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Friday, June 15, 2018

Last Week of School!

Happy Summer 3B Parents!

I cannot believe this year has come to an end! It seems to have completely flown by and I am so sad to be saying goodbye to this amazing group of kids! This class is full of such loving, respectful, hardworking, and kind children. To say I will miss them is a huge understatement!

I also wanted to thank all of you for the support you’ve given me as your child’s teacher throughout the school year, especially with regards to my trip. I feel blessed to have had not only a really special class of students but also such supportive, dedicated parents this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you and wanted to thank you for working with me to help the students in 3B have an awesome year!

I also need to say a big thank you to all of you for being so incredibly generous by contributing to my class gift as well as going above and beyond and surprising me with a wedding gift as well! There are no words to describe how touched I was and how grateful I am for everything! 


Check out some pictures from the fun we had this last week!

























I wish all of you a relaxing, safe, and FUN summer! See you next fall!
Love,
Miss Davies (for the last time!)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Weekly Update: June 8, 2018

Happy Friday 3B Parents!

This week third grade enjoyed a wonderful trip to Stony Brook. Thank you to all who were able to chaperone! Please check out some pictures below!

Important Upcoming Events:
-Field Day (students should wear gym uniforms)-Monday, June 11th
-Last Day of School/Early Dismissal-Thursday, June 14th









Happy Friday 3B Parents!

This week third grade enjoyed a wonderful trip to Stony Brook. Thank you to all who were able to chaperone! Please check out some pictures below!

Important Upcoming Events:

-Field Day (students should wear gym uniforms)-Monday, June 11th
-Last Day of School/Early Dismissal-Thursday, June 14th


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sponsor a Child from Mogra Children's Center!


This winter, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a month with the amazing children at Mogra Children’s Center. Mogra is a Christian orphanage located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is home to 320 abandoned children. These children are full of love for God and each other. They see each other as one big family and they treated my parents and me just the same. I have never felt so welcomed. Despite an already above-level capacity, Mogra never turns a child in need away. They are a trusted organization of the government of Kenya and are consistently relied on to go out into the slums of Nairobi to retrieve babies, young children, and even teens who have been badly mistreated, abandoned, and in need of a home. It is easy to see how grateful and happy every single child feels to have found a home at Mogra.





  











To read more about my experience at Mogra and how valuable the sponsorship program is to the children and staff please check out my previous blog posts:



For $45 a month ($50 to cover PayPal fees) families can sponsor a child!
If you are interested in sponsoring a child from Mogra please visit their sponsorship website: http://www.mograchildrencentre.org/sponsorship/sponsorships

There you will find pictures and descriptions of the children still in need of a sponsor. After choosing a child and filling out the sponsorship form you will receive a confirmation email. From there, you will be contacted by an organization called Linked Through Love with the next steps to finalize the sponsorship.

Linked Through Love (LTL) is an organization started by one of Mogra’s long-term volunteers, Jolene Thomspon. Jolene spent a year volunteering at Mogra before returning home to Canada and founding LTL to help Mogra find Canadian and US sponsors for the children.
Jolene is the go-to person for any questions you may have regarding sponsorship. You can reach her by email at: jolene@linkedthroughlove.com

Please check out the photos and video below of Rahab, the sweet girl my fiancé and I are happily sponsoring!

Here is a video of when Rahab was told I would be her sponsor:





Shredrick, Jimna (the boys my parents are sponsoring) and Rahab!
Sharlyne!-The sweet girl now being sponsored by the BSS community!




Friday, May 18, 2018

Weekly Update: May 18, 2018


Happy Friday 3B Parents!

The students have been continuing to work hard and stay focused as we move toward the end of the year.

Thank you for the quick return of permission slips! I will be in touch shortly with those who have volunteered to chaperone. If your child has not yet returned the slip please have them do so by next Tuesday, May 22nd.

Important Upcoming Events:
-Stony Brook Field Trip—Thursday, June 7th
-Casual Day for Mogra!-Friday, May 25th
-No School-Monday, May 28th
-Student Art Show-Thursday, May 31st at 6pm

Reading: This week, lessons focused on Fairy Tales. We read the book, Princess Hyacinth. As we read, we discussed elements of a fairy tale and related those elements to those of the story.

Next week, students will begin learning about informational text features as we read, I Wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly.

Math: Next week, we will start working through Topic 11.  This topic introduces students to geometric vocabulary and asks them to name shapes and angles. Students will be filling out vocabulary terms in their interactive notebooks and will be asked to study these as vocabulary is the number one obstacle in this topic. They will have a quiz on these terms next Friday.

Writing: Students have finished drafting and publishing their persuasive writing assignments! They worked hard this week typing up their 5 paragraph essays voicing their opinions on a topic. Look for these in their writing portfolio!

Science: Students began exploring magnets this week with an experiment. Each partner set was given a bag of objects. The students sorted these items into two groups, objects that they believe will stick to magnets and objects that they don’t think will. They then tested each object by using a magnet. Students were surprised that some metal objects did not attract the magnet. They eventually learned that magnets only attract objects containing iron.







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