Our Classroom Website

Welcome!

 

Welcome to our classroom website! GRADE 3, MS. ABEYSEKERA, CLASS 104, 2019-2020.

-UPCOMING TESTS

-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

-PARENT ONLINE ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS 

for textbooks/video/other: Go Math/Reading Wonders/AR/I-Ready/Science

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UPCOMING TESTS

 

ALL TESTING -CANCELLED

 

TESTS EVERY MONDAY:

-Spelling Tests -some weeks this will be based all on the Reading Wonders Workshop book, other weeks it will be based on Spelling City.

  •   On Reading Wonders weeks-Reading Wonders Spelling Assignment (Tic Tac Toe) is given on Tuesday, the assignment is DUE ON FRIDAY, and the spelling test is on the following Monday.
  •   On Spelling City weeks- Spelling City words are given on Tuesday, the spelling test is on the following Monday.

TESTS EVERY FRIDAY:

-Prime Time Assessment on their 3rd grade daily reading practice and 3rd grade daily math practice 

-If it is a Reading Wonders week, there is an end of unit comprehension test and vocabulary quiz.

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 E-WASTE RECYCLING-This is a FREE service to recycle your electronic waste. If you do it yourself, the county landfill will charge by weight.

We will be collecting e-waste every Tuesdays (unless announced of cancellation) in the Faculty Parking lot from 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM.

We only accept the following items for e-waste:

Scanners, printers, computers, laptops, tablets, power cords, cables, rechargeable batteries, video game consoles, VCRs/DVD/CD players, cell phones (remove your SIM card!), keyboards, fax machines, electronic toys.

NO APPLIANCES, SINGLE-USE BATTERIES, LIGHTBULBS, TVs or COMPUTER MONITORS. The landfill will not accept these items – we will be charged $. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THESE FOR US TO DISPOSE FOR YOU as it becomes an inconvenience to those that are volunteering their valuable time and effort. We surely do not want our program to end due to non-compliance of the E-waste Program. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

You may leave TVs and computer monitors on your home curbside on your trash pick-up days.

Suggestions for working/still useable items:

  • Working computer monitors can be taken to UpTech Computers on Gulf Gate Drive.
  • Working TVs can be dropped off at any thrift shop or ReStore (Habitat for Humanity).
  • Single-use batteries can be dropped off at Batteries Plus or D&G Hardware (Ace Stores).
  • Lightbulbs can be dropped off at Lowes or Home Depot, especially if they are CFLs or fluorescent bulbs.

Elementary Club List – a list of Pine View’s clubs is on the school website.

i-Ready Testing Windows:(Assessment period=AP)

AP 1 - 08/19/19-08/23/19

AP 2 - 12/02/19-12/20/19

AP 3 - 04/13/20-5/03/20

 

ROOM PARENT FOR 2019-2020! - Mrs. Segal - Thank you!

 

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MAY NEWSLETTER

 

As we look forward to the end of the school year, I hope you are all enjoying the extra time we have with our families.

 

SUMMER HOMEWORK.

At the end of this current school year, the summer homework will be posted on the school website. All students, as well as students new to Pine View, will have summer homework to be completed before the start of the new school year: 

3rd graders going in to 4th grade (rising 4th grade):

When the summer homework gets posted on the school website, the posting will detail the assignment to do based on reading just ONE of these 3 Carl Hiaasen books: 'Flush', 'Hoot' or 'Scat'. Just read one.

2nd graders going into 3rd grade (rising 3rd grade):

Read any SSYRA 20-21 book. You can take an AR test on it if you wish, when school starts.

https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/3-5_2020-21_ssyra_annotated_list.pdf

 

BARNES & NOBLE PARTNERSHIP TO BUY YOUR BOOKS

We have partnered with Barnes & Noble for the week of May 24th -29th. During this week if you buy books from B&N using the code, funds are earned for Pine View. You can still buy books outside of this window.

You can order books online at www.bn.com and use Book Fair ID number 12530938 and you can either:

1) have the books shipped to your home or

2) select 'Free Store Pickup' option in your cart,

   then B & N will send you a 'Ready for Pickup' email, 

   then call 941 -923-9907 when you arrive in the parking lot,

   give your name, order #, make and model of your vehicle,

   and they will bring your books straight to your car.

 

        

NOTE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, DR. COVERT:

We want to share some updates and information with parents:
If you or your child need to speak with a school counselor regarding stress, anxiety, or simply how to help your child through this type of potentially traumatic situation, we want you to know that our counselors are available by phone and by Zoom.  Simply reach out to your child's guidance counselor or assistant principal, and we can get you in touch for assistance.

