3rd Grade

Newsletter for January 4, 2018

From the teacher's pen

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here we go. Typically, the first part of every school year is a review of concepts and skills learned the previous year. Additionally, during the first trimester in 3rd grade I lay down the groundwork and routines that we build upon the rest of the year. Hence, the weekly writing prompts that get students practicing writing skills and ideas daily, the math timings to build schema to learn multiplication and division problem solving later, the meditation logs to encourage personal reflection, and the reading groups, science groups, and math partners to learn how to participate in a learning community. Now the 3rd graders are ready to take ownership of their own learning. This means as a teacher, I can step back and become more of a facilitator in the classroom because the students know how to work independently and as a team to solve problems and answer questions. This independence should also begin to show at home as they complete homework accurately, efficiently, and independently, asking for help only after trying to do their homework first by themselves.

Upcoming Events:

  • First Friday Mass - Friday, January 5, @ 9 am.
  • Friday Mass - Friday, January 12, @ 9 am.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School - Monday, January 15.
  • Catholic Schools Week - Sunday, January 28 through Friday, February 2.