There is a very small light appearing at the end of the tunnel. We are down to 2 1/2 weeks of school and things feel like they are dragging, yet, flying by all at the same time. I have enjoyed our class. We have had many laughs together and it's been so neat to watch them grow as kids and students. Thank you for all of the kind cards, candy, soda, and flowers that have been sent in this week. I love what I do. It's not the easiest job, but to me it's the best. Each day brings a new challenge and I love helping students overcome those challenges and become smarter each day.
After all of that appreciation...I meant to send a blog out Monday saying that we are finished with spelling for the year. I told the kids I would so if their parents thought they made it up, they had proof. ;) We finished our last unit the week before MAP.
You may have heard the good news from your child already, but they have all become parents! All 19 of our students are proud parents to little, adorable baby....peanuts. This is a very fun writing project. They students have been very into this, as well as "caring" for their baby peanut. Each Peanut has a name and we will write about their "milestones" and create a baby book as our end project. (See pictures below of a couple of our new additions!)
Tomorrow is another fun day at Willard East. To wrap up the Box Top Challenge between Willard North and our school, we will all eat a sack lunch outside and then walk over to the track to hear the announcement of the winner. We will be outside roughly 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Feel free to send sunblock again since tomorrow's forecast looks a littler sunnier than what we had yesterday.
Last note! There are STILL Yearbooks if you would like the chance to have one! They are available for only $17 and they look great. What a nice memory of a wonderful year!
I think that is all for now! Have a great weekend!
Looking out the window, I feel like we still have 3 months of school left and that the date should be FEBRUARY 2nd, not May 2nd. But that's the wonderful Ozarks! Always wanting to surprise us!
Our plans for tomorrow were to walk to the High School to watch the "African Stories". But the weather forecast isn't stable. Right now, if it is an appropriate temperature and not SNOWING (that hurt to type), than we will still brave it. PLEASE send your child with a winter coat, scarf, hat, and gloves if we end up going. If the weather is too yucky or cold, we will simply stay at school.
We have decided to have an outside picnic and fun activities to celebrate our finishing the MAP when the weather is acting more like May.
Thank you for your help and support during the MAP. We have been working VERY hard on our tests and on our projects. DON'T FORGET: Tomorrow is our "Living Museum". Come see all of the famous scientists and inventors that the third grade has become experts on. Your child knows they should have been getting a costume together for this. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING to dress your child. A simple prop is enough. Our Museum officially opens at 3:00 and we will start closing around 3:30. Hope to see you there!
Next week, we will return to "normal" routine, but students will be taking their Reading Assessments and completing their writing prompt to wrap up the end of the year.
Last thing, your child should have brought home a sheet from Coach J about Field Day. Field Day is NEXT Wednesday, May 8th. Read the sheet and come prepared ;)
Have a great night! Remember to send costumes and warm clothes tomorrow!
Mrs. Letterman is a third grade teacher at Willard East. This is her 8th year in Willard, but her 10th year to teach third grade!