The third week of third grade has come to a close. The excitement and newness of the year seems to be waning. How can I tell?
I have been hearing a lot more of "My (fill in the blank) hurts." I realize it's tempting to say to your child, "If you feel worse later, you can come home." Please understand: If you tell your child this, they will always, ALWAYS feel worse. As hard as it can be, please try to trust me when I say this: If your child gets legitimately sick during the day, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO COME PICK THEM UP. Promise!
Believe it or not, our first unit in math will come to a close this coming week. Students will prepare for an in class assessment soon. Don't worry. They're not expected to know multiplication facts YET, just the concepts behind multiplying and dividing. We will review and I am confident everyone will do fine.
Finally, please know that I am aware reading logs can be a pain in the neck. I have explained to the students that these logs are an essential tool for me to ensure that the students are reading books at their level. I am very much appreciative of your efforts to help your child accurately record their reading time.
I am getting ready to welcome parents into the room to assist. Look for that information before the first of October.
Hope to see you all at the open house on Sunday!