• Trimester 1 Learning Intentions

    Posted by Kinza Cusic on 11/4/2021

    What Are Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

    For our core subject areas, each grade level has identified instructional priorities using the language of “learning intentions” and “success criteria”. These terms are described below.

    Each grade level has identified up to 4 instructional priorities in ELA and Math. These priorities guide the curriculum materials we use and the activities and assignments we provide. 

     

    What should I look for?

    Learning Intention: This is the content standard that will be the focus of the trimester. Each learning intention for the trimester is broken down into essential vocabulary and success criteria.  

    Essential Vocabulary

    This is the vocabulary that is required for students to understand and master the success criteria and ultimately the learning intention(s) for the lesson or unit.

    Success Criteria

    These are the individual skills that make up the learning intention. As students build these skills through practice and application, the skills combined will help the student reach the learning intention. 

     

    First Trimester Learning Intentions: Grade _3_

    Math

    Learning Intention: 

    I will fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

     

    Level 2 :  

    I can fluently add and subtract within 10 using mental strategies.

    I can fluently add and subtract within 20 using concrete manipulatives.

    I can add and subtract two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

     

    Level 3:

    I can fluently add and subtract within 1000.

    I can determine a method to solve an addition or subtraction problem.

     

    Level 4: 

    I can fluently add and subtract beyond 1000.

    I can show my work using the inverse operation.



    Math Essential Vocabulary

    estimate

    place value

    ungroup

    regroup

    Addend

    round

    English Language Arts:

    Learning Intention One: I will explain the actions and motivations of characters in stories and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can identify what a character is.

    I can describe how characters respond to major events in a story.

    I can define characters, traits, motivations.

    I can explain the sequence of events in a story.

     

    Level Three:

    I can explain the actions of characters.

    I can explain the motivations of characters.

    I can explain how the actions, traits, and motivations contribute to the sequence of events.

     

    Level Four:

    I can compare the actions, motivations, and traits of characters in a story and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    Characters

    actions

    Motivations 

    stories 

    sequence of events

    traits



    Learning Intention Two: I will determine the main idea of an informational text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 



    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can define main idea and key details.



    Level Three:

    I can identify details from the text that support the main idea. 

    I use the details from the story to identify the main idea.

    I can explain how the details support the main idea.

     

    Level Four:

    Using details from the text, I can summarize the main idea.

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    determine

    main idea

    support

    summarize

    key details

    explain



    Learning Intention Three: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures. I determine the central message, lesson or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two

    I can define central message, lesson, moral, fable, folktale.

    I can retell a story using details.

     

    Level Three:

    I can identify how the details support the central message or moral.

    I can recount a story using details that support the central message.

     

    Level Four: 

    I can use details from the story to determine the theme.

     

    Essential Vocabulary:

    Central message

    Details

    Moral

    Folktale

    Myth

    fable 

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  • November Newsletter

    Posted by Kinza Cusic on 11/4/2021

    Read on for more information on what our month holds!

    Our learning intentions for this month in English Language Arts include: I will write a persuasive text; I will read words with V/CV and VC/V patterns, C+le endings, and compound words; I will use features of nonfiction to further understand a text.

    Our learning intention in math is: I can fluently multiply within 100.

     

    In addition to our subjects of ELA and Math, we also have weekly Social Studies and Science lessons. 

    In Social Studies, we are learning about cultures around the world with Dr. Udo Fluck. 

    In Science, we will begin a unit on invisible forces. 

    We also have weekly Social  and Emotional lessons with our school counselors, Mr. Lance and Mr. D. 

    We will have five lessons with our SPARK artist, Bev Gluekert exploring who we  are.



    Please send P.E. shoes during A Weeks.

     

    Remember: Thursday Early Outs: school ends at 2:30

     

    No School on November 12 and 24-26.

     

    Specials Schedule:

    P.E. 11/22

     

    Art 11/15

     

    Music 11/8, 11/29

     

    Library 11/8, 11/29



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  • October 2021

    Posted by Kinza Cusic on 10/1/2021 3:00:00 PM

    October Newsletter!

     

    Our learning intentions for this month in English Language Arts include: I will write a narrative story either real or imagined; I will read words with vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay); I will describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 

    In math, we will round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred; and add and subtract within 1000.

    In addition to our subjects of ELA and Math, we also have weekly Social Studies and Science lessons. 

    In Social Studies, we are learning about cultures around the world with Dr. Udo Fluck. 

    In Science, we are learning about The Power of Flowers. 

    We also have weekly Social  and Emotional lessons with our school counselors, Mr. Lance and Mr. D. 

    And as much as we can, we visit our outdoor classroom, the Lowell School Garden!

