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Students & Parents,

This page will assist you with knowing what to do during a nontraditional instruction or Snow SMART day.

  •  What is a nontraditional instructional day or Snow SMART day?

This is another term for a "snow day" in which students must work/complete assignments from home. However, we do have snow days built into our district calendar. We also have time for makeup days that we will add to the school year before resulting to the nontraditional instruction (NTI) day. Therefore, this day will be used in an emergency and you will be notified if and when the district intends to use it.

  • What lesson will my student need to complete on a nontraditional instruction day?

We have four content areas in 3rd grade. Your student has one assignment for each content area: math, reading, social studies/science, and writing/language arts. You will be able to access these assignments from my teacher page. For each assignment, your student will have a lesson and a corresponding activity that will be due to the teacher upon returning to school.

  •     How will we correspond with the teacher(s) if we have questions?

The 3rd grade team has decided to make two options available to students and parents to communicate on an NTI (snowSMART) day.

v Emails are always one of the easiest ways that we can communicate back and forth quickly and easily.

Reading and Social Studies Questions olivia.bloodworth@christian.kyschools.us

Math and Science Questions

scott.hollimon@christian.kyschools.us

v Remind App- We will send remind notifications and even personal messages on NTI days. All information will be posted so you will be able to see it on your phone. We will respond to any questions in a timely manner. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  •   What if we do not have internet access?

If you do not have internet access, we will prepare your student's NTI (snow SMART) folder with non-technology assignments. Students will receive these folders at school before an NTI day.

  • Where are the assignments located?

Please see your homeroom teacher's web page to access your child’s Snow SMART day assignments There will be a different sheet for each NTI(snowSMART)day assigned.

Day One: Students will complete their work in their folder along with online assignments if they have internet access. (If they are not able to access the online sites, they will have supplemental work in their folder)

·         Reading: Learning Goals

Ø  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1
I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text for the answers.

Ø  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2
I will determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will find a reading packet with different lessons. Today we want you to find Lesson 11 & 12.

§   Lesson 11 from Crosswalk Coach: ask and answer questions with informational text.

·         Students will read the lesson and then read the following passages and complete multiple choice and short answer questions.

§  Lesson 12 from Crosswalk Coach: main idea and supporting details

·         Students will read the lesson and then read the following passages and complete multiple choice and short answer questions.

·        Social Studies: Learning Goals:

Academic Expectations: 2.16 Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.

·         I will develop an understanding of the nature of culture: explore and describe cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts)

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will have a Social Studies Packet that is from your Social Studies book. Chapter 10.

Activities:

·         Students will read about cultures around the world, using chapter 10 of their Social Studies book.

·        Students will read lesson 1 and complete the review questions 1-6 (on notebook paper) at the end of lesson 1 (students will have a copy of pages 348-353 in their packet)

·        Online Activities: (if you have internet access)

Ø  Log onto Raz Kids for 20 minutes or complete 1 story ( Read, Listen and Quiz)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned language lessons. (parts of speech)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned social studies lessons. (Cultures)

 

Day Two:

Students will complete their work in their folder along with online assignments if they have internet access. (If they are not able to access the online sites, they will have supplemental work in their folder)

·         Reading: Learning Goals

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7
I will use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8
I will describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9
I will Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will find a reading packet with different lessons. Today we want you to find Lesson 6 “The Rush for Gold” (pages 131-137 students will have a copy of the pages)

Activities:

§   Lesson 6:“The Rush for Gold” is over sequence of events and using information from illustrations.

·         Students will read and complete the introductory practice skills lessons on pages 132

·         And complete the organizer sequence of events chart

·         Students will also read and complete the introductory practice skills lesson on pages 133

·         And then read the “The Rush for Gold” as you read, complete the boxes that are starred on your sequence of events of chart.

·         Then complete your close reading organizer

·         Lastly, complete vocabulary section at the end.

·        Social Studies: Learning Goals:

Academic Expectations: 2.16 Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.

·         I will develop an understanding of the nature of culture: explore and describe cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts)

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will have a Social Studies Packet that is from your Social Studies book. Chapter 10.

 Activities:

·         Students will read about cultures around the world, using chapter 10 of their Social Studies book.

·         Students will read lesson 2 and complete the review questions 1-6 at the end of lesson 2. (students will have a copy of pages (358-367)

·        Online Activities: (if you have internet access)

Ø  Log onto Raz Kids for 20 minutes or complete 3 stories. ( Read, Listen and Quiz)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned language lessons. (parts of speech)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned social studies lessons. (Cultures)

Day Three:

Students will complete their work in their folder along with online assignments if they have internet access. (If they are not able to access the online sites, they will have supplemental work in their folder)

·         Reading: Learning Goals

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7
I will use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8
I will describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9
I will Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will find a reading packet with different lessons. Today we want you will continue to work with Lesson 6 “& “Gold Rush Success Stories” (pages 138-143 students will have a copy of the pages)

Activities:

§   Lesson 6: “Gold Rush Success Stories” is over using text features and comparing and contrasting

·         Students will read and complete the introductory practice skills lessons on page 138

·         Students will also read and complete the introductory practice skills lesson on page 139

·         Students will then read the “Gold Rush Success Stories” as you read, complete the starred boxes in the margins on your compare and contrast chart.

·         Lastly, complete Respond to Text: Compare and Contrast- Write a paragraph that compares both stories “Gold Rush Success Stories and The Rush for Gold” using the checklist on page 144.

·        Social Studies: Learning Goals:

 Academic Expectations: 2.16 Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.

·         I will develop an understanding of the nature of culture: explore and describe cultural elements (e.g., beliefs, traditions, languages, skills, literature, the arts)

·         Student’s Folder Assignments

Inside your folder you will have a Social Studies Packet that is from your Social Studies book. Chapter 10.

Activities:

·         Students will read about cultures around the world, using chapter 10 of their Social Studies book.

·         Students will read lesson 3 and complete the review questions 1-6 at the end of lesson 3. (students will have a copy of pages (362-367)

Online Activities: (if you have internet access)

Ø  Log onto Raz Kids for 20 minutes or complete 1 stories. (Read, Listen and Quiz)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned language lessons. (parts of speech)

Ø  Log into Moby Max and complete one of the assigned social studies lessons. (Cultures)