Welcome Super Stars!

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Dear Third Grader!

WELCOME BACK to the 2018-2019 school year!!  My name is Mrs. Szpotek and I am so excited that you will be in my classroom this year!  I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to SHINE in Third Grade!  I am so excited to see your familiar faces and to meet new faces at the World of Welcome on from 12:00-1:00 on Wednesday August 29.  If you have your supplies, you may want to bring them on this day.  If you are unable to come to the World of Welcome, I will see you on Tuesday, September 4!

Now let me tell you about your classroom!  You will be in room 3A this year.  We have a whole year of discovery and fun learning ahead of us! Here are just a few exciting things you will learn about and experience in Third Grade:

  • Team building STEM projects
  • Genius Hour
  • Flexible Seating
  • Exciting science experiments
  • Exploring our great state of Michigan
  • Learning about multiplication and division
  • Awesome field trips

Our first day of school will be a half day.  School will start at 8:10 and we will dismiss at 11:25.  Third Graders will line up in the back of the school, on the blacktop, next to the playground. When the bell rings at 8:05, students will be allowed into the building. On the first day of school, students will come directly into the classroom with all of their things.  Our classroom is located downstairs in the corner, Room 3A.  For the first day, please bring:

  • backpack and school supplies
  • healthy morning snack (PEANUT FREE - no chips, candy or cookies)
  • 1-2 favorite books (this will be kept at school for the first week)
  • dismissal information (bus #, pick up, or school age care

If you did not pre-order a school supply kit and need to purchase supplies, you can find the list on my webpage.  On the first day of school,  we will sort through all the supplies.  Please DO NOT LABEL ANY SUPPLIES.  This year, we will be doing flexible seating.  This will mean that many of our supplies will be shared as a classroom.   Your child may want to bring a SMALL supply box for their work area.

Are you ready for this adventure??  I'm sure you are!!  I can't wait for our year together to begin. Enjoy the last few days of summer!  I will see you soon!


Mrs. Szpotek

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