3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade with Mrs. Waller

May News!


I can’t believe how fast this year has gone.  May and June are going to fly by!!!!  We have two half days this month, the spring concert, plant sale, and the May Crowning to attend.


We will be stepping out of our readers in ELA for a little while to read Magic Tree House Dragon of the Red Dawn.  We will be working on a lot of ELA/reading skills with this book and bring in Social Studies as well.  The book will be coming home occasionally for homework.  Please make sure it is returned to school EVERY DAY!!!  I DO NOT HAVE ANY EXTRAS. In math we will continue with fractions and start putting them in order from greatest to least and least to greatest.  The fraction strips the children made will help them with this.


I am planning on doing a little craft project this week with the kids and could use some light colored acrylic paint, white acrylic paint and any ribbon if anyone has some they would like to donate.  We could also use some white lunch bags and tissue paper to wrap our craft in once we are done. 


 The weather is finally getting nice!! (if it ever stops raining)  We will be going out on days that the weather permits so please send in sweatshirts. If it gets warm enough to go out without them I will allow the children to take them off for recess. 


  Just a few housekeeping items:

Some supplies are starting to dwindle in the classroom.  If you son or daughter is out of colored pens, crayons, markers, etc. this month would be a great time to send in some new ones.
If your son or daughter are absent from school an absent note MUST be sent in upon returning to school to excuse the absence.
No nail polish may be worn and all shirts must be tucked in. ( I know this is hard for the little ones)





May Events

May 5th- 11:30 dismissal

May 12th- Plant sale- please send money in an envelope labeled


May 16th- Bake Sale

May 18th- Spring concert-


               7:45 – Concert

(I will send home what the children should wear once I hear that information from Mr. McKeon)

May 24th- Mass and May crowning- 1:15


May 26th- Half Day

May- 29th- No School- Memorial Day



You can help at home by:

Taking a trip to your local library and find books that spark your child’s interest in reading and writing!
Encourage your child to use reading strategies such as prediction, visualizing, and making connections to their own experience to help him or her with their reading.


You can help at home by:

Practicing adding and subtracting at home without using fingers
Practice skip counting by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (Ex: 4,8,12,16) To help prepare for multiplication. We have started!!!!
If you have a computer , play some math games. ( I like the site www.abcya.com) 
Our Class Schedule

Monday- Gym
Tuesday- Art
Wednesday-Gym and Spanish
Thursday- Music
Friday- Technology 

We will be attending Mass together as a class every Monday morning.

Important Information:
I can be reached by email at dwaller@olqany.org or by sending a note in with your child.
No food containing peanuts or tree nuts are permitted in the classroom.
NO TOYS are permitted in the classroom. Please have your son or daughter leave toys at home.  
Please send in an extra water bottle with your son or daughter on gym days or when the weather is very warm.