Happy October to you!
It’s hard to believe that a month of school has passed by. The students in room 3 have continued to transition very nicely to 3rd grade. They already have our classroom working like a well-oiled machine! Each week the students are assigned a classroom job. It’s been so refreshing to see the students working hard to fulfill their responsibilities each day. They are all developing a real sense of pride and ownership in our classroom. The students are also demonstrating kindness and teamwork daily. For example, when a student is absent or unavailable to complete their job, there are always many eager volunteers to take on more responsibilities in the classroom.
I am so very proud of our classroom community.
**At home conversation starter: Ask your child what classroom job he/she has this week, or ask them what their favorite classroom job is and why.
Quick Halloween note:
Usually in third grade we get together in the classroom after the Halloween parade. If there is anyone who would be willing to organize and/or help with a class craft, or be a guest reader for a Halloween read aloud that day, please let me know. I am totally open to other ideas as well.
Important October Dates:
10/6- Happy Birthday, Audrey!!!
10/9- Columbus Day Holiday- No School
10/10- Scholastic Book Fair (Class browsing day)
10/11- PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
10/25- Early Dismissal for Students- Conferences
10/26- Early Dismissal for Students- Conferences
10/31- Halloween Parade- 2:15
In social studies class the students have been applying what they have learned about Connecticut's history to work in groups and create their own early Colonial community. They are carefully selecting their settlement's location, establishing important rules, and planning out their ideas for trade, transportation and shelter. We are in the very early building stages and the students seem to be enjoying this group work in class.
Ask your child what the name of their community is and spark up some interesting discussion.
The grammar lesson this week focuses on using an apostrophe ' to make nouns possessive. The students are working very hard to grasp the power of the apostrophe!! We will continue our practice putting the apostrophe in the correct spot when a word is singular (ie...Mike's shoes) and also when a word is plural (ie...the students' desks).
Ask your child about the apostrophe challenge that we conquered at the end of class.
The children's toys
We used the question...."Who owns the toys?" to help us understand why the apostrophe is correctly placed between the n and the s.
The children own the toys. The childrens do not.
Important dates this month:
9/3 - Jake's birthday!
9/20- PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
9/22- Early Dismissal for Students; Staff PD
9/27- Picture Day
9/27 - Alex and Molly's birthday!
Third Grade Families:
I will be using this blog to update you all on what is going on in third grade writing class, as well as any other big events or news this year.
My main line of communication to our class will be through email. However, if there is ever a need to reach out to you directly, I will call or make an appointment to have a more in depth conversation.
If you ever have any questions or need to reach me, the quickest and best way is through email. I check my email often throughout the day. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you may call the school directly 860-345-4584.
I arrive to school early on most days and I can often meet or talk on the phone then, to discuss any concerns that may develop.
I look forward to a GREAT year!
3rd grade families,
Hi, I am Ms. Stupakevich. Welcome to third grade!
The first few weeks of school have been a huge success!
We have spent time building a foundation for a strong classroom community, learning all about each other and what it is going to be like to be a third grader. The students have also been getting familiar with the layout of our classroom, the rules and expectations, the classroom jobs, and how to switch classes in our platooning model.
There has been a great deal of excitement, smiling, eager learning and thoughtful discussion in our classroom so far. So by my best observations, we have a very happy and excited group of third grade learners and a wonderful year ahead!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me at: email@example.com
Have a great day!
Our awesome students just finished DAY 2 of SBAC testing in third grade. They have been working extremely hard and doing a wonderful job so far. Computer tests can be tiring! But the students have been staying focused and very determined to do their best. I attached a quick snapshot of some of the class as they were working this morning. Check out that concentration!
Here are a few reminders and updates about important stuff that will be happening in May (Buckle up…there is A LOT going on!):
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.