Saturday, August 25, 2012

Our Classroom Community

What a fantastic 1st week of school! It was great meeting all of you and your wonderful students. A lot of time was spent getting to know each other and building our classroom community. We set several personal and classroom goals, and will be checking in on them throughout the year.

We started working on some phonics and vocabulary assessments that we'll be continuing next week. The students also learned how to write a few cursive letters and their first cursive word:


Coming up this week:
  • Students, bring your "What's my Bag?" assignments on Monday.
  • Students also must sign and return the "Oak School Behavior Contract" on Monday.
  • Parents, Back to School Night is on Wednesday 8/29. There is a community meeting for all grades at the flag poll at 7:15pm and my classroom presentation will follow from 7:30 - 8:00pm.
  • Wednesday is a minimum day. School ends at 12:15pm.
  • We'll also be kicking off our Starting Arts program this week!
  • We're starting our weekly poll for the students. They can vote now until Friday and we'll reveal the results during our class meeting. You can find the poll to the right of this post.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Andersen

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome to Third Grade!

Hello Students and Parents! I'm so excited to have you in my class this year. We're going to have a great time together as we learn about everything from cursive to times tables. I have a lot of wonderful plans for the year and can't wait to get started this Wednesday at 8:15am. Get ready to work very hard and also have a lot of fun.

This site is your resource for understanding what's going on in the classroom and how you can help out. Parents, please review the checklist tab above, so you know what materials you'll need by the end of the first week. Also, feel free to fill out the volunteer form and let me know when you're available to come help out in the classroom.

Please come back regularly for new updates on important dates, projects we're working on, and helpful student resources. I'm always available by phone or email and promise to get back to you very quickly.

Here's to a fantastic school year!

Mrs. Andersen