Third Grade News

Mrs. O'Brien's Third Grade Newsletter - September 16, 2016

Taiko Performance and Perseverance

What an amazing week we have had learning Taiko! I was blown away by students' displays of the Taiko principles of respect, cooperation and perseverance. We focused a lot on perseverance and reflected on what it means to persevere, what it feels like and the impact it can have on our learning. If you missed our final performance on Thursday, you can check out video of the performance on Seesaw.

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Kinder Buddies

Our class is so excited that this is the first year they get to be big buddies! We met our kinder buddies in Mrs. Zielke's class today and we are working on writing a friendship poem. We will be helping the kinders with projects this year as well as combining our Writer's Workshops, collaborating and making books together.

Important Math Messages

Below is a chart of the key ideas we learned this week in our "Week of Inspirational Math". I hope you will discuss these messages with your child and possibly examine your own attitudes and beliefs about math. Having a growth mindset about math is very important and will be the foundation of our learning this year.

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Important Dates and Reminders

  • Community (Nut-Free) Snack Donations Appreciated


  • Sign up on Seesaw to view our classroom blog (I am sending home another copy, in case you misplaced it. I'll be sharing more about this app/website at Back to School Night.)

  • Back to School Night - Thursday, September 22

  • Picture Day - Monday, September 26


  • Specials are on a rotating schedule - Next week: Monday = Library (Day 5)

Tuesday = PE (Day 1)

Wednesday = Music (Day 2)

Thursday = PE (Day 3)

Friday = Music (Day 4)