3B Weekly Note

Dear 3B Families,

Today is my last day with 3B as a student teacher, and I wanted to write a letter of thanks. I can honestly say that this group of kids has made my teaching experience so wonderful, and each and every one of them is special to me. Thank you for letting me be a part of your child’s life as I learn how to be a teacher. Diane and Anna have warmly welcomed me into the TPS community, and their excellent teaching has been inspiring and motivational to me. 

I am so sad to leave Diane, Anna, and my 3B kiddos, but it is with a full heart that I say I love each and every one of them, and I truly believe they have bright academic futures ahead. 

This week 3B students continued practicing multiplication. They worked on cursive and began their study of water in science. Students also practiced geography and had a guest speaker come in from the Philadelphia Historical Society. Our guest speaker taught them about what the map of Philadelphia looked like many years ago and how it changed over several hundred years. 

Ask your child about:

  • the water exploration on surface tension;
  • different ways you can figure out a multiplication problem (ex. 4 x 6);
  • the weavings they are doing in art;
  • what is happening in Spanish;
  • their guided reading book and how it ended; 
  • the Dartmouth Rockapellas and what they performed Friday afternoon.


As you know, we sent home an assignment for your children to do over break. This project will help us begin to explore the topics of immigration and building a more fair U.S.A. Please help your child figure out who they will interview and remind them to fill in the sheet with all of their answers. We look forward to hearing about everyone’s story when we return from break. If you have any questions, please e-mail us.

As the Winter Break draws near, we hope you have a fun, safe, and restful holiday! 


Tess (for the 3B Team, Anna and Diane)