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Welcome To Room 224

Welcome To Room 224
AMAZING Things Happen in Room 224 When You Just
BElieve in 
YOUrself!
 
I am so excited to meet everyone and get the year started!
 
This is my 14th year teaching, and my fourth year in 3rd grade. I have a degree in Elementary and Special Education. My masters is in Education with a Reading Specialist certification. 
 
Please use this website for resources and information. As always don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. 
 
Phone: 724-843-5050

 

Water Balloon Drop
Our first engineering challenge

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1st Quarter Highlights and Looking Ahead


Highlights of 2nd Quarter:

We have kicked off the year and have met our goals for the first quarter.  
 

In math, we are studying multiplication.  Students continue to be successful in our Math Workshops.  The students work together as a whole class following warm-ups such as number and problem of the day.  The kids then work in groups to practice new skills with teachers and review skills with their peers, independently, and using technology.  The students look forward to this each morning. 

In reading, the students continue the Daily 5 system.  While students are doing this we are working with small groups conducting guided reading groups where we are focusing on skills differentiated according to student need.  Some of the skills include comprehension, back up and reread, main idea and details, theme, summarizing, compare and contrast, author study, context clues, and fact and opinion, fluency, and accuracy. 

In English, the students are working on nouns.  They have learned the differnet types of sentences, as well as compound sentences. Students are also working on several different types of writing.

In social studies, we are working on a Veteran’s Day project and will be moving into teaching about Government.

In Science, we are currently studying life cycles and food chains. 

School Supplies

1 -pencil box or pouch 
24- #2 pencils 
2- big pink erasers 
1-package expo markers
3- Big Elmers Glue Sticks (1.4 oz) 
2- packages crayons or colored pencils 
1 notebook 
1-2 pocket folder
1 box Kleenex 

Class Messenger

Class Messenger
Use the link below to sign up for Class Messenger. With this website/app we can communicate daily. I will send reminders, updates, and pictures of things happening in our classroom. You can also send me private messages that will appear as a text on my phone and I can respond. It makes communicating very easy. 
 
Class Information: 224
Teacher: Mrs. Cienkowski
Code: TEC7RL
 
https://www.classmessenger.com/ 

Kicking Off the Year: 1st Quarter Goals

Highlights of 1st Quarter:

In math, we use the Go Math! series, covering a wide range of topics: addition and subtraction to 1000 strategies, representing and interpreting data, and multiplication. Students are also engaged in Guided Math/Balanced Numeracy. The students work in small groups with teachers to differentiate concepts. Other students are participating in Math with Technology, Independent Math Practice, and Partner Math Practice.

In reading, we are using the Daily 5 system. This is an opportunity for students to read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, work with words, and work on writing. While students are doing this we are working with small groups conducting guided reading groups where we are focusing on skills differentiated according to student need. Some of the skills include comprehension, back up and reread, non-fiction text features, fact and opinion, locating information, point of view, sequence of events, characters and setting, fluency, and accuracy. We also target these skills within our weekly reading passages in our Storytown books.

In English, the students will study subjects and predicates, sentence structures, and nouns. Students will also spend time writing. Our spelling aligns with weekly Storytown lessons and phonics. Students are assessed on 15 words plus 5 challenge words. See below for the weekly spelling and vocabulary lists if you like to get a head start.

In Science, we will study structures of life including plants and animal life cycles. Students participate in readings, labs, and engineering activities to reinforce the concepts.

In social studies, we will study our world, communities, and citizenship.

Classroom News
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Homework Assignments
Please see weekly Heads Up and daily agendas for homework assignments. The link above can be used for additional spelling practice.
Curriculum
Spelling and Vocabulary
Jan
21
MLK Jr Day - no school
Mon Jan 21 2019
Feb
18
President's Day - no school
Mon Feb 18 2019
Mar
8
Mar
25
End of 9 weeks
Mon Mar 25 2019
Apr
15
PSSA Testing Grades 3-8 - ELA
Mon Apr 15 2019
to Fri Apr 26 2019

Resource Links
Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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