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3rd & 4th Grade - November 2022

In 3rd and 4th grade we are THANKFUL! Our wonderful 3rd and 4th grade students are thankful for all of their learning. In math, 4th graders are tackling the brain-bending task of long division. 3rd graders are learning how to find the area of rectangles. Other highlights in our learning include reading maps and understanding lines of latitude and longitude, studying parts of speech (and creating animals out of verbs, nouns, and adjectives – these can be seen in the hallway by Mrs. Holbrook’s desk), and learning about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in religion class with Pastor Stanfest. We are thankful for Pastor Stanfest and his devotion to our class.

Students and teachers managed their disappointment well when our field trip to Des Moines was canceled due to our first snowfall of the year. Even though we didn’t get to go, we were thankful that we could redeem the day and time by engaging in some fun learning activities that time constraints usually prohibit.

We are thankful for our time with our kindergarten buddies! Besides building relationships with our little buddies, we read stories together, spent math time together, and even had a special lunch together. Thank you, Mrs. Van Dyke, for buddying with our class this year!

Parent/Teacher conferences were a blessing to be able to celebrate successes and tweak practices in class and at home to help our students get the most out of their education. I am so thankful for our PTL. What a blessing it was to have PTL volunteers make us some amazing dinners during our long nights at school that week! We have some generous parents and fantastic cooks!

3rd and 4th graders are thankful to God for all that He provides to us in abundance! We recognize that we have so much that we are able to give to others. Our class was the first to reach the goal of 150 cans for the food drive!

We had TWO…count them…TWO…Students of the Month!! The school's focus was on self-control. Lexi Dunker and Meredith Hall were recognized for their excellence in modeling self-control in the classroom, around the schools, and at recess. Great job, ladies. We are thankful for your excellent citizenship and leadership!

Thank you to everyone who makes our learning at TLS possible!

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