Welcome to the wonderful world of third grade! I am looking forward to working with you and your child as we all continue on our lifelong journey of learning.
Third grade is such a significant year for our little eight and nine year olds. Although the children will face the challenges of IRead-3 and ISTEP for the first time, the day to day demands of moving from primary to upper elementary will be quite overwhelming at times. However, their growth during this year is quite a feat. Academically, they will expand their problem-solving skills, strengthen their thinking in their reading and writing, and challenge their minds to relate science and social studies concepts to the real world. Socially, they will blossom into more responsible, respectful little people from the teachings of the life skills and lifelong guidelines. Lastly, their once dangling feet will sit flatter on the floor as they sit in their chair at the end of the year. There is not a better place than third grade!
I am confident this will be a positive and successful year for all of us. Thank you.