Welcome to our classroom website! GRADE 3, MS. ABEYSEKERA, CLASS 104, 2018-2019.
-PARENT ONLINE ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS
for textbooks/video/other: Go Math/Reading Wonders/AR/I-Ready/Fusion Science
None as yet
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 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, studied as homework over the week, and the spelling test is on the following Monday.
TESTS EVERY FRIDAY:
-Timed Test on addition or subtraction or multiplication (Qtr 1 is 5 mins., Qtr 2 is 4 mins., Qtr 3 and 4 are 3 mins.)
-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.
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, go to the “Student Life” dropdown menu, and choose “Pine View Clubs and Organizations 18-19”. If you have any questions about a club or its meeting times, please contact the sponsor.
i-Ready Testing Windows:(Assessment period=AP)
AP 1 - 08/20/18 to 09/25/18
AP 2 - 12/03/18 to 12/20/18
AP 3 - 05/06/18 to 05/17/18
ROOM PARENTS FOR 2018-2019! - Mrs. Maria Sokol and Mrs. Scarlett Guy
Our room parents for this school year are: Mrs. Maria Sokol and Mrs. Scarlett Guy. They will be in touch with all our class parents for various events through out the year. On behalf of the children and I, thank you so much for volunteering.
1) ANNUAL RADISH PROJECT – MANDATORY FOR ALL OF 3RD GRADE -DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH 9AM
The students are bringing home radish project workbooks with seeds enclosed and rules on the inside cover.
This project will help students understand how food is grown and introduces them to the concepts of agriculture and record keeping. The contest and workbook activities are in line with Florida education standards.
Each student is given supplies to grow radishes AT HOME. At the end of the project, students can submit up to eight radishes to be judged.
-submit the radishes they grew (SHOP BOUGHT ONES ARE DISQUALIFIED)
-complete workbook activities
-include record keeping in the workbook
Pine View will submit all radish entries to the judges at the UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program of Sarasota County.
Students will be awarded ribbons based on their quality of work if completed appropriately.
Grades are for participation and completion of workbook, not on size of radishes.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th 2019 – This is the date by which students need to plant radish seeds in order to allow sufficient growing time. You can plant earlier, but no later.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5th 2019 – Students return radishes and completed workbooks to class by 9am for pickup and submission to the Program and the program judges the radishes and workbooks.
DATE TBA– Winners announced, and ribbons, medallions and fair passes are awarded by the judges of the program.
DATE TBA – Winners displayed at Sarasota County Fair
Please refer to the student record-keeping workbook for further details, including contest rules, planting guidelines, activities, judging criteria and more.
All 3rd grade students will be participating in the 4-H Radish Growing Project to enhance our learning unit on plants from quarter 2. Please see the packet in the Agenda, which contains everything you need to know about the project. Please help guide your child to get started and maintain this project. All completed projects, including radishes and completed workbooks will be due on the morning of March 5th.
Please know this project is graded, and it is graded on the participation work book and completion. So, if the radishes do not grow well do not worry. It is not about having the biggest radish, it is just about participating and completing the workbook to the best of your ability.
SAVE THE DATES:
WINTER WONDERLAND DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE - Friday, December 7th.
FIELD TRIP TO ALTA VISTA SCHOOL - Wednesday, December 19th 9:20am - 12:00pm
END OF QUARTER 2 - Thursday, December 20th.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PINNACLE PROJECT - Thursday, December 20th
PROFESSIONAL DAY - Friday, December 21st
WINTER BREAK - Monday, December24th - Friday, January 4th
PV 50TH SCHOOLWIDE CELEBRATION - Friday, January 18th
PINNACLE ANNUAL FUND RAISER EVENING FOR PARENTS ONLY - Saturday, January 26th. Silent auction and tickets are available at www.biddingforgood.com/pineview
PV FAIR - Saturday, March 2nd FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
1) "CIVILITY SQUAD"-This is the first year of a county-wide initiative to help our community focus on positive ways to relate to each other. Your children may be coming home with buttons, stickers, or other evidence of this campaign. Each month we are promoting different character traits. October is dedicated to “Speak Kindly” – we are trying to use words that help rather than words that hurt. If you’d like additional information about the program, please see the Gulf Coast Community Foundation: https://www.gulfcoastcf.org/civic-and-economic-development/because-it-matters
2) Elementary Girls - WINTER WONDERLAND DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE - Friday, December 7th.
It’s time for the annual Winter Wonderland Father/Daughter Dance. Tickets are on sale from 12/3/18 on the auditorium terrace or they can be purchased in the office for $30 or $35 at the door. Come join the frosty fun!
3) FIELD TRIP TO ALTA VISTA SCHOOL - Wednesday, December 19th 9:20am - 12:00pm
BOOK BUDDIES WITH ALTA VISTA -READING STREET EVENT-Chaperones welcome!
On Wednesday, December 19th we are on a field trip to Alta Vista School (Pine View’s Book Buddy School) from 9:20am – 12pm to join Alta Vista for their annual side-walk ‘Reading Street’ event. Permission slips went home on Monday, November 26th
Please have your child bring: blanket, pillow, and of course a good book!
