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September 10th, 2018 – Calm Bodies and Calm Minds

Hello Families!

This week our reading focus will be on problem solving, and how problems can lead to new ideas.  We’ll learn some neat lessons through our stories, and understand how persistence and patience can pay off with solutions to problems.  We will have spelling this week, so you can expect the list from Unit 1, Week 4 to come home Monday evening.

This week in Math, we’ll explore 4s, 1s and 0s with multiplication and division.  Last week, my class struggled during a couple of lessons, and our homework schedule was a bit off.  I think…yes, think…the kids will have homework on these nights (below) this week.  Most kids are doing a nice job returning their assignments on time.  Thanks for your help at home making sure your child stays caught up on his/her work.

Monday – No Homework

Tuesday – Homework 1-12

Wednesday – Homework 1-14

Thursday – No Homework

Friday – Homework 1-15

This week we’ll also take time to introduce and practice uppercase cursive letters during writing class.  Cursive is usually a fun skill to practice, so hopefully the kids will enjoy the lessons.

Lastly, you may recall your child was taught “Second Step” lessons each week in 2nd grade.  Those are continuing in third grade, and we generally have a new lesson every Monday.  They are designed to help kids overcome problems and struggles at school with academics and peer relations.  We’ve been working very hard on having a calm body and calm mind each day, and have been practicing extensively, especially when we transition from subject to subject.  This has been a real struggle at times, but we’ll keep plugging away to make each minute of our day successful and productive.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter

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