Welcome, September! It already feels like we have been in school for quite some time and it's only the beginning of September! Your kiddos are already "professional 3rd graders" and they haven't even been doing this for a month yet! :)
Here are some reminders for our upcoming week:
Don't forget that the fundraiser orders and money are due on Tuesday, September 6th.
There will be a skate party this coming Thursday from 6-8 at Skateland off S. Campbell in Springfield. The cost is $5 and it does benefit Willard East! I am going to TRY my hardest to be there if I can. My husband mows as a little side business and if he is mowing, I probably won't be able to make it. (I can only imagine my 2 year old, Luke, running into the middle of the rink and causing a huge pile up of skaters!!!)
I'm sure you have now received at least 3 emails from the school about Mastery Connect or from Mastery Connect. I did enter our first assignment into Mastery Connect on Thursday. It should be in your child's backpack today. If they didn't get one back, I'm still needing for them to get it turned in. The assignment was only 2 questions on the worksheet. Much of our book worksheets are also used for guided practice, meaning we're still learning and discuss those problems together as part of the lesson. Remember, it is perfectly okay to see yellow on assignments! :) Your child is still learning and rarely do we master everything we try the first time on our own.
Remember to send in earbuds or headphones with your child if you have not already. These were a part of the 3rd grade supply list and they use them daily in our class and in other special classes. You can find cheap pairs at Dollar Tree, the Dollar Spot at Target, or the check out lines at Wal-mart. This does need to be a pair they can leave at school all of the time, so a cheap pair works PERFECTLY!
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!