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Friday, September 15

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    for the 2016-20172017-2018 school year!
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    classroom policies. Information about volunteer opportunities is on the Parent Volunteer Page (see yellow sidebar). If you
    *If you are looking for more up-to-date information about important school and class dates/events, please refer to the Steck Homepage!, and ask the secretaries to include you on the weekly Steck eNewsletter.*
    Steck and Third Grade Guidelines
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    Labeling - Please put your child’s name on all coats, backpacks, book bags, gloves, scarves, etc. This keeps items from getting lost or ending up in the lost-and-found!
    Friday Folders -Graded work, student projects, and school-related communication comes home each week in Friday folders. Please be sure to also check the Steck eNewsletter every Friday for school and grade level information. Important information is also posted outside of the school office.
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    Friday of each monthmost months at 2:30. Our wonderful room parentsbirthday party coordinator will help
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Wednesday, September 21

  1. page Back to School Night Parent Resources edited ... {Expeditionary Learning.pdf} PACER Written Response Framework {PACER plan.pdf} Deep Que…
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    PACER Written Response Framework
    {PACER plan.pdf}
    Deep Questions to Ask Your Child During Reading
    {Deep Questions to Ask During Reading.pdf}
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  4. page Back to School Night Parent Resources edited BTSN Powerpoint (check back later) DPS Volunteer Application Sample Third Grade PARCC Tests…

    BTSN Powerpoint (check back later)
    DPS Volunteer Application
    Sample Third Grade PARCC Tests (use Practice Tests tab)
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    More About Expeditionary Learning
    {Expeditionary Learning.pdf}
    Personal Narrative Rubric/Checklist
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    Expository Rubric (to use with paragraphs and essays)
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    During Reading
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    Supporting Your Child's Writing at Home
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Tuesday, September 20

  1. page Mrs. McRae's Page edited ... One of the things I am most excited about this year is learning more about you, my students, t…
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    One of the things I am most excited about this year is learning more about you, my students, through your writing. I hope you'll discover that writing is a wonderful way to explain your thinking, express your feelings, tell stories about your life, or teach others about a topic you are an expert on.
    In addition, I can't wait to hear about the books you're reading! Reading is a fantastic way to learn about topics and people that interest you, escape into another person's life or another time period, understand something that puzzles you, or just relax!
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    sixth year workingteaching third grade at Steck. I also completed my
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    teacher and paraprofessional.paraeducator. My family
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    baker or food blogger!artist!
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  2. page Million Word Readers edited ... 2) To create excitement about reading, everyday. 3) To support students in becoming more prof…
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    2) To create excitement about reading, everyday.
    3) To support students in becoming more proficient readers.
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    per month.
    As students finish a book at home, they must complete a book report (available from Mrs. McRae) in order to put a star on the classroom chart. Please encourage your child to read and complete
    Nonfiction books in order to achieve this goal. A party will be held at the end of the year for those who meet the goal.are also acceptable choices.
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  3. page Homework edited ... Monday: All homework will be assigned for both math and literacy. Please do not work ahead on …
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    Monday: All homework will be assigned for both math and literacy. Please do not work ahead on the math homework pages assigned for the week. Literacy packets may be completed at any time during the week. However, please do not rush through your work, as all of your homework must be thoroughly, neatly completed. In addition, students are expected to read for 30 minutes and practice their spelling words each night.
    Friday: All homework is due! (Math pages, literacy packet, signed reading and spelling log.)
    Homework slips: When homework is missing, a notification (a.k.a. homework slip) is sent home for parents to sign. If homework is not returned the next day, students must complete the missing work during lunch time
    Math Homework Guidelines
    Math homework will consist of a weekly packet. Students should complete one page per night.
    Homework should take approximately 20 minutes with a recommended additional practice of math flash cards for 5-10 minutes to increase fluency of math facts.
    The homework for the week is due and is graded in class each Friday. The purpose of grading homework in class is to help students identify mistakes and have the opportunity to discuss with the teacher and/or peers strategies used to derive the correct solution in a timely manner. Homework is designed to be a practice of skills learned in class and will typically be a day or two behind our in-class lessons. This reinforces skills previously taught in class and helps ensure retention of information. Homework is also an excellent way to communicate what is going on in the classroom. Each student should have a copy of the assigned homework schedule for the week (this is the pink homework schedule located in the yellow homework folder for each child). If this information is missing, a master hard-copy of the schedule is located in the front of Mrs. Gould's classroom. Please check out the Math page if you need ideas on how to help your child with a concept.
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    *If you are looking for more up-to-date information about important school and class dates/events, please refer to the Steck Homepage!, and ask the secretaries to include you on the weekly Steck eNewsletter.*
    Steck and Third Grade Guidelines
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Tuesday, August 2

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    Steck Stars Million Word Readers
    Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to read at least one million words OUTSIDE of school. This Denver Public School campaign supports the following literacy goals:
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    3) To support students in becoming more proficient readers.
    One million words is equivalent to reading 25 third-grade-level (approx. 125 pages) chapter books during the school year. This is about three books per month.
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    book at home they will have a short written assignment thathome, they must complete a book report (available from Mrs. McRae) in order
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    classroom chart. You can download the assignment from the Back to School Night Parent Resources page. Please encourage
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