Sunday, September 17, 2017

Class Update

We had another wonderful week working on creating a supportive classroom community! The students and I worked on what their hopes would be for this upcoming school year. After that, we brainstormed expectations for all of us to follow to help support those goals.

Reading: We have started our first unit, Building a Reading Life. So far we have focused on learning what works well for each of us when we read. These things might include noise level, body position, what our minds are focused on, time of day, etc. Next, we reviewed ways to pick "just right" books. Also we began our read aloud, Stone Fox.

Math: This week we began using number grids to solve for differences between numbers. We played a few fun math games. We also used math tools like small clocks and calculators. Healthy homework habits were discussed while completing homework together.  Homework will start to come home this week to be completed with your support and returned to school the next day. One other fun activity we did was creating a birthday graph on the iPads using Seesaw. (We will discuss Seesaw further at Open House). The kids were very excited!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Successful First Week!

What a great week back to school! The students and I filled these days with lots of activities to help get to know each other better and review and learn our school routines. Throughout the week we read a handful of great books focusing on being unique and kind to others. Some of those were:


A few other things that topped our week were playing the math game Farkle, having a playground exploration, and doing a Breakout focusing on our creativity! Here are a few photos from the week!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summer Greetings!

Hello New Third Graders!

I hope you are all enjoying summer and are making great memories! Now that it is August, I will be getting our room ready for the upcoming year and am so excited to meet all of you soon!

I hope you can make our drop-in day on Thursday, August 31st from 9:30-10:30. This a great time to see our new space, meet some classmates and meet me too. Also please feel free to bring your supplies with you on this day so you can drop them off in the classroom.