As Advent begins and we await the birth of our Lord, we should be truly thankful for all our blessings. I can’t believe it is December and almost the end of another year! I’m sure we are all looking forward to a wonderful Christmas Vacation and the coming of 2018.
November flew by with our week off for Thanksgiving. A BIG thank you to those parents that helped to drive/chaperone our field trip to the Arboretum. It was a beautiful and educationally fun trip for all. Our next field trip is in January to the Museum of the American West on Thursday, January 18th.
Report cards have gone home and the students should have reflected on their strengths and areas that need improvement. There is always room for improvement, even with Outstanding grades, and they will be creating a behavior and academic goal to help guide them to achieve their very best next trimester. Also, their portfolio of 1st trimester work is going home at conferences so that you and your student(s) can view and review all that they have done so far in third grade. I hope you enjoy this time spent with your student(s) to reflect and praise and assess their efforts. They and you should be very proud as they all have some very special gifts.
December is a very busy month with the holidays approaching, but very important for all to end on a good note before we leave for a refreshing break. We have conferences with noon dismissals, a poetry book report to generate an enthusiasm for that genre, the School Christmas Concert to practice for, our Las Posadas to remember Mary and Joseph’s experience, and the School Christmas Program as a finale to the year on our last day before we leave for vacation.
I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!