• Upcoming Events

    Find out about any upcoming Holidays, field trips, and/or events for our class and school

    Class Lists Posted

    September 4th 

    Anytime after 4pm on September 4th, come and find out which class you are in. Lists will be posted on the front door of Garfield school.

    Open House 

    September 8th

    Join us at Garfield Elementary for a meet and greet and ice cream social from 12-1pm!

    First Day of School!

    September 9th 

    Garfield Elementary starts on September 9th at 8:40; I look forward to seeing all students!

    Picture Day

    September 21st

    Don't forget to smile! 

    Curriculum Night

    September 24th @ 5:30

    Interested in learning more about the 3rd grade curriculum? Join us on September 24th at 5:30 to hear about Garfield plans and ask any questions you may have. 

    Half Day

    October 7th

    School will end at 11:45 a.m.

    No School

    October 16th

    Conference Week!

    October 27-29th 

    Please turn in your signed conference form before 10/14!

    Fall Fling

    October 30th from 6:30-8:30 join staff and students for a night of fun!

    Carnival-style games, a bounce house, a cupcake walk, and face painting! Costumes are welcome. Admission is $2 per person and $5 per family. 

    Half Day

    11:45 dismissal

    November 4th, 2015

    Performing Arts Assembly 

    November 5th

    Join us! 

    Lifeskills/Cookie Dough Kickoff Assembly

    November 6th

    Join us at 9:30-3rd grade will be hosting!

    Veterans Day

    November 11th

    No School

    Thanksgiving

    November 26th

    No School

    Black Friday

    November 27th 

    No School

    Garfield Food Drive

    November 20th-December 4th

    Join us in collecting food and other non-perishables for members of community who need support

    Early Release

    December 2nd

    Dismissal at 11:45am

    Winter Concert

    December 3rd 

    Join us for our winter celebration for Kindergarten through third grade at 6pm on December 3rd!

    Winter Break

    December 21st-January 1st

    Happy Holidays

  • Classroom Updates

    Catch up on what we have been learning, weekly newsletters, and other classroom updates

    Plastic containers needed!

    Math Materials

    We are collecting plastic bottles of various sizes for our October Bridges math unit. Please hang on to any you may use or recycle and turn them in to the brown cardboard box outside our classroom door! 

     

    Family Tree Unit

    Starting the week of October 5th 

    We will be beginning a unit on diverse cultures in America, starting by looking into our personal family history. Help your student by discussing your family history and writing a list of known relatives, sending in pictures, recipes, and/or traditions. 

    5 Paragraph Essays

    Writing Practice

    We are starting to write 5 paragraph essays. Ask your student about key elements of an essay at home!

  • Contact Information

    If you have any requests or questions, leave them in the comment section below and they will be sent directly to my Olympia School District email! Thank you for your feedback and communication. 

  • Weekly Homework Assignments

    Keep up to date on your student's latest assignments!

     

    Math homework is assigned on Wednesdays and Fridays. Your student will be expected to turn in all math homework from the week the following Wednesday.

     

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO READ 20 MINUTES DAILY

    Mondays

    All Monday assignments will be listed below

    9/14: Read 20 minutes

    9/21: Read 20 minutes

    9/28: Read 20 minutes

    10/5: Family History Unit Begins! (See the letter sent home for more information) Please send students to school with a list of relatives they can use to design a family tree poster.

    11/23: "Construction Paper, Scooters & Snails" (Bridges pages 51-52)

     

    Tuesdays

    All Tuesday assignments will be listed below

    9/15: Read 20 minutes, science packet (How My Needs Are Met)

    9/22: Read 20 minutes

    9/29: Read 20 minutes

    10/6: Family History Unit! (See the letter sent home for more information) Please send students to school with a list of relatives they can use to design a family tree poster.

    Wednesdays

    All Wednesday assignments will be listed below

    9/16: Read 20 minutes

    9/23: Read 20 minutes / "Sums & Differences" (Bridges pages 9-10)

    9/30: Read 20 minutes

    10/7: Family History Unit! (See the letter sent home for more information) Please send students to school with a list of relatives they can use to design a family tree poster. / "Double Digit Addition" (Bridges pages 17-18)

    10/14: "Stamp Challenges" (Bridges pages 23-24)

    10/21: "Story Problems & Number Line Puzzles" (Bridges pages 29-30)

    11/18: "Rounding to Tens & Hundreds" (Bridges pages 47-48)

    Thursdays

    All Thursday assignments will be listed below

    9/17: Read 20 minutes, science (Environmental Stewardship) - this assignment has a rolling deadline and can be turned in at any point over the next few weeks

    9/24: Read 20 minutes

    10/1: Read 20 minutes

    10/8: Family History Unit! (See the letter sent home for more information) Please send students to school with a list of relatives they can use to design a family tree poster AND a recipe or tradition they can share with the class.

    10/15: "Leaves & Flower Petals" (Bridges pages 25-26)

    Fridays

    All Friday assignments will be listed below

    9/18: Read 20 minutes / "Of Mice & Moles" (Bridges pages 7-8)

    9/25: Read 20 minutes / "Adding 10s" (Bridges pages 11-12)

    10/2: Read 20 minutes / "Making Ten" (Bridges pages 15-16)

    10/9: Family History Unit! (See the letter sent home for more information) Please send students to school with a list of relatives they can use to design a family tree poster AND a recipe or tradition they can share with the class. / "Patterns and Sums" (Bridges pages 19-20)

    10/16: NO SCHOOL

    10/23: "More Windows" (Bridges pages 31-32)

    11/20: "Two-Digit Addition, Card Collecting & Shopping" (Bridges pages 49-50)