I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I'm so glad the weather turned cooler. It was way too hot to be in school. Attitudes are much better when it is cooler also.
I had the pleasure of going to a Red Sox-Mets game with Dr. Stokes and his two boys. My Mets lost, but we still had a blast. I even cheered for the Sox at one point!
Don't forget this week on Tuesday night at 6:00 in my room,we will hold "Back To School Night". Remember this is only for the parents. I will be going over lots of information that is important for the year. I have all the dates for the field trips too.I will also be going over the new report card with you.
Michaelmas Fair is the 19th of October. It is one of the most fun days in third grade. I will be talking about that on Tuesday night also. I have some books with projects and other ideas if they are needed. Mrs. Mud is a great resource also. She already has a few projects going for the kids. I won't see the dining room furniture or the table until November!n
This week will be a regular week as far as I see it now. We will be in Wonders Reading-Unit 1 week 3. The new spelling words are on the spelling page. Remember we will always have a practice test on Monday, work with the words all week, then we will have our assessment on Fridays. In Math, we are working on reviewing time, carrying. and tallying.
In Social Studies, we are working on map skills and the three branches of Government. We discussed the Constitution at length and took a virtual tour of Independence Hall. The kids have a much better understanding of the document now. We even wrote our own Constitution for our classroom.
We are a very spirited bunch and we continue to learn all about each other everyday.
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!