Lone Tree Community School
303 S. Devoe Street, Box 520
Lone Tree, IA 52755
Elementary Office: 319-629-4213
FAX Number: 319-629-4324 Principal - Mrs. Jacque Elementary Secretary - Mrs. Colene Feldman
Lone Tree Elementary
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Dear Elementary Parents,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the changes in academic instruction in the area of math for the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers and the administration have worked diligently to develop a more tightly sequenced and rigorous written curriculum that effectively measures student achievement. This curriculum aligns with the State of Iowa’s Core Curriculum which is explained more thoroughly on the backside of this letter.
The primary benefit of such a shift in instruction is to provide students specific instruction to their own needs as well as assess them against their own grade level standards. Another benefit of this reporting system is its alignment with current State of Iowa curriculum, the Iowa Core. Our written curriculum, assessments, and instruction are now in sync with our state-level responsibilities.
The following is an example of how the process may play its way out in the classroom. Students will be provided the opportunity to take a pre-assessment that is focused on this specific standard (standard listed below). This assessment will provide the teacher the necessary information to plan for instruction that is based on the needs of the students in the class. Students will then receive instruction in the areas that proficiency has not been reached in accordance to the standard. This instruction may take place in small group setting, one on one, center work, extension work, to name a few. When the student and teacher feel that the work to meet the standard has been done, the student will then take a post-assessment of the standard to demonstrate progress or proficiency. The student will be able to show this progress or proficiency throughout the entire quarter.
Standard for Grade 3 Math
Multiply and divide within 100
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers. (3.OA.7.)
This change continues to be a work in progress for the staff as well as the State of Iowa. Please feel free to contact the teacher or myself at any time if you wish to learn more about this process. Thank you for your patience.
Summer Office Hour: The Main Office will be open all summer from 7:00AM-3:00PM.
Lone Tree Summer Reading Program: Story Hour will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 beginning on June 18th and ending on July 16th. The Summer Reading Program party will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00PM. Reading logs must be turned into the library by 10:30AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2013.
Eulenspiegel Puppets at the Summer Reading Program: Mark your calendar! The Summer Reading Program is excited to announce that they will be hosting the Eulenspiegel Puppets on July 2, 2013 at 10:30 in the North Gym. They will perform their Story and Cuentos (click here to read more about this performance).
Middle School Summer Fitness Hours: Starting June 11th every Tuesday and Thursday 7:30AM-8:30AM.