December 19, 2014
Wow… some of the kids and I were commenting what a fast this has been! It is such a busy time of year and we are pulled in so many different directions but in the classroom we tried to maintain a sense of normalcy with our daily agenda and work this week. And I think the students should pat themselves on the shoulder for a job well done!
I see lots of portfolios being returned as the week unfolds. I hope you found it informative and interesting to look at. We will put a sampling of our weather studies in it soon… and we move on to the study of the human body!
I believe all students at this point are typing their persuasive writings. Although being able to type fluently is not a third grade expectation our students are getting real and authentic practice. Also it has them re-look at their writing and do one last edit or revision. Lastly, I feel as though it teaches paragraphing well. Students will support one another and say “Oh, I just finished my introduction… where are you?” “I am on my first reason paragraph…”
As you know by now, the third grade will take part in a Winter Solstice celebration in the morning of Tuesday 12/23, rotating to different classrooms. Also our class will have a small holiday celebration that afternoon, 12/23, in our classroom with a classroom supply gift exchange. Lastly, we would love to have some holiday fruit or homemade treats to offer the kids for that Tuesday afternoon. Interested??! Please send in a note or an e.mail in any way you might be able to help! And as always, thank you for your support! Wishing you a happy Holiday time with family and friends!
Volunteers and/or Contributions
*Grade 3-winter solstice celebration 12/23, 8:45 – 10:30
bag of birdseed needed
*Holiday Party 12/23
homemade holiday treats contributions. (Peanut free)
Holiday small plates
*Small classroom supply gift,
wrapped, that the class can use in the New Year.
See Circle Letter for suggestions.
Gift exchange on 12/23.
Please send an e.mail or a note if interested in
helping in anyway