September 14

Leave Your Mark

The Dot by Peter Reynolds is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”.

The Dot  is a story of of creativity, courage and collaboration.
How will you leave your “mark” this year?
When you leave this classroom, what would you want your teacher to say about you?

Be inspired:

September 9


“The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket-science, anybody can learn the basics,” said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of “In one week last year, 15 million students tried an Hour of Code. Now we’re aiming for 100 million worldwide to prove that the demand for relevant 21st century computer science education crosses all borders and knows no boundaries.”

HOUR of CODE – Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code. You can find all activities here or try one below.


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September 5


September’s Superpower is courage!

  • Courage is strength in the face of pain or grief; the quality of being brave; valor; heroism.
  • Courage means sacrificing your needs for the needs of another.
  • Courage means taking a risk and facing your fears.
  • It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake.
  • It takes courage to stand up for someone who is being teased.

Maira Kalman’s Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey inspires all of us to be heroic, no matter our size or age and is our book of the month. Visit and read additional news article.

September 11 is Patriot Day. Patriot Day is to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. September 11th reminds us of all those who displayed great acts of courage that day. We must remember that ordinary citizens have the power to be extraordinary.

  • Decorate a medal in honor of a fallen hero. Find a name here.
  • How will you show courage this year? Post your comment below.

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September 2

Welcome To Third Grade!! Whoo Whoo!!

Welcome to our class blog! We will be communicating with one another, and using our blog to let parents get an inside look to what goes on in Room 309! I am very excited to be starting this third year at Cottage Lane. Everyone is really friendly and cool! I think it’s going to be a great year!! Tell me what you are excited about, nervous about, anything at all regarding this new school year.

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