Alta Vista will have ‘streets’ (eg. Dr. Seuss street) lined with hundreds of students cozied up with a good book to read. This is a community-building event. Students can come with their blankets and pillows to get comfortable sharing in the love of reading with those around them, while building reading stamina at the same time!
Please know that we have requested 2 busses for the 2 classes participating in this, so we have plenty of room from chaperones. If you would like to chaperone for this trip, please let me know.
4) Third Grade Winter Luncheon - Thursday, December 20th at 10:50am
This is our annual third grade luncheon. This year, chicken strips will be purchased by us.
All third graders will eat lunch together @ 10:50 in the picnic area. The cost will be $4.00, and each classroom will be responsible for a different type of food (dessert, fruit, vegetables, chips, etc.). If you want to bring your own lunch instead then you do not need to send in $4.
Our class is responsible for providing DESSERT!
Please send in any dessert that you can. The idea is that if every one in our class brought in a dessert that could feed 16 students, then every student in 3rd grade would have plenty of dessert.
Please see the letter that was sent home Monday 12/3/18.
5) Winter PARTY! Thursday, December 20th 3pm
Everyone is welcome!
6) Return to school Monday, January 7th - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
NEWS IN THE COMING MONTHS
PINNACLE ANNUAL FUND RAISER EVENING FOR PARENTS ONLY - Saturday, January 26th
Letter from PVA: Save the date
This year is an exciting year for PVA and Pinnacle as we celebrate 50 years of Pine View School! Pinnacle will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019. One week after Pine View’s official 50th Anniversary. This year’s event will be a Golden Anniversary theme held at Marie Selby Gardens.
Once again we would love to have as many student designed art projects on display for the evening and the silent auction. We are looking for this year’s artwork to work with a Golden Theme or to represent 50 years of Pine View School.
Last year PVA made the commitmment to give our teachers and clubs who participate in Pinnacle 90% of what their artwork sells for at the auction. The 10% we are holding back covers our auction and credit card fees. This is an easy and great way to get class funds for trips and/or class supplies.
In order to help the teachers keep track of PVA events throughout the year, and to have our parents take more of a role in this, PVA has put in place a grade liaison for each elementary grade. This year’s reps are as follows -
2nd Grade – Julie Anderson 3rd Grade – Alyson Treadway
4th Grade – Jennifer Cushman 5th Grade – Megan Nisberg
There will be a sign up for this Pinnacle project at Open House. Room parents to organize collection of the art supplies from parents and to create these projects at a mutually agreed upon time. The deadline to submit a project is Thursday December 20, 2018.
We hope that you participate in helping us let our talented and artistic elementary students shine at this year’s event! If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pinnacle Committee
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:
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 Fusion Go Math! tile (the Textbooks page)
click on the Fusion 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
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 PERSONAL MATH TRAINER-when you are on a lesson page, on the left menu select Resources, lesson level resources, Personal Math Trainer, and it will give you practice questions for that lesson. Click on the trainer's whistle and off you go.
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!)
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.
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-end of APRIL FOR ELA AND APRIL FOR 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.
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:
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
(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. )
View the Workshop book lessons: vocabulary/spelling, Shared Read, 4 mini lessons
and view the Literature Anthology book lessons-Long Read encompassing all that was learned in the Workshop book.
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:
-For the SSYRA website:
SSYRA 3-5 Resources
3-5 Annotated List
PARENT ACCESS TO WORDLY WISE:
Note that you just hover your cursor over the list of lessons on the left side of the page in order to view another lesson other than lesson 1. Once you click the lesson you want, the words for your chosen lesson automatically pop up and you will hear each one being pronounced and defined.
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:
Login as follows:
- this is your child's n number. BE SURE TO USE A LOWERCASE 'n' for their n number.
- 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:
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 TOWONDEROPOLIS - Set each Friday and due the following Friday.
The Wonderopolis is set on Friday and due the next Friday. It will be every week. You 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 SCIENCE FUSION TEXT BOOK AND SCIENCE FUSION VIDEOS ONLINE:StudentsMYSCSGo Math Science Fusion tile (it houses the Go Math and Science Fusion)log in with n###### and pin ##### (be sure to write the 'n' first)My LibraryScience (at the bottom of the black library tab on the left) it lights up in yellow when you hover over itScience Fusion Student Access English Grade 3 (note we do not do grade 4 for science)Units are listed and if you click on one of the units, the videos are listed below.For VIDEO LESSON VIEWING: Hit the play arrow button for each video (no need to click on the items on the right unless your child is interested in them).For TEXT BOOK VIEWING: Under the 'Unit Level Resources' tab on the right, hit the orange 'Online Student Edition'. You will see the whole unit there.
9:15 AM-9:30 AM
Prime Time and Cursive
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
*First Quarter Specials: alternate daily between PE (A-days) and Tech (B-days). FLEX group will do PE (A-days) and Music (B-Days).
*Second Quarter Specials: alternate daily between PE (A-days) and Music (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 Thursday. 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 (Thursdays)
-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.
PRIMARILY via your child's AGENDA BOOK!
If it is a longer message, please feel free to email me at:
Ms. Mini Abeysekera, Pine View School, Grade 3, Room 104.