Friday, September 30, 2016

September!


September had been a busy month! The students are settling into their routines and doing a fantastic job following Third Grade Expectations. 

Today, we started our Time Lines for Third Grade. We meet as a class to brainstorm what we thought was exciting, new, or fun for us in the month of September. Above are the things we came up with. The students are really enjoying our new math program and switching for math class, as well as the new math apps that they get to do in 3rd Grade.









Thursday, September 8, 2016

First Week Updates

We are having a great week! The students and I are learning more and more about each other. We have been lucky that the rain has gone away for outdoor recess! Yeah for playing outside!

We've been reading a lot of interesting books, Interrupting Chicken, The Fantastic Elastic Brain, Have You Filled a Bucket Today, and a chapter book read-a-loud, Third Grade Angels. We've been talking a lot about our goals and setting classroom expectations so we can all achieve our goals. We also have been working on a beginning of the year math assessment. We are all reminding ourselves that this is a test we should be able to do at the end of the year and that we have a lot to learn!

Please make sure that when you are sending in snacks to school, they are peanut and tree nut free. Snacks that contain nuts will be saved for lunch to eat in the cafeteria. I have talked to the students about this, but please remind your students if you are sending in an item with nuts, it needs to be eaten in the cafeteria. This helps keep everyone safe in school, and if you ask the kids, they know my number one expectation is to keep everyone safe!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy First Day!!!

Welcome back!

Today was a great first day! We met in the auditorium where we listened to Mrs. Dressler and Mr. Rosenblatt (our new Vice Principal), talked about our STARbucks, and setting goals for the school year. We even did a little dancing!

The day seemed to go by in a flash! Some highlights:  we challenged ourselves to line up by our birthdays without talking, we learned about our supplies and where things are kept in the classroom, we practiced lining up and moving around in the classroom, we had PE, and we read a funny book called First Day Jitters and after we wrote about our own jitters. By the end of the day, some students wanted to stay longer, some were tired, and some had more and more questions about our room! Don't worry, I have 179 more days to do my best in answering them.

We have parent homework this week! Please do your best to fill out the information in the backpack folders and return it as soon as possible. Backpack folders should come back and forth every day, as information goes home from the office in them.

If you haven't already, please sign up for the Remind account on the right hand side of my blog, or follow the information on the paper that was mailed home last week. It is a great tool to get my blog links and reminders of important events. Parents from my class last year really liked it. You may also use it for communication with me, however please do not send transportation changes through it. Those need to be in written/paper form and given to me by your student when they come in.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. My email is keating@bpsk12.org. Our Open House for adults is on Wednesday, September 14th. I look forward to meeting you then!

Have a great night!