Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome Back!

Dear Fourth graders,
I am hopeful that you are still enjoying the summer and filling your time with fun activities that you can do with family and friends. I know that I've had a very busy summer. I spent it backpacking, crafting, going to the beach with friends, and hanging out with our dog, Porter. You’ll hear a lot about Porter this year! 

I'm feeling ready for the start of a new year though. The dry air today, especially got me thinking about fall and all the great fall activities coming our way! I’m psyched to be your fourth grade teacher and I look forward to learning so much about you. Having a new group of students is always fun. I bet you have a lot to teach me. I’m sure we will have a fantastic year together and as we have fun, we will also be doing a lot of great activities to stretch your thinking and learning!

I'm sure you're a little curious about our schedule, so here is a sneak peek of what our specials schedule looks like:
  • Monday: Library
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Art
  • Thursday: Guidance
  • Friday: P.E.
There are some fun highlights to look forward to as you enter fourth grade too, so here are some of those:
  • band
  • a choice at fourth grade hour (extra special)
  • motion and design science unit
  • Maine studies
  • a hallway with just fourth grade classrooms
  • blogging

You’re Invited

To make your transition to a new class a little easier, we are having an open house at school before the school year begins. Hopefully this will soothe some of the natural first day jitters that we all have.

When: Thursday, September 3, 9:30 - 10:30
Where: Our classroom, Room 306, Yellow Wing
Who:  You, your peers, and some of your family members
What: Check out the classroom and meet friends

After your visit you may want to tour our school garden or go to the playground.  If you can’t make this event, I’ll see you on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8, at 8:20!

First Day of School Checklist
·      Healthy nut free snack
·      lunch (or choose school lunch)
·      school supplies (if you didn't bring them during the meet and greet)
·      backpack (or bag)
·      positive attitude 

While you're on our class blog, feel free to scope out some other things on here that will be helpful to you throughout the year.

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