Thursday, June 16, 2016

That's a Wrap!

As of 12pm today, my amazing, smart, hilarious, creative, inquisitive, hard working third graders are 4th graders.

Another year is through and what a year it was.
My 4th year in third grade, I really feel like I came into my own this year. I had it down, I knew what I wanted to accomplish and had the experience and tricks up my sleeve to make it one amazing year.

And my group this year? 39 of the funniest kiddos I have ever taught. We laughed, we learned, but we mainly learned while laughing.
We accomplished so much this year. I had a class who voraciously devoured anything I gave them. We had seriously deep discussions, we read numerous books, we covered so much more than ever before - all because of their drive and desire to learn and grow.
Third grade is a pivotal year.
They grow from learning to read to reading to learn.
From place value and addition and subtraction to multiplying and reducing fractions.
Simple sentences to complex opinion and informational essays.
They learned how to take notes and write research papers.
Over the past two weeks I watched 39, 8 and 9 years olds presenting their homemade power points with confidence and ease. I got a bit emotional knowing their time with me was up. They are more than ready to tackle 4th grade, they did me proud this year!

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15 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Yay! Enjoy your summer!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Having a 3rd grader - now 4th grader myself, I have appreciated all your posts this year! You are a great teacher!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Have a fantastic summer vacation!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Yay! Now for a great summer!

Deanna said... {Reply}

A year to be proud of. I imagine your students are better because of you!!

jMo said... {Reply}

They were very lucky to have you. I still remember my 3rd and 4th grade teachers and things we learned and read back then had an influence throughout my life. It looks like they had a blast. Happy summer.

Chere Mama said... {Reply}

I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about your classroom and your kids this year. I always looked forward to what they would say and do. Third graders are the best!! And Third grade teachers are blessings to the world.

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

your students are so lucky to have you - you make everyday fun. I hope you have a beautiful summer.

abrianna said... {Reply}

Glad you had a good year. Wonderful tribute to your students too. Let's hope you are not moved to another grade next year.

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

Congratulations on a wonderful year! My step-son is moving onto Fourth grade next year as well! It's hard to believe how fast they grow.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

They're so lucky to have you. That's a big class! Wow!! I'm so impressed with all you accomplish every year. Enjoy your summer!!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

It looks like it has been a great year Tamar!! Have a great Summer :)

Ida said... {Reply}

What a fun year you had with your kids. I can't believe how many are in your classroom. Here they can't have more than 29-30 kids per teacher. It sounds like you made learning a great experience for your students. Have a wonderful summer.

rebecca haegele said... {Reply}

What a rewarding profession.

Kim said... {Reply}

So true about 3rd grade and that's why I loved teaching it, too! It's been so fun following your journey over the years and i get a huge kick out of the things they say. Can't wait for next year...but first enjoy your summer! Happy for your good news today, as well. Phew!