What a great day we had in Room 8. I am excited to begin a new school year with the students and families. I look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child. I will frequently update this site with classroom and school announcements, upcoming events, etc., so check in frequently. Please take time to look through the contents of today's "Thursday" envelope, as well as the links on our site - I'm happy to clarify or answer any questions you may have.
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Eclipse: We have purchased a pair of eclipse viewing glasses for each student. The price worked out to be about $2.50 per pair. Please consider contributing towards these glasses for your child and/or classmates. I'll have an envelope near the door of the classroom. We'll prepare for Monday's eclipse with science lessons this week.
It is so important that we help our students to have big plans for their current and future success. In many cases, this involves attending a college or university, and it's not to early to plant the seeds for these dreams in third grade. Today when the kids came to our rug area, the pennants were one of the first things that caught their attention and stimulated conversation. I would like to encourage this with classroom decor. If you or a family member attended (or are affiliated with in any way) a college or university, please consider donating a pennant to Room 8. I know this will be a collection that takes a while (years!) to develop, but it will be worthwhile in the questions and investigations that are stimulated in children.