GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

The Wonderful First Few Days

on September 7, 2013

Well, I am very excited to tell you all that we had a fantastic first two days of school! To get to know one another the Grade 3&4 class spent time creating a giant puzzle, filling their individual pieces with things or activities they like and characteristics of themselves. They even had an opportunity to share their pieces with their classmates. I am especially proud of the shy students who bravely stood up to present their work! I realize that’s not an easy thing to do. However, isn’t it great to know that we can all trust one another to listen respectfully and to root for those students who find public speaking a challenge? I was very impressed!

The first day was also filled with learning about how the classroom works. We went over the school rules and discussed what each of these rules looks like when put into practice. Students took the time to illustrate the rules to put on display in the classroom. Also, the students learned how to “Give Me Five!” Parents, I encourage you to ask your child what this procedure means and what the five things are that they have to do when “giving five.”

Of course, our trip to Orwell Corner Historical Village was wonderfully fun-filled and informative. Students went on a tour of the old buildings, learning about the schoolhouse, barn, blacksmith shop, general store and church. They had the opportunity to make candles by dipping string in melted paraffin wax and cold water, ride a wagon pulled by two beautiful and powerful horses and watch as the blacksmith made a hook which we now have hung in our classroom. And praise God for the glorious weather!

This coming week we’re going to begin regular lessons, save for spelling which will likely start the following week. We’ll be learning about writing good sentences, telling time, naming large numbers and how to make our speech honouring to the LORD, among other things.

Stay tuned for picture of the field trip!

“Because He lives!”

Miss Robbins

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