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Book Order  

Thank you for sending money for the book order! The order has been sent off and will be back after spring break. We have three readers in third grade who are in the top ten readers of the school. Tim was one of the top in our class with Heaven closely behind. Yeah! Way to go! I will be sending another book order home in April so keep your eyes opened. 


Book Order  

Book order sent home today. The money will need to be turned in by Friday, March 23rd. No late orders will be accepted. If you are writing a check make it payable to Scholastic Book Clubs. Thank You!


Valentine Snack  

Third grade will exchange VALENTINE cards on February 14th. Your child will need to make a box or bring a bag to collect his/her VALENTINE cards. There was note with a list of students names sent home. There will also be a small snack that day. I will be sending notes in planner in regards to the snack. Thank you!


Christmas Party  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The holiday season is fast approaching! In my class this year we will be working on Christmas ornaments for the Christmas Around the World event. The students will also get a stocking during their class party. This is where I need your help. I need you to please send in stocking stuffers for their stockings. In the past I’ve had parents send candy, play-doh, clay, cars, stickers, erasers, pencils, rulers, etc. The class has 17 students. There are 10 boys and 7 girls. I will need all stocking stuffers sent to school before Monday, December 11th.

Our party this year will be on December 14th. Mr. Smith has asked parents to not attend the class party due to parents being invited to the Christmas Around the World. There will be a letter sent from the office in regards to the times and dates for the event. If you would like to send snacks for our party please do so. We will need Capri Suns, cupcakes, chips, and cookies.

Thank you for all the help! I couldn’t do all these parties without your help.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Crystal


Halloween Snack  

Halloween Snack

We will be celebrating Halloween Tuesday, October 31st. Per Mr. Smith parents are not allowed to attend. I will be preparing snack bags so I need parents to send in individually wrapped candy. Please keep in mind that children love chocolate. Please nothing with peanuts or peanut butter. You may also send in pencils, stickers, and etc…The last day I will receive treats will be Friday, October 27th. Please refer to my website on rules for Halloween costumes. I will send a note with some students to bring snacks. Thanks for all you do!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Crystal


Homework  

Please make sure you check your child's planner every night and sign it. They are suppose to be writing their homework assignments in their planner. 

 

Mrs. Crystal


Science & Social Studies Class Information (Parent Note) Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class. Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom. Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals. Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities: • Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions! These do count for an in class grade. • Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book. • Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments. • Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners. • Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test. Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities. Within the school year your child will be engaged in following activities: • Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world • Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics • Test • Computer Lab- Moby Max • Homework • Social Studies Weekly *This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis. Mrs. Crystal  Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing. I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab. Child’s Name:___________________________________________ Parent’s Name:__________________________________________ Date:_________________________________________________  

 

Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class

I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class.

 

Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday

Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom.  Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals.

 

 Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities:

·        Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions!  These do count for an in class grade.

 ·        Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book.

·        Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments.

·        Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners.

·        Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs

We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities.

 

        Within the school year your child will be engaged in following  activities:

·        Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world

·        Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics

·        Test

·        Computer Lab- Moby Max

·        Homework

·        Social Studies Weekly

*This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis.

Mrs. Crystal

 

Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing.

I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab.

 

Child’s Name:___________________________________________

 

Parent’s Name:__________________________________________

 

Date:_________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class

I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class.

 

Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday

Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom.  Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals.

 

 Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities:

·        Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions!  These do count for an in class grade.

 

 

 

·        Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book.

·        Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments.

·        Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners.

·        Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs

We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities.

 

        Within the school year your child will be engaged in following              activities:

·        Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world

·        Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics

·        Test

·        Computer Lab- Moby Max

·        Homework

·        Social Studies Weekly

*This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis.

Mrs. Crystal J

 

Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing.

I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab.

 

Child’s Name:___________________________________________

 

Parent’s Name:__________________________________________

 

Date:_________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 


Valentine's Snack  

Valentine’s Snack

Our class will be having a Valentine snack on Tuesday, February 14th. For our snack we need Capri Suns, Cupcakes, Cookies, Chips, Dip, Plates, Napkins, and treats for our treat bags. If you would like to send something for our snack, please send me a note. Your child will also need to make out Valentine cards for everyone in the class. Below you will find a list.

 

Talan            Brittany       Savannah

Makayla        Zachary       Shane

Shelby         Trinity          Dylan

Chris            Chloe            Camryn

Reed            Wesley         Aidan

Caleigh         Adam           Hayden

Thanks,

Mrs. Crystal


Science Project Rocks  

 

Parent/Guardians,

Your child will have a rock project due on Wednesday, January 25th.  This project will not be accepted late. Projects not turned in will result in a zero in the grade book. On the TN Ready test they will have to identify the properties of rocks. This project will increase their understanding of identifying the properties. They will also have to show their rock and read their descriptive writing to the class. Below you will see what their project must contain.