 

If you have any questions at all, please email or phone me. 

Thank you.

Be safe and well.

We will get through this together.

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PARENT ONLINE ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO GO MATH! ONLINE

At Open House we discuss:
- that the study guide for math is the Go Math student textbook lessons that are sent home every day when completed.
-you need to put these in a binder for your child to review from, for the end of chapter test. 
e.g. Chapter 1 consists of 8 lessons: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.  You would put each one in a binder AT HOME and that is your study guide.
-You can also see the student textbook lessons online in your child's Go Math! tile, in their MYSCS account online. Directions below:

www.sarasotacountyschools.net 
students
MYSCS - click on this blue logo
login... n number and pin number (see the inside cover of their Agenda book)
click on each page label at the bottom of the screen until you get to the page with the Go Math! tile (the Textbooks page)
click on the Go Math! tile
click on My Library

If you do not get the 'My Library' icon you may have to do this additional step:

                enter state, district (Sarasota), school, check 'Remember my school'
                enter user -this is the n number...must put the n first (lowercase)
                enter password- this is the pin number

 

4 Options in Go Math!:


Option 1) click Go Math! Student Edition E book G4 - to view the text book:

-view the lesson pages

-view the Mid-Chapter Checkpoint QUIZZES-these grades go in the grade book

-view the 'Review Tests' (always taken the day before the Chapter TEST). The Review Test grades do NOT go in the grade book. The purpose of going through the 'Review Test' together, is to remind yourself of what you forgot in readiness for the Chapter TEST the next day. 

-practice with the (PMT) PERSONAL MATH TRAINER-when you are on a lesson page, on the left menu select Resources, lesson level resources, (PMT) Personal Math Trainer, and it will give you practice questions for that lesson.


or


Option 2) click on Interactive Student Edition G4 - to view the lesson videos: actual lessons step by step. This is a great way to review each lesson with your child at home quickly each day. (Perfect if you need a refresher yourself!)

Choose your Chapter and lesson. At the bottom of the screen, click on the red button to access the 'Personal Math Trainer' to test your understanding. Click on the trainer's whistle and off you go. Click on the 'step by step' button if you get stuck on a question for help. THE PERSONAL MATH TRAINER IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO REVISE FOR TESTS.


or

 

Option 3) For QUICK review
click on Go Math Animated Math Models, Gr3 or Gr4 (be sure to select the Gr3 to practice for FSA and select the Gr4 to practice for chapter tests) THE FSA WINDOW IS CURRENTLY FROM end of MARCH to end of APRIL FOR ELA AND MATH. The state will be more specific with the dates nearer the time.
These are great 10 minute practices of all 50 math skills for grade 3 and 4 and each is followed by a small quiz -RECOMMENDED.

Choose the section currently being studied and enjoy.

or

Option 4) click on the 'Math on the Spot' videos to view a video on only one of the 'Think Smarter' questions from the math lesson for that day and see how to solve that ONE question only. These questions also have a Q reader icon next to them in the book. This icon means that you can scan it on your smart phone with a Q reader app, and see how to solve that ONE question only, on your phone. This has limited value as it is only for one of the questions in the lesson for that day.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO READING WONDERS TEXTBOOK ONLINE:

www.sarasotacountyschools.net

students

MYSCS

login...N number and password

Click on Student Textbooks at bottom of page

Click on Reading Wonders tile

Click on Reading Wonders Grade 4 book COVER

Click on Resources at the top of the page

Below, you see the two books we use for every RW unit: WORKSHOP AND LITERATURE ANTHOLOGY.

WORKSHOP BOOK contains the:

-vocabulary and the Shared Read:MONDAYS

-4 mini lessons:TUESDAYS

LITERATURE ANTHOLOGY BOOK contains the:

-long read encompassing all that was learned in the Workshop book:WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

FRIDAY THEY TAKE A TEST ON IT. 

 

(The Agenda notes will say which Unit and Week is being studied that week and is tested on that Friday. For example, Unit 1 Week 1 would start on a Monday and would be tested on the Friday so each night students use their text book or go online at home to review the Reading Wonders lesson that day, so that they have reviewed it all by Friday.

The first few lessons of the week are from the Workshop book and

the last few lessons of the week are from the Literature Anthology book. 

