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See what we've been doing our first two weeks of school!

Hello Parents,

Thanks again for visiting. I have really enjoyed teaching and getting to know your students over the past two weeks. We have been hard at work! A new newsletter will be uploaded and sent out every two weeks (hopefully on Fridays). I will post upcoming events and update you on what's going on in the classroom. Please remember to email me if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Daily 5!

The Daily 5 activities include Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Word Work, and Listen to Reading. So far we introduced the first of the Daily 5 activities; Read to Self. Students choose a "good fit" book and read independently for a purpose. We are still working on building our stamina.

Activities from the weeks

Over the past two weeks...

We created class selfies where students drew a selfie of themselves and then wrote activities they did over the summer or told a little more about themselves. We also started holding class and small group discussions using accountable talk. Finally, students were able to visit the interactive math bulletin board to create numbers, participate in math stumpers, or learn about a famous mathematician. We also practiced our reading strategies by reading a text and finding text evidence, participating in a fluency building activities, and understanding how descriptive language enhances a text.

Other classroom things

In our class we have....

Warm Fuzzies: If our class (entire class) receives a compliment for their behavior, we put a warm fuzzy in the jar. Once we earn 30 warm fuzzies we get to vote on a class celebration. Just so you know, we are very close to 30 warm fuzzies.

Class Shout-Outs: If a student catches another student doing something nice, they write a shout-out and put it in our shout out box. On Fridays we read the shout-outs and celebrate those students

Lunch Cupcakes: During lunch, the lunch helpers choose which third grade class was showing the best behavior and they earn a cupcake. Once a class earns 5 cupcakes, they vote on a celebration such as extra recess, no homework, lunch in the classroom, etc.

Tickets: Students earn tickets for showing appropriate behavior, participation, higher level thinking, hallway behavior, etc. Students are responsible for holding onto their tickets. On Fridays we have ticket cash in days. Students choose whether they want to cash in their tickets for rewards (sitting at the teachers desk, no shoes in class, wearing a hat in class, bringing in a stuffed animal, etc.) or whether they want to save them for a higher ticket prize.

Scholastic Book Orders Due Friday September 11th.

Just as a reminder, our scholastic book orders that were sent home at sneak a peek or the first day of school are due on September 11th. Below is the reminder letter.

Our Class Loves to Read!

Reading Club Order Due Date : September 11

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub

One-Time Class Activation Code: HZTGZ

Dear Families,

Please remember to place your Reading Club orders by September 11!

You can shop and submit your order online or send the printed order form with payment directly to me. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom.

The arrival of the book box is always a highlight-thanks for making it happen!

Happy reading,

Ordering online is fast and easy:

VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub

ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)

SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs

SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom

All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Other Reminders

Students can bring in water bottles to use throughout the day. Also, the rooms can get very cold sometimes. Bringing in a sweatshirt to keep in lockers might be a good idea.


To Bring Library books back on Tuesdays

We have off school: Monday September 7th, Monday September 14th, and Wednesday September 23rd this month.

Birthdays this Month:

September 6th: Cooper White

September 10th: Emma Cruise

September 17th: Caroline Pappas

September 21st: Scarlett Krafft