Saddle UP For Reading!

March is Reading Month

We have SO much going on this month! March is taking us into the WILD WEST with the theme, “Saddle Up for Reading”. Here’s what I would like you to know for this week….

  1. Students will receive a month-long reading calendar on Monday, March 1. Students have a weekly reading challenge to read 20 minutes per day/100 minutes per week.

  2. If students meet their weekly reading goal, they will be entered in a raffle to win a book from the book fair. We will have one winner from each grade level weekly.

  3. Our parent club will be providing snacks each Wednesday. This week we will enjoy “On The Trail” mix. 

  4. On Friday we will wear a cowboy hat, bandana, or handkerchief. (I have extra handkerchiefs if you don’t)

*Also, remember this Friday we will have a half day and that is also the day we are having our Because Of Winn Dixie party. If you could help your child pack a peanut butter sandwich or an egg salad sandwich for a snack…. I will provide the rest! Thank you for ALL you do to make this a fun experience for your child. 

Valentine’s Day Preparations!

Thank you parents for signing up for the party donations! I’m so grateful for your generosity.  The party will be on Friday, February 19, 2021! (next Friday). Students voted to make their own boxes or bags to hold their Valentines.  If your child does not care to make a Valentine holder, he/she will be given a bag at school. When your child’s Valentine holder is completed he/she can bring it to school (Valentines too).

3rd Grade Polar Express Party 2020 (Pictures and Video)

Polar Express Party Video (<——-click here to see video )

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  We are working on a SPECIAL project. Would you please send a lightbulb? (the cheapest standard lightbulb you have, it can be a burned out light bulb) We will need these by Tuesday. We also need an egg carton if you have one.
  I wanted to give you an update on next week’s party. We will have a Polar Express Party on Friday, December 18, 2020! The party will be in our classroom. We will play games, decorate a sugar cookie and drink hot chocolate. 
  There are a few supplies that we need for the party. The following link will let you know what is still needed: Sign up Genius .
  For the party each student will need to bring:
1. 21 small items to share with classmates (these can be Dollar Store finds like pencils, stickers, play-doh, candy canes or other candy, etc.)
2. A gift bag that can sit on their desk and hold all of their goodies.
* Students will also wear pajamas to school 
Thank you in advance for your help in making this a fun event for our kids!

Week of November 30, 2020! Here We GO!

Week of November 30, 2020

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to finally meet during our Zoom Parent/Teacher Conference! I look forward to our continued partnership as we navigate through this crazy year together. Please email me if you have any questions regarding online learning. If for any reason your child cannot log onto our Zoom meeting, please let me know.



This Week’s Online School Schedule:

Monday, November 30 *8:45 am- Zoom Meeting (30 minutes), find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom.

Tuesday, December 1- *8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. See schedule below.

Wednesday, December 2 *8:45 am- Zoom Meeting (30 minutes), find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom.

Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4-*8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. Schedule will be similar to Tuesday.

Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8-*8:45 am Synchronous Learning-Find Zoom meeting links on Google Classroom. Schedule will be similar to  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020- We ALL hope to return to school!

Math: We are starting unit 4 on Tuesday. This is a unit on place value.

Writing Workshop: We have completed the Opinion writing unit. We will use these days to practice writing more opinion letters.

Reading Workshop:  We have enjoyed learning how to read mystery books. If your student needs more books please let me know.

This will be a learning curve for all of us and I want you to know that I appreciate your patience with me as I learn how to navigate teaching this way. If there is something that seems overwhelming or confusing, please LET ME KNOW. In case you might have some computer issues, I thought it might be helpful to check out these Tech Tips. The number one strategy for computer issues is restarting your device. I have also created daily 1:1 appointment slots in Calendly. When I’m not teaching online students/parents can meet  with me for any questions, concerns, or if your child just needs some time to talk with me. These appointments are 15 minutes each. Check your email to set up an appointment.

Thank you for LEANING in with me! WE’VE GOT THIS!

Third Grade Update

Book Fair: We previewed the Book Fair books today.  If you are prepared for your child to make a purchase, you may send money with them tomorrow. Please be sure this is in an envelope labeled with your child’s name.
You may use this link to shop the book fair online.

PE CARES: Tomorrow is the final day do bring in canned goods. Thank you for all the items that have come in so far.

At-Home Learning Assignments: Please look for an envelope to come home. In this envelope are the assignments for your child to complete on Friday 11/20, Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24, and Monday 11/30.
Starting on Tuesday, 12/1 I will begin using Google Classroom to communicate assignments and lessons. These will be live and/or recorded lessons as well as some scheduled classroom meetings via zoom. I will communicate more about the daily learning schedule over the next few days. Thank you for your support and patience as we make this transition.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: I was able to meet (virtually) with some of you tonight and I look forward to meeting with the rest on Wednesday night to share you child’s progress.