Leader of the Month: October

Congratulations to Jordy for becoming the Leader of the Month. He tries very hard to complete his work quickly and accurately. He is a good friend to others and demonstrates the 3 R’s (Ready, Respectful, and Responsible) every day.

Where does the time go?

I cannot believe how fast the year is going already. I guess time flies when you are having fun. The Fall Festival was so much fun, thank you to all who were able to come out and support The Park!

As conference week approaches (yikes), the students are self-reflecting on their goals and where they are. Take this opportunity to talk to you scholar about things that are going well in school and areas they think they might need some more support in. They have set goals for themselves academically, behaviorally, and personally. Maybe make a goal for home? This will help them focus on success with a goal in mind.

At this point in the year, each scholar should be reading almost every night for 20-30 minutes. I am seeing some of these readers get really interested in reading. They have access to the Cobb Digital Library from home as well as Raz Kids. They have many options on how and what to read about.

 

Keep up the hard work, it always pays off!

Leader of the Month: September

It was so difficult to just choose one Leader of the Month. Everyone has been working so hard and demonstrating excellent behavior skills. This month, ZOE is the Leader of the Month for September.

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What’s the big deal about third grade?

Some people view third grade as the year of testing. Yes, third graders take quite a few standardized test’s compared to previous years. However,  it should not be looked at as a year of bubbling in correct answers.

There is a big difference from second grade to third grade as far as what is asked of the students. Not only are third graders writing complete sentences and paragraphs, but they are writing five page stories.  They are required to answer addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems correctly and then explain their thinking and how they got their answer. The era of only giving the correct answer is a way of the past.

In order to help at home, have conversations about books, different writings, math problem-solving, and current events. Children learn a great deal from listening and speaking. You are their role model, what you do and say speaks volumes to them. If you model reading a book, they will read a book because they want to read like you. If you write thoughts and stories in a journal, they will share their memories in writing.

Set your expectations for them high. Encourage them to set expectations for themselves high. Do not discourage them if they need additional practice, allow them the time to practice. Make it fun, be creative, and be a life-long learner!

Welcome Back!

School in July?

Phew! Where did the summer go? I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed your time off.

I am so excited to join the Sedalia Park family and everyone has greeted me with smiles and hugs. I can’t wait to extend that to everyone on Monday, July 31st.

During the first week of school, we will be getting to know one another, reviewing rules and procedures, as well as making sure we have all of the supplies we need in order to be successful. Many of you have brought in your supplies during Meet and Greet (Yay!) and others plan on bringing it during the first week of school.

Third grade is a very important and exciting year for your scholars. The year will be filled with critical thinking, modeling, investigating, discussing, and explaining. The most important and beneficial support you can give is communication. Talk with your scholar about what they are learning at school, completing homework, books they are reading, experiments done in class, and behavior expectations to be successful.

I am fortunate to have your scholar in my class and I look forward to building a wonderful community with you at Sedalia Park!

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