Welcome to your child's third grade year at Phoenix Community Learning Center. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year. Even though third grade can be a challenge, it is a year of tremendous social and academic growth. Instruction in all academic areas will follow the standards established by the state of Ohio.
Amplify CKLA is our reading curriculum chosen by Phoenix Community Learning Center. Amplify CKLA is based on a whole group/small group daily participation plan. Whole group learning opportunities occur daily with the introduction of key focus points. The students will then practice these key focus points during the week independently and in small groups while guided reading groups take place with the teacher. Independent/small group practice will include fluency, spelling, phonics, and phonemic awareness skills.
Amplify CKLA also cross teaches into our science and social studies curriculum with the addition of appropriate topics and real photographs.
My Math is our math curriculum for grades K-8. The My Math program offers students a broad background in math. My Math is a completely consumable program where each student interacts with the text in multiple ways throughout the learning cycle. My Math is written to meet the Common Core State Standards.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES
In both subject areas, students will have several projects to work on during the school year. You will be given very thorough information regarding these projects. If at any time you have a question about these projects, please don't hesitate to ask!
Homework will be assigned on a daily basis, and will be due the following day. Assigned projects will have a longer due date and may take several weeks to complete. In addition to reinforcing skills learned at school, homework provides you, the parent, the opportunity to stay informed about what your child is studying. (Homework assignments must be in the student's handwriting.)
TAKE HOME FOLDERS
Each night, your child will take home a “Take Home Folder”. One pocket of this folder will be designated for class papers, graded papers, and papers from the office to “Keep at Home”. The other pocket will be labeled “Return to School” and will be for homework, notes to or from me, or things that need to be signed. This includes homework, notes, or permission slips. I do not use Friday Folders, therefore graded work will be placed in this folder.
I am looking forward to working together to make your child’s third grade year a success. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.