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Welcome to Back-to-School Night


Welcome to Back-to-School Night Third Grade Room 204 Ms. Kristine McMath * * Important Information School begins: 8:30 a.m. Recess: 12:30-1:00p.m. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Back-to-School Night

Welcome to Back-to-School Night
  • Third Grade Room 204
  • Ms. Kristine McMath

Important Information
  • School begins 830 a.m.
  • Recess 1230-100p.m.
  • Lunch 100-130p.m.
  • Dismissal 310 p.m.
  • Please send in a snack with your child every day.

Important School Personnel
  • 914-422-2320
  • Principal - Mrs. Niss / Mrs. Ossorio
  • School Secretary Mrs. Rivera
  • School Nurse - Mrs. Maggie
  • Social Worker Mrs. Laura Zottola
  • Learning Facilitator -Mrs. Katin-Borland (Mrs.
  • If your child is going to be absent please
    contact the office of it counts as an illegal

  • AB days- Gym
  • CD - Music
  • EF Art
  • F-Day Library
  • Students must wear sneakers on gym days.

3rd Grade is Wired!
  • Go to www.whiteplainspublicschools.org
  • Once you visit the site, save it to your
  • Please make sure your phone numbers and addresses
    are up to date.
  • If you havent already please add your cell phone
    or email address for instant breaking news. You
    will be notified of school updates, snow days
  • Please make sure you send in your internet
    agreements, emergency dismissal forms, etc.

Student Expectations
  • Come to class and be on time.
  • Complete class work on time.
  • Do all your homework and bring it to school with
    you each day.
  • Bring all necessary materials to class.
  • Be an active learner/ participate!
  • Respect others
  • Read for at least 20 minutes every night. (see

Why read for 20 minutes a night?
  • Research Shows That
  • Children who read on grade level by the end of
    3rd grade are statistically more successful in

Reading Levels in 3rd Grade
  • Beginning in September Level 28
  • Mid Year- January Level 34
  • End of Year- June Level 38

Balanced Literacy
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Reading Response
  • Stamina

  • Reading- I block
  • Every child is tested and grouped according to
    their reading level. These groups are flexible
    and change though out the school year.
  • Enrichment- Visual Reasoning and Math
  • Enrichment happens twice a year for 2 cycles.
    If your child qualifies you will be notified by

Curriculum- continued
  • Math- Envisions Math Program
  • District wide program
  • Social Studies Communities around the World
  • Science- Soils, Human Body, Metric System, Animal

The Year of Responsibility
  • Third grade marks the time when children are
    simultaneously becoming individuals and striving
    to remain part of the group.
  • 2. Being responsible means that we do the right
  • even when no one is looking. We do the
    right thing
  • just because it is right and not because we
    will get
  • credit or praise for doing it.
  • 3. Exercise Self-Control, Be Accountable, Be
    Proactive, solve problems on your own.

Responsive Classroom
  • Social and academic learning go hand in hand
  • All children want to learn and can learn
  • Knowing the child individually, culturally,
  • Greeting, Activity, Share, Morning Message

  • Homework is posted each and every morning.
    Students are responsible for copying assignments
    into their planners.
  • Assignments and notices are put into students
    mailboxes. Students have been instructed to make
    sure they have everything before they leave.
  • Spelling homework is due on Friday math should
    come back daily unless otherwise directed.
  • Read for a least 20 minutes a day.

  • Trips are chosen based on the Curriculum some of
    the place that the third grade have visited in
    the past are
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Hall of Science
  • Botanical Garden
  • All trips and their dates are TBD


Ways to Help Your Child
  • Talk to your children about their experiences and
    listen and respond to what they are saying
  • Read aloud to them (on a regular basis if
  • Model good reading
  • Discuss the subject matter of the reading
  • Stressing that comprehension is key
  • Discuss stories that may relate to you (they love
    to hear them)
  • When your child asks questions help them find the
    answers (i.e. definitions of words)
  • Utilizing books, the internet, etc.
  • Take family field trips
  • Carefully monitor television habits and video

Conferences Report Cards
  • Report Card Dates Given out 3 times a year
  • December 6th
  • March 14th
  • June 26th
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Afternoon conferences 28 and 29th of October
  • Evening conference November 7th
  • Afternoon conference February 27th and March 4th
  • Evening March 6th
  • Please keep your appointment and call if you need
    to cancel.

Standardized Testing
  • New York State Exam
  • April 1st -3rd ELA
  • April 30th May 8th Math
  • This test is given to all students in grades 3-8
    throughout NYS.

Our Classroom
  • Please check your childs book bag daily.
  • When sending money into school, place in an
    envelope with your childs name, class, and what
    the money is for.
  • If you would like to send in something for your
    child to celebrate their birthday please feel
    free to do so. You can drop it off in the main
  • My contact information kmcmath_at_wpcsd.k12.ny.us
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