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Title: Welcome to Curriculum Night

Welcome to Curriculum Night
  • Ms. Keens Classroom
  • 3rd Grade

Ms. Erin Keen
  • Educational Background
  • BS in Elementary Education (University of
  • Masters in EducationProfessional Development
  • (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse)
  • Experience
  • Beginning my 23rd year of teaching--19 years in
    Wisconsin, 2 years in Raymond, WA and 1 year in
    Issaquah at Sunset Elementary
  • Levels Early Childhood, K-3 Cognitive
    Disabilities, Elementary, Middle School, Columbia
    Virtual Academy (online school) for grades K-12
  • Family

Daily Schedule Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 915 930 Attendance, Lunch Count, Collect
    Homework Reading or Math Warm Up
  • 930 - 1030 Literacy Block (Balanced Reading)
  • Teacher reads aloud and models skills. Shared
    Reading student and teacher read together.
    Guided Reading small group instruction.
    Independent Reading
  • Making Meaning comprehension strategies
  • 1030-1100 Specialist
  • 1100-1240 Literacy Block (Writing)
  • Units of Study Narrative, Informational,
  • Daily Oral Language, Spelling, Cursive
  • 1240-130 Lunch / Recess
  • 130 215 Math Block
  • Everyday
    Math, Math Strategies (problem solving)
  • 215 230 Recess

Daily Schedule Wednesday
  • 900 930 Attendance, Lunch Count, Collect
  • Reading or Math Warm Up
  • 930 1030 Literacy Block
  • 1030 1100 Specialist
  • 1100-1210 Math Block
  • 1210 1240 Social Studies / Science / Health
  • 1240- 125 Lunch/Recess
  • 125 130 Assignment Sheets
    (homework), Mailboxes, Pack Up

Specialist Schedule (30 Minute Blocks)
  • Library Monday 1030
  • Music Tuesday 1030
  • Friday 1030
  • PE Wednesday 1030
  • Thursday 1030
  • Computer Lab Tuesday 1145 -1245

Reading Curriculum
  • Balanced Reading Program
  • Read To (teacher reads aloud and models skills)
  • Shared Reading (students and teacher read
  • Guided Reading (small group instruction with
    students reading text at the correct level of
  • Independent Reading (students mostly reading in
    just right books
  • Comprehension / Vocabulary/ Phonics
  • Making Meaning
  • Teaching comprehension strategies using picture
    books to explicitly model comprehension
  • Books related to our themes of instruction
  • Native Americans, Pioneers, Rocks Minerals
  • Reading Skills
  • Examining Characters, Setting, Plot, Problem /
    Solution, Point of View, Infer from Text,
    Predict, Compare Contrast, Fact vs. Opinion,
    Main Idea, Supporting Details
  • Reading at home (20 / 30 minutes per day and
    record on Reading Calendar w/ parent initials )
  • Eager Reader Program - PTA

Written Language
  • Units of Study / Writers Workshop model
  • Explicit instruction on various forms of
    writing narrative, informational, and opinion.
    Students will practice the new skills, teacher
    will confer with individual students or small
    groups, and students share writing.
  • Focusing on the writing process ideas, draft,
    proof read edit, final copy.
  • Language Arts
  • Writing good sentences, identifying sentence
    fragments, developing a good paragraph, verb
    agreement, present tense vs. past tense,
    capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Spelling
  • We will focus on high frequency words, teach
    spelling generalizations and patterns, and apply
    these skills to our own writing
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Apply rules and generalizations to two
    sentences with mistakes to teach proof reading,
    then students apply these skills to their own
  • Cursive Writing / Keyboarding

  • Everyday Mathematics
  • Developed by the University of Chicago School
    Mathematics Project
  • Six Content Strands
  • Number and Numeration counting patterns, place
    value, reading and writing whole numbers through
    1,000,000 fractions, decimals, and integers.
  • Operations and Computation practicing
    multiplication and division facts, extended to
    multi-digit problems working with properties
    operations, fractions and money
  • Data and Chance Collecting, organizing, and
    displaying data using tables, charts, and graphs
    using basic probability terms
  • Measurement equivalent units of length
    recognizing appropriate units of measure, finding
    area, using multiplication arrays, coordinate
    grids, thermometers, clocks, calendars, and maps
  • Geometry exploring 2 and 3 dimensional shapes
  • Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

In Everyday Mathematics you can expect to see
  • a problem-solving approach based on everyday
  • an instructional approach that revisits concepts
  • frequent practice of basic skills, often through
  • lessons based on activities and discussion
  • mathematical content that goes beyond basic
  • Everyday Math has parent letters for each unit
    and Home Link pages children practice concepts
    presented in class.

