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Week 16 Jan. 12th-15th

***Parents please make sure you have your child read as well- they can access on G Classroom, our class website, or read through your email. Thank you!***
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Happy New Year!!

Hello Parents and Students!

I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful 3 weeks with your families! I definitely loved every second of it! I spent the first two weeks cherishing lots of family time then went to Costa Rica for the 3rd week. It was amazing! Today I had a great day back being a student for our district wide Professional Development Day! I learned a lot of new strategies and content that I'm excited to implement into our classroom! It also got me back on track and even more excited to see my kiddos! I've missed them so much! Can't wait to see your sweet faces tomorrow morning! Here's just a few things for this shorter week.

Students: Please check Google Classroom- Just for Fun!!

  • Share what you did over the winter break and read/respond to your classmates!
  • Share your catapult pictures if you made one.

Homework this week: Lexia and Mult Math Facts

This week I want to ease students back into routines. Therefore, the ONLY homework students have will be focused on Lexia and math facts.

  • Lexia: Students must complete 20 minutes of Lexia each night so they complete their goal by the end of the week. They may absolutely choose to read as well, just as long as they've passed their goal by end of the week.

  • Multiplication Math Facts: Students also need to practice their multiplication math facts (10 minutes). They will be assessed on memorizing multiplication facts (fluency means quickly, efficiently, and accurately) so this is a BIG focus. Students may play the games on our class website, work on their facts using their clear plastic, or their multiplication flashcards (sent home before break).

SEES 3rd Grade Native American Day- Tues. Jan. 26th

We are excited to announce that 3rd grade will be hosting their “Native American Day” on Tuesday, January 26. This is a day where students will learn about the Native American culture through many hands on activities. To make this event a success we need volunteers to help run the various activity stations. There are three shifts to select from:

AM Shift: 8:40-10:45

PM Shift: 11:00-12:30

All Day Shift: 8:40-12:30

If you are interested in helping out, please email with your shift preference and I will do my best to accommodate you. Thank you for helping bring history to life for our 3rd graders! We are looking forward to this fun and educational experience!

Also, we are in need of donations of cardboard and Ziploc baggies. If you have extra cardboard around the house, please send it in, cut to 8.5 x 11 inches (preferably not corrugated – the kind on the back of a paper tablet works best). We also need sandwich size baggies to separate clay for one of the activities. Thanks in advance for your contributions.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Coming Up

  • Jan. 18th - School Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  • Tuesday Jan. 26th- SEES 3rd Grade Native American Day- please email me if you would like to come in to volunteer and have fun with us! (see above for more information)

Please click here to access our full calendar and check often.

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