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Title: Welcome to 3rd Grade Curriculum Night!


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Welcome to 3rd Grade Curriculum Night!
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Overview
  • Curriculum guide can be found at
  • http//www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/Page/2804
  • How to use this curriculum and home support guide
  • 3rd grade homework policy
  • Approximately 10 minutes of homework per grade
    level
  • At this point, your student should read at least
    15 minutes per night
  • Each night you should plan for at least 30
    minutes total time for homework
  • Assignment Notebook needs to be signed and
    returned every day

3
Language Arts Reading
  • MAP scores and DRA testing to determine
    individual needs.
  • Students will participate in reading groups at
    their reading level or dealing with a skill they
    need.
  • Daily reading is the key to becoming a better
    reader.

4
Language Arts Writing
  • Students will write stories, reports, poems, and
    letters.
  • Each day a lesson will be taught and time to
    write will be provided.
  • Students write at their own pace.
  • Writers Notebooks are places where we keep our
    ideas.

5
Language Arts Word Study
  • Students select 5 words from a list of High
    Frequency words that they didnt know on the
    pretest this fall.
  • Students will be practicing a feature skill each
    week.
  • The goal is to teach students about words and how
    they relate students learn patterns for a
    lifetime, not a list for a week.
  • There will be a quick quiz every Friday in place
    of traditional Spelling test.
  • Word Study homework will be given on Monday and
    is due on Friday.

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Math
  • Students will have blue math homework almost
    every night.
  • Students will be pre-tested on each chapter.
  • Typical math lesson
  • whole group lesson, try sample problems as a
    class and then individual or small group work.
  • Big focus in 3rd grade is mastering
    multiplication facts.
  • Please review addition and subtraction facts at
    home.

9
Online Math Tools
  • Math Expressions textbook
  • Online math manipulatives
  • Online games
  • www-k6.thinkcentral.com
  • Username firstnamelastname deanpod or
    jackson3
  • Password 123456 or
    jackson3
  • Lunch number

10
Science
  • Hands-on activities with reading resources
  • Three areas studied
  • Life science (plants and animals)
  • Physical Science (energy and sound)
  • Space and Technology (planets, solar system)
  • Throughout the science units there will be a
    focus on science based careers

11
Social Studies
  • Themes covered this year
  • Geography and Mapping
  • Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Social Studies box online www.pearsonsuccessnet.co
m Username DeanPod Password Jackson3
12
Health
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Drugs
  • Decision making
  • How to take care of your body

13
Report cards
  • Grades
  • 4, 3, 2, or 1
  • 4 100-93, 392-80
  • 279-70, and 169 and below
  • Personal Growth
  • M most of the time
  • S some of the time
  • NP needs improvement

14
Study Island
  • http//www.studyisland.com/web/index/
  • Map scores will be uploaded to Study Island to
    meet the needs of each student.

Username firstnamelastname.jc ex deanpod.jc
Password 123456 (Lunch number)
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Lexia
  • http//www.lexialearning.com/
  • Lexia provides personalized learning on
    foundational reading skills for students of all
    abilities, and delivers norm-referenced
    performance data and analysis without
    interrupting the flow of instruction to
    administer a test.

Online code 1096-5327-4339-2529
IPAD app Lexia Reading
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How can you help at home?
  • check your childs back pack each night and
    return the round-trip home folder
  • practice and review math facts and games
  • discuss the current science and social studies
    topics with your child
  • spend time reading stories together

17
Field Trips We will need volunteers for all of
our field trips
  • Shakopee Fire Station fire safety week
  • Minnesota Wildlife Refuge
  • Fall Seeds on the Go!
  • Winter Snowshoeing
  • Spring Measuring trees
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Beginning of April
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Beginning of May

18
Daily Schedule 2013-2014
  • 840910 Writers Workshop
  • 910-940 Encore
  • 940-1000 Morning Work
  • 1000-1030 Reading Mini Lesson
  • 1030-1120 Readers Workshop 
  • 11331153 Recess
  • 11531213 Lunch
  • 1220-1240 Social Studies/Health
  • 1240-140 Math
  • 140-230 Specialists
  • 230-255 Science
  • 255-305 Clean Up/Notebook
  • 305310 Dismissal

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Any questions? Thank you for all your
support!!!
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