This month is already off to a great start! This week we have the book fair, the 6th-10th, and kids are very excited! Our class will go to the book fair after 12:30 each day.
This Thursday is also Parents day. Parents are invited to visit their child's class, attend workshops, conference with teachers, and eat lunch! I am also leading a workshop for anyone with questions about our math and science standards. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a conference!
Next week will be very exciting. Valentine's Day falls on Tuesday.We will have a special snack at the end of the day, so keep an eye out for a note home this week. Friday, the 17th is our school sock hop! It only costs a dollar for students to dress in 50's themed clothes and attend the sock hop which is like a big dance party!
We also have a four day weekend for students next weekend. Students have February 20th and 21st off for Presidents' day and a teacher work day.
The second semester is always very budy and it goes by quickly! Please encourage your child to do their best. Our focus word this year has been perseverence! We have been reading biographies about amazing people who did not give up againstdifficult situations
Our guests have arrived! We have 13 crayfish crawling in our classroom tanks, and the kids have been wait somewhat patiently to get a closer look. Today was the day and it was so much fun! Most of our class at least attempted to pick up a crayfish. They were brave and hilarious! Here are some pictures of our scientific research ;)
September has had a great start! We are almost done with our first week of walk to read, and I am so glad I have the chance to get to know some more sweet 3rd graders from other classes. It is wonderful that our kids will have the opportunity to work and stay focused on activities specifically for their reading levels. While we differentiate many of our lessons because our classes are so diverse, having centers for each group will be a great tool to building strong readers!
Today was also grandparent's day lunch. It was so fun for the kids and visitors! Here are some pictures from today and some science so far.
We are almost into our 2nd month of school and we have had a great year so far! We are finally getting into our new science kits and the kids are loving it. I can't wait until they see what we will be doing in September! Please feel free to comment or send any questions you have. Here are a few pictures from the first weeks of school. I love getting to know all of their silly personalities!
I am so excited to meet my new 3rd grade class! Don't forget that open house for 3rd grade is on Tuesday, August 9th between 4 and 6 pm. I am still busy getting our classroom ready for a wonderful year! I can not wait to meet you all! Please feel free to comment on this post or contact me using the link above. You can also go directly to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we will be using the Remind 101 app to send information and reminders home. You will still receive papers in folders, but this is app allows me to send a text or email straight to you just in case those papers don't make it home or you need an additional reminder. If you would like to use this tool, all you have to do is text the message @4545f to the number 81010.
You can also wait until Open house or school if you would like me to help or you would like additional information before signing up.
Enjoy the rest of the summer! We have less than 3 weeks until school starts!
We have exactly one month before school starts, and I am excited to meet my class! While I don't know who will be in my class, I have provided the supply list for anyone who may need to shop for a 3rd grader at Brent elementary! Supply lists were sent home with report cards at the end of the year, but I know how papers can disappear sometimes.
It seems like the lists get longer every year, but these are just some of the supplies we use throughout the year. They help students learn, stay healthy, and to keep our classroom clean and sanitary. With 20+ kiddos in a room, supplies disappear quickly, so it is very helpful for parents to help with costs. You are appreciated! We couldn't do our job as well without your support with materials and at home. The 3rd grade supply list will be found at the back of the school, or at Walmart in Centreville. I am also posting it here, just in case they are all gone or maybe not out yet.
4 composition notebooks (no wires)
4 plastic folders with prongs and pockets
2 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper
1 set of dividers
1-1 inch binder (no trapper keepers)
Ear buds (for devices)
Germ-x (large size)
Clorox/ Lysol wipes
2 rolls of paper towels
4 boxes of Kleenex tissue
Ziploc bags (gallon and quart, 1 of each)
small Crayon box
Monetary donation $10.00
Optional Items (Please donate 1 item for shared classroom use)- copy paper, white envelopes, band aides, colored copy paper, Clorox spray cleaner, Lysol spray)
*Orientation for 3rd grade is August 9th from 4 to 6 pm.