Week of February 29th to March 4th

Monday- Leap Day

Today we will use our math skills, reading skills and writing skills to explore the idea of a Leap Day and Leap Year. What is it? Why do we have an extra day? What will you do with your extra day?


Tuesday- March 1st

Students continue to practice keyboarding at school each Tuesday for 20 minutes. We use the online typingweb.com website. Students don’t need their own account to practice their typing. The class goal is 100% accuracy at 15 wpm. Many students report that they practice at home too. Keyboarding at 15 or more wpm will help them as they move through the grades.

Wednesday- March 2nd

Today is Read Across America’s celebration for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. The 3rd graders will team up with their preschool buddies to read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Please send in Dr. Seuss books from home for Wednesday. Make sure names are clearly written inside so that they are returned at the end of the day. Thank you!

Thursday-March 3rd

Please join us at 1:00 in Egan Hall for the spring musical, Lion King Jr. It promises to be very entertaining and the sets are amazing.

Friday- March 4th

Junior Achievement lessons by Miss Jensen, an SPU economics student, continue on Friday afternoon. The students are creating 3 dimensional communities and discussing the economy of a city. Check out our city in the photos below.

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Please join us at 2:30 for Stations of the Cross in the church. It really is a meditative and spiritual way to celebrate Lent. The students are peaceful and reverent during this 30 minute tradition. If you come, please sit with us, on the right near the front. We love to have parents celebrate our faith with us.

We Have Weathered the Storm!!

The flu, strep and various other illnesses hit the 3rd grade hard in February! All but a few were touched by one illness or another. I had a fever for 8 days straight (all through winter break) which never happens to me.

I have talked a lot in class about being mindful of where hands have been and if they need to be washed. I am teaching the students to sing, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, 2 times as they wash with soap, water and friction. You might have a helpful song that you use at home too. Anything to help them remember to wash completely.

We could have had it worse though. Here is a picture of people convalescing during the 1918 Spanish flu that infected 500 million world wide! I will now count my blessings.

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