News from Class 3

Newsletter #15

The 3rd Light of Winter

The third light of Advent is the light of beasts

Light of hope that shines in the greatest and the least.

Happy Hanukkah

Last week we lit a candle every day to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah. We were lucky to have Sharon, Mika's mother, come in both on Monday and Tuesday, to help us light the first few candles. On Friday we had a Hanukkah party, and I am grateful to the parents that came in to help. The students made dreidels out of paper and clay, learned the Hanukkah song and ate latkahs. Thank you to Jonathan, Josh, Rebecca, Deana and Mika's Grandfather! This festival is a small festival, but one that focuses on the celebration of a miracle. At this age, it is important for the students to believe in miracles so that they can have hope in the dark times which they may witness, or inwardly feel, due to the nine-year change.

News from the Classroom

This past week our learning focused on the fiber of silk. It was a fun lesson and I hope you will ask your child to explain how silk, as we know it, came to be. They are quite knowledgeable about silk now, and can tell you the whole life-cycle of the silkworm. The students drew pictures of the silkworm and came up with their own writing about the story that I shared with them. We worked on capital letters and punctuation. Grammar helps to give boundaries and rules to writing. This is very helpful in allowing the students to feel authority. Authority is an important thread that runs throughout the 3rd and 4th grade, as the students transition through the nine-year change.

This week we will focus on cotton.

Winter Warmth

Friday, Dec. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm

200 South Main Street

Sebastopol, CA

Come join our community in welcoming winter.

Happy Winter Break-Sign up for Conferences

Friday is a half day. The students will be released at 12:45. School will be out for 2 weeks. I look forward to seeing all the students back on the 4th of January.

On the week of the 11th-15th we will have Parent/Teacher conferences. I am including the weekend before, to help accommodate your schedule. I am looking forward to speaking to every parent about their child! Please sign up below. If these times do not work for you, feel free to contact me so that we can find a time that works.

May your season be bright, your belly be full, and the love surround you always.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Blessings on the New Year!

3rd Grade Parent Evening

Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 at 7pm

3rd Grade Classroom

Let's come together to talk about these amazing students!