     

    Things to remember: 

     

    Please send P.E. shoes during A Weeks.

     

    Remember: Thursday Early Outs: school ends at 2:30

     

    No School on October 21 and 22.

     

    We are looking forward to a great October!

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  • September 2021 Newsletter

    Posted by Kinza Cusic on 9/9/2021

    Upcoming Events

    Welcome back to school! It is so nice to be together again. I hope you all had a restful summer.

     

    This is the first of my monthly newsletters to you. It is important to me that families are connected and know what we are working on in the classroom. We are a team so 

    please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

     

    I look forward to a great year

     

    In the Classroom:

    In the first few weeks of school, we are building our classroom community. That includes understanding and committing to what we want Lowell and our classroom to look like, sound like, and feel like. This includes the 4 B’s: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be a Leader as well as our Seven Habits of Being a Leader. If we understand these foundations, then our learning will soar!

     

    We will again use the systems of Daily 5 for our literacy block and the Daily 3 for our math block. These systems allow me to work in smaller groups and differentiate for each student.

     

    Reminders

    Please send back paperwork.

     

    Please send P.E. shoes during A Weeks.

     

    Remember: Thursday Early Outs: school ends at 2:30

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  • What Are Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

    For our core subject areas, each grade level has identified instructional priorities using the language of “learning intentions” and “success criteria”. These terms are described below.

    Each grade level has identified up to 4 instructional priorities in ELA and Math. These priorities guide the curriculum materials we use and the activities and assignments we provide. 

     

    What should I look for?

    Learning Intention: This is the content standard that will be the focus of the trimester. Each learning intention for the trimester is broken down into essential vocabulary and success criteria.  

    Essential Vocabulary

    This is the vocabulary that is required for students to understand and master the success criteria and ultimately the learning intention(s) for the lesson or unit.

    Success Criteria

    These are the individual skills that make up the learning intention. As students build these skills through practice and application, the skills combined will help the student reach the learning intention. 

     

    First Trimester Learning Intentions: Grade 3

    Math

    Learning Intention: 

    I will fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

     

    Level 2 :  

    I can fluently add and subtract within 10 using mental strategies.

    I can fluently add and subtract within 20 using concrete manipulatives.

    I can add and subtract two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

     

    Level 3:

    I can fluently add and subtract within 1000.

    I can determine a method to solve an addition or subtraction problem.

     

    Level 4: 

    I can fluently add and subtract beyond 1000.

    I can show my work using the inverse operation.



    Math Essential Vocabulary

    estimate

    place value

    ungroup

    regroup

    Addend

    round

    English Language Arts:

    Learning Intention One: I will explain the actions and motivations of characters in stories and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can identify what a character is.

    I can describe how characters respond to major events in a story.

    I can define characters, traits, motivations.

    I can explain the sequence of events in a story.

     

    Level Three:

    I can explain the actions of characters.

    I can explain the motivations of characters.

    I can explain how the actions, traits, and motivations contribute to the sequence of events.

     

    Level Four:

    I can compare the actions, motivations, and traits of characters in a story and how they contribute to the sequence of events. 

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    Characters

    actions

    Motivations 

    stories 

    sequence of events

    traits



    Learning Intention Two: I will determine the main idea of an informational text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 



    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can define main idea and key details.



    Level Three:

    I can identify details from the text that support the main idea. 

    I use the details from the story to identify the main idea.

    I can explain how the details support the main idea.

     

    Level Four:

    Using details from the text, I can summarize the main idea.

     

    Essential Vocabulary

    determine

    main idea

    support

    summarize

    key details

    explain



    Learning Intention Three: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures. I determine the central message, lesson or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two

    I can define central message, lesson, moral, fable, folktale.

    I can retell a story using details.

     

    Level Three:

    I can identify how the details support the central message or moral.

    I can recount a story using details that support the central message.

     

    Level Four: 

    I can use details from the story to determine the theme.

     

    Essential Vocabulary:

    Central message

    Details

    Moral

    Folktale

    Myth

    fable 









    Writing

    Learning Intention: I will write a narrative story, real or imagined. 

     

    Success Criteria:

     

    Level Two:

    I can describe an event or short sequence of events.

    I can use details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.

    I can use words to signal event order.: 

     

    Level Three: 

    I can transfer writing from a graphic organizer, template or notes into a written piece.

    I can use words and phrases to signal event order.

    I can establish a situation, narrator, and /or characters.

    I can organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

    I can use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

    I can provide closure.

     

    Level Four:

     

    I can peer edit a narrative story using a rubric



    Writing Vocabulary

    narrative

    imagined

    experiences

    descriptive details

    event sequences