Happy President’s Day!! Today we read all about how this holiday came to be. Originally the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington were celebrated on separate days. It was in 1971, when the holidays were combined, that we now honor all of our presidents on one day, the third Monday of February.
The kids are so loving the big piles of snow on our playground. They have some neat forts and tunnels going on back there. It seems there is something for everyone to do and no arguing or fighting. Makes life lots easier for the teachers too. Just wish it would warm up a little.
Be sure to help your child study their spelling words for this week. We took the pretest today and from the looks of things the words must be hard. Only 1 got 100% and doesn’t have to take the Friday test.
Just a heads up for tomorrow. The lunch menu has changed. April is serving cheese quesidillas. In case this is something your child doesn’t care for, you may want to send a cold lunch with them.
Thank you to all for the diligence within the families of finding creative ways of reading “The Rules” book. I know the children are loving the time your family is spending together.
Both the second and third graders will be bringing home new reading books tonight. We are now into the second half of our basals. I have asked each grade to read pages 12-13.
We will continue our STAR testing tomorrow. Second graders will be testing and one third grader who didn’t quite finish last Thursday. Please be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep so they can do their best. I am pleased with the results so far for the ones who have completed their testing.
Please remember to turn in your $10 family donation toward our class basket as soon as possible. This is for our classroom contribution toward the silent auction for the school fundraiser coming up on March 30th. I would like all money to by the end of February so I can begin to put our basket together.
Our study in religion right now is all about the Paschal mystery, Jesus’ suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension. It is leading us right into Lent which begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6th.
Second and third graders will be playing the handbells at this Wednesday’s mass. They will be performing Jesus Loves Me. Please come and join us and support our wonderful children as they share their musical talents. The following week will be the second and third grade mass. We would love to have you join us next Wednesday also.
Homework for tonight:
Math: Check My Progress worksheet
Reading: Read pages 12-13 Discuss vocabulary words.
Grammar: Grade 3 pages 95-96
Spelling Grade 3 pages 97-98
Practice your part for the readers’ theater.