3K News!

First Week of School

Announcements

9/7 Labor Day (No School)

9/11 Movie Night (7 pm)

9/14 Rosh Hashanah (No School)

9/16 Back To School Night (7pm)


It has been wonderful to meet so many of you at morning line-up or dismissal, and to talk to you many of you through email. Thank you in advance for all of your support this year. I am so fortunate to have such a kind and amazing class.


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A Few Things About 3K

Friday Journals:


Friday Journals are journals that will go home with your students every Friday and will return to school every Monday. Your child will write a letter home to tell you all about his/her week. They will ask you to respond to their letter by writing them a short note.

At the end of the year, we will have a full notebook which includes memories of all the fun things we did in 3rd grade and letters between you and your child. We will also see the progress your child will make as writers as 3rd grade continues! (I have also included instructions and sentence starters at the front of the journal in case you get stuck!) Thanks for your support and participation!


Agenda:

Your child's homework will be written in their agenda everyday. I will star your child's agenda to show that I have checked that they have written down their homework.


Yellow Folder:


Your child's yellow folder will transport between home and school every day. Important paperwork will be sent home in the folder, and any homework or notes can be brought into school everyday via the yellow folder.​

Celebrating Our Unique Qualities

This week we focused on promoting a positive classroom community by discussing how we are all unique and special. To demonstrate this idea in a visual way, students made a classroom web. Each student told the class one thing that makes them unique, then they passed the string to another classmate. At the end of our activity, we had created a classroom web that showed how we are all unique and different, but that we are all connected by being in this classroom. This led us to discuss how we can make sure that we take care of each other by being kind, friendly, and respectful to one another.
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Comparing And Contrasting With Our Classmates

We continued with our goal to learn more about one another during our Venn Diagram activity. Students were paired up with a classmate to find similarities and differences between them and their partner. Students brainstormed a list of questions to ask such as: What is your favorite color? What is your favorite season? How many pets do you have? What is your favorite subject? After they found out information about one another, they created a Venn Diagram to show all of their similarities and differences. Students loved having the chance to get to know their classmates even better.