Welcome Letter to Students

Dear Third Graders,

I bet you are really excited about beginning a new year. I am too.  I am eager to meet you and to spend the school year learning together and making new friends. We will have a great time with excellent science units and our interesting social studies curriculum. I know you are ready to explore new math concepts, read challenging books and write for many purposes.

On the first day of school, please bring a brown paper bag with three-five items that tell about you and your interests.  For example, you may bring pictures, something related to a hobby or sport, or a souvenir from a special occasion or vacation.  We will share our special items with each other during the first week of school.  I will be bringing items too!

To help us get prepared for learning, you’ll need the supplies listed below   Please bring these in the first week of school we can set up our class routines quickly.

  • 1 picture of you and your family

  • 3 black and white marble composition notebooks (labeled with your name & Reading, Writing, and Word Study)

  • 5 plastic, 2-pocket folders, in an assortment of colors (labeled with your name & Reading, Writing, Take Home, Finish Me, and Other)

  • 1 yellow legal writing pad

  • at least 3 packages of 3" by 3" post it notes

  • 1 hard pencil case with at least 2 dozen sharpened pencils

  • 1 package of crayons (no more than 24)

  • 1 pack of 8 sharpened colored pencils

  • 2 or more fine point dry erase marker (Ex: EXPO marker)

  • 2 glue sticks

  • 1 black Sharpie marker

  • 1 roll of tape

  • 2-3 boxes of facial tissues

  • smock for Art

Enjoy the rest of your summer!  I can’t wait to meet you in September.  We are going to have a great year together.

Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th. It is a full day, so remember to bring a healthy snack.

Your new teacher,

Ms. Koney