• Welcome to Third Grade Information
    Meet the Teachers
    Bigelow, Julie                       512-594-4488             Julie.Bigelow@pfisd.net
    Chartouni, Tia                      512-594-4482             Tia.Chartouni@pfisd.net
    Campagna, Amy                 512-594-4486              Amy.Campagna@pfisd.net
    Young, Jessica                    512-594-4484              Jessica.Young@pfisd.net
    Elementary curriculum

    Knowing what your child is learning can stimulate conversations, reinforce learning, and powerfully accelerate growth. “What did you learn in school today?” is a conversation starter that can help your child think and process learning at a deeper level. To help, PISD has posted your child’s curriculum online at this link: http://www.pfisd.net/curriculum . You can view what your child is learning from multiple viewpoints:

    · Under "PfISD Elementary Curriculum," click “Year at a Glance” to see a quick summary of core content subjects (core subjects = language arts, math, science, and social studies).
    · click “Units of Study” to see specific segments of study in core subjects as the year progresses. You can also see the “Big Ideas” and “Essential Questions” as well as specific learning targets called TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).
    · click “vertical alignment” to see the sequence and structure of learning goals kinder through 6th grade.

    Teachers make daily lesson objectives (We will, I will, and Success Criteria) and communicate them to your child. They also create assessments and plan instructional strategies (even field trips) directly aligned the online curriculum. When teachers, students, and parents clearly understand learning goals, the potential for student growth is multiplied.

    Thanks in advance for partnering with us to maximize your child’s potential.  
    Second Step – Social Emotional Learning
    Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along with others. At Northwest we use the Second Step program in your child’s classroom to teach these critical skills.
    Throughout the year, your child will bring home Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows.

    Lessons are presented weekly to classes by the school counselor. See the schedule below for more details.

    Kinder – Monday (Chapman & King) or Friday (Bredensteiner,Clark Owens)
    1st grade – Tuesday
    2nd Grade – Monday (Donovan & Corona) or Tuesday (Arredondo & Torres)
    3rd Grade –Friday
    4th Grade - Thursday
    5th Grade - Wednesday 
    Why Read
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