Guidelines

1.    Your child will need to find a rock that he or she finds interesting.

2.   They will write a descriptive paragraph that will include the following:

·       Identify type of rock.

·       Write where they found the rock.

·       Write about the properties of the rock (the hardness, shape and color).

·       How the rock can be used.

·       What makes their rock so interesting?

3.   They will need to practice reading their paragraph out loud to an adult. They will read it in front of the class for their presentation.

 

Scoring Rubric for Science Project

 

12 pts= name on project

2pts= spelling/ grammar errors

12 pts= identification of rock

12 pts= location of rock

12 pts each= properties of rock

12 pts= usage of rock

16 pts= rock interesting to you

 

Parents this project is something you may help your child with. This project is worth 100 points. The rubric above will show you what each part will count. If any questions, please just write a note in your child’s planner. I will then respond with an answer by phone or note.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Crystal


Science Project Layers of the Earth  

Science Project

The student will draw and label the layers of Earth. Give description about each layer. They can use textbook page c8 to help with this project. Draw on a piece of regular notebook paper or you can use printer paper.  Due Wednesday, January 11th. Project must be neat! They may use colors and colored pencils. This will count as a test grade. Will not accept late projects.

 


Reminder Halloween Snack  

Halloween Snack Reminder

Look in your child's planner for a note in regards to snacks for our snack Friday. Not everyone will have to bring something. I try to schedule it so a parent is not bringing something every time. Your child will need to wear a costume that they can easily go to the restroom without complications. Remember candy for treat bags need to be here by Wednesday. Thanks to the parents who have already sent the candy. I appreciate all the support you give our classroom. We couldn't be successful without all of us working together. I hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Crystal


Halloween Snack  

Halloween Snack

We will be celebrating Halloween on Friday, October 28th. We will have a small snack during TGIF. Per Mr. Smith parents are not allowed to attend. I will be preparing snack bags so I need parents to send in individually wrapped candy. Please keep in mind that children love chocolate. Please no peanut butter candy. You may also send in pencils, stickers, and etc…The last day I will receive treats will be Tuesday, October 25th. The students are allowed to wear their costumes that day. Please refer to my website on rules for Halloween costumes. I will send a note with the students that will need to bring items for the snack. Thanks for all you do!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Crystal


Scoring Rubric Creative Compostion  

Scoring Rubric for Creative Compositions

      

·      These points will be deducted for the following 

 

* points will be deducted according to how many problems there are on the graphic organizer, writing, etc  

 

10 points- neatness

 

10 points –title

 

10 points- entry missing in table of contents

 

10 points – not following directions

 

*The creative composition is completed in class and is guided by the teacher. Your child will bring it home at the end of the nine weeks for you to view. Please make sure you return it the next day.

 


Third Grade Classwork and Homework Policy  

Third Grade Classwork and Homework Policy

             Please keep this for your reference

    The goal of this policy is to clearly state the third grade standards and expectations so that there will be a positive connection between home and school.

    Homework is a valuable aid in helping your child make the most of his/her experience in school. Homework reinforces what is learned in class, provides one-on-one practice involving parents and child, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits.

    Your child will have a colored folder he/she will bring home every night. Your child will also have a planner that will be a key for communication between the child, parent, and teacher. Your child will use his/her planner to write homework assignments in daily.  Please initial the planner each night.

    If you have any questions we can be contacted via email at cpickett@westigers.com ,alawson@westigers.com, and jellis@westigers.com.  You can also contact the office at 658-5313 and we will return your call during our planning time.  We look forward to a great year!

Reading: The reading series we will use for third grade will be the Reading Street series. Each week your child will have a story that he/she will be responsible for reading at home. They will have a “Reading Log” to fill out for Monday through Thursday nights. Every student is expected to read for 20 min on those nights and have a parent initial the log.  This reading log will count as a grade. We will also read the story at school. They will be tested on the story every Friday. Each week a new skill is introduced and taught during class.  The skills will be drawing conclusions, cause and effect, main idea and details, compare and contrast, sequencing, author’s purpose, fact and opinion, and character traits. The more your child reads the better reader they become. Please make sure you let your child read to you.

Spelling: Each week your child will have twenty spelling words that they will be assessed on. I will give you one copy of each list (unit) of spelling words. Put this in a location to keep up with because one copy is all I can make. Each list has twenty words but they will only be assessed on fifteen with five challenge words. Each challenge word will be awarded one extra point on the test.  The words will also be on the board for your child to copy down. They will have plenty of time to write these words in their planner. If they do not write them, you may want to discuss with your child why he/she is not completing their classwork.