Math Extras IXL Comprehensive math review site,
practice questions, hundreds of skills Math
Strategies Children practice problem solving
strategy presented and explain their
thinking in written form (weekly in class)
Science / Health
  • Scientific Investigation Process
  • Salmon / Salmon Life
  • F.I.S.H
  • Salmon Hatchery Field Trip
  • Science Kits
  • Salmon
  • Weather
  • Earth Science / Rocks
  • Science to Go Program
  • Animal Life Cycles Characteristics
  • Forms of Energy
  • Fossils Comparison Past Present
  • Ethno botany
  • Health
  • Nutrition Food, Body Systems, How to Stay
    Healthy, Stress Management, Risk
  • Related to Drug Use, Changes in Families, Self
    Empowerment, and Conflict Resolution

Social Studies
  • Pilgrims
  • Pacific Northwest Native Americans
  • Overview of the 5 geographic regions with
    Native Americans
  • Northwest Pioneers
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Westward Movement
  • Pioneer Life
  • Pioneer Farms
  • Map skills

  • Basic Operations and Concepts
  • Productivity Tool
  • Learn Keyboarding
  • Integrate technology with our daily work
  • Library search for books
  • Find information
  • Reinforce Learning
  • Salmon Challenge
  • Brain Pop
  • Oregon Trail
  • Everyday Math on line (games student
    reference book)
  • IXL Math
  • RAZ Reading

Field Trips Activities
  • F.I.S.H. / Fish Hatchery to be determined
  • Science to Go
  • Animal Life Cycles October 1th 2014
  • Forms of Energy March 6th, 2015
  • Fossil Comparisons April 22nd , 2015
  • Ethno botany June 5th , 2015
  • PTA Enrichment Activities to be determined
  • Pacific Northwest Coast Native American
  • Museum Box March 2015
  • Pioneer Farms May or June / to be determined

Student Responsibility
  • Classroom Agreements
  • Help and cooperate with each other
  • Treat each other nicely
  • Be clean, neat and organized
  • Try your best
  • Show respect
  • Successful Sockeye Behavior
  • Class management tools
  • Sensational Sockeyes (individuals)
  • Cube Jar class reward tool, fill the cube
    jar and earn rewards
  • Table Group Chart
  • Take a Break (individuals)
  • Behavior Chart (individuals)

  • Regular and punctual attendance is important
    arrive at school on time and try not to sign your
    child out early.
  • Excused absences include illness/health,
    religious observances, school-approved
    activities, family emergencies, and family trips
    with prior principal permission. 
  • Please notify the school before 830 a.m. and
    provide your child's name, teacher's name, and
    the reason for the absence.
  • Students are responsible for completing missed
    work.  When your child returns from an excused
    absence, I will provide make-up assignments,
    along with a reasonable timeline for completion. 
    Make-up assignments are not provided in advance.

  • Assignment sheet filled out each day
  • Unfinished work becomes homework and is due the
    following day
  • Assigned homework Math Home link
  • Read 20 / 30 minutes (oral reading silent
  • E-mail keene_at_issaquah.wednet.edu
  • http//connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/suns

  • Fall Harvest / Halloween
  • Valentines Day
  • End of the Year
  • Birthdays
  • Birthday are recognized in class but without
    food treats card from teacher, recognition in
    morning message and on calendar
  • Rewards

Classroom Website
  • Specialist Schedule
  • Newsletter
  • Curriculum Night Presentation

Bits Pieces
  • Turn in Volunteer Opportunities Information Sheet
  • Sign up for conferences will be in October on
    line information will be sent out by the ISD
  • Need Individual User Access Informed Consent
    (computer lab, classroom, library)
  • Washington State Patrol Form - Field Trips
  • Room Parents A couple of people works well
  • Need Art Docent - need 1 or 2 people
  • Bus Passes Please send notes with children or
    e-mail before school
  • Lunch Money
  • Highly Capable Program / Math Challenge
    Tuesday, 930-1030
  • LAP/ Title I 30 minutes two days per week.
  • ELL Program support comes to the classroom
  • Family Access (Student information on line- pass
    word from office)
  • Sunset Web Site http//www.sunset.issaquah.wedne

  • Sunset Office (425) 837-5600
  • Direct line to the classroom
  • (425) 837-5636 (800am-900am and 340-440pm)
  • E-mail (easiest way to contact me during the day
    and quickest way for a short response)
  • keene_at_issaquah.wednet.edu

  • Thanks for coming!
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