Welcome to the Western Row

Curriculum Night

October 18, 2018

District Communication Tools

Dan Little, Innovative Learning Coach

District Communication Tools

www.masonohioschools.com

Contains information related to:

  • District clubs, activities, athletics, and academics
  • Acts as a hub to all critical district information

  • Includes links to fees, forms, lunch information, HAC, schoology, registration, and transportation information.

Home

Access

Center

HAC provides access to:

  • Attendance information
  • Emergency contact information
  • Transportation information
  • Updating contact information
  • District Reports

Peachjar provides:

  • District approved electronic flyers directly delivered to the email you have on file.
  • Allows for families to register online for events or programs with the “sign up now” feature.
  • Communicate with staff through messages.
  • Receive updates and class information from teachers.
  • Receive up to date grade and assignment information.
  • This is the home for MCS Academics

If you ever have questions...

Email us:

Support@masonohioschools.com

Mathematics

Tammy Dipenti, 3rd Grade Department Chair

3rd Grade Mathematics

  • Operation and Algebraic Thinking

(Multiplication and Division)

  • Number and Operation in Base Ten

(Place Value, Addition/Subtraction/Rounding)

  • Number and Operation-Fractions

  • Measurement and Data

  • Geometry

Number and Operation-Fractions

  • Meaning of fractions
  • Fractions on a number line
  • Compare fractions with same numerator
  • Compare fractions with same denominator

Meaning of Fractions

Compare fractions with same denominator

Compare fractions with same numerator

Sample fractions tasks

Language Arts

Jen Brunsman, Third Grade Teacher

Vivian Alvarez, Principal

3rd Grade Language Arts

Reading Units Writing Units

Character Unit Personal Narratives

Nonfiction Book Clubs Writing about Reading

Mysteries Informational

Biographies Realistic Fiction

Fiction Book Clubs Persuasive

Poetry

Reading and Writing Skills Emphasized in

First Semester

  • Launching reader’s workshop - teaching strategies to help students think while they are reading
  • Character unit helps students analyze characters and think about their traits based on evidence in text
  • Nonfiction elements and types of nonfiction structures
  • Develop a seed story and write a personal narrative about themselves
  • Responding to reading and forming their own opinion both supported with evidence
  • Gathering information from a nonfiction text to create their own informational writing

Reading and Writing Skills Emphasized

Second Semester

  • Comparing and contrasting settings, plots and themes (lessons or messages about life) in stories written by the same author or about the same or similar characters.
  • Distinguishing their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
  • Understanding the elements of a biography text
  • Comparing nonfiction texts, gathering facts from those texts, and organizing them into their own nonfiction reports.
  • Writing a realistic fiction piece with their knowledge of characters
  • Persuasive pieces such as reviews of restaurants, books, etc.
  • Trying out a variety of poetry styles

A closer look at 3rd grade readers and writers:

  • Are they reading more books, longer books, with harder words?

-Students should be reading 3-5 smaller chapter

books a week

  • Is their writing becoming more organized, with sentences that form paragraphs?
  • Are they reading to learn information in nonfiction books or textbooks?

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

  • All 3rd grade students will take the Ohio State Test (AIR) in ELA the week of Oct. 22nd
    • Two Parts - Part 1 Reading and Part 2 Writing
    • A score of 677 or higher is considered eligible for promotion to 4th Grade
    • A subscore of 45 or higher is considered eligible for promotion to 4th Grade even if they score below a 677
    • Ohio State Test (AIR) in ELA - administered in the Spring (April)
    • MAP Reading - a score of 193 or higher on the winter or spring MAP can be used for promotion to 4th grade

Other testing

Gifted Testing – Parent request only – Before School

  • Grade 3 – December 4 & 5 (CogAT) & March 6 (OLSAT)

OELPA - Students with Limited English

  • Feb. 4 - March 29, 2019

MAP Reading and Math

  • End of April

Science/Social Studies

Jen Brunsman, 3rd Grade Teacher Leader

Jill Arminio, Science Academic Coach

MCS Science Philosophy

Science Mission: Mason City Schools science education program promotes excellence and innovation in science through an engaging, interactive approach that will ignite and encourage curiosity, collaboration, cooperation, and critical thinking.

Mason City Schools Guiding Principles:

  • Working collaboratively and cooperatively with partners and the community
  • Enhance learning through real world experiences/internships to understand scientific professions
  • Fostering scientifically literate learners
  • Look at the world through a lens of questioning and problem solving using scientific practices
  • Authentic learning that builds a mindset of persistence (Grit)
  • Flexibility to pursue interests

Jill & Jen: Introduce the district science philosophy and a quick overview of Ohio Learning Standard Revisions

3rd Grade Science/Social Studies

First Semester

Social Studies

Classroom Community

Government

Community Culture & Mapping

Science

Rocks

Soil

5 forms of Energy

Jill & Jen: Share SS & Science Units

3rd Grade Science/Social Studies Second Semester

Social Studies

Communities

Change

Economics

Science

Energy Resources

Matter & Energy

Plants & Animals

Jill & Jen: Share SS & Science Units

3rd Grade Science

  • Materials & Resources
    • Mystery Science-NEW!

  • Class Structure
    • Hands-on activities & labs
    • Non-fiction texts
    • Videos

3rd Grade STEAM

Questions ?

