3rd Grade Tenacity Week 12
Field Trip to Miraflores Locks
Swimming Starts Wednesday, November 26th
Our first swimming class will begin the week after next. The following is important information about Wednesdays, when the Tenacity students will need to be prepared for this class.
The materials needed are:
For girls: one piece swimsuit, swimming cap, swimming goggles, and earplugs. (Especially if they have previously suffered from an ear infection or have other ear related concerns).
For boys: spandex swimsuit, swim cap (in the case of having long hair), swimming goggles (avoid using very long pants and shirts, because they cause resistance and make swimming harder).
For both boys and girls, they should come to school with their PE clothes on, with their running shoes and should wear the swimsuit under their clothes. They also should bring a fresh change of underwear, a towel, sunblock, and a plastic bag (to carry their wet clothes back home in).
If your child needs to be exempt from a swimming lesson, they must bring a medical certificate detailing the reason of their absence. Please be aware that swimming lessons are not optional.
Major Homework Changes
I am also wanting to keep them a little more accountable for unfinished work. Should a student not complete an assignment and hand it in on the day it is due, they will receive a yellow "Oops" slip. I will always staple this to the inside of their homework diary. The missing assignment should be completed and a parent should sign it. I will remove it from the homework diary when the assignment has been completed.
It was great to be back together this week after such a long holiday. Among some of the things we did, we started reading a new book "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH," we took a good look at place value in Mathematics and the students have been taking a much closer look at the Earth and reasons why life is sustained here. This coming week we will be ending this unit and the children will receive information about what will be expected for the summative assessment. Please look for details in their homework diaries.