Happenings Worth Hollering About

End of the Year!

Oh Goodness, My Goodness!

It is so hard to believe that the last few days of school are upon us. It has seemed as though this year, especially the past few months, have just flown by. Yes, I am happy that the summer is approaching, but I am so deeply saddened that my time with this group of children is coming to and end. It has been such a wonderful journey with these 39 students. We have learned so much, done so much, and grown so much that it's hard to even begin talking about all that we have shared over the past 170 days.

With that being said though, we still have 10 more days of schools to learn, do, and grow even MORE! It's going to be a hectic last few days, but here are the most important things to remember:

Chick-Fil-A Celebration: Ms. Garris' class had the highest participation at the last Spirit Night, so as a result, we will be having a special treat from Chick-Fil-A Monday morning! Eat More Chicken!

Homework and Grades: Yes, I am still giving homework. The last day of homework will be this Thursday, so all homework and any other assignments will need to be turned in by Friday. This will give me enough time to enter all grades over the weekend and have all grades finalized in time for report cards on the last day of school.

Behavior: It's that time of year when excitement over boils from their little bodies, and manners and proper behavior takes a backseat; however, I still expect that all of my students uphold the rights and responsibilities that were set in place at the beginning of the year. I know that all students in my class know how to behave, so that's what I still expect!

End of Year Celebration: Third grade has decided to have their end of year celebration on Wednesday, May 22, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. The grade level will meet in the courtyard from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for pizza from Mellow Mushroom and sign autograph books. From 1:00 - 2:00 pm, students will return to their homerooms for dessert and classroom accolades. The third grade teachers have determined that we are not having a grade level awards ceremony this year. We feel as though it would be best to do classroom community building by having students share things about each other, so that each child can have something special and personal from their peers to take home at the end of the year.

Also, we have been directed that only parent volunteers may attend the end of year celebration. We as a grade level thank you in advance for respecting this request.

I believe that wraps it up for the last of the year. Thank you parents for making this such a wonderful year not only for your child but for me as well. Even though the year is ending and my time with your child is coming to a close, my door (and email) is always open until the end of time. When you and your child entered my class, we were strangers, but now I consider all of you family.

With the utmost respect-

Ms. Garris, Nerfy, and Harry