Vocabulary: Each Monday your child will get the vocabulary words for the week. The students will look words up in a dictionary at school. We will do activities during our reading time that will relate to vocabulary. These words will be tested on each Friday.  

English: The first fifteen minutes of class the student will be working on Daily Oral Language (DOL). DOL will be on the interactive whiteboard and the student will need to write the DOL and complete it by correcting sentences. There will also be an English book that the student will work to complete by the end of year. There are units in this book and we will work on one skill a week. The student will be tested on the skill every Thursday. Please keep in mind that I should be able to read the student’s handwriting. All letters should be formed correctly and written neatly.

Writing: The student will be writing daily. On each reading test there is a prompt for writing. The student has to write complete sentences. The student has to be able to use correct punctuation when writing complete sentences. The student has to read the prompt and follow the directions. They need to stay on the topic without rambling.

Math – The Math program we are using is TN Ready. Topics generally take one week to complete. At the beginning of the year, we will start at a slower pace, so do not expect a lot of math homework initially. Math homework will be given as the teacher sees necessary. If your child does not have homework, it is because the lesson didn't get finished that day, or because your child had an assessment that day.  We will be using a book in class, and your child will have a worksheet for homework.  We have a lot of skills to go over in third grade, specifically multiplication and division.  Please check over your child’s homework each night.  Many times a grade will be given for homework.

Math Facts – At the beginning of the year, we will be reviewing addition and subtraction facts. Then we will begin multiplication. When we begin multiplication, I suggest that you purchase multiplication flash cards for your child to practice with at home, or flash cards can be made out of index cards. I will let you know when we begin multiplication. Multiplication is a very important skill to be learned in third grade. When students begin getting the “hang” of multiplication, we will begin doing speed drills, which will count as part of the math grade. Multiplication is fun! The children love it!

Science-  Your child will create a Creative Composition Book during science class. This will aid in their comprehension of skills being taught. Your child will also take test that will cover each section and a chapter test at the end of unit. Before the unit test there will be chapter review and test preparation they will complete for homework. This will refresh all skills that have been taught. This will help your child to master the skills for the test.  There will be a project due each nine weeks.

Social Studies- Your child will be learning about North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Antarctica. Third grade students will learn about the major components of world geography and world cultures. Students will develop skills across the six elements of geography: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography. Students will analyze the impact of physical and human geography on cultures in times past and present. They will recognize the contributions of famous individuals from various periods of time. Students will understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the United States Government. There will be test after each section, a unit test at the end of the chapter, and one project due each nine weeks.

 

I expect students to do their best on their work. I expect their colored folder and planner to go home daily and return to school each morning. I will check all work each day and will give students praise and other incentives when it is completed on time. Homework not finished will result in a check in the planner.

Parents are the key to making a positive experience for their children. As a teacher, I have limited amount of time to work individually with students. You have the opportunity to triple the amount of individual attention that your child can receive. I ask that you make schoolwork a top priority, providing necessary supplies such as sharpened pencils and erasers at home, provide a quiet homework environment, set a specific daily homework time, provide praise and support, and contact me if you notice a problem.

If students do not do their homework, forget their colored folder, or do not have their planner signed, they will receive a check in their planner.  If they receive two checks on different days, then they lose play time (TGIF). Continual neglect of work will result in grades becoming lower.

If there is a medical emergency that inhibits your child from doing their homework, please write me a brief note and it will be taken into consideration.

Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter and for placing a strong priority on schoolwork. Please discuss this policy with your child. Please sign and return the policy form letter on the next page.

Please read the following homework policy and sign below. By signing this form it means you have read and understood what is expected of your child in regards to third grade homework. At any time if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact the teacher.

Student Name  ______________________________________

Parent Name _________________________________________

Date_______________________________________________


Book Club Order  

Dear Families,

       I am very happy to welcome you and your child back to school! This year, our class is going to be growing as readers. One of the best ways to get your child excited about reading is to let them pick their own books.

       Scholastic Reading Club is a wonderful place to look for great books at affordable prices. Plus your order will help our classroom earn FREE books and resources!

The order will be due on Friday, September 16th. Make checks and money orders out to Scholastic Book Clubs. I can only accept checks or money orders. NO CASH will be accepted.

 

Best Regards,

Mrs. Pickett


Mr. Smith's Halloween Guidelines  

No need to generate a new email, so here is my email from last year. Guidelines are the same!!!!!!!


