It’s hard to believe that Thursday is the last day of 3rd grade! This year had so many challenges. We had to wear face masks, students had to sit a little differently at lunch, their desks were in rows, recess was in zones, Mrs. Miller was on maternity leave for what seemed like forever, and there were multiple subs, SNOW, rearranging students after Spring Break, due to overflowing classrooms … there are so many things to mark this year as different, but we managed, not just to make it through, but to enjoy the year, despite the challenges that were handed to us!
Students got to meet “my friend” Fred D. Worm, and work together to help him out of multiple predicaments, the students were detectives, trying to locate a criminal that was bilingual and wearing red shoes, they got to be Mario, trying to rescue the princess, we enjoyed a Valentine’s exchange and Field Day together (where we were tug-of-war champs-including the teacher!), and they LOVED having class store every other Friday. There was so much more than Covid that happened this school year, and I hope that those will be the memories that students take away from 3rd grade!
Please send all library books to school to be returned ASAP!
The last day of school for students is Thursday, 5/27. This is a full day, not a ½ day.
This week, we will be doing an author study on Patricia Polacco. We read 2 books at the beginning of the school year, Thank You, Mr. Falker and My Rotten, Red Headed Older Brother. This week, we will read 3 other books that she has written (Chicken Sunday, Rechenka’s Eggs, & Thunder Cake). Students will respond to the text, by answering a specific question or writing prompt. I’ve also incorporated a fun, art/ craft activity to go along with each book to keep it fun!
We will also complete our reading of Because of Winn Dixie (our class chapter book), so that we can enjoy the movie on Thursday. Please fill out the Google Form above, if you haven’t done so yet.
Students will also complete a class memory book.
Thank you all so much for all of the love and support this year. I appreciate you trusting me with the education of your children.