I hope everyone had a restful, healthy spring break. We have ECO this Thursday and the woods are still wet. Please be sure that your child is prepared to participate in our ECO lesson. It would be a great idea to send in an extra pair of indoor shoes and a change of clothes in case they get wet.
We are starting a new Theme unit about landforms and how they contribute to farming. We will be looking at land and its changes over time, both naturally and changes made by people. We will wrap this unit up with field trips to local farms and to Billings Farm in Woodstock, where the children will learn what it’s like to be a child on a farm in the 1800's. It promises to be a lot of fun!
Please stay tuned for information about our upcoming field trips as we would love to have volunteer chaperones on these trips. Thanks for all of your support!
Next week we will be doing the first part of our mandated standardized testing, the SBAC. For third graders this is the first time and can be a little stressful. Please ensure your child that they only need to do their best and take it seriously, but at the same time, know that this is not a report card grade. So many of the kids worry about that! There will be scheduled breaks, including outside breaks, and snacks for the children while they test. We have also split up the testing so that it is not such a long time sitting in front of a screen. Please call with any questions or concerns, and as always, you are more than welcome to pop in!