Well, we made it! This year has flown by SO incredibly fast. As of 12:35 tomorrow, you will all have a 4th grader.
Some very last minute updates for tomorrow (I haven't had a lot of computer time this week!):
You might laugh at my next request and I totally get that. Students LOVE to sign shirts on the last day. Love it. So much that many times they go ahead and assume that mom or dad won't care if they get their shirt signed. Only to find out, "Oh, that was actually a nice shirt" (or just a shirt my mom didn't want Sharpie all over). Students are welcome to wear their Field Day shirts or Tiger Pride Shirts and let students sign them. However, (here is the silly part), can you let me know that it's okay for your child to get their shirt signed? Just a quick email or jot it on a Post-It. I know, it's crazy, but believe me, there have been collared Polo shirts signed before ;)
THANK you for sharing your children with me. There are so many jokes that teachers count down the days until break more than the kids. And while we work hard and love our breaks, we love our students more. I have grown so attached to this class and tomorrow at 12:35 will be hard to say 'See ya later' and know that they won't be in my class next year. They have all grown so much and I am SO PROUD of each and every single one of them!
Thank you for all you all have done! Donations, time, support- this year wouldn't have been successful without YOU! Thank you.
And one last "Thank you".- Thank you all for the sweet basket for Teacher Appreciation Week. The items in the basket weren't labeled with names so I have no way to write a personal "Thank You" to each of you, but it is SO, SO, SO appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
With that, have a great summer!!!! Read! Play! Relax!!!
(IF you look at the previous post, there are 2 little videos from our field trip and field day. It actually slipped my mind because the kids watched them so many times in class, I kind of forgot to tell you all I made them! SUPER sorry about that! )
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENT 2016-
What a neat place! I had never been to this national park and I really, really enjoyed it. We had great Park Rangers that made the trip fun and we learned a lot about the Carvers and George Washington Carver! I hope this is a field trip our school will make again!
Thank you to all of the parents that attended with us! We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come on this little trip with us and learn about a man who changed the way we farm and invented a TON of ways to use the peanut!
FIELD DAY 2016-
We had beautiful weather for Field Day this year, considering it's usually cloudy and sometimes a little rainy! The kids and adults had a TON of fun!
Our first week of May is going to be a busy one! Here is what we have going on!
This Wednesday is our field trip to the George Washington Carver Museum in Diamond, Mo. We will leave the school as soon as the buses are here and are ready to leave. (9 at the absolute latest, unless there is a bus issue of some sort). It will take us about one hour to get to the park/ museum. From there, I'm not 100% sure what our schedule will be. We will have a guided tour of the trail, participate in some sort of experiment in a science classroom, we will have some discover time and then a picnic for lunch. I know we will be packin' it all in because we will have to leave there by 1:00 to be back in time for our 2:00 "curfew". (Buses have to be back for high school routes)
If your kids aren't exhausted this week, I must be doing something wrong. ;) After returning home from our field trip, the very next day will be Field Day!!! If you haven't been at East before and don't know about our field days, this is a fun day where students participate in games, relays, and outdoor activities to celebrate the end of the year. Field day shirts went home on FRIDAY. If you didn't get yours, check your child's backpack or call Coach F.
Our field day will be in the afternoon. We will start eating lunch around 11:00 and then walk over to the football field. Coach F sent home a letter a couple of weeks ago with information. If you would like to help out on field day, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Teacher Appreciation Week:
On top of all of our busy days, we are also celebrating our teachers at Willard East! There are some fun dress up days this week if your child would like to participate:
All of that fun stuff going on and these kiddos still have some actual academic stuff to finish up! (These kiddos are troopers!)
This week we are working on our 4th quarter writing prompt, DRA's (Developmental Reading Assessments) and will finish up talking about fractions and take a quick assessment over that at the beginning of the week. We will also start to wrap up our plant unit this week and then take our 4th quarter science assessment by the end of this week/ very beginning of next week.
That is it in a nutshell! It's a busy week! I can't believe we only have 3 weeks left! Next stop, SUMMER!!!!
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!