Sheridan Hill Elementary

Together We Make Learning A Way Of Life

 logo TEACHER: Ms. Michele Kiener
PHONE: 716-407-9250
EMAIL: mkiener@clarenceschools.org

About Ms. Kiener:

 I am the proud mom of two children that I am crazy about! My son, Nicholas, is a senior at Duquesne University, and my daughter, Bridget, is a junior, also attending Duquesne University.  It seems like only yesterday that I put them on the kindergarten bus!

I have been fortunate to have had most of my 13 years teaching experience in Clarence. In addition to teaching kindergarten, I have taught first grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, special education and ESL students. So, you can see that I enjoy teaching children of all ages! I look forward to working with the exciting curriculum in third grade!

I am a life-long student! I have a  Master of Science Degree in Student Personnel Administration, and a Master of Science Degree in Education....neither of which can compare to all that your children teach me daily!

My door is always open! Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions or concerns!

                             Ms. K, Nick & Bridgie            family  
 
 

                                          

Learn PLay Grow

   

 Welcome to Third Grade
 
Third grade is an exciting year! 

Our classroom is a very busy place and centers around a great deal of interactive learning experiences entrenched in the Common Core Curriculum.

This year your son or daughter will make many new friends; read multiple genres of literature; explore biomes and different cultures; and work with the scientific method to navigate simple machines and structures. 

This is a new website, still under construction, so visit often to look for new information and changes!

I look forward to seeing your child learn, grow, and thrive this year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Michele Kiener

 

 
 
 

Below are the highlights of the Third Grade Curriculum:

MathematicsMath Clip Art
  • Develop greater familiarity with numbers and their value
  • Demonstrate mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts
  • Explore and study time, measurement, estimation, geometry and fractions 
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Communicate problem solving strategies orally and in writing
Reading CurriculumKeep Calm Read
 

Our goal is to prepare our students for the adventure of lifelong reading and writing.  Ways we immerse our students in reader's  workshop are:

  • Expose students to different reading genres through the readers workshop format
  • Learn various skills and strategies to help improve our reading
  • Assist students in developing personal reading goals
  • Encouraging greater reading independence and accountability
  • Utilize a variety of reading materials to help students gain a greater understanding of subject content

Writing CurriculumWriting icon

  • Consume, critique, and produce a variety of writing genres including personal narratives, informational pieces, opinion writing,  poetry, and fairy tales
  • Use proper grammar, spelling, and writing conventions
  • Develop voice and author's crafts based on mentor texts

 

Science  and Health CurriculumScience Clip Art
  • Explore concepts related to systems and simple machines; buoyancy; and structures
  • Learn about making healthy choices and the food pyramid
  • Study human body systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems 

Social Studies CurriculumSocial Studies Clip Art

  • Geography-maps and globes skills; Continents and oceans of the world
  • Discover  different world biomes: deserts; polar regions; rain forests
  • Learn about world communities found in the biomes above: Egypt; Alaska; Brazil

 

                
Word Study  Spellin Clip Art
  • Work with word patterns
  • Apply spelling strategies to written work





 
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