Classroom News

 

June Newsletter

June is here and the end of the school year is right around the corner.  During this last month of school, the third grade students will be participating in fun activities. Field Day will be held on June 4th with the rain date being June 5th.  Mrs. Drenzek will host a movie on June 7th for students who have completed all homework assignments.  Scientists from High Touch-High Tech will conduct a weather experiment with all third graders on June 13th.  Our Flag Day ceremony will be held on June 14th.

Please visit the library over the summer and encourage your child to read.  This will help keep reading skills sharp for an easier transition to fourth grade.  Our librarian, Mr. Sulkis, will be speaking to students about summer reading.  You can find Governor Malloy’s Summer Reading Journey on, whschools.org., our school website. Your child should use the reading journal to record the titles of all books that he/she reads. Please return the reading journal in August to your child’s fourth grade teacher.

Reading and fact practice will help your child prepare for the challenges of 4th grade. Always stress the importance of reading whether it’s reading chapter books, picture books, comic books, magazines, newspapers, billboard signs, recipes, menus, or even directions. Reading on a daily basis will strengthen your child’s skills. Also, continue to encourage your child to practice multiplication and division facts over the summer. They should continue to use Xtramath.com throughout the summer.  Another highly recommended website your child could utilize over the summer is Khan Academy.  This website is sure to improve math skills and concepts. All you have to do is sign up for it.

The third grade students have worked hard and should be proud of their accomplishments and growth over the year.  I’ve enjoyed working with you and your child, and I thank you for all of your support throughout the year.  I wish all the students success in the future.  I am looking forward to seeing them as 4th graders in August!
Have a safe and happy summer!