Last Week of School!

Wow! This year has FLOWN by! I know I have said this a million times before, but let me say it one last time… I am going to miss this class so incredibly much. We have had the best year!

We will be having a class pizza party on Tuesday. Students are welcome to buy a lunch in the cafeteria, but there will be plenty of pizza to go around!

I sent home a permission form to watch the movie “Wonder” on Friday. Please check your child’s communication folder and return TOMORROW.

Please don’t forget Tuesday and Wednesday are early release days. Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Also, please remember that students are NOT allowed to bring their backpacks to school on Wednesday. 

Tuesday and Wednesday are sack lunch days, and we will be eating lunch in the classroom. Therefore, we cannot have lunch visitors Tuesday or Wednesday!

I’m so excited about all the fun activities we have planned this week! 

Specials:

Monday: P.E.
Tuesday: Science Lab
Wednesday: Guidance

Have a great week!! 🙂

-Tess

Slideshow

Hi everyone! I am attaching a link to our class slideshow! I typically send home a CD-ROM with the slideshow on it so they can play it on a DVD player, but I was worried that may be too “old school” 🙂 

PLEASE download this link and save it to your computer! 🙂

Slideshow

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I am so glad so many of you were able to join us today for the play. The students performed their little hearts out and I couldn’t be more proud of their hard work throughout this year. As I tried to say this morning, before the flood gates opened up… this class has the most special place in my heart. I cannot find the words to thank you all for an incredible year. The best year yet! I love each and every one of my students, and cannot imagine not seeing them everyday! I sincerely hope to stay in touch with you all and to watch your children on their adventure upon leaving my third grade classroom. 

With that being said, nothing this year would’ve been possible without the constant support from all of you! I hope you all know how appreciated you are. I’ve told a million other teachers, family members, and friends this year, but I truly believe this class had the best students and parents EVER! I cannot thank you all enough for your sweet gifts, flowers, and kind words today. I’m pretty sure I cried for over 3 hours today, and I remember every kind word you all said to me. It meant more to me than you know! Thanks to you all for such a generous class gift. I was blown away by your generosity! THANK YOU!

Like I said in the slideshow, I am the luckiest and happiest teacher in the entire world! Speaking of slideshow…. I am so sorry for the technical difficulties today! Ah- that has never happened before, and the music was such an important part of the slideshow. Anyways, it is working now and a copy will be sent home with your child soon!!! Please be sure to watch it again at home 🙂

Have a great rest of your week and please remind your child to bring towels, yearbooks, etc. on Friday for our “third grade block party”! We may need to move it inside, due to rain, but we will still have fun and get a chance to picnic/sign yearbooks!

Thank you again for such a wonderful year. PLEASE keep in touch!!

-Tess

Book Fair Today

Our BOGO Book Fair time was moved to 12:30-1:00, instead of 1:00 – 1:30. I know there are some parents that are planning to meet us there, so I wanted to let everyone know! We will now be going from 12:30-1:00!

May 14th-18th

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there! I hope you have the best day celebrating YOU!

Announcements for this week ahead:

-We will be walking to the park with our kindergarten book buddies tomorrow, Monday, May 14th. Your child needs to wear their class t-shirt tomorrow and wear appropriate shoes, sunscreen, hat, etc. We will depart at 8:00 and return around 10:30. If you are walking to the park with us, please wait in the lobby area for us by 7:50. We will leave as soon as the announcements are over.

-We will be visiting the BOGO Book Fair Tuesday from 1:00 – 1:30. Please feel free to meet us there or send money in with your child that day!

-Tuesday is also our dress rehearsal for our play! Please make sure your child brings their costume to school on Tuesday.

-Wednesday morning from 8:15-9:15 is our class end of the year celebration!! We are so excited to celebrate our hard work this year with you! Tomorrow, I will send home admission tickets for the play in your child’s communication folder. I will send one for every adult. Please bring these with you on Wednesday morning to show to the front desk. There are many other celebrations that morning, so please make sure you come to school with plenty of time. Parents won’t be able to enter the classroom until 8:05ish, so please be mindful of that when you arrive. We will be setting up and getting ready until then 🙂

-Third Grade will be having a “block party” on Friday, May 18th. On this day, please have your child bring a towel/blanket to sit on. We will be serving pizza (including gluten-free), chips, drinks and a special dessert. Your child does not need to bring a lunch on this day, as lunch will be provided, however they will still have the option to get a school lunch if needed. This will also be our grade level yearbook signing time, so if your child ordered a yearbook, they may bring it to school on Friday, May 18th ONLY. Students can also bring outdoor activities to play, if they choose. For example, ideas could be; footballs, whiffleball, kickball, jump rope, soccer ball. Please no electronics. This item needs to be able to fit in your child’s backpack. We are excited to celebrate your child’s hard work throughout our March Madness Tournament and throughout their third grade year!

