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"Be..."

in Room 224!
The theme is Room 224 this year is "Be..."
"Be the REASON someone SMILES today"
"BElieve THEre is GOODness in the world"
"Be kinder than necessary"
"Be a Reader"
"Be a Writer"
"Be a Mathematician"
"Be a Scientist"
"Be a Historian"
"Be the BEST you can Be"
I am so excited to meet everyone and get the year started!
 
This is my 13th year teaching, and my third 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

 

Highlights and Looking Ahead

Highlights of 1st Quarter and Looking Ahead to 2nd Quarter:

THe school year is off and running. I can't believe it is already the second quarter. We just had our wonderful field trip (thanks to PTO) to Iron Mills Farmstead. The students all had a blast!  We are busy everyday and learning so much. What a great bunch of students!

 In math, we focused on addition, subtraction, estimating, and graphing, and are currently studying multiplication. Throughout the second quarter students will work to master multiplication facts. We will also be learning about time, money, and measurement. 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, our focus continues to be on developing independent readers through Storytown and The Daily 5 system. While students are engaged in Daily 5 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. We will continue to focus on these skills in the second quarter.

In English, the students have learning about complete sentences including subjects and predicates. THey have also learned about simple and compound sentences. Currently we are working on nouns and will continue to learn different parts of speech. Students are also working on several different types of writing including: narrative, informative, and opinion.

In social studies, we are working on a Veteran’s Day project.

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

  
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Class Information: 224
Teacher: Mrs. Cienkowski
Code: TEC7RL
 
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First Quarter and Looking Ahead

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.

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