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Title: Welcome Families to Third Grade Open House

Welcome Families! to Third Grade Open House
  • 2009-2010

  • Teacher Introductions
  • Learning Goals
  • School Environment
  • Question/Answer

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Abbie Ochoa
  • This is my tenth year teaching, fifth at Ironwood
    Elementary School.  I have taught one year in
    fifth grade, two years in first, and seven years
    in third grade.  Every year has been exciting and
    memorable, as I have been lucky to teach such
    wonderful students. 
  • Ironwood Elementary is a great place where I
    truly enjoy being around such enthusiastic
    students, staff, and parents.
  • I was born and raised in Kansas however, I have
    lived my entire adult life in Arizona.
  • I have a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful
    children who have all attended Ironwood.

Pani McKenzie
  • This is my tenth year of teaching. I have taught
    Kindergarten, second grade and third.
  • I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business and
    Marketing from Cal Poly Pomona, CA. After
    volunteering in a friends third grade classroom,
    I left a lucrative position in the insurance
    industry in order to teach. I love my job as I
    enjoy helping kids and making a difference in
    their lives.
  • I also enjoy working with parents to assist any
    individual needs and or concerns in their
    children and I am available whenever needed to
    discuss these.
  • On a personal note, I am married and have a
    daughter in College.

Paul Swain
  • Ive taught for over 30 years and in many
    different grade levels. I taught overseas for
    three years, and have been at Ironwood for seven
  • I have a B.S. and a Masters in curriculum and
  • I grew up in Tucson but have had the opportunity
    to travel extensively throughout my career. Some
    places include Hong Kong, South East Asia, Europe
    and many parts of the U.S.
  • Im married and have two older boys who are out
    on their own.

Good News from our district
Learning Goals- Math
  • Math We will work on
  • using place value through six digits
  • adding/subtracting with regrouping
  • mastering multiplication/division facts through
  • extending patterns
  • converting measurements
  • interpreting graphs
  • geometry concepts.

Mac-Ro Math Homework Program
  • A state program aligned to our state standards
  • Sponsored by the Rodel foundation
  • Only for 3rd graders at our school
  • Students will get a Mac-Ro book monthly and
    complete one page each night or as assigned by
    their teacher.
  • Requires a parent check and signature with each
  • Please return daily for pre-teach and re-teach
  • Uses prizes and other motivation to engage
    students in homework

Learning Goals- Reading
  • We will read many selections this year from our
    textbooks, supplemented with novels and other
    literature units.
  • We work with a variety of genres including both
    fiction and non-fiction.
  • In 3rd grade, emphasis is placed on comprehension
    and vocabulary skills.

Learning Goals- Writing/LA
  • We will be working on improving our writing in
    the 6 areas.
  • Their papers will be graded on ideas,
    organization, voice, sentence fluency, word
    choice, and conventions.
  • We will write multiple-paragraph stories, essays,
    letters, and reports.

Learning Goals- Science
  • Science We will be studying
  • plants
  • Ecosystems
  • properties of light and sound
  • properties of earth
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Great inventions
  • Natural disasters
  • The scientific process.

Learning Goals- Social Studies
  • This year we will be studying
  • mapping
  • Citizenship
  • the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome
  • national symbols
  • Government structures
  • Explorers
  • Technology advancements
  • Trade systems
  • Civil rights leaders
  • Immigration of the 20th century.

School Environment
  • Ironwood school is committed to providing a safe,
    enriching atmosphere for students to grow and
  • School-wide discipline policy
  • The school wide discipline policy is positive
    and allows for zero
  • tolerance of fighting. Interventions include
    the classroom and
  • family support services of the Behavior
    Intervention Specialist
  • and the Truancy Intervention Specialist. Stand
    Up/Speak Out
  • Against Bullying has been implemented in all
    grades and classrooms.
  • Success For All
  • As a school, we are committed to seeing that
    every student is successful. We have and will
    continue to implement many interventions to help
    students succeed.

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