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Hi 3rd Graders!!
I miss you! I can’t believe all this snow we have!  It’s not so fun taking Stella outside because it is so windy and cold!! I hope you are staying safe and warm.

My last post shared about Mrs. Reagan’s snow day learning challenge. I hope you have been doing lots of reading and MobyMax math fact practice. You could help our class win a PIZZA PARTY!!  Keep up the good work!

I have a challenge for you, too!! I found this SNOW DAY BINGO and thought it would be fun to share. Take a look at the Bingo card and choose 5 things that you have done or will be doing on one of our snow days. Write them down and have mom or dad sign it. Bring it to school to share with me and I’d love to give you a special prize!
REMEMBER: DO NOT go outside when the temperatures are extremely cold. Talk to mom or dad first!

Have fun!
Ms Van Arkel 🙂



Summer Reading Challenge!

The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer. The  Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. This is a fun and easy way to have your child read this summer, earning digital rewards and participating in weekly challenges.

Also available for download are age appropriate booklists and a Reading Timer mobile app for timing and tracking reading minutes. 

I have registered our class in the Summer Reading Challenge. Your child will come home with their username and password to help get them started. I encourage you to use this as a great tool to keep track of reading this summer!

Please visit the Summer Reading Challenge to log in and get started!

Miss Van Arkel   🙂