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Welcome To Room 224

Welcome To Room 224
AMAZING Things Happen in Room 224 When You Just
BElieve in 
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


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 

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.
Spelling and Vocabulary
BIS Book Fair
Mon Oct 22 2018
to Fri Oct 26 2018

End of 9 weeks
Mon Oct 29 2018
BIS K-4 Fall Festival
Wed Oct 31 2018
BIS K-4 PTO Meeting
Thu Nov 1 2018
Veterans Day - no school
Mon Nov 12 2018
Resource Links
Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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