We have had a great first FULL week of school! I am always excited to get into our regular routines of the year!
This week we collected ideas for our writers "tool book", worked on building our stamina for read to self, reviewed addition and subtraction AND (this one was probably talked about the most at home....) Got to touch/ log on to our Chromebooks for the very first time!!!!!! WHAT A WEEK!
Here are some reminders for next week!
*T-shirt orders and money are due Tomorrow!
*School pictures are on Tuesday, August 25th. Order forms were sent home last week.
* We will start having extra P.E. for 25min this Tuesday. Students need to be sure to wear tennis shoes for this time, as well as our regular P.E. time on Thursdays!
August 24- Tshirt order and money due
August 25th- Picture Day
September 4 & 7- No School
Well, I am very happy to say that our first two days were a success! We reviewed and talked about our classroom and school procedures. Not always the most fun thing but always needed after a 2+ month break!
Today your child brought home a sheet to help you connect with our Class Dojo. (If you do not receive it, please let me know and I can get you another copy.) Students are awarded or deducted points based on their behavior throughout the day. Most of you will be familiar with this since it was used last year.
Next week, we will start using our agenda's and take home folders. In this folder will be a sheet for each month that tells what their Dojo points were for the day. (And it explains what the points mean.)
Bear with me, this is new to me so I am still learning. It's one thing to sign up and "pretend" use it and then actually use it. But I think we're going good!
Also, heads up that you may see negative points right off the bat next week. Now that we have talked about expectations and what we would lose a point for (or gain a point) I have started taking them and will to give them consistency with this and so they can see my expectations.
Yesterday we discussed snack time in third grade. Snack is optional if students bring a healthy snack. This includes granola bars, pretzels, easy to eat fruit, dry cereal (not chocolate or sweet), trail mixes, and many other options. If the snack is too sweet or isn't healthy, students can simply keep it and eat it with their lunch at 11:50.
*Remember that we have early dismissal on Mondays. Students will be released at 3:10 so teachers can attend professional development.
*T-shirt order forms went home YESTERDAY for our Friday shirts. The first short sleeved t-shirt is $5. Each following after that is $10. Long Sleeved shirts are also available for $10. Please send money in with the order form.
I think that is all for now! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! I'm looking forward to a VERY good year!
It's hard to believe but the new school year is upon us! I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I spent my days with our two children, Olivia and Luke. We did a lot of playing, reading, and swimming! We also got to travel to Florida with my family. We got the chance to go to Kennedy Space Center which was AWESOME and of course, Disney World!!! I can't wait to hear how everyone spent their summer and most of all, I can't wait for the experiences we will all have together this year in 3rd Grade!!!!
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Meet the Teacher Night-
Meet the Teacher Night will be on Tuesday, August 11th. This is a great chance to come and see our classroom and meet new friends, your teacher for the year (!!!), and find your seat. Students are also welcome to bring their school supplies and unload them that night!
If you have ANY questions about anything, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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!