The 3rd grade teachers have a lot of learning games and activities planned for the students on Halloween day. Below is a link if you are able to send in donated items.
Remember there is no specific party time this year. We will spend the day doing Halloween activities as a grade level.
Sign up for Halloween Party ( http://signup.com/go/ECUV9T ) on @SignUp.com today!
Tomorrow is Eagle Pride day! Your child can dress in their favorite Eagle or Maize and Blue colors! We will have Super Fans here in the morning to fire us up for the Homecoming Game.
You may have heard that I will also be in the dunk tank tomorrow! If one of my students think they can dunk me, I’ll be there from 5:00-5:10!
I have updated Spelling City for your child to practice at home. Your homepage URL for your students: https://www.spellingcity.com/MsVanderStel/
This URL will bring you right to the page. There are games and activities to practice this week’s words as well as past words to keep them fresh!
This year our Third Grade team is going to try something a little different with our Party schedules.
Our Halloween and Valentine celebrations will be run by the teacher and held throughout the entire school day. They will only include the students and teacher. We are hoping this helps to lighten your load. If you volunteered to help, we will be contacting your for donations. And, we are excited about some of the fun activities we plan to include in those celebrations. We promise to take lots of pictures and share them with you! We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31. Please send your child’s costume to school with them that day.
We are going to have our Christmas Party with parents on Tuesday, December 20. More details will come!
Picture day is tomorrow!!!
Also, our school walk-a-thon fund raiser is on Friday. Feel free to come join us from 9:45-10:30 on the playground!
This is what the class had to say was the best part of their week. . .
Indoor recess…fog delay…what a week for the weather! And what a week it’s been for us as a class. This class is FANTASTIC!! They listen, work hard, and are great storytellers! I hope your child has come home with good things to say about our day.
Thank you so much for all of the supplies you have sent in. My cupboards are busting open, but I can reassure you, we will use each one of these things throughout the year.
Below are a few notes and reminders for next week:
Friday is an early release from school. Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:15. I will follow your child’s normal “going home” schedule, unless I hear differently from you. This early release provides professional development for teachers. During these afternoons, we will look at data and plan together. This will give us the information and time needed to best meet the needs of your child.
Spelling: Every Monday we will take a spelling pretest. This pretest will use words around a specific word/vowel pattern. The pretest words are different from the spelling words. If your child passes the pretest, he/she will be given challenge words (on pink paper) following the same pattern. If they do not pass the pretest, they will be given regular 3rd grade spelling words (on yellow paper). A spelling test will be given each Friday.
Picture day for our class is on September 22 at 1:20pm. Unfortunately this is after recess. I can help with hair and straighten shirts as needed.
Our school Walk-a-thon is on September 23. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year. This money is used for technology, field trips, classroom supplies, and other learning needs. Our goal is for every child to raise at least $25. You are welcome to come walk around the track with us. I will send you more information on what time we will be out there as it gets closer.
I think that is all! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to watch the videos of our team building activity.