CAN I DO AT HOME?”


Practice with flash cards (during commercials or on a car
                           trip!)

Ask your child “What time is it?” and have them calculate
 elapsed time to find out how long until a certain event
                         begins.

 “Make change” have students help out at the store or
              play monopoly at home.

               Review homework nightly.
Social Studies
Areas of Study
   Themes of Social Studies


          Beliefs and Ideals
         Conflict and Change
        Distribution of Power
   Individuals, Groups, Institutions
               Location
Productions, Distribution, Consumption
HISTORICAL AMERICANS




MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
      PAUL REVERE
  FREDRICK DOUGLASS
 THURGOOD MARSHALL
   SUSAN B. ANTHONY
     CESAR CHAVEZ
  LYNDON B. JOHNSON
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
  Economics
     Currency
   Goods/services
   Costs/benefits
Producers/consumers
 Types of resources
  Imports/exports
    And more…
  Communities
     Laws
   Democracy
  And more…


 Types of maps
   Using maps
Longitude/latitude
       Etc.
       AREAS OF STUDY


• Heat        • Rocks, Soil
• Pollution     & Fossils
• Habitats    • Magnets
                       HEAT

•Energy is produced in different ways.
•Insulation affects heating and cooling.
•The transfer of heat energy from the sun differs
according to the materials.
•Thermometers are used to measure temperature
changes over time.
•Some materials conduct heat energy much better than
others.
•Sun is the original source of heat energy.
•Heat energy is transferred in many different ways.
                       MAGNETS

•Magnets attract or repel objects that contain iron, nickel
or cobalt.
•Objects attracted to a magnet contain iron, nickel and/or
cobalt.
•Magnets have different strengths.
•Magnets have opposite ends called poles. One end is
called the north pole and the other is called the south
pole.
•Opposite poles attract and like poles repel.
•Magnets are used in everyday life.
                   POLLUTION / HABITATS OF
                          GEORGIA


•Explain the effects of         The 4 different regions
pollution (such as littering)   of Georgia.
to the habitats of plants
and animals.
• Identify ways to protect      Understand animal
the environment.                adaptations
        • Conservation of
resources
        • Recycling of
materials
          ROCKS, MINERALS, AND
                  SOIL


The different types of rocks
The rock cycle.
The different types of soils.
Explore and learn about fossils and
molds.
               SCIENCE TESTS



•Tests will be given at the end of each
unit.
•Students will be given a study guide
prior to the test.
                        ONLINE TEXTBOOKS


 Math and Social Studies Book:            Science Book:
http://www.eduplace.com/eservices      www.thinkcentral.com

   User name: 3classdekalb            Select your State (Georgia)
   Passcode: dekalbstudent3          Select your District (DeKalb)
                                    Select your School (Vanderlyn)
        StoryTown Book:
  [Link]www-k6.thinkcentral.com        Username: 3classdekalb
    User name: 3classdekalb           Password: dekalbstudent3
    Passcode: dekalbstudent3
             TESTING/PROGRESS REPORTS


       Standardized testing for the school year
 CogAT, ITBS, Renzulli , CRCT, GKIDS, 3rd and 5th Grade
                 Writing Assessment
http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/calendar/testing/elemen
                      tary10.html
 Report Cards/Progress Reports- make sure parents
have dates for distribution and conference dates and
                         times:
http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/calendar/gradereportin
                       g11.html
        DCSS TESTING DATES



CogAT: Oct 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14
   ITBS: Oct. 24-28 and 31st
Writing Assessment – Mid January

				
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