In my class we will be working to achieve mastery of Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. In addition, I use cooperative learning in all my academic areas along with interactive notebooking.
In class we will be working on becoming masters of reading. This will help your child get ready for the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in 3rd grade this year. This year there will be no homework EXCEPT Reading 20 minutes DAILY! Why? See graphic below. There will be a reading tracking sheet in your child's daily folder for you to sign EACH DAY to ensure your child has read 20 minutes.
Many changes are coming this year and I am so excited to share them with you!
One of the first changes is our Reading curriculum. The county has adopted the Core Knowledge Language Arts. This is a HIGH content with Reading skills program that consists of different elements. This program includes Read Alouds, Skill practice, Spelling, Foundational Skills, Vocabulary and Word Work, Comprehension, and Writing.
In math, we will be working on foundations and Mathematical thinking. First and foremost, my students learn how to THINK mathematically before we can learn math skills. Here they are:
In Science, we will be learning about Earth, Physical Science, and Life Science. In Social Studies we will learn about history and people. Stay tuned for specifics.