The comprehension and vocabulary tests are at the end of the week, on the Friday, and the spelling test is the following Monday. )

 

 

If you click the Workshop book, click the pages forward to get to the contents page. Find the Unit and Week we are studying (as noted in the Agenda). While you are looking at the contents page for the correct unit being studied that week, click on the blue title of the 'Shared Read' story. Turn pages back to view the vocabulary/spelling and forward to view the four mini lessons which are tested as part of the Friday RW Comprehension and Vocabulary Test. The 4 mini lessons are: Comprehension Strategy, Comprehension Skill, Genre, Vocabulary Strategy.

If you click on Literature Anthology, click the pages forward to get to the contents page. Find the Unit and Week we are studying (as noted in the Agenda) and click on the story title. This takes you straight to the correct page in the book. Carefully re-read this story which they are tested on, in the Friday RW Comprehension and Vocabulary Test.

 INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO SSYRA:

SSYRA Requirements: (Sunshine State Young Readers Award)

-for every SSYRA book read with a AR test score of 70% or more,you earn a charm for a key chain or necklace.

-Read 5 SSYRA books and you are eligible to vote in the statewide balloting in the spring AND you will receive an SSYRA certificate AND be invited to our SSYRA Reader's Party. 

-For the list of SSYRA books go to:

https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/3-5_2018-19_ssyra_annotated_list__1_.pdf

-For the SSYRA website:

https://floridamediaed.org/

Programs

SSYRA

SSYRA 3-5 Resources

Scroll down

3-5 Annotated List

 

PARENT ACCESS TO AR:

This is the site to log onto on your phone or computer to see your child's AR points etc. Please bookmark the following site:

https://hosted239.renlearn.com/71507/HomeConnect/Login.aspx 

Login as follows:

User:          nXXXXXX

- this is your child's n number. BE SURE TO USE A LOWERCASE 'n' for their n number.

Password:   XXXXX

- this is your child's pin number

Both the n# and pin# are located on the inside front cover of their Agenda.

This way you can keep a check on how your child is doing in AR!

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO I-READY ONLINE:

www.sarasotacountyschools.net

students

MYSCS

login...N number and password

click on each page label at the bottom of the screen until you get to the page with the I-Ready icon and click on it and do a Math lesson and a Reading lesson.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO WONDEROPOLIS - Set each Friday and due the following Friday.

The Wonderopolis is set on Friday and due the next Friday. It will be every week.

Go to Wonderopolis.org,

select any wonder, read about it, read the vocab, take a quiz,

write a paragraph in your own words about what you learned, to present to the class the following Friday.

Have fun. You can even type in your own wonder!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESS TO the SCIENCE TEXT BOOK AND SCIENCE VIDEOS ONLINE:

www.sarasotacountyschools.net

Students
MYSCS
Click on the Pearson EasyBridge tile
Click on the triangle next to 'Abeysekera Science Grade Three'
Click on 'Pearson Elevate Science Florida Edition Grade 3'
 

 

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CLASS SCHEDULE:

9:15 AM-9:30 AM

Prime Time and Cursive

15

 

9:30AM-10:50AM Math 80
10:50AM-11:50AM Lunch 60
11:50AM-12:10PM Story Time 20
12:10PM-12:30PM Correct Prime Time+Homework 20
12:30pm-1:15PM Reading 45
1:15PM-1:40PM Language Arts 25
1:40PM-2:00PM Vocabulary 20
2:00PM-2:55PM Specials 55
2:55PM-3:45PM Social Studies/Science 50
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*First Quarter Specials:     alternate daily between PE (A-days) and Music (B-days). 

*Second Quarter Specials: alternate daily between PE (A-days) and Tech (B-days)..

*Third Quarter Specials:    alternate daily between PE(A-days) and Spanish (B-days)..

*Fourth Quarter Specials:  alternate daily between PE (A-days) and Art (B-days).

The first day of school is Quarter 1, A-day.

*Social Studies switches with Science. So there are only 4 weeks for a Social Studies unit and 4 weeks  a Science unit. This is why these two subjects have less grades than Math and ELA.

*Library time is every other Tuesday. Children may go to the library during our Library time or with a pass from the teacher at lunch-time.

All AR tests are done either:

-in the classroom (any day)

-during our scheduled library time in the Media Center (Tuesdays)

-during our scheduled i-Ready lab times (Mondays and Wednesdays). 

 

There are many areas to the website that I know you will find great value in. One of the best features of the new site is the ability to change my page design in an instant. My goal is to make the website not just a tool for me, as the teacher, to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the students.

 

COMMUNICATION:

PRIMARILY via your child's AGENDA BOOK!

If it is a longer message, please feel free to email me at:

mini.abeysekera@sarasotacountyschools.net

Best Regards,

Ms. Mini Abeysekera, Pine View School, Grade 3, Room 104.

 

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