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Title: WELCOME TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!


1
WELCOME TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!
  • Mrs. Yencho - Room 301
  • syencho_at_eastpennsd.org
  • Miss Bankos - Room 302
  • anb5029_at_gmail.com
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • (610) 965-1645

2
Finding a Balance in Grade 3
  • Focus is on the student
  • Greater responsibilities in intermediate grades
  • More student decision making
  • More independent work with an emphasis on problem
    solving
  • Higher level thinking is fostered
  • Focus on organization

3
Communication is the Key to Success!
Websites www.eastpennsd.org/teacherpages/syencho
www.eastpennsd.org/teacherpages/kkao
4
ROUTINE STUDY TIME
5
LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Harcourt STORYTOWN Series
  • Developing reading strategies in order to promote
    more independent and fluent readers.
  • Focus Skills/Comprehension Strategies
  • Spelling and Phonics Skills
  • Robust Vocabulary
  • Grammar and Writing Workshop
  • Literacy Centers meeting independent levels
  • W.I.N (What I Need) 1115-1200
  • During this time students will be engaged in
    learning activities related to reading and
    writing to meet their needs.
  • May leave the room

6
Daily 5
  • A structured learning environment where students
    will spend their time in order to influence their
    level of reading proficiency. Students need to
    be actively engaged in reading and writing
    throughout the day.
  • Read to Self
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work
  • Work on Writing

7
HSP MATH PROGRAM 3rd GRADE PILOT TEAM
  • New Math Common Core Standards (2014) Curriculum
    being taught will focus more on in-depth
    discovery learning, problem solving, and Webbs
    Depth of Knowledge Online activities, books,
    and resources
  • Focus on
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Measurement and Data
  • Multiplication Concepts and Facts
  • Division Concepts and Facts
  • Geometry
  • Patterns (algebra)
  • Money and Time
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Symmetry and Congruence

Lots of technology and interactive materials!
Lessons will focus on 3rd grade PA standards.
This means we may not teach every lesson in every
chapter. Math tests will be sent home by your
childs math teacher. Please sign and return the
packet the next day.
8
Science and Social Studies
  • 3rd Grade will not receive a letter grade on
    their report card in science and social studies
    however, there will be quizzes, tests, and
    projects that will be assessed.
  • STEM initiative inquiry based learning
    activities and experiments more project based
    vs. read and respond
  • Science Units Life science, earths land,
    cycles in nature and space, and exploring energy
    and forces.
  • Social Studies Units Lehigh County,
    Communities, Native Americans, Geography,
    Colonies, Moving West, and Citizenship.
  • Both texts are at a challenging reading level.
    We will read the texts as a whole group, and
    students will not be asked to read it
    independentlyunless they are studying! ?

9
PSSA Preparation Math and Reading
  • Dates Week of March 17-21st
  • All state standards will be taught prior to the
    PSSA tests
  • Adjust our curriculum in order to teach all
    standards (math, reading)
  • Lots of preparation and practice including test
    taking strategies so that students feel both
    comfortable and confident!
  • Students cannot study for this test, but rather
    it is an accumulation of knowledge throughout
    their years.
  • We encourage students to relax, focus on test
    taking strategies, and do their best! Our job is
    to encourage them to work hard all yearnot
    stress them out! They will ALL be fine!
  • Please do not schedule any trips or doctors
    appointments during this week.

10
TECHNOLOGY
  • Students will be exposed to a variety of new
    technology in 3rd grade
  • Typing skills
  • Webquests
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Glogster
  • Teacher websites
  • Wikispaces
  • Study island
  • Website research (national geographic for kids,
    world book online for kids, etc.)
  • Vokis
  • E-labs for math
  • iMovie
  • Moodle (student blogs)
  • LAPTOPS?_

11
Happy Birthday!
  • Celebrate with non-edible treats as per district
    board policy 246
  • -Students will be on morning announcements
  • Bubbles, stickers, pencils, erasers, etc

12
Extras
  • Mystery Readers
  • Parent Conferences Sign-Up-Genius
  • School Wide Positive Behavior
    tokens/Principals 100

13
THANKS FOR COMING!
  • We are looking forward to a great year in 3rd
    grade!
  • Mrs. Yencho and Miss Bankos
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