The snowy weather has brought new challenges to our class, but as usual, we have met that challenge head on!
One way you could help is by making sure your child has shoes (or even slippers) to wear in the classroom. They could even leave these at school so there's one less thing to remember each day. Not a requirement, just a recommendation. Thanks!
Next week will be an exciting one. We have an all school assembly, a holiday movie with the entire 3rd grade, a class store, and of course our big holiday party.
Thanks to the many parents who've donated items and time for the store and the party already. All are welcome to join us while we make merry from 1:15-2:00 on the 22nd! Just be sure to sign in at the office prior.
Some talking points from this past week:
They say it's the most "wonderful" time of the year. Not sure about that, but I think we all can agree it's arguably the BUSIEST time of the year. Lately I seem to have more and more kiddos coming in without iPads, homework, reading logs, etc. Being a parent myself, I know firsthand how challenging it is to keep our families organized.
It is important to understand that 3rd grade is an appropriate time to start passing much of that responsibility on to your child.
I received an email from MY 3rd grade daughter's teacher recently with a "kind reminder" to sign her planner nightly. Oops! So I sat down with her & told her I would accept SOME of the guilt for this oversight (after all, I'm the mom), but I emphasized to her that untimately this was HER responsibility. I would encourage you to have a similar talk with your 3rd grader if you feel it's necessary.
If there is anything you need from me to make these daily responsibilities easier for you, do not hesitate to ask.
Here are some talking points from our week:
I cannot fathom how it is December already!!! Time sure flies when you are having fun. And I am indeed having fun with these fabulous third graders!
We had a busy week this week (as usual) with lots of special activities. Students "visited" the mining town of Fayette, MI, made a gift in our holiday workshop, plus they were able to be a showcase class for an education workshop that took place in our district this week. A lesson was taught to your child by Milken Award winning teacher Eric Cliff (while 12 eductors observed). There were many comments from the adults on how well behaved your kiddos were. Photos from all events are included in the photos page.
Some talking points from our week include: