September 10, 2021
Hello Grade 3 Parents!
We have had a fantastic start to our 2021–2022 school year! Each of our classes has come together nicely as we focused on Getting to Know You games our first 3 days back. In accordance with our School Development Plan, we have plunged into Wellness by reading several books and doing activities directly related to this important topic. We began with, ‘The Way I Feel’, which took us on a merry path through a gamut of emotions! After discussing and relating personal stories to each emotion, we agreed that, “Feelings come and feelings go. I never know what they’ll be. Silly or angry, happy or sad – They’re all a part of me!” Next, we read, ‘What Does It Mean to Be Present?’ which examined and gave examples of ways in which we can always stay in each moment that we experience. We summed up our lesson by realizing, “Being present means living in the moment. It means realizing that…yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift – That’s why we call it the present!” Presently we are examining anger with the storybooks ‘Anh’s Anger’ and ‘Steps and Stones’. The students are creating Anger Monsters from found materials that represent what their own anger looks like. We just can’t wait to put them up on the wall!
As a reminder, please return the School Demographic, Health Concerns, and Technology forms to the office. Also, please be sure your child has a solid breakfast, sufficient snacks, and a good well-rounded lunch. If your child has not had breakfast, please provide them with extra food that they may eat upon arrival. Please send headphones (not earbuds) to be kept at school for the year. Headphones purchased from the dollar store are sufficient.
We are looking forward to learning more about your child from you, during our Meet the Teacher conversations.
Ms. Vicki and Mrs. Milligan