Welcome to Open House Mrs. Spencer’s rd 3 Grade Pickett’s Mill 2014 Pickett’s Mill Mission Statement Engaged in Learning, Leading in Excellence Our Class Mission Statement Do our best Ready to lead Earn respect Always be awesome Make good choices • Born in Georgia, but have lived where the Army took me • Married 18 years • 1 son Maxim, 5 years old and 1 daughter Hannah, 14 years old • Taught 3rd grade for 5 years, Preschool for 8 years, and first year in Cobb County • Love to read, go to the movies and spend time with my family Classroom Goals To develop and inspire leadership in each of our students. To provide a supportive, safe and fun classroom environment. To build the self-confidence and interpersonal skills children need to become successful learners. 7 Leadership Habits Be Proactive Begin With the End in Mind Put First Things First Think Win-Win Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Synergize Sharpen the Saw • My Website • Email [email protected] • Agendas • Phone (least effective) • Red PTA Folders BINDER The purpose of the binder is to help students develop organizational skills and learn to be proactive by putting first things first. Helping your child stay organized is very important. It can be a struggle for many children. Establish a routine at home for going through their binder each night and doing homework. You'll be happy you did. Sign agenda on a daily basis • Weekly Curriculum – Mondays • Spelling Words • Important Reminders • Daily Behavior • Signed EVERY Night • No signature = No ticket • Papers with a comment, check, star, etc are practice pages • Papers with a 3+, 3, 2, 1 are graded for assessment purposes • Grading Scale: 3+ Exceeds Standard 3 Meets Standards 2 Progressing Towards Meeting Standards 1 Limited Progress or Does Not Meet Standards • Any grade of “1” is to be signed and returned • Progress Reports at 4 1/2 weeks in areas of concern •The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. •You can also visit this link for more information, videos, and FAQ's. http://www.corestandards.org/ • Agendas • Tickets (Weekly Raffle) • Coins • Seven Habits Fish •Homework packets will be given on Mondays and are due the following Friday. •Help your child with his/her homework if he/she gets stuck. You should not have to help with every problem. •Check your child’s homework for accuracy and quality of work •Homework is not used as a grade. It’s meant to reinforce the skills learned in school. •Your child should be responsible for making sure his or her homework is in the binder and is returned to school. •Homework should not take more than 30 minutes per night. •In addition to the weekly homework packet, your child should be reading AT LEAST 20 minutes per night. Sometimes part of the homework packet will be a graphic organizer to be used on a book of choice. • Make-up work will be sent home with a “Homework” stamp on it • After 10 absences the school will (regardless of absence notes) • Not all work can be made up • Send in an excuse letter/doctor’s note • After 5 absences I must contact you • contact you Joy Cronauer Will keep you up to date on class events. As events come up you will be emailed. Would be glad to accept help Daily Schedule 7:15-7:50 8:00-9:00 9:00-9:45 9:50-10:35 10:40-11:25 11:30-11:45 11:51-12:21 12:25-12:40 12:45-1:55 2:00-2:10 Morning Work Math ELA Writing Specials Science Social Studies Recess Lunch DEAR Reading Pack Up Dismissal Cafeteria News • Menus are available on the website. • Prices Student-$2.15 Adult-$3.25 • Lunches may be pre-paid. Make sure to put student ID on all checks. • No fast food is permitted. • Side Items--$.30-$1.00 (must have parent permission to purchase) • Genre Focus each 9 weeks • Not learning how to read now, we’re reading to learn • Mostly Strategies • Fluency Passages • DRA/Lexile • Words Their Way (Spelling) • G.U.M.S. • Writing – 6 Traits of Effective Writing • Whole Group Mini Lessons • Independent Writing • Writing Conferences • Writes in variety of genres such as narrative, informational, persuasive, & response to literature • Number • • • • • • • • Sense Multiplication & Division Fractions & Algebra Measurement Geometry Data Analysis Math Journals Math Busters ~ Timed Tests PROBLEM SOLVING!!! Science • • • • • Rocks & Minerals, Fossils, Soil Magnets Heat Georgia Habitats & Organisms Conservation & Recycling • Science Journal • Units will alternate • Generally no homework other than studying for a unit test • Study Guides will be posted on blog. Social Studies • Roots of Our Democracy, Our Economy, Geography, Maps & Globes • Paul Revere • Fredrick Douglas • Susan B. Anthony • Mary McLeod Bethune • Franklin Roosevelt • Thurgood Marshall • Lyndon B. Johnson • Cesar Chavez Technology • Every morning begins with PBS Morning Announcements • Many of our lessons will be on the SMARTboard • I-Respond • Downstairs computer lab/laptop cart • Students will create their own GA Habitat Slideshow Assessments October 7-9 Cognitive Abilities Test Oct 10-17 Iowa Assessment April 15-24 End of Grade Assessment (formerly CRCT) • Birthday Treats ~ shared at lunch so please make sure they are individually cut! • Snacks ~ send in a healthy snack daily •Join PTA Thank You! THANK YOU for taking the time to attend Open House! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities! Please write your child a quick note on the paper provided. They would love to see a message from you in the morning!