|Room 10, Mrs. Vaughan's Class||
As I'm getting our classroom ready and beginning my second year at Ridgeview, I'm thinking about all of the students who will be filling the space. We have so many great things to do this year! I'm not new to teaching, but every year is a NEW beginning. That's one of the things I love about this job. Third grade is such an important year. Students are moving from being little kids to bigger kids. I look forward to being a part of this process. We're going to learn and laugh and create fun memories! Let's do this!
We ended September well! Not only are we getting much better at our routines and how to do third grade, we also got to work with clay on Friday! On Thursday we finally made our 'touchdown' that we've been working on since school started. As a whole class we have earned yards here and there for being respectful in and out of our classroom, working as a team to make our room a safe place, and making responsible choices that help everyone learn. It took a whole month to get 50 yards, but we did it! Now we will celebrate. We voted on a PJ Day, which will happen this Tuesday. We should be able to get some fun photos on that day!
We made it through our first 5 day week. A lot was accomplished. We started learning cursive, revisited and revised our class rules, played some fun PE games, talked about and practiced Bucket Filling, worked on Place Value and Story Structure and even started writing our own stories. Our week ended with us being even better at many of our routines. We also got to enjoy Popcorn on Friday and an art project. We learned about bus safety and completed all of our beginning of the year testing. The kids might be tired after all that! Looking forward to next week!
We had a great start with our short three day week. It didn't feel so short some afternoons, as we worked on building stamina after having the summer off, but we persevered!
In just a few days I learned the names of all of the students and they worked on learning the names of each of their classmates. We shared our 'brown bags' to learn more about each other and played the 'Name Game' a couple of times. We learned a new game in PE and did some watercoloring that you'll be able to see at Parent Night. On top of that, we used our Chrome Books, learning how to log in with our usernames and passwords, follow links, and complete tasks. We also watched a couple of short videos about how our brains work and how we can actually benefit from mistakes. After Parent Night on Tues., (at 6:30, in Room 10), you'll be able to view those same videos on your own devices.
There were many more things we accomplished; too many to list here! You'll get to see and learn much more about our classroom on Tuesday night. See you then!
As I'm getting our classroom ready, I'm thinking about all of the students who will be filling the space. We have so many great things to do this year! I'm not new to teaching, but every year is a NEW beginning. That's one of the things I love about this job. 3rd grade is such an important year. Students are moving from being little kids to bigger kids. I look forward to being a part of this process. We're going to learn and laugh and create fun memories! Let's do this!