Andrea Shaffer
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Welcome to 3rd Grade Gym!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dear Parents,

As you know, third grade is the first year of formal gym lessons in our gymnasium. Your child will have two 45-minute lessons/week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please be conscious that on these days your child should come to school dressed appropriately for active participation in gym class: stretchy breathable clothing, athletic shoes, hair tied back and minimal jewelry.

In the event that your child is injured, please provide me with as much information as possible so that I can safely and responsibly make accomodations. A doctor's note is always helpful, if you have seen one. If an injury persists past two gym classes, a doctor's visit is recommended so that we can more accurately assess the nature of ailment.

Third grade gym approaches games imaginatively and uses game scenarios to introduce and practice basic movement skills: running, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing, hitting, tumbling, kicking, etc. Students are expected to listen, cooperate, and begin to consider game strategy and safety.

I certainly hope that most of you can arrange to speak with me during Fall or Spring parent-teacher conferences, so that we can introduce ourselves and discuss the class and your child.

Andrea Shaffer

Welcome to the Chicago Waldorf School classrooms!
This welcome page introduces you to the typical curriculum for a Waldorf class in this grade. Each teacher customizes their class curriculum and will use this area of the website as a communications and resource bulletin to share the details about the main class and special subjects. This message board is a resource for the teacher to post information and impressions about the progress of the class and the students' activities. Ranging from a broad analysis of the learning goals of the year, to reflections on classroom developments, to the specifics of a deadline for a homework assignment, you will find information about the activities of this class in these periodically updated posts