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May 20th, 2019 – The End

Hello Families!

It’s always so bitter sweet to me when a school year comes to a close.  I’m always excited for the next step, but it’s so hard to say goodbye.  Spending the last 10 months with your kids is so rewarding!  Yet, the end of school is such an abrupt stop to our time.  I just hate endings.  I guess we better savor the next few days!

The kids will receive their “School Days…” portfolio tomorrow, as well as a DVD of pictures set to music.  It’s one of my favorite days of the year to see them look through their yearbooks, and reminisce as we watch the DVD together.  I will also send out a link to the video that you can download to your home computer.  I always tell the kids if they save nothing else from the year, please don’t lose their portfolios or the DVD.  They will enjoy them more and more as the years slide by!

Hopefully our fishing trip Thursday will not get interrupted or cancelled by rain.  Ugh!  We’re still scheduled to fish from 12:30 to 2:15ish.  Let’s cross our fingers for some nice weather!

Thank you all so much for allowing me to be your child’s teacher this year.  Hopefully they have learned as much from me as I’ve learned from them!  It’s been an amazing journey this year, and one I will not soon forget.  Best of luck to your kids and your family going forward, and I hope our paths will cross again!

Since I hate goodbyes, I will leave you with my favorite saying from my favorite school show Reading Rainbow, “I’ll see you next time.”  🙂

Eric Wachter

May 13, 2019 – Final Tests Week

Good Morning Families!

This week your children will wrap up both reading and math with final assessments.  We’ll spread them out over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so they aren’t so overwhelming.  In my math class, we’ll have a review lesson today with a review homework.  Tonight’s assignment will wrap up homework for the year.

This week the kids will also get to partake in Junior Achievement lessons.  A volunteer teacher will come to the class every day this week and teach lessons on how a city government is run.  These lessons will nicely compliment the lessons we’ll have this week about the history of Lincoln, and how our city has grown over time.

I hope you all have a great week and get to enjoy the nice weather!

Eric Wachter

May 6th, 2019 – The Home Stretch

Good Morning Families!

It’s hard for me to fathom the school year is drawing to a close.  With only three weeks remaining, we are truly in the home stretch.  The kids will wrap a couple of things up this week, including their last full week of reading lessons, and their last spelling test.  We’ll also put the finishing touches on our Personal Narratives in writing.  The kids are also completing their last few tasks that will go in their “School Days…” portfolio.  I’ve been assembling those, as well as a DVD of photographs this past couple of weeks and it’s so neat to see how they’ve grown the past 10 months.  It will be so hard to see them off to 4th grade!

In Math this week, we’ll continue our study of measurement and geometry.  The kids have been learning about different shapes, and keeping everything straight is quite confusing!  Hopefully we’ll have a good week of lessons as the Unit 7 test approaches.  In my class, I anticipate homework on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We’ll see how the lessons go Thursday and Friday I’ll determine then what homework they might have.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Eric Wachter