Welcome to third grade. It was a very hot and sweaty first week, but we made it through. We are a family of 22 and we spent most of the first week getting to know each other.
Our class name for this year will be Mr. Mud's Third Grade Thunder. We spent a lot of time discussing every name that the kids came up with and we discussed the voting procedure.
This week will begin our regular routine. We will begin Wonders' Reading Program and Everyday Math.
For each night ,I will ask the kids to read 20 minutes a night. We will usually have a home link that reinforces the daily math lesson.
Each morning,we will spend half an hour writing in our journals. I am so impressed with our writing and it is only the first week of school.
We will start off the week with our new spelling words that come from our reading program. The words are listed on the spelling page of this website. We will have a practice test on Monday and a formal assessment on Friday after working with the words all week. Bonus words will be added or offered as the year progresses.
Please don't have the kids stress out about homework. If they don't seem to get it, just write me a note in the assignment book and I will take care of it.
I hope that you will all be able to attend Back To School Night when I will explain everything in detail.
Hopefully the kids will have some good ideas about their Michaelmas crafts that they will be making at home. The big day will be October 19th. I will also explain more about that on Back To School Night.
If you have any questions,please feel free to e-mail me or jot down a note in the assignment book.
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!