Thank you for a great 2019-2020 school year! This was the last week of distance learning plans so I won’t be sending out any work for next week. We survived it and all of you did a great job of continuing your child’s learning! Thank you for all your patience during this last quarter of distance learning. Your child and you worked hard under the circumstance while many of you were working from home along with helping other children with their work. I am so thankful for all of you. This will definitely be a school year we will always remember.
Next week you will pick up your child’s supplies from school. You should have received an email from the school about the directions for that. Next Thursday, I will be emailing out an exit report for your child from the 4th quarter that I will be working on next week. Due to distance learning we won’t have the traditional 4th quarter grades and so this exit report is like our report card for the 4th quarter.
Make sure your child reads all summer. It’s recommended that third graders read at least 30 minutes a day. When they are reading also remember to ask them questions about what they are reading. Some examples are: “What do you think will happen next in the story?” “Tell me what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.” The main thing is to have them read!
Have your child continue writing over the summer. The students are expected to write in cursive in 4th grade all year long in every subject. With being introduced to it in 3rd they still need to practice so they are ready. You can have them use the cursive strokes directions for letters that we have sent out throughout distance learning. If you don’t have this sheet anymore let me know and I can send another one in an email. Please have them continue to practice cursive throughout the summer so they will be ready for writing in 4th grade. Have them practice their handwriting and also write in complete detailed sentences. They might want to journal throughout the summer. They will want to continue to practice to also get the muscles in their hands ready for writing in cursive.
Your child will be getting a summer solutions math book from the school when you pick up their supplies next week. This book is going to be required by the school to complete over the summer and return in the fall. In the book is a letter from the school. In math for practice make sure your child knows the basic addition and subtraction math facts. Many know them but still some don’t have them down yet. They also should continue to practice the multiplication and division facts so they get those facts memorized. This is so important over the summer. You can continue to use Xtra Math to practice the facts if your child used that site during distance learning. You can also use flash cards, have your child make flash cards, write the basic facts on a beach ball and make up games around that, write out the problems in the sand. Whatever activities you can think of to practice those facts. Practicing the basic facts will keep them fresh and ready for 4th grade. They should be able to say all the facts as fast as their names. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. The IXL website will be available for your child for 33 more days. After that I will no longer have access to the free trial. You are welcome to use it till it ends if you like.
I have loved teaching your child! They made 3A a wonderful place where we could all smile, laugh, and learn together. Have a great summer and stay safe! If you have any questions please feel free to email me. I will continue to pray for all of you to stay healthy and safe.
Another week down of distance learning in 3A! Thank you for submitting or emailing me your reading and math assignments! The Charlotte’s Web Character Traits project turned out great. We had so many ways that the students created the characters. 3A students and parents are doing a wonderful job in this new way of learning. Keep up all the hard work in finishing strong these last few weeks of distance learning. I enjoyed seeing many of the 3A students in their spirit week pictures on the SPSL webpage and Facebook. I can’t wait to see you at the SPSL parade on Wednesday night if you can make it. I hope everyone has a nice relaxing weekend! Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.
We made it through another week of distance learning and you all did an amazing job! Thank you again for making sure your child submits their reading and math work each week for a completion grade. If you do IXL, Xtra Math, or readworks I check off when I look at it each day so you don’t have to worry about emailing me anything for those. If your child did math worksheets or Charlotte’s Web I respond to their video on flipgrid or if you email me it I respond to it through email. They all have been working so hard and I am so proud of them.
Tuesday, April 28 – Dress Like a Teacher Day
Wednesday, April 29 – Summer Day (Show us your shades or your favorite flip flops.)
Thursday, April 30 – Twins Day (Dress like a twin with someone in your house or take a picture of you and a celebrity dressed alike!)
Friday, May 1 – Race Day
I have been teaching at SPSL since 2006. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade at SPSL. In 2007, I completed my Masters in Reading at UNO. My husband and I have a son named Lucas and a daughter named Marlow.