What an exciting event! Today we had the honor of meeting Amanda Pelkey, the Olympic Gold Medal winner of The USA women's hockey team! Amanda shared with us how she made her Dream a Plan, (our theme this year) and the importance of teamwork. The students had many questions and Amanda answered as many as she could! She even gave her autograph! It was truly a wonderful event for all of us.
As February break approaches, I wanted to update everyone on what is happening in our classroom. We have been very busy! In Literacy we just completed a unit on Greek Mythology and we are starting a nonfiction unit, focussing on answering questions from text. We are learning about Force and Motion in Theme and have recently built a roller coaster in the classroom! Ask your child about it and the energy transfer that takes place on a rollercoaster. We had a lot of fun!
We will be having a Valentine's Day valentine exchange on Wednesday. If you would like to contribute a snack for that afternoon please let me know. The class list is below:
Winter temperatures are here! Please have your child dress warmly!
Scott's Third and Fourth Grades
June 21, 2017
Have a healthy safe summer!
This year flew so quickly! I have enjoyed your children immensely! Although I
am always sad to send my fourth graders on, this year it is more so! What a wonderful group they are, and such great leaders for my third graders. I will miss them and their smiles and their eagerness to learn.
This year our students learned so much about our world. This unit of study taught them not only basic geography, but map skills, informational text reading and writing, and even some math! There were also many hands-on projects. This was a heavy unit! Many third graders are still learning to read at the beginning of the year, but all made the transfer of reading to learn. I am always so impressed with these eight year old children!
I would also like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year. Thank you to the chaperones, volunteers, fund-raising supporters, guest readers, and parents who called or popped in to show interest in their child's progress! It is not a wonder I had such a great group of children!
We are still in the interviewing process for two of our new 5/6 teachers so I am sorry to say that I am unable to inform all fourth graders of their new teacher.
Students and parents will receive that information before the fall.
For my new Fourth Graders: Get ready to go on another adventure in the fall! We have a brand new unit of study and I can't wait to help you discover it! I'll tell you about it later in the summer. For now just enjoy the summer! You will have the job of being a mentor to a new third grader, just like you had when you entered third grade. Be ready to be as supportive as you can because this will be all new to them!
Please have a safe, healthy, happy summer! Wear a helmet, read a book or two, and as always, practice your multiplication facts! See you soon!
Woo-hoo! Summer Vacation!