From: "David Smith" <dsmith@mctns.net>
To:
Sent: Monday, 
October 15, 2012 1:20:21 PM
Subject: Halloween

Here are the guidelines for Halloween Costumes:

  1. No Masks
  2. No face paints
  3. No colored hair sprays
  4. Costumes must be made so that the child can go to the restroom without assistance
  5. No weapons or simulated weapons

6.    No costumes that depict violence or violent characters

7.    Costumes that promote the use of illegal substances or activities or are derogatory or disrespectful are NOT allowed

8.      No blood (fake or real) or gore (fake cuts, scars, slashes, etc.)

9.      Costumes must be worn to school (no dressing at school)

10.  Shoes must be worn

Here are guidelines for food, etc....:

  1. No peanut butter or cinnamon products
  2. You can have snacks, but only during playtime
  3. No parent parties
  4. You can do treat bags, but they are to be handed out at the end of the day (not opened at school)
  5. Clean up your mess outside
  6. If you have a lot of garbage, take it to the dumpster (we don't want to attract ants!)

Please follow these guidelines and this can be a painless process. (FLW)

 

Thanks,

David

 

"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." ~ Les Brown

 

 


Science & Social Studies Class Information (Parent Note) Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class. Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom. Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals. Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities: • Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions! These do count for an in class grade. • Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book. • Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments. • Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners. • Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test. Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities. Within the school year your child will be engaged in following activities: • Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world • Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics • Test • Computer Lab- Moby Max • Homework • Social Studies Weekly *This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis. Mrs. Crystal &#61514; Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing. I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab. Child’s Name:___________________________________________ Parent’s Name:__________________________________________ Date:_________________________________________________  

 

Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class

I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class.

 

Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday

Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom.  Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals.

 

 Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities:

·        Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions!  These do count for an in class grade.

 ·        Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book.

·        Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments.

·        Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners.

·        Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs

We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities.

 

        Within the school year your child will be engaged in following  activities:

·        Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world

·        Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics

·        Test

·        Computer Lab- Moby Max

·        Homework

·        Social Studies Weekly

*This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis.

Mrs. Crystal

 

Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing.

I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab.

 

Child’s Name:___________________________________________

 

Parent’s Name:__________________________________________

 

Date:_________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Crystal’s Science and Social Studies Class

I hope everyone had a great summer break! It’s hard to believe that the summer break is over and school is upon us. I want to cover some points in regards to what your child will experience in science and social studies class.

 

Science- Will be taught on Monday &Wednesday

Your child will have a science book in which they will be able to take home at any time. Your child’s science book will be located in their homeroom.  Our first nine weeks we will study plants and animals.

 

 Within the school year your child will be engaged in the following activities:

·        Interactive notebooks (Creative Composition)- Your child will have a notebook in which we will do activities that enhance their learning experience. The teacher will lead the activities, gradually letting the student take responsibility for completing his/her assignment. These activities are hands on and fun. They love working in their Creative Compositions!  These do count for an in class grade.

 

 

 

·        Projects- There will be projects this year that the student will complete at home and present during class. I will send directions and a scoring rubric out to you well in advance so the student has plenty of time to work on it. The projects count as a grade. Every student will be responsible for completing a project. If your child does not complete a project then he/she will receive a zero in the grade book.

·        Science Lab- The student will have the experience of working in the science lab on most Fridays.We will not go to science lab on the days we test. There will be a small supply list that will come home asking for some supplies. We have almost one hundred students this year, so we will need some things for the experiments.

·        Test- There will be a test at the end of each chapter. The student will have a study guide to help them study for the test. There will be vocabulary on the test and the majority will be matching. We will not test every week. Watch your child’s planner for testing dates. They will have the dates at least a week in advance in planners.

·        Homework- Your child will not have homework every night. However, just because they don’t have a sheet to come back to school doesn’t mean they don’t need to read the chapter and study the vocabulary for the test.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Will be taught on Tues &Thurs

We do have a social studies book that will be left at school unless your child needs it to complete an activity at home. We will cover the major components of world geography and world cultures. The first nine weeks we will focus on the seven continents and the oceans. We will also discuss different types of communities.

 

        Within the school year your child will be engaged in following              activities:

·        Creative Composition-your child will have activities that will help them understand the geography of the world

·        Projects- your child will have projects in which they will research certain topics

·        Test

·        Computer Lab- Moby Max

·        Homework

·        Social Studies Weekly

*This is just an overview to give you an idea of what our class will be doing. There will be more detail information coming home throughout the year. Please use the website westigers.com to view more information about these classes. Click on my name and I will have information to help guide you with your child’s educational success. Also, look in your child’s planner for information on a daily basis.

Mrs. Crystal J

 

Please sign below and return to school no later than August 10th. Please keep the attached copies for reviewing.

I have read the science and social studies overview. I understand that my child will be responsible for projects, classroom activities, homework, and studying for test. I also understand that my child will have rules to follow during class and lab.

 

Child’s Name:___________________________________________

 

Parent’s Name:__________________________________________

 

Date:_________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 


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