Sunday, May 22, 2016

Last Update!

Hello Everyone!!!

Can you believe we only have 3 days left in 3rd grade?  

Here is what’s going on the last 3 days:
Monday ~ Poem Presentations, Lightbulb Lab Extra Activity, Talent Show
Tuesday ~ Performing Arts Presentation, Movie Day, Early Release (12:15 dismissal)
Wednesday ~ AWARDS DAY!!!, Early Release (12:15 dismissal)

Please plan to come for awards day. Third grade awards begin at 8:00 in the gym. Come early to find parking. After the gym awards, please join us in the classroom for our class superlatives and a special movie presentation of our year which I’ve worked hard to put together. I think it may be my best one yet! 

Please make sure your child knows how he or she is getting home on the early release days. If there is a change in transportation, it must be in writing. Thank you for your help with these hectic days!

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Can you believe we only have 8 days of school left in 3rd grade??? These last 2 weeks are going to fly by! So, here's what's happening this week:
We will complete a short poetry unit where we will be creating some of our own poetry. We will be learning about important safety rules for the summer including bike and pool safety as part of our health standards. We will review several math concepts with some math centers this week. And in writing, we will finish our narrative stories. Some students will have time to type these stories as well.

Our special countdown days for this week are:
Monday - Picnic Day (we will eat outside)
Tuesday - Popsicle Day
Wednesday - Switch your seat day
Thursday - GAME DAY (please send in a board game - no electronics)

Don't forget that next Tuesday and Wednesday, the 24th and 25th are early release days. Please make sure your child knows how he or she is getting home and remember to write a note if transportation is changing.

The last day of school is Wednesday, May 25th. Please plan to come for awards in the gym at 8:00 and then come back to the classroom for a few more awards, a special presentation, and snacks.

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Long Update =)

Hello Everyone!

We have a busy week ahead of us. We will be reviewing math concepts as we prepare for the SLO (Student Learning Objective) assessment this week. This is a short math test reviewing what we have learned this year. We will continue with our reading switcheroo (that's what I've named it!) in the afternoons where we switch around to other classrooms for new reading instruction. We will finish up some end of year writing as well. 

Thursday night is our Gator Gala. This is an event for the whole school where you will see what leadership at Addison Elementary is all about. Come have a picnic dinner or your pre-ordered chick-fil-a from 5:00-6:00. Then we will have a program in the gym from 6:00-6:30. Then there be a time for exploring the school to see what's been happening throughout the year. Please have your child wear his or her blue super leader shirt on Thursday night!

This Friday is field day! Please make sure your child has tennis shoes and sunscreen (pre-applied!) and comfortable clothes that may get wet. Feel free to send a change of clothes in case we get too wet/muddy.

Hopefully you saw the flyer about the book swap. Your child can bring in up to 10 used books to trade in for 10 "new-to-you" books. Students should bring in books this week (chapter books or picture books, fiction or non-fiction) that other elementary students would enjoy. Then the trade will happen next Monday, May 16th. Email me or our media specialist with any questions

Starting this Thursday, we will be doing a 10 day count-down to summer. Please check your child's folder for a flyer with info about what special event will be taking place each day.

Also, please remember that Wednesday, May 25th is the last day of school. This is also our awards day in the gym. Awards will begin at 8:00 and then you are welcome to come back to the classroom for a few more awards and a slide show/video just for our class. I completely understand if some of you need to leave the classroom awards to get back to the gym for the 9:30 awards for younger grades. 

Don't forget that May 24th and May 25th are early release days. Be sure to let me know of any change in transportation on those days. ASP will still be running as usual.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you!!!