3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade with Mrs. Waller

Happy May!!! I can’t believe we have 30 something more days of school left.  The weather is finally starting to get nice so hopefully we will be outside at recess more.  We are stepping out of the reading textbook for a short time to work on a chapter book, Dragon of the Red Dawn. We will really focus on comprehension and looking back to find the answers and providing and citing evidence to answer those questions.  The children should be able to look back and support their answer with evidence from what they read. Please practice this at home. We will connect this book to a Social Studies unit on cultures   We will still have spelling and vocabulary words and spelling and vocabulary tests. In math we are continuing fractions fractions.  ALL MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION FACTS SHOULD BE MEMORIZED!

Please remind your son or daughter about appropriate behavior in the classroom, recess time, and at Mass.  Sometimes it can be hard for them to remember. Especially now that the weather is getting nicer out.  Unfortunately we will have to loose some recess time if we can not behave in the classroom and complete the work for the day. L

 We can use some more glue sticks, children scissors, and dry erase makers in the classroom. If anyone has any extra they would like to donate

We are creating a Mother’s Day gift and need some XL lunch bags to use as gift bags and tissue paper.  We will be using sharpie markers and I still have some that are good from our last project but any extra you have would help.




We will have snack everyday in class.  Please send in a healthy peanut/tree but free snack and extra drink for your son or daughter to enjoy. 

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Classroom wishlist: ( These are some items we can always use in the classroom if you have any extra that you can donate throughout the year)  
                                 Thank you!!!!

  Just a few housekeeping items:

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 4th- 11:30 dismissal- No Mass

May 10th- Ascension Thursday -11:30 dismissal 10:30 Mass

May 11th- May Crowning 1:30

May 13th- Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

May 17th- Spring Concert

May 22nd- Bake Sale

May 28th- 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) 

Class Schedule:

Monday- Gym and library

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Gym and Spanish

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music

We will be attending Mass together as a class every: TBD

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.