Neiman's 3rd Grade ClassroomStudent/Teacher ExpectationsWithin our 3rd grade classroom, Mrs. Neimans take a whole brain teaching approach; which means that we will actively engage in routines and repetitive responses with our whole body in order to interact effectively with each students full ability. Mrs. Neiman will model, check for understanding, set proper expectations for independent practice as well as set-home practice expectations. Class expectations are simple & created as a whole group with essential principals of:Rules:1. Follow directions quickly & quietlyPromotes patience as well as respect within school-wide systems2. Raise your hand for permission to speakPromotes guided responses allows students processing time before they speak & teaches no blurting out during collaboration in learning times3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seatEncourage safety for all students as well as teaches focus of curriculum first4. Make smart choices!Encourages self-awareness, intrinsic motivation, & promotes cohesive engagement(Diamond Rules - To encourage A Glorious Kindness, Leadership, Invincible Grit, and Creativity)Our classroom philosophy is built on the ideal of the whole child and their needs. As an educator, my goal is to build intrinsic motivation through a student-centered approach. Our active learning environment will involve differentiated instruction with verbal, kinesthetic, and auditory practices guided with a multi-tiered system of support.Group/Team Work LearningOur 21st Century learners benefit from effective interactive practices when working with their peers. That being said; actively working in teams, whole group, and learning communities requires simple rules for diverse students and for multiple situations. Science, Math, and Technology practices will encourage Student-Based Learning projects with group functionality.
- Whole group lessons: Students will be taught to use proper voice, interact effectively in a social setting, use assertive but respectful responses, and incorporate academic vocabuary when they speak, as well as collaborate appropriately when differing opinions occur.
- Team Work: Students will be placed in diverse teams during all academic areas. Work teams will encompass activities, projects, and/or classwork which will be completed with diverse roles and graded with a team focus. Front paired reading practices to S.T.E.M. based team projects, our class will be working more independently in third grade.
- Small Group: Students will be a part of small groups throughout the school year for various purposes; differentiate or leveled groupings, re-teaching topics, extenting curriculum supports for higher learners, or intervention support for lower learners.
Class Group Rules:Give your bestRespect all team membersOn topic & taskUse active & appropriate voicesParticipateStay in your active group