Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet

Miss Hart - Room 11 - GRADE 3

 

WELCOME TO MISS HART’S THIRD GRADE.....

Braddock Drive Elementary School Gifted Magnet is located at

4711 Inglewood Blvd. in Culver City, CA 90230. Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet includes grades 2 - 5.

    VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM

              AWARDS 2013


We won four “Video in the Classroom Awards” in June. Two for the 2012/2013 class , for “Biomes Got Talent” in Best Technical Arts and Best Overall Elementary, and also for the 2011/2012 class’ video called

“Making Wicked,” for Best Visual and

Performing Arts and Best Student Performance Entire Cast. The

broadcast of our videos and the

awards will take place in August

and September on the KLCS channel.


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All of the Stars

The Reasons for the Seasons

The Phases of the Moon

Solar System Song


April 10 - The solar system song, “Day and Night,” written for our class by Sean Hart, is up on this page now. We are learning it for our solar system video and to perform at the Magnet Music Recital.

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March 3 - Video of the closing Lion King performance is going home today on DVD.

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March 3 - Lion King performance photos (332 of them) are going home today on DVD.

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February 21 - Lion King performance photos are up.

Click on the “2013/14 Albums” link above.

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January 27 - Lion King rehearsal photos are up now.

Click on the “2013/14 Albums” link above.

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December 5 - Our first video project,

Third Grade the Movie, has photos up in the “2013/2014 Albums” link above.

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November 8 - Photos of the class working on the celebrity portrait project for NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” are up now at the “201/2014” link above.

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November 1 - Halloween photos are up. Click on the “2013/2014 Albums” link above.

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September 29 - We have photos up of the

Biome Comics project at the “2013/2014 Albums” link

above.

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August 18 - We have photos up from Week 1... Click on the “2013/2014 Albums” link above.

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August 13, 2013


Dear Parents/Guardians,


This letter contains information regarding important aspects of our classroom and program. I will send this letter home with your child on the first day of school and ask that you sign and return the slip at the end of the letter.


My name is Carol Hart and it is my pleasure to welcome your children into my 3rd grade classroom! I have been very excited to meet the students and begin a year full of enriched learning. The month of August will consist of activities that will enable the students to get to know each other and to get to understand  more about how our class will operate. Our language arts program will begin with The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. We will be assessing and reviewing math concepts and, in science, we will start with animal adaptations.


The First Week of School

I will be spending the first few days of school helping students get to know one another and become comfortable with various classroom routines. One of my goals is to help students become cooperative learners, so students are getting used to completing work as a team and helping team members learn. Students also need to be independent workers, though, so students are currently learning how to organize work in their subject portfolios, file papers, and organize their desks. They will spend some time each day at various learning stations, working independently or in small groups. During this time the emphasis will be on completing skills work independently, and putting materials away. As students learn to work on their own, it will increase my ability to meet with small groups of students, and to help students progress at their own pace.


Homework

Beginning today, all students will bring home a blue home and school (homework) folder. Please check it daily. I will ask students to put parent notices from school into this folder for you to read. Also students will have homework placed in this folder. Please make sure your child completes his/her homework, and please also put your initials on the Homework Planner and on the homework each day so I know you have seen and checked it. Please correct your child’s homework with him/her. Parent involvement is crucial. The more involved you are in your child's learning, the greater success he or she will have in school.  On Monday and Tuesday your child will bring home a spelling and/or vocabulary word assignment. The homework will be a daily activity using students' spelling and vocabulary lists. Watch for these spelling lists to come home each Monday. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there will also be some math homework. Students who fully complete and turn in daily homework will not have homework on Fridays. I want to be sure there is clear and frequent communication between home and school. To that end, please check in your child's home-school folder every day for notes from me or from the school.  Homework may change from time to time.... I will try to keep you informed.


I will keep announcements and homework listed here on the class website, as much as possible. It is helpful if you have internet connection at home. We may sometimes have online homework in the new “enVision Math” program.  Our website can be found at www.misshartsclass.com .  My contact information is on the website. Please feel free to email me or leave me a message at school.


Absences/Tardies:

When your child is not at school, work will be collected in a large envelope and sent home when he/she returns. Your child will have a day to make up work for every day that he/she was absent. (example: 2 days absent = 2 days to complete and return missed work.)  Please make sure that your child is at school on time. Tardy students miss crucial morning directions and disrupt the class.


Birthdays

Some families want to send cookies or cupcakes but it is not necessary. We will still acknowledge each child’s birthday in class. You may still choose to send (store bought) treats for all 24 students, of course. We can pass these treats out during lunchtime or recess.


Expectations for Behavior in the Classroom

We will constantly emphasize three expectations in our classroom: be responsible, be respectful, and be attentive. In addition to these expectations, we will work on students learning to become increasingly independent as the year progresses and to find areas of study that they are passionately interested in. My goal is for ALL students to become independent and cooperative learners. If a student has difficulty with behavior, I will ask him/her to fill out a problem-solving form to come up with a solution to the problem. Chronic problems, or severe misbehavior will need to be handled with more specific consequences. I will let parents know immediately if a student is having severe problems with behavior at school.


Home Transportation:

If your child will be going home in a different way than normal, you must send a note specifying the change of plans. In order to keep your child safe, I need your permission before I can allow someone else to pick up your child. Also, if you will be picking your child up early and know about it in advance, please write me a note as well so I can help to prepare your child for an early departure. Thank you for your cooperation with these important issues.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me and I would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you. My email is csh9043@lausd.net and the Braddock Drive Gifted Magnet phone number is

(310) 915-5977.


Sincerely,

Carol Hart

The songs below were written by Sean Hart for the students of Room 11. They have been used for the last five years as the basis of our spring solar system video. The videos with students singing the songs can be found in the links at the top of this page.

“Lion King” performances are

February 18 - 26 at 10:15 AM.

Braddock classes will attend the first six performances and

the closing performance,

February 26, is reserved for

family and friends.

Day and Night