Well, the first week of third grade is in the books. The adjustment back into a school routine can be tough, but it is my hope that you have found it to be as smooth as possible. I want you to know, parents & guardians especially, that I take the following quote from Maya Angelou very seriously:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
My highest priority in this classroom is that the students feel valued when they are here. If at any time you or your child are not feeling that this is the case, I want to know. Don't ever hesitate to contact me when you feel it is necessary. Communication between home and school is arguably the single most important factor in a child's academic success.
We spent the majority of our time this past week getting to know procedures and routines. On Friday I introduced our classroom economy. Students earn "Mrs. O'Bucks" throughout the week, with a pay day on Fridays. Likewise, students can be "fined" for poor choices or unfulfilled responsibilities throughout the week. Hand outs will be distributed with details of this system on Monday.
Thank you for signing your child's planner daily and for making this a part of your daily home-school communication routine. Starting Monday students will also be bringing home a weekly reading log. This is for the students only. No signatures required of adults. We will begin third grade curriculum work on Monday. Remember to communicate as necessary and I will do the same.
Finally, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this website. It has detailed information on my classroom policies. I have also included some photos from our first week together (I am by no means a good photographer).
Thanks for all your support!!!