-All books are due to the Media Center on MONDAY.

Recap of events happening this week:

Monday- Walk to the Park (wear class t-shirt and tennis shoes)

Tuesday- Dress rehearsal day and BOGO Book Fair (bring costume and money for book fair)

Wednesday- End of Year Class Celebration from 8:15-9:15!!!

Thursday- Normal day 🙂

Friday- Third Grade Block Party- students won’t bring a lunch unless they want/need to!

Specials:

Monday- Math Lab

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music

Have the best week and I can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday!!

-Tess

May 7th-11th, 2018

We’ve had a great week! Our Economics Day was a success! Please make sure to ask your child about it!

Announcements:

Some important events coming up this week are:

Tuesday @1:00- Marathon

Wednesday- Field Day (please make sure your child wears their class t-shirt!)

Thursday @ 1:00- Staff vs. Students Kickball Game

Please check our class Shutterfly for opportunities to volunteer! I am still looking for one more parent to walk to the East Cobb park with our class. We will leave East Side at 8am and arrive back by 10:30am. I am also in need of one parent volunteer that can meet us at the park at 8:45 with coolers and mini waters. Please sign-up or email me if you can help with these opportunities!

Please don’t forget our class party is on Wednesday, May 16th from 8:15am-9:15am. Your child needs their costume for their part at school on Tuesday, May 15th.

Tomorrow, in your child’s communication folder, you will find their fluency check from this past Friday. Please look to see where your child is at, and continue practicing at home. I would like them to be getting between 80-100 facts in 5 minutes by the last day of school!

Homework:

Students will have a nightly reading response in addition to reading for 30 minutes each night. Please continue to practice multiplication fluency with your child as we will have another multiplication fluency check on Friday.

Reading Workshop: This week students will begin working on a second research animal in the research book clubs. We will then begin to make a presentation comparing and contrasting both animals their group has studied.

Writing Workshop: Students will continue to work on their fairy tale adaptations this week. Our focus will be on revising our writing to make it the best it can be.

Grammar: This week we will continue learning the cursive alphabet.

Social Studies / Science: We will continue to work on our Heat unit. We will have a test on Thursday, May 1oth. A study guide will come home in tomorrow’s homework packet.

Math: This quarter we will be pulling small groups for students who haven’t mastered the math standards for the year. If students have mastered all the standards, they will be working on extension projects. We will have weekly multiplication fluency checks.

Specials:

Monday: Guidance
Tuesday: No Specials (Marathon)
Wednesday: No Specials (Field Day)
Thursday: No Specials (Kickball Game)
Friday: P.E.

Looking forward to a FUN week!!

Tess Field

April 30th-May 4th

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend with this BEAUTIFUL weather! A huge “thank you” to the Ritter Family for coming to Breakfast with a Book on Friday! I would also really like to thank Mrs. Nieh and Ms. Stimac for teaching Adventures in Art to our class on Thursday!!!

As a reminder, we will be going on our field trip to the Mercedes Benz Stadium TOMORROW, April 30th. Please make sure your child wears their class t-shirt tomorrow! We will be eating our sack lunches at the stadium, so please make sure your child is prepared to buy a sack lunch in the morning if they did not bring one from home! Please email me today if you are planning on meeting us at the stadium! If you are meeting us at the stadium, please read the information below:

  • “The best address for you is going to be 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA, 30313. This address will take you to Gate 2, the entrance for tours check-in. Walk through the gates and security will direct you inside. As a reminder, look out for the giant metal Falcon statue and once you see this, you’ll know you’re in the right spot” – director of the stadium tours

Announcements:

-Our Economics Fair is Friday, May 4th. Please have your child bring in their products on Thursday.

-I will be submitting April’s Scholastic Book Order on Monday.

-An invitation to our class end of the year celebration was sent home last week. Please mark May 16th from 8:15-9:15 off on your calendar, and send in the RSVP when you can! We are SO excited!!! 🙂

-We are walking to the East Cobb Park with our kindergarten book buddies on Monday, May 14th. A permission form to walk to the park will be sent home in tomorrow’s Monday folder. If you would like to walk to the park with our class, please let me know! I only have 3 spots for chaperones so it will be first come first serve! I am also looking for one parent to meet us at the park with a cooler of mini waters and popsicles. Please let me know if you can help with any of these!

Homework:

Students will have a Weekly Reading Menu in addition to reading for 30 minutes each night. Please continue to practice multiplication fluency with your child as we will have another multiplication fluency check on Friday. Your child’s first fluency check grade from this past Friday will be coming home in tomorrow’s Monday folder. I wrote the amount of facts your child was able to complete in 5 minutes. This should give you an idea of where your child is now.

In addition to the Weekly Reading Menu, I will send home multiplication fluency practice log for IXL.

