Oct
06

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is coming up later this month. There are some great spirit days planned. Here’s a heads up in case you want to start planning outfits!

Red Ribbon Week

Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.

Monday, Oct. 26-  Be Brave! Have the power to “say no to drugs!” by dressing as your favorite super hero.

Tuesday, Oct. 27-  “I’m too bright for drugs!” Wear neon colors & sunglasses

Wednesday, Oct. 28-  “It’s CRAZY to do drugs!” Dress mismatched

Thursday, Oct. 29- “Think of all you can be when you stay drug free!” Dress as something you’d like to be when you grow up.

Friday, Oct. 30-  “Team up against drugs” Wear your favorite sports jersey

Oct
05

Global Read Aloud

All around the world today classrooms are kicking off the Global Read Aloud.  Teachers are reading aloud the same book to students in different schools.  This year’s chapter book for third grade is Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian. We are looking forward to hearing the book and making connections with students around the country and world. We have partnered with a class in Fishers, Indiana for some Flip Grid fun.  Ask your third grader to tell you about it!

Oct
02

Fun Friday

What a busy month we had at school in September! So busy in fact, that I apologize I didn’t find time to update this blog! We have been working hard to get used to our new schedule. Our days are filled with whole group writing instruction, spelling groups, comprehension groups, math fact fluency, math groups, Social Studies/Science Inquiry, and we’ve had PE and Maker Space for the past 2 weeks.  We have a room full of in-person learners and some Remote Learners joining us virtually each day. We definitely are busy, but are getting used to the routines and expectations of third grade. On Friday we take some time to reflect on behavior choices and see what work might need to get caught up on.  Those learners who have all responsibilities taken care of can enjoy a “Fun Friday” time. Today learners could play with Legos, card games, charades, or dominoes in small groups.  Here are a few pictures of today’s fun.

    

Sep
03

First Week of School

Although different than any other, this school year started off with a great first week! The kids were so excited to get back into school, see friends, and begin the “routines” they are familiar with. They took all the new safety precautions seriously and are doing a great job remembering them each day. We are socially distanced in our room, get hand sanitizer when we enter or exit the room, wear masks or face coverings, and spend the whole day together.

On the first day of school I read the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni. This little black fish has a brilliant idea to teach the little red fish to swim together in the shape of a large fish so they can go exploring through the ocean rather than just hide among the rocks, fearful of large fish.  This year third grade has a hallway bulletin board that features fish decorated by each student and teacher.  It says “We are all different, but we swim together in third grade.”  Just like Swimmy, I hope our class learns to work together to accomplish many exciting things this year as we swim together in our “school”. We may not be able to swim as closely as the little red fish did in the book, but we aren’t going to let fear hold us back from accomplishing new things and learning together!

    

We spent a lot of time this week learning how to navigate our computers and log-in to different resources and tools we will use for learning this year. We are slowly becoming more proficient at finding and completing independent assignments on our Google Classrooms.

We enjoyed a “Fun Thursday” extra recess as a reward for ending the week with lots of behavior stars and completing all our work!

  

Aug
27

Are you ready?

Mrs. Muhr’s children (Madelyn and Joshua) on the first day of school 2017…They’re much bigger now!

Monday is the first day of school.  Do you have your backpack ready?  Have you made plans to buy lunch or pack?  I am very excited to begin a new year with you. I have been busy preparing our classroom.  Don’t worry if you are feeling a little nervous about the first day. Even I feel that way. See you soon!

Aug
10

Welcome Survey

Parents, please click here to complete this quick survey to share with me your preferred contact information. I want to make sure I can easily communicate with you throughout the year.  Thank you for your time!

Aug
03

Back to School Shopping

school supplies

Hello Third Grade families,

Just wanted to fill you in on the items you might need for school as you begin to do back to school shopping.

* Your child will NOT need any folders or binders.  All third graders are provided with the same subject folders and homework folder.

* Your child will NOT need a pencil box or pencil pouch.  I will have a pencil pouch for each student to store their assigned supplies.

* Your child will NOT need to bring scissors, glue stick, crayons, dry erase marker and eraser. These will be assigned to each student.

* Each student will have a Chromebook laptop assigned to them for use throughout the day. Please bring a set of earbuds to use with this computer.  The earbuds will be stored in a labeled small baggie and kept in the student’s pencil pouch. Earbuds can be purchased at Dollar Tree, Wal-mart or similar stores.

* You will need to provide pencils and erasers throughout the year.  There will not be room in the pencil pouch to store a lot, so it’ll be a good idea to keep some extra pencils and erasers in your backpack that you can use to replenish your daily supply.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions before school begins!

Mrs. Muhr

julie_muhr@elanco.org

 

 

 

Aug
01

Hello Third Graders!

CC licensed photo shared by Flilcker user San Diego Shooter

I just wanted to say hello to my incoming third graders and their families.  I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing and safe summer. As the school year approaches I will be preparing our classroom with fresh bulletin boards, new folders and books, organized school supplies, and plans for lots of fun learning.  I hope you are also preparing for the year.  This summer try to read for at least a few minutes each day.  Practice math facts and concepts such as counting coins, skip counting, and telling time.  Write stories or  journal entries. Get some exercise and play in the sunshine. You can send me an email if you have any questions about our upcoming year.  See you soon!   Mrs. Muhr

Mar
17

Checking in on 3/17/20

Tuesday, March 17th

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all staying healthy. I miss you all! I sent a folder of papers home with my language arts and math students on our last day of class. I am waiting to hear from Dr. Hollister and Mrs. Andersen that we are allowed to start working on those things together. In the mean time, you can keep learning alive at your house.

Language Arts: You can keep reading your book packet books or other books for fun. You can write stories and post them on Seesaw for others to comment on.

Math: You can keep practicing flashcards, go on Prodigy and ST Math, or practice skills on IXL.

Everyone: You can start a Genius Hour project at your house where you explore and learn about a topic you are interested in.

Remember, you can email me anytime you want with questions or just to say hello.

Take care,
Mrs. Muhr

Mar
13

Spaghetti Dinner Postponed

In concern for your families’ health and welfare, PTO has decided to postpone the spaghetti dinner. If you already purchased tickets, please hold on to them. They will still be good on the new date. We apologize for any inconvenience but appreciate your understanding. We will notify you as soon as the new date is determined. If you have any questions, you are welcome to reach out to Mrs. Sensenig at 717-207-8898.

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