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Title: Welcome to Back to School Night!


1

Mrs. Maguire Grade 3
Welcome to OUR classroom!
2
Mission Statement
  • Rose Tree Elementary School is a safe, nurturing,
    student-centered community. A rigorous
    curriculum is provided in a supportive,
    respectful and collaborative setting. We build
    strong foundational skills for academic, social,
    emotional and physical growth. We partner in
    education with families to celebrate diversity,
    foster life-long learning, and develop
    responsible, global citizens.

3
Background
  • Busy Family Life- Married with 3
  • Children Samantha, 14 Sarah, 10 Michael, 5
  • B.S. Penn State/ M.S. Gratz College
  • Joined the RTE team in 2007
  • 20 years teaching experience

4
Communication
  • Assignment Book
  • Assessments
  • Parent Conferences
  • Class Telephone (610) 627-7242
  • Class Website
  • Email cmaguire_at_rtmsd.org
  • Homeroom Parents
  • PTG

5
Homework
  • Averages 1hr./Night
  • 100 Book Challenge 2 steps
  • Math
  • Word Study
  • SS/ Science (occasionally)
  • Homework Passes ???
  • Posted each night on website

6
Expected Behavior
  • All students are expected to follow the rules of
    our classroom and the school.
  • Red Light, Green Light Phone Call!
  • Homework Missing?
  • Once or Twice- No big deal!
  • Chronically- We will talk!
  • Emergency- No problem!

7
Responsive Classroom
  • Morning Meeting
  • Teachable Moments
  • Social Skills Modeling and Instruction
  • Positive Behavior System
  • Be Ready, Respectful and Responsible!

8
Reading/Language Arts
  • Standards-Based
  • Balanced Literacy
  • Readers Workshop Video
  • 100 Book Challenge
  • Word Study
  • Words Their Way, Pearson Learning, 2008
  • Project Read
  • Guided Reading Novels
  • Readers Response Journals

9
Reading/Language Arts (cont.)
  • Editing/proofreading skills
  • Cursive Handwriting
  • Read Aloud
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Writing Writers Workshop (pilot)
  • Books, Books, Books! Scholastic Orders!
  • Mystery Readers

10
Math
  • Standards-Based
  • Investigations in Number, Data, and Space,
    Pearson Education, 2008
  • Hands-on, active learning using concrete
    manipulatives
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
  • Vocabulary

11
Math (cont.)
  • Daily homework
  • Daily practice of basic facts
  • Tools for Success

12
Social Studies
  • Standards-Based
  • Regions of Our Country, Social Studies Alive!
  • - Geography
  • - Community
  • Pennsylvania
  • - Government (local)
  • - Pennsylvania Overview

13
Social Studies (cont.)
  • Occasional individual/group projects and/or
    presentations
  • Related Field Trips

14
Science
  • Standards-Based
  • 4 Units
  • Land and Water
  • Astronomy
  • Embryology
  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Health Body Systems
  • Hands-on Approach

15
Encore Schedule
  • 12 Day Cycle
  • Days 1, 4, 7, 10 Gym
  • Days 5, 9, 12 - Art
  • Days 3, 6, 11- Music
  • Days 2, 8- Library/ Guidance
  • Computer Lab TBD

16
Core Extension Time
  • 235-320 each day
  • Pull-outs for services
  • AGP, OT, PT, ESL, Speech, Guidance, etc.
  • Self-directed activities
  • Kid Biz
  • Time for Kids
  • Curricular Boosts
  • Parent Helpers!!!

17
Technology
  • Whole class computer lab
  • research, enrichment, MS Office
  • 4 classroom computers- MacBook Air
  • district network connection
  • http//www.rtmsd.org
  • Individual/Cooperative learning activities
  • Used as a tool to enhance the curriculum
  • iPad Carts

18
Assessment
  • Quizzes (announced and NOT)
  • Tests
  • essay questions
  • Daily Work
  • accuracy, quality, completion
  • Teacher Observation
  • Projects
  • Self/Group/Peer Assessment
  • Rubrics (clear expectations)

19
PSSA Testing
  • Reading and Math State Assessments
  • Testing Window is in March- early April- Do not
    plan vacations for this time. They will not be
    excused.

20
MAP Testing and Dibels
  • Testing for MAP is in the fall and spring
  • Looking for a years growth during the school
    year
  • Dibels
  • Test everyone in the fall, those not benchmark in
    winter and spring

21
Class Trips
  • Upper Providence Twp. Building (govt.)
  • Lankenau Hospital (body systems)
  • Eastern Planetarium (solar system)
  • Franklin Institute (magnetism, electricity, body
    systems, etc.)
  • Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Seed to Snack

22
Questions/ Concerns
23
Were off to a Great Start!
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