As with every new year, I always enjoy reflecting on the tremendous growth of each 3rd grader. I have been so amazed with how each child has grown and matured socially, emotionally, and academically. Prior to the break, 3rd graders reflected on their “gifts” they have to offer the world. Each student is truly a gift to me, and I thank you for sharing your child with me each day.
The year will start off with much excitement as the 3rd graders put the finishing touches on their expert informational writing pieces. The 3rd grade writers have immersed themselves in the traits of strong informational writing, using their individualized goals to set the work they do in writing each day. The students will share their published books during our “Expert Fair Writing Celebration” on Friday, January 13th.
This month we will travel back in time to learn about the history, food, and culture of the Ancient Romans. Our unit ends with our Ancient Rome culmination, consisting of a performance, art and food!