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Spring Break Online Learning!


If you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off:  Learning!  All students who spends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning (120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.


Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or  JUST READ on your own.

Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts?  If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog.  This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.

If you read or listen to a book, enter your total  minutes here.

Reminders for this week!

Book talks are due tomorrow! Please make sure your child has done the following:

  • Read the entire book that they had chosen
  • Completed the note sheet that will help to present the book
  • Created a visual to go along with the book talk. This can be of your third graders choosing, but some ideas were given on the assignment sheet. This is just something to show that goes along with the book.

It would be a good idea to talk with your third grader about 2-3 parts of the book that they would like to share with the class as well as if they would recommend the book or not. We will briefly talk about a few of these things in class as well.

Thanks for your support in celebrating your child as a reader!!  🙂

The Talent Show is on Thursday! Please check the school blog for more information. Please let me know if your child will be staying for the rehearsal on Wednesday.

I hope you all have a wonderful spring break!!! Enjoy time with family and friends and take some time to have fun and relax too!  We’d love to hear what you are doing over break!

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What are you doing for spring break?  Let us know by filling out this survey!

This Week…

We have a busy four days this week!

We have our last two days of Spanish on Tuesday and Thursday. We have really enjoyed having the high school Spanish class coming to teach us!

Our Talent Show is on Thursday. We can’t wait. It will be GREAT!

We do not have school Friday and this will begin our SPRING BREAK!!!! I hope you all enjoy time with friends and family and I look forward to seeing our wonderful third graders again on Monday, April 12.

Miss Van Arkel  🙂