Welcome to 3rd Grade! We had a fantastic first two days…what a delightful group of children! I can tell already this will be a wonderful year of learning, fun, and friendship.
This week, as the kids worked out their early morning, first-day jitters by playing with Play Doh, I overheard on say, “Wow, I had no idea 3rd grade would be this fun or this easy!” We spent these first two days getting settled; your child took part in a classroom scavenger hunt to get acquainted with the classroom, played People Bingo to learn more about their classmates, wrote a time capsule letter to themselves that they will read at the end of our year together. The highlight might have been using teamwork and critical thinking skills to save Fred the gummi worm from drowning…be sure to ask!
I am reading aloud the 1948 classic, My Father’s Dragon and your child is summarizing and illustrating their own version each day. Talking cats, dragons, and a young boy who dreams of flying. What a fun read aloud for us all.
Our all-school assembly this morning was a chance to introduce new staff and students. We welcome Ava to Old Mill. Cat did a lovely job of introducing her to the school.
A couple important items of note;
Snack – thank you for sending a healthy, quick morning snack with your child each day. This fall, 3rd and 5th grade will eat first (while 4th grade plays). Even with this earlier lunch, a daily snack is very welcome.
Water bottle – Our room gets really toasty, so you may send a water bottle to school and your child may keep it in our classroom cubby. I will send all water bottles home each Friday. Please arrange with your child if you would like it to come home daily.
Supplies – thanks to our amazing PTA (that’s you!), almost all school supplies are provided. I kindly ask that your child keep personal items like pen/pencil sets, cases, and binders at home. However, I would like your child to bring a pocket folder to keep unfinished work organized.
Back To School Night is Thursday, Sept. 13th. Please come to learn about the awesome things your child will do this year, sign up for volunteer fun, see where your child spends their day.
Birthdays – as per school policy, no treats or gifts from home, but rest assured I will celebrate your child’s special day in class. Stay tuned to hear more about the birthday crown and peacock feather balancing fun. Summer birthdays will be celebrated in June J
Again, I want to express how impressed I am with the sweet children in room 8. They are kind, hardworking, silly, and really deep thinkers. I am looking forward to a great year!