Units of Study for the Week Ahead:

Reading Workshop: This week students will continue working on their animal they are researching for Research Clubs. Our focus this week is to finish up our research so we can present our animals to the class!

Writing Workshop: Students will continue to work on their fairy tale adaptations this week. Our focus will be on small-moment story writing and adding a background for our characters.

Grammar: This week we will continue working on simple, compound, and complex sentences as well as continuing through the cursive alphabet.

Science: Students will begin learning about “heat”.

Math: This quarter we will be pulling small groups for students who haven’t mastered the math standards for the year. If students have mastered all the standards, they will be working on extension projects. We will have weekly multiplication fluency checks.

Specials:

Monday- Field Trip

Tuesday- Computer Lab

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- P.E.

Friday- Science Lab

 

Have a wonderful week!!

-Tess

 

April 23rd-27th

We had a great week and ended with a STEM “Ice Cream Churn Challenge”!  The students spent the day researching all about heat, ways heat moves, temperature, how to make homemade ice cream, why salt helps in the process, etc. They then made ice cream in a bag as a group, and then broke off into groups to make their very own ice cream churns!

Announcements:

Please send in your child’s completed field trip permission slip ASAP. If you would like to meet us at Mercedes Benz the day of the field trip we will be there around 10:00AM. It will be $25 at the door if you choose to join us. We will be leaving between 12:00-12:30. If you park in the Silver Deck you can validate your parking form $8 (normal price is $15) Thanks!

Mark your calendars- our end of the year class celebration will be Wednesday, May 16th from 8:15 – 9:15am. Parents and siblings are invited! I will send a ticket for entry at a later date 🙂

Homework:

Students will have a nightly reading response in addition to reading for 30 minutes each night. They will also have math homework and a social studies government study guide that comes home tomorrow, as well.

Upcoming Units of Study for the Week Ahead:

Reading Workshop: This week students will focus on cross-text synthesis as they work with their Research Club to gather information about their animal!

Writing Workshop: Students will continue to work on their fairy tale adaptations this week. Our focus will be to make sure the changes we make flow to make one story. 

Grammar: This week we will be learning about simple, compound, and complex sentences as well as continuing through the cursive alphabet.

Social Studies: We will finish up our unit on the three branches of government. We will have a test on the three branches of government on Thursday, April 26th.

Math: This quarter I will be pulling small groups for students who haven’t mastered the math standards for the year. If students have mastered all the standards, they will be working on extension projects.

Specials:

Monday- Science Lab

Tuesday- Guidance

Wednesday- P.E.

Thursday- Math Lab

Friday- Art

 

Have a great week!! 🙂

-Tess

April 16th-20th

We had a great week in third grade last week! I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to Sutton’s big sister Peyton for coming in and reading to the students Friday morning before she went to school to take her own Milestones!

Also, thank you all so much for volunteering to bring in fresh fruit, treats, juice-boxes and waters. The students work so incredibly hard every morning for almost 2 hours each day during testing, and having a healthy snack afterwards was a great treat for them. I have been blown away this year of how generous this class is. You guys are amazing!

Announcements:

We will be taking the Math sections of the Milestones on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM. Please encourage your child to keep up the good work!

Please send in your child’s completed field trip permission slip ASAP. If you would like to meet us at Mercedes Benz the day of the field trip we will be there around 10:00AM. It will be $25 at the door if you choose to join us. We will be leaving between 12:00-12:30. If you park in the Silver Deck you can validate your parking form $8 (normal price is $15) Thanks!

Please send in your child’s completed Student Information Form ASAP! They are due this Monday. Thanks!

Next Friday, April 20th will be a lost and found cleanout.  If you want to come and check for any missing items, you will need to come by Friday morning. There will be one more cleanout for the school year on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Mark your calendars- our end of the year class celebration will be Wednesday, May 16th from 8:15 – 9:15am. Parents and siblings are invited! I will send a ticket for entry at a later date 🙂

Homework:

I will send homework Tuesday night on Social Studies, possible grammar and cursive. 🙂

Units of Study for the Week Ahead:

Reading Workshop: After Milestones we will begin our last Reading Workshop unit, which will be Research Clubs. Students will research an animal in this unit. We are so excited!

Writing Workshop: After Milestones we will begin our last Writing Workshop unit, writing Fairy Tale Adaptations. The students are so excited (and so am I!)

Grammar: This week after Milestones we will begin working with different cursive letters, both uppercase and lowercase.

Social Studies: This week students will continue to show their knowledge of the 3 branches of government at the national and state levels. 

Math: This quarter I will be pulling small groups for students who haven’t mastered the math standards for the year. If students have mastered all the standards, they will be working on extension projects.

Specials:

Monday – Art

Tuesday – P.E.

Wednesday –  Computer Lab

Thursday – Music

Friday –  P.E.

 

Have the best week.

Tess