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<ul><li> 1. Elkridge Elementarys 3rd GradeBack-to-School Night Parents andTeachers helpingstudents win ateverythingthey do!</li></ul> <p> 2. Meet Our Team Emma Bass Kevin Ridgley Kelly McNally Kathy Shilling Jillian Kell Emily Ruffing Team Leader Patty Bensinger- SpecialEducation Karen Cole Kandi Hancock Emilie Davignon 3. Our Vision &amp; MissionVISIONEvery student isinspired to learnand empoweredto excelMISSIONWe cultivate a vibrantlearning communitythat prepares students tothrive in a dynamic world 4. School News and InformationWeb Social mediaEmailPrintTextsFace-to-Face 5. HCPSS NewsElkridge Elementary News: emailSystem-wide Weekly News for Parents:emailEmergency notices (schoolclosings/delays): text and/or emailSign up atwww.hcpssnews.com 6. School Closing/Delay NotificationsEmail and text: HCPSS NewsSystem website:www.hcpss.orgFacebook:www.facebook.com/HoCoSchoolsTwitter: @hcpss 7. New school websiteEES.hcpss.org 8. Student Information System / ParentPortal 9. Social MediaElkridge Elementary Twitter: @hcpss_eesHCPSSFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HoCoSchoolsHCPSS Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HCPSSInteract with the Superintendent:Twitter: www.Twitter.com/SuperHCPSSBlog: superintendent.hcpss.org 10. Third Grades Schedule9:10 Morning Work9:30 Content10:30 Specials11:30 Snack/ Math1:00 Recess/Lunch2:00 Language Arts (Reading/Writing)3:45 Stack and Pack 11. Understanding the Next GenerationScience Standards (NGSS)Third Grade 12. Key Shifts K-12 science education should focus on BOTHcontent and skill, so that students know how toapply their factual knowledge. Science and engineering are integrated in theNGSS from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. The NGSS were specifically designed to preparestudents for college, careers, and citizenship.NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Appendix A: ConceptualShifts in the Next Generation Science Standards. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Link 13. Key Shifts The NGSS are aligned with the MarylandCollege and Career Readiness ELA andMathematics Standards. The NGSS were purposefully created based onresearch, by an extensive group - across 26states - of practicing scientists, brain researchprofessionals, science education researchers,educators, policy experts, and were evenreleased to the public for review and revision.NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Appendix A: ConceptualShifts in the Next Generation Science Standards. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Link 14. 22001144 -- 22001155As we implement We want to focus onScientific and Engineering PracticesWeather and ClimateForces and Interactions Interdependent Relationships inEcosystems: Plant and Animal SurvivalInheritance and Variation of Traits: LifeCycles and Traits 15. Social Studies UnitsOur Community and BeyondCommunities Near and FarThe Community Count$The Citizen and the Community 16. Math Units Some of ourstandards include: Whole Numbers Multiplication Division Fractions Geometry MeasurementWe have flexiblegrouping accordingto his/her needs. 17. Reading Levels 18. Daily 5 The Daily Five is a way of structuring thereading block so every student isindependently engaged in meaningful literacytasks. Students receive explicit whole groupinstruction and then are given independentpractice time to read and write independentlywhile I provide focused, intense instruction toindividuals and small groups of students. 19. Daily 5 When it is up and running smoothly, studentswill be engaged in the Daily Five, which arecomprised of: Read to Self Work on Writing Read to Someone Listen to Reading Word Work 20. Daily 5 There are very specific behavior expectationsthat go with each Daily 5 component. Wewill spend our first weeks working intenselyon building our reading and writing stamina,learning the behaviors of the Daily 5 andfostering our classroom community. 21. WORD STUDYA Powerful New ApproachPhonics PrefixesSuffixesGreek &amp; LatinRootsVocabularySpelling 22. Did you know?? The English language has approximately2,000,000 words Technology contributes 20,000 newwords per year School texts and reading materials includemore than 180,000 different words Over 60% of the words studentsencounter in their reading haverecognizable word parts 23. Word StudyTHEN Assigned word lists Little or no connection tocurricular areas or eachother The weekly assignment:Find and write a definitionfor each word, or Useeach word in a sentence A test came at the end of theweek (rote memorization) 24. Why UseThis New Approach? Systematic approach to word awareness andvocabulary building 90% of English words of two or moresyllables are of Greek or Latin origin Most academic vocabulary is derived fromLatin and Greek origins 25. Word StudyNOW Word lists are organizedthrough meaningful roots orpatterns Expand and deepen wordknowledge during content-areastudy The weekly assignment:Meet the Root, Combine andCreate, Read and Reason,Extend and Explore Applied spelling andlanguage conventions tests 26. WORD STUDY IN SCHOOLGrades 3, 4,5 Meet the Root: students define and conquera list of words as they identify the