3rd Grade

Mary Kay Gunn (ELAR/SS)

Emily Winward (Math/Sci)

Tracy Haffelder (ELAR/SS)

Maria Gonzales (Math/Sci)

Melissa Finley (ELAR/SS)

Nicole McConnell (Math/Sci)


Dear 3rd Grade Parents and Families,

Wow, what a GREAT start to the year! Thank you all so much for entrusting your children to us this year.  We will cover a lot of material and have a lot of fun along the way.  We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful group of children this year.  Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of any successful school year.  

There are some very important things you can do to help your children succeed. Engage in meaningful conversations with your child every day. Take time to really listen to what they have to say. Read to, and listen to your child read. Ask questions, make predictions, and make life to text connections as you read. Practice those multiplication facts daily. Help your child develop a sense of working and solving problems independently. Talk about ways and start practicing getting and staying organized. Encourage your child to write in cursive often! Writing stories, letters, journal entries, etc. are great ways to get thoughts organized and put onto paper. These little things will lead to big successes this year.

Thank you again for the opportunity to teach your children this year.

                                                                 The Third Grade Team

Here are some great websites for your children to enjoy!


This is a great interactive site which will give you exciting story starters to write about over the summer! Spin the wheel and see what you get!


Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is sponsored by Sylvan Learning, Inc.