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September 11th – A Day to Remember

Hello Families,

Good morning!  I hope you all had a nice weekend, and are ready to crank up a new week.

It’s hard believe 16 years have passed since the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.  Like many of you, I will never forget that day.  A teacher right across the hall from me lost her niece in the attack, and I will always remember the sadness and pain as she overcame that event.  I wanted to let you know that your child will be learning of the events of that day on a very modified, third grade (less scary!) level this week.   I will also read “The Tin Forest,” a very uplifting book about changing the world in a positive way.  We will end our week by enjoying a Reading Rainbow episode that features a group of kids and their school that were directly effected by that day.  The message is emotional, but the episode does a beautiful job reminding kids all the good things that can come from tragedy.

In Literacy, we are in Unit 1, Week 4.  The kids will have spelling this week.  Among other things, we’ll practice cause and effect, metaphors and proper sentence structure.  We focused on sentence subjects last week, and will focus on sentence predicates this week.

In Math, we’ll continue our journey mastering Math facts, and the concepts of problem solving multiplication and division word problems.  We’ll explore 4s, as well as review 2s, 3s, 5s, 9s and 10s.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Eric Wachter

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