wordparts and roots Combine and Create: students combinewords built from the root and pattern Read and Reason: students read text inwhich they encounter the word part/root Extend and Explore: students create newapplications for the vocabulary 27. Weekly Language Arts HomeworkGrades 1 through 5Daily Reading: Students will read for aspecified time (according to grade level)Qwuitihck a W parriteen:t Tsiwgnicaet uar we eek students willselect a quick write topic based onScience, Social Studies, and HealthSWtaonrdda rSdtus.d y Pattern menu: Twice a weekstudents will choose an activity from theWord Study menu provided. These wordstudy activities follow the new word patternPinletarsoed uncoeted: i nW sochrdoso lt.hat are included on the WeeksWord Study Pattern are only suggested words forpractice. Students will not be tested on these words,they will be tested on their knowledge of the actualword study pattern. 28. WORD STUDY AT HOMEGrades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Word Sorts: students sort for the pattern Word Hunts: students search for the patternin a variety of text Word Associations: write additional wordsthat connect to the target word or pattern Vocabulary: students find new andinteresting words to put in their notebooks 29. Homework Students will receive homework Monday Thursday Language Arts Building Vocabulary Reading Read for 20 minutes Math-Review from previous concepts Homework should take students between 45minutes to an hour each evening 30. Intermediate Report Cards Children will be markedin Reading and Mathaccording to theirpresent ability.A - Above Grade LevelO - On Grade LevelB - Below Grade Level 31. Effort GradingDid you:1. Use your time wisely?2. Cooperate and contribute to classdiscussions and activities?3. Produce quality work basedon ability?4. Take school work seriously? 32. On Track to Elk cellence Tickets Personal, class, team, and school track Weekly Track Star Daily ratings Elkridge 3 33. Field Trips Baltimore Museum of Industry February19th and 20th have been tentatively set. Robinson Nature Center April 9th and 10thhave been tentatively set. 34. Communication Daily communication of homework inassignment book. Weekly communication will be in theFriday folder you will find all graded work,PTA forms, and school forms. Website-find homework, announcements,online resources, etc 35. StandardizedAssessments 36. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) 37. PARCC 38. CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) - Grades3-5 39. GT at EESMrs. Pfeifer and Ms. FastmanFourth and Fifth Grade GTMath~ Testingrequired to participateCurriculum Extension UnitsSeminars 40. EES Parent Volunteer TrainingWho are Parent Volunteers?o All parents who volunteer in the classroomo All parents who volunteer to chaperone a field trip The purpose of the trainingTo comply with MD State Law &amp; HCPSS Policy 1030To review how to report suspected child abuseTo review the importance of protecting all studentsconfidentialityTo review general expectations of parent volunteers 41. MD State Law &amp; HCPSS Policy1030 Requires employee or parent volunteers ofthe Howard County Public School Systemto report any suspicion of child abuse orneglect to Howard County Department ofSocial Services Provides immunity from civil liability orcriminal penalty for a report made in goodfaith Failure to report may result in suspensionor termination of services 42. Role of Child Abuse Liaison Coordinates support for students suspected ofbeing abused or neglected Acts as resource for information relating to childabuse and neglect reporting procedures Assists with completion of child abuse reportingforms as needed You may contact Kristen Tacka, Child AbuseLiaison if you would like support during thereporting process. 43. Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect Make oral report immediately toDepartment of Social Services (410) 872-4203 Follow up with written report within 48hours (forms are in the front office). Tell Mrs. Anoff, Principal, and Mrs.Tacka, Liaison, that a report was filed. A copy of the report WILL NOT be keptin student educational record. 44. Parent Volunteer Code of Ethics Confidentiality: Any information youhave access to in the school orclassroom is confidential As a volunteer, you are required toprotect the confidentiality of allstudent information that you see orhear while volunteering 45. Parent Volunteer Expectations Thank you for volunteering!Please make arrangements for siblings to stayhome so that you can focus on enjoying yourvolunteering experience.Please do not take photographs of students.Other students parents are depending on us toprotect their childs privacy.Please keep your cell phones on mute and outof sight when volunteering. 46. Certificate of CompletionElkridge Elementary SchoolThis is to certify that I have viewed the HCPSS ChildAbuse Reporting Procedures and Parent VolunteerCode of Ethics and understand my responsibilitieswith regard to these policies.Name_______________________________Date________________________________Please print, sign, and return this certificate to the EES front office. 47. Thank You for Coming! We look forwardto working withyou and yourchildren this year! </p>