Thank you for a great 2018-19 school year! I can’t believe that the end of the school year is here. We look forward to seeing you at our Open House on Tuesday, August 13.
Here are some ideas that you could use with your child this summer. Most of the 3rd grade books at a bookstore and school supply store are good reviews. The fourth grade books would introduce your child to some new concepts they’ll be studying in 4th grade.
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. I have attached a paper with the letters in uppercase and lower case for them to practice. Please have them continue to practice the cursive throughout the summer so they will be ready for writing in 4th grade. Have them practice their handwriting and also writing in complete sentences. They might want to journal throughout the summer. We have spent the last 3 weeks writing more in cursive to get them ready for 4th.
In math for practice make sure your child knows the basic addition and subtraction math facts. They also should continue to practice the multiplication and division facts. This is so important over the summer. You can 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.
Have a great fun filled summer! I have loved teaching your child!
We had a great last full week of school. The students enjoyed the rosary on Tuesday and we finished up Charlotte’s Web this week. Here are a few reminders about next week. We have fun day on Monday. I note went home today about it that gives more details. The students may dress down on this day. We will be eating lunch in the cafeteria that day so they can get hot lunch if they like. On Tuesday, we have our field trip to Sac Museum. The students need to bring a sack lunch that can be thrown away that day along with a drink. (no pop) We will be wearing our uniforms on the field trip to the Sac Museum. The bus will be leaving at exactly 8:30 that morning and we will return at 1:45. We will be cleaning on Wednesday. I will send a email on Tuesday with more details on what the students will need to bring to clean out their desk. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
The students have started each this day this week telling me how many days of school are left because they are excited for summer to get here. We are going to spend the next 2 weeks finishing strong! We are starting to wrap up all of the units in ever subject area. We will be finishing up Charlotte’s Web next week along with the dictionary unit in English. During the last week of school the students will slowly start to bring home supplies from their desk and these supplies can stay at home. The plan is for us to cleaning desk on May 22nd. I will send out information about that once it gets closer.
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.