Mrs. Pryor ~ Room 018
you for visiting my webpage. On this page you will find information about
our daily schedule and what we are learning! Staying involved in your child's
education is vital to their success. Please visit often for upcoming
dates, classroom happenings, and important information.
feel communication; commitment and cooperation are essential in the educational
process. Let’s work together to make this school year a tidal wave of success
at Saddlebrook! If you have any celebrations, questions, or
concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your continued support!
In my classroom I believe that self-discipline is important. I have developed a classroom management plan that gives the students an opportunity to manage his or her own behaviors. Every child deserves a positive classroom environment where they can learn and grow. To encourage students to follow our classroom/school rules, I will consistently reinforce appropriate and positive behaviors. We will follow the Four B’s in our classroom. “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.”
S.T.A.R. Binder ~ Students Taking Awesome Responsibility
Every student will have a S.T.A.R. Binder this year. This binder is one of the most important materials in 3rd grade. It contains a pencil pouch, an assignment notebook, and important handouts. The pencil pouch is for the student’s tickets that they earn at school. You are also welcome to send lunch, field trip money, or any notes to school in this pouch too. The assignment notebook is the second part of the binder. It is your way of knowing what is happening at school on a daily basis. We record our day’s lessons. The students will be highlighting any section where they have homework. I will also note any behavioral issues as well. It is the expectation that the planner is signed nightly and returned to school everyday! Students will earn 1 point each day it is signed.
continue to work on decoding and fluency, but usually between second and third
grade, students go from learning to read to reading to learn. In third grade, students will learn reading
comprehension strategies to help them comprehend both fiction and nonfiction
texts. Students will read both fiction
and nonfiction texts, while learning to apply higher level thinking skills,
such as, identifying story elements, nonfiction text features, main idea and
details, summarizing, inferring, and author’s purpose. Students will be in taught in both whole
group and small group. While students
are meeting in small group with the teacher, students will be working on Daily
third grade students will continue to use Sitton Spelling. The Sitton Spelling program believes words
aren’t really mastered until they are spelled correctly in everyday
writing. Third graders will have five
new core words to learn each week, in addition to other vocabulary words
students will be studying in various content areas- including academic
vocabulary, spelling rules, phonics, and word patterns.
will be writing daily during our writer’s workshop block. First a mini lesson (5-15 minutes), focused
on a single topic that students need help with will be taught. Then students will write for about 30
minutes, while the teacher is conferencing with students or small groups. We will cover many forms of writing, such as
writing a complete paragraph with a main idea and details, personal narratives,
friendly letters, poetry, figurative language, the Six Writing Traits and
grammar lessons embedded in the mini lessons.
Students will continue to use the curriculum – GO
Math! It is an engaging and interactive
approach to teaching our math standards.
Incorporated in our math curriculum the academic vocabulary words that
students will be expected to define in their words and apply the meaning in
various tasks. Starting second quarter, students will begin learning about
multiplication- vocabulary, strategies, and concepts, including memorizing
their multiplication facts! Students
should practice their multiplication facts every night for 10 minutes!
Knowledge of these facts is crucial to your child's math success as a third
In third grade students will focus on people and
communities, in conjunction with learning about communities, students will
study Omaha history. Students will study
Omaha Native Americans, Lewis & Clark, and famous Omahans. We will also study map skills- oceans
continents, local government, and economics.
In third grade students will explore
different themes through hands on activities, discussions, and inquiry. We will study living and nonliving things,
the moon, matter, earth’s surfaces, and sound and light.