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May 24th, 2017 – Happy Summer!

Hello Families,

It has been my pleasure being your child’s teacher this year.  I will never forget them, and I hope they remember third grade for many years to come!

Best wishes to you all for a fun and safe summer!

Eric Wachter

May 22nd, 2017 – Portfolios, DVDs and Fishing

Hello Families!

I am in a state of shock, but the final week of the year has arrived.  It seems like only yesterday the year was beginning, and I was getting to know your kids.  Now, the end has come.  To me, the first and last days of school are kind of romantic, in that it brings back so many memories of my childhood.  I can only hope your child has enjoyed the year as much as I have.

Today, your child should have brought home his/her “School Days…” portfolio and DVD.  Their final homework assignment was to share these items with you, so I hope you have time to look them over and reminisce on the year that was third grade.

Just a reminder that our last day fishing trip will take place from approximately 12:30 to 2:30 at Bowling Lake.  No equipment is needed…just some comfortable shoes and an eager attitude!  🙂  Should you want to join us, simply fill out the volunteer registration online (see the fishing note in the “Events” tab above for the link) and you’re good to go!

Thanks for reading and all your help this year!

Eric Wachter

May 8th, 2017 – Return to Normalcy?

Good Morning Families,

This week, we’ll return to normal…mostly!  No chicks hatching, no field trips to Memorial Stadium…just business as usual.  We’ll have our final spelling list of the year, and end the week with our Embryology assessment.  I hope your child came home with lots of stories and fond memories of our fuzzy little friends.  Check out the pictures link on the site, as I’ll add a few class pictures of the chickadees (and Memorial Stadium).  But, while they are fun, it’s always nice to get back to the regular routine.

We do have one really fun event scheduled for this Wednesday that is definitely not normal!  We have been practicing fractions for the past two weeks during Interventions.  Each day we review a skill, and if a child can answer the “exit question” correctly, that child earns a “piece of pie” coupon.  Today, one of those coupons will be drawn from each Math class and that student will have the chance to SMASH a pie into Mr. Roberson’s face!  We’ve done this for several years and it’s been a great way to motivate the students to earn those coupons.  Mr. Roberson does a great job egging the kids on, but it’s the students that will have the last laugh!  🙂

Your child should have brought home an informational letter regarding our last day of school fishing trip to Bowling Lake.  If you would like to join us, please go online and fill out the volunteer form information.  If you already did this for the Memorial Stadium trip, there is no need to fill it out twice.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Mr. Wachter

May 1st, 2017 – “A chick, chick here and a…Husker athlete there?”

Good Morning Families!

I am just amazed we’re already upon the last three full weeks of school.  While we are wrapping things up, there is soooooo many fun things yet to do!

This week our little chickadees will be hatching.  Wednesday will be a big day for us, as they are due break out.  We had 12/12 eggs developing properly two weeks ago, so hopefully we’ll have a good batch!

We will also…rain or shine…take our tour of the UNL Athletic Department facilities on Wednesday.  The majority of this trip is indoors, but we will have a chance to run out on the field and take some pictures.  Please have your kids wear Husker red, if possible, and wear a light jacket in case of rain.

If you’re planning on joining us, you will have had to sign up as field trip volunteer (those were the pink sheets that came home).  We will meet at the Tom Osborne statue on the NW corner of the stadium and begin our tour at 10:30.  It takes roughly and hour, and we’ll board the bus and return to school by 12:00.

Cameras are allowed at school for both the chicks and the field trip.  I will also be taking A LOT of pictures, and the kids will all get copies in their end of the year portfolios.

Because of the chicks and the field trip (and a few other oddities this week), we will not be having a spelling list.  We just won’t have the proper amount of time to study in class with all our extra curricular activities.  That leaves us with one final spelling list next week (Unit 6, Week 5).

As always, thanks for reading and for everything you do to help your child succeed in school!

Eric Wachter