Third Grade Journey Begins

Our first day went well!   We are organized, know many of our procedures and routines and engaged in several team building activities.  Students shared how they showed friendship with each other and started work on an icosahedron shaped class project.  Each student will prepare an illustration representative of their self on one face of the icosahedron.  Two activities, Classmate Bingo and setting up Casa Maria, included Mr. Gould’s class at the end of the day.
     The first full week continues to focus on  learning routines and procedures as well as determining where to begin teaching and student learning. Language Arts and Math diagnostics during the first week help me make decisions regarding lesson plans. These items assist me as much as parent-teacher intake conferences in preparing the curriculum and knowing how our third grade academic journey begins.
        A mini Language Arts unit on The Lemonade War is also a part of this week’s schedule. The unit culminates Friday with a compare and contrast composition discussing the similarities and differences between the book’s two main characters.
          If you haven’t yet signed up for intake conferences you will find available appointments on Signup Genius.  Your valuable insights  about your children aid my teaching in a proactive manner.   I’m thankful for your support and look forward to an awesome first trimester!
          I strongly recommend students have a refillable water bottle every day!  Additionally, sunscreen and hats are important sun safety measures for our time outdoors during recess and physical education classes.
Reminders
  • September 2nd; No School, Labor Day
  • September 18th; Noon Dismissal
  • September 19; Back to School Night grades K-4