4C Letter and Schedule

 

 

Instructional Delivery Phase 4C 

Welcome to Third Grade with Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Trage! 

When our school is in phase 4A, B, or C of our remote-learning plan, students may receive all or part of their instruction through live virtual lessons or independent on-line learning activities. Our goal is to provide meaningful, challenging, and engaging learning opportunities for all students that will enable each child to progress academically, whether that child is learning from the classroom or at home.  For remote and in-seat classrooms, students will be participating in whole group, small group, and individual instruction with teachers and staff, as well as, expected to complete independent work.  Students who receive individualized support will continue to receive equivalent services during remote learning. 

We look forward to partnering with families to ensure academic success for each child in these challenging times. When students are learning outside the classroom, parents and caregivers have an important role to play in supporting attendance and focus, and communicating with staff if they notice their student struggling with an aspect of remote learning. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have concerns.   

 

 

A Note from your Teachers

Please use the email addresses listed below to contact us. When sending an email please include Mrs. Larson  and Mrs. Trage so that we may respond to you in a timely manner. 

 

Mrs. Larson slarson@pccharterschool.org

Zoom Link: Click Here

Zoom id 884 0688 0166

Password larson18

Mrs. Trage htrage@pccharterschool.org

Zoom Link: Click Here

Zoom id 861 7191 8039

Password Larson 18

 

Daily Materials for In Person Students

 

Supplies needed daily 

These items will travel back and forth via a backpack each time your student comes to school.

 

  1. School issued Chromebook fully charged with charger
  2. Lunch and water bottle (no microwaves will be available)
  3. Backpack
  4. Two clean face masks
  5. Return of any homework items (such as Math Home Connections, etc.)
  6. Outer wear appropriate for the weather (coat, rain coat, etc.)

 

Personal Supplies and Items to be Left at School

 

  1. Pencil box or pouch
    1. Two sharp pencils
    2. Individual pencil sharpener
    3. Colored Pencils
    4. Markers
    5. Pink Pearl Eraser
    6. Scissors 
    7. Glue stick or glue bottle
  2. Indoor shoes
  3. Hat for outdoor activities
  4. Sunscreen, bug spray
  5. Clipboard
  6. Extra clothes
  7. Optional small bin with lid to store items next to desk

 

School Materials- Left at school if not needed for homework

All learning materials including folders, notebooks, math books, journals, handwriting books, etc. may be brought to school and left here for each day if not needed for homework completion. 

 

Please send in to school on 4/12: 

Poetry book, spelling lists, math packet, any papers recently handed out.

Social studies/science notebook and folder

Spelling notebook and folder

Reading notebook and folder

Writing notebook and folder

Handwriting book

Math notebook and folder, SB, NC and HC books

Nature journal (unless have been using Social studies/science notebook)

Spanish notebook and folder

Art sketchpad

Read to self books on loan

 

Information about Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Warmer weather temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities.  Still, it is important to prepare for outdoor activities.  It is a good idea to apply a layer of sunscreen and bug repellent prior to the start of each school day when outdoor activities are allowed. Students are encouraged to bring sunscreen to school, and may also choose to bring insect repellent. Both sunscreen and insect repellent should be topical-only (no aerosolized products) and fragrance-free. Please note, staff cannot apply these products to your child(ren).  Additionally, Prairie Crossing Charter School will not have a supply of products for those who do not bring their own, and children cannot share theirs. Students should also have a reusable water bottle to carry outside on warm weather days.  

Specials Resources

Please note that Mrs. Larson’s class will be back with Mr. Loustaunau for Physical Education.  

Click this link to take you to the Specials Website! This is where you will find information/homework/assignments for Art, Music, Spanish, PE and Health all in one place! 

 

Click this link for the Simplified Student Syllabus

 

Spanish

Mrs. Roman K-4    Spanish Zoom Link lromanahlgrim@pccharterschool.org

Music

Mrs. Klug-Highland K-8 Music Zoom Link

rklug@pccharterschool.org

Art

Mr. Thomas K-8 Art Zoom Link

athomas@pccharterschool.org

PE

Mr. Loustaunau P.E. Mr. L Zoom Link

cloustaunau@pccharterschool.org

 

 

Expected School Hours & Attendance

 

Grade Level Minimum Maximum Recommended Length of Sustained Attention
3-5 5 hours / day 7.5 hours / day 40 mins 

Students who are remote learning must follow school schedules to be considered in attendance (virtually) throughout the day and to be counted for full attendance. Parents/Guardians are responsible for reporting student illness or non-attendance in accordance with current Parent/Student Handbook procedures. Failure to attend and/or maintain engagement for more than three days without appropriate communication and approval of excused absence will result in a student being placed on an academic intervention plan. Chronic truancy will be reported as per school policy.

Grading & Homework 

Staff will follow the traditional grading procedures for both On Campus Learning and Remote Learning as outlined in the handbook with modifications as necessary for individual students. Students in both instructional settings will have the same requirements for assignments and due dates unless otherwise determined by the staff. 

 

In general, homework at the lower grades is minimal. Homework could include any subject and special projects assigned.  At times, children will have unfinished work for homework. 

