3rd Grade Learning at Home

Summer Edition

Announcements

  • Virtual Field Day. The link will still be active the 1st week of June.
  • Thank you for coming to the Socially distanced Cardinal Send-Off Thursday, May 28th. We wish you a safe, happy, and healthy summer!
  • To pick up student items that were left at school, please contact Mrs. O'Donnell and she will walk items out to your car. Call, text, or email at (540) 431-1415 or odonnellb@wps.k12.va.us
  • Library Books- families can off library books on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-12:30.
  • Yearbooks will be mailed home the week of May 18th.
  • Report cards will mailed home after June 2nd.
  • If we do not have your current address, please contact Beth O’Donnell via email, phone call, or text at (540) 431-1415 or odonnellb@wps.k12.va.us to update your address.

It may be summer, but... the learning doesn't have to stop!

Dear Families,


It is so hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived! We plan to keep the Third Grade Daily Minute to Win It Challenges Flipgrid topics and the Virtual Field Day link open through Friday June 5th so you have time to enjoy these end of the year celebrations.


If you are interested in stopping by to pick up student items that were left at school, please contact Mrs. O'Donnell and she will walk items out to your car. No one will be allowed inside the building. Report cards will be mailed home after the conclusion of the school year for teachers, June 2nd. If we do not have your current address, please contact Beth O’Donnell via email, phone call, or text at (540) 431-1415 or odonnellb@wps.k12.va.us to update your address.


This newsletter will also be available so you can have easy access to learning resources over the summer. You'll find book recommendations, unplugged computer science activities, New Life Lesson videos, and podcast for children and parents, and four ways for students to keep their brains engaged this summer!


Thank you for all you have done the past 2 months to keep learning alive and ending the school strong!


Yours in Partnership,


Ms. Doering, Ms. Jones, Ms. Levett, Ms. Thomas, & Ms. Wray

Resources to Keep Learning this Summer!

4 Ways to Engage Children's Brains

It's Summertime and students and teachers look forward a little rest and relaxation. We all work very hard and its good to take to some time for recreation and to reconnect with family and friends. During the summer months you can enjoy a more relaxed pace, catch up on hobbies, and get plenty of exercise and fresh air. Summer is also a time to keep your brain engaged.


Help your child to make the most of their summer and start next year strong with these four steps:


  1. READ something you love every day!
  2. Spend a few minutes mastering multiplication facts
  3. Find the thing that fascinates you and spend lots of time learning about it and doing it. We call these passion projects.
  4. Move in any form that is fun for you.


Don't let kids loose themselves too long in front of a screen. Computer games are fun and digital devises are great for a bit of entertainment and as a tool for research and learning, but try a healthy variety of activities to keep your child's brain strong!

Computer Science, Coding and Robotics without the Computer

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Little Life Lessons for Students With Elementary School Counselor Marie Weller

Lesson 5 from Mrs. Weller's Kitchen: If You Mess Up, 'Fess Up!
Lesson 4 from Mrs. Weller's Kitchen: Being Responsible
Lesson 2 from Mrs. W's Kitchen: The Guard Dog & The Wise Owl
Extension Activities

When you're looking for more

More Extension Activities

More engaging and fun learning activities.

Podcasts for Students & Families

A Podcast for Parents

WPS Links

Free WiFi in Winchester

WPS Distance Learning Page


Meal distribution sites are open Tuesdays & Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. When you pickup you will receive meals for multiple days. No paperwork required. Meals are free for children 18 and under. For more info and a map of all sites visit: http://bit.ly/2U7xz5a

background photograph by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash