It is the 4th nine weeks already! This month we are working on getting ready for 4th grade by refining students’ time management and problem solving strategies. Be sure to continue to complete homework every night; if there are any changes in homework with testing or as the year comes to a close I will update you via Remind.
Here are some important dates to note:
April 10th -17th Spring Break NO SCHOOL
April 2oth Interim Reports
April 28th Field Day (wear blue)
May 4th & 5th 3rd Grade Reading SOL test
May 11th & 12th 3rd Grade Math SOL test
Also for your listening pleasure… the perimeter song! This catchy tune has been helping us in math over the past week. Ask your student to show you the dance moves!
Bowling Green is starting a movement in November to encourage our students to be kind. In our classroom, we have been reading the book Wonder by RJ Palcio since the beginning of the year. In this book, kindness is a huge theme. We read it to remind ourselves how to treat others and to work as a team. Throughout the book, August’s teacher Mr. Brown has a series of precepts (Ask your student what this word means!). So far we have read the first, listed below. Everyday will be talking about how we can implement this precept in our daily lives and I encourage you to continue the conversation at home too. Be on the lookout for Mr. Brown’s next precept!
Welcome to Mrs. Ellis’ class at Bowling Green! It has been a pure joy getting to know each one of these students and we are all excited for what the year has in store. So far we have been talking a lot about working as a team and experimenting with our behavior system: Class Dojo. See my other post to learn even more about Dojo points. We’ve also been using our GROWTH MINDSET to set goals for the year individually and as a class. Let me know if you have any questions as we get into the swing of back to school!
Here is a copy of the August newsletter that went home today in Thursday folders: