August 2018Dear 3-B Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to a new school year filled with many opportunities for growth and exploration. Together, we will enjoy a productive year with many fun-filled experiences. There are several stimulating activities to look forward to during third grade. Some of the science content we will be covering will be units on energy, electricity, astronomy, plants, and water. In addition, students will become familiar with the engineering design process, as well as with the properties of magnetism. We will be studying units on family history, Native Americans, New York City, and Japan as part of the social studies curriculum. We will also learn to use geography skills as we interpret maps. We will have trips and school presentations that will enhance learning experiences in all of the subject areas. Class 3-B will also be learning how to write in cursive. In third grade, each student will continue to become an avid reader and will enjoy going through the writing process to craft many genres of published work. In math, students will focus on learning multiplication and division skills and will continue to become strong problem solvers as we continue our work with the Primary Mathematics program.
I would like to tell you a little about myself. This will be my fourteenth year teaching at Quaker Ridge. I taught fifth grade here for four years, as well as fourth grade for four years. I am thrilled to be beginning my sixth year as a third grade teacher. My husband, Charlie, and I have had a busy and enjoyable summer with our three sons. Little Charlie is seven years old, his little brother, John, is five years old, and their baby brother, Alex, is three years old. We’ll be squeezing in one last trip to the beach, one of our favorite places, before the summer ends.
I look forward to meeting all of you in the near future and I am eager to learn all about each student in our class. I hope your last days of summer are thoroughly enjoyable and invigorating. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year with all of you.Warm regards,Lorraine Badurski