August 2021Dear Third Graders-
Welcome! My name is Mrs. DeGrazia and I am excited to be your teacher this year at Heathcote. I am looking forward to a great year in third grade with you!
I can’t wait to hear about your summer! I spent the summer with my husband and our 3 children; Capri (15), Joseph (14), and Jessica (10). We enjoyed swimming, biking, and exploring new adventures. We visited Bethany Beach, Delaware and enjoyed a week vacation in Aruba. My family and I especially enjoyed our time reading lots of wonderful new books. I can't wait to hear about your summer experiences and the books that you have read.
Most of all, I am looking forward to meeting and learning more about YOU. We will have an eventful and enriching year together! You will love being part of our third grade classroom activities.
For the first day of school please bring in “something special” from this past summer. It can be a photograph, postcard or brochure of a place you have visited; ribbon or certificate of something you have achieved or did for the first time; or even a ticket stub from a museum or amusement park. Any of these artifacts will help you during our Writer's Workshop activities. Also, please bring in a photograph of yourself. If possible, I would recommend bringing in a copy (not the original) of the photograph. We will be using this photograph for our class bulletin board throughout the year. Lastly, please come to the first day of school with your school supplies (supply list is on the "HOME" page on our Google Site). We will spend some time organizing them in class.
Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation. I can't wait to meet you on September 1st!Sincerely,Mrs. DeGrazia