Classroom News of
September 6, 2013
We have had a wonderful
beginning to our Third Grade school year! ! It has been delightful meeting your children
and watching them begin to come together as a class community. We have been busy settling back into the routine of school
as we rekindle old friendships, meet new friends and learn new classroom
routines and schedules.
Here is some important information for
–Gym and Music (please wear or bring sneakers)
– Gym and Music (please wear or bring sneakers)
–All School Meeting/Learning Buddies
note that third grade specials start at 8:50, making it especially important
for your child to arrive to school on time.
child should bring a healthy snack and
drink (water is great!) everyday. Please
be aware that children should NOT bring any foods that have nuts to eat at
snack time due to nut allergies. We need to keep all of the students safe. Thank
you for your cooperation.
**Please be sure
to return all necessary forms as soon as possible. This includes the dismissal form, Parent Permission Form,
and Emergency Contact information.
If you need a new one please let me know.
Lexington classrooms have food-free celebrations. We will celebrate each child’s birthday
with a song, a story, a small gift from The Birthday Box and a special birthday
sticker and pencil. Summer birthdays will be celebrated during the last week of
the school year. On your child’s birthday, please send in one of your child’s
favorite books so that we may read it aloud to the class.
Homework will be
given Monday through Thursday.
Your child’s blue homework/home communication folder and planner will go
home each day with assignments to be completed, and should be returned to school
each day with their completed homework. The expectation in third grade is to
complete 20-30 minutes of homework a night. Reading for 20 minutes is always homework! There is no
homework on Fridays.
are given to each of your children.
Such items as a clock, calculator, and measuring tape are included. In addition to the items provided, I
would appreciate your support in obtaining some coins for your children to use
during math time. Your child
should bring in 10 quarters, 10 dimes,
10 nickels, and 30 pennies. They should be sent in a plastic bag or empty
film canister with the students’ name on it.
Graders say good-bye to their teachers in the classroom. If your child is
picked up on the playground you should make a meeting plan so they know where
to look for you. Many children want to play on the playground after school, so
you should discuss your expectations for them at dismissal time.
for any reason there is a change in dismissal, please send a note to school. Do
not email dismissal changes, as I might not get the message in time. If you
have a change in dismissal during the day, please call the main office (781)-541-5001)
and they will deliver the message to our classroom. If you are picking up your
child early from school you must to go to the main office to sign him/her out
and the office will call down to our classroom.
I always welcome your comments, questions and
feedback. Please never hesitate to contact me. I look forward to collaborating
with you throughout this school year.
It’s going to be a great year!