Mrs. Williamson’s Grade 3
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Terri Williamson and I am excited to be your child’s grade three teacher. I am returning to grade three after many years in other teaching positions and am truly thrilled to be back! I welcome your participation in our joint effort to make this year the best it can be for your child and all children in our class. The grade three year is busy due to each subject area demanding more complex understanding. Grade 3 is a cross-roads between “learning to read” and “reading to learn” . Students will be working cooperatively, in partners and teams, as well as more independently. Grade 3’s are up to the challenge of becoming the leaders of our school. As leaders, the students and I will work together to create a welcoming and safe classroom/school where each student contributes by putting their best effort forward to meet their learning goals. I am looking forward to beginning and continuing to get to know your lovely children and guiding them on their learning journeys.
Email – email@example.com
Class Blog – http://twilliamsonaz.edublogs.org/
- Allergies/Medical Concerns:
There are students in class with severe allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Please do not send any items with these items. Also, if there are other allergies or medical issues that I am not aware of please let me know so that we can take the appropriate action.
- Classroom Communication/Newsletters:
Monthly Newsletters and weekly photos/posts will be on our Class Blog – I will subscribe all of you to the subscription list so whenever we put up a new post you will be emailed. The class calendar, links, and information are all posted on this site. If you have any questions please let me know. I will be talking about the blog at Open House.
- Student Month at a Glance Agendas:
Agendas support your child’s organizational skills and keep us all accountable for notes, reading each night, and communicating. Along with the agenda, students will bring a book home to read. Please out an initial in the date box on the calendar when they complete their homework.
- Indoor/Outdoor shoes
Students do need inside and outside shoes. The inside shoes should be good for gym and with non-marking soles.
- Water Bottles/Food
Please send your child with a water bottle. Water is important to keep our bodies and minds working well. Please only put water in your child’s water bottle. Juice or other drinks can be placed in their lunch kits for lunch. Milk and Pizza orders will be sent out in the next week or so – Milk will not begin until October.
For the month of September we will be reading each week night for at least 20min. per day. In October I will add some math work as well as reading.
- Parent Participation
Parents are welcome to volunteer in the class at any time. We do require that you get a criminal check before doing so though – District Policy. If you would like to come in on a regular basis please let me know so that I can work with you to ensure you are volunteering in a capacity that suits you.
- Messages and Early Pick-up
If, during the school day, you need to give your child a message personally please sign in at the office first. If you are picking up your child early please stop in at the office and they will call your child down.
Sept. 5th – First day of Regular Classes
Sept. 8th – Half Day for students (11:50 Dismissal)
Sept. 20th – Open House 6:30pm
Sept. 22nd – Half Day for students (11:50 Dismissal)
Sept. 25th – Geoscience Center Trip 9-11am
Sept. 28th – Terry Fox Run 11:15 Grade 3’s run – Afterward Family Picnic/Dance Party
In the first few weeks we will working together to create a welcoming, healthy learning community. I look forward to seeing you all at Open House on the 20th!
Please contact me if you have any questions. 🙂
*** This will be the only paper copy of a Class Newsletter this year (unless you let me know you want a paper copy)**** Please see our class blog for new posts and next month’s Newsletter.