 

Grading Scale 

EE : Exceeds Expectations Demonstrates proficiency and applies and/or extends the grade level standard to more challenging subject matter.
CD : Consistently Demonstrates Mastery of the grade level standard has been achieved. Demonstrates proficiency in the essential knowledge and skills of the standard.
D : Developing Partial mastery of the grade level standard. Inconsistently demonstrates proficiency in the essential knowledge and skills of the standard
E : Emerging Basic understanding of grade level standard with assisted support. Experiencing difficulty and does not demonstrate proficiency in the essential knowledge and skills of the standard. 

4C Mrs. Larson’s 3rd Grade – Larson Zoom CLICK HERE

                                              Zoom id:   884 0688 0166       Password:  larson18

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00-8:10 Arrival, Hand washing, read to self 8:00-8:10 

Arrival, Hand washing, read to self

8:00-8:10 Arrival, Hand washing, read to self 8:00-8:10 Arrival, Hand washing, read to self 8:00-8:10 

Arrival, Hand washing, read to self

8:10-8:55

Writers

8:10-8:50

ART 

Art Class Zoom

8:10-8:50

MUSIC 

Music Class Zoom

8:10-8:55

Writers

8:10-8:50

SPANISH 

Spanish Class Zoom

9:00-9:40 Spanish

Spanish Class Zoom

8:50-9:10

Meeting & Break 

8:50-9:10

Meeting & Break 

9:00-9:40 

ART

Art Class Zoom

8:50-9:10

Meeting & Break 

9:40-10:00 

Meeting & Break 

9:10-10:00

Writers

9:10-10:00

Writers

9:40-10:00

Meeting & Break 

9:10-10:00

Writers

10:00- 11:05

Math 

10:00 – 11:05 

Math

10:00 – 11:05 

Math

10:00 – 11:05 

Math

10:00-11:05

Math

Lunch 11:10-12:10 Lunch 11:10-12:10 Lunch 11:10-12:10 Lunch 11:10-12:10 Lunch 

11:10-12:10

12:10-12:45 

Solo Spots/

Phenology

12:15-12:45

EE Lesson

12:10-12:50

PE with Mr. L 

P.E. Mr. L Zoom Link

12:10-12:50

PE with Mr. L 

P.E. Mr. L Zoom Link

12:10-12:50

Music 

Music Class Zoom

12:45-2:20 

Readers/ELA

12:45-2:15

Readers/ELA

1:00-2:15 

Readers

1:00-2:15 

Readers

1:00-2:15 

Readers

2:20-2:40

Agendas & Pack up

2:15-3:15

Social Studies

2:15-3:15

Social Studies

2:15-3:15

Social Studies

2:15-3:15

Social Studies

2:40-3:20

PE with Mr. L

P.E. Mr. L Zoom Link

3:15

Agendas, Pack up

3:15

Agendas, Pack up

3:15

Agendas, Pack up

3:15

Agendas, Pack up

3:30

Dismissal/

Study Hall

3:30

Dismissal/

Study Hall

3:30

Dismissal/

Study Hall

3:30

Dismissal/

Study Hall

3:30

Dismissal/

Study Hall

Zoom Expectations:

We will use the virtual platform “Zoom” for our virtual classroom. 

Remote Classroom Behavior – The following are behaviors and etiquette specific to Remote Learning:

  • Arrive up to three minutes before class time and wait to be admitted 
  • Find a quiet place free of distractions (eg: television and toys).
  • Use their correct name when signing in. 
  • If in need of a restroom break or a student needs to step away; this is communicated to and approved by an adult.
  • Ready to learn, sitting upright at desk or table. 
  • Maintain respect at all times in speaking, writing, and appearance
  • Stay on mute. Click the “raise hand” button if you would like to contribute 
  • Video needs to remain on to promote focus
  • Eye contact should be maintained 
  • Refrain from chewing gum, eating, or drinking 
  • Stay on task
  • Have classroom materials ready and be dressed for school.

 

PBIS

PBIS promotes a safe and caring environment in which students grow and learn. Students will be awarded virtual hawks tickets from teachers as incentive for going above and beyond, as well as, being safe, respectful and responsible. 

 

Technology Platforms 

 

 

Our Learning Focuses

Trimester 3:

 

Classroom Culture: Students will continue to engage in meaningful interactions that foster trust and creativity. They will work in small groups to encourage building strong relationships and collaboration skills. 
Reading: Students will focus on reading comprehension skills through the use of whole, individual and small reading groups. Students will become familiar with and identify types of genres. They will specifically study mystery, poetry, informational and drama genres and the elements and features of these types of texts. 
Writing: The focus will be to improve writing structure and expanding ideas. Students use the writing process to write a variety of writing pieces. Genres of writing may include informational, opinion, and stories.
Math: Third grade will learn about fractions, multiplication, division, and geometry concepts.
Science/Social Studies: Our social studies focus will be on Illinois history and government. We will also be participating in a short unit on Native Americans. Students will learn more about Native American traditions and artifacts. 

We will end the year with a short unit on weather incorporated in reading and writing. We will be continuing to focus on environmental studies, and participating in outdoor education such as solo spots and phenology. 

 

PCCS Social-Emotional Resources Website

 

I Need Help Parents and students can use this link to be connected to staff who can help with emotional support, help figuring out e-learning, and provide school-related advice.