Welcome to the Western Row

4th Grade Curriculum Night

October 18, 2018

District Communication Tools

Dan Little, Innovative Learning Coach

District Communication Tools

www.masonohioschools.com

Contains information related to:

  • District clubs, activities, athletics, and academics
  • Acts as a hub to all critical district information

  • Includes links to fees, forms, lunch information, HAC, schoology, registration, and transportation information.

Home

Access

Center

HAC provides access to:

  • Attendance information
  • Emergency contact information
  • Transportation information
  • Updating contact information
  • District Reports

Peachjar provides:

  • District approved electronic flyers directly delivered to the email you have on file.
  • Allows for families to register online for events or programs with the “sign up now” feature.
  • Communicate with staff through messages.
  • Receive updates and class information from teachers.
  • Receive up to date grade and assignment information.
  • This is the home for MCS Academics

If you ever have questions...

Email us:

Support@masonohioschools.com

Language Arts

Christine Work, Language Arts Teacher Leader

Vivian Alvarez, Principal

4th Grade Language Arts

Reading Units:

  • Fiction/Character Study
  • Nonfiction
  • Interpretation/theme using traditional lit and mythology
  • Animal Rights book clubs

Writing Units:

  • Personal Essay
  • Narrative (fiction) writing
  • Informational Report
  • Literary essay comparing theme across texts
  • Persuasive Essay

4th grade expectations in reading or writing

  • All teachers follow reading and writing workshop structure, which allows guidance for expectations, yet choice for students about what and how they write. Small groups are offered to review and enhance skills in those subjects.
  • Learners are encouraged to engage with independent text, whether writing or talking about it.
  • Teachers use the Fountas and Pinnell reading program to gauge the reading level of learners.
  • Most final writing pieces are typed, so fluent keyboarding skills are important this year.

Mathematics

Bob Reynolds, Academic Learning Coach, Mathematics grades 3-12

4th Grade Mathematics

  • Place value and Rounding
  • Algorithms for addition/subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Geometry (properties of geometric figures, angles)

Critical Areas

  • Fluency through 1 million
    • Accurate
    • Efficient
    • Flexible
  • Fraction Equivalence and operations
  • 2-Dimensional Shape

Number Sense is...

Good intuition about numbers. It develops gradually as a result of exploring numbers, visualizing them in a variety of contexts, and relating them in ways that are not limited by traditional algorithms.

  • Howden, 1989

Fluency

59 + 17

There are 26 students in this class. How many ears are there in the class?

Flexibility

9 + 7

9 + 6

9 + 8

19 + 7

39 + 7

59 + 17

299 + 17

3998 + 176

3.99 + 0.17

3 ½ + 5 ¾

Flexibility

2 x 26

(2 x 20) + (2 x 6)

(2 x 25) + (2 x 1)

26 + 26

(2 x 30)- (2 x 4)

2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2

Fractions

15/9 = 5/3

0

2

2

0

1

1

Shapes and their properties

Mathematical Practices

Reason

Communicate

Represent

Make Connections

Problem Solve

Science

Lindsay Konkel, 4th Grade Teacher Leader

Jill Arminio, Science Academic Coach

MCS Science Philosophy

Science Mission: Mason City Schools science education program promotes excellence and innovation in science through an engaging, interactive approach that will ignite and encourage curiosity, collaboration, cooperation, and critical thinking.

Mason City Schools Guiding Principles:

  • Working collaboratively and cooperatively with partners and the community
  • Enhance learning through real world experiences/internships to understand scientific professions
  • Fostering scientifically literate learners
  • Look at the world through a lens of questioning and problem solving using scientific practices
  • Authentic learning that builds a mindset of persistence (Grit)
  • Flexibility to pursue interests

Jill & Jen: Introduce the district science philosophy and a quick overview of Ohio Learning Standard Revisions

4th Grade Science Units

  • Explore Electricity
  • Describe Thermal Energy Transfer
  • Explain Conservation of Matter
  • Explain Changes to the Earth’s Surface
  • Identify Landforms
  • Explore Fossils
  • Describe the Impact of a Changing Environment

Jill, Lindsay, & Patty: Share Science Units

Example: Electricity Unit Standards

  • I can plan, conduct and evaluate a simple investigation to determine whether a material is an electrical conductor or insulator.

  • I can identify how electrical energy in circuits can be transformed to other forms of energy, including, light, heat, sound, and motion.

  • I can build a working circuit and trace the flow of energy

4th Grade Science

Materials & Resources

    • Discovery Education
    • Mystery Science-NEW!
    • Gizmos

Class Structure

    • Hands-on activities & labs
    • Non-fiction texts
    • Videos

4th Grade TECHNOLOGY/STEAM

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Coding and Robotics
  • Communicating Digitally (i.e., flipgrid, slideshows, etc.)
  • Cooperative Group Work

Social Studies

Christine Work, Teacher

Tom Doerflein, Assistant Principal

4th Grade Social Studies

With an emphasis on Ohio history, the following are units covered throughout the year:

  • Government and Citizenship
  • Map skills
  • Primary and Secondary sources
  • Timelines
  • US History (from prehistoric people until the Civil War)
  • Immigration and inventors
  • Ohio/US Transportation systems throughout history
  • Economics - entrepreneurship and savings
  • Common theme discussed throughout: conflict and compromise!

Curriculum Night Grade 3 & 4 October 2018 - Google Slides