Don't oversleep and miss the bus-
because you will be late.
That's a habit teachers generally
Never tell your friends at school
that you just ate a fly.
They are sure to tease you,
and wonder when you'll die.
Never call your teacher a name
when she is not near you.
Teachers' ears are excellent,
and they can always hear you.
And if your report card turns out badly,
don't blame it on your buddy.
Kiss up to your both parents, quick,
before they make you study.
Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly...
This week's newsletter:
Monday, October 21, 2019
Ask your child to share a fact about spiders or bats with you.
In school this week: (this is not your homework assignment; this is what we’re doing in school)
Reading: I can read for understanding. (RL3.1) I can ask questions based on a text. (RL3.1)
I can recount stories from other countries and explain their central message. (RL3.2)
I can distinguish between literal and figurative language (RL3.4)
Writing: I can write informative text. (W3.2) I can write a narrative text. (W3.1) I can write an opinion text. (W3.3)
Math: I can multiply within 100. (OA3.3)
I trust that everyone had a fabulous Fall Recess. I am also hoping that everyone has enjoyed the first term of school as much as I have. More so, I hope that everyone has recognized some growth and development throughout this first term of third grade. (And, PS, don’t forget that school gets out early this Thursday, with no school on Friday.)
This week is Red Ribbon Week. It is a great chance for us to remember to make wise and healthy choices for our bodies and brains. Monday is the day to wear red, Tuesday is pajama day, Wednesday is school spirit day, and Thursday is crazy hat/hair day. What fun!
As a continued reminder, please remember that as Halloween approaches and you prepare your costume, please remember that weapons—no matter how fake—and masks that cover the face and are not allowed at school. Also, we have a field trip on Halloween day, so we might be one of the first grades to start the Halloween parade that morning. If you want to be sure to see your little darling and their classmates, be sure to get to the gym EARLY, or wait outside and see us as we walk to the busses.
Something else to keep in the back of your mind (or on your browsing history) is my email address email@example.com and my class website, which is kvancemorningside.weebly.com. If you or your parents have any questions about anything at school, the best way to contact me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a note in your HOME folder. You can also find a lot of good information at kvancemorningside.weebly.com. I always put a digital copy of the newsletter on my class website, and there are some helpful links there, too.
Finally, in case you or your parents ever want to bring a treat to our classroom, they should know that we have a nut free classroom, and all treats shared in class must be store-bought.
October 23: field trip to Clark Planetarium
October 24: end of term 1, early release (school ends at 1:40)
October 25: no school
October 29: picture retakes
October 31: field trip to the University of Utah (women’s bball game)
Things to Remember:
Contact me at: email@example.com (email)
(385) 646-4924 (school phone)
FYI: there are 28 students in our YELLOW class,
and 26 students in our BLUE class