Sunday, September 11, 2016

Our First Week

The students and I ended our first week in closing circle sharing about our favorite things we did over the last few days. There were many activities to choose from like a mystery school tour with riddles to solve and movement activities like Drip, Drip, Drench (a favorite) and Gotcha. Here are some other highlights from the week:

Classroom Community: All this week we worked to create a positive and safe environment for our classroom. We continued to learn about each other and celebrate similarities and differences that make all of us interesting and unique. We worked on activities to support what great classmates do and why the word RESPECT is so important for each of us.

Garden Harvest: Many students found this activity to be a favorite. We explored the garden, searching for different vegetables and once we found the cucumbers, there was enough for everyone to pick one. We decided since there were so many, we ate a few for snack and gave the rest (8 pounds worth!) to the nutritional staff to use in the cafeteria.

Reader's Workshop: As readers, we discussed what works well for us during reading time. To be successful, we agreed that picking the right spot and the right book are so important. We will continue this work during our first unit of study, Building a Reading Life.


  • Please help your child to bring in a baby photo in a sealed envelope with his or her name on it by this Thursday
  • Open House for third grade parents/caregivers will be Monday, September 19th from 6:00-6:30. I hope you can make it.
  • Decorating notebooks information/gathering materials will come home Monday in your child's folder.

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