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Title: 3rd Grade Curriculum Night

3rd Grade Curriculum Night
  • Calebs Creek Elementary School
  • September 2014

3rd grade team
  • Mrs. Bowman, Mrs. Ferguson, Miss Barnhardt, Mrs.
  • Mrs. Marotz, Mrs. Palmore, Mrs. Hentz

  • DIBELS Next
  • Formative and Summative Assessments
  • End-of-Quarter Assessments
  • Quarterly Writing Benchmarks
  • The Writing Process
  • EOG Testing
  • Transition from 2nd to 3rd
  • Letter Grades!!
  • We are on a 7 point scale
  • 93-100 A85-92 B77-84 C This is
    AVERAGE!! 70-76 D
  • 69 ir below F
  • We are looking for EFFORT not Perfection!

Expectations and Character Day
Homework Policy
Homework in 3rd grade is very important and is
reflective of what we do in the classroom. 
Math sheet due Friday Read 20-30 minutes
nightly Spelling- 4 activities due Friday Check
your childs agenda nightly for new assignments
or classroom news.   Please work with your child
to ensure that homework is done neatly and to the
best of their ability.  If you don't understand,
please write a note to let me know so I can work
with your child the next day for maximum
understanding. Homework is due on Friday. Your
child can adjust their schedule as needed!
Field trips
  • 1st quarter- Kersey Valley (October 10th)
  • 2nd quarter- Mrs. Hanes Cookie Factory
  • Jan 14th- Hentz, Ferguson, Schoonover
  • Jan 15th- Barnhardt, Bowman, Marotz
  • 3rd quarter- Discovery Place in Charlotte
  • (March 26th)
  • 4th quarter- In school speakers/End-of-Year
    picnic at Triad Park
  • Chaperones must fill out online volunteer form
    and pay at the field trip.

Staying Informed
  • Wednesday packet
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Contact your childs teacher via e-mail
  • Reminder 101 Text Messages
  • Emails
  • Newsletters
  • School and class webpage
  • School telephone 336-703-6757

Strip of paper?
  • Please use this to record any questions you have
    and drop them in the bucket before leaving. We
    will answer them in a FAQ brochure in an upcoming
    Wednesday packet.

North Carolina Read to AchieveA Guide for
Parents to House Bill 950
What Is Read to Achieve?
  • Read to Achieve is part of the Excellent Public
    Schools Act
  • It became effective 2013-2014 school year
  • The law can be accessed through
  • http//www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF

What is the Goal of Read to Achieve?
  • The goal of the State is to ensure that every
    student read at or above grade level by the end
    of third grade and continue to progress in
    reading proficiency so that he or she can read,
    comprehend, integrate, and apply complex text
    when needed.
  • (Excellent Public Schools Act, NC HB 950/S.L.

Facilitating Early Grade Reading Proficiency
  • K-3 students will be assessed using the mCLASS
    Reading 3D assessment system
  • The data helps teachers plan appropriate reading
    instruction for each student
  • All parents/guardians will receive a Home Connect
    letter three times a year showing their childs
    progress along with activities that can be used
    at home to support reading

End of Social Promotion
  • Third graders will complete the EOG for reading
  • If they are proficient, they are promoted to 4th
  • If they are not, they may qualify for a good
    cause exemption and be promoted to 4th grade
  • The legislation identifies five good cause

Good Cause Exemptions
  • Limited English Proficient students with fewer
    than 2 years of instruction in ESL
  • Students with disabilities with IEPs who are
    working 2 or more grade levels below
  • Students who demonstrate reading proficiency
    appropriate for 3rd grade on an alternative
    assessment (Read to Achieve Test)
  • Students who demonstrate reading proficiency
    through a student reading portfolio
  • Students who have received reading intervention
    and previously been retained more than once in
    prior K, 1st, or 2nd

End of Social Promotion
  • If students do not qualify for a good cause
    exemption then they may take a retest of the EOG
    or the Read to Achieve test
  • If they are proficient on one of these
    assessments they are promoted to 4th grade

Summer Reading Camp
  • If students do not qualify for a good cause
    exemption they are then enrolled in a Summer
    Reading Camp
  • Summer Reading Camp is the parents decision. If
    the choice is not to enroll, the student is
    retained to a 3rd grade classroom

Summer Reading Camp
  • Summer Reading Camp includes 72 hours of
    intensive, research based reading instruction
  • Dates and times for Summer Reading Camp will be
    determined by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School

Summer Reading Camp
  • Students attending Summer Reading Camp will
    have two opportunities to be promoted to the
    fourth grade
  • The student scores proficient on the alternate
    reading assessment (Read to Achieve Test)
  • The students reading portfolio demonstrates
    reading proficiency

After Summer Reading Camp
  • Students who are not promoted after Summer
  • Reading Camp
  • Student is placed into a fourth grade with a
    retained label and receives intensive reading
  • If student has already been retained once, the
    district/school shall provide a plan for reading
    at home, which will include a contract with the

Parent/Guardian Notification of the Retention
  • Teachers will meet with parent/guardian as needed
    to discuss students reading progress
  • Written notification of retention will be sent to
    the parent/guardian of a student not
    demonstrating reading proficiency by the end of
    third grade.
  • Parent/Guardian will be notified in writing of
    the reason the student is not eligible for a good
    cause exemption

Parent/Guardian Notification of the Retention
  • Parent/Guardian of a student who is retained
    shall receive at least monthly written reports on
    the student progress toward reading proficiency
  • Teachers and Principals shall provide
    opportunities to discuss the notifications with

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What Can Parents Do to Help?
  • Find some time for reading every day. Reading
    before bedtime is great, but any time is a good
    time for reading
  • Be sure to read books that your child enjoys
  • Even 15 minutes a day will make a big difference
    in your childs achievement and enjoyment of
  • The more you read together, the more fun ways you
    will find to enjoy reading

For More Information
  • Visit the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County home
    pages link to Read to Achieve at
  • http//wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/71144
  • Contact your schools principal and/or childs
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