Mr. Fink

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Mr. Fink

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Welcome to my web page here at Forest Park Elementary school. This site has been designed specifically for my students and their parents/guardians. Class activities, important reminders, notes and classroom assignments can be found at this site. I hope you find this page helpful and fun.
I have been teaching in the Kannapolis City School system and at Forest Park since 2001.

I have HIGH EXPECTATIONS in my class. Please make sure your children understand they are in school to learn but to also have fun doing it! I expect RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECT from each child!
 
The Homework page is always subject to change due to changes in class/school schedules. Your child's agenda should always be correct.
 
 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
Queens University- M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching)- 2001
Appalachian State University- B.S.B.A (Bachelor of Science Business Administration)-1977
 
Educational Philosophy/Vision:
The spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child is dependent upon an educational system that is willing to accept them as unique beings, with different rates and patterns of growth. It is my responsibility to lead each student in becoming a more complete individual. My personal and professional goal is to guide students in making positive choices while learning and growing from the consequences that result from their own decisions. If students are given opportunities and choices regarding their education as well as their behavior, they will gain an understanding of their importance of their role in school and society. I hope to allow each child to advance their ability in every aspect of education while fostering their sense of self-worth and accomplishments.

Summer 2017

Literacy-
Please have your child "READ, READ, READ" over the summer! After reading, take time to ask your child some questions, like "Who are the characters in the story? Where does it take place? What is the problem in the story? How does the problem get solve? What are some events (in order) that took place in the story?" These questions will help with boosting comprehension.

Math-
Fluency with addition and subtraction problems. We will be doing multiplication next year so it would be great to get a "Head Start" and start working on it.

Science



Social Studies
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Lunch time:   To Be Determined (Come join us anytime!)


Listed below is the 3rd Grade Supply List:

2017-2018 Third Grade Supply List

  • 36 plain yellow No.2 pencils
  • 1 ream- 8 ½ by 11 white copy paper
  • 6 marble composition notebooks
  • 1 package pencil top erasers
  • 1 package dry erase markers
  • 1 box sandwich size bags
  • 1 box gallon size bags
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 box 24 count crayons or 1 box 24 count colored pencils
  • 1 small scissors
  • 2 boxes of tissue
  • 1 container Clorox wipes
  • 1 zipper pouch
  • 1 container of hand sanitizer
  • 2 solid colored pocket folders
  • 1 individual pencil sharpener
  • 1 pack of multiplication cards
  • Headphones/earbuds for IPAD (optional)

Information on New Grading System

Kannapolis City Schools began using a standards-based report card two years ago. The standards-based report card gives us a tool to accurately communicate to parents and guardians the progress their child is making on learning the standards in third grade.

Because of the change in this reporting you will see a difference in grading on work completed in class by your child and which is also sent home for your weekly review. Instead of the normal letter grades you are accustomed to seeing (A,B,C,D and F), you will notice that work that will be coded with the following standards:

 

Measures of Progress

E = Exceeds quarterly grade level expectations on concepts and skills consistently.

M = Meets quarterly grade level expectations on concepts and skills consistently.

P = Progressing towards grade level understanding of quarterly concepts and skills with

      assistance.

L = Limited progress on quarterly concepts and skills.

These measures of progress will be recorded on the student’s Quarterly Progress Report and Quarterly Report Card. If you would like more information about the changes you can go to the following KCS website: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=935174 .

If you have any questions please call me at (704) 932-8121 or email me at dean.fink@kcs.k12.nc.us. Thank you.